Chen Po-liang

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Chen Po-liang
Chen Po Liang.jpg
Chen Po-liang in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zhejiang Greentown
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2006 Chung Cheng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Taiwan PE College
2010 Taipower 0 (0)
2011 TSW Pegasus 7 (3)
2011 Taipower 8 (10)
2012–2013 Shenzhen Ruby 53 (9)
2014 Shanghai Shenhua 13 (0)
2015– Zhejiang Greentown 106 (10)
National team
2006– Chinese Taipei 70 (25)
2007 Chinese Taipei U-23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

Chen Po-liang (Chinese: 陳柏良; pinyin: Chén Bǎiliáng; born 11 August 1988) is a professional Taiwanese footballer who plays as a midfielder for China League One side Zhejiang Greentown. He is also captain of the Taiwan national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Chen started to display his goal scoring sense since young age. He was the top goalscorer in the National Futsal Championship, in which he scored 28 goals for Minzu Junior High School of Kaohsiung, in 2003.[1] In 2006, he won the Golden Boot in Highschool Football League when he played for Chung Cheng Industrial Vocational High School.[2] His talent has been recognized by Taiwan PE College professor Chao Jung-jui, who later encouraged him to take several tryouts in Japan, with teams such as Chukyo University,[3] Yokohama F. Marinos,[4] F.C. Gifu, and F.C. Kariya.[5]

In August 2010, Taiwanese Football Association banned Chen's qualification in the 2010 Intercity Football League season due to his transfer to Taiwan Power Company F.C..[6]

TSW Pegasus[edit]

He joined Hong Kong football club TSW Pegasus FC on 21 January 2011.[7] He helped the club to finish third in the 2010-11 Hong Kong First Division League season.[8] He score a total of 3 goals for the club in the half season.[9] He left the club for home in June 2011 to play for Taipower.[10]


At Taipower, he helped the club win the 2011 AFC President's Cup. He scored 1 goal and made 1 assist in the final. It was the first ever Asian title for any Taiwan football clubs. Chen Po-Liang was voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.[11][12]

Shenzhen Ruby[edit]

On 2 December 2011,it was announced Chen would join Beijing Baxy F.C. reputedly on a RMB 25,000 monthly salary.[13] However, Chen moved to another China League One club Shenzhen Ruby in February 2012.

Shanghai Greenland[edit]

In December 2013, Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua official announced that they had signed Chen Po-liang from Shenzhen Ruby.[14]

Hangzhou Greentown[edit]

On 11 February 2015, Chen transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown.[15]

International career[edit]

Chen was appointed captain of the national team in August 2009. He is the youngest captain in the national team history.[16] On 25 August 2009, in an East Asian Football Championship 2010 semi final game, he scored two goals against Guam to help Chinese Taipei secure a 4:2 win.[17]

In the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualification first round matches, on 29 June 2011, Chen Po-Liang scored a goal in the 2-1 loss away to Malaysia.[18] Back to Taipei on 3 July 2011 for the return leg, Chen Po-Liang scored a penalty but missed a second penalty as Chinese Taipei won 3:2 at home but lost the tie on the away goals rule. Chen was so upset with the penalty miss he cried uncontrollably and apologized to the 15,000 fans who attended the game at the Taipei Municipal Stadium.[19][20]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Chinese Taipei's goal tally first.[21]




  1. ^ 國中組進球最多的球員-陳柏良 (in Chinese). LTSports. April 30, 2003.
  2. ^ "HFL圓滿落幕 陳柏良另類金靴 新豐獲最佳啦啦隊" (in Chinese). LTSports. May 26, 2006.
  3. ^ 洪誌琦、陳毅維、陳柏良赴日受訓 (in Chinese). LTSports. August 25, 2005.
  4. ^ 戰畢伊朗呂昆錡、陳柏良赴日逐夢 (in Chinese). LTSports. 2006-10-11. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  5. ^ 陳柏良等3人將赴日本參加測試 (in Chinese). LTSports. October 10, 2008.
  6. ^ "Captain Taiwan is banned!". TOKKA. August 25, 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06.
  7. ^ (in Chinese) Chen Po Liang joined Pegasus Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ (in Chinese)陳柏良顧飯碗 旅外夢放心中 Apple Daily (Taiwan). 3 October 2011.
  9. ^ 2010-11 Top Scorer - Coolpoint Ventilation First Division Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  10. ^ (in Chinese)足球 飛馬台將陳柏良決離隊 Apple Daily (Hong Kong). 17 June 2011.
  11. ^ (in Chinese)台灣足壇22年首冠 台電圓夢[permanent dead link] 中國時報 26 September 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Triple treat for Taiwan Power". Asian Football Confederation. 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2011-09-30.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ (in Chinese) "為台灣球員開路 陳柏良赴陸踢球". Upaper. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-06.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ 申花宣布签约三内援:中华台北队长+国安旧将 (in Chinese)
  15. ^ 绿地申花球员陈柏良加盟杭州绿城足球俱乐部 Archived February 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine at 2015-02-11 Retrieved 2015-02-11
  16. ^ 陳柏良 男足最年輕隊長 (in Chinese). China Times. August 16, 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17.
  17. ^ 隊長獨進2球 中華4:2逆轉勝 (in Chinese). Apple Daily (Taiwan). August 26, 2009.
  18. ^ (in Chinese)陳柏良破門 中華1分敗 Apple Daily (Taiwan). 30 June 2011.
  19. ^ (in Chinese)中華贏球出局 英雄悲情 Apple Daily (Taiwan). 4 July 2011.
  20. ^ (in Chinese)罰丟12碼球 陳柏良痛哭 Apple Daily (Taiwan). 4 July 2011.
  21. ^ "Chen, Po-Liang". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  22. ^ (in Chinese) 城市聯賽》最佳11人 [2010-10-30] @ 2010聯發科技全國城市足球聯賽官方部落格]

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