Full name in native alphabet: საბა სამუშია
Youth career: Dinamo Tbilisi
Current club: Dinamo Tbilisi
Squad number: —
Current national team: Georgia U-18
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Daraselia Cup 2023
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Gerard Deulofeu
– ball control
– physical development/needs to build more muscles/physical power
– efficiency and composure in the final third
– can be a little bit overambitious with dribbling sometimes and lose the ball in the dangerous areas/better decision-making on the ball
Style of play:
– inside forward/flamboyant winger
– offensive allrounder who is capable of playing anywhere along the front-line
– likes to play in a free attacking role, where he is granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– very good pace at all distances
– very vertical and mobile player who likes to speed up the game with his dribbling skills/very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– able to get past players with extreme ease thanks to his quick feet, changes of pace, and explosiveness over the first meters
– spectacular dribbler, who loves take-ons and is able to make effective solo runs to beat the defensive line
– likes to attack from the wings, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score
– possesses good ball control when running with the ball and dribbling
– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed
– skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– very positive on the ball and confident of his skills
– likes to make effective off-the-ball/shoulder runs to beat the defensive line
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and movement
– even though his defensive efficiency is still very much improvable, his defensive work rate and commitment in pressing are promising
Samushia cuts inside, dribbles past two opponents with ease, and gets fouled.
Samushia loses his marker with a fantastic change of pace, but his powerful shot goes wide.
Samushia loses his markers with a superb off-the-ball move and scores with a good finish.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Daraselia Cup 2023 winner with Dinamo Tbilisi.
League summary (as for 21 July 2023):
Erovnuli Liga 2 2023 (ongoing): 2 games/0 goals (Dinamo Tbilisi II)
Saba Samushia is a product of the Dinamo Tbilisi academy – an excellent youth system that developed many superb players in recent years such as Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Giorgi Mamardashvili, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Zuriko Davitashvili, Irakli Azarovi, Luka Gagnidze, Anzor Mekvabishvili, Gabriel Sigua, and Luka Gagnidze. Saba is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in Georgia along with the likes of Soso Kopaliani, Aleksandre Turkia, Aleksandre Peikrishvili, Giorgi Meparishvili, Giorgi Nikolaishvili, and Saba Geguchadze.
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