Zuriko Davitashvili

Zuriko Davitashvili 

 

Full name in native alphabet: ზურაბ დავითაშვილი

Country: Georgia

Date of birth: 15/02/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Tbilisi (Georgia)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Dinamo Tbilisi, Lokomotivi Tbilisi (since 2018)

Current club: Lokomotivi Tbilisi

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Georgia U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 250.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/6)

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Philippe Coutinho 

 

Strengths:

– creativity Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– passing Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– vision Untitled

– flair Untitled

– pace & acceleration Untitled

– long shots Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– aerial duels

 

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker/number ’10’

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot from distance

– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and dynamism

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– possesses powerful and accurate mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– competent set-piece taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 13 January 2019):

Ervonuli Liga 2017: 6 matches/0 goals (Dinamo Tbilisi)

Ervonuli Liga 2018 (ongoing): 19 matches/3 goals (Lokomotivi)

 

Description:

Zuriko Davitashvili is a product of Dinamo Tbilisi youth academy. In January 2018 he moved to Lokomotivi Tbilisi. He is a part of the wave of exceptionally talented Georgian players which includes Giorgi Kutsia, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Davit Samurkasovi, Giorgi Arabidze, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Giorgi Kokhreidze. Zuriko has also scored an impressive 24 goals in just 28 games for Georgia U-17 national team as a midfielder.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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