Yuan Weiwei

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Yuan Weiwei
苑维玮
Yuan Weiwei.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-11-25) November 25, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Tianjin, China
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tianjin Teda
Number 27
Youth career
1996–2000 Tianjin Locomotive
2000–2002 Shandong Luneng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2013 Shandong Luneng 209 (0)
2014– Tianjin Teda 0 (0)
National team
2003–2005 China U-20
2007–2008 China U-23
2008– China 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2013
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yuan.

Yuan Weiwei (simplified Chinese: 苑维玮; traditional Chinese: 苑維瑋; pinyin: Yuàn Wéiwěi; born November 25, 1985 in Tianjin) is a Chinese footballer who plays for Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

He started his professional career at Shandong Luneng playing as understudy to Wang Chao for the left-back position, making numerous appearances off the bench as his replacement.[1] This would continue throughout the 2004 league season when Yuan Weiwei would play in twelve league games, three of which he actually started.[2] For several more seasons, this would continue and Yuan Weiwei would be part of the squad that saw Shandong win the 2004 and 2006 league cups as well as winning the 2006 league title. It was however not until the 2008 season that saw the prominence of Yuan Weiwei establish himself as Shandong Luneng's first choice left-back when he overtook Wang Chao within the team by starting in twenty-one league games for them.[3]

After a stellar 2013 season, Yuan transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tedaon 1 February 2014.[4]

International career[edit]

He made his senior debut for the national team in a friendly against Jordan in 2007, which China won 2–0. He was eligible to play for the Chinese under-23 national team that took part in the 2008 Summer Olympics where he played in two group games before being suspended for the third game, playing as first choice left-back for China.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shandong Luneng

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yuan Weiwei". football-lineups.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yuàn, Wéiwěi". National Football Teams. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "新浪网新浪体育 – 球员_中超数据统计_新浪竞技风暴_新浪网". data.sports.sina.com.cn. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ 天津泰达官方宣布鲁能边卫加盟 前国脚终返乡效力 at sports.sina.com 2014-02-01 Retrieved 2014-02-01
  5. ^ "Report - Previous Tournaments - FIFA.com". August 7, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

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