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Chelsea FC Profile: Rati Aleksidze

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Full Name: Rati Aleksidze

Born: Thursday, 3rd August 1978 (age: 44)
Place of birth: Tblisi, Georgia
Height: 6' 1"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 2000 to 2001

Rati's club career started in Dinamo Tbilisi in the 1996/97 season. His goal-scoring abilities helped them win the league titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999 as well as the 1997 cup. During his Dinamo career Aleksidze scored 33 goals in 71 appearances, and especially the 12 goals in 14 games in the 1999/00 season attracted the interest of bigger European clubs. He was taken on trial to English team Chelsea, who decided to buy him. Aleksidze found first team opportunities at Chelsea hard to come by, however, as he only played in two league games and one European match, all as substitute. Released by Chelsea in September 2001, he eventually returned to Dinamo where he scored nine goals in his first season. In 2004 he was bought by Russian team FC Rostov, then retired from his professional career and returned to Georgia. In July 2008 he made a comeback, playing for FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi. Then in January 2009 he joined the Hungarian club Győri ETO FC. Rati earnt 19 caps and scored 2 goals for the Georgian national team between 1998 - 2004.

Playing Career:

Dinamo Tbilisi
Chelsea (Feb 2000 to Sep 2001) - cost: unknown
Dinamo Tbilisi
Lokomotiv Tbilisi
Győri ETO
Dila Gori

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Thursday, 28th September 2000, St. Gallen 2 - 0 Chelsea (Sub)

Age on debut: 22 years 1 months 25 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 16th December 2000, Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Chelsea (Substitute)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
2000 / 01 2 (2)001 (1)03 (3)
Total2 (2)001 (1)03 (3)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Rati Aleksidze made 3 appearances for Chelsea, of which 3 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Europe28th Sep 2000St. Gallen20Chelsea15,500 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League9th Dec 2000Chelsea41Derby County34,317 match won Sub on 83 mins
League16th Dec 2000Middlesbrough10Chelsea29,422 match lost Sub on 79 mins

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Chelsea FC Player Rati Aleksidze

Games Won: 1
Win Percentage: 33.33%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 3 appearances, Rati Aleksidze played alongside the following 20 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Celestine Babayaro (1)
Winston Bogarde (2)
Carlo Cudicini (2)
Sam Dalla Bona (3)
Ed de Goey (2)
Marcel Desailly (2)
Roberto Di Matteo (1)
Tore André Flo (1)
Eiður Guðjohnsen (3)
Jon Harley (1)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (1)
Graeme Le Saux (1)
Frank Leboeuf (2)
Mario Melchiot (3)
Jody Morris (3)
Christian Panucci (1)
Gus Poyet (2)
John Terry (2)
Dennis Wise (2)
Gianfranco Zola (3)