Peng Weiguo

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Peng Weiguo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-10-03) October 3, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Guangzhou Apollo 85 (21)
1998–1999 Chongqing Longxin 25 (6)
2000–2001 Shenzhen Pingan 35 (4)
National team
1992–1997 China 53 (11)
Teams managed
2001 Shenzhen Pingan (assistant)
2007 Shanghai Stars
2008–2009 Hangzhou Lücheng (assistant)
2009–2013 Guangzhou Evergrande (youth team)
2009–2010 Guanghzhou Evergrande (caretaker)
2011 China U22 (assistant)
2012–2013 Guangzhou Evergrande (reserve team)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 1, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 28, 2009
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Peng.

Peng Weiguo (simplified Chinese: 彭伟国; traditional Chinese: 彭偉國; pinyin: Péng Wěiguó; Jyutping: Pang4 Wai5 Gwok3; born October 3, 1971 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a retired Chinese football player who was known as one of the best midfielders in China in the 1990s. He is now a football coach.

Club career[edit]

Born into a respectable family of Hakka Jiexi, Guangdong ancestry, Peng Weiguo and his brother Peng Weijun showed a lot of sporting potential and both would join then graduate from the Guangzhou Apollo youth team. After breaking into the Guangzhou Apollo senior team, Weiguo would quickly become an integral member of the team and then rise to prominence during the 1994 league season when he was named as their captain then lead them to a runners-up position as well as personally winning the Golden Ball award.[1] Known for his brutal soccer style he controversially fouled and seriously hurt promising soccer star Zhang Haitao, which ultimately caused Zhang Haitao to retire.[2] Peng Weiguo remained with Guangzhou until the 1997 league season when Chongqing Longxin were willing to pay 2,350,000 Renminbi for him, however despite his high transfer he was unable to live up to expectations and would return to the Guangdong province with Shenzhen Pingan where he was also offered a training position.

International career[edit]

Originally part of the Chinese youth team he would make the transition to the senior team when he made his debut against Indonesia on April 20, 1992 in an Asian Cup qualifier that China won 2-0.[3] He would immediately become an integral member of the Chinese team and would play in the 1992 AFC Asian Cup where he aided China to a third place finish as well as also scoring his first goal against Qatar during the tournament.[4] In the 1994 Asian Games he would continue to aid China to this time a runners-up position, however when it came to the 1996 AFC Asian Cup he was unable to help China improve upon their previous results and China were knocked out during the quarter-finals. Unable to help China qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup Peng Weiguo would play his last international game in the final game of qualifying.

Management career[edit]

Peng Weiguo would leave his training position at Shenzhen Pingan in 2001 and move away from football to start several business ventures. He would return to football in July, 2006 when he registered to take a Chinese Soccer association level B training class in management.[5] He would quickly achieve his certificate and on January 5, 2007 he would be offered his first head coach position at second tier club Shanghai Stars to replace resigning manager Shen Si, however he would have a differcult start to his reign and Cao Xiandong was brought into the club as head coach. Peng Weiguo would then move to Hangzhou Lücheng on April 29, 2008 as an assistant until September 22, 2009.[6]

On 1 December 2009 top tier football club Guangzhou Pharmaceutical officially announced Peng Weiguo as their caretaker head coach.[7] On 25 March 2010, it was announced that manager Peng had been relieved of his duties, with Korean manager Lee Jang-Soo put in charge.[8] He became the manager of Guangzhou F.C. Youth Team.

On 22 September 2011, Chinese Football Association announced Peng as the assist coach of China U22.[9]

On 21 May 2012, he became the reserve team coach of Guangzhou Evergrande F.C., just a few days after Marcello Lippi took over as the new head coach. Peng announced his resignation on his personal weibo account on 27 May 2013.[10]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

National team

Club Guangzhou Apollo

Family[edit]

His younger brother Peng Weijun was also a professional footballer.They played together for Guangzhou Apollo from Season 1994 to Season 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ China 1992 at rsssf.com 22 Oct 2009 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  2. ^ 张海涛 at olympic.cn 2003-12-17 Retrieved 2012-08-08 (Chinese)
  3. ^ China PR 2-0 Indonesia at teamchina.freehostia.com 1992-04-20 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  4. ^ China PR 2-1 Qatar at teamchina.freehostia.com 1992-11-02 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  5. ^ 从“教踢球”到“教教球” 粤球星角色转变之路 at sports.sohu.com 2006-08-13 Retrieved 2012-08-08 (Chinese)
  6. ^ 彭伟国加盟浙江绿城 at gznet.com 2008-04-30 Retrieved 2012-08-08 (Chinese)
  7. ^ 广药宣布彭伟国任主帅 临时教练组存变动 at espnstar.com.cn 2009-12-01 Retrieved 2012-08-08 (Chinese)
  8. ^ 恒大闪电签约李章洙 铁帅取代彭伟国将率队冲超 at sports.sohu.com 2010-03-25 Retrieved 2012-08-08 (Chinese)
  9. ^ 足协公布U22国足名单:黎兵挂帅 张琳芃朴成领强阵 at sports.sina.com.cn 2011-09-22 Retrieved 2012-08-08 (Chinese)
  10. ^ Announcement on Peng's Sina weibo (Chinese)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mai Chao
Guangzhou F.C. captain
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Peng Changying