Zhang Lei (footballer)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Lei
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-04-06) April 6, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Tianjin, PR China
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Yunnan Lijiang
Number 35
Youth career
1998–2002 Guangdong Hongyuan
2002–2005 Dongguan Nancheng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Shenzhen Kingway 25 (0)
2009 Beijing Guoan 0 (0)
2010 Changsha Ginde 27 (0)
2011–2015 Chongqing Lifan 87 (0)
2016– Hangzhou Greentown 11 (0)
2017– Yunnan Lijiang (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2016.

Zhang Lei (Chinese: 张磊; born April 6, 1985 in Tianjin) is a Chinese football player who currently plays for China League One side Yunnan Lijiang as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Zhang Lei began his professional football career with Shenzhen Kingway where he was the teams understudy goalkeeper to Xiao Jianjia. Despite being in his debut season he would still play in several games throughout the season with his first league game coming against Shanghai Shenhua on July 26, 2006 in a 1–0 defeat.[1] His performances within his first few games were impressive enough for him to fight for the first choice goalkeeping position within the next season, however he was unable to hold on to this position and Xiao Jianjia regained his place within the team. The 2008 league season saw him once again play understudy throughout the season and while Xiao Jianjia was nearing retirement Shenzhen brought in Cheng Yuelei as his replacement at the end of the season. Zhang would then leave for Beijing Guoan where he spent the entire season as their third choice goalkeeper and did not receive any playing time.[2]

Zhang would join Changsha Ginde to restart his career and was immediately promoted to the teams first choice goalkeeping position after Chinese international Song Zhenyu exited the club. While he saw significant playing time through the 2010 Chinese Super League season the club often lingered near the bottom of the table and Zhang wasn't able to help guide the club away from the relegation zone at the end of the season.[3] At the beginning of the 2011 league season he would join second tier club Chongqing Lifan. With them he would go on to win the division title and promotion to the top tier at the end of the 2014 league season.[4]

On 3 January 2016, Zhang transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown.[5] He would make his competitive debut for them in the clubs first league game of the season on March 6, 2016 against Changchun Yatai F.C. in a 2-1 victory.[6] Within the season he would lose his place to Zou Dehai and see the club relegated at the end of the 2016 campaign.[7] On 23 February 2017, Zhang was loaned to League One side Yunnan Lijiang until 31 December 2017.[8]


Beijing Guoan

Chongqing Lifan


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  3. ^ "China 2010". Rsssf.com. 2010-12-10. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  4. ^ "2014中甲积分榜:力帆永昌冲超成功". sports.sina.com.cn. 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  5. ^ 绿城官方宣布签约两员大将:门将加盟+旧将回归 at sports.sohu.com 2016-01-03 Retrieved 2016-01-04
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  8. ^ 中甲新军官方宣布引多名球员 at sports.sohu.com 2017-02-23 Retrieved 2017-02-24

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