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|Full name||Vitaly Kukhinovich Daraselia|
|Date of birth||9 October 1957|
|Place of birth||Ochamchire, USSR|
|Date of death||13 December 1982(aged 25)|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1975–1982||FC Dinamo Tbilisi||192||(26)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born to a Georgian father and Abkhaz mother, Daraselia played for FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Soviet Union national team. Daraselia scored a winning goal for FC Dinamo Tbilisi in 1981, in the final game of UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, rushing into the penalty area past two defenders, just 3 minutes before the full-time whistle. He died in a car crash in 1982, the same year he played his only World Cup.
His son, Vitaly Daraselia Jr., is a talented soccer player too. In September 1978, when FC Dinamo Tbilisi was going to play against SSC Napoli in Italy, Vitaly's wife was expecting their second child. Before the game Daraselia told his teammates, that he would name his son after the one who would score the goal. Vitaly scored himself.
The stadium in Daraselia's home town of Ochamchire in Abkhazia bears his name. In December 2009, Daraselia's mother reported that the footballer's house-museum in Ochamchire was plundered and burned down.
- (in Russian) В Абхазии сожгли дом известного грузинского футболиста Виталия Дараселия. Rosbalt, 18 December 2009
- pictures of Vitali Daraselia
- Vitaly Daraselia at National-Football-Teams.com
- Vitaly Daraselia – FIFA competition record
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