Qiu Li

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Qiu Li
邱礼
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-06-06) 6 June 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Height 1.83 m
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Balestier Khalsa
Youth career
1996–1999 Changchun Yatai
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Changchun Yatai 2 (0)
2001–2004 Liaoning Zhongyu 2 (0)
2005 Sinchi FC (loan) 22 (2)
2006 Young Lions 25 (19)
2007 Home United 28 (8)
2008–2010 Tampines Rovers 75 (33)
2011–2012 Home United 41 (23)
2013- Balestier Khalsa 19 (8)
National team
2008– Singapore 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of Feb 4, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of Feb 4, 2013
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Qiu.

Qiu Li (Chinese: 邱礼, born June 6, 1981 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China) is a naturalised Chinese-Singaporean professional association football player. He currently plays as a midfielder/striker for the Balestier Khalsa in the S. League.

Football career[edit]

Qiu started his senior career in Changchun Yatai and transferred to Liaoning Zhongyu in 2001. He was released by the club in 2005 as he was surplus to requirements.

Qiu was brought to Singapore to play for the now defunct S. League club, Sinchi FC. After the club decided to pull out of the S-league for the 2006 season, he stayed in Singapore and agreed on a contract with the Young Lions where he excelled with 19 goals from 25 matches played.[1] He joined Home United FC in 2007 but failed to find his form and joined Tampines Rovers FC in 2008. Impressive displays in his debuting two seasons earned him Singapore citizenship. In 2011, he joined Home United again and in 2013 he joined Balestier Khalsa after being released by Home United.

Qiu made his debut for the national team in 28 May 2008, in a friendly against Bahrain.

However on the 24th of November 2008, FIFA banned Qiu from playing for Singapore because he did not meet the new criteria stating that a new citizen needs to reside in his new country for five years. Qiu Li had only lived in Singapore for 3 years. Thus he would be only eligible for international football come 2010.[2]

On 23 July 2011, Qu Li scored his first goal for Singapore in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifier against Malaysia played at a sold out crowd at Jalan Besar Stadiums. Singapore won 5–3.

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Singapore

References[edit]

3. http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/qiu-li-still-looking-make-mark

4. http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/home-uniteds-lee-kwan-woo-shoo-s-league-player-year-award

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