Tsiskaridze with Amkar Perm in 2011
|Full name||Zourab Tsiskaridze Jr.|
|Date of birth||8 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Georgian SSR|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2004||Inter de Limeira|
|2012–2014||Jönköpings Södra IF||31||(1)|
|2015||San Antonio Scorpions||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 April 2017
Tsiskaridze was born in the Georgian SSR prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. During early childhood, he moved to the United States, receiving citizenship and pursuing his career.
Tsiskaridze attended high school in McLean, Virginia, where he was a standout soccer player. He began his career 2004 in Brazil with the U-20 team with Limeira based club Associação Atlética Internacional and played then the first six months in 2005 with the U-20 side of Grêmio Recreativo Barueri. He earned himself a tryout with D.C. United before his senior year of high school, but was not offered a contract by the team, who advised him to play college soccer. Instead, Tsiskaridze left school to pursue a professional soccer career, travelling to Brazil and France, among other countries.
Tsiskaridze spent time with the Kansas City Wizards reserves in 2007, but when offered the minimum salary contract, he decided to pursue his dream of playing in Europe. He spent eighteen months with the reserve and first team of FC Sète, and in 2008 played seven games in the French third division Championnat National.
Tsiskaridze was signed by USL First Division side Miami FC in April 2009, after impressing Zinho and the coaching staff during an open tryout. Tsiskaridze had traveled all the way from France for the event. He played 18 games and scored one goal for Miami in his first season in the league. On 2 December 2009, he signed a one-year contract with Vancouver Whitecaps.
On 19 October 2010, the Vancouver Whitecaps released Tsiskaridze, along with five fellow players, citing their need to purge certain players in preparation for their upcoming promotion to Major League Soccer.
On 17 February 2011, he signed a new contract with Montreal Impact for the last season of the club in NASL, before the entry of the Impact in the MLS in 2012. After spending a season in the Russian Premier League he signed a short term contract with Swedish Superettan club Jönköpings Södra IF in the summer of 2012. At the end of the season he extended his contract for one more year.
|Vancouver Whitecaps||2010||USSF D2||26||0||1||1||0||0||4||0||0||-||-||-||31||0||1|
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