Yang Zhi (footballer)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.
Yang Zhi
杨智
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Personal information
Full name Yang Zhi
Date of birth (1983-01-15) 15 January 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Beijing Guoan
Number 22
Youth career
2001–2002 Guangdong Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Guangdong Xiongying 48 (0)
2005– Beijing Guoan 309 (0)
National team
2006– China 37 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 July 2016

Yang Zhi (Chinese: 杨智; pinyin: Yáng Zhì; born 15 January 1983) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Yang Zhi started his football career at second tier side Guangdong Xiongying after graduating from their youth academy. He quickly established himself within the squad in the 2002 season with Guangdong, playing in 26 league games.[1] The following season he would play in a further 22 league games for Guangdong and help take them to a tenth-place finish.[2]

Yang's performances caught the eye of Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan and he soon transferred to the club at the start of the 2005 season where he once again quickly established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper, playing in 21 league games in his debut season.[1] The following seasons saw him become an integral member of the squad; and by the 2009 league season, he had aided them to win the top tier title. Right before the start of the 2012 season, Yang sustained an injury when he played for his hometown Guangdong in the 2012 Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup and was out for most of the season. He recovered in time to return and regain his starting role as goalkeeper for Beijing during the 2013 season.

International career[edit]

Yang made his debut for the Chinese national team on 10 August 2006 in a 4-0 win against Thailand, coming on as a substitute for Li Leilei.[3] He would later make his competitive debut the following year on 28 October 2007 in a 1-0 win against Myanmar during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.[4] However, it was not until the introduction of then manager Gao Hongbo that saw Yang promoted to first-choice goalkeeper when he named him in his first game on 29 May 2009 in a 1-1 draw against Germany.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 July 2016
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
2003 Guangdong Xiongying Chinese Jia-B League 26 0 3 0 - - 29 0
2004 China League One 22 0 2 0 0 0 - 24 0
2005 Beijing Guoan Chinese Super League 21 0 6 0 4 0 - 31 0
2006 24 0 0 0 - - 24 0
2007 28 0 - - - 28 0
2008 30 0 - - 6 0 36 0
2009 30 0 - - 5 0 35 0
2010 29 0 - - 6 0 35 0
2011 30 0 - - - 30 0
2012 12 0 1 0 - - 13 0
2013 28 0 4 0 - 8 0 40 0
2014 30 0 3 0 - 6 0 39 0
2015 30 0 2 0 - 7 0 39 0
2016 17 0 4 0 - - 21 0
Total China PR 357 0 25 0 4 0 38 0 424 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Beijing Guoan

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yáng, Zhì". National Football Teams. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "China 2004". rsssf.com. Apr 7, 2005. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "China PR 4–0 Thailand". teamchina.freehostia.com. August 10, 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Myanmar China, PR AFC Asia Qualifying 2010". football-lineups.com. 28 Oct 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "China PR 1–1 Germany". teamchina.freehostia.com. May 29, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 

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