Wang Zhenpeng (footballer)

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Wang Zhenpeng
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Personal information
Full name Wang Zhenpeng
Date of birth (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kitchee SC
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Dalian Shide 0 (0)
2005– Kitchee 99 (0)
National team
2012– Hong Kong 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2013

Wang Zhenpeng (traditional Chinese: 王振鵬; simplified Chinese: 王振鹏, born 5 May 1984) is a Chinese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kitchee SC in Hong Kong First Division League.

Club career[edit]

Wang Zhenpeng started his professional football career in 2002 when he was promoted to the senior team of top tier Chinese side Dalian Shide. Throughout the season he was used as a third choice goalkeeper and did not see any playing time, however he did see his side win the 2002 league title that season and did pick up a medal.[1] His time at Dalian, however would see him struggle to receive any playing time and he would even struggle to even maintain his third choice position within the team as the seasons progressed. This would see Wang move to Hong Kong based club Kitchee during 2005 and make his league debut on 18 September 2005 against Xiangxue Sun Hei in a 2–0 victory. As the season progressed he will go on to become the club's first choice goalkeeper and play in twelve games at the end of the 2005–06 league campaign that saw Kitchee win the Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield, while also coming fourth within the league.[2]

The following season would see Wang face stiff competition from Hong Kong U-23 goalkeeper Li Jian and only play in ten league games, however he was able to regain his place within the team and play in the final of the Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield on 23 December 2007, but Wang did not have a good game and saw himself commit two goalkeeping mistakes that led to Kitchee losing 2–0 to Eastern.[3] Despite the disappointment Wang would still remain the club's main goalkeeper and play in the final that won the 2006–07 Hong Kong League Cup as well as starting the following season as the first choice where he played in fifteen league games throughout the 2007–08 league campaign. By finishing in a disappointing sixth the club's manager Julio César Moreno would decide to drop Wang during the 2008–09 season and replace him with Song Tao and Luciano, which saw Wang only play in six league games at the end of the season.

Kitchee would bring in Josep Gombau as their new manager in the 2009–10 league season and he would make Sergio Aure his first choice goalkeeper. Wang would only play in five league games throughout the season and sat on the bench while the club won the 2009 Hong Kong Community Shield, however he would win back his position as the club's main goalkeeper in the 2010–11 league season when he played in all but one game throughout the league season as Kitchee won the league title for the first time since 1964.

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 3 May 2013
Club Season League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
Apps C.S. G.C. Apps C.S. G.C. Apps C.S. G.C. Apps C.S. G.C. Apps C.S. G.C.
Kitchee 2005–06 12 7 10 4 3 1 5 3 4 21 13 15
2006–07 10 4 8 2 1 4 1 0 1 13 5 13
2007–08 16 1 29 3 1 4 6 3 8 6 1 12 31 6 53
2008–09 6 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 3
2009–10 6 3 5 0 0 0 6 3 5
2010–11 17 11 12 2 0 2 1 0 4 20 11 18
2011–12 18 6 20 2 0 2 3 0 3 7 3 6 30 9 31
2012–13 14 4 18 2 1 1 5 2 7 21 7 26
Total 99 39 95 16 7 14 16 6 20 18 6 25 149 58 154

Apps – Appearances; G.C. – Goals conceded; C.S. – Clean sheets.

Honours[edit]

Dalian Shide

Kitchee SC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "王振鹏". sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hongkong 2005/06". rsssf.com. 7 September 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ 東方爆冷捧銀牌 at chinesetoday.com 24 December 2007 Retrieved 8 September 2012

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