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FC Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgian: დინამო თბილისი, pronounced [dinɑmɔ tʰbilisi]) is a professional football club based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top flight of Georgian football.

Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi logo.png
Full name Football Club Dinamo Tbilisi
Nickname(s) Blue-White
Founded 1925; 92 years ago (1925)
Ground Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena[1] Tbilisi, Georgia
Ground Capacity 54,549
President Roman Pipia
Manager Kakhaber Kacharava
League Erovnuli Liga
2016 4th

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet football and a major contender in the Soviet Top League almost immediately after it was established in 1936. The club was then part of one of the leading sport societies in the Soviet Union, the All-Union Dynamo sports society which had several other divisions besides football and was sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its main claim to European fame was winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2–1 in the final in Düsseldorf. Throughout its history, FC Dinamo Tbilisi produced many famous Soviet players: Boris Paichadze, Avtandil Gogoberidze, Shota Iamanidze, Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Manuchar Machaidze, David Kipiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Aleksandre Chivadze, Vitaly Daraselia, Ramaz Shengelia, and Tengiz Sulakvelidze. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, it would later produce some of the finest Georgian players such as Temur Ketsbaia, Shota Arveladze, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Kaladze, and Levan Kobiashvili.

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League (along with Dynamo Kyiv and Dynamo Moscow) that were never relegated. Their most famous coach was Nodar Akhalkatsi, who led the team to the Soviet title in 1978, two Soviet Cups (1976 and 1979), and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1981. He was also one of three co-coaches of the Soviet Union national football team during the FIFA World Cup in 1982. FC Dinamo Tbilisi are also 16–time Georgian league champions and 13–time Georgian Cup holders (the current records).

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HistoryEdit

The beginning: 1920sEdit

The history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began in autumn 1925 when the Dinamo sports society set out to form a football club, at a time when football was gradually becoming one of the most popular sports in the world.

In 1927, FC Dinamo Tbilisi established a Junior club, "Norchi Dinamoeli" (young Dinamo). The Juniors club provided the senior with many young skillful players, including the first goalkeeper who played for Dinamo in the USSR championship, the first captain Shota Savgulidze, defender Mikhail Minaev, forward Vladimer Berdzenishvili and other famous players.

In the early years in Georgia no official championship existed, so the teams played friendly games against each other. The first match was played with Azerbaijan team Dinamo Baku on 26 January 1926, with the more experienced Azerbaijan squad winning 1–0. The Dinamo team starred: D. Tsomaia, A. Pochkhua, M. Blackman, I. Foidorov, N. Anakin, A. Gonel, A. Pivovarov, O. Goldobin, A. Galperin, S. Maslenikov, and V. Tsomaia.

Three days later, Dinamo played another Azerbaijan team, "Progress" and easily beat them 3–0.

Despite their success in the middle years of the 1930s, the Football Federation of the Soviet Union placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the first league instead of the Top League. Dinamo continued to show good form against the top teams, winning 9–5 in Tbilisi against probably the best team in the USSR championship, Dynamo Moscow. They later beat Dinamo Leningrad 3–2, winning 5 matches out of 6 plus a draw against Stalinec Moscow. This was enough for Dinamo to qualify for the top League.

World War II: 1930s and 1940sEdit

The second championship started in autumn 1936. Altogether Dinamo played 1424 matches in the Soviet Union Championship. The first match was against Dynamo Kyiv, finishing 2–2, with goals by Nikolas Somov and Boris Paichadze. The team sheet was: A. Dorokhov, S. Shavgulidze (E. Nikolaishvili), B. Berdzenishvili, N. Anakin, V. Jorbenadze, G. Gagua, I. Panin, M. Berdzenishvili, B. Paichadze, M. Aslamazov and N. Somov.

The first victory in the USSR championship was in the match against Spartak Moscow on 25 September with Mikheil Berdzenishvili scoring the winning goal. Dinamo finished the season in 3rd place. They challenged for the title, but this faded after the 2–3 loss against Krasnaia Zaria Leningrad. Dinamo also played an unforgettable match in Moscow against Spartak Moscow in the Soviet Cup quarter-final, when Dinamo beat them 6–3. They reached the first edition of Soviet Cup final, but lost 0–2 to Lokomotiv Moscow. Their first international match was against the Spanish team Baskonia in 1937, which Dinamo lost 0–2.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Dinamo was one of the top Soviet football teams, even though they did not win a title. They were often referred to as the "crownless champions" with the team including: S. Shavgulidze, A. Dorokhov, S. Shudra, B. Frolov, M. Berdzenishvili, A. Kiknadze, V. Panjukov, V. Berezhnoi, G. Gagua, V. Jorbenadze, and G. Jejelava.

1950sEdit

In the 1950s, the team was led by Avtandil Gogoberidze who spent 14 years with Dinamo. He still holds the record for games played and goals scored for Dinamo, with 341 matches and 127 goals. In the same period, the following players starred for Dinamo: G. Antadze, Vladimer Marghania, N. Dziapshipa, M. Minaev, A. Zazroev, V. Eloshvili, and Avtandil Chkuaseli.

A prominent place in Dinamo history belongs to Andro Jordania, a coach who is considered as one most important figures in the club's history. His period in charge was seen as "the Renaissance" of Dinamo's traditions, which laid the ground for the major successes connected with his name. The club's Digomi practice ground is named after him.

First Soviet successes: 1960sEdit

The first major success came in the 1964 Soviet Top League when Dinamo won the Soviet Top League, with the team unbeaten in the last 15 matches. At the end, Dinamo was tied with Torpedo Moscow so the teams played an additional match in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which Dinamo won 4–1. Georgian supporters celebrated the victory by naming their team "Golden Guys".

A popular French magazine, France Football, wrote: "Dinamo has great players. Their technique, skills and playing intellect enables us to name them the best Eastern representatives of 'South American Football Traditions', if Dinamo were able to participate in the UEFA European Cup, we are certain, they would bring the hegemony of Spanish-Italian teams to an end." However, no Soviet team appeared in the European Cup at that time.

The line-up of the winning team in 1964 was: Sergo Kotrikadze, Giorgi Sichinava, Guram Petriashvili, Jemal Zeinklishvili, Guram Tskhovrebov, Vladimer Rekhviashvili, Shota Iamanidze, Slava Metreveli, Vladimer Barkaia, Mikheil Meskhi, Ilia Datunashvili, and Alexander Apshiev. Coach: Gavriil Kachalin.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the quality of the Dinamo team was further enhanced by several skillful players: Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Kakhi Asatiani, Gocha Gavasheli, Guram Petriashvili, Piruz Kanteladze and the Nodia brothers.

European years: 1970sEdit

Dinamo's first appearance in Europe was in 1972 against Dutch team Twente in the UEFA Cup. Dinamo won the game 3–2,[2] with two goals scored by Givi Nodia and one by David Kipiani. The following players appeared on the field in this historic match: David Gogia, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Vakhtang Chelidze, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Shota Khinchagashvili, Guram Petriashvili, Manuchar Machaidze, Kakhi Asatiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Levan Nodia, Givi Nodia, and David Kipiani. In the second match Twente won the game 2–0 and progressed to the next round.

In 1973 Dinamo won their first International tournament. After beating Atlético Madrid and Benfica, the club won the Columbus's Caravela Trophy.[3]

In 1976 Nodar Akhalkatsi was appointed as Dinamo's head coach. It was under his leadership that Dinamo achieved greatest success. The club was referred to as the "Great Team" between 1976 and 1982, characterised by a mobile, fast and technical style of play.[4]

In this period Dinamo won the Soviet Cup for the first time in their history, convincingly defeating Armenian side Ararat Yerevan 3–0 in the final, with goals scored by David Kipiani, Piruz Kanteladze and Revaz Chelebadze. In 1978 the club won the Soviet Top League for a second time. Next year Dinamo won the Soviet Cup again by defeating Russian side Dynamo Moscow in the final. In 1979 the club played its first match in the UEFA European Cup tournament. In the first round Dinamo knocked out English side Liverpool, at the time one of the strongest teams in European football. After losing the first match at Anfield 1–2,[5] Dinamo comfortably beat the opponent 3–0[6] in Tbilisi and advanced to the next round, where they were eliminated by German champions Hamburg. In the 1970s Dinamo also eliminated famous Italian sides Inter Milan and Napoli in European competitions.

Last Soviet days: 1980sEdit

The highlight of Dinamo's history was winning the 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup, including knocking out clubs like West Ham United (4–1, 0–1) and Feynoord Rotterdam (3–0, 0–2), and beating East German side Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 in the final on 13 May 1981. Vitaly Daraselia and Vladimir Gutsaev scored goals in the final.

 
Dinamo Tbilisi, winner of 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup, on a Georgian stamp, 2002

Helmut Schön, 1974 FIFA World Cup winning coach said: "It is to be said directly, Dinamo deserved the victory. This team has top quality performers."

Next year in 1982 as reigning champions Dinamo advanced to the semi-finals in the Cup Winners' Cup tournament, where they were eliminated by Belgian side Standard Liège. In the 1980s numerous skillful players appeared on the team, but for various reasons they were not able to do their best: Grigol Tsaava, Mikheil Meskhi (Junior), Otar Korghalidze, Gia Guruli, Mamuka Pantsulaia, Merab Jordania, Levan Baratashvili and many other talented players.

From 1983 a crisis began. It was hard for the club to qualify from the first rounds of the Soviet Cup. They also performed poorly in the championship. From 1983 to 1989 the team appeared only once in the UEFA tournaments.

Dinamo Tbilisi played its last game in the Soviet Top League on 27 October 1989 against Dynamo Kyiv. Dinamo played its first and last official matches in the Soviet championship with Dynamo Kyiv, with both matches ending 2–2.

1990sEdit

In 1990 the Georgian Football Federation refused to participate in the Soviet Union championship. That meant that no Georgian football clubs would appear in Soviet tournaments. From that moment the more recent history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began.

During this time, as a means of distancing from the Soviet past, the club was renamed to Iberia Tbilisi. This move was largely opposed by the supporters and by 1992 the club returned to its initial name.

The club played its first match in the Georgian National championship against Kolkheti Poti on 30 March 1990. Dinamo lost the historic match, 0–1. Ultimately the club recovered from this setback and won the first Georgian National championship. The club also won the next 9 championships.

In 1992 came Dinamo's first double: the team won the league and the Georgian Cup, beating Tskhumi Sokhumi in the final. In 1993 Dinamo played its first international official match representing independent Georgia. Dinamo won the home match against Linfield 2–1, with goals from Shota Arveladze and Gela Inalishvili. The second leg in Belfast ended 1–1. However the club was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.

Despite continued success in national cups and championships, the club had no success in European club tournaments.

In 1996 Dinamo passed 3 rounds in the UEFA Cup. They beat CS Grevenmacher 4–0, 2–2, Molde FK 2–1, 0–0 and Torpedo Moscow 1–0, 1–1. In the next round the club was unable to overcome Portuguese side Boavista and left the tournament.

Dinamo came very close to advancing in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stages, but were eliminated by Athletic Bilbao on the away goals rule, 2–1, 0–1. The migration of key players to European clubs caused negative results. It became harder and harder for the club to win the Georgian Championship or Georgian Cup.

2000sEdit

In the early 2000s, famous Georgian businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili purchased FC Dinamo Tbilisi. In 2003 the club won the Georgian Championship and Georgian Cup.

In 2004 Dinamo, under the leadership of Croatian coach Ivo Šušak, won the CIS Cup in Moscow, beating Latvian side Skonto 3–1 in the final. In the same year, Dinamo successfully made it through the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds, after defeating BATE Borisov (1–0, 3–2), Slavia Prague (2–0, 1–3) and Wisła Kraków (2–1, 3–4) and qualified for the group stage, where their opponents were Newcastle United, Sporting CP, Sochaux and Panionios. Dinamo lost all four games and finished bottom in the group.

In the following season Dinamo were again Georgian champions and they won the Georgian championship again in 2008, when the head coach of Dinamo was Czech Dušan Uhrin.

In 2009 the club beat Olimpi Rustavi and won the Georgian Cup.

2010sEdit

In January 2011, FC Dinamo Tbilisi was purchased by Georgian businessman Roman Pipia. That year, the club successfully played in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, but they were not able to overcome AEK Athens in the play-off round.

After a bad performance in the Georgian championship of 2011–12, Dinamo could not qualify for any UEFA competitions for the first time. The new owner immediately started the modernization of the club[7] starting with the reconstruction of the Digomi training ground. The Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena was reconstructed as well. The pitch surface was changed with a new specially adapted surface for the local climate. Renovated Youths Football Academy also began.

The club were beaten 5–0[8] by Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League play-off round in the 1st leg and again 3–0[9] the following week at White Hart Lane, thus crashing out 8–0 on aggregate.

After that in national competitions Dinamo won the double in the 2013, 2014 and 2016 seasons.

StadiumEdit

Construction of the Dinamo stadium started in autumn 1929 although the project was soon suspended. The construction was renewed in 1933 (chief architect – Archil Kurdiani). Finally it finished on 12 October 1935 and envisaged 23 000 spectators.[10]

In 1960–1962 the stadium was reconstructed and the number of spectators increased to 36 000. After reconstruction the stadium was officially opened on 27 July 1962. Dinamo Tbilisi hosted FC Dynamo Leningrad in the Soviet championship and defeated it with minimal score 1–0.

The demand for a new and bigger stadium had increased due to the successful performance of Dinamo Tbilisi. This was the Communist time, when every problem had to be solved by the USSR supreme government body. The leader and the first secretary of Georgian Communist Party Eduard Shevardnadze was able to persuade official Moscow, that Georgia needed a bigger and better stadium for home matches. By the time the stadium was built, it had the third biggest capacity in the Soviet Union. It could fit 78,000 supporters and fulfill every standard and requirement of the Soviet Football Federation as well as the UEFA.

The first official match played after the stadium was built occurred on 29 September 1976. This was the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1/16 final match between Dinamo Tbilisi and Cardiff City. Dinamo won the opening game 3–0.

The next reconstruction of the stadium was held in 2006 (architects-Gia Kurdiani and Archil Kurdiani Junior) and the number of spectators was changed to 54,549. The stadium was opened with the European championship qualifying match. On 6 September 2006 the Georgian national team hosted the French national team and was defeated with the score 3–0. In 2012 the turf of Dinamo Arena was changed. Energy and irrigation systems were also fully rehabilitated. There was new lighting to satisfy demands for high standards. The VIP box was fully changed and fixed according to UEFA standards.

Even though the stadium's maximum capacity was 78,000, Georgian football fans can remember matches with more accommodation. For instance, in 1979 Dinamo was hosting one of the best British teams – Liverpool. The first match was played in England at Anfield, and Liverpool won 2–1. The attendance was 110,000 and their support played an important role in winning. Dinamo beat Liverpool 3–0 and qualified in the next round. In the Soviet Union Dinamo stadium kept the record with an average attendance of 45,000.

The record attendance was repeated in 1995 for Georgia vs Germany. The football clubs Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv often played their autumn international matches at this stadium.

Hundreds of Georgian, European and even South American stars played in Dinamo stadium. In 1985 the stadium hosted the qualifying stage of the Juniors World Cup. Cláudio Taffarel and Muller played for the Brazilian national team.

In 1995 the stadium was renamed Boris Paichadze National Stadium after a major Georgian international footballer. It is home to the Georgia national football team. Holding lit torches, 80,000 fans came in 1981 to congratulate the team on their European Cup Winners Cup triumph.

The stadium hosted the 2015 UEFA Super Cup match between Barcelona and Sevilla. Barcelona won 5–4 in extra time.

Football kits and sponsorsEdit

Years Football kit Shirt sponsor
2001–2005 2K Borjomi
2005–2009 Jako Beko
2009–2011 Saller VTB
2011–2012 Adidas PrivatBank
2012–2013 Nike PrivatBank
2013–2014 Nike
2014– Adidas[citation needed]

Current squadEdit

As of 30 October 2017[11]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Serhiy Litovchenko
2   DF Bohdan Myshenko
3   DF Lasha Totadze
5   DF Levan Gegetchkori
6   MF Bakar Kardava
7   MF Giorgi Zaria
8   MF Otar Kiteishvili  
9   FW Beka Mikeltadze
11   MF Akaki Shulaia
14   FW Enver Liluashvili
15   MF Lasha Kochladze
16   DF Giorgi Tevzadze
18   MF Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
No. Position Player
20   DF Lasha Salukvadze
22   FW Mykola Kovtalyuk
24   DF Davit Kobouri
25   DF Mohammed Goyi Aliyu
26   FW Mikheil Egremlidze
27   MF Giorgi Kutsia
28   MF Zurab Davitashvili
29   GK Nukri Revishvili
31   FW Beka Kavtaradze
32   MF Nika Ninua
34   MF Aleko Gamtsemlidze
35   DF Giorgi Gadrani

Other Dinamo Tbilisi players with first-team appearancesEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Giorgi Kulua
  DF Andro Nemsadze
  DF Luka Qapianidze
No. Position Player
  MF Luka Pochkhua
  MF Soslanbeg Dzagoev
  FW Enver Liluashvili

Former playersEdit

HonoursEdit

Dinamo Tbilisi is by far the most successful football club in Georgia, having won the championship 16 times and the cup 13 times. Dinamo also was one of the major football clubs in Soviet football that has never been relegated from the top league, and alongside Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv was the only club in Soviet era to win European competition.[12]

European competitionsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Georgian competitionsEdit

Soviet competitionsEdit

Other international competitionsEdit

Individual player awardsEdit

Soviet Footballer of the Year

Georgian Footballer of the Year

European Championship winners

Three players have won the 1960 European Championship whilst at Dinamo Tbilisi:

Olympic gold medalists

One player has won the Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medal whilst in Dinamo Tbilisi:

Managerial historyEdit

All managers of FC Dinamo Tbilisi:[13]

Name Dates
  Grigol Pachulia 1935–1936
  Jules Limbeck 1936–1937
  Aleksey Sokolov 1937–1939
  Mikhail Butusov 1939–1940
  Mikhail Minaev 1940
  Pyotr Filippov 1940
  Asir Galperin 1942–1945
  Aleksey Sokolov 1943–1944
  Andro Jordania 1945–1947
  Mikheil Berdzenishvili 1948
  Mikhail Minaev 1949
  Aleksey Sokolov 1949–1950
  Mikhail Yakushin 1950–1953
  Boris Paichadze 1953–1954
  Grigol Gagua 1954
  Andro Jordania 1955
  Gaioz Jejelava 1956–1957
  Vasily Sokolov 1958
  Andro Jordania 1959–1961
  Avtandil Gogoberidze 1961
  Nestor Chkhatarashvili 1962
  Mikhail Yakushin 1962–1964
  Gavriil Kachalin 1964–1965
  Aleksandre Kotrikadze 1966
  Viacheslav Soloviov 1967–1968
  Givi Chokheli 1969–1970
  Gavriil Kachalin 1971–1972
  Alexander Kotrikadze 1973
  Givi Chokheli 1974
  Mikhail Yakushin 1974–1975
  Nodar Akhalkatsi 1976–1983
  David Kipiani 1984–1985
  Alexander Kotrikadze 1985
  Nodar Akhalkatsi 1985–1986
  Kakhi Asatiani 1987
  German Zonin 1987–1988
 /  David Kipiani 1988–1991
  Revaz Dzodzuashvili 1992
  Givi Nodia 1992–1994
  Temur Chkhaidze 1994
  Sergo Kutivadze 1994–1995
  Vaja Jvania 1995
  David Kipiani 1995–1997
  Nodar Akobia 1998
  Murtaz Khurtsilava 1998–1999
  Johan Boskamp 1999
  Otar Korghalidze 1999–2000
  Jemal Chimakadze 2000
  Revaz Arveladze 2000–2001
  Gocha Tkebuchava 2001
  Givi Nodia 2001
  Ivo Šušak 2002–2004
  Gia Geguchadze 2004–2005
  Khvicha Kasrashvili 2005
  Kakhaber Tskhadadze 2005–2006
  Andrei Chernyshov 2006
  Kakhaber Kacharava 2006
  Dušan Uhrin 2006–2008
  Rainer Zobel 2008–2009
  Kakhaber Kacharava 2009–2010
  Tamaz Samkharadze 2010
  Kakhaber Kacharava 2011
  Alex Garcia 2011–2012
  Giorgi Devdariani 2012
  Nestor Mumladze 2012
  Dušan Uhrin, Jr. 2012–2013
  Malkhaz Zhvania 2013–2014
  Michal Bílek 2014
  Kakhaber Gogichaishvili 2014–2015
  Gia Geguchadze 2015–2016
  Juraj Jarábek 2016
  Vyacheslav Hroznyi 2016–2017
  Kakhaber Kacharava 2017–

European campaignsEdit

As of 25 August 2016

Season Competition Round Country Opponent Home Away
1972–73 UEFA Cup R1   FC Twente 3–2 0–2  
1973–74 UEFA Cup R1   Slavia Sofia 4–1 0–2  
R2   OFK Beograd 3–0 5–1  
R3   Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 1–5  
1976–77 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1   Cardiff City 3–0 0–1  
R2   MTK Budapest 1–4 0–1  
1977–78 UEFA Cup R1   Inter Milan 0–0 1–0  
R2   KB 2–1 4–1  
R3   Grasshoppers 1–0 0–4  
1978–79 UEFA Cup R1   Napoli 2–0 1–1  
R2   Hertha BSC 1–0 0–2  
1979–80 European Cup R1   Liverpool 3–0 1–2  
R2   Hamburg 2–3 1–3  
1980–81 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1   Kastoria 2–0 0–0  
R2   Waterford 4–0 1–0  
QF   West Ham United 0–1 4–1  
SF   Feyenoord 3–0 0–2  
Final   FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1  
1981–82 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1   Grazer AK 2–0 2–2  
R2   Bastia 3–1 1–1  
QF   Legia Warsaw 1–0 1–0  
SF   Standard Liège 0–1 0–1  
1982–83 UEFA Cup R1   Napoli 2–1 0–1  
1987–88 UEFA Cup R1   Lokomotiv Sofia 3–0 1–3  
R2   Victoria București 0–0 2–1  
R3   Werder Bremen 1–1 1–2  
1993–94 UEFA Champions League Preliminary round   Linfield 2–1[14] 1–1  
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round   Universitatea Craiova 2–0 2–1  
R1   FC Tirol Innsbruck 1–0 1–5  
1995–96 UEFA Cup Preliminary round   Botev Plovdiv 0–1 0–1  
1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round   Grevenmacher 4–0 2–2  
QR   Molde 2–1 0–0  
R1   Torpedo Moscow 1–1 1–0  
R2   Boavista 1–0 0–5  
1997–98 UEFA Champions League QR1   Crusaders 5–1 3–1  
QR2   Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 1–6  
1997–98 UEFA Cup R1   MPKC Mozyr 1–0 1–1  
R2   SC Braga 0–1 0–4  
1998–99 UEFA Champions League QR1   Vllaznia Shkodër 3–0[15] 1–3  
QR2   Athletic Bilbao 2–1 0–1  
1998–99 UEFA Cup R1   Willem II 0–3 0–3  
1999–00 UEFA Champions League QR2   Zimbru Chișinău 2–1 0–2  
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1   Standard Liège 2–2 1–1  
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR   BATE Borisov 2–1 0–4  
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   TVMK Tallinn 4–1 1–0  
R1   Slovan Liberec 0–1 2–3  
2003–04 UEFA Champions League QR1   KF Tirana 3–0 0–3  
2004–05 UEFA Cup QR1   BATE Borisov 1–0 3–2  
QR2   Slavia Prague 2–0 1–3  
R1   Wisła Kraków 2–1 3–4  
Group D   Sochaux 0–2
Group D   Newcastle United 0–2
Group D   Sporting CP 0–4
Group D   Panionios 2–5
2005–06 UEFA Champions League QR1   Levadia Tallinn 2–0 0–1  
QR2   Brøndby 0–2 1–3  
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1   Kilikia 3–0 5–1  
R2   Ried 0–1 1–3  
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1   Vaduz 2–0 0–0  
QR2   Rapid Wien 0–3 0–5  
2008–09 UEFA Champions League QR1   NSÍ Runavík 3–0 0–1  
QR2   Panathinaikos 0–0 0–3  
2009–10 UEFA Europa League QR2   FK Liepājas Metalurgs 3–1 1–2  
QR3   Red Star Belgrade 2–0 2–5  
2010–11 UEFA Europa League QR1   Flora Tallinn 2–1 0–0  
QR2   Gefle IF 2–1 2–1  
QR3   Sturm Graz 1–1 0–2  
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR1   FC Milsami 2–0 3–1  
QR2   Llanelli 5–0 1–2  
QR3   KR 2–0 4–1  
Play-off   AEK Athens 1–1 0–1  
2013–14 UEFA Champions League QR2   EB/Streymur 6–1 3–1  
QR3   Steaua București 0–2 1–1  
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off   Tottenham Hotspur 0–5 0–3  
2014–15 UEFA Champions League QR2   Aktobe 0–1 0–3  
2015–16 UEFA Europa League QR1   Gabala 2–1 0–2  
2016–17 UEFA Champions League QR2   Alashkert FC 2–0 1–1  
QR3   Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 0–2  
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Play-off   PAOK FC 0–3 0–2  

European recordEdit

As of 25 August 2016

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 36 14 4 18 50 52
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 90 40 13 37 118 138
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 21 11 3 7 30 17
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 2 2 2 12 8
Total 153 67 22 64 210 215

UEFA club rankingsEdit

As of 9 March 2017[16]

Rank Team Coefficient
242   Kairat 5.550
243   NK Osijek 5.550
244   Dinamo Tbilisi 5.525
245   Dila Gori 5.525
246   Minsk 5.475

SeasonsEdit

Key

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted

  Soviet UnionEdit

Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Soviet Cup Super Cup Federation Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[17]
1936 SFL 6 5 1 0 19 4 17 1st Paichadze 6
1936 STL 7 3 3 1 14 9 16 3rd Runners-up Berdzenishvili 6
1937 STL 16 7 4 5 30 24 34 4th Runners-up Paichadze 8
1938 STL 25 11 9 5 53 38 31 6th SF Paichadze 14
1939 STL 26 14 5 7 60 41 33 2nd SF Paichadze 19
1940 STL 24 15 4 5 56 30 34 2nd n/a Jejelava
Berezhnoy
13
1941 STL 9 5 3 1 21 11 13 [18] n/a Paichadze 7
No championship in 1942–1944
1944 R16
1945 STL 22 9 8 5 37 22 26 4th QF Antadze 9
1946 STL 22 15 3 4 47 26 33 3rd Runners-up Paichadze 15
1947 STL 24 14 5 5 57 30 33 3rd QF Jejelava
Gogoberidze
11
1948 STL 26 13 7 6 54 35 33 4th SF Jejelava 11
1949 STL 34 15 10 9 62 45 40 6th QF Zazroyev 19
1950 STL 36 20 7 9 78 50 47 3rd R16 Gogoberidze 25
1951 STL 28 15 6 7 59 36 36 2nd R32 Gogoberidze 16
1952 STL 13 5 6 2 19 12 16 4th R16 Chkuaseli 7
1953 STL 20 11 5 4 39 24 27 2nd QF Gogoberidze 14
1954 STL 24 9 5 10 38 47 23 8th R32 Gogoberidze 10
1955 STL 22 6 4 12 25 36 16 9th QF Gogoberidze 9
1956 STL 22 8 4 10 42 46 20 8th n/a Chkuaseli 11
1957 STL 22 8 5 9 27 33 21 7th QF Khasaia 7
1958 STL 22 8 3 11 34 55 19 9th R16 Iamanidze 11
1959 STL 22 12 3 7 48 33 27 3rd n/a Kaloev 16
1960 STL 10 5 2 3 18 12 12 8th Runners-up Kaloev 20
1961 STL 30 13 7 10 50 30 33 7th R16 Kaloev 14
1962 STL 22 10 8 4 29 20 28 3rd R16 Kaloev 12
1963 STL 38 17 13 8 56 42 47 5th R32 Barkaia 15
1964 STL 32 18 10 4 48 30 46 1st R16 Datunashvili 13
1965 STL 32 12 12 8 37 30 36 6th SF Barkaia ?
1966 STL 36 13 14 9 47 34 40 7th R32 Datunashvili 20
1967 STL 36 16 13 7 53 33 45 3rd R16 Nodia 13
1968 STL 38 16 13 9 53 29 45 7th R16 Gavasheli 22
1969 STL 26 12 11 3 34 17 35 3rd R32 Nodia 10
1970 STL 32 14 8 10 43 30 36 4th Runners-up Nodia 17
1971 STL 30 14 8 8 33 33 36 3rd QF Nodia 7
1972 STL 30 12 11 7 41 34 35 3rd QF UEFA Cup – R1 Nodia 8
1973 STL 30 13 5/2 10 42 33 31 5th R16 UEFA Cup – R3 Nodia 11
1974 STL 30 8 14 8 29 34 30 9th SF Machaidze 7
1975 STL 30 11 9 10 32 32 31 8th SF Kipiani 12
1976 STL 15 7 4 4 18 10 18 3rd Kipiani 6
1976 15 6 5 4 16 12 17 3rd Winners Cup Winners' Cup – R2 Kipiani
Chelebadze
Tsereteli
3
1977 STL 30 13 13 4 43 26 39 2nd R32 UEFA Cup – R3 Kipiani 14
1978 STL 30 17 8 5 45 24 42 1st QF UEFA Cup – R2 Shengelia 15
1979 STL 34 19 12 3 54 27 46 4th Winners European Cup – R2 Chelebadze 9
1980 STL 34 16 7 11 51 32 39 4th Runners-up Shengelia 17
1981 STL 34 16 10 8 62 35 42 3rd R16 Cup Winners' CupWinner Shengelia 23
1982 STL 34 16 9 9 51 47 41 4th SF Cup Winners' Cup – SF Shengelia 16
1983 STL 34 9 9 16 41 48 27 16th R32 UEFA Cup – R1 Shengelia 11
1984 STL 34 14 8 12 36 41 36 7th R16 Shengelia 9
1985 STL 34 11 10 13 34 39 32 8th R32 Chivadze 7
1986 STL 30 12 9 9 36 36 33 5th R16 GS Chelebadze 10
1987 STL 30 9 7 14 31 40 25 13th R16 QF UEFA Cup – R3 Shengelia 9
1988 STL 30 9 5 16 28 37 23 14th QF GS Guruli 9
1989 STL 30 6 13 11 27 32 25 11th SF GS Kacharava 9
1990 [19] R16[20]

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Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Georgian Cup[21] Super Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[22]
1990 UML 34 24 6 4 91 23 78 1st SF Guruli 23
1991 UML 19 14 5 0 45 9 47 1st n/a[23] Kavelashvili 12
1991–92 UML 38 27 6 5 115 41 87 1st Winners Kacharava 26
1992–93 UML 32 25 2 5 92 35 77 1st Winners Arveladze 18
1993–94 UML 38 31 1 6 130 45 94 1st Winners Champions League – QR1 Kavelashvili
Iashvili
19
1994–95 UML 30 25 3 2 125 33 78 1st Winners UEFA Cup – R1 Iashvili 24
1995–96 UML 30 25 4 1 109 16 79 1st Winners Winners UEFA Cup – QR1 Iashvili 26
1996–97 UML 30 26 3 1 101 23 81 1st Winners Winners UEFA Cup – R2 Demetradze 26
1997–98 UML 30 24 4 2 86 15 71 1st Runners-up Runners-up Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R2 Khomeriki 23
1998–99 UML 30 24 5 1 91 17 77 1st R16 Winners Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R1 Ashvetia 26
1999–00 UML 28 16 10 2 57 16 58 3rd SF Champions League – QR2 Ashvetia
Aleksidze
12
2000–01 UML 32 18 8 6 65 29 68 3rd QF Intertoto Cup – R1 Zirakishvili 21
2001–02 UML 32 19 6 7 57 20 63 3rd SF UEFA Cup – QR1 Bobokhidze 13
2002–03 UML 32 24 4 4 67 15 76 1st Winners UEFA Cup – R1 Daraselia Jr. 15
2003–04 UML 32 19 8 5 64 18 65 3rd Winners Champions League – QR1 Akhalaia 12
2004–05 UML 36 23 6 7 73 27 75 1st R16 Winners UEFA Cup – GS Melkadze 27
2005–06 UML 30 20 4 6 61 22 64 3rd QF Champions League – QR2 Dvali 21
2006–07 UML 26 20 2 4 57 19 62 2nd QF Intertoto Cup – R2 Iashvili 27
2007–08 UML 26 23 1 2 67 18 70 1st SF Winners UEFA Cup – QR2 Khutsishvili 16
2008–09 UML 30 19 6 5 70 21 63 2nd Winners Runners-up Champions League – QR2 Merebashvili
Spasojević
13
2009–10 UML 36 22 8 6 62 19 74 2nd Runners-up Europa League – QR3 Akieremy 11
2010–11 UML 36 21 9 6 55 22 72 2nd QF Europa League – QR3 Koshkadze
Khmaladze
8
2011–12 UML 36 17 11 8 64 32 62 4th R16 Europa League – Play-off Xisco 15
2012–13 UML 32 24 6 2 88 23 78 1st Winners Runners-up Xisco 24
2013–14 UML 32 21 5 6 67 23 68 1st Winners Winners Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Xisco 19
2014–15 UML 30 17 7 6 56 28 58 3rd Winners Winners Champions League – QR2 Papunashvili 14
2015–16 UML 30 25 1 4 74 29 76 1st Winners Europa League – QR1 Kvilitaia 24
2016 UML 15 7 6 2 18 6 23 4th SF Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Papunashvili 3

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  18. ^ did not finish due to World War II
  19. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation – federation of native country.
  20. ^ Team withdrew during the competition
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