Huang Bowen

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Huang Bowen
黄博文
Personal information
Full name Huang Bowen
Date of birth (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Changsha, Hunan, China
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou Evergrande
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2003 Beijing Guoan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Beijing Guoan 101 (13)
2011–2012 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 29 (3)
2012– Guangzhou Evergrande 54 (6)
National team
2008– China 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2014
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.

Huang Bowen (simplified Chinese: 黄博文; traditional Chinese: 黃博文; pinyin: Huáng Bówén; born 13 July 1987 in Changsha, Hunan) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League. He currently holds the record as the youngest goalscorer in Chinese Super League history aged just 16 years and 317 days.

Club career[edit]

Huang Bowen started his football career playing for Beijing Guoan where he progressed to their senior team in the 2004 season. A very promising young player, he was given his debut on 26 May 2004 in a league game against Shenyang Ginde that saw Beijing Guoan win 4-1 as well as also seeing Huang score his first goal aged just sixteen years old.[1] By the end of his debut season, he would play in six league games, though these were often as a substitute he would gradually start to establish himself within the senior team.[1] In the subsequent seasons, he would continue to make substitute appearances and would gradually established himself as a squad regular for Beijing Guoan yet it wasn't until the 2007 season that saw Huang Bowen start to establish himself as an integral member of the Beijing Guoan team and help them come runner- up in the league.[2]

Huang joined K-League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on 10 February 2011 and he would go on to make his debut in a league game against Chunnam Dragons on 6 March 2011 in a 1-0 defeat.[3] This was followed by his first goal for the club in an AFC Champions League game against Arema FC on 6 March 2011 in a 4-0 victory.

On 7 July 2012, Huang then transferred to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.[4] He was a vital part of Guangzhou's winning run in the 2013 AFC Champions League as the club became only the second Chinese side to win a continental title.

International career[edit]

After his impressive performances for Beijing Guoan, Huang was called up to the Chinese national team for a friendly against Jordan on 25 May 2008 which resulted in a 2-0 win.[5] Despite his age and inexperience, the Chinese head coach Vladimir Petrović would let Huang play in a crucial 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game with only one cap to his name in a home game against Qatar, China lost 1-0 and were essentially knocked out of the tournament.[6] While he did not take part any further in China's remaining unsuccessful qualification games, he would return to the senior team when he played in several friendlies and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification under caretaker head coach Yin Tiesheng.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Beijing Guoan

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Guangzhou Evergrande

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Huáng, Bówén". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  2. ^ "China 2007". rsssf.com. 18 Apr 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  3. ^ "매치리포트". kleague.com. 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2012-07-27.  (Korean)
  4. ^ "黄博文正式加盟广州恒大足球俱乐部". gzevergrandefc.com. 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-27.  (Chinese)
  5. ^ "China PR 2-0 Jordan". teamchina.freehostia.com. 2008-05-25. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Report - FIFA". fifa.com. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 

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