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The Georgian national team won the tournament named after the former director of Dinamo Tbilisi David Petriashvili

15.01.2018 58 просмотров

The Georgian national team became the winner of the international tournament among veterans named after the former football player and ex-director of Dinamo Tbilisi, manager of the department for relations with national federations of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) David Petriashvili.


Six teams took part in the tournament called the Winter Cup: the national teams of Georgia, Spain and Italy played in group A, the teams of Ukraine, Turkey and the UEFA team played in group B. In the final, the hosts defeated the Spaniards with a score of 6:3. All matches of the one-day international tournament were held at the Tbilisi Olympic Palace, built in 2015 and accommodating about 4,000 spectators. The matches were attended by 1,000 to 2,500 people.

Former AC Milan player and national team captain Kakha Kaladze (now mayor of Tbilisi) scored eight goals in four matches and became the tournament's top scorer. Julio Iglesias (Spain) was named the best goalkeeper of the cup, Slovenian football player Milenko Achimovich (UEFA team) was named the best player.

Famous football players Levan Kobiashvili (currently President of the Georgian Football Federation), Alexander Iashvili, Levan Tskitishvili also played for the Georgian national team , Givi Kvaratskhelia, Mikhail Kavelashvili, for the Spaniards - Joan Capdevila, Marcus Senna, Jose Amavisca, for the Italians - Nicola Amoruso, Massimo Agostini, Alessandro Bianchi, for the UEFA team - Christian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic.

Last January In the Petriashvili Winter Cup, the Georgian team also won, defeating the Ukrainian team in the final. The national teams of Spain, Turkey, Azerbaijan and UEFA also participated in last year's tournament.

In 1987-1989, Petriashvili played for the reserve team of Dynamo Tbilisi (the USSR top league), played for the youth team of the USSR, in 1993-2002 In 2002-2006, he worked in senior positions in the FGF, in 2002-2006 he was the managing director of Dynamo, in 2009-2015 he worked in Switzerland at the UEFA headquarters. He died in an accident on the night of December 21, 2015 in Tbilisi, where he arrived for New Year's meetings with relatives and friends: David was hit by a car on one of the streets while walking on foot.

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