FC Shevardeni-1906 Tbilisi

FC Shevardeni-1906 Tbilisi was a Georgian football club based in Tbilisi. They most recently played in the Liga 3, the third tier of Georgian football from 2023. They were one of the oldest Georgian association football clubs.

FC Shevardeni 1906 Tbilisi
Full nameFootball Club Shevardeni 1906 Tbilisi
Founded1906; 118 years ago (1906)
Dissolved2022; 2 years ago (2022)
GroundShevardeni Ground
Tbilisi, Georgia
202210th of 10 (expelled)
WebsiteClub website

History edit

Shevardeni were founded in 1906 after a Czech public figure named Jaroslav Svatoš invited several athletics coaches to Georgia at the end of the 19th century and formed a sports society called Sokol (Czech word for Falcon that was later translated to Georgian Shevardeni). The club played its first match on October 23, 1911, against the united team of different sports societies and won the game 1-0.

During Soviet times, up until 1986, the club played in regional tournaments and in 1987 was promoted to the Vtoraya Liga (third division) of Soviet championship. In 1990, after the restoration of Georgia's independence, Shevardeni changed its name to Shevardeni 1906 and played in Umaglesi Liga until 1996, having finished as runners-up in the 1992–93 season. later it merged with Universiteti Tbilisi of Pirveli Liga to form TSU Tbilisi. Recently the club was re-established as Shevardeni 1906 and its new representatives have vowed to bring the team back to the top Georgian division. The club started to play in regional league in 2015 and within less than 3 years was promoted to Erovnuli Liga 2, which is the second tier of Georgian professional football league.

In May 2022, the GFF Disciplinary Committee ruled that Dinamo Zugdidi and Shevardeni-1906 match-fixing and thus they were expelled from the league with immediate effect on 22 May. For this reason all their team or individual records were been annulled from the statistics of Erovnuli Liga 2 for the season 2022.[1]

They later ceased to exist.

Current squad edit

As of 27 July 2023[2]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 Giorgi Nadiradze
2 DF   GEO Archil Basaria
3 DF   UKR Andriy Slinkin
4 DF   GEO Beka Kharshiladze
7 MF   GEO Vazha Nemsadze
11 MF   GEO Zviad Sikharulia
15 FW   UKR Yevheniy Lozovyi
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK   GEO Giorgi Somkhishvili
19 DF   GEO Vazha Lomashvili
23 DF   GEO Nikoloz Jishkariani
25 FW   GEO Tamaz Babunadze
28 GK   GEO Lasha Gurgenidze
31 DF   BLR Nika Basariya
39 DF   GEO Toma Khubashvili

Honours edit

References edit

  1. ^ "ზუგდიდის "დინამო" და თბილისის "შევარდენი 1906" ჩემპიონატიდან მოკვეთეს". ajaratv.ge (in Georgian), 22 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Players". Erovnuliliga. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  3. ^ Georgia - List of Champions - RSSSF

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