Davit Janashia (born 8 July 1972 in Kutaisi) is a Georgian head coach and former footballer.

Davit Janashia
Personal information
Full name Davit Janashia
Date of birth (1972-07-08) 8 July 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Kutaisi, Soviet Union
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Torpedo Kutaisi 113 (44)
1993–1995 Samtredia 66 (33)
1996 Zhemchuzhina Sochi 31 (1)
1997 Chernomorets Novorossiysk 3 (0)
1997–2001 Torpedo Kutaisi 95 (41)
2001 Lokomotiv Tbilisi 7 (0)
2002 Dinamo Batumi 13 (2)
2002 Torpedo Kutaisi 6 (0)
2002–2003 Samgurali Tskhaltubo 9 (1)
2003 Atyrau 6 (2)
2004 Zestaponi 5 (1)
2005 Borjomi 10 (0)
2005–2007 Torpedo Kutaisi 15 (3)
National team
1992–1999 Georgia 8 (3)
Teams managed
2007 Torpedo Kutaisi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Janashia started his career at hometown club Torpedo Kutaisi, he then moved to Samtredia in 1993, where he met name sake Zaza Janashia in next season.

Janashia moved to Russian (North Caucasus) side Zhemchuzhina Sochi in 1996. He then played for Chernomorets Novorossiysk but failed to play regularly. He moved back from his neighbour country and re-signed for Torpedo Kutaisi, where he won two Umaglesi Liga title.

Janashia was signed for Dinamo Batumi in January 2002, after failed to play regular football at Lokomotiv Tbilisi.[1] He rejoined hometown club Torpedo Kutaisi at the start of 2002–03 season but was fired again in September.[2] He then signed by Samgurali Tskhaltubo of Pirveli Liga, before moved to Kazakhstani side Atyrau.

International careerEdit

Janashia made his Georgia debut on 2 September 1992 against Lithuania. In total, Janashia capped 8 time for Georgia, 6 in friendlies, one in UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying and one in UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying. In addition, Janashia capped twice in non-A friendlies against Azerbaijan in 1992 and 1993, which at that time Azerbaijan not yet a member of UEFA nor FIFA.

International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 June 1994 Riga, Latvia   Latvia 3–1 Win Friendly
2. 15 November 1995 Chişinău, Moldova   Moldova 2–3 Lose UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
3. 18 November 1998 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia   Estonia 3–1 Win Friendly

Coaching careerEdit

Janashia was appointed as coach of Torpedo Kutaisi in May 2007.[3]

PersonalEdit

He is the brother of Kakhaber Janashia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Janashia joins Batumi". UEFA.com. 31 January 2002. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Torpedo release Janashia". UEFA.com. 26 September 2002. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Olimpi to make it first time lucky". UEFA.com. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2009.

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