On May 15 FC Dinamo Tbilisi and FC Locomotive Tbilisi will compete in Crystalbet Erovnuli Liga 13th round. The match at Dinamo Arena will start at 21:00.
FC Locomotive was established in 1936. It was Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society that united employees of the railway as well as students and pupils of educational institutions of railway ministry. The team plays home matches at Mikheil Meskhi stadium that is for 25 000 spectators. The main colors of the team are red and white. In 1988-1989 it was called OMC Locomotive, in 1990-1993 FC Merani and in 1993-1995, Lokomotivi merged with Merani and formed Merani-Bacho Tbilisi. Our rival played in USSR high (1993 and 1940), first (1939, 1946-1948, 1959-1970) and second leagues (1936-1937, 1981-1982, 1984-1986, 1988-1989). For the first time it played in Umaghlesi Liga in 1997. FC Locomotive won Georgian Cup thrice in 2000, 2002 and 2005 years. In 2001, 2002 and 1999 it won silver medals.
Coach and Locomotive
Since April 2019 young Georgian football specialist Levan Koralidze is the head coach of FC Locomotive. His team is on the 9th position with 9 points after 12 rounds.
Dinamo VS Locomotive
Dinamo has defeated FC Locomotive with big score for four times. On April 30, 1997 our team defeated the rival with the score 4:0. Davit Mujiri performed hattrick. Giorgi Kiknadze also scored. For the second time our team defeated the rival with big score on September 19, 1999. From four scored goals, Mikheil Ashvetia performed double, Klimenti Tsitaishvili and Robert Zirakishvili also scored. On August 21, 2015 Dinamo won the match at Dinamo Arena with the score 4:1. Giorgi Tevzadze, Mate Tsintsadze, Jaba Jighauri and Zaza Tchelidze scored. On November 18, 2016 our team defeated Locomotive with the score 4:0 with Giorgi Papunashvili’s, Vakhtang Tchanturishvili’s, Beka Mikeltadze’s and Jaba Jighauri’s goals. The last match between these teams took place on march 17, 2019 and finished with Dinamo’s victory 4:0. Levan Kutalia, Giorgi Zaria and Levan Shengelia scored. Nika Tchanturia scored auto-goal. Dinamo was defeated with big score once on September 23, 2000. Locomotive won 3:0. The match distinguished with many goals took place on May 10, 2008. Our team defeated Locomotive in the last round with the score 6:5. Mate Vatsadze and Mikheil Khutsishvili performed double. Besides them George Akirem and Levan Khmaladze also scored. The most popular result is 1:0 that was recorded for 15 times. From 13 draws 12 of them finished without goals.
Referee and disqualified footballers
Papuna Macharadze will judge Tbilisi derby. D.Chigogidze and D.Gabisonia will be his assistants. B. Gluschuk will be the fourth official. Dinamo footballer Levan Shengelia will miss the match because of disqualification.