In this regard, THE here is list of Georgian players in Scotland prepared by daily record and their reactions to tonight’s game. Early 2000s saw some of Georgian football’s top stars arrive to play for Scottish clubs in the top-flight.
Shota Arveladze – Rangers, 2001-2005
A player held in very high regard during and after his spell in Govan, Arveladze arrived at Rangers with an already impressive pedigree. The striker had impressive spells at Dinamo Tbilisi and Trabzonspor before really making his name at Ajax from 1997 to 2001.
He joined Rangers in 2001 for a fee believed to be around £2million, though there has been claims since that the figure may have been as high as £8.5million.
He would go on to become a fan favourite before leaving in 2005, winning two league titles in dramatic fashion on the last day in 2003 and in 2005. He scored 57 goals in 132 appearances for the Teddy Bears – also having been capped over 60 times for his country with a return of 26 goals.
Arveladze is now manager of former club Trabzonspor in Turkey.
Former Rangers and Georgia striker Shota Arveladze thinks his national team have improved under new coach Kakhaber Tskhadadze and will beat Scotland. “To be honest this is not the best generation we’ve had,We had some good players and individuals in my generation – myself, Ketsbaia, Kinkladze and then the next generation was Kobiashvili and Khizanishvili who were a good generation with a lot of quality.”
“But at this moment we have very, very few. A couple of boys are good, talented kids but we have not got as much as before.”
“Everybody wants them to play the same football as we have always played, but this team has to be set up a little bit more defensively-minded because we have less creativity and quality than we used to have,” added Arveladze in an interview with express.co agency.