Georgia 2022 Away (KVARATSKHELIA #7) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Macron Georgia national team 2022 away jersey featuring the name and number of star winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Georgia’s national team played their first international match in 1990, at a time when they were still part of the Soviet Union. Following their secession in April 1991, Georgia then began to formalize their football system as an independent state and became a member of both UEFA & FIFA in 1992. They have competed at every World Cup and Euro qualification campaign since Euro 1996, however are yet to reach their maiden major tournament. Despite this, they have maintained a competitive national team over the years and have shown significant progress in recent qualification campaigns. This was highlighted by their performance in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers, in which they reached the final play-off match, where they suffered a heartbreaking home defeat to North Macedonia in the decisive match and thus missed the opportunity to make a historic debut in a major competition.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (also known as ‘Kvara’) is widely regarded as one of the most talented players to emerge from Georgia in the modern era. The 21-year-old came through the youth system of Georgian powerhouse Dinamo Tbilisi, where he made his senior club debut in 2017. After being limited to 4 appearances at Dinamo, he joined fellow Georgian Erovnuli Liga club Rustavi for the 2018 season and impressed with 3 goals in 18 matches. The following season he moved to Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow on loan and then went on to sign permanently with Russian giants Rubin Kazan in July 2019. At Kazan, Kvara truly emerged as a top prospect in European football, becoming their star player in his 2 ½ seasons at the club. In March 2022, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and FIFA’s ruling that foreign players in Russia can unilaterally suspend their contracts, Kvara was allowed to leave Kazan and return to the Erovnuli Liga, signing with Dinamo Batumi for the rest of the season. He scored an impressive 8 goals in 11 matches at Batumi before signing with Serie A club Napoli in July 2022 for a fee of €10–12 million. He has continued his strong form with Napoli and further enhanced his growing reputation in European football. At international level, Kvara has won 19 caps and scored 10 goals since his international debut with Georgia in 2019.