Tbilisi derby | Before the match

On September 29 Saguramo will host 60th Tbilisi derby. Erovnuli Liga 27th round match will start at 18.30.  


Our rival

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 July 2020 experienced Georgian football specialist Giorgi Tchiabrishvili is the head coach of FC Locomotive. His team is on the 5th position with 40 points after 26 rounds.

Dinamo VS Locomotive

These teams have competed for 59 times in Umaghlesi Liga. From them our team won for 35 times, lost 11 and 13 matches finished with draw. The goal difference is 101/37 in favor of our team.

Dinamo has defeated FC Locomotive with big score for 7 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 match between these teams held on March 17, 2019 finished with Dinamo’s victory 4:0. Levan Kutalia, Giorgi Zaria and Levan Shengelia scored. Nika Tchanturia scored auto-goal. Dinamo gained the biggest victory on August 4 when it won the match with the score 6:0. Nika Ninua (2), Levan Kutalia, Nodar Kavtaradze, Akaki Shulaia and Kwame Karikari scored in the match held at Mikheil Meskhi-2. The last match between these teams took place on July 3, 2020 and finished with the victory of our team 4:0. Dato Kobouri, Tornike Kapanadze and Pernambuco scored. One auto goal was also recorded. 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 16 times. From 13 draws 12 of them finished without goals.The last match between these teams was held on June 19, 2021 and Dinamo won with Giorgi Gabedava’s double -2:0.

Referee and disqualified footballers

Goga Kikacheishvili will judge Tbilisi derby. M.Kupatadze and D.Chigogidze will be his assistants. D.Kharitonashvili will be the fourth official. Locomotive footballer Rati Mtchedlishvili will miss the match because of disqualification.

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