Zaur Kaloevi (Georgian: ზაურ კალოევი; 24 March 1931 – 23 December 1997) was a famous Georgian footballer.

Zaur Kaloevi
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-03-24)24 March 1931
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Date of death 23 December 1997(1997-12-23) (aged 66)
Place of death Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Attacking Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1952 Spartaki Tbilisi 26 (13)
1953–1956 Dinamo Tbilisi 67 (23)
1957–1958 Lokomotiv Moscow 12 (7)
1959–1964 Dinamo Tbilisi 138 (243)
Total 243 (286)
National team
1959 Soviet Union Olympic 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 February 2016
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 28 February 2016

During his career he played for Spartaki Tbilisi (1950–1951), Dinamo Tbilisi (1953–1956, 1959–1964), and Lokomotiv Moscow (1957–1958). He participated in the first ever European Nations' Cup in 1960, where the Soviets were champions, and played 3 matches for the Soviets at the Olympic level.

Zaur Kaloev was one of the most brilliant headers of his time. His Georgian friend and teammate Mikhail Meskhi said, "if I want to score a goal, I have to make sure my cross hits Zaur's head. Because it will certainly result in a goal".[citation needed]

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