Full name in native alphabet: გიორგი პირთახია
Date of birth: 17/08/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Georgia
Youth career: Locomotive Tbilisi
Current club: Locomotive Tbilisi
Squad number: 14
Current national team: Georgia U-19
Position: central defender, left-back
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 25.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Cristian Chivu
– aerial duels
– can be overly aggressive when making sliding tackles
Style of play:
– complete, elegant, and dominant centre-back/ball-playing defender
– not the tallest or strongest but feels quite comfortable in contact situations
– perfect to play as a left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence system
– equally competent as a left-back
– very good recovery pace and determination when tracking back
– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– very comfortable on the ball/takes a major impact on all of the team’s build-up process
– good at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition/above-average vision and passing skills
– known for his good timing, confidence in possession, understanding of the game and an above-average technical capacity
– likes to maraud forward with the ball at his feet and assess options on the move
– tenacious and aggressive tackler
– decent in the air despite not being very tall/great timing and jumping technique
– concentrated, determined, and committed player with very good rate of individual and collective work
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– good leadership skills
Pirtakhia stays calm under pressure and plays a very good line-breaking pass.
Pirtakhia stops a tricky winger with a good timing tackle.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 3-5-2.
League summary (as for 10 July 2022):
No senior league appearances yet.
Giorgi Pirtakhia is a product of Locomotive Tbilisi youth academy. 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, Saba Goglichidze, Giorgi Abuashvili, Luka Kekelidze, Nika Sikharulashvili, Giorgi Kvernadze, Tornike Dundua, and Soso Kopaliani.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European league ambition.