FC Borjomi

FC Borjomi is a Georgian football club based in Borjomi, which competes in Liga 4, the fourth division in Georgian football system. Their home ground is Jemal Zeinklishvili Stadium.

FC Borjomi
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Full nameFC Borjomi
Founded1936
GroundJemal Zeinklishvili Stadium
Borjomi, Georgia
Capacity4,000
ChairmanDavid Gelashvili
ManagerMalkhaz Latsabidze
LeagueLiga 4
20203rd in Liga 4

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1936, FC Borjomi participated in Georgian regional championship for many years.

From 1993/94 they spent several seasons in the second and third division. In 2004/05 Borjomi finished 2nd in Liga 2[1] and got promoted to Umaglesi Liga, where the club competed for four seasons.

The fifth place in 2005/06 is the best result Borjomi have achieved in Georgian leagues. It is noteworthy that the club won 14 home games out of 15, including against the top three leaders.[2]

In the 2007/08 season Borjomi won the group stage of David Kipiani Cup and reached the semifinals,[3] but the next year the club finished in the bottom place and quit the league.

A few years later Borjomi experienced some significant revival. Having convincingly won the third division in 2014, the next year team achieved great progress towards the return to the top league. As the runners-up, they booked a place for promotion play-off game against Lokomotive Tbilisi. This dramatic final match ended 3-3 and the winner of the tie was determined after the penalty shoot-out.[4]

Shortly some harsh times followed with two relegations within four seasons. Borjomi sank to a low ebb in 2019 when they failed to preserve a place in the third division.[5]

SeasonsEdit

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Notes Manager
1993–94 Pirveli Liga East 13 34 12 5 17 48 59 41
1994–95 Pirveli Liga East 10 30 9 4 17 47 70 31
1995–96 Pirveli Liga East 19 36 5 4 27 31 78 19
1996–97 Pirveli Liga East 7 38 21 4 13 51 52 67
2000–01 Pirveli Liga
2001–02 Pirveli Liga 12 22 2 1 19 16 68 7 Relegated
2002–03 Regionuli Liga Centre
2003–04 Regionuli Liga Centre Promoted
2004–05 Pirveli Liga 2 30 22 3 5 74 36 69 1st round Promoted
2005–06 Umaglesi Liga 5 30 19 2 9 50 26 59 Quarter-finals
2006–07 Umaglesi Liga 10 26 8 6 12 29 35 30 Quarter-finals
2007–08 Umaglesi Liga 9 26 9 4 13 32 39 31 Semi-finals
2008–09 Umaglesi Liga 11 30 2 7 21 21 85 13 Round of 32 Relegated
2013–14 Meore Liga 1 30 24 5 1 107 25 77 Promoted
2014–15 Pirveli Liga Group B 2 30 16 6 14 40 43 54 Promotion play-off, lost
2015–16 Pirveli Liga 4 34 17 10 7 45 32 61
2016 Pirveli Liga 3 16 8 1 7 22 17 22 Relegation play-off, lost
2017 Liga 3 White Group 4 18 7 7 4 22 17 28
Liga 3 Relegation Group 3 18 8 6 4 30 21 30
2018 Liga 3 7 38 18 7 13 66 56 61 1st Round
2019 Liga 3 9 36 12 3 21 30 57 39 1/16 Relegated
2020 Liga 4 Red Group 3 14 7 2 5 27 13 21 2nd Round
2021 Liga 4 Red Group 2nd Round


Current squadEdit

As of June 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GEO Mamia Tabeshadze
4 DF   GEO Davit Kimeridze
5 DW   GEO Ilia Gordadze
6 DW   GEO Davit Dvalishvili
7 FW   GEO Zviad Lobjanidze
8 MF   GEO Luka Vardzelashvili
9 MF   GEO Aleksandre Melikidze
10 MF   GEO Nika Tsivtsivadze (C)
11 FW   GEO Vano Kurdgelashvili
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF   GEO Giorgi Chikvaidze
14 FW   GEO Levan Abakelia
15 MF   GEO Dimitri Pasandze
16 GK   GEO Giorgi Kutateladze
17 MF   GEO Lasha Mchedlishvili
18 DF   GEO Dimitri Mikava
19 DW   GEO Zurab Sadagashvili
20 MF   GEO Bachana Chedia
21 DF   GEO Zaur Kardava

HonoursEdit

NameEdit

Between 1936 and 2004 - FC Tori Borjomi

Since 2004 - FC Borjomi

The term Tori comes from a medieval name of the region where Borjomi and surrounding areas are situated.

Another football club based in Borjomi FC Tori currently competes in Regionuli Liga.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Borjomi in 2004/05". Wildstat.
  2. ^ "Borjomi in 2005/06 season". Wildstat.
  3. ^ "David Kipiani Cup 2007-08". Soccerway.
  4. ^ "Borjomi vs Lokomotive". soccerway.com.
  5. ^ "Liga 3 in 2019". GFF.

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