Dinamo Tbilisi v FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Circa 1981


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The triumphant Georgian side DINAMO TBILISI from the Soviet Union pose for the photographers with the coveted prize after conquering East German outfit Carl Zeiss Jena in the waning stages of the 1981 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final at the virtually-empty Rhinestadion in Duesseldorf, West Germany.
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DINAMO TBILISI
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GK —- 1 — Otar GABELIA ———————— (Soviet Union : 1 cap)
DF —- 2 — Tamaz KOSTAVA ——————- (Soviet Union : 3 caps, 1 goal)
DF —- 3 — Aleksandr CHIVADZE ———— (Soviet Union : 46 caps, 3 goals)
DF —- 4 — Nodar KHIZANISHVILI ——— (Soviet Union : 1 cap)
DF —- 5 — Georgi TAVADZE
MF —- 6 — Vitaly DARASELIA —————- (Soviet Union : 22 caps, 3 goals)
MF —- 7 — Zaur SVANADZE
MF —- 8 — Tengiz SULAKUELIDZE ——– (Soviet Union : 49 caps, 2 goals)
MF —- 9 — Vladimir GUTSAEV ————— (Soviet Union : 11 caps, 1 goal)
FW – 10 — David KIPIANI ———————- (Soviet Union : 19 caps, 7 goals)
FW – 11 — Ramaz SHENGELIA ————— (Soviet Union : 26 caps, 10 goals)

substitutes
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MF – 13 — Nugzar KAKILASHVILI
for Svanadze (67th min)

Four players from the starting XI of DINAMO TBILISI — Chivadze, Sulakvelidze, Daraselia and Shengelia — were regular contributors for the U.S.S.R. national team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup final tournament in Spain. Both the defender Chivadze, the 1980 Soviet Footballer of the Year, and the striker Shengelia, the 1978 and 1981 Soviet Footballer of Year, appeared in every match at Espana ’82 for the Soviet Union, who were edged out for a place in the semi-finals by Poland on goal-differential. Chivadze, who, like Shengelia, scored a goal for the Soviets in the match versus Scotland, served as the U.S.S.R. team captain.

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With the Deutsche Demokratische Republik domestic cup won the previous spring prominently displayed up front, FC CARL ZEISS JENA arrange themselves for the team photograph just prior to the start of what would be a very successful 1980-81 football season for the club from Thuringia.
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CARL ZEISS JENA
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GK —- 1 — Hans Ulrich GRAPENTHIN ——— (East Germany : 21 caps)
SW — 6 — Ruediger SCHNUPHASE ————– (East Germany : 45 caps, 6 goals)
DF —- 2 — Gerd BRAUER —————————— (East Germany : 4 caps, 0 goals)
DF —- 5 — Lothar KURBJUWEIT —————– (East Germany : 59 caps, 3 goals)
DF —- 4 — Wolfgang SCHILLING
MF —- 3 — Gerhard HOPPE
MF —- 7 — Andreas KRAUSE ———————– (East Germany : 4 caps, 2 goals)
MF —- 8 — Lutz LINDEMANN
FW —- 9 — Andreas BIELAU ———————— (East Germany : 9 caps, 0 goals)
FW – 10 — Juergen RAAB —————————- (East Germany : 20 caps, 2 goals)
FW – 11 — Eberhard VOGEL ———————— (East Germany : 69 caps, 24 goals)

substitutes
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MF – 15 — Thomas TOEPFER
for Bielau (74th min)
MF – 13 — Ulrich OEVERMANN
for Hoppe (89th min)

FC CARL ZEISS JENA, had to contest the 1981 Cup Winners’ Cup Final against Dinamo Tbilisi in Duesseldorf without highly-experienced veteran defender KONRAD WEISE, the 1974 World Cup stalwart and 1976 Olympic gold medalist who stands fourth on the all-time list with 78 full international caps for East Germany.

In the first round, the Thuringia club courageously overturned a 0-3 defecit from the first leg in Italy and defeated Serie A side AS Roma 4-0 at home to book its passage into the next stage; FC Carl Zeiss Jena, backstopped by D.D.R. international Torhueter HANS-ULRICH GRAPENTHIN — the East German Footballer of the Year in 1980 and 1981 — also claimed the scalp of Spanish La Liga side CF Valencia as well as Portuguese giant SL Benfica of Lisbon along the way to the Final in Duesseldorf.

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