Tribuna/Napoli/Forward/Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
77Napoliforward12.02.2001 (23 years)height 183weight 76tags.nationality Georgia
Club season 2023/2024
09 Jun



Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Career: Napoli (Transfer, €10 m, 01.07.2022) FC Dinamo Batumi ... FC Dinamo Tbilisi Under 19Show more
Career goals: 66Show more
Career matches: 250Show more
Honours: Russian Cup (1), Serie A (1)

Written by Mamuka Kvaratskhelia for

“Kvaradona” comes from a big footballing family - not just players but also two Fifa referees and one Uefa Media Officer (the author of these profiles). His grandfather Mamiya was a star for Skuri Tsalenjikha and the master of bicycle kicks; his dad Badri was a multiple title-winner in Georgia and Azerbaijan; and Khvicha himself won Serie A’s best player in 2022-23, and Georgia’s sportsman of the year for 2024. And none of that could have happened but for his mum Maka taking him training in all weathers while Badri was coaching abroad. Khvicha’s little brother, 14-year-old Tornike, is also tipped for success. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is inspirational too: before the playoff victory he gathered the younger players in the dressing room and told them: “Boys, we are young, but there are some veterans in our team … For them this chance is the last one to play in a major  tournament … Let’s play for them, let’s play for our country and win this match!” And some key trivia: Kvaratskhelia is one of the country’s biggest family names, dating back to when Georgia’s best cows were the cows of Kvaratskhelia. After occupation by the USSR in 1921, though, private farms were abolished, and the famous cows disappeared.