Kakhaber "Kakha" Kaladze is a Georgian politician and retired footballer. He has served as a Mayor of Tbilisi since November 2017. A versatile player, he was capable of playing both as a centre-back and as a left-back, or even as a wide midfielder. He played for the Georgia national team from 1996 to 2011. He was voted Georgian Footballer of the Year in 2001–2003, 2006 and 2011 and was considered as one of Georgia's most important players. Kaladze started his football career in 1993 at Umaglesi Liga club Dinamo Tbilisi and made 82 appearances in a five-year spell. In 1998, he moved to the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv and made 71 appearances until 2001, when he was signed by the Italian Serie A club Milan. He has won one Serie A, three Ukrainian Premier League and five Umaglesi Liga titles. With Milan, he won the Champions League on two occasions, the UEFA Super Cup once and the FIFA Club World Cup once.
|Born:||Kakhaber Kaladze, February 27, 1978, Samtredia, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Political party:||Georgian Dream (2012-present)|
|Alma mater:||Tbilisi State University|
|Occupation:||Footballer (retired), Politician|
|Preceded by:||Davit Narmania|
|Twitter:||Kakha Kaladze's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Kakha Kaladze's Instagram profile|
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About Kakha Kaladze
Notable as both a professional soccer player and a politician, Kaladze won four Georgian Footballer of the Year awards while playing for the Georgian national team in the 1990s and early 2000s and went on to become Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia.
Before beginning his senior soccer career with the Dinamo Tbilisi F.C., he played for a local football club called Lokomotiv Samtredia.
Prior to taking office as Deputy Prime Minister, he served as Georgia's Minister of Energy.
Tragically, his brother, Levan Kaladze, was kidnapped and murdered. Years later, he and his wife, Anouki, became parents to a son who was named Levan in his deceased uncle's memory.
He and Luca Ferretti both played multiple seasons with Italy's A.C. Milan football club.
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- FC Dinamo Tbilisi players
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- FC Dynamo Kyiv players
- Genoa C.F.C. players