Zurab Khizanishvili

Date of birth06 October 1981
Place of birthTblisi
NationalityGeorgian
Weight79 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender

After a loan spell, Zurab joined Blackburn Rovers in April 2006 with a contract to June 2009 that was extended to June 2011 in January 2008.

The Georgia international defender failed to establish a regular starting place when spending the first half of Newcastle's Championship-winning season on loan to the Geordies.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dinamo Tbilisi 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 2000
Locomotive Tbilisi 01 Jul 2000 07 Mar 2001
Dundee 07 Mar 2001 30 Jun 2003
Rangers 30 Jun 2003 10 Apr 2006
Blackburn Rovers 31 Aug 2005 09 Apr 2006 L
Blackburn Rovers 10 Apr 2006 30 Jun 2011
Newcastle United 17 Sep 2009 31 Dec 2009 L
Reading 25 Jan 2010 31 May 2010 L
Reading 31 Aug 2010 31 May 2011 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Dundee Scottish Premier League 5
1
1
1
2000-01 Locomotive Tbilisi UEFA Cup 1
2001-02 Dundee Scottish League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Dundee Scottish Premier League 18
4
2002-03 Dundee Scottish League Cup 1
2002-03 Dundee Scottish Premier League 7
2
1
1
2003-04 Rangers UEFA Champions League 4
2004-05 Rangers Scottish Premier League 14
2
4
2004-05 Rangers UEFA Champions League 1
1
2004-05 Rangers UEFA Cup 5
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 24
2
1
3
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3
2
2
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 17
1
6
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 6
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 10
3
2
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup
1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 3
2
4
2009-10 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
1
2009-10 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2009-10 Newcastle United League Championship 6
1
2
1
2009-10 Reading League Championship 12
3
2
2010-11 Reading FA Cup 2
1
2010-11 Reading League Championship 21
1
1
1
2010-11 Reading League Championship Play-Offs 3
1


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
04 Apr 2001 Celtic v Dundee L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Aberdeen v Dundee W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Dundee v Rangers L 0-3 Scottish Premier League
29 Apr 2001 Dundee v Hibernian L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
05 May 2001 Dundee v Kilmarnock W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
13 May 2001 Celtic v Dundee W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
28 Jul 2001 Dundee United v Dundee D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
04 Aug 2001 Dundee v Hibernian W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
11 Aug 2001 Dundee v Livingston W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
18 Aug 2001 Heart of Midlothian v Dundee L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Rangers v Dundee L 2-0 Scottish Premier League
08 Sep 2001 Dundee v St Johnstone D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
15 Sep 2001 Dundee v Celtic L 0-4 Scottish Premier League
23 Sep 2001 Kilmarnock v Dundee W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
26 Sep 2001 Hamilton Academical v Dundee W 0-2 Scottish League Cup 2
29 Sep 2001 Dundee v Aberdeen L 1-4 Scottish Premier League
09 Oct 2001 Ross County v Dundee L 2-1 Scottish League Cup 3
13 Oct 2001 Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Hibernian v Dundee W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
30 Oct 2001 Dundee v Motherwell W 3-1 Scottish Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Dundee v Dundee United D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
10 Nov 2001 Heart of Midlothian v Dundee L 2-0 Scottish Premier League
17 Nov 2001 Livingston v Dundee L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
24 Nov 2001 Dundee v Heart of Midlothian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
01 Dec 2001 Dundee v Rangers D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
15 Dec 2001 Celtic v Dundee L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Oct 2002 Aberdeen v Dundee D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
22 Oct 2002 Partick Thistle v Dundee L 1-0 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 2002 Dundee v Rangers L 0-3 Scottish Premier League
16 Nov 2002 Hibernian v Dundee L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Dundee v Dundee United W 3-2 Scottish Premier League
21 Dec 2002 Celtic v Dundee L 2-0 Scottish Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Dundee v Aberdeen L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
29 Dec 2002 Dundee v Heart of Midlothian L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
02 Jan 2003 Rangers v Dundee L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
28 Jan 2003 Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee W 0-1 Scottish 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
1998-99 Georgia UEFA European Championship
1
1998-99 Georgia UEFA Under-18 4
1
1999-00 Georgia Cyprus Tournament 1
1
1
1999-00 Georgia International Friendly 4
1999-00 Georgia UEFA Under-18 6
1999-00 Georgia UEFA Under-21 2
1
2000-01 Georgia FIFA World Cup 5
2000-01 Georgia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Georgia FIFA World Cup 3
2001-02 Georgia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Georgia UEFA European Championship 3
2002-03 Georgia UEFA Under-21 2
1
2003-04 Georgia UEFA European Championship 3
2004-05 Georgia FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Georgia International Friendly 1
2005-06 Georgia FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2005-06 Georgia International Friendly 4
2005-06 Georgia Malta Tournament 1
1
2006-07 Georgia International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Georgia UEFA European Championship 6
1
2007-08 Georgia International Friendly 4
1
2007-08 Georgia UEFA European Championship 2
2008-09 Georgia FIFA World Cup 4
4
2008-09 Georgia International Friendly 3
1
1
2009-10 Georgia FIFA World Cup 3
2009-10 Georgia International Friendly 3
2010-11 Georgia International Friendly 1
2010-11 Georgia UEFA European Championship 6
2
2011-12 Georgia International Friendly 3
2011-12 Georgia UEFA European Championship 3
1
2012-13 Georgia FIFA World Cup 4
1
2012-13 Georgia International Friendly 2
2013-14 Georgia International Friendly 1
2015-16 Georgia UEFA European Championship 1
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
12 Oct 1998 Georgia v Bulgaria W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 12
14 Oct 1998 Hungary v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 12
21 Apr 1999 Czech Republic v Georgia D 2-2 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
11 May 1999 Georgia v Czech Republic W 2-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
05 Jun 1999 Georgia v Greece L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
19 Jul 1999 Italy v Georgia L 2-0 UEFA U18 Final group B
21 Jul 1999 Republic of Ireland v Georgia D 3-3 UEFA U18 Final group B
23 Jul 1999 Georgia v Spain L 1-4 UEFA U18 Final group B
04 Sep 1999 Slovenia v Georgia D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
07 Sep 1999 Georgia v Latvia W 4-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
20 Sep 1999 Wales v Georgia L 3-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
22 Sep 1999 Italy v Georgia L 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
24 Sep 1999 Switzerland v Georgia L 4-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
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
26 Apr 2000 Armenia v Georgia D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Azerbaijan v Georgia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Estonia v Georgia L 1-0 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
15 Aug 2001 Luxembourg v Georgia W 0-3 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Georgia v Hungary W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
05 Sep 2001 Georgia v Lithuania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
06 Oct 2001 Romania v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Sep 2002 Switzerland v Georgia L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 10
11 Oct 2002 Georgia v Russia L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 10
02 Apr 2003 Georgia v Switzerland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
30 Apr 2003 Georgia v Russia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
06 Sep 2003 Georgia v Albania W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
10 Sep 2003 Albania v Georgia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Oct 2003 Russia v Georgia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
18 Aug 2004 Moldova v Georgia L 1-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Turkey v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Oct 2004 Ukraine v Georgia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Nov 2004 Georgia v Denmark D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
26 Mar 2005 Georgia v Greece L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
04 Jun 2005 Albania v Georgia L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Aug 2005 Kazakhstan v Georgia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
03 Sep 2005 Georgia v Ukraine D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Sep 2005 Denmark v Georgia L 6-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Oct 2005 Greece v Georgia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Nov 2005 Bulgaria v Georgia L 6-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 2005 Georgia v Jordan W 3-2 International Friendly
27 Feb 2006 Moldova v Georgia L 5-1 MALTA TOURNAMENT
27 May 2006 Georgia v New Zealand L 1-3 International Friendly
31 May 2006 Georgia v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Georgia v France L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2006 Ukraine v Georgia L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Oct 2006 Germany v Georgia L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 Georgia v Italy L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Feb 2007 Georgia v Turkey W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Scotland v Georgia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
02 Jun 2007 Lithuania v Georgia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Jun 2007 France v Georgia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
22 Aug 2007 Luxembourg v Georgia D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Italy v Georgia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
17 Oct 2007 Georgia v Scotland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
16 Nov 2007 Qatar v Georgia W 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2008 Estonia v Georgia D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Portugal v Georgia L 2-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Wales v Georgia W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Georgia v Republic of Ireland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
11 Oct 2008 Georgia v Cyprus D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
11 Feb 2009 Republic of Ireland v Georgia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 Mar 2009 Cyprus v Georgia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
06 Jun 2009 Georgia v Moldova L 1-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 2009 Albania v Georgia D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Malta v Georgia L 2-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Georgia v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Oct 2009 Montenegro v Georgia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
14 Oct 2009 Bulgaria v Georgia L 6-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
03 Mar 2010 Georgia v Estonia W 2-1 International Friendly
25 May 2010 Cameroon v Georgia D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Greece v Georgia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Sep 2010 Georgia v Israel D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
08 Oct 2010 Georgia v Malta W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2010 Slovenia v Georgia W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Georgia v Croatia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
29 Mar 2011 Israel v Georgia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
03 Jun 2011 Croatia v Georgia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Sep 2011 Georgia v Latvia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2011 Malta v Georgia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2011 Georgia v Greece L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Nov 2011 Georgia v Moldova W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Georgia v Albania W 2-1 International Friendly
24 May 2012 Georgia v Turkey L 1-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Georgia v Belarus W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
12 Oct 2012 Finland v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
16 Oct 2012 Belarus v Georgia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
22 Mar 2013 France v Georgia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
02 Jun 2013 Republic of Ireland v Georgia L 4-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2013 Denmark v Georgia L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Aug 2013 Kazakhstan v Georgia L 1-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2015 Republic of Ireland v Georgia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
11 Oct 2015 Germany v Georgia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D


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