Temuri Ketsbaia

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Temuri Ketsbaia (born 18 March 1968 in Gali, Georgia) is a Georgian footballer who was previously one of the leading players with the Georgian national team.

He began his career with minor Georgian team Dinamo Sukhumi before transferring to Dinamo Tbilisi, the country's biggest team. He came to prominence whilst with Dinamo and earned a move to Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC in 1992 and then to Greece with AEK, winning the Greek Cup with the club.

Under the Bosman ruling, Ketsbaia became a free agent in the summer of 1997 and joined Newcastle United. Although a popular figure with the fans, Ketsbaia was used sparingly by the club, particularly under Ruud Gullit. He left St James' Park in 2000 to sign for Wolves in a £900,000 deal but again failed to fully settle and in 2001 joined Dundee F.C. during a time when the club began to spend at unheard of levels. He returned to Anorthosis in the Summer of 2002 as a player-coach, where he won the Cypriot championship in 2005. He remains at the club, where he is now player-manager and the club's top goalscorer.

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