|Full name||Vitaly Kukhinovich Daraselia|
|Date of birth||9 January 1957|
|Place of birth||Ochamchire, Georgia|
|Date of death||13 December 1982(aged 25)|
|Place of death||Zestaponi, Georgia|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1975–1982||FC Dinamo Tbilisi||192||(26)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Daraselia was born to a Georgian father and Abkhaz mother on 9 January 1957. His birth date was later changed by Soviet sports officials to 9 October 1957 so that he could play longer for the national junior team. Daraselia also played for FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Soviet Union senior national team. He scored a winning goal for FC Dinamo Tbilisi in 1981, in the final game of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, rushing into the penalty area past two defenders, just 3 minutes before the full-time whistle.
In 1982 he played his only World Cup.
His son, Vitaly Daraselia Jr. (born 1978), also played internationally as an association football midfielder, while his daughter Christina became a football official. In September 1978, when FC Dinamo Tbilisi was going to play against SSC Napoli in Italy, Vitaly's wife was expecting their second child. Before the game Daraselia told his teammates, that he would name his son after the one who would score the goal. Vitaly scored himself.
Daraselia died in a traffic accident on 13 December 1982 when his car plunged from a mountain cliff into a river. His body was carried away by the river and was completely buried in sand. It was found 13 days later using a search and rescue dog.
The stadium in Daraselia's home town of Ochamchire in Georgia bears his name. In December 2009, Daraselia's mother reported that the footballer's house-museum in Ochamchire was plundered and burned down.
- Виталий Дараселия-младший: Уровень моего отца — мадридский «Реал»! sports.ru (19 January 2018)
- Revaz Chelebadze (28 January 2011) РАЗГОВОР ПО ПЯТНИЦАМ. sport-express.ru
- Виталий ДАРАСЕЛИЯ. rusteam.permian.ru
- (in Russian) В Абхазии сожгли дом известного грузинского футболиста Виталия Дараселия Archived 21 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Rosbalt, 18 December 2009
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- Vitaly Daraselia – FIFA competition record (archived)