2015–16 Umaglesi Liga

The 2015–16 Umaglesi Liga was the 27th season of top-tier football in Georgia. Dila Gori were the defending champions. The season began on 13 August 2015 and ended on 22 May 2016. It was a last season with a autumn-spring schedule before the changes of competition format to spring-autumn schedule from 2017 season.

Umaglesi Liga
Season2015–16
Dates13 August 2015 – 22 May 2016
ChampionsDinamo Tbilisi
16th Georgian title
RelegatedSapovnela Terjola
Merani Martvili
Champions LeagueDinamo Tbilisi
Europa LeagueSamtredia
Dila Gori
Chikhura Sachkhere
Matches played240
Goals scored668 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorerGiorgi Kvilitaia (24)
Biggest home winSamtredia 8–2 Saburtalo Tbilisi
(7 March 2016)
Biggest away win
3 matches
Highest scoringSamtredia 8–2 Saburtalo Tbilisi
(7 March 2016)
Longest winning runDinamo Tbilisi (5)
Longest unbeaten runSioni (6)
Longest winless runMerani Martvili
Sapovnela
Zugdidi (5)
Longest losing runMerani Martvili (5)
2016

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Locations of teams in the 2015–16 Umaglesi Liga
Team Location Venue Capacity
Chikhura Sachkhere Sachkhere Givi Kiladze Stadium[citation needed]
Dila Gori Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium
Dinamo Batumi Kobuleti Chele Arena
Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 54,549
Guria Lanchkhuti Lanchkhuti Evgrapi Shevardnadze Stadium
Kolkheti Poti Poti Fazisi Stadium
Locomotive Tbilisi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
Merani Martvili Martvili Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium
Saburtalo Tbilisi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
Samtredia Samtredia Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium
Sapovnela Terjola Terjola Sapovnela Stadium
Shukura Kobuleti Kobuleti Chele Arena
Sioni Bolnisi Bolnisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium[citation needed] 27,223
Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi Givi Kiladze Stadium
Tskhinvali Tskhinvali Mikheil Meskhi Stadium[citation needed] 27,223
Zugdidi Zugdidi Anaklia Stadium[citation needed]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Tbilisi (C) 30 25 1 4 74 29 +45 76 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round[a]
2 Samtredia 30 20 3 7 66 32 +34 63 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Dila Gori 30 19 5 6 51 25 +26 62
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 30 17 6 7 53 26 +27 57
5 Sioni Bolnisi 30 14 8 8 50 34 +16 50
6 Torpedo Kutaisi 30 14 6 10 50 42 +8 48
7 FC Tskhinvali 30 12 10 8 51 36 +15 46
8 Dinamo Batumi 30 12 8 10 41 32 +9 44
9 Saburtalo Tbilisi 30 11 6 13 47 61 −14 39
10 Shukura Kobuleti 30 9 8 13 28 39 −11 35
11 Guria Lanchkhuti 30 6 9 15 28 49 −21 27[b]
12 Kolkheti Poti 30 7 6 17 21 41 −20 27[b]
13 Locomotive Tbilisi 30 5 10 15 26 37 −11 25
14 Zugdidi (O) 30 5 8 17 30 60 −30 23[c] Qualification to Relegation play-offs
15 Merani Martvili (R) 30 5 8 17 28 62 −34 23[c] Relegation to Pirveli Liga
16 Sapovnela Terjola (R) 30 5 6 19 24 63 −39 21
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.[1]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Dinamo Tbilisi qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Georgian Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Guria–Kolkheti Poti 1–1, Kolkheti Poti–Guria 0–1.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Zugdidi–Merani Martvili 3–0, Merani Martvili–Zugdidi 0–0.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CHI DIL DBA DIN GUR KOL LOC MER SAB SAM SAP SHU SIO TKU TSK ZUG
Chikhura Sachkhere 0–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 4–0
Dila Gori 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–0
Dinamo Batumi 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–5 1–1 2–0 5–0
Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 5–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 5–2 2–1 2–1 3–1
Guria Lanchkhuti 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0
Kolkheti Poti 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0
Locomotive Tbilisi 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–0
Merani Martvili 3–2 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–5 2–3 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–3 0–0
Saburtalo Tbilisi 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–4 4–2 5–0 0–0 4–2 3–2 2–1 3–2 2–3 4–4 2–2 1–0
Samtredia 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 8–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–0
Sapovnela Terjola 0–2 1–5 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–5 2–1 2–2
Shukura Kobuleti 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–3 2–2 2–1
Sioni 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 6–2 1–3 3–1
Torpedo Kutaisi 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 5–0 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–0
Tskhinvali 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–4 0–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 5–1
Zugdidi 1–4 1–1 0–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–3 2–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offsEdit

A match was played between Zugdidi, the fourteenth-placed team from the 2015–16 Umaglesi Liga and Kolkheti Khobi, the third-placed team from the 2015–16 Pirveli Liga. The winners, Zugdidi, remained in the top-flight for next season.

Zugdidi2–1Kolkheti Khobi
Tsurtsumia   45+2'
Samushia   51'
Report Tchanturidze   29'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Giorgi Vadatchkoria

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1   Giorgi Kvilitaia Dinamo Tbilisi 24
2   Otar Martsvaladze Dila Gori 19
3   Budu Zivzivadze Samtredia 16
4   Giorgi Bukhaidze Sapovnela Terjola 15
5   Dimitri Tatanashvili Sioni Bolnisi 14
6   Nika Katcharava FC Tskhinvali 13
  Irakli Sikharulidze Samtredia 13
  Jambul Jighauri Dinamo Tbilisi 13
9   Giorgi Kharaishvili Saburtalo Tbilisi 12
10   Tornike Mumladze Chikhura Sachkhere 11
  Irakli Modebadze Dila Gori 11

Source: Top15goalscorers.blogspot.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Umaglesi Liga 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

External linksEdit