FC Dinamo Tbilisi

FC Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgian: დინამო თბილისი, pronounced [dinɑmɔ tʰbilisi]) is a Georgian professional football club based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top flight of Georgian football.

Dinamo Tbilisi
Full nameFootball Club Dinamo Telavi
Founded1925; 96 years ago (1925)
GroundBoris Paichadze Dinamo Arena[1]
Tbilisi, Georgia
PresidentRoman Pipia
ManagerKakhaber Tskhadadze
LeagueErovnuli Liga
20201st, champions
WebsiteClub website

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet football and a major contender in the Soviet Top League almost immediately after it was established in 1936. The club was then part of one of the leading sport societies in the Soviet Union, the All-Union Dynamo sports society which had several other divisions besides football and was sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its main claim to European fame was winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2–1 in the final in Düsseldorf. It remains the only club based in Georgia to have ever lifted a trophy in European competition. Throughout its history, FC Dinamo Tbilisi produced many famous Soviet players: Boris Paichadze, Avtandil Gogoberidze, Shota Iamanidze, Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Manuchar Machaidze, David Kipiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Aleksandre Chivadze, Vitaly Daraselia, Ramaz Shengelia, and Tengiz Sulakvelidze. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, it would later produce some of the finest Georgian players such as Temur Ketsbaia, Shota Arveladze, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Kaladze, and Levan Kobiashvili.

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League (along with Dynamo Kyiv and Dynamo Moscow) that were never relegated. Their most famous coach was Nodar Akhalkatsi, who led the team to the Soviet title in 1978, two Soviet Cups (1976 and 1979), and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1981. He was also one of three co-coaches of the Soviet Union national football team during the FIFA World Cup in 1982. FC Dinamo Tbilisi are also 16–time Georgian league champions and 13–time Georgian Cup holders (the current records).


The beginning: 1920s

The history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began in autumn 1925 when the Dinamo sports society set out to form a football club, at a time when football was gradually becoming one of the most greatest and popular sports in the world.

In 1927, FC Dinamo Tbilisi established a Junior club, "Norchi Dinamoeli" (young Dinamo). The Juniors club provided the senior with many young skillful players, including the first goalkeeper who played for Dinamo in the USSR championship, the first captain Shota Savgulidze, defender Mikhail Minaev, forward Vladimer Berdzenishvili and other famous players.

In the early years in Georgia no official championship existed, so the teams played friendly games against each other. The first match was played with Azerbaijan team Dinamo Baku on 26 January 1926, with the more experienced Azerbaijan squad winning 1–0. The Dinamo team starred: D. Tsomaia, A. Pochkhua, M. Blackman, I. Foidorov, N. Anakin, A. Gonel, A. Pivovarov, O. Goldobin, A. Galperin, S. Maslenikov, and V. Tsomaia.

Three days later, Dinamo played another Azerbaijan team, "Progress" and easily beat them 3–0.

Despite their success in the middle years of the 1930s, the Football Federation of the Soviet Union placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the first league instead of the Top League. Dinamo continued to show good form against the top teams, winning 9–5 in Tbilisi against probably the best team in the USSR championship, Dynamo Moscow. They later beat Dinamo Leningrad 3–2, winning 5 matches out of 6 plus a draw against Stalinec Moscow. This was enough for Dinamo to qualify for the top League.

World War II: 1930s and 1940s

The second championship started in autumn 1936. Altogether Dinamo played 1424 matches in the Soviet Union Championship. The first match was against Dynamo Kyiv, finishing 2–2, with goals by Nikolas Somov and Boris Paichadze. The team sheet was: A. Dorokhov, S. Shavgulidze (E. Nikolaishvili), B. Berdzenishvili, N. Anakin, V. Jorbenadze, G. Gagua, I. Panin, M. Berdzenishvili, B. Paichadze, M. Aslamazov and N. Somov.

The first victory in the USSR championship was in the match against Spartak Moscow on 25 September with Mikheil Berdzenishvili scoring the winning goal. Dinamo finished the season in 3rd place. They challenged for the title, but this faded after the 2–3 loss against Krasnaia Zaria Leningrad. Dinamo also played an unforgettable match in Moscow against Spartak Moscow in the Soviet Cup quarter-final, when Dinamo beat them 6–3. They reached the first edition of Soviet Cup final, but lost 0–2 to Lokomotiv Moscow. Their first international match was against the Spanish team Baskonia in 1937, which Dinamo lost 0–2.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Dinamo was one of the top Soviet football teams, even though they did not win a title. They were often referred to as the "crownless champions" with the team including: S. Shavgulidze, A. Dorokhov, S. Shudra, B. Frolov, M. Berdzenishvili, A. Kiknadze, V. Panjukov, V. Berezhnoi, G. Gagua, V. Jorbenadze, and G. Jejelava.


In the 1950s, the team was led by Avtandil Gogoberidze who spent 14 years with Dinamo. He still holds the record for games played and goals scored for Dinamo, with 341 matches and 127 goals. In the same period, the following players starred for Dinamo: G. Antadze, Vladimer Marghania, N. Dziapshipa, M. Minaev, A. Zazroev, V. Eloshvili, and Avtandil Chkuaseli.

A prominent place in Dinamo history belongs to Andro Jordania, a coach who is considered as one most important figures in the club's history. His period in charge was seen as "the Renaissance" of Dinamo's traditions, which laid the ground for the major successes connected with his name. The club's Digomi practice ground is named after him.

First Soviet successes: 1960s

The first major success came in the 1964 Soviet Top League when Dinamo won the Soviet Top League, with the team unbeaten in the last 15 matches. At the end, Dinamo was tied with Torpedo Moscow so the teams played an additional match in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which Dinamo won 4–1. Georgian supporters celebrated the victory by naming their team "Golden Guys".

A popular French magazine, France Football, wrote: "Dinamo has great players. Their technique, skills and playing intellect enables us to name them the best Eastern representatives of 'South American Football Traditions', if Dinamo were able to participate in the UEFA European Cup, we are certain, they would bring the hegemony of Spanish-Italian teams to an end." However, no Soviet team appeared in the European Cup at that time.

The line-up of the winning team in 1964 was: Sergo Kotrikadze, Giorgi Sichinava, Guram Petriashvili, Jemal Zeinklishvili, Guram Tskhovrebov, Vladimer Rekhviashvili, Shota Iamanidze, Slava Metreveli, Vladimer Barkaia, Mikheil Meskhi, Ilia Datunashvili, and Alexander Apshiev. Coach: Gavriil Kachalin.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the quality of the Dinamo team was further enhanced by several skillful players: Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Kakhi Asatiani, Gocha Gavasheli, Guram Petriashvili, Piruz Kanteladze and the Nodia brothers.

European years: 1970s

Dinamo's first appearance in Europe was in 1972 against Dutch team Twente in the UEFA Cup. Dinamo won the game 3–2,[2] with two goals scored by Givi Nodia and one by David Kipiani. The following players appeared on the field in this historic match: David Gogia, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Vakhtang Chelidze, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Shota Khinchagashvili, Guram Petriashvili, Manuchar Machaidze, Kakhi Asatiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Levan Nodia, Givi Nodia, and David Kipiani. In the second match Twente won the game 2–0 and progressed to the next round.

In 1973 Dinamo won their first International tournament. After beating Atlético Madrid and Benfica, the club won the Columbus's Caravela Trophy.[3]

In 1976 Nodar Akhalkatsi was appointed as Dinamo's head coach. It was under his leadership that Dinamo achieved greatest success. The club was referred to as the "Great Team" between 1976 and 1982, characterised by a mobile, fast and technical style of play.[4]

In this period Dinamo won the Soviet Cup for the first time in their history, convincingly defeating Armenian side Ararat Yerevan 3–0 in the final, with goals scored by David Kipiani, Piruz Kanteladze and Revaz Chelebadze. In 1978 the club won the Soviet Top League for a second time. Next year Dinamo won the Soviet Cup again by defeating Russian side Dynamo Moscow in the final. In 1979 the club played its first match in the UEFA European Cup tournament. In the first round Dinamo knocked out English side Liverpool, at the time one of the strongest teams in European football. After losing the first match at Anfield 1–2,[5] Dinamo comfortably beat the opponent 3–0[6] in Tbilisi and advanced to the next round, where they were eliminated by German champions Hamburg. In the 1970s Dinamo also eliminated famous Italian sides Inter Milan and Napoli in European competitions.

Last Soviet days: 1980s

The highlight of Dinamo's history was winning the 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup, including knocking out clubs like West Ham United (4–1, 0–1) and Feyenoord Rotterdam (3–0, 0–2), and beating East German side Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 in the final on 13 May 1981. Vitaly Daraselia and Vladimir Gutsaev scored goals in the final.

Dinamo Tbilisi, winner of 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup, on a Georgian stamp, 2002

Helmut Schön, 1974 FIFA World Cup winning coach said: "It is to be said directly, Dinamo deserved the victory. This team has top quality performers."

Next year in 1982 as reigning champions Dinamo advanced to the semi-finals in the Cup Winners' Cup tournament, where they were eliminated by Belgian side Standard Liège. In the 1980s numerous skillful players appeared on the team, but for various reasons they were not able to do their best: Grigol Tsaava, Mikheil Meskhi (Junior), Otar Korghalidze, Gia Guruli, Mamuka Pantsulaia, Merab Jordania, Levan Baratashvili and many other talented players.

From 1983 a crisis began. It was hard for the club to qualify from the first rounds of the Soviet Cup. They also performed poorly in the championship. From 1983 to 1989 the team appeared only once in the UEFA tournaments.

Dinamo Tbilisi played its last game in the Soviet Top League on 27 October 1989 against Dynamo Kyiv. Dinamo played its first and last official matches in the Soviet championship with Dynamo Kyiv, with both matches ending 2–2.


In 1990 the Georgian Football Federation refused to participate in the Soviet Union championship. That meant that no Georgian football clubs would appear in Soviet tournaments. From that moment the more recent history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began.

During this time, as a means of distancing from the Soviet past, the club was renamed Iberia Tbilisi. This move was largely opposed by the supporters and by 1992 the club reverted to its initial name.

The club played its first match in the Georgian National championship against Kolkheti Poti on 30 March 1990. Dinamo lost the historic match, 0–1. Ultimately the club recovered from this setback and won the first Georgian National championship. The club also won the next 9 championships.

In 1992 came Dinamo's first double: the team won the league and the Georgian Cup, beating Tskhumi Sokhumi in the final. In 1993 Dinamo played its first international official match representing independent Georgia. Dinamo won the home match against Linfield 2–1, with goals from Shota Arveladze and Gela Inalishvili. The second leg in Belfast ended 1–1. However the club was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.

Despite continued success in national cups and championships, the club had no success in European club tournaments.

In 1996 Dinamo passed 3 rounds in the UEFA Cup. They beat CS Grevenmacher 4–0, 2–2, Molde FK 2–1, 0–0 and Torpedo Moscow 1–0, 1–1. In the next round the club was unable to overcome Portuguese side Boavista and left the tournament.

Dinamo came very close to advancing in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stages, but were eliminated by Athletic Bilbao on the away goals rule, 2–1, 0–1. The migration of key players to European clubs caused negative results. It became harder and harder for the club to win the Georgian Championship or Georgian Cup.


In the early 2000s, famous Georgian businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili purchased FC Dinamo Tbilisi. In 2003 the club won the Georgian Championship and Georgian Cup.

In 2004 Dinamo, under the leadership of Croatian coach Ivo Šušak, won the CIS Cup in Moscow, beating Latvian side Skonto 3–1 in the final. In the same year, Dinamo successfully made it through the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds, after defeating BATE Borisov (1–0, 3–2), Slavia Prague (2–0, 1–3) and Wisła Kraków (2–1, 3–4) and qualified for the group stage, where their opponents were Newcastle United, Sporting CP, Sochaux and Panionios. Dinamo lost all four games and finished bottom in the group.

In the following season Dinamo were again Georgian champions and they won the Georgian championship again in 2008, when the head coach of Dinamo was Czech Dušan Uhrin.

In 2009 the club beat Olimpi Rustavi and won the Georgian Cup.


In January 2011, FC Dinamo Tbilisi was purchased by Georgian businessman Roman Pipia. That year, the club successfully played in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, but they were not able to overcome AEK Athens in the play-off round.

After a bad performance in the Georgian championship of 2011–12, Dinamo could not qualify for any UEFA competitions for the first time. The new owner immediately started the modernization of the club[7] starting with the reconstruction of the Digomi training ground. The Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena was reconstructed as well. The pitch surface was changed with a new specially adapted surface for the local climate. Renovated Youths Football Academy also began.

The club were beaten 5–0[8] by Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League play-off round in the 1st leg and again 3–0[9] the following week at White Hart Lane, thus crashing out 8–0 on aggregate.

After that in national competitions Dinamo won the double in the 2013, 2014 and 2016 seasons.


Construction of the Dinamo stadium started in autumn 1929 although the project was soon suspended. The construction was renewed in 1933 (chief architect – Archil Kurdiani). Finally it finished on 12 October 1935 and envisaged 23 000 spectators.[10]

In 1960–1962 the stadium was reconstructed and the number of spectators increased to 36 000. After reconstruction the stadium was officially opened on 27 July 1962. Dinamo Tbilisi hosted FC Dynamo Leningrad in the Soviet championship and defeated it with minimal score 1–0.

The demand for a new and bigger stadium had increased due to the successful performance of Dinamo Tbilisi. This was the Communist time, when every problem had to be solved by the USSR supreme government body. The leader and the first secretary of Georgian Communist Party Eduard Shevardnadze was able to persuade official Moscow, that Georgia needed a bigger and better stadium for home matches. By the time the stadium was built, it had the third biggest capacity in the Soviet Union. It could fit 78,000 supporters and fulfill every standard and requirement of the Soviet Football Federation as well as the UEFA.

The first official match played after the stadium was built occurred on 29 September 1976. This was the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1/16 final match between Dinamo Tbilisi and Cardiff City. Dinamo won the opening game 3–0.

The next reconstruction of the stadium was held in 2006 (architects-Gia Kurdiani and Archil Kurdiani Junior) and the number of spectators was changed to 54,549. The stadium was opened with the European championship qualifying match. On 6 September 2006 the Georgian national team hosted the French national team and was defeated with the score 3–0. In 2012 the turf of Dinamo Arena was changed. Energy and irrigation systems were also fully rehabilitated. There was new lighting to satisfy demands for high standards. The VIP box was fully changed and fixed according to UEFA standards.

Even though the stadium's maximum capacity was 78,000, Georgian football fans can remember matches with more accommodation. For instance, in 1979 Dinamo was hosting one of the best British teams – Liverpool. The first match was played in England at Anfield, and Liverpool won 2–1. The attendance was 110,000 and their support played an important role in winning. Dinamo beat Liverpool 3–0 and qualified in the next round. In the Soviet Union Dinamo stadium kept the record with an average attendance of 45,000.

The record attendance was repeated in 1995 for Georgia vs Germany. The football clubs Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv often played their autumn international matches at this stadium.

Hundreds of Georgian, European and even South American stars played in Dinamo stadium. In 1985 the stadium hosted the qualifying stage of the Juniors World Cup. Cláudio Taffarel and Muller played for the Brazilian national team.

In 1995 the stadium was renamed Boris Paichadze National Stadium after a major Georgian international footballer. It is home to the Georgia national football team. Holding lit torches, 80,000 fans came in 1981 to congratulate the team on their European Cup Winners Cup triumph.

The stadium hosted the 2015 UEFA Super Cup match between Barcelona and Sevilla. Barcelona won 5–4 in extra time.

Football kits and sponsors

Years Football kit Shirt sponsor
2001–2005 2K Borjomi
2005–2009 Jako Beko
2009–2011 Saller VTB
2011–2012 Adidas PrivatBank
2012–2013 Nike PrivatBank
2013–2014 Nike
2014–2020 Adidas
2020– Puma betlive.com

Current squad

As for July 2021[11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK  GEO Luka Kutaladze
5 DF  GEO Davit Kobouri
6 MF  GEO Bakar Kardava
7 MF  GEO Jano Ananidze
8 MF  SRB Milan Radin
9 FW  GEO Giorgi Gabedava
12 DF  GEO Levan Kharabadze
13 GK  GEO Omar Migineishvili
15 MF  GEO Giorgi Papava
16 DF  GEO Giorgi Kimadze
17 FW  GEO Tornike Akhvlediani
18 MF  GHA Barnes Osei
19 DF  TOG Simon Gbegnon
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF  GUI Sekou Keita Souza
21 MF  GEO Giorgi Kutsia
22 DF  NED Fabian Sporkslede
23 MF  GEO Giorgi Moistsrapishvili
24 DF  GEO Nodar Iashvili
25 MF  GEO Tornike Morchiladze
27 MF  GEO Anzor Mekvabishvili
31 MF  GEO Giorgi Chkhetiani
32 FW  SRB Zoran Marušić
33 DF  GEO Luka Salukvadze
35 DF  GEO Tornike Jangidze
39 DF  GEO Saba Khvadagiani

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK  GEO Giorgi Mamardashvili (at Valencia CF)
MF  SEN Arfang Daffé (at Samtredia)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF  GEO Tamaz Babunadze (at Bolnisi Sioni)


Dinamo Tbilisi is by far the most successful football club in Georgia, having won the championship 16 times and the cup 13 times. Dinamo also was one of the major football clubs in Soviet football that has never been relegated from the top league, and alongside Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv was the only club in Soviet era to win European competition.[12]



Erovnuli Liga

Georgian Cup

Georgian Super Cup

  • Winners (8): 1996, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2021 (record)

Soviet Top League

Soviet Cup


UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Other international competitions

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (level 1)

Individual player awards

Soviet Footballer of the Year

Georgian Footballer of the Year

European Championship winners

Three players have won the 1960 European Championship whilst at Dinamo Tbilisi:

Olympic gold medalists

One player has won the Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medal whilst in Dinamo Tbilisi:

Managerial history

All managers of FC Dinamo Tbilisi:[13]

Name Dates
Grigol Pachulia 1935–1936
Jules Limbeck 1936–1937
Aleksey Sokolov 1937–1939
Mikhail Butusov 1939–1940
Mikhail Minaev 1940
Pyotr Filippov 1940
Asir Galperin 1942–1945
Aleksey Sokolov 1943–1944
Andro Jordania 1945–1947
Mikheil Berdzenishvili 1948
Mikhail Minaev 1949
Aleksey Sokolov 1949–1950
Mikhail Yakushin 1950–1953
Boris Paichadze 1953–1954
Grigol Gagua 1954
Andro Jordania 1955
Gaioz Jejelava 1956–1957
Vasily Sokolov 1958
Andro Jordania 1959–1961
Avtandil Gogoberidze 1961
Nestor Chkhatarashvili 1962
Mikhail Yakushin 1962–1964
Gavriil Kachalin 1964–1965
Aleksandre Kotrikadze 1966
Viacheslav Soloviov 1967–1968
Givi Chokheli 1969–1970
Gavriil Kachalin 1971–1972
Alexander Kotrikadze 1973
Givi Chokheli 1974
Mikhail Yakushin 1974–1975
Nodar Akhalkatsi 1976–1983
David Kipiani 1984–1985
Alexander Kotrikadze 1985
Nodar Akhalkatsi 1985–1986
Kakhi Asatiani 1987
German Zonin 1987–1988
/ David Kipiani 1988–1991
Revaz Dzodzuashvili 1992
Givi Nodia 1992–1994
Temur Chkhaidze 1994
Sergo Kutivadze 1994–1995
Vaja Jvania 1995
David Kipiani 1995–1997
Nodar Akobia 1998
Murtaz Khurtsilava 1998–1999
Johan Boskamp 1999
Otar Korghalidze 1999–2000
Jemal Chimakadze 2000
Revaz Arveladze 2000–2001
Gocha Tkebuchava 2001
Givi Nodia 2001
Ivo Šušak 2002–2004
Gia Geguchadze 2004–2005
Khvicha Kasrashvili 2005
Kakhaber Tskhadadze 2005–2006
Andrei Chernyshov 2006
Kakhaber Kacharava 2006
Dušan Uhrin 2006–2008
Rainer Zobel 2008–2009
Kakhaber Kacharava 2009–2010
Tamaz Samkharadze 2010
Kakhaber Kacharava 2011
Alex Garcia 2011–2012
Giorgi Devdariani 2012
Nestor Mumladze 2012
Dušan Uhrin, Jr. 2012–2013
Malkhaz Zhvania 2013–2014
Michal Bílek 2014
Kakhaber Gogichaishvili 2014–2015
Gia Geguchadze 2015–2016
Juraj Jarábek 2016
Vyacheslav Hroznyi 2016–2017
Kakhaber Kacharava 2017–2018
Zaur Svanadze 2018
Félix Vicente 2019
Kakhaber Chkhetiani 2020
Xisco 2020

European campaigns

As of 29 July 2021

Season Competition Round Country Opponent Home Away
1972–73 UEFA Cup R1 FC Twente 3–2 0–2
1973–74 UEFA Cup R1 Slavia Sofia 4–1 0–2
R2 OFK Beograd 3–0 5–1
R3 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 1–5
1976–77 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Cardiff City 3–0 0–1
R2 MTK Budapest 1–4 0–1
1977–78 UEFA Cup R1 Inter Milan 0–0 1–0
R2 KB 2–1 4–1
R3 Grasshoppers 1–0 0–4
1978–79 UEFA Cup R1 Napoli 2–0 1–1
R2 Hertha BSC 1–0 0–2
1979–80 European Cup R1 Liverpool 3–0 1–2
R2 Hamburg 2–3 1–3
1980–81 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Kastoria 2–0 0–0
R2 Waterford 4–0 1–0
QF West Ham United 0–1 4–1
SF Feyenoord 3–0 0–2
Final FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1
1981–82 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Grazer AK 2–0 2–2
R2 Bastia 3–1 1–1
QF Legia Warsaw 1–0 1–0
SF Standard Liège 0–1 0–1
1982–83 UEFA Cup R1 Napoli 2–1 0–1
1987–88 UEFA Cup R1 Lokomotiv Sofia 3–0 1–3
R2 Victoria București 0–0 2–1
R3 Werder Bremen 1–1 1–2
1993–94 UEFA Champions League Preliminary round Linfield 2–1[note 1] 1–1
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Universitatea Craiova 2–0 2–1
R1 FC Tirol Innsbruck 1–0 1–5
1995–96 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Botev Plovdiv 0–1 0–1
1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Grevenmacher 4–0 2–2
QR Molde 2–1 0–0
R1 Torpedo Moscow 1–1 1–0
R2 Boavista 1–0 0–5
1997–98 UEFA Champions League QR1 Crusaders 5–1 3–1
QR2 Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 1–6
UEFA Cup R1 MPKC Mozyr 1–0 1–1
R2 SC Braga 0–1 0–4
1998–99 UEFA Champions League QR1 Vllaznia 3–0[note 2] 1–3
QR2 Athletic Bilbao 2–1 0–1
1998–99 UEFA Cup R1 Willem II 0–3 0–3
1999–2000 UEFA Champions League QR2 Zimbru Chișinău 2–1 0–2
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Standard Liège 2–2 1–1
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR BATE Borisov 2–1 0–4
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR TVMK Tallinn 4–1 1–0
R1 Slovan Liberec 0–1 2–3
2003–04 UEFA Champions League QR1 KF Tirana 3–0 0–3
2004–05 UEFA Cup QR1 BATE Borisov 1–0 3–2
QR2 Slavia Prague 2–0 1–3
R1 Wisła Kraków 2–1 3–4
Group D Sochaux 0–2 N/A
Newcastle United N/A 0–2
Sporting CP 0–4 N/A
Panionios N/A 2–5
2005–06 UEFA Champions League QR1 Levadia Tallinn 2–0 0–1
QR2 Brøndby 0–2 1–3
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Kilikia 3–0 5–1
R2 Ried 0–1 1–3
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1 Vaduz 2–0 0–0
QR2 Rapid Wien 0–3 0–5
2008–09 UEFA Champions League QR1 NSÍ Runavík 3–0 0–1
QR2 Panathinaikos 0–0 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League QR2 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 3–1 1–2
QR3 Red Star Belgrade 2–0 2–5
2010–11 UEFA Europa League QR1 Flora Tallinn 2–1 0–0
QR2 Gefle IF 2–1 2–1
QR3 Sturm Graz 1–1 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR1 FC Milsami 2–0 3–1
QR2 Llanelli 5–0 1–2
QR3 KR 2–0 4–1
Play-off AEK Athens 1–1 0–1
2013–14 UEFA Champions League QR2 EB/Streymur 6–1 3–1
QR3 Steaua București 0–2 1–1
UEFA Europa League Play-off Tottenham Hotspur 0–5 0–3
2014–15 UEFA Champions League QR2 Aktobe 0–1 0–3
2015–16 UEFA Europa League QR1 Gabala 2–1 0–2
2016–17 UEFA Champions League QR2 Alashkert FC 2–0 1–1
QR3 Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 0–2
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Play-off PAOK FC 0–3 0–2
2018–19 UEFA Europa League QR1 DAC Dunajská Streda 1–2 1−1
2019–20 UEFA Europa League QR1 Engordany 6–0 1–0
QR2 Gabala 3–0 2–0
QR3 Feyenoord 1–1 0–4
2020–21 UEFA Champions League QR1 Tirana 0–2 N/A
UEFA Europa League QR2 Connah's Quay Nomads N/A 1–0
QR3 N/A 1–6
2021–22 UEFA Champions League QR1 Neftçi 1–2 1–2
UEFA Europa Conference League QR2 Maccabi Haifa 1–2 1–5
  1. Dinamo Tbilisi was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.
  2. Match finished 1–0 after normal time, but later awarded 3–0 by default.

European record

As of 22 July 2021

Competition Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against
UEFA Champions League 39 14 4 21 52 58
UEFA Europa League 98 44 15 39 133 146
UEFA Europa Conference League 2 0 0 2 2 7
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 21 11 3 7 30 17
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 2 2 2 12 8
Total 166 71 24 71 229 236

UEFA club rankings

As of 12 March 2020[14]
230 Shakhtyor Soligorsk4.750
231 Sarajevo4.750
232 Dinamo Tbilisi4.750
233 Cork City4.750
234 Fola Esch4.750



Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted

Soviet Union

Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Soviet Cup Super Cup Federation Cup UEFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[15]
1936 SFL 6510194171st Paichadze6
1936 STL 7331149163rd Runners-up Berdzenishvili6
1937 STL 167453024344th Runners-up Paichadze8
1938 STL 2511955338316th SF Paichadze14
1939 STL 2614576041332nd SF Paichadze19
1940 STL 2415455630342nd n/a Jejelava
1941 STL 9531211113[16] n/a Paichadze7
No championship in 1942–1944
1944 R16
1945 STL 229853722264th QF Antadze9
1946 STL 2215344726333rd Runners-up Paichadze15
1947 STL 2414555730333rd QF Jejelava
1948 STL 2613765435334th SF Jejelava11
1949 STL 34151096245406th QF Zazroyev19
1950 STL 3620797850473rd R16 Gogoberidze25
1951 STL 2815675936362nd R32 Gogoberidze16
1952 STL 135621912164th R16 Chkuaseli7
1953 STL 2011543924272nd QF Gogoberidze14
1954 STL 2495103847238th R32 Gogoberidze10
1955 STL 2264122536169th QF Gogoberidze9
1956 STL 2284104246208th n/a Chkuaseli11
1957 STL 228592733217th QF Khasaia7
1958 STL 2283113455199th R16 Iamanidze11
1959 STL 2212374833273rd n/a Kaloev16
1960 STL 105231812128th Runners-up Kaloev20
1961 STL 30137105030337th R16 Kaloev14
1962 STL 2210842920283rd R16 Kaloev12
1963 STL 38171385642475th R32 Barkaia15
1964 STL 32181044830461st R16 Datunashvili13
1965 STL 32121283730366th SF Barkaia9
1966 STL 36131494734407th R32 Datunashvili20
1967 STL 36161375333453rd R16 Nodia13
1968 STL 38161395329457th R16 Gavasheli22
1969 STL 26121133417353rd R32 Nodia10
1970 STL 32148104330364th Runners-up Nodia17
1971 STL 3014883333363rd QF Nodia7
1972 STL 30121174134353rd QF UEFA Cup – R1 Nodia8
1973 STL 30135/2104233315th R16 UEFA Cup – R3 Nodia11
1974 STL 3081482934309th SF Machaidze7
1975 STL 30119103232318th SF Kipiani12
1976 STL 157441810183rd Kipiani6
1976 156541612173rd Winners Cup Winners' Cup – R2 Kipiani
1977 STL 30131344326392nd R32 UEFA Cup – R3 Kipiani14
1978 STL 3017854524421st QF UEFA Cup – R2 Shengelia15
1979 STL 34191235427464th Winners European Cup – R2 Chelebadze9
1980 STL 34167115132394th Runners-up Shengelia17
1981 STL 34161086235423rd R16 Cup Winners' CupWinner Shengelia23
1982 STL 3416995147414th SF Cup Winners' Cup – SF Shengelia16
1983 STL 34991641482716th R32 UEFA Cup – R1 Shengelia11
1984 STL 34148123641367th R16 Shengelia9
1985 STL 341110133439328th R32 Chivadze7
1986 STL 3012993636335th R16 GS Chelebadze10
1987 STL 30971431402513th R16 QF UEFA Cup – R3 Shengelia9
1988 STL 30951628372314th QF GS Guruli9
1989 STL 306131127322511th SF GS Kacharava9
1990 [17] R16[18]


Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Georgian Cup[19] Super Cup UEFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[20]
1990 UML 3424649123781st SF Guruli23
1991 UML 191450459471st n/a[21] Kavelashvili12
1991–92 UML 38276511541871st Winners Kacharava26
1992–93 UML 3225259235771st Winners Arveladze18
1993–94 UML 38311613045941st Winners Champions League – QR1 Kavelashvili
1994–95 UML 30253212533781st Winners UEFA Cup – R1 Iashvili24
1995–96 UML 30254110916791st Winners Winners UEFA Cup – QR1 Iashvili26
1996–97 UML 30263110123811st Winners Winners UEFA Cup – R2 Demetradze26
1997–98 UML 3024428615711st Runners-up Runners-up Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R2 Khomeriki23
1998–99 UML 3024519117771st R16 Winners Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R1 Ashvetia26
1999–00 UML 28161025716583rd SF Champions League – QR2 Ashvetia
2000–01 UML 3218866529683rd QF Intertoto Cup – R1 Zirakishvili21
2001–02 UML 3219675720633rd SF UEFA Cup – QR1 Bobokhidze13
2002–03 UML 3224446715761st Winners UEFA Cup – R1 Daraselia Jr.15
2003–04 UML 3219856418653rd Winners Champions League – QR1 Akhalaia12
2004–05 UML 3623677327751st R16 Winners UEFA Cup – GS Melkadze27
2005–06 UML 3020466122643rd QF Champions League – QR2 Dvali21
2006–07 UML 2620245719622nd QF Intertoto Cup – R2 Iashvili27
2007–08 UML 2623126718701st SF Winners UEFA Cup – QR2 Khutsishvili16
2008–09 UML 3019657021632nd Winners Runners-up Champions League – QR2 Merebashvili
2009–10 UML 3622866219742nd Runners-up Europa League – QR3 Akieremy11
2010–11 UML 3621965522722nd QF Europa League – QR3 Koshkadze
2011–12 UML 36171186432624th R16 Europa League – Play-off Xisco15
2012–13 UML 3224628823781st Winners Runners-up Xisco24
2013–14 UML 3221566723681st Winners Winners Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Xisco19
2014–15 UML 3017765628583rd Winners Winners Champions League – QR2 Papunashvili14
2015–16 UML 3025147429761st Winners Europa League – QR1 Kvilitaia24
2016 UML 15762186234th SF Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Papunashvili3
2017 ERL 3623677929752nd SF Mikeltadze15
2018 ERL 3621697338692nd SF Europa League – QR1 Zivzivadze22
2019 ERL 3623677031751st R16 Europa League – QR3 Kutalia19


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  17. Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation – federation of native country.
  18. Team withdrew during the competition
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