Xiao Zhanbo

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Xiao Zhanbo
肖战波
Personal information
Full name Xiao Zhanbo
Date of birth (1975-07-22) July 22, 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Shenyang, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shenyang Urban
Youth career
1985–1995 Liaoning
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Liaoning 44 (2)
2001–2003 Qingdao Jonoon 72 (8)
2004–2008 Shanghai Shenhua 70 (6)
2010 Chengdu Blades 10 (0)
National team
2003–2008 China 27 (3)
Teams managed
2017– Shenyang Urban
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 13, 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 14, 2009
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xiao.

Xiao Zhanbo (Simplified Chinese: 肖战波) (born July 22, 1975 in Liaoning, China) is a Chinese footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Xiao Zhanbo started his career with second tier club Liaoning in the 1996 Chinese league season as a defensive midfielder and was part of the squad that helped guide Liaoning to gain promotion at the end of the 1998 league campaign.[1] After cementing his position within the Liaoning team he could not agree upon a long term contract with the club and was transferred to top tier club Qingdao where he stayed for three seasons and won the 2002 Chinese FA Cup with them.[2]

Xiao Zhanbo would later move to then current title holders Shanghai Shenhua at the beginning of the 2004 league season where he found it difficult to quickly establish himself in his debut season only achieving 5 league games.[3] The following season was to prove considerably more successful when Xiao would become an integral part of Shanghai's failed title bid that saw them come second in the league.[4] His establishment in the Shanghai's team was to continue for several more seasons until the merger of Shanghai Shenhua with Shanghai United F.C. at the beginning of the 2007 league season, which saw an influx of players towards the team leaving Xiao Zhanbo dropped from the team and even forcing him to take a pay cut due to the salary cap.[5] Xiao Zhanbo, however was able to regain his position at Shanghai Shenhua and with a trimmed down squad and Xiao once again an integral part of team he would try and aid Shanghai Shenhua in another title bid, however despite taking Shandong Luneng to the final game Shanghai could only come runners up.[6]

At the end of the 2008 league season his contract with Shanghai expired and he was allowed to leave, this would see Xiao Zhanbo go around Asia to advertise his services and would gain a one-year contract with second tier Chinese club Chengdu Blades. With them he would play in 10 league games as he saw them win promotion to the top tier at the end of the 2010 league season.[7] When his contract ended with Chengdu the club did not decide to issue him with a new one and Xiao Zhanbo would once again go on several trails before joining second tier club Shenyang Dongjin F.C. as a coach at the beginning of the 2012 league season.

International career[edit]

Xiao Zhanbo has been picked in several Chinese squads without ever being selected for any major tournaments. Since making his debut in 2003 he has predominately played in friendlies and has found Zhao Junzhe and Zhou Haibin as the preferred options in his position.[8]

Honours[edit]

Qingdao Jonoon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China 1998". rsssf.com. 16 Jul 2003. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ "China 2002". rsssf.com. 30 Mar 2003. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Xiāo, Zhànbō". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  4. ^ "China 2005". rsssf.com. 30 Mar 2003. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  5. ^ "申花俱乐部给予球员肖战波罚款年薪50%的处罚". xinhuanet.com. 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  6. ^ "China 2008". rsssf.com. 3 Apr 2009. Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  7. ^ "China 2010". rsssf.com. 21 Jun 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  8. ^ "AFC Asia Qualifying 2010". football-lineups.com. 26-Mar-08. Retrieved 2012-09-11.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

  • Xiao Zhanbo at National-Football-Teams.com
  • [1] Player stats at football-lineups website