FC Sioni Bolnisi

FC Sioni Bolnisi is a Georgian football club based in Bolnisi. The club was founded in 1936.

Sioni
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Full nameFootball Club Sioni Bolnisi
Founded1936; 85 years ago (1936)
GroundTamaz Stephania Stadium, Bolnisi
Capacity3,000
ChairmanZviad Kirkitadze
ManagerVladimir Burduli
LeagueErovnuli Liga 2
20207th

HistoryEdit

After spending several years in the lower divisions of Georgian football between 1990 and 1995, Sioni won promotion to Umaglesi Liga for the 1995/96 season and played there regularly until 2017. In the 2003/04 season, Sioni and FC WIT Georgia shared the first position in the league, and the title was decided in a championship playoff. WIT won the match 2–0, but the crowd violence during the match lead UEFA to ban Sioni from the UEFA Cup participation.[1]

However, in 2005/06, Sioni won the league and represented Georgia in the UEFA Champions League 2006-07, where they defeated FK Baku from Azerbaijan in the first qualifying round,[2] but were eliminated by Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia in the second stage, losing 2–0 both home and away.[3]

 
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HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2005–06

Current squadEdit

As of 1 September 2018[4]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 Lasha Dvalishvili
2 DF   GEO Mamuka Amisulashvili
3 DF   GEO Gulverd Tomashvili
4 DF   GEO Aleksandre Gureshidze
5 DF   GEO Luka Nozadze
6 MF   GEO Vazha Kikava
7 MF   GEO Aleksandre Koshkadze
9 MF   GEO Levan Khmaladze
10 FW   GEO Jaba Ugulava
11 FW   GEO Dato Kirkitadze
13 MF   GEO Lasha Managadze
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   GEO Bidzina Makharoblidze
15 FW   GEO Lasha Lezhava
20 MF   GEO Giorgi Mikaberidze
21 FW   GEO Levan Okriashvili
22 DF   GEO Vasiko Bachiashvili
24 FW   GEO Georgi Kobakhidze
26 MF   GEO Giorgi Datunaishvili
30 GK   GEO Giorgi Chochishvili
77 MF   GEO Zviad Sikharulia

European cupEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   FK Púchov 0–3 0–3
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Baku FC 2–0 0–1
2Q   PFC Levski Sofia 0–2 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Flamurtari 2–3 2–1

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reuters (2004-06-01). "UEFA Cup ban for Georgian club Sioni". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  2. ^ "UEFA Champions League History, Season 2006–2007, First qualifying round". uefa.com. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  3. ^ "UEFA Champions League History, Season 2006–2007, Second qualifying round". uefa.com. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  4. ^ "Sioni Bolnisi roster". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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