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Former georgian captain Kakha Kaladze announced his retirment from professional football competitions.

A few months after announcing his retirment from the National Team of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze announced his complete retirment from the football pitches. The former georgian captain, and the most international winner georgian football player ever, expressed his desire to engage the politics in his homeland - Georgia.

Kakha Kaladze, 34 years old, played his last official match in the last date of the Italian Calcio. He played 90 minutes in the victory of Genoa against Palermo and joined a big list of retirments of that weekend, while his former partners of AC Milan - Alessandro Nesta and Fillipo Inzagui - followed his steps.

To remind about Kaladze, he was born in Samtredia and started his career with a local team. He played 5 years in Dinamo Tbilisi (1993-1998) and 3 years in the ukranian Dynamo Kyiv (1998-2001). After his impressive presentations he was transfered, together with his best friend Andriy Shevchenko, to the big AC Milan of Italy. There he played 194 matches in Calcio and 284 in all competitions, becoming in an historical player for the rossoneros.

After signing with AC Milan he had to live a terrible drama, his younger brother was kidnapped and search for 5 long years, finally he was declared dead in 2006. Kakha Kaladze was supported by the whole country and deservedly loved for his straigh decision of keep playing with the National Team. He ended his career in Genoa, team which he joined in 2010.

Kakha Kaladze is the first georgian in winning the UEFA Champions League title, and he did it twice. He could win another, but his team lost in the final against Liverpool.


Official Matches - 538 (Dinamo Tbilisi, Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan and Genoa).
Goals in Official Matches - 27 (Dinamo Tbilisi, Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan and Genoa).

International Matches - 81 (Georgian National Team).
Goals in International Matches - 1 (Georgian National Team).

5 - Georgian Leagues
     (1993-1994; 1994-1995; 1995-1996; 1996-1997; 1997-1998).
4 - Georgian Cups
     (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997).
3 - Ukranian Leagues
     (1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001).
3 - Ukranian Cups
     (1998, 1999, 2000).
1 - Serie A
1 - Coppa Italia
1 - Italian Supercup
2 - UEFA Champions Leagues
     (2002-2003; 2006-2007).
2 - UEFA Super Cups
     (2003; 2007).
1 - FIFA Club World Cup
5 - Georgian Footballer of the Year
     (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011).