Ji Xiang

Ji Xiang (Chinese: 吉翔; pinyin: Jí Xiáng; born 1 March 1990) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League.[1]

Ji Xiang
吉翔
Personal information
Full name Ji Xiang
Date of birth (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Right winger, Right back
Club information
Current team
Jiangsu Suning
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Jiangsu Suning 255 (23)
National team
2014– China 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2019

Club careerEdit

Ji Xiang started his professional football career with Jiangsu Suning in the 2008 season when he was promoted to their senior team. He would go on to make his debut on October 18, 2008 in a league game against Qingdao Hailifeng F.C. in a 2-0 victory where he came on as a substitute.[2] At the end of the league season Ji Xiang would go on to be part of the squad that won the division title and promotion to the top tier of Chinese football.[3] In the top tier the Jiangsu manager, Pei Encai was initially reluctant to use Ji Xiang, however by the 2010 league season he showed more faith in him, which saw Ji Xiang repay him by scoring his first goal for the club on August 22, 2010 against Qingdao Jonoon F.C. in a 4-0 victory.[4] By the following season he would establish himself as a regular within the team despite Pei Encai leaving and in the 2012 season, Ji broke the record for the fastest goal in Chinese Super League history, scoring a goal timed at 7 seconds in a 1-1 draw against Guangzhou Evergrande on October 20, 2012.[5] Now an establish integral part of the team he would go on to win the 2015 Chinese FA Cup against Shanghai Shenhua.[6] This would be followed by the 2020 Chinese Super League title when he would win the clubs first league title with them.[7]

International careerEdit

Ji made his debut for the Chinese national team on 13 December 2014 in a 4-0 win against Kyrgyzstan. However, this match was not recognised as an international "A" match by FIFA. He finally made his official debut on 21 December 2014 in a 0-0 draw against Palestine.

Career statisticsEdit

Club statisticsEdit

As of 31 December 2020.[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jiangsu Suning 2008 China League One 3 0 - - - 3 0
2009 Chinese Super League 0 0 - - - 0 0
2010 13 4 - - - 13 4
2011 23 2 1 0 - - 24 2
2012 30 6 1 1 - - 31 7
2013 20 1 1 0 4 0 1[a] 0 26 1
2014 23 1 5 1 - - 28 2
2015 29 0 6 0 - - 35 0
2016 28 5 7 1 6 2 1[a] 0 42 8
2017 26 2 3 1 5 1 1[a] 0 35 4
2018 22 2 4 1 - - 26 3
2019 20 0 2 0 - - 22 0
2020 18 0 5 0 - - 23 0
Total 255 23 35 5 15 3 3 0 308 31
Career total 255 23 35 5 15 3 3 0 308 31
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Chinese FA Super Cup

International statisticsEdit

National team
Year Apps Goals
2014 1 0
2015 7 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 0 0
2019 2 1
Total 10 1

International goalsEdit

As of 18 December 2019
Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 December 2019 Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan, South Korea   Hong Kong 1–0 2–0 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Jiangsu Suning

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jiangsu 1-1 Hangzhou Lucheng". ESPN Star Sports. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  2. ^ "马戈诺谭斯联手发威 舜天2-0青岛主场保持不败". sports.sohu.com. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  3. ^ "China League One 2008". soccerway.com. 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  4. ^ "JIANGSU SUNING VS. QINGDAO JONOON 4-0". soccerway.com. 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  5. ^ "吉翔创中超最快进球纪录". sports.21cn.com. 2012-10-21. Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  6. ^ a b "足协杯-萨米尔加时绝杀 舜天客场1-0申花首夺冠". Sports.sina.com.cn. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  7. ^ "Alex Teixeira shines as Jiangsu claim maiden Chinese Super League title". ESPN. 2020-11-16. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  8. ^ 吉翔 at sodasoccer Retrieved 2015-11-29 (in Chinese)
  9. ^ "中超-特谢拉造红牌+破门 苏宁2-1恒大夺中超首冠" (in Chinese). Sports.sina.com.cn. 2020-11-12. Retrieved 2021-01-25.

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