Georgi Makhatadze

Georgi Makhatadze




Full name in native alphabet: Махатадзе Георгий Александрович

Country: Russia/Georgia

Date of birth: 26/03/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Rostov-on-Don (Russia)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Lokomotiv Moscow

Current club: Lokomotiv Moscow

Squad number: —

Current national team: Russia U-18

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 325.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/3), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/2)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: ML-Players

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Xabi Alonso



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– crossing and long-range passing Untitled1

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– teamwork Untitled

– vision Untitled

– concentration Untitled

– tactical intelligence Untitled

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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– deep-lying playmaker

– intelligent midfielder already very accomplished for his age

– likes to play long balls

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– set-piece specialist

– very good in combination play

– exceptional precision when passing, shooting and crossing

– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability

– likes to hold on to the ball and assess passing options on the move

– excellent positional sense and an acute tactical ability to read the game

– very comfortable on the ball, with a willingess to play and receive passes along the ground

– high number of touches and passes per game

– capable of shooting on-target goals from great distances

– natural leader


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Georgi Makhatadze was born in Rostov, but joined Lokomotiv Moscow youth academy as a young boy. His parents are from Georgia, but Georgi himself chose to represent Russia. He already played over 50 games for the youth national teams, which is an incredible result for a 18-year old. His first appearance on the international stage came during the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where as a leader and captain led his young “Sborna” side to the semifinal which they lost to a very strong Germany team. A few months later, he played at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, but Russia lost to Ecuador in the last 16 at that tournament. Currently he is a captain and a leader of Russia U-18 national team




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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