Wang Dalei

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Wang Dalei
王大雷
Personal information
Full name Wang Dalei
Date of birth (1989-01-10) 10 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Shandong Luneng
Number 25
Youth career
2003–2005 Dalian Tielu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Shanghai United 21 (0)
2007–2013 Shanghai Shenhua 141 (0)
2014– Shandong Luneng 97 (0)
National team
2004–2005 China U-17
2006–2011 China U-23
2012– China 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2017

Wang Dalei (Chinese: 王大雷; pinyin: Wáng Dàléi; born 10 January 1989) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Despite being only seventeen years old, Wang Dalei started his football career with Shanghai United, making his debut on 11 March 2006 in a 1-1 draw against Inter Xian which made him the youngest professional goalkeeper in Chinese football history. He quickly made an impact within the team by establishing himself as their first-choice goalkeeper.[1] This saw Serie A side Internazionale interested within him and invited him to train with them during the summer break.[2] Wang returned to Shanghai where he continued to be the club's starting goalkeeper, making 22 appearances in his debut season at the end of the 2006 season and winning the Chinese Football Association Young Player of the Year award.[3]

The following season saw Shanghai United merge with Shanghai Shenhua, leading to Wang having to fight for his position as the first-choice goalkeeper for the significantly larger squad.[4] Nevertheless, at the end of the 2007 season, Premier League side Manchester City decided to give him a trial along with several other Shanghai players.[5] While nothing came out of the trial, Wang's form significantly improved after a disappointing 2007 season and he established himself as the starting goalkeeper the following season where he saw the club narrowly miss out on the league title.[6] During the league break, Wang would once again have another trial, this time with Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven; however, because of this certain trial, Wang missed out on the club's preseason and he lost starting role to Qiu Shengjiong. With the introduction of then manager Miroslav Blažević in the 2010 season, Wang would once again be placed as the club's first-choice goalkeeper; however, his commitments to the Chinese under-23 national team saw him miss much of the season.

After a stellar 2013 season, Wang transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng on 1 January 2014. He made his debut for the club on 7 March 2014 in a 1-0 win against Harbin Yiteng. He won the 2014 Chinese FA Cup with Shandong and was awarded with the Chinese Football Association Goalkeeper of The Year award in November 2014.[7]

International career[edit]

Wang rose to prominence when he was part of the Chinese under-17 national team that won the 2004 AFC U-17 Championship while he also won several caps for the Chinese under-23 national team in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics; however, he was ultimately dropped from the final squad because he had lost his place to Qiu Shengjiong. Despite this, Wang won his place back into the team in time for the 2010 Asian Games; however, after the match against Japan which the under-23 side lost 3-0 and in a game that saw Wang highly criticised for his performance, he posted on his micro blog: "It would be flattery to call you fans. You're just a bunch of dogs. You bunch of morons are the main reason why Chinese football can't make progress. You throw in stones after a man has fallen into a well." His comments would see him suspended from the team despite making an apology.[8]

Wang received his first call-up to the Chinese national team in May 2006 for the international friendly against Switzerland and France. He made his debut for the national team six years later on 6 September 2012 in a 1-0 loss against Sweden and was named man of the match after an impressive performance.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2017 [9]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Others 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
2006 Shanghai United Chinese Super League 21 0 1 0 - - - 22 0
2007 Shanghai Shenhua 12 0 - - 4 0 3 0 19 0
2008 22 0 - - - - 22 0
2009 14 0 - - 0 0 - 14 0
2010 15 0 - - - - 15 0
2011 21 0 0 0 - 3 0 - 24 0
2012 29 0 2 0 - - - 31 0
2013 28 0 0 0 - - - 28 0
2014 Shandong Luneng 29 0 6 0 - 6 0 - 41 0
2015 30 0 4 0 - 6 0 1 0 41 0
2016 29 0 1 0 - 11 0 - 41 0
2017 9 0 0 0 - - - 9 0
Total China PR 259 0 14 0 0 0 30 0 2 0 307 0

1Other tournaments include Chinese FA Super Cup and A3 Champions Cup.

International statistics[edit]

National team
Year Apps Goals
2012 2 0
2013 2 0
2014 5 0
2015 13 0
2016 1 0
Total 23 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shanghai Shenhua

Shandong Luneng

International[edit]

China under-17 national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "揭幕战卡洛斯全身而退 王大雷横空出世创造历史". Sports.sohu.com. 2006-03-11. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Wang Dalei With Inter For Training". Inter.it. 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Wang Dalei". Sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Gimenez to coach newly combined Shanghai Shenhua". Chinaview.cn. 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  5. ^ "City trial Chinese trio". Skysports.com. 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  6. ^ "China 2008". Rsssf.com. 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  7. ^ "王大雷获得14赛季最佳门将 赞曾诚偶像加实力派". 163.com. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  8. ^ "China goalkeeper forced into national apology". Google.com. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  9. ^ "王大雷". sodasoccer (in Chinese). 

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