|Ground||Batumi Stadium, Batumi, Georgia|
|2020||Erovnuli Liga, 2nd|
In 1990 they changed the name to FC Batumi only to reverse the decision in 1994.
Prior to the formation of this club, there were some other teams existing in the city. In 1923 newly established two clubs called Mezgvauri (The Sailor) and Tsiteli Raindi (The Red Knight) merged and became Dinamo Batumi.
Football was becoming more popular in Adjara later, although Dinamo participated only in the lower divisions of Soviet championship. However, there were some players in the club, who later became successful footballers in USSR, including Revaz Chelebadze, Nodar Khizanishvili and Vakhtang Koridze. The famous Greek footballer Andreas Niniadis also started his career in the club. He later played for Olympiacos and Greece national football team.
1990s and 2000sEdit
The success for the Batumi-based club came when they won Georgian Cup in 1998, after losing two previous finals. The club defeated Dinamo Tbilisi in final. The goals were scored by Aleksandre Kantidze and Davit Chichveishvili. The club won Georgian Super Cup during the same year as well. They again defeated Dinamo Tbilisi, by 2-1. As one of the strongest teams of the league, starting from 1995 Dinamo represented the country in European competitions for four seasons in a row.
The next decade turned out disappointing for Dinamo, which failed to notch up any success on either competition. Amid construction boom in Adjara, in 2006 the club lost their stadium, located at the seaside, to be sold and demolished. Adeli stadium, which Dinamo started using as their home ground, met the same fate later on. It coincided with deteriorating performance in the league. After 2007-08 they were relegated for the first time to Pirveli Liga, where as debutants the club took 8th place in an 11-team league. Overall, Dinamo spent next five seasons out of six in the second division.
In search for successEdit
From 2013/14 the club revived their ambitions, first to gain promotion to Umaglesi Liga and then to secure a place among the league leaders. The silver, taken in 2015, was followed by the bronze the next year, but in 2017 Dinamo entered a period of instability with a drastic change of players and replacement of managers. Levan Khomeriki, the head coach for three successive years, left to be replaced by Ukrainian manager Kostyantyn Frolov, but he stepped down five months later. Aslan Baladze took charge of the team, which finished the season in the relegation zone, despite having some experienced players such as Otar Martsvaladze, David Kvirkvelia and Elguja Grigalashvili in the squad. Dinamo suffered a worse setback in the play-off as dramatic two-leg tie against Sioni Bolnisi ended 5:5 on aggregate and the penalty shoot-out determined the winner.
Progress on the pitch and beyondEdit
2019 brought some more encouraging news. 100% share of Dinamo Batumi owned by the Adjarian government was awarded to Lamini Ltd for 49 years. Besides, a new prospect emerged for the issue of football ground, which had plagued the club for so long. While Dinamo played home matches either on their training base or at Rugby Arena, in January the government inaugurated the construction of new UEFA category IV stadium with the capacity of 20,000 seats due to be completed in late 2020.
Back in the top flight Dinamo rushed to the title-chasing battle, in which they initially performed beyond expectations. As no other newly promoted club had ever won the league, Dinamo Batumi appeared close to setting this record, although at the crucial point they slipped up, first squandering two points against relegation-bound WIT Georgia and then losing to another unmotivated club altogether. Yet, the second place was definitely success for Dinamo, where some national team members - Jaba Jigauri, Giorgi Navalovski, Vladimer Dvalishvili - emerged at this stage.
Meanwhile, support for the club reached remarkable proportions by Georgian standards. While all of 1,500 seats on Angisa training base were full approximately three hours in advance, many more spectators watched the games from outside the fence. According to some estimates, an average number of fans per each match was around 6,400.
The next season, shortened by coronavirus, saw a scenario resembling the previous one. After ten rounds Dinamo were unbeaten, sitting on the top of the table, but later they suffered two home defeats, including from direct rivals Dinamo Tbilisi, who taking this opportunity sealed the champion's fate.
On 27 October 2020 a long-awaited official opening ceremony was held in Batumi. Finally, the second placed club for two seasons in a row representing the second largest city have proudly moved into their home. In early December UEFA announced that this stadium will host some of U21 European championship matches in 2023.
|Season||League||Pos.||Pl.||W||D||L||GF||GA||P||Georgian Cup||Georgian Super Cup||Europe||Manager|
|1990||Umaglesi Liga||6||34||18||7||9||56||28||61||Semi-finals||N/A||Shota Cheishvili|
|1991||Umaglesi Liga||5||19||10||2||7||28||21||32||Shota Cheishvili|
|1991–92||Umaglesi Liga||9||38||15||6||17||55||58||51||Quarter-finals||Shota Cheishvili|
|1992–93||Umaglesi Liga||11||32||11||6||15||56||56||39||Runner-up||Shota Cheishvili|
|1993–94||Umaglesi Liga||5||32||16||5||11||63||46||53||Semi-finals||Shota Cheishvili|
|1994–95||Umaglesi Liga||4||30||16||6||8||69||40||54||Runner-up||Valerian Chkhartishvili|
|1995–96||Umaglesi Liga||6||30||16||6||8||68||28||54||Runner-up||Runner-up||CWC 1st Round||Valerian Chkhartishvili|
|1996–97||Umaglesi Liga||3||30||18||8||4||71||22||62||Runner-up||Runner-up||CWC 1st Round||Shota Cheishvili|
|1997–98||Umaglesi Liga||2||30||18||7||5||58||19||62||Winner||Winner||CWC qualifying Round||Shota Cheishvili|
|1998–99||Umaglesi Liga||5||30||13||11||6||49||22||50||Quarter-finals||CWC qualifying Round||Shota Cheishvili|
|1999–00||Umaglesi Liga||4||Semi-finals||Aslan Baladze|
|2000–01||Umaglesi Liga||7||Round of 16||Giovanni Carnevali|
|2001–02||Umaglesi Liga||5||Quarter-finals||Giovanni Carnevali|
|2002–03||Umaglesi Liga||8||Round of 16||Aslan Baladze|
|2005–06||Umaglesi Liga||6||30||17||7||6||42||21||58||Round of 16|
|2007–08||Umaglesi Liga||13||26||4||4||18||16||51||16||Round of 16|
|2009–10||Pirveli Liga||5||28||15||8||5||44||17||53||Round of 32|
|2010–11||Pirveli Liga||5||32||18||9||5||66||18||63||Round of 16|
|2011–12||Pirveli Liga||1||18||13||3||2||28||9||42||Round of 16||Ioseb Nasuashvili|
|2012–13||Umaglesi Liga||11||32||8||7||17||39||55||31||Round of 16||Gia Guruli|
|2013–14||Pirveli Liga||2||26||19||2||5||65||17||59||Round of 16||Koba Zhorzhikashvili|
|2014–15||Umaglesi Liga||2||30||18||4||8||40||24||58||Round of 16||Levan Khomeriki|
|2015–16||Umaglesi Liga||8||30||12||8||10||41||32||44||Round of 16||UEL 1st qualifying Round||Levan Khomeriki|
|2016||Umaglesi Liga||3||15||7||5||3||23||7||26||Round of 32||Levan Khomeriki|
|2017||Erovnuli Liga||8||36||10||3||23||28||60||33||Round of 32||UEL 1st qualifying Round||Kostyantyn Frolov|
|2018||Erovnuli Liga 2||1||36||23||7||6||60||22||76||Round of 16||Gia Geguchadze|
|2019||Erovnuli Liga||2||36||21||7||8||57||31||70||Round of 32||Gia Geguchadze|
|2020||Erovnuli Liga||2||18||10||6||2||29||14||36||Round of 16||UEL 1st qualifying Round||Gia Geguchadze|
|2016||1st||Elguja Lobjanidze, Temur Shonia||5|
Dinamo's European history began with the 1995 Cup Winners' Cup competition. In a memorable home game against Celtic Glasgow more than 15,000 spectators witnessed a good attacking football from the both sides. The Georgians took the early lead but conceded twice in the first period. They equalized later and came close to the draw, although the Scots scored at the end of the regular time to cruise to victory.
A year later the draw paired Dinamo against PSV Eindhoven. Even though the Dutch side were the ultimate winners, Batumi played decently enough to earn a point in the first game. Goals in this game were scored by Amiran Mujiri and Luc Nilis.
- As of match played 12 August 2021
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||12||5||2||5||18||18|
|UEFA Europa League||5||1||0||4||1||10|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||6||3||1||2||13||5|
|1995–96||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||FK Obilić||2–2||1–0||3–2|
|1996–97||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||HB Torshavn||6–0||3–0||9–0|
|1997–98||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||Ararat Yerevan||0–3||2–0||2–3|
|1998–99||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||FK Partizan||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||1QR||AC Omonia||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||1QR||Jagiellonia Białystok||0–1||0–4||0–5|
|2020–21||UEFA Europa League||1QR||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||N/A||0–3||N/A|
|2021–22||UEFA Europa Conference League||1QR||Tre Penne||3–0||4–0||7–0|
- Winners (1): 1998
- Runners-up (2): 1996, 1997.
As of 29 October 2021. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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