Zhang Yaokun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Yaokun
张耀坤
Personal information
Full name Zhang Yaokun
Date of birth (1981-04-17) 17 April 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou R&F
Number 5
Youth career
1997 Dalian Yiteng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2012 Dalian Shide 270 (16)
2005 Sichuan Guancheng (loan) 26 (1)
2013- Guangzhou R&F 42 (0)
National team
2004-2009 China 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2014

Zhang Yaokun (simplified Chinese: 张耀坤; traditional Chinese: 張耀坤; pinyin: Zhāng Yàokūn; born 17 April 1981) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Zhang Yaokun started his professional career in 1998 with Dalian Shide, however due to an ankle fracture he struggled to establish himself within the team and it was only once he overcame his long term injury did he start to become a regular. He later became an integral member of the defense and helped Dalian in their dominance within Chinese football by winning the league titles in the 2001 season and the 2002 season as well as the Chinese FA Cup in 2001.[1] After Dalian had a disappointing 2004 season, Vladimir Petrović came in as the new manager and would loan out Zhang to Sichuan Guancheng during the 2005 season where he quickly established himself as a key member of the team where they finished ninth.[2] He returned to Dalian the following season where he continued to be a key member of the squad and would go on to become their captain.

On 18 December 2012, Zhang transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.[3] He made his debut for the club in a 4-2 loss to Liaoning Whowin on 9 March 2013.

International career[edit]

After his impressive displays for Dalian Shide, Zhang was called up to the Chinese national team for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup where he made several appearances coming on as a substitute and playing in numerous positions in defence.[4] He continue to be a regular member of the team that qualified for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup and during the tournament, he and Li Weifeng were the first choice centre-back pairing.[5] After the unsuccessful tournament, the new manager Vladimir Petrovic decided to play Zhang at right-back, preferring him there.[6]

International goals[edit]

Results list China's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Competition
1 19 June 2005 Changsha, China  Costa Rica 2-2 Friendly international
2 2 June 2007 San Jose, United States  United States 1-4 Friendly international
3 28 October 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Myanmar 4-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
1998 Dalian Shide  China 1 3 0
1999 Dalian Shide  China 1 8 0
2000 Dalian Shide  China 1 0 0
2001 Dalian Shide  China 1 10 0
2002 Dalian Shide  China 1 27 0
2003 Dalian Shide  China 1 27 0
2004 Dalian Shide  China 1 17 0
2005 Sichuan Guancheng  China 1 26 1
2006 Dalian Shide  China 1 24 3
2007 Dalian Shide  China 1 25 4
2008 Dalian Shide  China 1 25 4
2009 Dalian Shide  China 1 25 1
2010 Dalian Shide  China 1 26 1
2011 Dalian Shide  China 1 26 1
2012 Dalian Shide  China 1 27 2
2013 Guangzhou R&F  China 1 28 0
2014 Guangzhou R&F  China 1 14 0
Total 338 17

International statistics[edit]

National team
Year Apps Goals
2004 8 0
2005 8 1
2006 7 0
2007 8 2
2008 6 0
2009 2 0
Total 39 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dalian Shide

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven China Jia A Championships won by Dalian". english.runsky.com. 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ "张耀坤". sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  3. ^ "广州富力足球俱乐部与球员张耀坤正式签约". Guangzhou R&F official website. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Asian Nations Cup 2004 Final Tournament - Extended File". rsssf.com. 3 Sep 2005. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  5. ^ "AFC Asian Cup 2007". football-lineups.com. 10-Jul-07. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  6. ^ "Friendlies 2008". football-lineups.com. 15-Mar-08. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 

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