Li Wei (footballer, born 1985)

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Li Wei
Personal information
Full name Li Wei
Date of birth (1985-03-18) March 18, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Beijing, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shandong Luneng
Number 15
Youth career
2001–2004 Shandong Luneng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Shandong Luneng 111 (6)
2013 Wuhan Zall (loan) 25 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2016.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.

Li Wei (Chinese: 李微; pinyin: Lǐ Wēi; born 18 March 1985 in Beijing) is a Chinese football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

While Li Wei was born in Beijing he move to Shandong to begin his football career and would play for the Shandong Luneng under-19 youth team. With Shandong Luneng comfortably winning the 2006 Chinese Super League title the club's manager Ljubiša Tumbaković would allow Li Wei to graduate to the senior team on October 5, 2006 coming on as a substitute against Shanghai Shenhua in a 2-1 defeat.[1] This was however his only appearance in the season and it was not until the 2007 league season that saw Li Wei establish himself as regular member of the Shandong team when he played in seventeen league games for them, which also included his first senior goal on May 9, 2007 in an AFC Champions League group game vs Adelaide United at Jinan.[2] This was followed by his first league goal against Wuhan Guanggu on September 5, 2007 in a 2-0 win.[3] The following season, however would see Li Wei struggle to remain as a first choice player and despite winning the 2008 Chinese Super League title with the club he was mainly used as a peripheral squad player within the team. He would continue to be used as a substitute until the introduction of Branko Ivanković as the club's new manager in the 2010 league season, able to play in numerous midfield positions saw Li Wei gain significantly more playing time under Ivanković's reign and aid Shandong to another league title.


Shandong Luneng


  1. ^ "2-1 - 比赛结果-中超数据库-搜狐". 2006-10-05. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Match: Shandong Luneng Taishan v Adelaide United - AFC - Soccer". May 9, 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ "2-0 - 比赛结果-中超数据库-搜狐". 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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