Full name in native alphabet: ნიკოლოზ ცხოვრებაშვილი
Date of birth: 07/01/2004 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Georgia
Youth career: Dinamo Tbilisi
Current club: Dinamo Tbilisi
Squad number: 14
Current national team: Georgia U-19
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: FA PLAYERS AGENTS
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Lucas Torreira
– work rate
– player of a small frame who doesn’t feel comfortable in contact situations and aerial duels
– operating with his left weaker foot
Style of play:
– deep-lying orchestrator
– able to play as the sole pivot or as one of two in a double pivot
– knows how to dictate tempo and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder
– a very interesting mix of a deep-lying playmaker and ball-winning midfielder
– player with good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession
– agile with very good coordination and pace
– intelligent player with good movement who feels comfortable in combination play
– excellent range of passing at all distances
– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls
– high football IQ and spatial awareness
– difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity, ability to shield the ball, and ball control
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option thanks to his positional awareness and understanding of the game
– still too early to call him press-resistant but he has decent composure under pressure and maneuvers quite comfortably in limited spaces
– tireless runner with a good engine who covers a lot of space
– combative, tenacious, and positively aggressive in duels with a high percentage of challenges won
– energetic, hardworking, and determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions and tackles
– high number of touches and passes per game
Tskhovrebashvili controls the ball, makes a quick decision, and provides a superb chipped ball to his teammate.
Tskhovrebashvili intercepts the ball and starts the attack of his team with a very good line-breaking pass.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 26 August 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Nikoloz Tskhovrebashvili is a product of the Dinamo 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, Giorgi Pirtakhia, Gabriel Sigua, Nika Sikharulashvili, Giorgi Kvernadze, Luka Parkadze, Tornike Dundua, and Soso Kopaliani. Nikoloz made his professional debut for Dinamo reserves on 6 August 2022 in the Georgian Cup game against Sioni Bolnisi.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European league ambition.