Qiu Tianyi

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Qiu Tianyi
邱添一
Personal information
Full name Qiu Tianyi
Date of birth (1989-01-31) January 31, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Zall
Number 5
Youth career
Dalian Yiteng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2009 Harbin Yiteng 50 (0)
2010-2012 Shanghai Shenhua 26 (1)
2013- Wuhan Zall 43 (0)
National team
2007-2009 China U-20 5 (0)
2010-2011 China U-23 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 Novembe 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2012

Qiu Tianyi (Chinese: 邱添一 born 31 January 1989 Shenyang, Liaoning) is a professional Chinese footballer who currently plays as a defender for Wuhan Zall in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

As a youngster Qiu Tianyi was encouraged by his father to become a footballer and by the 2006 Chinese league season he achieved this goal when he was promoted to the senior team of third tier football club Harbin Yiteng F.C. who won promotion to the second tier after the club came runners-up to Beijing Institute of Technology FC at the end of the season.[1] By the following season Qiu went on to establish himself as a regular within the squad and played in twenty games throughout the season as the club survived relegation and finished twelfth, however while he cemented his place within the team by playing in eighteen more games he could not help the team avoid relegation at the end of the 2008 league season when the club finished bottom of the league.[2] While Qiu remained with the club he could not aid the club to an immediate promotion and they finished in a disappointing fifth within the group stages.[3]

At the beginning of the 2010 league season Qiu moved to top-tier side Shanghai Shenhua, however due to a broken arm he missed the majority of the season until November 6, 2010 when he made his debut for the club in a league game against Shandong Luneng in a 5-2 defeat where he came on as a late substitute.[4] By the following season Qiu gained more playing time and made ten appearances throughout the season however it wasn't until the 2012 league season that Qiu became a regular within the team and scored his first goal for the club on May 6, 2012 in a league game against Liaoning Whowin F.C. in a 1-1 draw.[5]

International career[edit]

After becoming a regular for Harbin Yiteng, Qiu was soon called up to the Chinese U-20 team and was included in the squad that took part in the 2008 AFC U-19 Championship. Within the tournament he played in three games as China were knocked out by Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals on November 8, 2008 in a 4-3 penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw.[6] On June 23, 2010 Qiu was promoted to the Chinese U-23 team and play in a friendly against a local Chinese team Hunan Billows F.C. where Qiu scored in his debut within a game that China lost 2-1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China 2006". rsssf.com. 8 Mar 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ "China 2008". rsssf.com. 3 Apr 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ "China 2009". rsssf.com. 23 Apr 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Shandong Luneng vs. Shanghai Shenhua 5-2". soccerway.com. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Liaoning Whowin vs. Shanghai Shenhua 1-1". soccerway.com. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  6. ^ "MATCH SUMMARY". the-afc.com. 8 Nov 2008. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 

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