FC Gagra (Georgian: გაგრა) is a Georgian football club which currently plays in Erovnuli Liga 2.

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Founded2004; 16 years ago (2004)
GroundDavid Petriashvili Arena,
Tbilisi, Georgia
Capacity2,130
PresidentBesik Chikhradze
ManagerDenis Khomutov
LeagueErovnuli Liga 2
20195th

HistoryEdit

The clubs has its origins in Gagra, Abkhazia. The current club was founded in Tbilisi by former player and coach Goridze Chikhradze and his cousin in 2004, with a plan to move the club to Gagra in the end,[1] but due to the enduring Abkhaz–Georgian conflict Gagra has played its home games in Tbilisi.

The new club was formed as FC Gagra in 2004 at Regionuli Liga, where the club won promotion to the Pirveli Liga. After winning their second-tier division, Gagra lost the promotion play-off in 2005–06 and 2006–07 and failed to promote to the Umaglesi Liga. In 2007–08, they again lost the promotion play-off, but after some withdrawals in the Umaglesi Liga the team was promoted finally.[2] In the 2008–09 season, the team played in the top league,[3] but were to be relegated in the end.[4] Only after higher placed teams withdrew from the league Gagra weren't relegated.[5] Gagra won the first League of 2010–2011 season,[6] and became the winner of the Georgian Cup, defeating three-time winners FC Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 after extra time.[7]

League and cup historyEdit

Season League Georgian Cup Europe Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2005–06 2nd 3 34 19 11 4 49 22 68 Round of 16 -
2006–07 2nd 3 34 18 6 10 52 36 60 First round -
2007–08 2nd East 1 27 16 6 5 59 36 54 First round -
2008–09 1st 9 30 7 7 16 23 48 28 Round of 32 -
2009–10 1st 10 36 5 9 22 30 59 24 Round of 16 - Giorgi Gabedava 10
2010–11 2nd 1 32 23 6 3 73 19 75 Winners -
2011–12 1st 10 36 9 7 20 35 53 34 Semi-final EL - 2Q Levan Sharikadze 5
2012–13 2nd 4 33 16 5 12 63 46 53 Round of 16 - John Jeremiah 20
2013–14 2nd 4 24 11 9 4 44 25 42 First round - Gogita Gogatishvili 10
2014–15 2nd 3 35 15 5 15 59 44 50 First round - Nika Tsotskhalashvili 8
2015–16 2nd 5 34 16 4 14 54 38 52 - - Nika Magrakvelidze 13
2016 2nd 2 16 9 4 3 29 21 28 First round - Levan Papava 13
2017 2nd 5 36 16 5 15 46 38 53 Fifth round - Nikoloz Khintibidze 15

European historyEdit

As of match played 21 July 2011
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Europa League 2 1 0 1 2 3
Total 2 1 0 1 2 3
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Anorthosis Famagusta 2–0 0–3 2–3

Current squadEdit

As of August 2019[8]

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 Beka Kurdadze
2   DF Vasil Khositashvili
3   DF Giorgi Gagnidze
4   DF Jaba Kasrelishvili
5   DF Giorgi Tkeshelashvili
6   MF Tsotne Patsatsia
7   MF Ivane Okropiridze
8   MF Beka Nikolashvili
9   MF Levan Barabadze
11   FW Zviad Metreveli
12   GK Davit Kereselidze
13   FW Koba Shalamberidze
No. Position Player
14   MF Erekle Sultanishvili
15   MF Luka Mdzevashvili
17   MF Sandro Shetsiruli
18   DF Omar Patarkatsishvili
18   DF Otar Javashvili
20   MF Giorgi Papuashvili
21   MF Lasha-Giorgi Oboladze
23   MF Lasha Managadze
24   MF Giorgi Kobuladze
27   FW Lasha Ozbetelashvili
31   DF Piruz Gabitashvili
39   GK Irakli Chaligava

PersonnelEdit

Position Staff
Manager Anatoliy Piskovets
Assistant manager Zviad Jeladze
Fitness coach Shalva Nadiradze
Goalkeeping coach David Mamardashvili

ManagementEdit

Office Name
President Beso Chikhradze
Vice-President Goderdzi Chikhradze

Shirt sponsors and manufacturersEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2010– PUMA Sandora

HonorsEdit

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Displaced Georgians keep memories alive with soccer in exile - Eurasianet
  2. ^ "Georgia 2007/08". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Zobel backs Dinamo for the double". UEFA. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Season review: Georgia". UEFA. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  5. ^ "First division clubs in Europe 2009/10" (PDF). UEFA. p. 57. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Season review: Georgia". UEFA. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Gagra claim maiden Georgian Cup". UEFA. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Players". Erovnuliliga. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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