Li Bing (footballer)

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Li Bing
黎兵
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-03-16) March 16, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Former Forward
Youth career
1988-1991 China B
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990-1993 Liaoning ? (?)
1994 Liaoning Yuandong 21 (10)
1995-1996 Guangdong Hongyuan 42 (14)
1997-2002 Sichuan Quanxing 94 (36)
2000 Kickers Offenbach (loan) 6 (0)
National team
1988-1992 China U-23
1992-2001 China 67 (19)
Teams managed
2002-2003 Zhejiang Lücheng (Trainer)
2007-2009 Chengdu Blades
2010-2011 China U-23 (Assist)
2012-2013 China U-20 (Assist)
2013-2014 China U-20
2013 Guangzhou R&F (Caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Li Bing (Chinese: 黎兵; pinyin: Lí Bīng; born 16 March 1969 in Guizhou) is a retired Chinese international football player and the current caretaker coach of Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F. In his playing career he was predominantly associated with Liaoning, Guangdong Hongyuan, Sichuan Quanxing and a short loan period with German side Kickers Offenbach. Internationally Li represented China within the 1992 and 1996 AFC Asian Cup before he retired and moved into coaching where he received his first head coach position with Chengdu Blades.

Club career[edit]

As a youngster Li was quickly picked up by the Chinese under-23 football team and with them he was allowed to take part in the Chinese football league pyramid where they called themselves China B. He would actually see them win the Chinese league title in the 1989 league season before he had to return to his parent club Liaoning.[1] Upon his return to Liaoning it would coincide with full professionalism and this would seem to bring out the best from him when he went on to personally win the 1994 Chinese Football Association Footballer of the Year award.[2] This would see him as one of the most sought after players within China and big money move to top tier side Guangdong Hongyuan F.C. where he was brought in to help with them with their title push, however while they were close they only finished 4th in the 1995 league season.[3] Unable to improve upon their performances the following season when they finished a disappointing 7th, Li Bing would be sold to Sichuan Guancheng. With them he was able to find a team capable to consistently fighting for the league title, however the best they were able to achieve was 3rd position in the 1999 league season.[4]

Coach career[edit]

Li Bing would guide Chengdu Blades F.C. to promotion to the Chinese Super League after coming in during the 2007 league season, where he guided them to second in the league in the second tier.[5] While he led Chengdu to relative safety throughout the 2008 league season, he led them to a terrible start in 2009 and resigned only six games into the season.[6]

Honours[edit]

As a player

China B

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China 1989". rsssf.com. 22 Oct 2009. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  2. ^ "1994:中国足球拉开竞技体育职业化大幕". news.qq.com. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  3. ^ "China League 1995". rsssf.com. 19 Jun 2003. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  4. ^ "China 1999". rsssf.com. 2 Jul 2001. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  5. ^ "China 2007". rsssf.com. 18 Apr 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Record-low goal weekend in CSL". the-afc.com. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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