Saba Khvadagiani

Saba Khvadagiani

Full name in native alphabet: საბა ხვადაგიანი

Country: Georgia

Date of birth: 30/01/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Tbilisi (Georgia)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: Dinamo Tbilisi

Current club: Dinamo Tbilisi

Squad number: 39

Current national team: Georgia

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: Free Football

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: José María Giménez

Strengths:

– pace

– tackling and intercepting 

– marking

– athleticism  

– tenacity  

– anticipation 

– bravery  

– aerial duels

Weaknesses:

– plays a little bit too risky near to his penalty area sometimes/lack of experience at a high level

Style of play:

– pacey and dominant central defender

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– perfect to play as a right-sided centre-back in a three-man defensive line

– athletic with good agility and coordination

– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents

– able to play in a high line/tactically astute to play in various tactical systems

– likes to maraud forward

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– very good recovery pace

– still needs to work on his passing skills, but he’s quite comfortable on the ball and takes a major impact of the team’s build-up process

– not the tallest defender, but he is very dominant in the air thanks to his jumping technique

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– aggressive in challenges with a high percentage of duels won

– decent ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

Khvadagiani leaves the line, makes a great tackle, and start the counter-attack of his team.
Khvadagiani shows hus dynamism and recovery pace – he outpaces the tricky winger and intercepts the ball with ease.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Erovnuli Liga 2021 runner-up with Dinamo Tbilisi.

League summary (as for 16 December 2021):

Erovnuli Liga 2021: 26 games/1 goal (Dinamo)

Description:

Saba Khvadagiani is a product of Dinamo Tbilisi academy – a superb youth system that produced many interesting players in recent years such as Nodar Lominadze, Zuriko Davitashvili, Luka Gagnidze, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Levan Kharabadze, Nika Ninua, Giorgi Kutsia, Giorgi Mamardashvili, Irakli Azarovi, and Giorgi Abuashvili. Khvadagiani made his first-team debut for Dinamo on 27 February 2021 in a league fixture against FC Samgurali Tskaltubo. His good performances didn’t go unnoticed and he was called up to the Georgia national football team and made his senior international debut on 8 September 2021 in a friendly against Bulgaria.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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