|Date of birth||20 August 1985|
|Place of birth||Dalian, Liaoning, China|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Full-back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016.
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 and seeing his team finish the league third. The following season would see him further establish himself by playing in 10 more games throughout the 2005 league season.
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. 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.
Club career stats
Statistics accurate as of match played 30 October 2016 
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