FC Metalurgi Rustavi

Metalurgi Rustavi is a defunct Georgian football team based in Rustavi, which has twice won the national league.

FC Metalurgi Rustavi
Founded1948; 74 years ago (1948)
Dissolved2016
GroundPoladi Stadium
Rustavi, Georgia
Capacity6,200
CoachVarlam Kilasonia
LeagueUmaglesi Liga
2014–1514th

In Soviet times, the club played under the name "Metalurgi" (Rustavi), then during the independence of Georgia, the club was called "Gorda" (Rustavi) and FC Rustavi.

After FC Tbilisi merged with club FC Rustavi in 2006, FC Olimpi Rustavi was established.

HistoryEdit

Football in Rustavi could be traced back to Metallurg Rustavi in the Soviet era. The club was a member of Umaglesi Liga until relegation in 2003. In order to get back to the top division, the club merged with FC Tbilisi and as Olimpi Rustavi occupied their seat in Umaglesi Liga. In 2007, the team won their first Georgian Premier League title,[1] followed by the second top title three years later.[2] In the same season they recorded an unbeaten run consisting of 27 league matches.[3] Olimpi won the Super Cup as well.

For the 2011–12 season the club changed its name to Metalurgi Rustavi.

The 2014–15 season turned out critical.[4] Amid a severe financial crisis Metalurgi were relegated.[5]

For the last time the club played in Regionuli Liga, the lowest tier of Georgian football system, in 2015–16 and was subsequently declared bankrupt. A new Rustavi club emerged representing the city in Liga 2, although they did not have any legal connections.[6]

HonoursEdit

Winners (2): 2007, 2010
Winners (1): 2010
  • Football championship of Georgian SSR:
    • Winners (4): 1959, 1974, 1979, 1984

SeasonsEdit

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Europe Notes Manager
1990 Umaglesi Liga 3 34 22 3 9 63 33 69 Gorda Rustavi
1991 Umaglesi Liga 9 19 7 5 7 34 22 26 Gorda Rustavi
1991–92 Umaglesi Liga 3 38 22 9 7 71 38 75 Gorda Rustavi
1992–93 Umaglesi Liga 7 32 14 7 11 73 69 49 Metallurgi Rustavi
1993–94 Umaglesi Liga 9 Metallurgi Rustavi
1994–95 Umaglesi Liga 7 Metallurgi Rustavi
1995–96 Umaglesi Liga 5 Metallurgi Rustavi
1996–97 Umaglesi Liga 10 Metallurgi Rustavi
1997–98 Umaglesi Liga 11 Metallurgi Rustavi
1998–99 Umaglesi Liga 12 Gorda Rustavi
1999-00 Umaglesi Liga 12 Gorda Rustavi
2000–01 Umaglesi Liga 11 Gorda Rustavi
2001–02 Umaglesi Liga 10 Gorda Rustavi
2002–03 Umaglesi Liga 10 Gorda Rustavi
2003–04 Pirveli Liga 4 FC Rustavi
2004–05 Pirveli Liga 11 30 10 7 13 39 43 37 FC Rustavi
2005–06 Pirveli Liga 8 34 13 10 11 50 37 49 FC Rustavi
2006–07 Umaglesi Liga 1 26 19 6 1 57 9 63 Round of 16 FC Olimpi Rustavi
2007–08 Umaglesi Liga 4 26 16 4 6 26 16 52 Quarter-finals UEFA Champions League 1st qualifying round FC Olimpi Rustavi
2008–09 Umaglesi Liga 3 30 16 9 5 40 20 57 Runner-up FC Olimpi Rustavi
2009–10 Umaglesi Liga 1 36 25 7 4 69 26 79 Round of 16 UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round FC Olimpi Rustavi
2010–11 Umaglesi Liga 3 36 20 6 10 52 31 66 Quarter-finals UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round FC Olimpi Rustavi
2011–12 Umaglesi Liga 2 28 17 4 7 39 28 55 Semi-finals UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2012–13 Umaglesi Liga 7 32 12 8 12 29 35 44 Semi-finals UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2013–14 Umaglesi Liga 5 32 13 6 13 35 39 45 Quarter-finals FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2014–15 Umaglesi Liga 14 30 6 8 16 25 46 26 Quarter-finals FC Metalurgi Rustavi

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q   FC Astana 0–0 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q   B36 Tórshavn 2–0 2–0
2Q   Legia Warszawa 0–1 0–3
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Aktobe 1–1 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Banants 1–1 1–0
2Q   Irtysh Pavlodar 1–1 2–0
3Q   Stade Rennais 2–5 0–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Teuta 6–1 3–0
2Q   Viktoria Plzeň 1–3 0–2

Notable Players

ManagersEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "საქართველოს ჩემპიონატი რუსთავის "ოლიმპი" ჩემპიონ". gff.ge (in Georgian), 20 მაისი 2007.
  2. ^ "ოლიმპი მსოფლიო ქსელში". nplg.gov.ge (in Georgian), 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ "ეროვნული ფეხბურთის ციფრების ანატომია". ambebi.ge (in Georgian), 9 June 2010.
  4. ^ "ვარლამ კილასონია: ეს კატასტროფაც აღარ არის!." sportall.ge (in Georgian), 17 March 2015.
  5. ^ "ვარლამ კილასონია: ამიტომაც ჩააგდეს "ლოკომოტივთან" მატჩი..." sportall.ge (in Georgian), 4 June 2015.
  6. ^ გია ტუხაშვილი (2017-04-11). "რუსთავი: აღზევება". lelo.ge (in Georgian).