Where Are They Now: Kakha Kaladze

Kakhaber Kaladze, better known as Kakha Kaladze, was born in Samtredia, Georgia in 1978. He started his professional career in Georgia, before moving to Dynamo Kiev in 1998. His performances in Ukraine caught the eye of the Rossoneri, who signed the versatile defender in 2001. Kaladze went on to spend nine successful seasons with Milan, where he played an instrumental role in the squad that won the Champions League twice and the Scudetto in 2004. He played for the Rossoneri 194 times and scored 12 goals; perhaps the most memorable goal being the match winner against Inter in 2006. After leaving Milan in 2010, the Georgian international played for Genoa, before hanging up his boots in 2012. After retirement, Kaladze entered the world of politics in his native Georgia, where he served as both Minister of Energy and Deputy Prime Minister from 2012-2017. Since 2017, Kakha has served as Mayor of the Georgian capital Tbilisi.