Liu Haiguang

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Liu Haiguang
柳海光
Personal information
Full name Liu Haiguang
Date of birth (1963-07-11) 11 July 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1974–1981 Shanghai Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 Shanghai Team ? (?)
1987–1989 Partizan 6 (3)
1989–1991 Shanghai Team ? (?)
National team
1983–1990 China 58 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Liu Haiguang (Chinese: 柳海光; pinyin: Liǔ Hǎiguāng; born July 11, 1963 in Shanghai) is a former Chinese international footballer who spent the majority of his career playing for the Shanghai Team, however he gained distinction when he joined Yugoslav club FK Partizan along with Jia Xiuquan making them one of the earliest Chinese footballers to play in Europe.

Biography[edit]

Liu Haiguang started his youth career with the Shanghai Team and would soon break into the Chinese U-20 team where he took part in the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship where he scored one goal as China were knocked-out in the group stages.[1] He would soon become a regular for Shanghai and also be promoted to the Chinese senior team where he was included in the squad for the 1984 AFC Asian Cup, which saw China finish runners-up.[2] After establishing himself as a regular for the national team he along with fellow international team mate Jia Xiuquan would join Yugoslav club FK Partizan and together be one of the earliest Chinese footballers to play in a European club. Liu stayed for two seasons playing in the Yugoslav First League where he won the 1988–89 Yugoslav Cup before soon returning to Shanghai.

On the international stage he represented China at the 1988 AFC Asian Cup and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. When he decided to retire from international football he had scored 36 goals for China national football team making him their top goalscorer. This record would however be broken by Hao Haidong several years later and currently Liu is the second highest goalscorer.[3] He would retire completely from playing in 1991 and since then has become a businessman and founded 4 children football clubs.

Honours[edit]

Partizan

Shanghai Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Report - FIFA.com - Previous Tournaments 09 June 1983 Retrieved 24-10-2012
  2. ^ Asian Nations Cup 1984 at rsssf.com 21 Dec 2009 Retrieved 24-10-2012
  3. ^ The topscorer for China national football team

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