Yang Cheng

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Yang Cheng
杨程
Personal information
Full name Yang Cheng
Date of birth (1985-10-11) October 11, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Tianjin, China
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hebei China Fortune
Number -
Youth career
1998-2000 Tianjin Locomotive
2000-2002 Shandong Luneng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2014 Shandong Luneng 131 (0)
2015– Hebei China Fortune 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 Nov 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.

Yang Cheng (simplified Chinese: 杨程; traditional Chinese: 楊程; pinyin: Yáng Chéng; born 11 October 1985 in Tianjin) is a Chinese football goalkeeper who currently plays for Hebei China Fortune in the China League One.

Club career[edit]

Originally starting his career with the Tianjin Locomotive youth team Yang Cheng would move to the Shandong Luneng youth team in 2000 where he would graduate through the various youth squads. He would eventually graduate to the senior team and for several seasons was used as an understudy and would later make his league debut on April 2, 2005 against Inter Shanghai in a 2-1 win.[1] Despite being a promising young player head coach Ljubiša Tumbaković surprised many when he persisted in making Yang Cheng his first choice goalkeeper throughout the season and while Shandong finished the season in third Li Leilei was brought into the squad at the beginning of the 2006 league season to add more experience towards the team.[2]

On 27 February 2015, he transfer to China League One side Hebei China Fortune.[3]

International career[edit]

Under head coach Eckhard Krautzun Yang Cheng would be the first choice goalkeeper for the U-20 Chinese football team in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship held in the Netherlands. While he would aid China to the knock out stages of the competition Yang Cheng would find himself at fault for China's defeat to Germany when he conceded a penalty that saw Germany win 3-2.[4]

Honours[edit]

Shandong Luneng

References[edit]

  1. ^ "国际队遭遇黑色1分钟 大羽头球绝杀泰山2-1国际". sports.sohu.com. 2005-04-02. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  2. ^ "China 2005". rsssf.com. 26 Oct 2006. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  3. ^ 河北华夏幸福官方宣布鲁能门将杨程加盟 at sports.sina.com 2015-02-27 Retrieved 2015-02-27 (Chinese)
  4. ^ "FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005". fifa.com. 21 June 2005. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 

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