Davit Janashia

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Infobox football biography Davit Janashia (born 8 July 1972 in Kutaisi) is a Georgian head coach and former footballer.


Janashia started his career at hometown club Torpedo Kutaisi, he then moved to Samtredia in 1993, where he met name sake Zaza Janashia in next season.

Janashia moved to Russian (North Caucasus) side Zhemchuzhina Sochi in 1996. He then played for Chernomorets Novorossiysk but failed to play regularly. He moved back from his neighbour country and re-signed for Torpedo Kutaisi, where he won two Umaglesi Liga title.

Janashia was signed for Dinamo Batumi in January 2002, after failed to play regular football at Lokomotiv Tbilisi.[1] He rejoined hometown club Torpedo Kutaisi at the start of 2002–03 season but was fired again in September.[2] He then signed by Samgurali Tskhaltubo of Pirveli Liga, before moved to Kazakhstani side Atyrau.

International career

Janashia made his Georgia debut on 2 September 1992 against Lithuania. In total, Janashia capped 8 time for Georgia, 6 in friendlies, one in UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying and one in UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying. In addition, Janashia capped twice in non-A friendlies against Azerbaijan in 1992 and 1993, which at that time Azerbaijan not yet a member of UEFA nor FIFA.

International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 June 1994 Riga, Latvia Template:Fb 3–1 Win Friendly
2. 15 November 1995 Chişinău, Moldova Template:Fb 2–3 Lose UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
3. 18 November 1998 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia Template:Fb 3–1 Win Friendly

Coaching career

Janashia was appointed as coach of Torpedo Kutaisi in May 2007.[3]


He is the brother of Kakhaber Janashia.



External links

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