Ji Xiang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ji.
Ji Xiang
吉翔
Personal information
Full name Ji Xiang
Date of birth (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right winger, Right back
Club information
Current team
Jiangsu Suning
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Jiangsu Suning 169 (19)
National team
2014– China 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2015

Ji Xiang (Chinese: 吉翔; pinyin: Jí Xiáng; born 1 March 1990) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Ji Xiang started his professional football career with Jiangsu Suning in the 2008 season when he was promoted to their senior team. He would go on to make his debut on October 18, 2008 in a league game against Qingdao Hailifeng F.C. in a 2-0 victory where he came on as a substitute.[2] At the end of the league season Ji Xiang would go on to be part of the squad that won the division title and promotion to the top tier of Chinese football.[3] In the top tier the Jiangsu manager, Pei Encai was initially reluctant to use Ji Xiang, however by the 2010 league season he showed more faith in him, which saw Ji Xiang repay him by scoring his first goal for the club on August 22, 2010 against Qingdao Jonoon F.C. in a 4-0 victory.[4] By the following season he would establish himself as a regular within the team despite Pei Encai leaving and in the 2012 season, Ji broke the record for the fastest goal in Chinese Super League history, scoring a goal timed at 7 seconds in a 1-1 draw against Guangzhou Evergrande on October 20, 2012.[5]

International career[edit]

Ji made his debut for the Chinese national team on 13 December 2014 in a 4-0 win against Kyrgyzstan. However, this match was not recognised as an international "A" match by FIFA. He finally made his official debut on 21 December 2014 in a 0-0 draw against Palestine.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 November 2016 [6]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Others1 Total
2008 Jiangsu Suning China League One 3 0 - - - - 3 0
2009 Chinese Super League 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2010 13 4 - - - - 13 4
2011 23 2 1 0 - - - 24 2
2012 30 6 1 1 - - - 31 7
2013 20 1 1 0 - 4 0 1 0 26 1
2014 23 1 5 1 - - - 28 2
2015 29 0 6 0 - - - 35 0
2016 28 5 7 1 - 6 2 1 0 42 8
Total China PR 169 19 21 3 0 0 10 2 2 0 202 24

1Other tournaments include Chinese FA Super Cup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Jiangsu Suning

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jiangsu 1-1 Hangzhou Lucheng". ESPN Star Sports. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "马戈诺谭斯联手发威 舜天2-0青岛主场保持不败". sports.sohu.com. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  3. ^ "China League One 2008". soccerway.com. 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  4. ^ "JIANGSU SUNING VS. QINGDAO JONOON 4-0". soccerway.com. 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  5. ^ "吉翔创中超最快进球纪录". sports.21cn.com. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  6. ^ 吉翔 at sodasoccer Retrieved 2015-11-29 (Chinese)