Zheng Bin

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Zheng Bin
郑斌
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-07-04) July 4, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Wuhan, China
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Former Left Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Zall F.C.
Number 19
Youth career
1996-1998 Jianlibao Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2002 Wuhan Hongjinlong 65 (2)
2003-2004 Shenzhen Jianlibao 40 (2)
2005-2008 Wuhan Huanghelou 92 (14)
2009 Shenzhen Shangqingyin 19 (1)
2010-2011 Hubei Oriental 23 (2)
National team
2003-2008 China 35 (1)
Teams managed
2012-Present Wuhan Zall F.C. (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2012

Zheng Bin (simplified Chinese: 郑斌; traditional Chinese: 鄭斌; pinyin: Zhèng Bīn; born July 4, 1977) is a Chinese assistant football coach who is currently with Wuhan Zall F.C. as well as also being a former international player. In his playing career he is predominantly associated with his time at Shenzhen Jianlibao and Wuhan Huanghelou where he played as a left-footed midfielder or striker as well as representing China in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

As with all the most promising young Chinese players Zheng Bin would quickly be included in the short-lived Chinese national youth team program to study football abroad in a training programme sponsored by Jianlibao and called the Chinese Jianlibao Youth Football Team. After graduating through the Jianlibao Youth Team he would return to his hometown to play for Wuhan Hongjinlong to start his professional football career. In his debut season he would play six games in his debut season.[1] He would then go on to play in the majority of Wuhan's games throughout the 1999 league season that saw the team relegated.

Shenzhen Jianlibao[edit]

The following seasons would see him remain with Wuhan in their attempts to return to the top tier until Shenzhen Jianlibao's Head coach Zhu Guanghu showed an interest within him. Zheng Bin would eventually join Shenzhen Jianlibao at the beginning of the 2003 league season. The move would immediately become very successful for him when he quickly established himself within the team in his debut season and then in his second season help the team to win the 2004 Chinese Super League title.[2]

Return to Wuhan[edit]

Despite just winning the league title with Shenzhen Jianlibao the club had many financial difficulties and when his previous club just having won promotion and offering 3,500,000 RMB for the return of his services Zheng Bin would immediately rejoin them. Once again this turned out to be a successful transfer for him when he once again settled straight away within the team and this time go on to win the 2005 Chinese Super League Cup. He would soon go on to captain the team until the club controversially disbanded for what they believed was unfair punishment by the Chinese Football Association after the clubs management did not accept the punishment given to them by the Chinese Football Association after a scuffle broke out during a league game against Beijing Guoan on September 27, 2008.[3]

Return to Shenzhen[edit]

Without a club Zheng Bin would return to Shenzhen Jianlibao (who had renamed themselves Shenzhen Shangqingyin) at the beginning of the 2009 league season. While he was not an immediate first choice player at the start of the season, once he was given his chance to play he would quickly show his experience within the team and would quickly become a regular within the team.

Join Hubei Oriental[edit]

At 2010 season, the new Wuhan club Hubei Oriental had successfully promotion to China League One. Zheng returned to Wuhan again and joined the team to play the new season.

International career[edit]

After an impressive start to his career at Shenzhen Jianlibao Zheng Bin would soon to be included in the Chinese squad and go on to make his debut in a friendly against Costa Rica on September 7, 2003 in a 2-0 defeat.[4] Despite the result he would go on to become a regular within the team and his versatility within midfield would see him go on to be included in the squad that went to the 2004 AFC Asian Cup that came runners-up. He would go on to play in several FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, however once the tournament ended he would lose favour within the team.

Honours[edit]

Shenzhen Jianlibao

Wuhan Huanghelou

  • Chinese Super League Cup: 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zhèng, Bīn". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  2. ^ "姓名:郑斌". sports.sina.com.cn. 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Wuhan ejected from soccer league". english.people.com.cn. 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  4. ^ "China PR 0-2 Costa Rica". teamchina.freehostia.com. 2003-09-07. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 

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