Xu Yang (footballer, born 1987)
|Full name||Xu Yang|
|Date of birth||June 18, 1987|
|Place of birth||Shandong, China|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Left midfield, Left-back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 Jan 2012
Xu Yang graduated from the Shandong Luneng youth team in 2006 after playing for their various youth teams that trained in Serbia and would soon join a third tier Serbian club in FK Beograd for the second part of the 2006-07 season. However his time in the senior team was to prove extremely frustrating after he was unable to immediately break into the squad. Shandong Luneng were willing to let Xu Yang transfer to Henan Jianye in 2008 where he would make his debut against Changsha Ginde F.C. on 7 September 2008 in a 1-0 loss. Xu Yang would nevertheless quickly established himself within the squad and eventually play in 13 league games throughout the 2008 league season.
A promising youngster Xu Yang would be called in Gao Hongbo's first National squad. He would make his debut against Iran in a friendly, which China won 1-0 on 1 June 2009, where Xu Yang played as a left winger throughout the game.
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- "Xú, Yáng". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- 重庆力帆官宣签约三新援 at sports.sohu.com 2016-01-02 Retrieved 2016-01-04 (Chinese)
- "郜林补射绝杀高家军迎来首胜 中国队1-0胜伊朗". teamchina.sports.sohu.com. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- Player profile at Soccerway.com website