Gia Grigalava

Gia Aleksandrovich Grigalava (Georgian: გია გრიგალავა, romanized: gia grigalava, pronounced [giɑ grigɑlɑvɑ]; Russian: Гиа Александрович Григалава; born 5 August 1989) is a professional Georgian footballer who plays as left-back or centre-back for FC Arsenal Tula. He also holds Russian citizenship.

Gia Grigalava
Gia Grigalava 2019.jpg
Grigalava with Arsenal Tula in 2019
Personal information
Full name Gia Grigalava
Date of birth (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Kutaisi, Georgian SSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Tula
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2006 Rostov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Rostov 1 (0)
2008–2010 SKA Rostov-on-Don 25 (2)
2009FC Moscow (loan) 14 (0)
2010Rostov (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2013 Volga Nizhny Novgorod 50 (1)
2013 Krylia Sovetov Samara 5 (0)
2013–2015 Anzhi Makhachkala 22 (1)
2015 Pafos 16 (1)
2016 Ethnikos Achna 9 (0)
2017– Arsenal Tula 68 (3)
National team
2009 Russia U-21 1 (0)
2011– Georgia 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2017

CareerEdit

The Russian-Georgian started his career at FC Rostov, who made his debut in the Russian Premier League in 2007. In January 2010 SKA Rostov loaned the left-back to FC Rostov for one season and returns after six years to his youth club. Since April 2009 and until December 2009 he was on loan at FC Moscow.

In February 2015, Grigalava tested positive for banned substances.[1] On the 12th of the same month, Grigalava was released by Anzhi.[2]

International careerEdit

Grigalava was a part of the Russia U-21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 13 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rostov 2006 Russian Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0
2007 1 0 2 0 3 0
SKA Rostov-on-Don 2008 FNL 25 2 3 1 28 3
Moscow 2009 Russian Premier League 14 0 4 0 18 0
Rostov 2010 9 0 2 0 11 0
Total (2 spells) 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Volga Nizhny Novgorod 2011–12 Russian Premier League 31 0 4 0 2[a] 0 37 0
2012–13 19 1 1 0 20 1
Total 50 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 57 1
Krylia Sovetov Samara 2013–14 Russian Premier League 5 0 5 0
Anzhi Makhachkala 22 1 0 0 7 0 29 1
2014–15 FNL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 29 1
Pafos 2015–16 Cypriot First Division 16 1 0 0 16 1
Ethnikos Achna 2016–17 9 0 0 0 9 0
Arsenal Tula 2016–17 Russian Premier League 4 1 0 0 2[b] 0 6 1
2017–18 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 15 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 17 1
Career total 166 6 17 1 7 0 4 0 194 7

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Two appearances in relegation play-offs
  2. ^ Two appearances in relegation play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Anji official statement". FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Anji and Grigalava end labour relationship". FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Russia U-21'2009". Rusteam.permian.ru. Retrieved 25 September 2009.

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