Date of birth: 7 September 1968
Playing career: FC Metalurgi Rustavi, FC Dinamo Tbilisi, FC Iberia (now FC Dinamo Tbilisi), GIF Sundsvall, FC Spartak Moskva, FC Dinamo Moskva, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Alania Vladikavkaz, Manchester City FC, FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi, FC Anji Makhachkala
Coaching career: FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi, FC Dinamo Tbilisi, FC Sioni Bolnisi, Standard Bakı FK (now Standard Sumqayıt FK), Georgia Under-21, İnter Bakı PİK, Georgia
• Towering centre-back for Dinamo Tbilisi, first in the Soviet Top League and then in the newly independent Georgian first division, winning titles in 1990 and 1991.
• Had short stint at Spartak Moskva, lifting the last USSR Cup, before another truncated spell across town at Dinamo Moskva, as they finished third in the league.
• A USSR youth international, Tskhadadze won six caps for CIS (scoring in a friendly against England) before becoming Georgia's first captain. He won 25 caps for Georgia, scoring his only goal against Poland in 1997.
• Tskhadadze found more stability in four years at Eintracht, helping them finish third in 1992/93. Injuries hindered his progress at Alania and Manchester City, prompting his return to Lokomotivi Tbilisi as player-coach before he ended his career at Anji.
• He returned to coaching in 2004 and won Georgian league titles in consecutive seasons with Dinamo Tbilisi and Sioni. Was named Georgian coach of 2005/06 before leaving for Standard Bakı and later İnter Bakı, who he led to the title at the first attempt. Amassed over 100 wins and 200 matches in the Azeri top flight – both new marks for foreign coaches.
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