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Givi Chokheli

Givi Chokheli
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Full nameGivi Dmitriyevich Chokheli
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Givi Dmitriyevich Chokheli ( ; ) (27 June 1937 in Telavi - 25 February 1994 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian football defender.

Chokheli played most of his career for Dinamo Tbilisi. After ending his playing career he worked in various coaching positions for Dinamo Tbilisi and in 1969-1970 and 1974 was a head coach. He was classified as a Master of Sport of the USSR in 1959.

He played for Soviet Union national team (19 matches), and was a participant at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and at the 1960 UEFA European Football Championship, where the Soviet Union won the gold medal. The Soviet back line was anchored by the famous trio of Chokheli, Anatoli Maslyonkin, and Anatoly Krutikov in the early 1960s.

Telavi's Municipal Stadium features a statue of Chokheli in front of it.

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