Zhang Yaokun

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Zhang Yaokun
张耀坤
Personal information
Full name Zhang Yaokun
Date of birth (1981-04-17) 17 April 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
1997–1998 Dalian Yiteng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2012 Dalian Shide 272 (16)
2005Sichuan Guancheng (loan) 26 (1)
2013–2016 Guangzhou R&F 113 (1)
2017–2018 Wuhan Zall 48 (1)
National team
2004–2009 China 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2010

Zhang Yaokun (simplified Chinese: 张耀坤; traditional Chinese: 張耀坤; pinyin: Zhāng Yàokūn; born 17 April 1981) is a retired Chinese footballer.

Club career[edit]

Zhang Yaokun started his football career in 1998 with Dalian Shide; however, due to an ankle fracture, he struggled to establish himself within the team and it was only once he overcame his long term injury did he start to become a regular. He later became an integral member of the defense and helped Dalian in their dominance within Chinese football by winning league titles in the 2001 season and the 2002 season as well as the Chinese FA Cup in 2001.[1] After Dalian had a disappointing 2004 season, Vladimir Petrović came in as the new manager and would loan out Zhang to Sichuan Guancheng during the 2005 season where he quickly established himself as a key member of the club.[2] He returned to Dalian the following season where he continued to be a key member of the squad and would go on to become their captain.

On 18 December 2012, Zhang transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.[3] He made his debut for the club on 9 March 2013 in a 4-2 loss against Liaoning Whowin. On 26 February 2017, Zhang transferred to League One side Wuhan Zall.[4]

On 12 November 2018, Zhang Yaokun publicly announced his retirement from professional football right after Wuhan Zall successfully promoted to Chinese Super League.

International career[edit]

Zhang was called-up to the Chinese national team for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup where he made several appearances coming on as a substitute and playing in numerous positions in defence.[5] He continued to be a regular for the squad that qualified for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup and he and Li Weifeng were the first-choice centre back pairing during the tournament.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2018 [2]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Others Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Others Total
1998 Dalian Shide Chinese Jia-A League 3 0 0 - [a] 0 0[b] 0 3 0
1999 8 0 0 - [a] 0 [b] 0 8 0
2000 0 0 0 0 - [c] 1 - 0 0+1
2001 10 0 4 0 - 1[c] 0 - 15 0
2002 27 0 1 0 - 3[a] 0 2[b] 0 33 0
2003 27 0 6 0 - 5[d] 0 4[e] 0 42 0
2004 Chinese Super League 17 0 1 0 0 0 2[d] 0 - 20 0
2005 Sichuan Guancheng 26 1 1 1 0 0 - - 27 2
2006 Dalian Shide 24 3 5 0 - 5[d] 1 3[f] 0 37 4
2007 25 4 - - - - 25 4
2008 26 4 - - - - 26 4
2009 26 1 - - - - 26 1
2010 26 1 - - - - 26 1
2011 26 1 1 0 - - - 27 1
2012 27 2 1 0 - - - 28 2
2013 Guangzhou R&F 28 0 2 0 - - - 30 0
2014 29 0 2 0 - - - 31 0
2015 30 0 2 0 - 7[d] 0 - 39 0
2016 26 1 6 0 - - - 32 1
2017 Wuhan Zall China League One 26 1 0 0 - - - 26 1
2018 22 0 0 0 - - - 22 0
Career total 459 19 32 1 0 0 23 1+1 9 0 523 21+1
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Asian Club Championship
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Chinese Football Super Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Asian Cup Winners' Cup
  4. ^ a b c d Appearances in AFC Champions League
  5. ^ Appearances in Chinese Football Super Cup and A3 Champions Cup
  6. ^ Appearances in A3 Champions Cup

International goals[edit]

Results list China's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Competition
1 19 June 2005 Changsha, China  Costa Rica 2–2 Friendly international
2 2 June 2007 San Jose, United States  United States 1–4 Friendly international
3 28 October 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Myanmar 4–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dalian Shide[7]

Wuhan Zall

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven China Jia A Championships won by Dalian". english.runsky.com. 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  2. ^ a b "张耀坤". sodasoccer.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  3. ^ "广州富力足球俱乐部与球员张耀坤正式签约". Guangzhou R&F official website. 2012-12-18. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  4. ^ 富力官方宣布张耀坤转会卓尔 at sports.sohu.com 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2017-02-27 (in Chinese)
  5. ^ "Asian Nations Cup 2004 Final Tournament - Extended File". rsssf.com. 3 Sep 2005. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  6. ^ "AFC Asian Cup 2007". football-lineups.com. 10 July 2007. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  7. ^ "Zhang, Yaokun". National-football-teams.com. 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  8. ^ "2018中甲联赛积分榜". sports.sina.cn. 2018-11-03. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Li Zhe
Guangzhou R&F F.C. captain
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Jiang Zhipeng