Season review: Georgia.

FC Olimpi Rustavi earned his side a second title in four years. WIT Georgia lifted the Georgian Cup for the first time in their history after a solitary strike from Georgi Datunaishvili helped them to a 1-0 victory against 2009 winners FC Dinamo Tbilisi. FC Zestafoni is the bronze medalist ...


Georgia deal blow to Estonia hopes.

Goals in each half from Revaz Barabadze and Jano Ananidze ensured Georgia picked up their second win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2, 2-0 against Estonia in Tbilisi. Estonia came into the game four points clear of their hosts and ...


FC "Zestafoni" in Spain.

On January, 23-th football club "Zestafoni" have gone to Spain for carrying out the final stage of preparation for the second part of National Championship, starting on February, 6-th. The command has settled down near to Malaga, in the city Estepona, in comfortable hotel "H 10 Estepona Palace" ...


FC "Zestafoni" in Side.

On January, 7th football club "Zestafoni" have gone to Turkey for carrying out the final stage of preparation for the second part of National Championship, starting on February, 6th. The command has settled down near to Antalia, in the city Side, in comfortable hotel "Sueno" ...


Ionanidze reflects on hits and misses.

Record-breaking former Georgia striker Zurab Ionanidze has been reviewing his career highs and lows after deciding to hang up his boots at the age of 38 and take up a coaching post in FC Zestafoni's reserve side. Ionanidze bows out as the only player to register a double century of Georgian league goals ...


Ten-man Georgia overwhelm Turkey.

Georgia emphatically ended Turkey's 100 per cent record in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 with a 4-0 success in Zestaponi despite playing most of the second half with ten men. Georgia opened their campaign with a 2-0 reverse in Estonia ...


Zestaponi drops out, only Dinamo left.

Zestaponi had a realistic chance to move to the next round of the qualifiers, but came up short in the end. The Imeretians topped the Swedish Helsingborgs IF club headed by former Barcelona forward Henric Larsson, but lost in the final seconds of the match ...


Larsson has last say in Europa League.

Veteran striker Henrik Larsson proved he can still turn games on the European stage with a last-gasp winner for Helsingborgs IF at FC Zestafoni, while elsewhere in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first legs there was victory for FK Crvena Zvezda ...


Dvali celebrations after historic haul.

Jaba Dvali created a little piece of UEFA Europa League history on Thursday, declaring himself "happy" after scoring the first hat-trick in the new competition in FC Zestafoni's 6-0 win against Lisburn Distillery FC. 24-year-old Dvali made his own mark as he struck in the fifth, 39th and 42nd minutes ...


Whites' crushed by Zestafoni.

LISBURN Distillery boss Jimmy Brown said his players showed FC Zestafoni "too much respect" as he watched his side slump to a crushing 5-1 defeat in their Europa League first round tie at Mourneview Park last night (Thursday). It was something of a trip into the unknown ...


FC "Zestafoni" in Slovenia.

On June, 12th football club "Zestafoni" have gone to Slovenia for carrying out the final stage of preparation for the Europe League, starting on July, 2nd. The command has settled down near to Maribor, in the city Ptuj, in comfortable hotel "the Grand Hotel Primus" ...


News from FC "Zestafoni".

Football club "Zestafoni" has signed contracts with 4 new players - names newly appeared zestafonians are Tornike Aftsiauri, Zaal Eliava, Jaba Dvali and George Oniani. It is necessary to notice that all new players before the recent past played abroad ...


Season review: Georgia.

Fitness, discipline and team football helped FC WIT Georgia to claim their second Georgian title this season while FC Dinamo Tbilisi goalkeeper Giorgi Loria was the hero in the cup final, which ended in a penalty shoot-out. Next season will see the Umaghlesi Liga reduced from eleven teams to ten....


Football Club "Zestafoni" announces the tender.

Football Club "Zestafoni" announces the tender for building of football base in Zestafoni. All persons both Georgian and foreign citizens interested in participating in this tender are invited to submit the resume and cover the letter to: office@ferro.ge or to the following address: ...


WIT win Umaglesi Liga.

FC WIT Georgia are the newly crowned champions of Georgia after their 4-3 comeback victory at FC Sioni Bolnisi took them six points clear of titleholders FC Dinamo Tbilisi with just one match left in the Umaglesi Liga ...


Beka Gotsiridze signed a contract with “Dnipro”..

Beka Gotsiridze, 20-year-old forward of the Georgian football team and FC “Zestaponi,” will play in the championship of Ukraine for the next 4 years. One of the most admired footballers of Georgia signed a contract with “Dnipro” and received the number 8 T-shirt ...


Zestaponi still possess winning zeal.

FC Zestaponi are determined to put this week's Georgian Super Cup loss behind them and continue their rapid ascent by ending the season with silverware... The club have been on the rise ever since they were founded by shareholders of Zestaponi's iron ore plant on 18 June 2004 ...


Dinamo claim Georgian Super Cup.

League champions FC Dinamo Tbilisi have added the Georgian Super Cup to their haul for the season, with Levan Khmaladze heading the late winner in a 1-0 victory over FC Zestaponi ...


Reality: Why did Kessany leave?

Paul Kessany lodged a complaint with FIFA and accused Georgians - Zestafoni residents in general and his own teammates in particular - of racial slurs... what actually happened in ZESTAFONI? What photos did Kessany present? Was he actually beaten in the club?


Interview with Gilvan Gomes Vieira.

The statement of Paul Kessany made Zestafoni shocked ... It’s hard to say who suggested the Gabonese to name such motive for the contract termination with FC “Zestafoni” but it’s a fact that Kessany referred to racist acts as the basis for leaving Georgia.


Start of the XX-th National Championship.

The new season in Georgia finally got under way at the weekend, and while FC Dinamo Tbilisi endured an early setback, coach Rainer Zobel is still "aiming for the league title and the Georgian Cup"... FC Zestaponi look like their biggest rivals on both fronts ...


The goal of Beka Gotsiridze bring the Victory in Wales.

Beka Gotsiridze headed an added-time winner to earn Héctor Cúper a debut win as Georgia coach ... Gotsiridze then pounced with seconds remaining after the Wales defence failed to deal with a bouncing ball ...


Zestaponi missed the chance.

The debut of Zestaponi” in the UEFA Cup turned has turned out to be unsuccessful. After playing to a 1:1 draw two weeks ago in Hungary, the Georgian cup holder lost 1:2 at home, thus giving up its spot in the second round of the qualification stage to the Hungarian team “Gyor Eto”.


FC Zestaponi 1-2 Győri ETO FC (agg: 2-3).

Having drawn 1-1 away, Makharadze's Zestaponi controlled the first half, and took the lead six minutes after the interval through Beka Gotsiridze. However, to the dismay of 4,000 home fans, the Georgian Cup holders immediately conceded an equaliser to György Jozsi, and David Pakolicz ...


Zestaponi fans reach fever pitch.

The Georgian Football Cup winner Zestaponi from the town of Zestaponi has made a good start at the UEFA Cup. The club, that was established just four years ago, drew with 100 year-old Hungarian club Gyor Etos away and improved its chances of going past the first qualification round.


Győri ETO FC 1-1 FC Zestaponi

Zoltán Böőr's 59th-minute tap-in earned the Hungarian hosts a draw after they had fallen behind to an own goal on the cusp of half-time. Győr's Balázs Nikolov headed Gilvan Vieira's free-kick into his own net to send Zestaponi in at the break a goal to the good ...


Eurocups. Rivals of Georgian Clubs.

Qualifying round draws of UEFA Club Tournaments for 2008/09 season, took place in Nyon, Switzerland on 1st of July, 2008, where the rivals of three Georgian clubs have been announced -  the rival of FC Zestafoni will be Hungarian Gyori ETO FC ...


Preparation and 3 954 chairs.

The first team of Football Club Zestafoni, currently training in Turkey, continues preparation for its debut in 2008-2009 UEFA Cup. Repairing works on Zestafoni Central Stadium are coming to an end ...


Zestafoni is preparing for its debut.

Holder of the Cup of Georgia, FC “Zestafoni”, for the first time gaining its ticket to the UEFA Cup , is getting ready for the upcoming matches of the first qualifying round of the prestigious Euro Tournament.


Zestaponi came third.

With the Umaglesi Liga season over, Czech coach Dušan Uhrin will leave FC Dinamo Tbilisi with head held high after his side took the Georgian title. FC Zestaponi came third, having already secured a UEFA Cup berth by beating FC Ameri Tbilisi in the Georgian Cup final.


New Kazbegi Cup goes to Zestaponi.

This year, the professional football league of Georgia and Kazbegi created the new Kazbegi Cup tournament ... Zestaponi was awarded with the cup by Nodar Akhalkatsi, President of the Georgian Football Federation, and Dimitri Ramishvili, President of Professional Football League


Zestafoni celebrate Georgian first.

FC Zestafoni won the first title in their history as they ended a run of two final defeats against FC Ameri Tbilisi with a 2-1 victory in the 2008 Georgian Cup decider.


Dinamo take 13th Georgian title.

FC Dinamo Tbilisi have won the 2007/08 Georgian title after a 1-0 win at FC Zestafoni on Saturday put them seven points clear at the top of the table.


Football club "Zestafoni" and Belek Arcadia Cup.

The first team of football club " Zestafoni " has continued the preparation for the second part of the XIX-th national Championship beginning on February, 17-th. The club has played some friendly matches with the teams preparing for the football season at turkish coast of Mediterranean sea.


4 Zestafonians in the National Team.

A National Team of Georgia will play the International Friendly Match against Latvia on 6th of February, 2008 in Tbilisi. Klaus Toppmoller, Head Coach of A National Team of Georgia named the Players who will get ready for the International Friendly Match against Latvia.


Hat-treek of Beka Gotsiridze in Luxemburg .

U21 Team of Georgia has won 5:0 to U21 Team of Luxembourg in the International Friendly Match on 12th of December, 2007, in Luxembourg. This was the first time Petar Segrt’s Team succeeded in the away match.


Football grinds to a halt in Georgia.

All matches in the top two divisions, as well as fixtures in the Georgian Cup, have been suspended after a state of emergency was declared in the former Soviet republic.


Zestafonian newcomer in the National Team.

Georgia coach Klaus Toppmöller has recalled captain Kakha Kaladze to his 21-man squad for the friendly against Qatar and the team's concluding UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifier against Lithuania.


FC Zestaponi is topping the table.

Unbeaten after 10 games, "Zestaponi" currently have 28 points and has come out on top in the championship of Georgia, having settled down on 1 point ahead of the Dinamo.


Zestaponi steal ahead in Georgia.

FC "Dinamo" Tbilisi relinquished the lead in Georgia's Umaglesi Liga following their first defeat of the season to be replaced by in-form FC "Zestaponi".


4 games - 4 wins .

During from August, 27-th till September, 22-nd football club "Zestafoni" has lead 4 matches of the championship of Georgia. Football players of imeretian club have won in the matches with "Mglebi" (Zugdidi), "Lokomotiv" (Tbilisi), "Dila" (Gori) and champions of Georgia "Olimpi" (Rustavi)...


Forward of the Gabonian National Team in FC "Zestafoni" .

Football club "Zestafoni" has signed 2-years contract with 27-year-old forward of the Gabonian National Team - name newly appeared zestafonian is Etienne Panayotis Bito'o.


WIT and Zestaponi start strongly.

Three games into the new season in Georgia and FC WIT Georgia and FC Zestaponi are topping the table while FC Ameri Tbilisi are already looking troubled.


Start of the XIX-th National Championship.

On August, 10-th started the XIX-th National Championship of Georgia. Football club "Zestafoni", after 1-1 in first match with "Wit-Georgia", visited Akhaltsikhe and defeated the local team "Meskheti" by score 2-1 .

21.07-04.08. 2007

Football club "Zestafoni" in Turkey.

The new football season in Georgia starts on August, 11. Now football club “Zestafoni” is in Turkey ( near Ankara). In Turkey football club " Zestafoni " has begun the final stage of preparation for a new season.


"www.uefa.com" - The matches of Intertoto Cup.

Despite a valiant two-goal win in Georgia, Zestaponi fell just short of the three goals required to take this tie into extra time as their opponents from Kazakhstan won through on the strength of their first-leg success.


Paul Kessany: " I want to win Georgian Cup and Championship"

Paul Kessany  was the only shining person  in “Zestafoni” in first match in Kazakhstan. After the  match we said thanks for good game and asked interviewing. Paul was the only person who cried after the game ...


Promising starts for Tobyl and Slovan .

FC Tobyl and SK Slovan Bratislava are among the sides happiest with their UEFA Intertoto Cup first round first leg results while Cliftonville FC were frustrated by ten-man FC Dinaburg as uefa.com rounds up the action from the opening day.


Fc Ameri keeps the cup!

Fc Ameri Tbilisi won the the georgian cup again by a narrow 1-0 win against Zestafoni... It was Zestafonis third (!) consecutive defeat in the cup final having lost against Locomotive Tbilisi in 2005 and Fc Ameri last year. Zestafoni will participate in Uefa Intetoto cup.


"Ameri" earn Georgian Cup glory again .

FC Ameri Tbilisi have successfully defended the Georgian Cup thanks to a 1-0 final defeat of FC Zestaponi, who have now lost in the final for three years in a row.


"Olimpi" to make it first time lucky.

FC Olimpi Rustavi were crowned Georgian champions for the first time as they defeated FC Kutaisi Torpedo 4-2 at home on the last day of the season to finish one point ahead of FC Dinamo Tbilisi.


"Olimpi" to make it first time lucky.

FC Olimpi Rustavi are within touching distance of an improbable first Georgian title after holding second-placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi to a goalless draw.


"Zestafoni" and "Ameri" will meet again in the final of the Cup.

On 26 May of 2007 year the opponents for the Georgian Cup will be "Zestafoni" and "Ameri".FC "Zestafoni" defeated ''Dinamo"(batumi) in both matches of semifinal with score 4-0 and 1-0. "Ameri" left "Sioni" without final.


”Ameri” (Tbilisi) - FC ”Zestafoni”- 1-1

On 27 April in Tbilisi took place the match of the 22-th matchday of the championship of Georgia between FC ”Zestafoni” and ”Ameri” (Tbilisi). The match finished 1-1 .


”Dinamo” (Tbilisi) - FC ”Zestafoni”- 2-2

On 13 April in Tbilisi took place the match of the 20-th matchday of the championship of Georgia between FC ”Zestafoni” and ”Dinamo” (Tbilisi). The match finished 2-2.


News from FC "Zestafoni" .

Football club "Zestafoni" has signed 3-years contract with 22-year-old midfielder of the Gabonian National Team - name of african player is Paul Ulrich Kessany.


News from FC "Zestafoni" .

Football club "Zestafoni" has signed contracts with two Brazilian players - names newly appeared zestafonians are Leandro Temporin Rocha and Jonatas Oliveira Torres.


Grigol Chanturia in the Georgian National Team ...

Georgia coach Klaus Toppmoller has included AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze in his 23-man squad to face Scotland and the Faroe Islands in their forthcoming UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying matches.


The first wins after winter's pause .

On February, 18-th took place the first matches of quarterfinal of the Georgian Cup. Football club "Zestafoni" visited Borjomi and defeated the local team by score 2-1 .

Football club " Zestafoni "in Turkey ...

The first team of football club " Zestafoni " has continued to the second stage of preparation for the second part of national Championship beginning on February, 18th. Now command is in Belek (near Antalia), Turkey.

Friendly matches in Tbilisi...

The first team of football club " Zestafoni " has continued to the second stage of preparation for the second part of national Championship beginning on February, 18th. The club has played some friendly matches with the teams preparing for the football season in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi.

Georgia abuzz with transfer talk.

The winter break has prompted a flurry of activity in the Georgian transfer market with the nation's leading clubs strengthening their squads in preparation for the second half of the season.

News from Football Club "Zestafoni"...

The first team of Football Club " Zestafoni " after a short New Year's holiday has continued preparation for the second stage of the national football season, which will start on February, 18th.

Newborn Olimpi on top in Georgia.

The winter break has begun in Georgia with FC Olimpi Rustavi - a side founded on the eve of the season - leading the title race.

Brazilians in "Zestafoni".

Two Brazilian players-26-year-old central defender Edson Oliveira dos Santos and 22-year-old midfielder Gilvan Gomes Vieira, has signed a 2 -year contract with football club "Zestafoni" on Friday, 20 October.

Duo seize control in Georgia

A gap has opened up at the top of the Georgian league after seven rounds with FC Ameri Tbilisi and FC Olimpi Rustavi five points clear of the chasing pack.

FC ”Zestafoni”- ”Dinamo” (Tbilisi)-1-0 !

On 23 September in Zestafoni took place the match of the seventh matchday of the championship of Georgia between FC ”Zestafoni” and ”Dinamo” (Tbilisi).

Temur Makharadze returned...

On 31 August the headcoach of Football Club "Zestafoni" Merab Kochlashvili retired and on 1 September a new coach Temur Makharadze was pointed, who had worked in our club in season 2005-2006

Zestafonians in Faroe Islands

In the new qualifying campaign for Euro-2008 in Austria and Switzerland the National team of Georgia has a visit in Faroe islands and starts with a memorable 6-0 victory in Toftir.

Three footballers from Paraguay in "Zestafoni"

On August, 16th, 2006 in Zestafoni have arrived three Paraguayan football players: Jesus Martinez, Diego Figueredo and Daniel Torres . In the evening the Latin American football players have lead the first training together with a team .
08-22. 08.2005

FC "Zestafoni" in Germany.

The new football season in Georgia starts on 29 July .
Now football club “Zestafoni” is Grunberg ( near Frankfurt am Main),  Germany.


Ameri cap season with cup joy

FC Ameri Tbilisi claimed a UEFA Cup place in their debut season in the top flight as they won the Georgian Cup with a penalties victory against FC Zestaponi.

Georgian Cup's Final - "Zestafoni"- "Ameri" 2-2 (3-4, pen.)

FC ”ZESTAFONI” defeated "WIT-GEORGIA" 3-1 in second match of semifinal of Georgian Cup in Zestafoni

Win in first match of Georgian Cup's semifinal

FC ”ZESTAFONI” defeated "WIT-GEORGIA" 2-1 in first match of semifinal of Georgian Cup in Mtskheta

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Semi-finalists of Georgian Cup!

FC ”Zestafoni”- ”Dinamo” (Tbilisi). Both clubs are more succesful clubs of Georgian League, both made few changes to their squads before the current season.

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22.02-15.03. 2006

Perfect start

FC “Zestafoni” won their opening Georgian Championship match against FC Tbilisi 2-1 on 22 February.

31.01-14.02 2006

FC Zestafoni in Ciprus

The second half of season starts on 18 February. Now football club “Zestafoni” is in Larnaka,  Ciprus.


Georgian Cup Draw

The draw for the quarter finals of the Georgian Cup took place and threw up some interesting ties. The first leg of the games will take place on the 18th February with the second legs on 8th March.

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Scrap mars Georgian finale

Having taken charge in March, former Georgia captain Kakhaber Tskhadadze led FC Dinamo Tbilisi to their 12th Georgian title.


Lokomotivi Tbilisi power to cup win

Two goals in three second-half minutes gave FC Lokomotiv Tbilisi their third Georgian Cup with a 2-0 final victory over FC Zestaponi that clinched a UEFA Cup berth.


Zestafoni's sudden ascent

Things can move quickly in Georgian football. Twelve months ago, FC Zestafoni barely existed. Now, they are within two games of qualifying for next season's UEFA Cup, after a run of 14 games without defeat.


Zestafoni make their move

FC Dinamo Tbilisi still lead the way in the Georgian Premier League following the start of the spring campaign, while FC Zestaponi have been making waves by going four league games unbeaten and reaching the Georgian Cup semi-finals.


FC Zestafoni 1-0 Dinamo Tbilisi

FC Zestafoni defeated Dinamo Tbilisi 1-0 to progress to the quarter finals of the Georgian Cup. The match was originally due to be played in December but snow in Zestafoni forced the game to be called off. The first leg has finished 2-1 to Dinamo Tbilisi.


Suspension lingers

The same day brought Temur Makharadze's first match as FC Zestafoni coach against FC Torpedo Kutaisi.