Guan Zhen

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Guan Zhen
关震
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Personal information
Full name Guan Zhen
Date of birth (1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Tianjin, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Shenzhen FC
Number 1
Youth career
1998–2000 Tianjin Locomotive
2000–2002 Shandong Luneng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Shandong Luneng 4 (0)
2006 Chengdu Blades (loan) 1 (0)
2008–2014 Jiangsu Sainty 89 (0)
2015–2016 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 52 (2)
2017– Shenzhen FC 0 (0)
National team
2005 China U-20
2006–2007 China U-23
2009– China 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 5, 2013

Guan Zhen (simplified Chinese: 关震; traditional Chinese: 關震; pinyin: Guān Zhèn; born February 6, 1985 in Tianjin) is a Chinese international footballer who currently plays for Shenzhen FC as a goalkeeper in the China League One.

Club career[edit]

Shandong Luneng[edit]

Guan would make his senior club debut on March 16, 2003 for Shandong Luneng in a league game versus Yunnan Hongta. His appearance was to make him the youngest goalkeeper to ever appear in the top tier in the Chinese league system, however this record was later broken by Wang Dalei. After his debut he would play understudy to Zong Lei and Deng Xiaofei for several seasons, however Shandong Luneng would bring in Li Leilei in the 2006 league season and Guan was loaned out to Chengdu Wuniu.

Chengdu Wuniu[edit]

Guan would join second tier club Chengdu Wuniu on loan in 2006 to gain more playing time but failed to make it as their first choice goalkeeper. He would return to Shandong Luneng where he would once more be used as a third choice goalkeeper. Unable to improve unpon his position Shandong Luneng were willing to let Guan leave at the end of the 2007 league season.

Jiangsu Sainty[edit]

He transferred to second tier club Jiangsu Sainty at the beginning of the 2008 league season and was immediately placed as their first-choice goalkeeper within the team. He played extremely well enough to immediately help the club in their push for promotion to the Chinese Super League by aiding them to win the 2008 Chinese League One title.[1] The following season Guan's former team mate Deng Xiaofei was brought into the club and for a short period replaced Guan as the team's first choice goalkeeper, however he would eventually go on to win back his place within the team and help establish Jiangsu within the top tier.

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright[edit]

In January 2015, Guan transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.[2]

Guan scored his first ever goal in his 100th top-tier match on May 8, 2016, converting a penalty in a 2–1 loss against Shanghai SIPG.[3] Yasen Petrov, manager of Shijiazhuang, expressed that Guan would be the first penalty kicker of the club until he missed.[4] He scored his second penalty on May 22, 2016, in a 1–1 home draw against Beijing Guoan.[5] On June 19, 2016, Guan missed a penalty in a 1–0 victory against Henan Jianye before his teammate Rúben Micael took the other penalty of the match.[6]

Shenzhen FC[edit]

On February 8, 2017, Guan transferred to China League One side Shenzhen FC.[7]

International career[edit]

Guan was the first choice keeper for the Chinese U-20 team before the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship that was managed by Eckhard Krautzun, however he was ruled out after suffering an injury before the tournament by his own teammate Wang Yongpo. He would go on to be promoted to the Chinese U-23 and was part of the squad that played in the Football at the 2006 Asian Games, however it was only after an impressive start to the 2009 Chinese Super League season with Jiangsu Sainty before Guan would be called up into Gao Hongbo's squad to face Kyrgyzstan in a 3–0 win on July 25, 2009 where he came on as a substitute for Zeng Cheng.[8] His performance was good enough for him to be tried out in the 2010 East Asian Football Championship and then later included in the squad for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

Club statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 November 2016 [9]

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
2003 Shandong Luneng China 1 4 0
2004 Shandong Luneng China 1 0 0
2005 Shandong Luneng China 1 0 0
2006 Chengdu Wuniu China 2 1 0
2007 Shandong Luneng China 1 0 0
2008 Jiangsu Sainty China 2 24 0
2009 Jiangsu Sainty China 1 15 0
2010 Jiangsu Sainty China 1 17 0
2011 Jiangsu Sainty China 1 9 0
2012 Jiangsu Sainty China 1 0 0
2013 Jiangsu Sainty China 1 11 0
2014 Jiangsu Sainty China 1 13 0
2015 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright China 1 23 0
2016 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright China 1 29 2

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Jiangsu Sainty

Country[edit]

China PR national football team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Chinese League Tables". rsssf.com. April 3, 2009. Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ 关震: 曾以为能挺过七年之痒 at goalchina.net 2015-01-12 Retrieved 2015-01-12
  3. ^ 关震迎百场顶级联赛点球破门 复刻南昌门将神迹 at sohu.com 2016-05-08 Retrieved 2016-05-09
  4. ^ 永昌主帅钦点关震任第一点球手:直至罚失换人 at sohu.com 2016-05-08 Retrieved 2016-05-23
  5. ^ 关震争议点球破门奥古救主 国安1-1永昌 at sohu.com 2016-05-22 Retrieved 2016-05-23
  6. ^ 鲁本破门+2人失点 永昌1-0建业近7轮首胜 at sohu.com 2016-06-19 Retrieved 2016-06-20
  7. ^ 永昌官方宣布关震转会深圳 两进点球成经典时刻 at sina.com 2017-02-08 Retrieved 2017-02-08
  8. ^ "China 3 Kyrgyzstan 0". Sohu.com. July 25, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ 关震 at sodasoccer Retrieved 2015-11-01 (Chinese)

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