|Football was introduced to Georgia by the ubiquitous British sailors in the early|
20th century. There are records of Tbilisi teams as early as 1912,
Sokol ,of the Tbilisi Gymnastics Society, playing fixtures against clubs from Baku. Teams emerged across Georgia in the 1910s and 1920s. The most successful of these was
Dinamo Tbilisi, who in 1936 competed in the Autumn edition of the Soviet Top League
having reached the final of the inaugural Soviet Cup.
The league at the time consisted of 6 Russian and 1 Ukrainian team along with Tbilisi. The Georgian side finished joint second.
Dinamo was founded in 1925 (a branch of the Soviet multi-sports association
having been formed in Tbilisi). The first competitive matches were played early in 1926, a series of games against opponents from Azerbaijan (at the time both Georgia and
Azerbaijan, along with Armenia, were grouped together as the Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.Dinamo's first team line up was:
D.Tsomaya, A.Pochhua, N.Blankman, I.Fedorov, N.Anikin, A.Gonel, A.Pivovarov,
O.Goldobin, A.Galperin, S. Maslennikov, V.Tsomaya.
05.02.26: Dinamo (Baku) & Dinamo Tbilisi