FC Dinamo Tbilisi

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Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Dinamo Tbilisi
Nickname(s)Blue-White
Founded1 September 1925;96 years ago (1925-09-01)
Ground Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena [1]
Tbilisi, Georgia
Capacity54,549
President Roman Pipia
Manager Kakhaber Tskhadadze
League Erovnuli Liga
2020 1st, champions
Website Club website

FC Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgian :დინამო თბილისი, pronounced  [dinɑmɔ tʰbilisi] ) is a Georgian professional football club based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top flight of Georgian football.

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Dinamo Tbilisi was one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet football and a major contender in the Soviet Top League almost immediately after it was established in 1936. The club was then part of one of the leading sport societies in the Soviet Union, the All-Union Dynamo sports society which had several other divisions besides football and was sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its main claim to European fame was winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2–1 in the final in Düsseldorf. It remains the only club based in Georgia to have ever lifted a trophy in European competition. Throughout its history, FC Dinamo Tbilisi produced many famous Soviet players: Boris Paichadze, Avtandil Gogoberidze, Shota Iamanidze, Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Manuchar Machaidze, David Kipiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Aleksandre Chivadze, Vitaly Daraselia, Ramaz Shengelia, and Tengiz Sulakvelidze. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, it would later produce some of the finest Georgian players such as Temur Ketsbaia, Shota Arveladze, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Kaladze, and Levan Kobiashvili.

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League (along with Dynamo Kyiv and Dynamo Moscow) that were never relegated. Their most famous coach was Nodar Akhalkatsi, who led the team to the Soviet title in 1978, two Soviet Cups (1976 and 1979), and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1981. He was also one of three co-coaches of the Soviet Union national football team during the FIFA World Cup in 1982. FC Dinamo Tbilisi are also 16–time Georgian league champions and 13–time Georgian Cup holders (the current records).

History

The beginning: 1920s

The history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began in autumn 1925 when the Dinamo sports society set out to form a football club, at a time when football was gradually becoming one of the most greatest and popular sports in the world.

In 1927, FC Dinamo Tbilisi established a Junior club, "Norchi Dinamoeli" (young Dinamo). The Juniors club provided the senior with many young skillful players, including the first goalkeeper who played for Dinamo in the USSR championship, the first captain Shota Savgulidze, defender Mikhail Minaev, forward Vladimer Berdzenishvili and other famous players.

In the early years in Georgia no official championship existed, so the teams played friendly games against each other. The first match was played with Azerbaijan team Dinamo Baku on 26 January 1926, with the more experienced Azerbaijan squad winning 1–0. The Dinamo team starred: D. Tsomaia, A. Pochkhua, M. Blackman, I. Foidorov, N. Anakin, A. Gonel, A. Pivovarov, O. Goldobin, A. Galperin, S. Maslenikov, and V. Tsomaia.

Three days later, Dinamo played another Azerbaijan team, "Progress" and easily beat them 3–0.

Despite their success in the middle years of the 1930s, the Football Federation of the Soviet Union placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the first league instead of the Top League. Dinamo continued to show good form against the top teams, winning 9–5 in Tbilisi against probably the best team in the USSR championship, Dynamo Moscow. They later beat Dinamo Leningrad 3–2, winning 5 matches out of 6 plus a draw against Stalinec Moscow. This was enough for Dinamo to qualify for the top League.

World War II: 1930s and 1940s

The second championship started in autumn 1936. Altogether Dinamo played 1424 matches in the Soviet Union Championship. The first match was against Dynamo Kyiv, finishing 2–2, with goals by Nikolas Somov and Boris Paichadze. The team sheet was: A. Dorokhov, S. Shavgulidze (E. Nikolaishvili), B. Berdzenishvili, N. Anakin, V. Jorbenadze, G. Gagua, I. Panin, M. Berdzenishvili, B. Paichadze, M. Aslamazov and N. Somov.

The first victory in the USSR championship was in the match against Spartak Moscow on 25 September with Mikheil Berdzenishvili scoring the winning goal. Dinamo finished the season in 3rd place. They challenged for the title, but this faded after the 2–3 loss against Krasnaia Zaria Leningrad. Dinamo also played an unforgettable match in Moscow against Spartak Moscow in the Soviet Cup quarter-final, when Dinamo beat them 6–3. They reached the first edition of Soviet Cup final, but lost 0–2 to Lokomotiv Moscow. Their first international match was against the Spanish team Baskonia in 1937, which Dinamo lost 0–2.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Dinamo was one of the top Soviet football teams, even though they did not win a title. They were often referred to as the "crownless champions" with the team including: S. Shavgulidze, A. Dorokhov, S. Shudra, B. Frolov, M. Berdzenishvili, A. Kiknadze, V. Panjukov, V. Berezhnoi, G. Gagua, V. Jorbenadze, and G. Jejelava.

1950s

In the 1950s, the team was led by Avtandil Gogoberidze who spent 14 years with Dinamo. He still holds the record for games played and goals scored for Dinamo, with 341 matches and 127 goals. In the same period, the following players starred for Dinamo: G. Antadze, Vladimer Marghania, N. Dziapshipa, M. Minaev, A. Zazroev, V. Eloshvili, and Avtandil Chkuaseli.

A prominent place in Dinamo history belongs to Andro Jordania, a coach who is considered as one most important figures in the club's history. His period in charge was seen as "the Renaissance" of Dinamo's traditions, which laid the ground for the major successes connected with his name. The club's Digomi practice ground is named after him.

First Soviet successes: 1960s

The first major success came in the 1964 Soviet Top League when Dinamo won the Soviet Top League, with the team unbeaten in the last 15 matches. At the end, Dinamo was tied with Torpedo Moscow so the teams played an additional match in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which Dinamo won 4–1. Georgian supporters celebrated the victory by naming their team "Golden Guys".

A popular French magazine, France Football , wrote: "Dinamo has great players. Their technique, skills and playing intellect enables us to name them the best Eastern representatives of 'South American Football Traditions', if Dinamo were able to participate in the UEFA European Cup, we are certain, they would bring the hegemony of Spanish-Italian teams to an end." However, no Soviet team appeared in the European Cup at that time.

The line-up of the winning team in 1964 was: Sergo Kotrikadze, Giorgi Sichinava, Guram Petriashvili, Jemal Zeinklishvili, Guram Tskhovrebov, Vladimer Rekhviashvili, Shota Iamanidze, Slava Metreveli, Vladimer Barkaia, Mikheil Meskhi, Ilia Datunashvili, and Alexander Apshiev. Coach: Gavriil Kachalin.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the quality of the Dinamo team was further enhanced by several skillful players: Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Kakhi Asatiani, Gocha Gavasheli, Guram Petriashvili, Piruz Kanteladze and the Nodia brothers.

European years: 1970s

Dinamo's first appearance in Europe was in 1972 against Dutch team Twente in the UEFA Cup. Dinamo won the game 3–2, [2] with two goals scored by Givi Nodia and one by David Kipiani. The following players appeared on the field in this historic match: David Gogia, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Vakhtang Chelidze, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Shota Khinchagashvili, Guram Petriashvili, Manuchar Machaidze, Kakhi Asatiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Levan Nodia, Givi Nodia, and David Kipiani. In the second match Twente won the game 2–0 and progressed to the next round.

In 1973 Dinamo won their first International tournament. After beating Atlético Madrid and Benfica, the club won the Columbus's Caravela Trophy. [3]

In 1976 Nodar Akhalkatsi was appointed as Dinamo's head coach. It was under his leadership that Dinamo achieved greatest success. The club was referred to as the "Great Team" between 1976 and 1982, characterised by a mobile, fast and technical style of play. [4]

In this period Dinamo won the Soviet Cup for the first time in their history, convincingly defeating Armenian side Ararat Yerevan 3–0 in the final, with goals scored by David Kipiani, Piruz Kanteladze and Revaz Chelebadze. In 1978 the club won the Soviet Top League for a second time. Next year Dinamo won the Soviet Cup again by defeating Russian side Dynamo Moscow in the final. In 1979 the club played its first match in the UEFA European Cup tournament. In the first round Dinamo knocked out English side Liverpool, at the time one of the strongest teams in European football. After losing the first match at Anfield 1–2, [5] Dinamo comfortably beat the opponent 3–0 [6] in Tbilisi and advanced to the next round, where they were eliminated by German champions Hamburg. In the 1970s Dinamo also eliminated famous Italian sides Inter Milan and Napoli in European competitions.

Last Soviet days: 1980s

The highlight of Dinamo's history was winning the 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup, including knocking out clubs like West Ham United (4–1, 0–1) and Feyenoord Rotterdam (3–0, 0–2), and beating East German side Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 in the final on 13 May 1981. Vitaly Daraselia and Vladimir Gutsaev scored goals in the final.

Dinamo Tbilisi, winner of 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup, on a Georgian stamp, 2002 Stamps of Georgia, 2002-17.jpg
Dinamo Tbilisi, winner of 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup, on a Georgian stamp, 2002

Helmut Schön, 1974 FIFA World Cup winning coach said: "It is to be said directly, Dinamo deserved the victory. This team has top quality performers."

Next year in 1982 as reigning champions Dinamo advanced to the semi-finals in the Cup Winners' Cup tournament, where they were eliminated by Belgian side Standard Liège. In the 1980s numerous skillful players appeared on the team, but for various reasons they were not able to do their best: Grigol Tsaava, Mikheil Meskhi (Junior), Otar Korghalidze, Gia Guruli, Mamuka Pantsulaia, Merab Jordania, Levan Baratashvili and many other talented players.

From 1983 a crisis began. It was hard for the club to qualify from the first rounds of the Soviet Cup. They also performed poorly in the championship. From 1983 to 1989 the team appeared only once in the UEFA tournaments.

Dinamo Tbilisi played its last game in the Soviet Top League on 27 October 1989 against Dynamo Kyiv. Dinamo played its first and last official matches in the Soviet championship with Dynamo Kyiv, with both matches ending 2–2.

1990s

In 1990 the Georgian Football Federation refused to participate in the Soviet Union championship. That meant that no Georgian football clubs would appear in Soviet tournaments. From that moment the more recent history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began.

During this time, as a means of distancing from the Soviet past, the club was renamed Iberia Tbilisi. This move was largely opposed by the supporters and by 1992 the club reverted to its initial name.

The club played its first match in the Georgian National championship against Kolkheti Poti on 30 March 1990. Dinamo lost the historic match, 0–1. Ultimately the club recovered from this setback and won the first Georgian National championship. The club also won the next 9 championships.

In 1992 came Dinamo's first double: the team won the league and the Georgian Cup, beating Tskhumi Sokhumi in the final. In 1993 Dinamo played its first international official match representing independent Georgia. Dinamo won the home match against Linfield 2–1, with goals from Shota Arveladze and Gela Inalishvili. The second leg in Belfast ended 1–1. However the club was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.

Despite continued success in national cups and championships, the club had no success in European club tournaments.

In 1996 Dinamo passed 3 rounds in the UEFA Cup. They beat CS Grevenmacher 4–0, 2–2, Molde FK 2–1, 0–0 and Torpedo Moscow 1–0, 1–1. In the next round the club was unable to overcome Portuguese side Boavista and left the tournament.

Dinamo came very close to advancing in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stages, but were eliminated by Athletic Bilbao on the away goals rule, 2–1, 0–1. The migration of key players to European clubs caused negative results. It became harder and harder for the club to win the Georgian Championship or Georgian Cup.

2000s

In the early 2000s, famous Georgian businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili purchased FC Dinamo Tbilisi. In 2003 the club won the Georgian Championship and Georgian Cup.

In 2004 Dinamo, under the leadership of Croatian coach Ivo Šušak, won the CIS Cup in Moscow, beating Latvian side Skonto 3–1 in the final. In the same year, Dinamo successfully made it through the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds, after defeating BATE Borisov (1–0, 3–2), Slavia Prague (2–0, 1–3) and Wisła Kraków (2–1, 3–4) and qualified for the group stage, where their opponents were Newcastle United, Sporting CP, Sochaux and Panionios. Dinamo lost all four games and finished bottom in the group.

In the following season Dinamo were again Georgian champions and they won the Georgian championship again in 2008, when the head coach of Dinamo was Czech Dušan Uhrin.

In 2009 the club beat Olimpi Rustavi and won the Georgian Cup.

2010s

In January 2011, FC Dinamo Tbilisi was purchased by Georgian businessman Roman Pipia. That year, the club successfully played in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, but they were not able to overcome AEK Athens in the play-off round.

After a bad performance in the Georgian championship of 2011–12, Dinamo could not qualify for any UEFA competitions for the first time. The new owner immediately started the modernization of the club [7] starting with the reconstruction of the Digomi training ground. The Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena was reconstructed as well. The pitch surface was changed with a new specially adapted surface for the local climate. Renovated Youths Football Academy also began.

The club were beaten 5–0 [8] by Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League play-off round in the 1st leg and again 3–0 [9] the following week at White Hart Lane, thus crashing out 8–0 on aggregate.

After that in national competitions Dinamo won the double in the 2013, 2014 and 2016 seasons.

Stadium

Construction of the Dinamo stadium started in autumn 1929 although the project was soon suspended. The construction was renewed in 1933 (chief architect – Archil Kurdiani). Finally it finished on 12 October 1935 and envisaged 23 000 spectators. [10]

In 1960–1962 the stadium was reconstructed and the number of spectators increased to 36 000. After reconstruction the stadium was officially opened on 27 July 1962. Dinamo Tbilisi hosted FC Dynamo Leningrad in the Soviet championship and defeated it with minimal score 1–0.

The demand for a new and bigger stadium had increased due to the successful performance of Dinamo Tbilisi. This was the Communist time, when every problem had to be solved by the USSR supreme government body. The leader and the first secretary of Georgian Communist Party Eduard Shevardnadze was able to persuade official Moscow, that Georgia needed a bigger and better stadium for home matches. By the time the stadium was built, it had the third biggest capacity in the Soviet Union. It could fit 78,000 supporters and fulfill every standard and requirement of the Soviet Football Federation as well as the UEFA.

The first official match played after the stadium was built occurred on 29 September 1976. This was the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1/16 final match between Dinamo Tbilisi and Cardiff City. Dinamo won the opening game 3–0.

The next reconstruction of the stadium was held in 2006 (architects-Gia Kurdiani and Archil Kurdiani Junior) and the number of spectators was changed to 54,549. The stadium was opened with the European championship qualifying match. On 6 September 2006 the Georgian national team hosted the French national team and was defeated with the score 3–0. In 2012 the turf of Dinamo Arena was changed. Energy and irrigation systems were also fully rehabilitated. There was new lighting to satisfy demands for high standards. The VIP box was fully changed and fixed according to UEFA standards.

Even though the stadium's maximum capacity was 78,000, Georgian football fans can remember matches with more accommodation. For instance, in 1979 Dinamo was hosting one of the best British teams – Liverpool. The first match was played in England at Anfield, and Liverpool won 2–1. The attendance was 110,000 and their support played an important role in winning. Dinamo beat Liverpool 3–0 and qualified in the next round. In the Soviet Union Dinamo stadium kept the record with an average attendance of 45,000.

The record attendance was repeated in 1995 for Georgia vs Germany. The football clubs Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv often played their autumn international matches at this stadium.

Hundreds of Georgian, European and even South American stars played in Dinamo stadium. In 1985 the stadium hosted the qualifying stage of the Juniors World Cup. Cláudio Taffarel and Muller played for the Brazilian national team.

In 1995 the stadium was renamed Boris Paichadze National Stadium after a major Georgian international footballer. It is home to the Georgia national football team. Holding lit torches, 80,000 fans came in 1981 to congratulate the team on their European Cup Winners Cup triumph.

The stadium hosted the 2015 UEFA Super Cup match between Barcelona and Sevilla. Barcelona won 5–4 in extra time.

Football kits and sponsors

YearsFootball kitShirt sponsor
2001–20052K Borjomi
2005–2009 Jako Beko
2009–2011Saller VTB
2011–2012 Adidas PrivatBank
2012–2013 Nike PrivatBank
2013–2014Nike
2014–2020Adidas
2020– Puma betlive.com

Current squad

As of 23 September, 2021 [11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Andrés Prieto
3 DF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Aleksandre Kalandadze
5 DF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Davit Kobouri
6 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Bakar Kardava
7 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Jano Ananidze
8 MF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Milan Radin
9 FW Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Giorgi Gabedava
11 FW Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Davit Skhirtladze
12 DF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Levan Kharabadze
13 GK Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Omar Migineishvili
14 FW Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Davit Zurabiani
15 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Giorgi Papava (captain)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
16 DF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Giorgi Kimadze
18 MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Barnes Osei
19 DF Flag of Togo.svg  TOG Simon Gbegnon
21 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Giorgi Kutsia(vice-captain)
22 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Fabian Sporkslede
24 DF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Nodar Iashvili
25 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Tornike Morchiladze
27 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Anzor Mekvabishvili
28 FW Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Giorgi Omarashvili
32 FW Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Zoran Marušić
38 MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Nodar Kavtaradze
39 DF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Saba Khvadagiani

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Giorgi Mamardashvili (at Valencia CF)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Georgia.svg  GEO Tamaz Babunadze(at Bolnisi Sioni)

Honours

Dinamo Tbilisi is by far the most successful football club in Georgia, having won the championship 16 times and the cup 13 times. Dinamo also was one of the major football clubs in Soviet football that has never been relegated from the top league, and alongside Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv was the only club in Soviet era to win European competition. [12]

Domestic

Georgian

Erovnuli Liga

Georgian Cup

Georgian Super Cup

  • Winners (8): 1996, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2021 (record)

Soviet

Soviet Top League

Soviet Cup

European

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Other international competitions

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (level 1)

Individual player awards

Soviet Footballer of the Year

Georgian Footballer of the Year

European Championship winners

Three players have won the 1960 European Championship whilst at Dinamo Tbilisi:

Olympic gold medalists

One player has won the Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medal whilst in Dinamo Tbilisi:

Managerial history

All managers of FC Dinamo Tbilisi: [13]

NameDates
Flag of the Soviet Union (1924-1936).svg Grigol Pachulia 1935–1936
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Jules Limbeck 1936–1937
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Aleksey Sokolov 1937–1939
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Mikhail Butusov 1939–1940
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Mikhail Minaev 1940
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Pyotr Filippov 1940
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Asir Galperin 1942–1945
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Aleksey Sokolov 1943–1944
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Andro Jordania 1945–1947
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Mikheil Berdzenishvili 1948
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Mikhail Minaev 1949
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Aleksey Sokolov 1949–1950
Flag of Georgia.svg Mikhail Yakushin 1950–1953
Flag of Georgia.svg Boris Paichadze 1953–1954
Flag of Georgia.svg Grigol Gagua 1954
Flag of Georgia.svg Andro Jordania 1955
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Gaioz Jejelava 1956–1957
Flag of Georgia.svg Vasily Sokolov 1958
Flag of Georgia.svg Andro Jordania 1959–1961
Flag of Georgia.svg Avtandil Gogoberidze 1961
Flag of Georgia.svg Nestor Chkhatarashvili 1962
Flag of Georgia.svg Mikhail Yakushin 1962–1964
Flag of Georgia.svg Gavriil Kachalin 1964–1965
Flag of Georgia.svg Aleksandre Kotrikadze 1966
Flag of Georgia.svg Viacheslav Soloviov 1967–1968
Flag of Georgia.svg Givi Chokheli 1969–1970
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Gavriil Kachalin 1971–1972
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexander Kotrikadze 1973
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Givi Chokheli 1974
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Mikhail Yakushin 1974–1975
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nodar Akhalkatsi 1976–1983
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg David Kipiani 1984–1985
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexander Kotrikadze 1985
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nodar Akhalkatsi 1985–1986
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Kakhi Asatiani 1987
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg German Zonin 1987–1988
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg / Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg David Kipiani 1988–1991
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Revaz Dzodzuashvili 1992
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Givi Nodia 1992–1994
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Temur Chkhaidze 1994
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Sergo Kutivadze 1994–1995
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Vaja Jvania 1995
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg David Kipiani 1995–1997
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Nodar Akobia 1998
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Murtaz Khurtsilava 1998–1999
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johan Boskamp 1999
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Otar Korghalidze 1999–2000
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Jemal Chimakadze 2000
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Revaz Arveladze 2000–2001
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Gocha Tkebuchava 2001
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Givi Nodia 2001
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Šušak 2002–2004
Flag of Georgia.svg Gia Geguchadze 2004–2005
Flag of Georgia.svg Khvicha Kasrashvili 2005
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Tskhadadze 2005–2006
Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Chernyshov 2006
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Kacharava 2006
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dušan Uhrin 2006–2008
Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Zobel 2008–2009
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Kacharava 2009–2010
Flag of Georgia.svg Tamaz Samkharadze 2010
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Kacharava 2011
Flag of Spain.svg Alex Garcia 2011–2012
Flag of Georgia.svg Giorgi Devdariani2012
Flag of Georgia.svg Nestor Mumladze 2012
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dušan Uhrin, Jr. 2012–2013
Flag of Georgia.svg Malkhaz Zhvania 2013–2014
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Bílek 2014
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Gogichaishvili 2014–2015
Flag of Georgia.svg Gia Geguchadze 2015–2016
Flag of Slovakia.svg Juraj Jarábek 2016
Flag of Ukraine.svg Vyacheslav Hroznyi 2016–2017
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Kacharava 2017–2018
Flag of Georgia.svg Zaur Svanadze 2018
Flag of Spain.svg Félix Vicente 2019
Flag of Georgia.svg Kakhaber Chkhetiani 2020
Flag of Spain.svg Xisco 2020

European campaigns

As of 29 July 2021

SeasonCompetitionRoundCountryOpponentHomeAway
1972–73 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg FC Twente 3–20–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1973–74 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg Slavia Sofia 4–10–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg OFK Beograd 3–05–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur 1–11–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1976–77 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City 3–00–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Hungary.svg MTK Budapest 1–40–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1977–78 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Italy.svg Inter Milan 0–01–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Denmark.svg KB 2–14–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 Flag of Switzerland.svg Grasshoppers 1–00–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1978–79 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Italy.svg Napoli 2–01–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC 1–00–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1979–80 European Cup R1 Flag of England.svg Liverpool 3–01–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburg 2–31–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1980–81 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Flag of Greece.svg Kastoria 2–00–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Ireland.svg Waterford 4–01–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
QF Flag of England.svg West Ham United 0–14–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
SF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord 3–00–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Final Flag of East Germany.svg FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1981–82 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Flag of Austria.svg Grazer AK 2–02–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of France.svg Bastia 3–11–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QF Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warsaw 1–01–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
SF Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Standard Liège 0–10–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1982–83 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Italy.svg Napoli 2–10–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1987–88 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg Lokomotiv Sofia 3–01–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Victoria București 0–02–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen 1–11–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1993–94 UEFA Champions League Preliminary round Ulster Banner.svg Linfield 2–1 [note 1] 1–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Flag of Romania.svg Universitatea Craiova 2–02–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Flag of Austria.svg FC Tirol Innsbruck 1–01–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1995–96 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Flag of Bulgaria.svg Botev Plovdiv 0–10–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Flag of Luxembourg.svg Grevenmacher 4–02–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR Flag of Norway.svg Molde 2–10–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Flag of Russia.svg Torpedo Moscow 1–11–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Portugal.svg Boavista 1–00–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1997– 98 UEFA Champions League QR1 Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders 5–13–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen 1–01–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Belarus.svg MPKC Mozyr 1–01–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Flag of Portugal.svg SC Braga 0–10–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1998–99 UEFA Champions League QR1 Flag of Albania.svg Vllaznia 3–0 [note 2] 1–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao 2–10–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1998–99 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willem II 0–30–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999–2000 UEFA Champions League QR2 Flag of Moldova.svg Zimbru Chișinău 2–10–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Standard Liège 2–21–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Belarus.svg BATE Borisov 2–10–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
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  1. Dinamo Tbilisi was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.
  2. Match finished 1–0 after normal time, but later awarded 3–0 by default.

European record

As of 22 July 2021

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals Against
UEFA Champions League 39144215258
UEFA Europa League 98441539133146
UEFA Europa Conference League 200227
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2111373017
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6222128
Total166712471229236

UEFA club rankings

As of 12 March 2020 [14]
RankTeamCoefficient
230 Flag of Belarus.svg Shakhtyor Soligorsk 4.750
231 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Sarajevo 4.750
232 Flag of Georgia.svg Dinamo Tbilisi4.750
233 Flag of Ireland.svg Cork City 4.750
234 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Fola Esch 4.750

Seasons

Key

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted

Soviet Union

Results of league and cup competitions by season
SeasonDivisionPWDLFAPtsPos Soviet Cup Super Cup Federation Cup UEFA
FIFA
NameGoals
League Top goalscorer [15]
1936 SFL 6510194171st Paichadze 6
1936 STL 7331149163rd Runners-up Berdzenishvili 6
1937 STL 167453024344th Runners-up Paichadze 8
1938 STL 2511955338316thSF Paichadze 14
1939 STL 2614576041332ndSF Paichadze 19
1940 STL 2415455630342ndn/a Jejelava
Berezhnoy
13
1941 STL 9531211113 [16] n/a Paichadze 7
No championship in 1942–1944
1944R16
1945 STL 229853722264thQF Antadze 9
1946 STL 2215344726333rd Runners-up Paichadze 15
1947 STL 2414555730333rdQF Jejelava
Gogoberidze
11
1948 STL 2613765435334thSF Jejelava 11
1949 STL 34151096245406thQF Zazroyev 19
1950 STL 3620797850473rdR16 Gogoberidze 25
1951 STL 2815675936362ndR32 Gogoberidze 16
1952 STL 135621912164thR16 Chkuaseli 7
1953 STL 2011543924272ndQF Gogoberidze 14
1954 STL 2495103847238thR32 Gogoberidze 10
1955 STL 2264122536169thQF Gogoberidze 9
1956 STL 2284104246208thn/a Chkuaseli 11
1957 STL 228592733217thQF Khasaia 7
1958 STL 2283113455199thR16 Iamanidze 11
1959 STL 2212374833273rdn/a Kaloev 16
1960 STL 105231812128th Runners-up Kaloev 20
1961 STL 30137105030337thR16 Kaloev 14
1962 STL 2210842920283rdR16 Kaloev 12
1963 STL 38171385642475thR32 Barkaia 15
1964 STL 32181044830461stR16 Datunashvili 13
1965 STL 32121283730366thSF Barkaia 9
1966 STL 36131494734407thR32 Datunashvili 20
1967 STL 36161375333453rdR16 Nodia 13
1968 STL 38161395329457thR16 Gavasheli 22
1969 STL 26121133417353rdR32 Nodia 10
1970 STL 32148104330364th Runners-up Nodia 17
1971 STL 3014883333363rdQF Nodia 7
1972 STL 30121174134353rdQF UEFA Cup – R1 Nodia 8
1973 STL 30135/2104233315thR16 UEFA Cup – R3 Nodia 11
1974 STL 3081482934309thSF Machaidze 7
1975 STL 30119103232318thSF Kipiani 12
1976 STL 157441810183rd Kipiani 6
1976156541612173rd Winners Cup Winners' Cup – R2 Kipiani
Chelebadze
Tsereteli
3
1977 STL 30131344326392ndR32 UEFA Cup – R3 Kipiani 14
1978 STL 3017854524421stQF UEFA Cup – R2 Shengelia 15
1979 STL 34191235427464th Winners European Cup – R2 Chelebadze 9
1980 STL 34167115132394th Runners-up Shengelia 17
1981 STL 34161086235423rdR16 Cup Winners' CupWinner Shengelia 23
1982 STL 3416995147414thSF Cup Winners' Cup – SF Shengelia 16
1983 STL 34991641482716thR32 UEFA Cup – R1 Shengelia 11
1984 STL 34148123641367thR16 Shengelia 9
1985 STL 341110133439328thR32 Chivadze 7
1986 STL 3012993636335thR16GS Chelebadze 10
1987 STL 30971431402513thR16QF UEFA Cup – R3 Shengelia 9
1988 STL 30951628372314thQFGS Guruli 9
1989 STL 306131127322511thSFGS Kacharava 9
1990 [17] R16 [18]

Georgia

Results of league and cup competitions by season
SeasonDivisionPWDLFAPtsPos Georgian Cup [19] Super Cup UEFA
FIFA
NameGoals
League Top goalscorer [20]
1990 UML 3424649123781stSF Guruli 23
1991 UML 191450459471stn/a [21] Kavelashvili 12
1991–92 UML 38276511541871stWinners Kacharava 26
1992–93 UML 3225259235771stWinners Arveladze 18
1993–94 UML 38311613045941stWinners Champions League – QR1 Kavelashvili
Iashvili
19
1994–95 UML 30253212533781stWinners UEFA Cup – R1 Iashvili 24
1995–96 UML 30254110916791stWinnersWinners UEFA Cup – QR1 Iashvili 26
1996–97 UML 30263110123811stWinnersWinners UEFA Cup – R2 Demetradze 26
1997–98 UML 3024428615711stRunners-upRunners-up Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R2 Khomeriki 23
1998–99 UML 3024519117771stR16Winners Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R1 Ashvetia 26
1999–00 UML 28161025716583rdSF Champions League – QR2 Ashvetia
Aleksidze
12
2000–01 UML 3218866529683rdQF Intertoto Cup – R1 Zirakishvili 21
2001–02 UML 3219675720633rdSF UEFA Cup – QR1 Bobokhidze 13
2002–03 UML 3224446715761stWinners UEFA Cup – R1 Daraselia Jr. 15
2003–04 UML 3219856418653rdWinners Champions League – QR1 Akhalaia 12
2004–05 UML 3623677327751stR16Winners UEFA Cup – GS Melkadze 27
2005–06 UML 3020466122643rdQF Champions League – QR2 Dvali 21
2006–07 UML 2620245719622ndQF Intertoto Cup – R2 Iashvili 27
2007–08 UML 2623126718701stSFWinners UEFA Cup – QR2 Khutsishvili 16
2008–09 UML 3019657021632ndWinnersRunners-up Champions League – QR2 Merebashvili
Spasojević
13
2009–10 UML 3622866219742ndRunners-up Europa League – QR3 Akieremy 11
2010–11 UML 3621965522722ndQF Europa League – QR3 Koshkadze
Khmaladze
8
2011–12 UML 36171186432624thR16 Europa League – Play-off Xisco 15
2012–13 UML 3224628823781stWinnersRunners-up Xisco 24
2013–14 UML 3221566723681stWinnersWinners Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Xisco 19
2014–15 UML 3017765628583rdWinnersWinners Champions League – QR2 Papunashvili 14
2015–16 UML 3025147429761stWinners Europa League – QR1 Kvilitaia 24
2016 UML 15762186234thSF Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Papunashvili 3
2017 ERL 3623677929752ndSF Mikeltadze 15
2018 ERL 3621697338692ndSF Europa League – QR1 Zivzivadze 22
2019 ERL 3623677031751stR16 Europa League – QR3 Kutalia 19

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  16. did not finish due to World War II
  17. Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation – federation of native country.
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  21. There was no 1991 season cup competition, due to changing the basis of the calendar from spring/autumn to autumn/spring.
Preceded by
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winner
1981
Runner up: FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Succeeded by