Nika Sichinava

Nika Sichinava (Georgian: ნიკა სიჭინავა; born 17 August 1994) is a Georgian and Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Finnish club KuPS on loan from Kolos Kovalivka.[1]

Nika Sichinava
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Kutaisi, Georgia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
KuPS (on loan from Kolos Kovalivka)
Number 18
Youth career
2009–2011 Yunist Chernihiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Retro Vatutine (amateurs)
2012 Volgar Astrakhan 0 (0)
2013 Kolkheti-1913 Poti 4 (1)
2013–2014 WIT Georgia 31 (3)
2014–2016 Kolkheti-1913 Poti 38 (5)
2016–2021 Inhulets Petrove 124 (32)
2016Inhulets-3 Petrove (amateurs) 11 (4)
2016–2018Inhulets-2 Petrove 7 (2)
2021– Kolos Kovalivka 16 (1)
2022–KuPS (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2016 Kirovohrad Oblast football team 2 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22 April 2022

Club careerEdit

Sichinava is product of a youth club Yunist Chernihiv from Chernihiv, Ukraine.[2] Sichinava made his debut at senior level for FC Retro Vatutine at the regional competitions in 2011, later in 2012 he played for FC Volgar Astrakhan.[3][4][5][6] Before start of the second half of the season in 2013 Sichinava left the Astrakhan club.[7]

WIT GeorgiaEdit

From 2013 to 2015 Sichinava returned to Georgia to WIT Georgia, in Umaglesi Liga, where he played 31 games and scored 3 goals.

Kolkheti-1913 PotiEdit

In 2014 he moved to Kolkheti-1913 Poti in Umaglesi Liga for two season where he played 38 goals and scored 5 goals.

Inhulets PetroveEdit

In 2016 Sichinava joined FC Inhulets Petrove that recently was admitted to professional level. With the club he got into the final of Ukrainian Cup in the season 2018–19 and he got promoted to Ukrainian Premier League after the season 2019–20 and he was nominated best player of the Round 12[8] and the Best Player of Ukrainian First League[9] and he become the second Top Scorer.[10]

On 19 September 2020, he scored his first goal in Ukrainian Premier League against Desna Chernihiv in an amazing goal.[11] On 3 October 2020, he scored by penalty against FC Mynai in Ukrainian Premier League.

On 29 November 2020, he scored a goal in Ukrainian Premier League against Olimpik Donetsk[12] On 21 February 2021, he scored against Vorskla Poltava in 2–2 draw.[13] On 21 March 2021, he scored the winning goal against Oleksandriya.[14][15] On 2 May 2021, he scored against Olimpik Donetsk opening the scores for a 3–0 victory at the Stadion Yuri Gagarin in Chernihiv.[16]

Kolos KovalivkaEdit

In June 2021 his contract with the club as ended and he signed three years contract with Kolos Kovalivka in Ukrainian Premier League and qualified for Europa Conference League third qualifying round.[17][18] On 24 July 2021, he made his debut with the new team in Ukrainian Premier League against Veres Rivne.[19] On 5 August 2021, he played against Shakhter Karagandy for the 2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League for the Europa Conference League third qualifying round, replacing Volodymyr Lysenko at the 54 minute.[20] On 18 September 2021, he provided the assist for Vyacheslav Churko for the goal against Inhulets Petrove in Ukrainian Premier League in the 2021–22 season.[21][22] On 21 November 2021 he scored his first goal with the new club in Ukrainian Premier League against Desna Chernihiv at the Chernihiv Stadium giving the victory.[23]

Loan to KuPSEdit

On 22 March 2022, Sichinava joined KuPS in Finland on loan until 30 June 2022, with an option to extend until the end of 2022.[24][25] On 2 April 2022, he made his debut with the new club in Veikkausliiga, replacing Tim Väyrynen at the 71 minute at Kuopio Football Stadium.[26]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 22 April 2022[27]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Volgar Astrakhan 2012–13 Russian Football National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kolkheti-1913 Poti 2012–13 Umaglesi Liga 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
WIT Georgia 2013–14 Umaglesi Liga 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 3
Kolkheti-1913 Poti 2014–15 Pirveli Liga 24 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 28 4
2015–16 14 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 18 3
Total 38 5 8 2 0 0 0 0 46 7
Inhulets Petrove 2016–17 Ukrainian First League 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 5
2017-18 33 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 35 1
2018–19 17 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 23 4
2019–20 27 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 17
2020–21 Ukrainian Premier League 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6
Total 124 32 10 1 0 0 0 0 134 33
Inhulets Petrove-2 2016–17 Ukrainian Second League 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
2017–18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Kolos Kovalivka 2021–22 Ukrainian Premier League 16 1 1 0 2[a] 0 0 0 19 1
KuPS (loan) 2022 Veikkausliiga 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 225 44 20 3 2 0 0 0 246 47

HonoursEdit

Inhulets Petrove

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sitchinava Nika". www.upl.ua. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Ситчинава (Сичинава) Ника". www.footballfacts.ru. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Черниговская "Десна" просматривает полтора десятка новичков". 0462.ua - Сайт города Чернигова.
  4. ^ "Международный турнир по футболу "Кубок Ретро": Ближе к футболистам". Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Ніка Січінава - гравець "Волгаря"". cherkassy-sport.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  6. ^ ""Волгарю" помогут грузин, бразилец и зенитовец - Каспий-Инфо: новости Астрахани". 7 March 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016.
  7. ^ ""Волгарь" заявил одиннадцать новых футболистов - Каспий-Инфо: новости Астрахани". 7 March 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Січінава, Кожанов, Старченко й уся збірна 12-го туру Першої ліги - Первая лига Украины". 7 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Ніка Сітчінава – найкращий футболіст Першої ліги сезону 2019/20!". www.pfl.ua. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  10. ^ "ПОЛОЖЕННЯ КОМАНД". www.pfl.ua. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Inhulets 1 : 1 Desna |". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Inhulets 2 : 1 Olimpik Donetsk|". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Inhulets 2 : 2 Vorskla Poltava|". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Ингулец 1 : 0 Александрия |". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  15. ^ ""Інгулець" — "Олександрія" — 1:0". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Олімпік 0 : 3 Інгулець". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Колос подписал экс-форварда Ингульца Сичинаву". www.sportarena.com. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Заменит Селезнева? Стало известно, где продолжит карьеру Сичинава". www.ua-football.com. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Veres - Kolos". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  20. ^ "Kolos Kovalivka (UKR) Kolos Kovalivka 0 - 0 Shakhter (KAZ)". www.uefa.com. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Інгулець 0 : 2 Колос". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  22. ^ "Колос на виїзді здолав Інгулець, перервавши тривалу безвиграшну серію". www.football24.ua. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  23. ^ "Десна 0:1 Колос". Ukrainian Premier League. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  24. ^ "Hyökkääjä Nika Sitchinava vahvistaa KuPS:aa!" (Press release) (in Finnish). KuPS. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  25. ^ "Nakon skrivanja po skloništima napustio Ukrajinu i pronašao novi klub". www.sportsport.ba. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  26. ^ "KUPS VS. INTER TURKU 2 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  27. ^ Nika Sichinava at Soccerway

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