Ye Jia

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Ye Jia
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Ye Jia plays for Tai Po FC in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ye Jia
Date of birth (1981-12-01) December 1, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder/ Striker
Club information
Current team
Tai Po
Number 23
Youth career
2002 Shanghai Tiannuo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Shanghai Jiucheng
2006–2007 Rangers (HKG)
2007– Tai Po (6)
National team
2010– Hong Kong 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2011
Ye Jia
Traditional Chinese 葉佳
Simplified Chinese 叶佳
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ye.

Ye Jia (simplified Chinese: 叶佳; traditional Chinese: 葉佳; pinyin: Yè Jiā; Jyutping: jip6 gaai1, born (1981-12-01)December 1, 1981), is a Chinese professional football player for Hong Kong First Division League side NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po. He is an all-rounded player who can play as an attacking midfielder or a striker on the field.

Early life[edit]

Ye Jia was born in 1 December 1981 in Shanghai, China. He played for amateur football team Shanghai Tiannuo in China Amateur Football League in 2002.[1] After a season, the boss of The9 Zhu Jun brought Tiannuo and founded professional football team Shanghai Jiucheng in China League Two, so Ye Jia became the professional football player.

Club career[edit]

Shanghai Jiucheng[edit]

As his first professional team experience, Ye Jia did not contemplate breaking into the first team immediately but looked up to senior players like Ebelio Ordóñez. He always was a substitution player in league matches.


Tai Po[edit]

In 2007-2008, Tai Po was the finalist of the FA Cup.Ye scored an important goal for the club against South China AA and brought the club to the final. This is the first time of the club to be the finalist of the FA Cup.
Tai Po got 3 straight wins against Tuen Mun Progoal, Sheffield United (HKG) and TSW Pegasus in the season 2008-2009. As Ye was suspended for the first match, he played as a striker in the next 2 matches, giving 2 assists and a goal for the club. He also scored for the club in the semi-finals of FA Club against Kitchee SC and Tai Po got into the final.

In the year 2009-2010, Ye scored 7 in the first 6 matches. Moreover, in the match against Tuen Mun Progoal, he scored 4 in that match.

International career[edit]

As china-borned Ye Jia has lived in Hong Kong over 2 years, according to the FIFA Statues, he is eligible for the Hong Kong national football team. Hong Kong coach Tsang Wai Chung selected Ye Jia for the training section before 2010–11 season in Hong Kong.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

International career[edit]

As of 28 July 2011
# Date Venue Opponent Result Goals Competition
1 4 October 2010 Balewadi Stadium, Pune, India  India 1–0 0 Friendly
2 17 November 2010 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Paraguay 0–7 0 Friendly
3 9 February 2011 Shah Alam Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 0–2 0 Friendly
4 3 June 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong  Malaysia 1–1 0 Friendly
5 23 July 2011 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam  Saudi Arabia 0–3 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 28 July 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong  Saudi Arabia 0–5 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification


Hong Kong Tai Po


  1. ^ (simplified Chinese) 全国足球业余丙级队联赛总决赛东区参赛队介绍, Sina, 20 October 2002
  2. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 香港足隊公布31人長期集訓, Ta Kung Pao, 24 July 2010

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