A Georgian former footballer who played as a midfielder for Dinamo Tbilisi, Pakhtakor Tashkent, Spartak Moscownd Torpedo Kutaisi during his club career, and is most famous for his time at Dinamo Tbilisi, which were a powerful and successful club – ever present at the highest level of Soviet football, where he won numerous accolades.
A deep-lying playmaker, who was also operated in the classic number 7 position, Machaidze is the only player in the Georgian football history, who lifted the Soviet Crystal Cup as captain twice, first when in 1976 the Georgians made a remarkable performance, winning their first trophy after a smashing 3–0 victory against Ararat Yerevan in the final and second, when after the goalless draw Dinamo Tbilisi defeated Dynamo Moscow 5–4 on penalties in 1979.
Many sport journalists and football specialists not just in Georgia and former Soviet Union but internationally still consider him among the best Georgian and Soviet football players of its time. Doctor of technical sciences
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