Aidi (footballer, born 1990)

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Eddy François
艾迪
Personal information
Full name Eddy François
艾迪·弗朗西斯
Date of birth (1990-12-17) 17 December 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dalian Aerbin
Number 32
Youth career
2000–2005 Genbao Football Academy
2007 Shanghai Shenhua
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Shanghai East Asia ? (?)
2008 Suzhou Trips 0 (0)
2009 Ningbo Huaao (loan) ? (?)
2010–2011 Shanghai East Asia 26 (2)
2012– Dalian Aerbin 2 (0)
2012 Shanghai East Asia (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eddy François or Aidi (Simplified Chinese: 艾迪 or 艾迪·弗朗西斯; born 17 December 1990) is a Chinese football defender, who plays for Dalian Aerbin in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Aidi's father is a Tanzanian and mother is a Chinese. He joined Genbao Football Academy when he was ten years old. In the end of 2005, he joined Shanghai East Asia with whole Genbao Football Academy team and started his career. But after his first season, he was downsized and moved to Shanghai Shenhua. In 2008, he moved to China League Two club Suzhou Trips after unhappiness times in Shenhua, but had no appearance because registration reason. In 2009 Suzhou Trips quit China League Two, he signed on loan to Ningbo Huaao for a year.[1] After ending loan, he move to China League One club Shanghai East Asia immediately, returned to the start of his football career.[2]

On 20 January 2012, Shanghai East Asia swapped Aidi with Luis Cabezas of Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin.[3] He was loaned back to Shanghai East Asia for one year in February 2012.[4] However, he failed to establish himself within the team and made just 3 appearances (all came on as substitute) in the 2012 league season. On 8 March 2014, Eddy made his debut for Dalian Aerbin in the 2014 Chinese Super League against Hangzhou Greentown,coming on as a substitute for Zhu Xiaogang in the 77th minute.[5]


International career[edit]

Eddy plays 27 minutes for China national under-14 football team in 2004 AFC U-14 Championship, he is the first mixed-race player for China national football team.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 26 June 2012)

Season Club League League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Shanghai East Asia China League Two - - - - - -
2008 Suzhou Trips 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0
2009 Ningbo Huaao - - - - - -
2010 Shanghai East Asia China League One 7 0 - - - - - - 7 0
2011 19 2 1 0 - - - - 20 2
2012 Dalian Aerbin Chinese Super League 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2012 Shanghai East Asia China League One 3 0 1 0 - - - - 4 0
2013 Dalian Aerbin Chinese Super League 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2014 2 0 0 0 - - - - 2 0
Total 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "湖北不知中乙对手技战术风格 宁波不甘俯首称臣". sports.sohu.com. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2012-07-17.  (Chinese)
  2. ^ "徐根宝引入外援中轴线 "黑人"能说流利上海话". sports.sohu.com. 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2012-07-17.  (Chinese)
  3. ^ "阿尔滨与东亚互换外援 "小贝利"新赛季将战中超". sports.people.com.cn. 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-07-17.  (Chinese)
  4. ^ "阿尔滨购入"小贝利"艾迪 2012暂租至东亚锻炼". sports.sohu.com. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-12-19.  (Chinese)
  5. ^ 汪嵩拔头筹布鲁诺救主 绿城1-1阿尔滨 at sohu.com 2014-03-08. Retrieved 2014-05-01 (Chinese)
  6. ^ "我是中国人--艾迪·弗朗西斯 黑皮肤的"国脚"". sports.163.com. 2004-01-28. Retrieved 2012-07-17.  (Chinese)

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