Li Jinyu

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Li Jinyu
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Personal information
Full name Li Jinyu
Date of birth (1977-07-06) 6 July 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1998 Shenzhen Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Liaoning FC 100 (46)
1999 AS Nancy (loan) 6 (0)
2004–2010 Shandong Luneng 151 (74)
Total 257 (120)
National team
1997–2008 China 70 (24)
Teams managed
2011 China women (assistant)
2012–2013 Shenyang Shenbei (assistant)
2013– Shenyang Shenbei
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 October 2013
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.

Li Jinyu (Chinese: 李金羽; pinyin: Lǐ Jīnyǔ; born 6 July 1977 in Shenyang, Liaoning) is a former Chinese footballer who predominantly played for Liaoning Whowin and Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League and is currently the manager of Shenyang Shenbei. He is also currently the top goalscorer in Chinese professional league history and has won the Golden Boot Award three times in the process.

Club career[edit]

One of the premier strikers in China, Li Jinyu earned his reputation early when he was the stars of the Chinese youth team that studied in Brazil for a training programme sponsored by Shenzhen Jianlibao. This then saw him called up to the Chinese under-20 national team and gave him a chance to play in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship which attracted the interests of French side AS Nancy who acquired him on loan for one season.[1] Li's time at AS Nancy was not successful and he would return to China to sign with Liaoning Whowin, immediately showing his potential that was missing at AS Nancy when he became an integral member of the team that narrowly lost out on the league title in 1999.[2] While he would personally win his first Golden Boot award in 2002, he did not win any trophies with his club Liaoning during his time with them.

At the beginning of the 2004 league season, Shandong Luneng were willing to pay 4,900,000 yuan to make him the most expensive signing in Chinese football transfer history at the time. He would immediately become an integral member of the team and would repay them by helping them win the Chinese FA Cup and Chinese Super League Cup at the end of the season. The 2006 league season would see him reach his peak when he won the league title, the Chinese FA Cup, and the Golden Boot award with the team. The 2007 league season would see him officially become the most prolific player within the league when he broke Hao Haidong's goal record, however he could not aid Shandong to another league title.[3] Despite his tradition in scoring, his prolific goalscoring dropped during the 2008 league season when he only scored six goals, nevertheless he was still able to win another league title.[4] By the 2010 league season, Li would become a fringe player within the team, however he would still go on to win the league title once more and decided to retire at the end of the season.

International career[edit]

After playing in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship for the Chinese under-20 national team, Li would immediately move to the senior team and would make his debut in a friendly against the United States in a 1-1 draw on 1 February 1997.[5] This then saw him become a regular with the Chinese national team and saw him play in several unsuccessful World Cup qualifiers. His biggest achievement came in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup where he was an integral member of the team that was runners-up in the tournament. When China qualified for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, then manager Zhu Guanghu dropped him from the squad to take part in the tournament because he believed that his performances were not convincing enough to be included in the squad.[6]

Managerial career[edit]

Li started his managerial career by becoming the assistant coach of the Chinese women's national team and Shenyang Shenbei. On 13 May 2013, he was appointed as the new manager of China League One side Shenyang Shenbei, replacing Liu Zhicai who was sacked from the club on the same day after a string of poor results.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
1998 Liaoning FC  China 1 0 0
1998-99 AS Nancy  France 1 6 0
1999 Liaoning FC  China 1 13 8
2000 Liaoning FC  China 1 24 5
2001 Liaoning FC  China 1 22 11
2002 Liaoning FC  China 1 27 15
2003 Liaoning FC  China 1 14 7
2004 Shandong Luneng  China 1 21 13
2005 Shandong Luneng  China 1 17 7
2006 Shandong Luneng  China 1 26 26
2007 Shandong Luneng  China 1 27 15
2008 Shandong Luneng  China 1 24 6
2009 Shandong Luneng  China 1 22 3
2010 Shandong Luneng  China 1 14 4
Total 257 120

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 February 1997 Malaysia  Singapore 3-1 Win 1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia
2 2 March 1997 Malaysia  Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 Win 1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia
3 20 April 1997 China  Myanmar 5-0 Win Friendly international
4 1 June 1997 China  Turkmenistan 1-0 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier
5 30 November 1998 Thailand  Lebanon 4-1 Win 1998 Asian Games
6 8 December 1998 Thailand  Tajikistan 3-1 Win 1998 Asian Games
7 10 December 1998 Thailand  Oman 6-1 Win 1998 Asian Games
8 10 December 1998 Thailand  Oman 6-1 Win 1998 Asian Games
9 12 December 1998 Thailand  Iran 1-2 Loss 1998 Asian Games
10 14 December 1998 Thailand  Turkmenistan 3-0 Win 1998 Asian Games
11 14 December 1998 Thailand  Turkmenistan 3-0 Win 1998 Asian Games
12 6 May 2001 Cambodia  Cambodia 4-0 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
13 6 May 2001 Cambodia  Cambodia 4-0 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
14 31 August 2003 United States  Haiti 3-4 Loss Friendly international
15 3 July 2004 China  Lebanon 6-0 Win Friendly international
16 3 July 2004 China  Lebanon 6-0 Win Friendly international
17 17 July 2004 China  Bahrain 2-2 Draw 2004 AFC Asian Cup
18 8 September 2004 Malaysia  Malaysia 1-0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
19 17 November 2004 China  Hong Kong 7-0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
20 17 November 2004 China  Hong Kong 7-0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
21 3 September 2005 South Korea  Japan 2-2 Draw 2005 East Asian Football Championship
22 10 September 2006 China  Thailand 4-0 Win Friendly international
23 7 February 2007 China  Kazakhstan 2-1 Win Friendly international
24 21 October 2007 China  Myanmar 7-0 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shandong Luneng

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LI Jinyu at fifa.com Retrieved 2012-08-28
  2. ^ China 1999 at rsssf.com 2 Jul 2001 Retrieved 2012-08-28
  3. ^ China's Asian Cup reject Li makes a point with 100th goal at chinadaily.com.cn 2007-06-21 Retrieved 2012-08-28
  4. ^ China 2008 at rsssf.com 3 Apr 2009 Retrieved 2012-08-28
  5. ^ China PR 1-1 USA at teamchina.freehostia.com 1997-02-01 Retrieved 2012-08-28
  6. ^ Soccer-China leave top scorer Li out of Asian Cup squad at uk.reuters.com Jun 15, 2007 Retrieved 2012-08-28
  7. ^ 沈北官方宣布李金羽担任主教练 刘志才自动离职 at titan24.com 2013-05-14 Retrieved 2013-05-27

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