2023 Erovnuli Liga

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Season2023
Dates25 February – 2 December 2023
ChampionsDinamo Batumi (2nd Georgian title)
RelegatedShukura Kobuleti
Champions LeagueDinamo Batumi
Conference LeagueDinamo Tbilisi
Saburtalo Tbilisi (via Georgian Cup)
Torpedo Kutaisi
Matches played180
Goals scored560 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorerFlamarion
Marušić
Museliani
(17 goals)
2022 2024 → All statistics correct as of 2 December 2023.

The 2023 Erovnuli Liga or Crystalbet Erovnuli Liga 2023 (formerly known as Umaglesi Liga) was the 35th season of top-tier football in Georgia. Dinamo Tbilisi were the defending champions.

Teams and stadiums

Changes

Shukura Kobuleti and FC Samtredia were promoted from the 2022 Erovnuli Liga 2. Locomotive Tbilisi and Sioni Bolnisi have been relegated to 2023 Erovnuli Liga 2.

Team Location Venue Capacity
Dila Gori Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium 5,000
Dinamo Batumi Batumi Adjarabet Arena 20,000
Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium
Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori
54,549
5,000
Gagra Ilia Kokaia Football Center
David Petriashvili Stadium
500
2,130
Saburtalo Tbilisi GFF Technical Centre, Rustavi 1,000
Samgurali Tsqaltubo Tsqaltubo David Abashidze Stadium, Zestaponi 4,558
FC Samtredia Samtredia Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium 3,000
Shukura Kobuleti Kobuleti David Abashidze Stadium, Zestaponi
Joni Bakuradze Sport Base Stadium, Batumi
4,558
8,000
FC Telavi Telavi GFF Technical Centre, Rustavi 1,000
Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi Ramaz Shengelia Stadium
Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium, Samtredia
19,400
5,000

Personnel and kits

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Dila Georgia (country) Irakli Modebadze Georgia (country) Davit Maisashvili Nike Marsbet
Dinamo Batumi Ukraine Andriy Demchenko Georgia (country) Mamuka Kobakhidze Macron Crocobet
Lixin Group
Dinamo Tbilisi Spain Andrés Carrasco Georgia (country) Giorgi Papava Puma adjarabet.com
Marsbet
Gagra Georgia (country) Giorgi Oniani Georgia (country) Vasil Khositashvili Puma N/A
Saburtalo Georgia (country) Giorgi Mikadze Georgia (country) Levan Kakubava Saller Audi
Samgurali Ukraine Oleksandr Poklonskyi Georgia (country) Papuna Poniava Hummel Halyk Bank
Crocobet
Samtredia North Macedonia Dimitar Kapinkovski Georgia (country) Givi Ioseliani Kelme N/A
Shukura Georgia (country) Revaz Dzodzuashvili Georgia (country) Mishiko Sardalishvili Jako Crocobet
Telavi Georgia (country) Tamaz Odikadze (interim) Georgia (country) Mirian Jikia Jako N/A
Torpedo Scotland Steve Kean Georgia (country) Irakli Dzaria Macron New Vision University

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Batumi (C) 36 21 11 4 83 41 +42 74 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 36 21 8 7 93 49 +44 71 Qualification for the Conference League first qualifying round
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 36 16 12 8 55 37 +18 60
4 Dila Gori 36 17 9 10 56 39 +17 60
5 Samgurali Tsqaltubo 36 16 9 11 53 51 +2 57
6 Saburtalo Tbilisi 36 14 9 13 58 49 +9 51 Qualification for the Conference League second qualifying round
7 Gagra 36 10 8 18 47 65 −18 38
8 Telavi (O) 36 10 7 19 34 62 −28 37 Qualification to Relegation play-off
9 Samtredia (O) 36 9 6 21 50 62 −12 33
10 Shukura Kobuleti (R) 36 4 5 27 38 112 −74 11 Relegated to Liga 4 due to failure to meet licensing requirements
Source: Erovnuli Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champions; (O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Saburtalo Tbilisi qualified for the Conference League second qualifying round by winning the 2023 Georgian Cup.
  2. ^ Shukura deducted 6 points due to violating the league's financial rules

Results

Each team will play the other nine teams home and away twice, for a total of 36 games each.

Relegation play-offs

6 December 202313:00
Samtredia4–1Gareji Sagarejo
Mishov 6'
Pavisic 25'
Akhvlediani 38'
Natchkebia 43'
Kharebashvili 67'
Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium, SamtrediaReferee: Aleko Aptsiauri 10 December 202313:00
Gareji Sagarejo3–1Samtredia
Ugrekhelidze 14'
Papuashvili 36'
Kharebashvili 47'
Natchkebia 8'
Central stadium, SagarejoReferee: Irakli Kvirikashvili 6 December 202317:00
Spaeri Tbilisi1–1Telavi
Gegiadze 36' Rukhadze 61'
Spaeri Stadium, TbilisiReferee: Giorgi Avazashvili 10 December 202318:00
Telavi4–0Spaeri Tbilisi
Ashortia 15' (pen.), 53'
Rukhadze 21'
Kantaria 28'
Caucasus Arena, TelaviReferee: Giorgi Kruashvili

Statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played on 2 December 2023
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Flamarion Dinamo Batumi 17
Georgia (country) Zurab Museliani Gagra
Serbia Zoran Marušić Dinamo Tbilisi
2 Guinea Ousmane Camara Dinamo Tbilisi 14
Georgia (country) Giorgi Arabidze Torpedo Kutaisi
3 Netherlands Imran Oulad Omar Dinamo Tbilisi 13
4 Georgia (country) Paata Gudushauri Dinamo Batumi 12
Georgia (country) Vladimer Mamuchashvili Dinamo Batumi
Mali Cheykne Sylla Saburtalo
Georgia (country) Davit Skhirtladze Dinamo Tbilisi

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
Brazil Flamarion Dinamo Batumi Gagra 1–4 (A) 18 March 2023
Georgia (country) Giorgi Nikabadze Samgurali Tsqaltubo Torpedo Kutaisi 1–3 (A) 14 May 2023
Georgia (country) Zurab Museliani Shukura Kobuleti Gagra 3–4 (A) 1 June 2023
Netherlands Imran Oulad Omar Dinamo Tbilisi Gagra 1–6 (A) 13 August 2023
Serbia Zoran Marušić Dinamo Tbilisi Samgurali Tsqaltubo 5–2 (H) 19 August 2023
Cameroon Cyrille Tchamba Saburtalo Tbilisi Gagra 5–0 (H) 2 September 2023
Georgia (country) Giorgi Tsitaishvili Dinamo Batumi Shukura Kobuleti 0–6 (A) 2 October 2023
Serbia Nikola Ninković Torpedo Kutaisi Shukura Kobuleti 9–0 (H) 28 November 2023
Georgia (country) Zurab Museliani 7 Gagra Shukura Kobuleti 0–9 (A) 2 December 2023

Clean sheets

As of matches played on 2 December 2023
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Ukraine Yevhen Kucherenko Dila Gori 12
2 Georgia (country) Roin Kvaskhvadze Torpedo Kutaisi / Dinamo Batumi 11
3 Georgia (country) Lazare Kupatadze Saburtalo Tbilisi 9
Ukraine Oleksandr Vorobey Gagra
4 Georgia (country) Levan Shovnadze Samgurali Tsqaltubo 7
5 Georgia (country) Oto Goshadze Torpedo Kutaisi 6
Serbia Filip Kljajić Torpedo Kutaisi
6 Georgia (country) Nodari Kalichava Samgurali Tsqaltubo 4
Armenia David Yurchenko Telavi
Georgia (country) Luka Kutaladze Dinamo Tbilisi / Samgurali Tsqaltubo
Georgia (country) Giorgi Loria Dinamo Tbilisi

Discipline

Red cards As of match played 2 December 2023

References

  1. ^ "Gagra 1-4 Dinamo Batumi". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 18 March 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  2. ^ "Samgurali Tsqaltubo 1-3 Torpedo Kutaisi". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 14 May 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Shukura Kobuleti 3-4 Gagra". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 1 June 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Gagra 1-6 Dinamo Tbilisi". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 13 August 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  5. ^ "Dinamo Tbilisi 5-2 Samgurali Tsqaltubo". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 19 August 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Saburtalo Tbilisi 5-0 Gagra". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 2 September 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Shukura Kobuleti 0-6 Dinamo Batumi". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 2 October 2023. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  8. ^ "Torpedo Kutaisi 5-0 Shukura Kobuleti". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 28 November 2023. Retrieved 28 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Shukura Kobuleti 0-9 Gagra". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 2 December 2023. Retrieved 2 December 2023.