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FC Torpedo Kutaisi is a Georgian professional football club based in Kutaisi, Georgia's second largest city. ‘Torpedo Kutaisi’ was founded in 1946 and in just three years the club became the winner of the Football Championship of that time. By the end of 1964, the Football Federation of the former Soviet Union published a list of the best soccer players and 5 among them – R. Urushadze, I. Losaberidze, S. Kutivadze, J. Kherkhadze, and V. Chkhartishvili were from the Torpedo Kutaisi team.[citation needed] Furthermore, Torpedo Kutaisi players of different times were always named among the Top Ten footballers of Georgia. G. Tskhovrebovi, R. Dzodzuashvili, J. Kherkhadze, Kutivadze, T. Sulakvelidze, G. Nodia, T. Kostava and others were among them.[citation needed] Moreover, Ramaz Shengelia was recognized as the number one football player of the former USSR.[citation needed] Torpedo play their home games at Ramaz Shengelia Stadium.

FC Torpedo Kutaisi
FCTK logo
Full name Football Club Torpedo Kutaisi
Nickname(s) FC Torpedo,
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
Ground Ramaz Shengelia Stadium
Kutaisi, Georgia
Ground Capacity 14,700
President Georgia (country) Zaal Chachava
Manager Georgia (country) Kakhaber Chkhetiani
League Umaglesi Liga
2016 3rd[1]
Website Club website

Contents

HistoryEdit

FC Torpedo Kutaisi was founded in 1946 on the base of Kutaisi Automotive Plant.[clarification needed] In 1949 the club became the winner of the Georgian SSR Championship. In 1959 two football clubs "FC Torpedo Kutaisi" and "FC Locomotive Kutaisi" were united and the name remained "FC Torpedo Kutaisi". In 1962 "FC Torpedo Kutaisi" was firstly[clarification needed] became a participant in the Soviet Top League. Many famous Georgian football players began their career in this club.[who?] For example, when Dinamo Tbilisi won UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1980–81, five footballers were the ex-players of FC Torpedo Kutaisi.[who?]

When the Georgian National Championships started in 1990, the club changed its name into "FC Kutaisi". But after three years, the club restored the old name. The last years of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st were the most successful years in the club's history. During 1999–02 the club won five domestic titles. During that time most players of the Georgia national football team were from "FC Torpedo Kutaisi".[citation needed] Besides this, Georgian managers (Jemal Kherkhadze, David Kipiani, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Otar Gabelia, Vladimir Gutsaev and others) worked in the club as a head coach and in the staff too.

After the season 2004–05, three times Georgian Premier League Champion and two times Georgian National Cup Winner FC Torpedo Kutaisi was dissolved. Its last game was in Borisov, Belarus against BATE Borisov (First Qualifying Round of UEFA Cup 2005–06) in which FC Torpedo Kutaisi lost 5–0. After this, a new football club "FC Kutaisi Torpedo" was founded, but it was not the successor of FC Torpedo Kutaisi and had no titles.[citation needed] "FC Kutaisi Torpedo" was participating in the Georgian Premier League during two seasons (2005–06 and 2006–07), but due to financial reasons it was removed from the top league and began playing in the Pirveli Liga.

HonoursEdit

Domestic Competitions

İnternational Competitions

Soviet Time Competitions

Torpedo junior team international honours

  • Evima cup
  •   (1) 2013

Torpedo fans honours

  • Torpedo The Jungles fan team
  • Balu cup
  •   (1) 2012
  • West Georgia cup
  •   (2) 2013, 2014
  • Chibo cup
  •   (1) 2016

Current squadEdit

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 Maksime Kvilitaia
2   DF Vazha Tabatadze
3   DF Guram Adamadze
4   DF Anri Chichinadze
5   DF Davit Khurcilava
6   MF Oleg Mamasakhlisi
7   MF Gabriel Saghrishvili
8   MF Shota Babunashvili
9   FW Tornike Kapanadze
10   MF Giorgi Kukhianidze
11   MF Guga Palavandishvili
12   GK Kakhaber Meshveliani
No. Position Player
13   MF Bidzina Makharoblidze
17   DF Giorgi Guruli
19   MF Levan Kutalia
22   MF Grigol Dolidze
23   DF Giorgi Kimadze
25   DF Shalva Burjanadze
27   MF Volodymyr Korobka
30   MF Mate Kvirkvia
77   MF Merab Gigauri
88   FW Beka Tugushi
89   GK Roin Kvaskhvadze (captain)
99   FW Lasha Kuchukhidze


European HistoryEdit

As of 9 July 2017
Competition Season Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 3 10 4 2 4 12 15
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 6 14 2 2 10 15 36
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 4 2 1 1 9 3
Total 10 28 8 5 15 36 54
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Erebuni 6–0 1–1 7–1
2R   Lommel 1–2 1–0 2–2
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR   Lantana 4–2 5–0 9–2
1R   AEK 0–1 1–6 1–7
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 2QR   Crvena Zvezda 2–0 0–4 2–4
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1QR   Linfield 1–0 0–0 1–0
2QR   Copenhagen 1–1 1–3 2–4
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1QR   B36 Tórshavn 5–2 1–0 6–2
2QR   Sparta Prague 1–2 0–3 1–5
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   Lens 0–2 0–3 0–5
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1QR   BATE Borisov 0–1 0–5 0–6
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Aktobe 1–1 0–1 1–2
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Žilina 0–3 3–3 3–6
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Trenčín 0–3 1–5 1–8
Rank Country Team Points
399   Banants 1.775
399   Gandzasar Kapan 1.775
399   Torpedo Kutaisi 1.775
399   Metalurgi Rustavi 1.775
403   Lusitanos 1.733

As of 22 November 2016. Source

SeasonsEdit

Key

Champions Runners-up Third plase Promoted Relegated
Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Domestic Cup Federation Cup Super Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer
1949 SFL/UR 26 16 8 2 58 25 40 2nd 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1953 1/64 n/a  ? ?
1955 Z4,1/128 n/a  ? ?
1957 SFL/Z3 30 16 6 8 54 28 38 6th Z3,1/2 n/a  ? ?
1958 SFL/Z4 30 17 6 7 66 35 40 4th Z4,1/4 n/a  ? ?
1959 SFL/Z3 26 11 6 9 36 34 28 6th n/a n/a  ? ?
1960 SFL 30 21 7 2 70 21 49 1st Z3,1/4 n/a  ? ?
1961 SFL 30 22 2 6 49 23 46 1st 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1962 STL 18 7 5 6 21 16 19 15th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1963 STL 38 6 21 11 22 37 33 12th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1964 STL 32 10 7 15 20 37 27 13th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1965 STL 32 8 3 21 29 69 19 16th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1966 STL 36 9 10 17 44 59 28 15th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1967 STL 36 8 15 13 37 50 31 13th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1968 STL 38 9 10 19 27 48 28 19th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1969 STL 26 4 6 16 20 50 14 14th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1970 STL 32 6 11 15 24 42 23 16th 1/8 n/a  ? ?
1971 SFL 42 12 15 15 47 53 39 11th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1972 SFL 38 19 6 13 49 32 44 5th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1973 SFL 38 16 4 18 40 46 34 9th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1974 SFL 38 14 10 14 37 42 38 8th 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1975 SFL 38 18 13 7 55 31 49 3rd PR n/a Ramaz Shengelia 15
1976 SFL 38 13 15 10 46 38 41 7th R2 n/a Ramaz Shengelia 12
1977 SFL 38 15 8 15 45 48 38 9th R1 n/a  ? ?
1978 SFL 38 14 9 15 44 41 37 9th R1 n/a  ? ?
1979 SFL 46 17 15 14 44 40 46 11th GS n/a  ? ?
1980 SFL 46 18 9 19 62 54 45 13th GS n/a  ? ?
1981 SFL 46 26 4 16 57 46 56 2nd GS n/a Deviz Darjania 19
1982 STL 34 10 10 14 39 45 30 13th GS n/a Merab Megreladze 19
1983 STL 34 4 12 18 26 58 18[2] 16th 1/4 n/a  ? ?
1984 SFL 42 23 9 10 76 55 55 2nd 1/16 n/a Otar Korghalidze 24
1985 STL 34 11 9 14 40 51 31 11th 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1986 STL 30 5 7 18 24 60 17 16th 1/16 GS  ? ?
1987 SFL 42 11 12 19 30 51 34 21st 1/16  ? ?
1988 SSL 30 24 4 2 70 21 52 1st 1/32  ? ?
1989 SFL 42 18 5 19 69 73 41 13th 1/4 Merab Megreladze 33
1990 UML[3] 34 20 5 9 62 33 65 4th 1/4[4]  ? ?
1991 UML 19 11 2 6 34 30 35 3rd n/a[5]  ? ?
1991–92 UML 38 15 4 19 66 60 49 11th 1/2  ? ?
1992–93 UML 32 16 4 12 70 54 52 5th 1/2  ? ?
1993–94 UML 32 15 7 10 56 49 52 3rd 1/16  ? ?
1994–95 UML 30 14 2 14 58 47 44 6th 1/8  ? ?
1995–96 UML 30 15 7 8 69 49 52 7th 1/4  ? ?
1996–97 UML 30 14 4 12 70 58 46 5th 1/8  ? ?
1997–98 UML 30 15 9 6 51 30 54 4th 1/8  ? ?
1998–99 UML 30 21 4 5 73 27 67 2nd Winners Runners-up Intertoto Cup – R2  ? ?
1999–00 UML 28 19 7 2 70 16 64 1st Runners-up n/a UEFA Cup – R1 Zurab Ionanidze 25
2000–01 UML 32 20 8 4 49 15 68 1st Winners n/a UEFA Champions League – 2Q  ? ?
2001–02 UML 32 23 5 4 64 18 74 1st Runners-up n/a UEFA Champions League – 2Q Andriy Poroshin 17
2002–03 UML 32 22 6 4 65 20 72 2nd 1/2 UEFA Champions League – 2Q Zurab Ionanidze 26
2003–04 UML 32 15 6 11 46 38 51 7th Runners-up UEFA Cup – QR Suliko Davitashvili 20
2004–05 UML 36 20 10 6 56 31 70 2nd 1/4  ? ?
2005–06 UML 30 8 6 16 28 42 30 12th 1/8 UEFA Cup – 1Q  ? ?
2006–07 UML 26 9 4 13 24 35 31 7th[6] 1/4  ? ?
2007–08 PIL 27 11 6 10 38 31 39 11th GS  ? ?
2008–09 PIL 30 14 3 13 32 22 45 9th 1/16  ? ?
2009–10 PIL 28 22 4 2 70 12 70 1st R2 Revaz Kvernadze 14
2010–11 UML 36 14 13 9 31 22 55 4th Runners-up Giorgi Megreladze 14
2011–12 UML 36 20 7 9 50 32 67 3rd 1/4 UEFA Europa League – 1Q Revaz Gotsiridze 13
2012–13 UML 32 19 7 6 57 30 64 3rd 1/4 UEFA Europa League – 1Q Nika Sabanadze 12
2013–14 UML 32 14 6 12 43 44 48 7th 1/4 UEFA Europa League – 1Q Nika Sabanadze 13
2014–15 UML 30 10 11 9 39 33 41 8th 1/4 Otar Kvernadze 10
2015–16 UML 30 14 6 10 50 42 48 6th 1/4 Tornike Kapanadze 9
2016 UML/GW 12 4 3 5 16 12 15 6th Winners Oleg Mamasakhlisi 5

ManagersEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ http://int.soccerway.com/national/georgia/umaglesi-liga/20162017/regular-season/r36346/
  2. ^ -2 points
  3. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation - federation of native country.
  4. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation – federation of native country.
  5. ^ due to changing the basis of the calendar from spring/autumn to autumn/spring, 1991 season the cup competition did not conducted
  6. ^ FC Torpedo Kutaisi was relegated due to financial reasons by GFF. See the final standings

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