Georgian former soccer star who won three consecutive Umaglesi Liga titles with Dinamo Tbilisi from 1993 to 1995. He was a veteran of the Georgian national squad, playing from 1992 to 2005.
He played for Dinamo Tbilisi as a child from 1979 to 1989.
He was named Georgian Footballer of the Year in 1993 and 1996.
He had a son named Saba with Louise Tai.
He and Nigel Pearson were both named to the 1997-98 Football League First Division PFA Team of the Year.