Paata Janashvili Cup
|Paata Janashvili Cup|
After 2 years of his retirement, Paata Janashvili guessed that his life was nothing without football. So he decided to create a tournament between youth teams.
Season 1: Dramatic beginnings
|Main article: 1st Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
1st season was the shortest, but one of the most dramatic seasons in history of Paata Janashvili Cup. The winner turned out only in the final round in a match between Winagulebi and HUGO2, that took place in 31th July 2010. The tight match with a clear dominance of home side ended 5-1.
In spite of Winagulebi winning 1st season of Paata Janashvili Cup, no one will ever forget the match that was played 3 weeks earlier. When Dato Tsenteradze scored on the 37th minute of match between HUGO2 and METE2 KID everybody was sure, that HUGO2 will take easy 3 points. But in almost 13 minutes the score was already 1-3 in favour of METE2 KID. Suprisingly players of HUGO2 showed their character and the first half ended 3-3. In the beginning of the second period METE2 KID achieved to score 2 more goals, so the score became 3-5. But HUGO2 did not surrender and in last few minutes scored 3 more goals. Finally HUGO2 won 6-5. The memorable player of this match became Dato Tsenteradze, who dared to score hattrick and take 2 yellow cards in the same match.
Participants of the first season of Paata Janashvili Cup were: Winagulebi, HUGO2, METE2 KID and ADP.
Season 2: Longest season with 8 participants
|Main article: 2nd Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
In this season Winagulebi lost only 3 points in 14 matches. According to this it wasn't hard for them to claim the title for the second time. Similar to the first season the only winner against Winagulebi was HUGO2.
Memorable matches can be called wonderful comeback of Winagulebi against HUGO2 after 0-2. Finally the match ended 3-2. And tight match between HUGO2 and METE2 KID, which ended 2-2. Double from the guest side was scored by Yury Vedenev.
Participants of the second season of Paata Janashvili Cup were: Winagulebi, METE2 KID, HUGO2, ADP, martveebi, NIKOPEBI, ribosoma and NightHeroes.
Season 3: Winagulebi continues winning
|Main article: 3rd Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
After second season NIKOPEBI and Nightheroes were eliminated from the cup and the third season was played among 6 teams.
This season was full of great moments and suprises from newbie teams. First time in Cup's history "Great Three" was changed. ribosoma took the third place and METE2 KID was only the fifth. This season was truly the worst for them. But only they defeated champhions Winagulebi. After 4 loses in past two seasons, rampant METE2 KID took a classy revenge and won the match with the score 6-3. As this was their only defeat, Winagulebi has won their third title in a row. HUGO2 was the second.
Participants of the third season of Paata Janashvili Cup were: Winagulebi, HUGO2, ribosoma, ADP, METE2 KID and martveebi.
Season 4: First crown for Iveria
|Main article: 4th Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
Champion of the 4th season became Iveria (was called METE2 KID in past 3 seasons). Winner's name was unknown till the end. Winagulebi and Iveria earned equal number of points, but Iveria had better balance. They started season with 2 draws, according to this everyone decided that this was another unsuccessfull season for them. But Iveria quickly rehabilitated and won most of matches.
4th season is thought to be one of the most dramatic and difficult in cup's history. 8 teams took part in. FC Kubdari and Kutaturebi were the newbies.
Season 5: Winagulebi has the title back
|Main article: 5th Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
This season was also strained and full of exciting games. As in most of Paata Janashvili Cup seasons the main confrontation was between Winagulebi and Iveria.
In final round Winagulebi had match against Kutaturebi and was ahead of Iveria with only one point. Correspondingly in case of loss or draw Winagulebi would loose title, because Iveria played at the same time with outsider: FC Kubdari. At 37th minute score was already 3-0 in favour of Winagulebi, but Kutaturebi managed to score 3 goals and at 60th minute score became 3-3. In spite of difficulties players of Winagulebi braced themselves and scored 3 unreciprocated goals. The game finally ended 6-3.
The 5th season was the first season of Paata Janashvili Cup before which the number of participants didn't change.
Seasons 6 to 8: Asteroidi Breakthrough
|Main article: 6th Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
The 6th season appeared to be winning for Asteroidi, who were crowned champions for the first time in their career. Asteroidi also won the next installment of Paata Janashvili Cup. Only to be succeeded by Winagulebi in season 8.
Seasons 9 to 20: Iveria Dominance
In the next 12 seasons Iveria managed to gain 11 titles and become most titled team among Paata Janashvili Cup members. The only thing Winagulebi could do, was to claim season 17 title.
Seasons 21 to 26: End of Old Era
In the following seasons Winagulebi tried to return their past glory and won 5 titles in a row. The 26th season, which went under full contol of Iveria, was the last in the Old Era of Paata Janashvili Cup. Because of the lack of members, competing teams had to take a break, which lasted little more than a year.
Seasons 27 and beyond
|Main article: 27th Season of Paata Janashvili Cup|
The new edition of Paata Janashvili Cup started on 07.06.2016 and it has given the crowd the hope to see as amazing matches between youth teams as they used to in the past. Paata himself was very happy and he personally thanked manager of Iveria for his commitements in bringing the tournament back to life.
It was Winagulebi, who won the opening season of reborn Paata Janashvili Cup.
These teams have taken part in the Paata Janashvili Cup: Winagulebi, Asteroidi, Klavishebi, FC Kubdari, Kutaturebi, NIKOPEBI, Nightheroes, martveebi, ADP, Bratuxia, Mimino-94, Young Juventinos, Greven Juniors, FC ODISHI Junior, Bjolebi 2, Tetri Qvebi, massive and Iveria
After 3 seasons two teams: HUGO2, Ribosoma and METE2 KID changed its names. HUGO2 is called Asteroidi, Ribosoma - Klavishebi and METE2 KID - Iveria
|Season||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|28||Iveria||Winagulebi||FC ODISHI Junior|
|29||Iveria||Winagulebi||FC ODISHI Junior|
|30||Winagulebi||Iveria||FC ODISHI Junior|
|31||Iveria||Winagulebi||FC ODISHI Junior|
|33||Tetri Qvebi||Iveria||Bjolebi 2|
|35||Winagulebi||Bjolebi 2||FC ODISHI Junior|
Teams reaching the top three
|Team||Titles||Runners-up||Third place||Top 3 finishes||Top 2 finishes|
|Winagulebi||29 (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50, 51, 52)||20 (4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 41, 48, 49, 53)||2 (10, 15)||51||49|
|Iveria||21 (4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 41, 48, 49, 53)||19 (2, 5, 6, 8, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 33, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47, 50, 52)||9 (1, 7, 22, 34, 36, 38, 40, 45, 51)||49||40|
|Asteroidi||2 (6, 7)||5 (1, 3, 10, 15, 22)||12 (2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19)||19||7|
|Tetri Qvebi||1 (33)||2 (45, 46)||4 (39, 41, 43, 44)||7||3|
|Bjolebi 2||—||7 (34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 51)||6 (33, 42, 49, 50, 52, 53)||13||7|
|Mimino-94||—||1 (45)||3 (37, 47, 48)||4||1|
|bratuxia||—||—||6 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26)||6||—|
|FC ODISHI Junior||—||—||5 (28, 29, 30, 31, 35)||5||—|
|ADP||—||—||2 (5, 6)||2||—|
|Greven Juniors||—||—||1 (32)||1||—|
|Young Juventinos||—||—||1 (27)||1||—|
|2||Otar Kakashvili||METE2 KID||15|
|4||Tato Iobashvili / Telman Osmanlı||/||Asteroidi / ADP||12 / 12|
|6||Mukhran Darjania / Gela Sekhniashvili||/||Asteroidi / Iveria||12 / 12|
|9||Onise Meladze / Gela Ebralidze / Koba Kechakmadze||/ /||Iveria / Asteroidi / Winagulebi||8 / 8 / 8|
|13||Zaal Toria / Mamuka Chkhikvadze||/||FC Kubdari 2 / Winagulebi||8 / 8|
|16||Shota Khvadagiani / Zirəddin Əliyev||/||Iveria / Asteroidi||10 / 10|
|19||Revaz Gogsadze / Roland Meskhi||/||Asteroidi / Winagulebi||5 /5|
|21||Vato Chivadze / Rostom Iakobadze / Daviti Simonishvili / Nugzar Pilauri / Davud İsayev / Rostom Durglishvili||/ / / / /||Winagulebi / Winagulebi / Winagulebi / Winagulebi / bratuxia / Asteroidi||4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4|
|24||Sergo Katsitadze / Papuna Okujava / Shota Bolkvadze||/ /||Winagulebi / Winagulebi / bratuxia||6 / 6 / 6|
|26||Shota Kurtsikidze / Sergi Zoidze / Kvicha Akhaladze / Sergo Katsitadze||/ / /||Iveria / Iveria / Iveria / Winagulebi||4 / 4 / 4 / 4|
|32||Vano Orbeladze / Nerse Abshilava / Parmen Toidze / Ekvtime Kokobianidze / Sandro Phartskhaladze / Lasha Khurodze / Vakhtang Taazashvili / Erosi Gavelidze / Anar Əlizadə / Raphiel Kutateladze||/ / / / / / / / /||Iveria / Iveria / Iveria / Winagulebi / Winagulebi / Winagulebi / Greven Juniors / FC ODISHI Junior / Mimino-94 / Mimino-94||4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 4|
|34||Shio Zhadugashvili||Bjolebi 2||7|
|35||Shio Zhadugashvili||Bjolebi 2||7|
|37||Zaza Kemularia||Tetri Qvebi||13|
|38||Vasiliy Ostroverkhov||Tetri Qvebi||11|
|41||Mindia Khotelashvili / Xəzər Hüseyinzadə||/||Winagulebi / Winagulebi||8 / 8|
|42||Beso Shanidze / Vitali Nebiridze||/||Winagulebi / Iveria||10 / 10|
|44||Yuri Smolov (a.k.a Isfendyar Poladov)||Iveria||11|
|45||Dachi Gamgebeli / Xəzər Hüseyinzadə / Kakha Kapanadze||/ /||Winagulebi / Winagulebi / Tetri Qvebi||9 / 9 / 9|
|46||Dachi Gamgebeli / Shota Khabadze / Demetre Gumberidze||/ /||Winagulebi / Winagulebi / Tetri Qvebi||7 / 7 / 7|
|48||Lazare Tchedia / Shota Khabadze / Kakhi Jikhvadze||/ /||Iveria / Winagulebi / Winagulebi||10 / 10 / 10|
|50||Akaki Gagasheli / Demna Iasagashvili||/||Winagulebi / Iveria||5 / 5|
Top Scorers by Team
|FC ODISHI Junior||1|
|FC Kubdari 2||1|
Top Scorers by Nationality
Zaza Papashvili holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Cup with 18 goals.
Sergo Katsitadze is the only player who has been top scorer in three consecutive seasons (Seasons 24, 25 and 26) of Paata Janashvili Cup.