Zourab Tsiskaridze @ FC Amkar Perm Yank??

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Pl@ymaker, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Country:
    United States
    I was doing some updating in my Fifa 11 and I saw this guy's Wikipedia page. Does anybody know if he is elible to play for the US? :confused:

    He last played for Montreal Impact and now is playing in the Russian Premier League.
     
  2. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Dickson City, PA
    Country:
    United States
  3. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver via Lex., KY
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Country:
    United States
    He literally signed yesterday and made his debut today, coming on in the 52nd minute, in a 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan.

    As for citizenship I've seen conflicting reports over the years. a Russian report on his signing referred to him as a Georgian born US citizen. My honest guess is that he's a permanent resident like Yura Movissyan but I'm not sure. decent player that I've always thought was MLS caliber.

    Interesting fact BTW, he came to the US at 14 and settled in the D.C. area as his Dad expanded his opera career.
     
  4. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Country:
    United States
    If his dad is already a citizen wouldn't that make it easier for him to get his citizenship?
     
  5. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver via Lex., KY
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Country:
    United States
    I'm not sure. However, by the time his father was eligible Zourab would have been over 18 so I assume his path to citizenship would have fallen on his shoulders not his fathers. Obviously I'm speculating but i'm certainly interested to know.
     
  6. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    In his aftermatch interview he said that it was rather difficult to find himself in the match, he is few days in Amkar and it was early morning US time
    Indeed he looked confidently at the field in the game against very principal rivals, as he have not first season in Perm'
     
  7. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
  8. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Good to hear. I love following Yanks in the RPL. Is he a defender?
     
  9. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver via Lex., KY
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Country:
    United States
    He's played all across the backline and in the midfield during his USL/NASL days. I know with Vancouver and Montreal he was mainly used as a LB. He's tall and lanky, much like Goodson, and I've always seen Z as more of a CB or a D-mid. But he's a decent player and one I thought MLS would take a flier on. A little seasoning in Russia could turn out an above average defender. International quality? That I'm not sure of.
     
  10. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    NYC
    I have played against this guy a few times. Quick scouting report: He is way, way better than I am. He played some striker in the minor leagues, but he didn't seem like a first-division level striker to me -- a bit one-footed, and probably not fast enough. But I could see him making it as a wing defender.
     
  11. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Country:
    United States

    He looks like the guitarist from this band :D

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cIyYCoyfTc"]within temptation - enter ( live ) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    This is one of the greatest scouting reports on BS, ever.

    Thanks for the chuckle.
     
  13. winster

    winster Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Club:
    Besiktas JK
    Country:
    United States
    I suspect he'll get called up to the Georgia national team fairly quickly now. Georgia is pretty solid in the back so I don't see him starting anytime soon, but if he keeps getting time off Amkar's bench, he should get a friendly call up within a year.
     
  14. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    Zourab's aftermatch interview


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    Ladies and gentlemen, please be quiet, Zourab Tsiskaridze - newcomer in our team. Please, your questions.

    Zourab, please your comment about todays match.

    Of couse Rubin had chanses for score in the first half, all the match was like a battle and 1-1 in the result is fair.

    How can you estimate your debut.

    Normally. Not bad. I could make some things better, I have some to work for.

    For how many percent are you ready for playing.

    It is 8AM at my home, 10 hours of difference, it is rather hard, but i think i'll be in tone in a week.

    Can you describe the second goal, the mistake of Amkar defence.

    I was near the post and it was nobody on another, it was rush attack and nobody secured the goalkeeper.

    How do you personaly feel in the team, how do joined the crew, your relations with other guys.

    Guys accepted me very good, and coach and other stuff. I like very mach atmosphere in club and feel very good.

    What did you hear about Amkar before you join in few words.

    I knew that Amkar is the team that fights till the end, team that play firmly ans nice. It is my style of football too, so i think i'll do very well here.

    Zourab, why you didn't go to penalty zone while Amkar's standarts.

    As usual I go, but it was my first match and it was some misunderstood. Today i just secured somebody at the back.

    Have you ever ranged your throw distance above the border.

    No, i never ranged. But i think i can try to throw ball to the goalkeeper area.
     
  15. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    Zourab against Rubin Kazan' 20/08/11

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  16. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Dickson City, PA
    Country:
    United States
    Tsiskaridze went the distance in a 0-0 draw away to Starikov-less Tom Tomsk this morning. Flash score had him lining up at left back.
     
  17. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  18. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    Amkar Perm' had a friendly match with Octan Perm' from 2nd division (0:0; 3:0 Amkar won). Youth squad played against the "oilers" in the first half and the main stuff in the second. Zourab played in both halves. First thirty minutes of the match included tence duel of Octan's Denis Zamyatin and Tsiskaridze, game was stopped by referee many times. After that Octan prefered to organise their attacks at another wing.

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    Fanatical Monk repped this.
  19. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Dickson City, PA
    Country:
    United States
    After being an unused sub a week ago Tsiskaridze started at left midfield according to flash score and played 64 minutes in a 3-0 road loss to Dynamo Moscow
     
  20. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    today Volga Nizhny Novgorod - Amkar Perm' (0-0), first appearance of Amkar new coach - Miodrag Bozhovich

    Zourab still on the bench

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  21. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Love the blankets!

    Zourab has played 3 matches, 2 of which were starts, for 190 minutes total.

    He was rated an average of 5.0 by Championat.com. Interestingly, they list him as only American, not American/Georgian.
     
  22. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    he have nothing with Georgia, only -dze surname and Georgian father
     
  23. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    Last two matches Zourab played for Amkar youth and appeared on the field in the 2nd half against Kuban Krasnodar (2-0) and Terek Grozny (2-1) youth teams. Amkar team was second last season in the tournament of youth teams, now it goes on the 5th place.

    Zourabs interview for "Talk on Fridays" of local Rifey TV. Rather dull questions and nothing interesting about football or life. Dont need to be translated.


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  24. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
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  25. Gleb59

    Gleb59 New Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Club:
    Amkar Perm
    Today Zourab Tsiskaridze played full match for Amkar youth against Anzhi. Unfortunately he played with the hand in the penalty zone, at 23th minute Anzhi scored from eleven-meters.

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    Moment with Zourab foul at 1:04 on this video: http://fc-anji.ru/media/show/8314/
     

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