Temuri Ketsbaia

Date of birth18 March 1968
Place of birthGale
NationalityGeorgian
Weight68 kg
Height1.72 m
PositionMidfielder

Ketsbaia turned down offers from Germany, Spain and Italy to begin his Tyneside adventure in 1997. The dynamic midfielder will be long remembered for celebrating a goal by ferociously kicking the advertising hoarding.

A surprise summer signing for Wolves, Ketsbaia made a stunning debut against Sheffield Wednesday and almost scored in the first minute when he was brought down by the 'keeper to earn a penalty. He subsequently scored a cracking goal from 20 yards and had another first-half effort ruled out in an explosive display. However he became quieter as the season progressed and it seemed that the club was unsure of which position he could be best employed in. He was then in and out of the side and was sidelined for a while in the new year by a knee operation. An exciting and unpredictable striker he can always be relied upon to give whole-hearted commitment to the cause. He continued to feature regularly for Georgia for whom he holds the record for total goals scored.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dinamo Tbilisi
Anorthosis Famagusta
AEK Athens 10 Jul 1997
Newcastle United 10 Jul 1997 10 Aug 2000
Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 Aug 2000 17 Oct 2001
Dundee 17 Oct 2001 10 Jul 2002
Anorthosis Famagusta 10 Jul 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
4
1
1997-98 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
1997-98 Newcastle United Premier League 16
15
3
2
1997-98 Newcastle United UEFA Champions League 3
5
1
1998-99 Newcastle United FA Cup 6
3
1998-99 Newcastle United Premier League 14
12
5
2
1998-99 Newcastle United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1999-00 Newcastle United FA Cup
4
1999-00 Newcastle United Premier League 11
10
1
1999-00 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 3
1
1
1
2000-01 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Division 1 14
8
3
2
2001-02 Dundee Scottish FA Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Dundee Scottish Premier League 22
5
5
2001-02 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2001-02 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Division 1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Aug 1997 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 Premier League
13 Aug 1997 Newcastle United v Croatia Zagreb W 2-1 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
23 Aug 1997 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1997 Croatia Zagreb v Newcastle United D 2-2
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Champions League 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Sep 1997 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 1-3 Premier League
17 Sep 1997 Newcastle United v Barcelona W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
27 Sep 1997 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
01 Oct 1997 Dynamo Kiev v Newcastle United D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
04 Oct 1997 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1997 Newcastle United v Hull City W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1997 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 4-1 Premier League
22 Oct 1997 PSV Eindhoven v Newcastle United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
25 Oct 1997 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v Leicester City D 3-3 Premier League
05 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v PSV Eindhoven L 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
08 Nov 1997 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
22 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
26 Nov 1997 Barcelona v Newcastle United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
29 Nov 1997 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United W 1-2 Premier League
01 Dec 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
10 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Dynamo Kiev W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
17 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
21 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Derby County v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
07 Jan 1998 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 0-2 League Cup Quarter-final
10 Jan 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
17 Jan 1998 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 Premier League
20 Jan 1998 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
25 Jan 1998 Stevenage Borough v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1998 Newcastle United v Stevenage Borough W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
14 Feb 1998 Newcastle United v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1998 Newcastle United v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Feb 1998 Everton v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
08 Mar 1998 Newcastle United v Barnsley W 3-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1998 Newcastle United v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
18 Mar 1998 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace L 1-2 Premier League
28 Mar 1998 Southampton v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
31 Mar 1998 Wimbledon v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1998 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
11 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Newcastle United v Barnsley W 2-1 Premier League
18 Apr 1998 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
25 Apr 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Leicester City v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
10 May 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
16 May 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 2-0 FA Cup Final
15 Aug 1998 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Newcastle United v Southampton W 4-0 Premier League
17 Sep 1998 Newcastle United v Partizan Belgrade W 2-1 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Sep 1998 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 Premier League
01 Oct 1998 Partizan Belgrade v Newcastle United L 1-0
Agg: 2-2
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Newcastle United v Derby County W 2-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1998 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 0-3 Premier League
12 Dec 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 0-3 Premier League
17 Jan 1999 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
23 Jan 1999 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1999 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Southampton v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
24 Feb 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
28 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
07 Mar 1999 Newcastle United v Everton W 4-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
10 Mar 1999 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 1-2 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Derby County v Newcastle United W 3-4 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
11 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 FA Cup Semi-final
17 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
21 Apr 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 1999 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
08 May 1999 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
22 May 1999 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 2-0 FA Cup Final
07 Aug 1999 Newcastle United v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
09 Aug 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
15 Aug 1999 Southampton v Newcastle United L 4-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Newcastle United v Wimbledon D 3-3 Premier League
16 Sep 1999 CSKA Sofiya v Newcastle United W 0-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1999 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday W 8-0 Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 3-2 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
25 Nov 1999 AS Roma v Newcastle United L 1-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
28 Nov 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
09 Dec 1999 Newcastle United v AS Roma D 0-0
Agg: 0-1
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
12 Dec 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Dec 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 6-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
26 Dec 1999 Newcastle United v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 4-1 FA Cup 4th round
16 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v Southampton W 5-0 Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 3-0 Premier League
26 Feb 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United W 0-2 Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
09 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
12 Apr 2000 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
02 May 2000 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
06 May 2000 Derby County v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 4-2 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Georgia International Friendly 1
1
1993-94 Georgia Rothmans Tournament 2
1
1994-95 Georgia UEFA European Championship 5
3
1995-96 Georgia International Friendly 3
1
1995-96 Georgia UEFA European Championship 2
1
1996-97 Georgia FIFA World Cup 5
1996-97 Georgia International Friendly 2
1997-98 Georgia FIFA World Cup 3
2
1997-98 Georgia Four Team Tournament, Malta 3
1
1997-98 Georgia International Friendly 1
1998-99 Georgia International Friendly 1
1998-99 Georgia UEFA European Championship 6
1
1999-00 Georgia Cyprus Tournament 2
2
1999-00 Georgia International Friendly 3
2000-01 Georgia FIFA World Cup 5
2
2000-01 Georgia International Friendly 3
2
2001-02 Georgia FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 Georgia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Georgia UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Jul 1991 Moldova v Georgia W 2-4 International Friendly
08 Feb 1994 Slovenia v Georgia L 1-0 ROTHMANS TOURNAMENT
10 Feb 1994 Malta v Georgia W 0-1 ROTHMANS TOURNAMENT
12 Oct 1994 Bulgaria v Georgia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 1994 Georgia v Wales W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Dec 1994 Albania v Georgia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Georgia v Albania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Jun 1995 Wales v Georgia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Sep 1995 Germany v Georgia L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Nov 1995 Moldova v Georgia L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 Mar 1996 Cyprus v Georgia W 0-2 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Romania v Georgia L 5-0 International Friendly
08 May 1996 Greece v Georgia L 2-1 International Friendly
01 Sep 1996 Norway v Georgia L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Italy v Georgia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Nov 1996 Georgia v England L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
30 Mar 1997 Georgia v Armenia W 7-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 England v Georgia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1997 Georgia v Moldova W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
14 Jun 1997 Poland v Georgia L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
10 Sep 1997 Georgia v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 Sep 1997 Moldova v Georgia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Georgia v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
06 Feb 1998 Georgia v Latvia W 2-1 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
08 Feb 1998 Georgia v Albania W 3-0 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
10 Feb 1998 Malta v Georgia W 1-3 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
02 May 1998 Tunisia v Georgia D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Ukraine v Georgia L 4-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Georgia v Albania W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
10 Oct 1998 Latvia v Georgia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
14 Oct 1998 Greece v Georgia L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
28 Apr 1999 Georgia v Norway L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 May 1999 Norway v Georgia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
05 Jun 1999 Georgia v Greece L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
02 Feb 2000 Slovakia v Georgia W 0-2 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
04 Feb 2000 Romania v Georgia L 1-1 (2-4) CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Semi-final
29 Mar 2000 Israel v Georgia D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Azerbaijan v Georgia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Estonia v Georgia L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Iran v Georgia L 2-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 Lithuania v Georgia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
11 Oct 2000 Italy v Georgia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
14 Feb 2001 Georgia v Ukraine D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Georgia v Romania L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
24 Apr 2001 Georgia v Israel W 3-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Georgia v Italy L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
06 Jun 2001 Hungary v Georgia L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
06 Oct 2001 Romania v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
27 Mar 2002 Georgia v South Africa W 4-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Georgia v Republic of Ireland L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.