Givi Nodia

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Givi Nodia
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Personal information
Full nameGivi Georgiyevich Nodia
Date of birth(1948-01-02)2 January 1948
Place of birth Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Date of death 7 April 2005(2005-04-07) (aged 57)
Place of death Tbilisi, Georgia
Playing position Striker
Youth career
FC Torpedo Kutaisi
Senior career*
1965–1966 FC Torpedo Kutaisi 36 (9)
1967–1975 FC Dinamo Tbilisi 210 (75)
1976–1978 FC Lokomotiv Moscow 68 (9)
National team
1967–1973 USSR 21 (5)
Teams managed
1980–1981 FC Dinamo Tbilisi (assistant)
1982 FC Torpedo Kutaisi
1983 FC Dinamo Tbilisi (assistant)
1984–1986 FC Torpedo Kutaisi
1987 FC Dinamo Tbilisi (assistant)
1988–1992 Gorda Rustavi
1993 FC Dinamo Tbilisi (assistant)
1993–1994 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
1995–2000 FC Lokomotiv St. Petersburg
2001 FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi
2001–2003 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Givi Georgiyevich Nodia (Georgian :გივი ნოდია; Russian : Гиви Георгиевич Нодия; 2 January 1948 – 7 April 2005) was a Soviet Georgian association football player.



International career

Nodia made his debut for USSR on 29 November 1967 in a friendly against the Netherlands. He was selected for the UEFA Euro 1968 squad, but did not play in any games at the tournament. He played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, making history as the first player in World Cup history to receive a yellow card. [1] He also played at UEFA Euro 1972, where USSR were the runners-up.

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