Zheng Kewei

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Zheng Kewei
郑科伟
Personal information
Full name Zheng Kewei
Date of birth (1980-01-21) 21 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Zhabei, Shanghai, China PR
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2000 Shanghai Shenhua
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Shanghai Shenhua 135 (1)
2009–2010 Nanchang Bayi (loan) 43 (3)
2011–2012 Hangzhou Greentown 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2012.

Zheng Kewei (simplified Chinese: 郑科伟; traditional Chinese: 鄭科偉; pinyin: Zhèng Kēwěi; born January 21, 1980 in Zhabei, Shanghai) is a Chinese footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Zheng Kewei started his career playing for Shanghai Shenhua in the 2000 league season, where despite having already established Chinese internationals Shen Si and Qi Hong in front of him in midfield, Zheng would soon go on to establish himself as the club's first choice midfielder by the end of the 2001 league season. During his time with the club, he won the last Chinese Jia-A League league title in 2003 before it was renamed as the Chinese Super League.[1] Unfortunately in 2013 the Chinese Football Association would revoke the league title after it was discovered the Shenhua General manager Lou Shifang had bribed officials to be bias to Shenhua in games that season.[2][3] After years of loyal service, which saw the club just miss out on another league title the club would merge with local rivals Shanghai United F.C. and with the significantly large squad Zheng was allowed to be loaned out.[4]

At the beginning of the 2009 league season, Shanghai Shenhua announced Zheng would officially join second tier club Nanchang Bayi on a one-year loan deal.[5] The move would be a big success and Zheng would play a vital part in the team's promotion to the top tier in his first season.[6] After his successful season with Nanchang he would have his loan extended for another year and help guide the club avoid relegation. With his loan finished and his contract with Shenhua ended Zheng would move on a free transfer to Hangzhou Greentown where he was reunited with his former manager at Shenhua, Wu Jingui.

Club career stats[edit]

Correct as of 1 Jan 2012

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
2000 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 5 0
2001 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 22 0
2002 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 20 0
2003 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 19 0
2004 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 15 0
2005 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 11 0
2006 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 24 1
2007 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 9 0
2008 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 10 0
2009 Nanchang Bayi  China 2 23 2
2010 Nanchang Bayi  China 1 20 1
2011 Hangzhou Greentown  China 1 18 0
2012 Hangzhou Greentown  China 1 17 0

Honours[edit]

Shanghai Shenhua

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China 2003". rsssf.com. 18 Apr 2004. Archived from the original on May 24, 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Details of soccer referee investigation released to public". chinadaily.com.cn. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  3. ^ "China Strips Shenhua of 2003 League Title, Bans 33 People for Life". english.cri.cn. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Gimenez to coach newly combined Shanghai Shenhua". news.xinhuanet.com. 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  5. ^ "申花铁腰租借形式加盟南昌 郑科伟新赛季投身中甲". sports.sina.com.cn. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  6. ^ "China 2009". rsssf.com. 23 Apr 2010. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 

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