| Tbilisi, Georgia|
| (1987-07-04) 4 July 1987 (age 28)|
Georgia national football team (Defender), Vitesse (#37 / Defender)
Guram Kashia Wikipedia
Guram Kashia (Georgian: გურამ კაშია; born 4 July 1987) is a Georgian footballer who plays as a defender for Dutch Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem and the Georgian national team.
Kashia started playing for FC Dinamo Tbilisi. He is still a big fan of his former club.
In 2010, Kashia moved to The Netherlands and signed for Vitesse. Kashia soon became a regular member of the starting line-up of the club and two seasons after joining, Kashia was elected as the captain of the club. Kashia was later joined by his two compatriots Valeri Kazaishvili and Giorgi Chanturia in Vitesse.
The success of Kashia with his new club led to some speculations towards the interest of numerous European teams in signing him. In 2013, he declared that some German, English and Russian clubs were interested in signing him, including Sunderland and Aston Villa. The agent of the player, former PSV Eindhoven and Twente midfielder Giorgi Gakhokidze later confirmed that R.S.C. Anderlecht were close to signing the Georgian, but the deal wasn't materialized. However, later Vitesse denied this.
In August 2015, Kashia was named as Best Player of August in Eredivisie. Two months later, Kashia decided to stay with the club and extended the deal with Vitesse until 2020.
In 2017, Kashia won its first ever trophy with Vitesse, after defeating AZ Alkmaar in the final of the Dutch Cup.
Kashia made his Georgia debut on 1 April 2009 against Montenegro. In October 2012, he scored the only goal in the national team against Finland in 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Kashia was named Georgian Footballer of the Year twice: in 2012 and in 2013.
1 Includes European competition play-offs and Johan Cruyff Shield.
Last updated on 17 September 2017Scores and results list Georgia's goal tally first.
Georgian League: 2007–08
Georgian Cup: 2008-09
Georgian Super Cup: 2008
KNVB Cup: 2016–17