Xu Bo

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Xu Bo
许博
Personal information
Full name Xu Bo
Date of birth (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Shijiazhuang Yongchang
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2014 Guangzhou R&F 229 (7)
2015– Shijiazhuang Yongchang 42 (1)
National team
2013 China 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2013

Xu Bo (Chinese: 许博; Chinese: 許博; pinyin: Xǔ Bó; born 18 May 1985 in Shenyang) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Shijiazhuang Yongchang in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Xu Bo began his football career with Shenyang Ginde and made his league debut on 11 September 2004 against Chongqing Lifan in a 1-0 defeat.[1] After he made his debut, he was used sparingly as a versatile substitute who could play in numerous defensive positions throughout the rest of the season. The next season saw him settle within the teams midfield and score his first league goal against Inter Shanghai on 17 April 2005 in a 2-1 defeat.[2] For the next several seasons, he was an integral member of the team and was part of the squad that moved to Changsha while the club renamed themselves Changsha Ginde. By the end of the 2010 season, Xu was unfortunately part of the team that was relegated at the end of the campaign.[3] Xu stayed with the club as they eventually moved to Guangzhou and renamed themselves Guangzhou R&F, which seemed to revive the club's fortunes and saw them win promotion at the end of the 2011 season.

On 1 January 2015, Xu transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Shijiazhuang Yongchang.[4] He made his debut for Shijiazhuang on 9 March 2015 in a 2–1 away defeat against Guangzhou Evergrande.[5] On 24 June 2015, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw against Shandong Luneng.[6]

International career[edit]

On 23 May 2012, Xu received his first call up to the Chinese national team for friendlies against Spain and Vietnam.[7] However, he suffered an injury in the training, ruling him out for one month. His debut for the national team came on 30 January 2013 in an international friendly against Oman, coming on as a substitute for Zhao Peng.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 November 2016 [9]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2004 Guangzhou R&F Chinese Super League 6 0 0 0 0 0 - 6 0
2005 23 1 0 0 2 0 - 25 1
2006 26 3 - - - 26 3
2007 23 1 - - - 23 1
2008 24 0 - - - 24 0
2009 27 0 - - - 27 0
2010 26 1 - - - 26 1
2011 China League One 25 1 0 0 - - 25 1
2012 Chinese Super League 19 0 1 0 - - 20 0
2013 15 0 2 0 - - 17 0
2014 15 0 1 1 - - 16 1
2015 Shijiazhuang Yongchang 26 1 0 0 - - 26 1
2016 16 0 0 0 - - 16 0
Total China PR 271 8 4 1 2 0 0 0 277 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "史鸣上场3分钟搞掂金德 力帆迎来第2阶段开门红". sports.sohu.com. 2004-09-12. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ "2-1击退沈阳金德 国际获中超本赛季首场胜利 评". sports.sohu.com. 2005-04-17. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  3. ^ "China 2010". rsssf.com. 21 Jun 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  4. ^ 石家庄永昌官方宣布富力前国脚许博加盟球队 at sports.sina.com 2015-01-01 Retrieved 2015-01-01
  5. ^ 中超-高拉特传射于汉超压哨绝杀!恒大2-1永昌 at sina.com 2015-03-09 Retrieved 2016-11-03 (Chinese)
  6. ^ 许博垫射赵明剑救主 鲁能1-1永昌3轮不胜 at sohu.com 2015-06-24 Retrieved 2016-11-03 (Chinese)
  7. ^ 中国国家男子足球队集训名单(5月23日公布) at Chinese Football Association 2012-05-23 Retrieved 2012-08-22 (Chinese)
  8. ^ 许博:失利不会影响信心 盼早日成为国足主力 at qq.com 2013-01-31 Retrieved 2013-02-06 (Chinese)
  9. ^ 许博 at sodasoccer Retrieved 2015-11-01 (Chinese)

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