Appearances (Sub): 30(0)
Full Name: Guram Kashia (გურამ კაშია)
Squad Number: 37 (C)
Date of Birth: 04.07.1987 (29)
Place of Birth: Tbilisi (Georgia)
Every club has a player whose exuberance and passion for the crest adorned on his shirt shines brightly through; a man who represents everything that the club stands for, both on and off the pitch.
In Vitesse’s case, that title is proudly donned by Georgian defender Guram Kashia. A flawlessly dominant centre-back, to whom all of his peers look for inspiration when times are hard, Guram is to Vitesse what Fabio Cannavaro and Paolo Maldini were to Real Madrid and AC Milan respectively.
Often the team’s catalyst to success with his steely, tenacious resolve, Kashia is the man to step up when it counts, time and time again. From his stunningly-consistent resilience at the heart of defence to his pulchritudinous display of respect during the Airborne Derby with De Graafschap in 2015, Kashia is the glue keeping the club together on a weekly basis, connecting himself and his colleagues to Vitesse and its rich values.
Guram won’t be around however, with the top clubs constantly hiding in the shadows, ready to swoop in for our hearty ambassador, so enjoy him while you can. If there’s one thing you can be sure of by the time his day comes at the Gelredome, it’s that he will go down a martyr.