Cao Yunding

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cao.
Cao Yunding
曹赟定
Personal information
Full name Cao Yunding
Date of birth (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Shanghai Shenhua
Number 28
Youth career
2000–2005 Genbao Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Shanghai East Asia 60 (7)
2011– Shanghai Shenhua 153 (13)
National team
2007–2008 China U-20
2009–2010 China U-23
2016– China 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 March 2017

Cao Yunding (simplified Chinese: 曹赟定; traditional Chinese: 曹贇定; pinyin: Cáo Yūndìng; born 22 November 1989) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Cao Yunding started his football career when he joined the Genbao Football Academy in 2000 and was promoted to Shanghai East Asia's first team during the 2006 season. He scored his first goal for the club on 20 August 2006 in a 4-1 win against Wuhan Yaqi.[1] Cao established himself as a regular in the team as the club won third tier title and promotion to the second tier during the 2007 season.[2] In the 2009 season, the club became genuine promotion candidates and Cao played twenty-two games and scored two goals as Shanghai finished fourth and narrowly missed out on promotion.[3] Cao made another twenty appearances and scored two goals during the 2010 season as he helped guide the club to another fourth place finish.[4]

On 12 February 2011, Cao transferred to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.[5] He made his debut for the club on 2 March 2011 in a 0-0 draw against Kashima Antlers in the 2011 AFC Champions League.[6] He scored his first goal for the club on 21 September 2011 in a 1-0 win against Yanbian Baekdu Tigers in the 2011 Chinese FA Cup.[7] He then scored his first league goal for the club on 24 September 2011 in a 3-2 loss against Jiangsu Sainty.[8]

International career[edit]

Cao made his debut for the Chinese national team on 15 November 2016 in a 0-0 draw against Qatar.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 March 2017 [9]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2006 Shanghai SIPG China League Two - - -
2007 - - -
2008 China League One 16 3 - - - 16 3
2009 22 2 - - - 22 2
2010 22 2 - - - 22 2
2011 Shanghai Shenhua Chinese Super League 27 1 0 0 - 5 0 32 1
2012 25 5 2 0 - - 27 5
2013 23 0 1 1 - - 24 1
2014 28 1 5 0 - - 33 1
2015 20 2 5 1 - - 25 3
2016 29 4 5 1 - - 34 5
2017 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 3 0
Total China PR 214 20 18 3 0 0 6 0 238 23

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shanghai East Asia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "中国曼联整风后创佳绩 主场重创武汉雅琪显年轻魅力". Sports.sina.com.cn. 2006-08-20. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  2. ^ "五分钟神奇逆转 徐根宝率东亚2比1胜四川乙级封王". Sports.sina.com.cn. 2007-11-25. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ "09中甲最终积分榜-辽宁夺冠南昌升超 四川降级". Sports.sohu.com. 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  4. ^ "2010中甲积分榜:恒大夺冠成都亚军 延边进三甲". Sports.sohu.com. 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  5. ^ "申花官方宣布曹赟定正式加盟 表现获认可". Espnstar.com.cn. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2012-04-09. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2011 MATCH SUMMARY". The-afc.com. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Shenhua 1-0 Yanbian: Shanghai through to CFA cup semi-final". Wildeastfootball.net. 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Jiangsu Shuntian 3-2 Shanghai Shenhua". Soccerway.com. 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  9. ^ 曹赟定

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