Date of birth: 18 March 1968
Playing career: FC Dinamo Sukhumi, FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Anorthosis Famagusta FC (twice), AEK Athens FC, Newcastle United FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Dundee FC
Coaching career: Anorthosis Famagusta FC, Olympiacos FC, Georgia
• A lively, energetic attacking midfielder, Ketsbaia was groomed at Dinamo Tbilisi, where he was a member of the team that won the first three Georgian league titles post independence.
• Left for Cyprus in 1992, joining Anorthosis, and from there, three years later, to Greece, where he helped AEK to consecutive Greek Cup wins.
• Joined Newcastle in 1997 and played in two successive FA Cup finals as well as helping the team into the UEFA Champions League for the first time. Later played for Wolves and Dundee before returning to Anorthosis in 2002 as player-coach.
• Hugely successful stint at Anorthosis peaked in 2008 when the team won the Cypriot title without losing a game and then became the first club from the island to compete in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League after eliminating Greek giants Olympiacos.
• Left Anorthosis to become Olympiacos coach in summer 2009 but lasted only a few weeks and, two months later, was appointed to replace Héctor Cúper as coach of Georgia, for whom he scored 16 goals in 49 internationals.
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