Vako

Vako
Vako
Vako
Midfielder
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Real Name: Valeri Qazaishvili
HT: 5' 9" WT: 177
Designated Player
Age: 26 (01/29/1993)
Birthplace: Ozurgeti, Georgia
Hometown: Ozurgeti, Georgia

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How he joined the club: Signed as a Designated Player on June 22, 2017.

2019 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 24 starts in 32 MLS appearances ... Tallied eight goals and five assists in 2019, setting a new single-season career high in game-winning goals at three … Registered third career multi-goal match with brace against the Houston Dynamo on June 26 ... Earned MLS Team of the Week honors for Weeks 17, 20 and 21 ... Named MLS Player of the Week for Week 17 … U.S. Open Cup: Played 35 minutes as a substitute and tallied two goals in Fourth-Round match against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 ...  Started and played 90 minutes and tallied a goal in Round of 16 match against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Did not feature against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Featured as a substitute and played 33 minutes against Real Valladolid C.F. on July 16.
 
2018 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 31 starts in 33 total appearances in MLS play … Set MLS career-highs in starts, appearances, goals (10) and assists (5) … Tallied game-winning assists against Minnesota United FC on March 3 and FC Dallas on Aug. 29 … Selected to the MLS Team of the Week in Weeks 23 and 27 … Named the MLS Player of the Week in Week 23 after scoring two goals against FC Dallas on Aug. 4 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature in the Fourth-Round matchup against the Portland Timbers on June 6 … International Friendlies: Did not feature against Club Leon on March 24 … Entered as a substitute at halftime against Manchester United on July 22.

2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Appeared in 13 games making eight starts … Scored five goals and tallied one assist …Scored in his MLS debut against the New York Red Bulls on July 19 … Scored in his first start at Avaya Stadium on Aug. 19 against the Philadelphia Union ... Scored most road goals for the Quakes in 2017 with three … U.S. Open Cup: Started Semifinal match against Sporting Kansas City, ending in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss on Aug. 9  … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played and started 90 minutes in a loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.

Professional Experience: Spent six years with SBV Vitesse of the Dutch Eredivisie from 2011-2017 … Tallied 25 goals and 10 assists in 104 league games for the Dutch side, adding another three goals and three assists in other top-flight competition … Made eight appearances in international cup competitions, including Europa League qualifiers, Europa League and UEFA Champions League …  Spent the majority of the 2016-17 season on loan from Vitesse with Poland’s Legia Warsaw, helping them win the league championship with a 21-6-10 overall record.

Began his career in his native Georgia with FC Saburtalo in 2010, spending time on loan with Metalurgi Rustavi and Sioni Bulnisi.

International: Has extensive experience playing with the Georgia National Team … Has made 29 appearances, scored six goals and tallied one assist for the senior team as of December 2017 … Was called up to the Georgia national team for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, playing in all six games scoring two goals (one against Moldova (2-2 D) on June 11 and another against Ireland (1-1 D) on Aug. 2) ... Played in four of Georgia’s six international friendlies in 2017 against Latvia, St. Kitts/Nevis, Cyprus and Belarus.

 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019San Jose Earthquakes322482097511036191010
2018San Jose Earthquakes333110271851103514400
2017San Jose Earthquakes1385784238146100
Career Totals-78632355991225885391510
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