Zhang Yalin

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Zhang Yalin
张亚林
Personal information
Full name Zhang Yalin
Date of birth (1981-04-19)19 April 1981
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Date of death 14 February 2010(2010-02-14) (aged 28)
Place of death Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1997 Dalian Wanda FC
1997–1999 Dalian Yiteng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2009 Dalian Shide F.C. 103 (1)
National team
2003–2004 China U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Yalin (simplified Chinese: 张亚林; traditional Chinese: 張亞林; pinyin: Zhāng Yàlín; 19 April 1981 – 14 February 2010) was a Chinese football midfielder.

Biography[edit]

Zhang Yalin started his football career in the 2000 Chinese league season for Dalian Shide F.C. and would quickly establish himself within the team that won the league title.[1] From then on he would become a vital member of the team and by 2003 he was selected to the China national under-23 football team but was injured in training, which ruled him out from any tournament.[2] By 2006 in his personal life he married Jia Nini (贾妮妮), a Chinese model and actress.[3] They named their daughter, who was born 12 July 2007, Zhang Shijia (张诗伽). [4]

On 14 February 2010, Zhang died of lymphoma in Dalian, aged 28, after a two-year-battle with the disease.[5]

Since his death, his shirt number of 26 has been retired in his honour by Dalian Shide.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Chinese Super League

  • Winners (1): 2005

Chinese Jia-A League

  • Winners (3): 2000, 2001, 2002

Chinese Super Cup

  • Winners (2): 2001, 2003

Chinese FA Cup

  • Winners (2): 2001, 2005

Asian Cup Winners' Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ China 2000 at rsssf.com 19 Jun 2003 Retrieved 2012-09-21
  2. ^ 张亚林 at sodasoccer.com Retrieved 2012-09-21
  3. ^ 图-张亚林迎娶电影女星 521朵玫瑰锁定一世情缘_网易体育 at sports.163.com 2006-12-03 Retrieved 2012-09-21
  4. ^ 亲临队友女儿百岁生日宴 郝海东感慨颇多 – ESPNSTAR中文网 at espnstar.com.cn 2007-09-19 Retrieved 2012-09-21
  5. ^ 前国奥主力张亚林英年早逝 实德铁腰曾获科萨盛赞 at sports.sina.com.cn 2010-02-15 Retrieved 2012-09-21
  6. ^ 实德封存张亚林26号球衣 at sports.163.com 2010-03-19 Retrieved 2012-09-21

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