Beka Mikeltadze

Beka Mikeltadze (Georgian: ბექა მიქელთაძე; born 26 November 1997) is a Georgian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Australian club Newcastle Jets.

Beka Mikeltadze
Beka Mikeltadze 2019.jpg
Mikeltadze with Rubin Kazan in 2019
Personal information
Full name Beka Mikeltadze
Date of birth (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Kutaisi, Georgia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 9
Youth career
2010–2013 Zugdidi
2013–2014 Zestafoni
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Zestafoni 6 (0)
2015–2017 Dinamo Tbilisi 47 (16)
2018 Rustavi 13 (3)
2018–2019 Anorthosis Famagusta 23 (2)
2019–2020 Rubin Kazan 11 (1)
2020Rotor Volgograd (loan) 1 (0)
2020 Rotor Volgograd 12 (0)
2021 Xanthi 17 (3)
2021– Newcastle Jets 0 (0)
National team
2013–2014 Georgia U17 15 (4)
2015–2016 Georgia U19 12 (3)
2017–2018 Georgia U21 13 (5)
2020– Georgia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2020

Club careerEdit

In 2018, after some successful seasons with Dinamo Tbilisi and Rustavi, Mikeltadze confirmed that some Russian clubs, including Orenburg and Lokomotiv Moscow were interested in signing him, however he moved to Cyprus and signed for Anorthosis Famagusta.[1][2]

On 8 July 2019, he signed with Russian Premier League club FC Rubin Kazan.[3] He made his debut for Rubin on 21 July 2019 as a half-time substitute in an away game against FC Dynamo Moscow and scored the winning goal in the 93rd minute to make the score 1–0.[4]

On 11 February 2020, he joined Rotor Volgograd on loan until the end of the 2019–20 season.[5] On 21 June 2020, he re-signed with Rotor on a permanent basis.[6]

On 19 February 2021, he moved to Greek club Xanthi.[7]

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Georgia national football team on 15 November 2020 in a Nations League game against Armenia. He substituted Valerian Gvilia in the 80th minute.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ბექა მიქელთაძე - დასამალი არაა, რომ ჩემით "ორენბურგი" დაინტერესდა" [Beka Mikeltadze confirmed interest from Orenburg] (in Georgian). First Channel (Georgian TV channel). 17 May 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ "ბექა მიქელთაძე: მთავარია მწვრთნელის ნდობა... რა შეიცვალა მიქელთაძისთვის კვიპროსში გადასვლით" [What has changed in Beka Mikeltadze's career after his transfer to Cyprus] (in Georgian). Sports newspaper Lelo. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Бека Микелтадзе – В "Рубине"" [Beka Mikeltadze in Rubin] (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 8 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Game Report by RFPL" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 21 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Микелтадзе И Кипиани Продолжат Карьеру В "Роторе"" (Press release) (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 11 February 2020.
  6. ^ ""Ротор" приступил к тренировкам" (in Russian). FC Rotor Volgograd. 22 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Ανακοινωση" (in Greek). Xanthi.
  8. ^ "Georgia v Armenia game report". UEFA. 15 November 2020.

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