Jaba Kankava

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18, 1986
Georgia (country)
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18, 1986 (age 33)
Georgia (country)


Georgian professional footballer who is known for playing as a defensive midfielder for the Tobol football club. He is also known for playing as a midfielder on Georgia's national team. 

Before Fame

His professional career first began in 2003 when he started playing professionally for the Dinamo Tbilisi F.C. The following year he debuted for Georgia's national team. In 2010 he was loaned to the Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih club and in 2018 he was acquired by the Tobol club. 


In March of 2014 he saved the life of fellow player Oleh Husyev after he was knocked unconscious in a collision and swallowed his tongue. Thinking quickly, he dislodged Husyev's tongue and cleared his airway, saving his life. He was subsequently awarded the Order of Merit in April of 2014. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Associated With

Kakha Kaladze is a fellow professional player who has been a part of both Georgia's national team and the Dinamo Tbilisi F.C. as well.