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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; 83 years ago (1936)
GroundTamaz Stephania Stadium, Bolnisi
Capacity3,000
ChairmanZviad Kirkitadze
ManagerVladimir Burduli
LeagueErovnuli Liga
20188th

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 have been playing there ever since. 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

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

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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