Li Shuai

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Li Shuai
李帅
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Personal information
Full name Li Shuai
Date of birth (1982-08-18) 18 August 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Qingdao, Shandong, China
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou Evergrande
Number 22
Youth career
1997-2001 Qingdao Hademen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-2006 Qingdao Hademen 40 (0)
2007- Guangzhou Evergrande 131 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Li Shuai (Chinese: 李帅; pinyin: Li Shuài, born 18 August 1982) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

As a youngster, Li Shuai was encouraged by his father to start his football career with the Qingdao Hademen youth team. In the 2002 league season, Li was promoted to the senior team and made his debut for the top tier club on 1 September 2002 against Beijing Guoan in a 4-1 defeat.[1] After several seasons as a reserve choice goalkeeper, Li would start to rise to prominence by playing in twenty-three league games throughout the 2005 league campaign as he established himself as the club's first choice goalkeeper.[2] The following season for Li was to prove unsuccessful with Qingdao as they flirted with relegation. He also found himself playing a significantly smaller role within the team by playing in only thirteen games within the season.[3]

At the beginning of the 2007 league season, Li transferred to Guangzhou Pharmaceutical who were in the second tier. After only one season with the team, he quickly established himself as the first choice goalkeeper and saw Guangzhou immediately promoted into the Chinese Super League after winning the division.[4] Within the top tier again, Li would make sure the club were midtable regulars for the next several seasons until at the end of the 2009 league season the club were relegated for match-fixing, which occurred in 2006 before he joined the club.[5] Despite this, Li remained loyal towards the club and he went on to make his 100th appearance for Guangzhou in a 2–1 home win over Yanbian FC on 18 September 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 May 2014
Club Season League FA Cup Others1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Qingdao Hademan 2002 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 3 0 5 0 2 0 10 0
2005 23 0 1 0 4 0 28 0
2006 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total 40 0 7 0 6 0 53 0
Guangzhou Evergrande 2007 21 0 21 0
2008 30 0 30 0
2009 29 0 29 0
2010 24 0 24 0
2011 11 0 2 0 13 0
2012 10 0 6 0 2 0 18 0
2013 3 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
2014 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 131 0 10 0 3 0 144 0
Career Total 171 0 17 0 9 0 197 0

1Other tournaments include Chinese Super League Cup, AFC Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Guangzhou Evergrande

References[edit]

  1. ^ "北京国安4:1 青岛哈德门 - 人民网——体育——直播". live.sports.people.com.cn. 2002-09-01. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ "李帅". sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ "China 2006". rsssf.com. 8 Mar 2007. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  4. ^ "China 2007". rsssf.com. 18 Apr 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Chengdu Blades demoted". fifa.com. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 

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