Slava Metreveli

Slava Kalistratovich Metreveli (Georgian: სლავა კალისტრატეს ძე მეტრეველი; Russian: Слава Калистратович Метревели, 30 May 1936 – 7 January 1998) was a Soviet and Georgian football player manager.

Slava Metreveli
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Metreveli c. 1966
Personal information
Full name Slava Kalistratovich Metreveli
Date of birth (1936-05-30)30 May 1936
Place of birth Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Date of death 7 January 1998(1998-01-07) (aged 61)
Place of death Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
1952–1954 Trud Adler
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Torpedo Gorky 49 (19)
1956–1962 Torpedo Moscow 138 (31)
1963–1971 Dinamo Tbilisi 237 (52)
Total 424 (102)
National team
1958–1970 USSR 48 (10)
Teams managed
1976–1977 Dinamo Tbilisi (assistant)
1978–1979 Dila Gori
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Metreveli played most of his career for Torpedo Moscow (1956–1962) and Dinamo Tbilisi (1963–1971).


International careerEdit

Metreveli played for Soviet Union national team (48 matches/11 goals) and was a participant at the 1962 FIFA World Cup, 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1970 FIFA World Cup, and at the 1960 European Nations' Cup, where the Soviet Union won the gold medal. In the latter, Metreveli scored in the final against Yugoslavia as they won 2–1.