Zheng Tao

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Zheng Tao
郑涛
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-08-20) 20 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender, Full-back
Club information
Current team
Chongqing Lifan
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Shaanxi Chanba 114 (3)
2011–2016 Liaoning Whowin 136 (1)
2017– Chongqing Lifan 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016.

Zheng Tao (simplified Chinese: 郑涛; traditional Chinese: 鄭濤; pinyin: Zhèng Tāo) is a Chinese football player who currently plays as a Defender for Chinese Super League team Chongqing Lifan.

Club career[edit]

Zheng Tao started his professional career with Inter Shanghai (now known as Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba F.C.) after graduating from their youth team in 2004. In his debut season he impressed many by quickly establishing himself within the team, eventually playing in 16 league games[1] and seeing his team finish the league third.[2] The following season would see him further establish himself by playing in 10 more games throughout the 2005 league season.[1]

Inter Shanghai would move away from Shanghai to Xi'an City at the end of 2005 league season and rename themselves Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba F.C. however their move to a new city brought about much instability towards the team and their results reflected this, even seeing them flirt with relegation in the 2007 league season.[3] Zheng Tao, has however been a consistent regular within the team and despite a 2008 league season which saw him miss the majority of the season he has remained loyal to Shaanxi. In 2011, he moved to Liaoning Whowin.

On 4 January 2017, Zheng moved to fellow Super League side Chongqing Lifan.[4]

Club career stats[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 30 October 2016 [5]

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
2004 Inter Shanghai  China 1 16 0
2005 Inter Shanghai  China 1 11 0
2006 Inter Xian  China 1 25 2
2007 Shaanxi Chanba  China 1 15 1
2008 Shaanxi Chanba  China 1 4 0
2009 Shaanxi Chanba  China 1 21 0
2010 Shaanxi Chanba  China 1 22 0
2011 Liaoning Whowin  China 1 28 0
2012 Liaoning Whowin  China 1 25 0
2013 Liaoning Whowin  China 1 29 1
2014 Liaoning Whowin  China 1 13 0
2015 Liaoning Whowin  China 1 16 0
2016 Liaoning Whowin  China 1 25 0
Total 250 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "郑涛". sodasoccer.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ "China 2004". rsssf.com. 7 Apr 2005. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  3. ^ "China 2007". rsssf.com. 18 Apr 2008. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ 力帆官宣签约3人 辽足+超越后卫携湘涛中场加盟 at sohu.com 2017-01-04 Retrieved 2017-01-04
  5. ^ 郑涛 at sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01

External links[edit]

  • [1] Career player profile at sohu.com (Chinese)
  • [2] Player profile at Shaanxi Chanba website (Chinese)