2009–10 Umaglesi Liga

The 2009–10 Umaglesi Liga was the 21st season of top-tier football in Georgia. It began on August 1, 2009 and ended on May 20, 2010. FC Olimpi Rustavi won the championship.

Umaglesi Liga
Season2009–10
ChampionsOlimpi Rustavi
2nd Georgian title
RelegatedLokomotivi Tbilisi
Gagra
Champions LeagueOlimpi Rustavi
Europa LeagueDinamo Tbilisi
Zestafoni
WIT Georgia
Matches played180
Goals scored429 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerAnderson Aquino (26)
Biggest home winDinamo Tbilisi 5–0 Spartaki Tskhinvali
Olimpi Rustavi 5–0 Samtredia
Olimpi Rustavi 5–0 Gagra
Biggest away winSioni Bolnisi 0–6 Olimpi Rustavi
Baia Zugdidi 0–6 Dinamo Tbilisi
Highest scoringSamtredia 4–3 Gagra

Changes from 2008–09Edit

Structural changesEdit

League size was reduced from 11 to 10 teams prior to this season.[1]

Promotion and relegationEdit

Borjomi were relegated to Pirveli Liga at the end of the season after finishing in 11th and last place. Other teams which will not participate in this year's championship are Mglebi and Meshketi, both due to unknown reasons.[1] This means that originally relegated teams Gagra and Spartaki Tskhinvali will stay another season in Umaglesi Liga.

Promoted to Georgia's top football division were Pirveli Liga 2008–09 Western group champions Samtredia and runners-up Baia. Western group champions Ameri were not promoted due to unknown reasons.[1]

Team overviewEdit

FC Gagra and Spartaki Tskhinvali play their home matches in Tbilisi due to various inner-Georgian conflicts.

Location of teams in 2009–10 Umaglesi Liga
Team Location Venue Capacity
FC Baia Zugdidi Gulia Tutberidze Stadium 5,000
FC Dinamo Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 54,549
FC Gagra Tbilisi Ameri Stadium 1,000
FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
FC Olimpi Rustavi Poladi Stadium 7,300
FC Samtredia Samtredia Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium 15,000
FC Sioni Bolnisi Tamaz Stephania Stadium 3,000
FC Spartaki Tskhinvali Tbilisi Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium 7,980
FC WIT Georgia Tbilisi Shevardeni Stadium 4,000
FC Zestafoni Zestaponi David Abashidze Stadium 4,100

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpi Rustavi[a] (C) 36 25 7 4 69 26 +43 79 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 36 22 8 6 62 19 +43 74 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Zestafoni 36 19 10 7 58 33 +25 67
4 WIT Georgia 36 17 13 6 48 31 +17 64 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[b]
5 Spartaki Tskhinvali 36 11 10 15 44 58 −14 43
6 Sioni 36 8 14 14 27 43 −16 38
7 Samtredia 36 10 7 19 43 68 −25 37
8 Baia Zugdidi 36 7 11 18 29 48 −19 32
9 Locomotive Tbilisi (R) 36 5 11 20 19 50 −31 26 Relegation to Pirveli Liga
10 Gagra (R) 36 5 9 22 30 59 −29 24
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Olimpi were docked 3 points due to the incidents that happened in the match against Zestaponi.
  2. ^ by winning the 2009–10 Georgian Cup

ResultsEdit

The ten teams will play each other four times in this league for a total of 36 matches per team. In the first half of the season each team played every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season.

Top goalscorersEdit

Including matches played in December 2009 [2]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1   Anderson Aquino Olimpi Rustavi 26
2   Nikoloz Gelashvili Zestafoni 16
3   Jaba Dvali Zestafoni 12
  Vakhtang Kvaratskelia WIT Georgia 12
5   Zaur Khachiperadze Samtredia 11
  Georges Akieremy Dinamo Tbilisi 11

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "sakartvelos XXI chempionati shekhvedra klubebtan". Football Federation of Georgia (in Georgian). GFF official website. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ Soccerway Profile lfp.com

External linksEdit