On December 5 FC Dinamo Tbilisi will play Erovnuli Liga 16th round postponed match against FC Samtredia. The match at Dinamo Arena will start at 14:00.
FC Samtredia was established in 1936. For years FC Locomotive Samtredia successfully played in Soviet championship second league. Afterwards the club played under different names (Samtredia, Sanavardo, Iberia) in Georgian championship. The team plays home matches at Erosi Manjgaladze stadium with the capacity of 3000 spectators. The main colors of the club are in white and blue. Samtredia achieved the biggest victory in 1994-1996 years. In 1995 the team took the second place in national championship. After 20 years our rival played Georgian Cup final and lost with FC Dinamo Tbilisi with the score 0:5. FC Samtredia finished the last championship (2016 autumn) on the first place and won gold medals for the first time in its history. In 2017 FC samtredia played on Champions League qualifying stage for the first time in its history. It competed with FC Karabakh and lost with the score 0:6 on aggregate. In the last season FC Samtredia won bronze medals. On Euro Arena our rival lost with FC Tobol in the first qualifying. In 2018 year it left Erovnuli Liga and returned back after a year pause.
Coach and Samtredia
Georgian football specialist Giorgi Mikadze is the head coach of FC Samtredia since September 2020. Under his leadership the team is on the 7th place with 19 points after 16 rounds.
Dinamo - Samtredia | Head to head
Dinamo and Samtredia have played 42 matches against each other. Our rival played the first three championships with the name Sanavardo. In 1998-2001 the club was called-Iberia. Our team has defeated FC Samtredia for 31 times, lost 6 and 5 matches finished with draw. The goal difference is 103/27 in favor of our team. Dinamo defeated Samtredia with 5 and more goal difference for 6 times. In 1991 Dinamo defeated the rival with the score 6:0. Kavelashvili performed hattrick and Ketsbaia, Inalishvili and Revishvili also scored. In 1996 our team won with the same score. Iashvili (2), Kerdzevadze, Demetradze, Inalishvili and Khomeriki scored. In two years Dinamo won with the score 7:2. Besides Ashvetia’s and Shengelia’s double, Kiknadze, Mujiri and Lursmanashvili also scored. In 2000 the match between these teams finished with the score 5:0. Gadelia, Datvadze, Sakhvadze, Gogoladze and Zirakishvili scored. In 2011 Dinamo defeated Samtredia with the score 7:1. Levan Khmaladze and Donald Juice performed doubles. Jelich, Arziani and Khumarashvili (auto-goal) also scored. The majority of matches have finished with the score 1:0 (for 8 times). From them Dinamo won five matches and Samtredia won thrice. The last match between these teams in Erovnuli Liga was held on July 25, 2020 in Samtredia and finished with the score 4:0 in favor of Dinamo. Nodar Kavtaradze (2), Pernambuco and Tornike Kapanadze scored.
Referee and disqualified footballers
Jeneri Khorava will be referee today. L.Varamishvili and D.Akhvlediani will be his assistants. G.Vardidze will be the fourth official. Samtredia players Lasha Totadze and Samuel Inkumi will miss the match because of disqualification.