2009–10 Umaglesi Liga: Wikis

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The 2009–10 Umaglesi Liga is the 21st season of top-tier football in Georgia. It began on August 1, 2009 and will end on May 20, 2010. WIT Georgia are the defending champions.

Contents

Changes from 2008–09

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Structural changes

League size was reduced from 11 to 10 teams prior to this season.[1]

Promotion and relegation

Borjomi were relegated to Pirveli Liga at the end of the season after finishing in 11th and last place. Other teams which will not participate in this year's championship are Mglebi and Meshketi, both due to unknown reasons.[1] This means that originally relegated teams Gagra and Spartaki Tskhinvali will stay another season in Umaglesi Liga.

Promoted to Georgia's top football division were Pirveli Liga 2008–09 Western group champions Samtredia and runners-up Baia. Western group champions Ameri were not promoted due to unknown reasons.[1]

Team overview

FC Gagra and Spartaki Tskhinvali play their home matches in Tbilisi due to various inner-Georgian conflicts.

Location of teams in Umaglesi Liga 2009–10
Team Location Venue Capacity
FC Baia Zugdidi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Gagra Tbilisi
FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi
FC Olimpi Rustavi
FC Samtredia Samtredia
FC Sioni Bolnisi
FC Spartaki Tskhinvali Tbilisi
FC WIT Georgia Tbilisi
FC Zestaponi Zestaponi

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpi Rustavi 24 18 5 1 49 13 +36 59 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Zestaponi 25 14 8 3 41 21 +20 50 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Dinamo Tbilisi 25 13 7 5 39 15 +24 46
4 WIT Georgia 25 12 9 4 34 23 +11 45
5 Spartaki Tskhinvali 25 7 8 10 30 40 −10 29
6 Samtredia 25 7 6 12 32 47 −15 27
7 Sioni 25 4 11 10 13 30 −17 23
8 Baia Zugdidi 25 5 6 14 19 32 −13 21
9 Lokomotivi Tbilisi 24 3 9 12 12 30 −18 18 Relegation to the Pirveli Liga
10 Gagra 25 3 5 17 21 45 −24 14

Updated to games played on 14 March 2010
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
The winners of Georgian Cup 2009–10 will qualify for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

The ten teams will play each other four times in this league for a total of 36 matches per team. In the first half of the season each team played every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season.

First half of season

Home \ Away1 BAI DIN GAG LOK OLI SAM SIO SPA WIT ZES
Baia Zugdidi 0–6 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–1 0–1
Dinamo Tbilisi 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 5–0 0–0 2–0
Gagra 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 0–1
Lokomotivi Tbilisi 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–1
Olimpi Rustavi 2–0 1–0 5–0 3–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Samtredia 1–0 3–1 4–3 2–0 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2
Sioni 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–6 3–0 1–4 0–1 0–0
Spartaki Tskhinvali 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–3
WIT Georgia 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1
Zestaponi 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 4–1 2–1

Source:[citation needed]
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season

Home \ Away1 BAI DIN GAG LOK OLI SAM SIO SPA WIT ZES
Baia Zugdidi 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–2
Gagra 0–1 0–2 0–1
Lokomotivi Tbilisi 24/3 3–2 0–1
Olimpi Rustavi 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0
Samtredia 0–1 1–0 2–3
Sioni 0–0 0–1 CCLD2 0–1
Spartaki Tskhinvali 1–1 1–1
WIT Georgia 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1
Zestaponi 0–1 4–1 1–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 14 March 2010
Source: Soccerway
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match was cancelled and the original score (0–1) annulled due to match being played "against the principles of Fair Play". Both teams were awarded with the 0–3 loss.[2]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Including matches played in December 2009 [3]

Goalscorers Goals Penalties Team
Brazil Anderson Aquino
18
8
FC Olimpi
Georgia (country) Nikoloz Gelashvili
13
1
FC Zestaponi
Georgia (country) Vakhtang Kvaratskelia
11
1
FC WIT Georgia
Georgia (country) Giorgi Gabedava
9
1
FC Gagra
Georgia (country) Giorgi Merebashvili
7
1
FC Dinamo
Georgia (country) Aleksandre Koshkadze
6
0
FC Dinamo
Georgia (country) Jaba Dvali
6
0
FC Zestaponi
Georgia (country) Giorgi Chedia
6
0
FC Olimpi Rustavi
Georgia (country) Zaur Khachiperadze
6
0
FC Samtredia

European Competitions

2009-10 UEFA Champions League

FC WIT Georgia L - Slovenia Maribor (0–0, 1–3) 1–3 on aggregate

2009-10 UEFA Europa League

Olimpi Rustavi W - Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn (2–0, 2–0) 4–0 on aggregate
Northern Ireland Lisburn Distillery - Zestaponi W (1–5, 0–6) 1–11 on aggregate
Poland Legia Warsaw - Olimpi Rustavi L (3–0, 1–0) 4–0 on aggregate
Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs - Dinamo Tbilisi W (2–1, 1–3) 3–4 on aggregate
Zestaponi L - Sweden Helsingborg (1–2, 2–2 (aet)) 3–4 on aggregate
Dinamo Tbilisi L - Serbia Red Star Belgrade (2–0, 2–5) 4–5 on aggregate

See also

References

External links


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