Yang Lin (footballer)
|Full name||Yang Lin|
|Date of birth||March 14, 1981|
|Place of birth||Dalian, Liaoning, China|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Defender|
|2009||→ Dalian Shide (loan)||16||(2)|
|2013||Shijiazhuang Yongchang Junhao||23||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 April 2008
Shanghai United F.C.
Yang Lin started his professional football career in 2002 with second tier football club Dalian Saidelong and would go on to established himself as team a regular before the club changed their name to Shanghai United F.C. and moved cities. He played a significant roll in the promotion of Shanghai United F.C. into the China Super League in the 2004 league season.
At the beginning of 2007 he joined the newly promoted Henan Jianye in the China Super League where he had a very productive season where he played in 14 league games and scored one goal. After seeing Henan establish themselves as mid-table team the following season was to prove less successful for Yang Lin as he was only able to make seven appearances for Henan.
Return to Dalian
After a personally disappointing season for Yang Lin which saw him lose his place at Henan he transferred to Dalian Haichang. At Dalian, Yang Lin would be utilized as a centre back due to his height for several games. He would return to his position as a striker against Shenzhen F.C. in a league game which saw him score his first goal for Dalian. When his season long loan period ended he decided to stay in Dalian with the newly formed Dalian Aerbin F.C. and play within the third tier during the beginning of the 2010 league season.
He made his debut for the senior national team on December 17, 2002 in a friendly against Syria in a 3-1 victory. In 2007 he played in the early stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification where he scored his first goal against Myanmar national football team, however since then he only made several further friendly appearances before being dropped from the team.
Statistics accurate as of match played 17 September 2016. 
International Career stats
Last updated:23 April 2008
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- 杨林 at sodasoccer.com 2016-11-01 Retrieved 2016-11-01 (Chinese)