Player Details

Name

Guram Kashia

Pronunciation

GOO-rahm KAH-she-uh

Height

6' 1"

Weight

192 lbs

Date of Birth

7.4.1987 (33)

Birthplace

Tbilisi, Georgia

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Contract option declined Dec. 4, 2020

A veteran center back, Kashia joined San Jose after eight seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie with Vitesse. With his extensive club and international experience, Kashia, who started all 12 games he's appeared in during the second half of the 2018 season and will again be the rock of the Quakes' defensive spine in 2020. 

INTERNATIONAL: Kashia is the current captain of the Georgian national team, having debuted in 2009. He has 79 international caps, with two goals and an assist to his name. Kashia was named the Georgian Footballer of the Year 2012 and 2013.

OUTSIDE MLS: Rose through the academy and played his first five professional seasons for Dinamo Tblisi, one of Georgia's most popular clubs. Transferred to Vitesse in 2010 and made 293 appearances across all competitions over his eight seasons at the club, where he would wear the captain's armband. Made at least 26 appearances in each Eredivisie season after debuting for Vitesse.

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