|Full name||Qiu Tianyi|
|Date of birth||January 31, 1989|
|Place of birth||Shenyang, Liaoning, China|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2012
As a youngster Qiu Tianyi was encouraged by his father to become a footballer and by the 2006 Chinese league season he achieved this goal when he was promoted to the senior team of third tier football club Harbin Yiteng F.C. who won promotion to the second tier after the club came runners-up to Beijing Institute of Technology FC at the end of the season. By the following season Qiu went on to establish himself as a regular within the squad and played in twenty games throughout the season as the club survived relegation and finished twelfth, however while he cemented his place within the team by playing in eighteen more games he could not help the team avoid relegation at the end of the 2008 league season when the club finished bottom of the league. While Qiu remained with the club he could not aid the club to an immediate promotion and they finished in a disappointing fifth within the group stages.
At the beginning of the 2010 league season Qiu moved to top-tier side Shanghai Shenhua, however due to a broken arm he missed the majority of the season until November 6, 2010 when he made his debut for the club in a league game against Shandong Luneng in a 5-2 defeat where he came on as a late substitute. By the following season Qiu gained more playing time and made ten appearances throughout the season however it wasn't until the 2012 league season that Qiu became a regular within the team and scored his first goal for the club on May 6, 2012 in a league game against Liaoning Whowin F.C. in a 1-1 draw.
After becoming a regular for Harbin Yiteng, Qiu was soon called up to the Chinese U-20 team and was included in the squad that took part in the 2008 AFC U-19 Championship. Within the tournament he played in three games as China were knocked out by Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals on November 8, 2008 in a 4-3 penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw. On June 23, 2010 Qiu was promoted to the Chinese U-23 team and play in a friendly against a local Chinese team Hunan Billows F.C. where Qiu scored in his debut within a game that China lost 2-1.
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