Saba Goglichidze

Saba Goglichidze

Full name in native alphabet: საბა გოგლიჩიძე

Country: Georgia

Date of birth: 25/06/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Georgia

Height: 182cm

Youth career: Torpedo Kutaisi

Current club: Torpedo Kutaisi

Squad number: 33

Current national team: Georgia U-19

Position: central defender, right-back

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Marquinhos

Strengths:

– pace 

– tackling 

– anticipation 

– tenacity

– aerial duels 

– versatility 

– technique 

– passing 

Weaknesses:

– sometimes takes a little bit too much risk and leaves gaps behind/should still work on his positioning

Style of play:

– complete, elegant, and dominant centre-back

– versatile and well-rounded/able to play anywhere along the backline

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

– very good mix of a pure defender and ball-playing centre-back

– comfortable on the ball with a willingness to play and receive passes along the ground

– able to play in a high line

– likes to maraud forward

– decent dribbling skills, footwork, and technique in tight spaces

– good at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition

– known for his good timing, confidence in possession, understanding of the game, and an above-average technical capacity

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

– very good pace, agility, and coordination

– not the tallest or strongest but feels comfortable in contact situations

– good in the air despite not being very tall/great timing and jumping technique

– energetic, tenacious, aggressive, and hard tackling player

– determined, and committed player with very good rate of individual and collective work

– very confident in duels, often tries to press, anticipate, and outpace his opponents

– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot

Goglichidze leaves the line to press his opponent, wins the ball back, and starts the attack of his team.
Goglichidze charges with the ball forward and provides a great line-breaking pass to his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 3-5-2.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 3 June 2022):

Erovnuli Liga 2021: 1 game/0 goals (Torpedo)

Erovnuli Liga 2022 (ongoing): 7 games/0 goals (Torpedo)

Description:

Saba Goglichidze is a product of Torpedo Kutaisi youth academy. He made his professional debut for Torpedo two weeks after his 17th birthday in a league fixture against FC Saburtalo. He is one of the leaders of a very interesting generation of Georgian teenagers which includes, among others Gizo Mamageishvili, Otar Mamageishvili, Saba Khvadagiani, Luka Gagnidze, Giorgi Abuashvili, Luka Kekelidze, Nika Sikharulashvili, Giorgi Kvernadze, Tornike Dundua, and Soso Kopaliani.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10  

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.

Links:

Transfermarkt

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