Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: The Georgian Wonderkid Making Waves at Napoli


Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been a shining star for Napoli during the 2022/2023 season. The young Georgian footballer is being touted as the successor to Diego Maradona, with many referring to him as "Kvaradona," a combination of his name and the legendary Argentine footballer's. Kvaratskhelia has helped Napoli take the lead in the Serie A standings this season and is poised to help them secure the Serie A title. Here is a profile of the wonderkid who was signed by Napoli for a bargain price in 2022.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Profile

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was born in 2001 and plays as a left winger or forward. He is the son of former footballer Badri Kvaratskhelia and has two older brothers and a younger sister, Tomike, who was born in 2010 and also plays football. Here is his brief biography:

Name: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Place, date of birth: Tbilisi, Georgia, February 12, 2001

Height: 1.83 m

Position: Left winger or forward

Current club: Napoli

Jersey number: 77

Napoli signed Khvicha Kvaratskhelia from Dinamo Batumi, a club from Georgia, in July 2022 for a fee of €10 million. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia signed a contract with the Partenopei until 2027.

Career Journey

Junior football career

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia began his football career at the age of 11. He joined Dinamo Tbilisi's junior club, based in his hometown, from 2012 to 2017.

Professional club career

Kvaratskhelia started his professional club career by joining Dinamo Tbilisi's senior team in 2017. He only played for one season before moving to Rustavi, a club in Georgia, in 2018. With Rustavi, Kvaratskhelia scored three goals in 18 matches.

In 2019, Kvaratskhelia was loaned to Lokomotiv Moscow for a season. He only played in seven matches and scored one goal. On July 6, 2019, Kvaratskhelia signed a five-year contract with Rubin Kazan, a Russian league club. In his debut match, he scored one goal and saved Rubin Kazan from defeat against Lokomotiv Moscow.

His performances with Rubin Kazan were praised by the Russian public. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia earned four nominations for Player of the Month during the 2020/2021 season, in August, September, October, and April. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia managed to score nine goals from his 69 appearances with Rubin Kazan.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On March 7, 2022, FIFA announced that foreign players in Russia could unilaterally suspend their contracts due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. They were allowed to sign contracts with clubs outside the Russian league until June 30, 2022.

On March 24, 2022, Rubin Kazan announced that Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's contract was suspended. On the same day, Kvaratskhelia moved to Dinamo Batumi, his home country club.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia only played in 11 matches with Dinamo Batumi. Nevertheless, Kvaratskhelia managed to score nine goals and two assists.

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