FC Saburtalo Tbilisi

FC Saburtalo is a Georgian football club,[1] based in Tbilisi, the capital of the country.

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Nickname(s)Red Eagles
FoundedAugust 20, 1999; 22 years ago (1999-08-20)
GroundMikheil Meskhi Stadium
Tbilisi, Georgia
Capacity25,453
ChairmanTariel Khechikashvili
20214th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Saburtalo was founded on August 20, 1999 in Tbilisi.[2] In 2005, the club was bought by Iberia Business Group and its owner Tariel Khechikashvili, who later became the Minister of Sport & Youth Affairs of Georgia.

Saburtalo has one of the top football academies in the country.[2] The club has a full-size stadium, called Bendela, with the capacity of 1,800 spectators.[2]

In March 2016, Manolo Hierro was appointed as the sporting director of the club.[3]

Saburtalo is the name of one of Tbilisi's central districts.

HonoursEdit

FC Saburtalo Tbilisi honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Erovnuli Liga 1 2018
Erovnuli Liga 2 1 2014–15
Georgian Cup 2 2019, 2021
Georgian Super Cup 1 2020

StatisticsEdit

DomesticEdit

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Europe Notes Manager
2013–14 Erovnuli Liga 2 8 26 9 5 12 38 34 32 DNP Temur Shalamberidze
2014–15 Erovnuli Liga 2 1 36 28 3 5 92 25 82 First round Promoted Giorgi Chiabrishvili
2015–16 Erovnuli Liga 8 30 11 6 13 47 61 39 First round Giorgi Chiabrishvili
2016 Erovnuli Liga 3 12 5 4 3 17 12 19 First round Lost Bronze play-offs to Dinamo Tbilisi Pablo Franco
2017 Erovnuli Liga 4 36 18 6 12 61 42 60 Fourth round Giorgi Chiabrishvili
2018 Erovnuli Liga 1 36 24 7 5 64 29 79 Third round Giorgi Chiabrishvili
2019 Erovnuli Liga 3 36 21 7 8 67 36 70 Winners Champions League - 2QR
Europa League - 3QR
Giorgi Chiabrishvili
2020 Erovnuli Liga 5 18 7 6 5 28 21 27 Semi-final Europa League - 1QR Teimuraz Shalamberidze,

Levan Korgalidze

European recordEdit

As of 14 July 2022

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1QR   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–3 3–0 4−3
2QR   Dinamo Zagreb 0−2 0−3 0−5
UEFA Europa League 3QR   Ararat-Armenia 0−2 2−1 2−3
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Apollon Limassol 1–5
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 1QR   Partizani 0–1 1–0 (a.e.t.) 1−1 (5–4 p)
2QR   FCSB 1–0 2–4 3–4
Notes
  • QR: Qualifying round

Overall recordEdit

Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Champions League 4 1 0 3 4 8 −4 025.00
UEFA Europa League 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 033.33
UEFA Europa Conference League 4 2 0 2 4 5 −1 050.00
Total 11 4 0 7 11 21 −10 036.36

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 5 March, 2022

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 Tornike Megrelishvili
2 DF   GEO Saba Mamatsashvili
3 DF   GEO Aleksandre Gureshidze
4 DF   GEO Giorgi Jgerenaia
6 MF   GEO Shota Nonikashvili
7 FW   GEO Iuri Tabatadze
8 MF   GEO Bakar Kardava
9 FW   GEO Giorgi Guliashvili
10 FW   GEO Guram Goshteliani
11 MF   GEO Levan Nonikashvili
12 DF   GEO Levan Kakubava
13 GK   GEO Oto Goshadze
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 FW   GEO Nodar Kavtaradze
15 DF   GEO Dachi Tsnobiladze
17 MF   GEO Gizo Mamageishvili
18 FW   GEO Irakli Sikharulidze
19 MF   GEO Gegi Geguchadze
22 MF   GEO Giorgi Gocholeishvili
23 MF   GEO Otar Mamageishvili
24 DF   GEO Nodar Iashvili
30 GK   GEO Luka Lezhava
33 DF   GEO Gia Chaduneli
35 MF   CRO Benedik Mioč
40 DF   GEO Davit Ubilava

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia – FC Saburtalo Tbilisi – Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news – Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ a b c "The history of FC Saburtalo Tbilisi". FCsaburtalo.ge. 6 December 2015. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. ^ "მანოლო იერო "საბურთალოს" სპორტულ დირექტორად". FCsaburtalo.ge. 23 February 2016. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2017. (in Georgian)