Georgian retired football player, appointed as president of Georgian football federation.
Kobiashvili beated his opponents Rezi Arveladze and Mamuka Kvaratskhelia with 18 votes against 15.
33 delegates took part in elections.
Levan Kobiashvili’s career began in his hometown with Awasa Tbilisi. Moving to play for Metalurg Rustavi, Dinamo Tbilisiand Alania Vladikavkaz he was transferred to SC Freiburg in 1998, where he was one of several Georgians in the squad.
In 2008, he reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, which Schalke lost to FC Barcelona. Over six and a half years with Schalke, Kobiashvili made his way into Schalke’s international record books. Having played thirty five international club matches, he ranks third among Schalke players.