Chen Po-liang (Chinese: 陳柏良; pinyin: Chén Bǎiliáng; born 11 August 1988) is a Taiwanese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for China League One side Changchun Yatai. He is also captain of the Taiwan national football team.
Chen Po-liang in 2016
|Date of birth||11 August 1988|
|Place of birth||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006–2010||Taiwan PE College|
|2007||Chinese Taipei U-23||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 October 2019
Chen started to display his goal scoring sense since young age. He was the top goalscorer in the National Futsal Championship, in which he scored 28 goals for Minzu Junior High School of Kaohsiung, in 2003. In 2006, he won the Golden Boot in Highschool Football League when he played for Chung Cheng Industrial Vocational High School. His talent has been recognized by Taiwan PE College professor Chao Jung-jui, who later encouraged him to take several tryouts in Japan, with teams such as Chukyo University, Yokohama F. Marinos, F.C. Gifu, and F.C. Kariya.
He joined Hong Kong football club TSW Pegasus FC on 21 January 2011. He helped the club to finish third in the 2010-11 Hong Kong First Division League season. He score a total of 3 goals for the club in the half season. He left the club for home in June 2011 to play for Taipower.
At Taipower, he helped the club win the 2011 AFC President's Cup. He scored 1 goal and made 1 assist in the final. It was the first ever Asian title for any Taiwan football clubs. Chen Po-Liang was voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
On 2 December 2011,it was announced Chen would join Beijing Baxy F.C. reputedly on a RMB 25,000 monthly salary. However, Chen moved to another China League One club Shenzhen Ruby in February 2012.
Chen was appointed captain of the national team in August 2009. He is the youngest captain in the national team history. On 25 August 2009, in an East Asian Football Championship 2010 semi final game, he scored two goals against Guam to help Chinese Taipei secure a 4:2 win.
In the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualification first round matches, on 29 June 2011, Chen Po-Liang scored a goal in the 2-1 loss away to Malaysia. Back to Taipei on 3 July 2011 for the return leg, Chen Po-Liang scored a penalty but missed a second penalty as Chinese Taipei won 3:2 at home but lost the tie on the away goals rule. Chen was so upset with the penalty miss he cried uncontrollably and apologized to the 15,000 fans who attended the game at the Taipei Municipal Stadium.
- As of 31 December 2019.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Pegasus||2010–11||Hong Kong First Division||7||3||2||0||1||0||6||0||0[a]||0||16||3|
|Taipower||2011||Intercity Football League||8||10||?||?||-||3||3||-||11||13|
|Shenzhen Ruby||2012||China League One||25||5||0||0||-||-||-||25||5|
|2013||China League One||28||4||2||0||-||-||-||30||4|
|Shanghai Shenhua||2014||Chinese Super League||13||0||1||0||-||-||-||14||0|
|Zhejiang Greentown||2015||Chinese Super League||25||1||0||0||-||-||-||25||1|
|2016||Chinese Super League||25||1||1||1||-||-||-||26||2|
|2017||China League One||26||4||1||0||-||-||-||27||4|
|2018||China League One||30||4||0||0||-||-||-||30||4|
|2019||China League One||26||1||0||0||-||-||-||26||1|
- Appearances in Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
- Scores and results list Chinese Taipei's goal tally first.
|1.||17 June 2007||Estadio Campo Desportivo, Taipa, Macau||Guam||2008 East Asian Football Championship qualification|
|3.||24 June 2007||Estadio Campo Desportivo, Taipa, Macau||Macau||2008 East Asian Championship qualification|
|4.||4 April 2008||Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Guam||2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualification|
|5.||27 May 2008||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, India||India||Friendly|
|6.||8 April 2009||Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||Brunei||2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualification|
|9.||25 August 2009||Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Guam||2010 East Asian Football Championship|
|11.||9 October 2010||Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Macau||2010 Long Teng Cup|
|12.||10 February 2011||Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Laos||2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification|
|13.||16 February 2011||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos||Laos||2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification|
|14.||29 June 2011||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Malaysia||2014 FIFA world Cup qualification|
|15.||3 July 2011||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Malaysia||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|16.||30 September 2011||Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Macau||2011 Long Teng Cup|
|17.||2 June 2016||Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Cambodia||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|18.||9 November 2016||Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong||Hong Kong||2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualification|
|19.||26 March 2017||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Turkmenistan||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|20.||5 October 2017||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Mongolia||Friendly|
|22.||10 October 2017||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Bahrain||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|23.||14 November 2017||Sport toplumy, Balkanabat, Turkmenistan||Turkmenistan||1–2||1–2||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|24.||4 December 2017||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Timor-Leste||2017 CTFA International Tournament|
|25.||27 March 2018||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Singapore||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
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- "HFL圓滿落幕 陳柏良另類金靴 新豐獲最佳啦啦隊" (in Chinese). LTSports. May 26, 2006. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2008.
- "Archived copy" 洪誌琦、陳毅維、陳柏良赴日受訓 (in Chinese). LTSports. August 25, 2005. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- 戰畢伊朗呂昆錡、陳柏良赴日逐夢 (in Chinese). LTSports. 2006-10-11. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
- "Archived copy" 陳柏良等3人將赴日本參加測試 (in Chinese). LTSports. October 10, 2008. Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Captain Taiwan is banned!". TOKKA. August 25, 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06.
- (in Chinese) Chen Po Liang joined Pegasus Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Chinese)陳柏良顧飯碗 旅外夢放心中 Archived 2011-12-04 at the Wayback Machine Apple Daily (Taiwan). 3 October 2011.
- 2010-11 Top Scorer - Coolpoint Ventilation First Division www.hkfa.com. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
- (in Chinese)足球 飛馬台將陳柏良決離隊 Apple Daily (Hong Kong). 17 June 2011.
- (in Chinese)台灣足壇22年首冠 台電圓夢[permanent dead link] 中國時報 26 September 2011.
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- 申花宣布签约三内援：中华台北队长+国安旧将 (in Chinese)
- 绿地申花球员陈柏良加盟杭州绿城足球俱乐部 Archived February 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine at shenhuafc.com 2015-02-11 Retrieved 2015-02-11
- Yan, Ruyu. "「台灣隊長」陳柏良轉戰長春亞泰 續留中甲2020新季衝超 原文網址: 「台灣隊長」陳柏良轉戰長春亞泰 續留中甲2020新季衝超". ETTtoday (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 March 2020.
- 陳柏良 男足最年輕隊長 (in Chinese). China Times. August 16, 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17.
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- (in Chinese)陳柏良破門 中華1分敗 Archived 2011-07-05 at the Wayback Machine Apple Daily (Taiwan). 30 June 2011.
- (in Chinese)中華贏球出局 英雄悲情 Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback MachineApple Daily (Taiwan). 4 July 2011.
- (in Chinese)罰丟12碼球 陳柏良痛哭 Archived 2011-09-01 at the Wayback Machine Apple Daily (Taiwan). 4 July 2011.
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- (in Chinese) 城市聯賽》最佳11人 [2010-10-30] @ 2010聯發科技全國城市足球聯賽官方部落格]
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