Yan Paing (Burmese: ရန်ပိုင်) born 27 November 1983 in Yangon) is a Burmese footballer who plays for the Myanmar national football team. He also plays with Yadanarbon in Myanmar National League. Yan Paing is a key striker for the Myanmar National Team and Yadanarbon FC. He became a popular player playing with former club Finance & Revenue FC.
|Date of birth||27 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Yangon, Myanmar|
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|2002–2009||Finance and Revenue||156||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 August 2017
Yan Paing entered the international scene after scoring the second goal against Singapore in a group match of the 2001 South-East Asian Games football tournament. His goal sent Myanmar to the semi-finals. After losing to Malaysia 0–1 in the semis, Myanmar defeated Indonesia 1-0 for the bronze medal and Yan Paing was the scorer of the lone goal of the game.
In 2002, Yan Paing was featured in Myanmar National Team for the Tiger Cup tournament. In Myanmar's first group match against Indonesia, he was a constant threat for the Indonesian defence and had a shot at goal hit the bar. The match ended a 0–0 draw but Yan Paing cemented his place in the National Team. He was injured for the rest of the group games in the tournament.
Injuries and red cards prevented Yan Paing from making his mark in Tiger Cup 2004.
Yan Paing was joint top goalscorer in 2007 Merdeka Cup.
In August 2017, he retired from Myanmar National Team.
He was top goalscorer in the inaugural Myanmar National League Cup 2009 with 7 goals in 8 games, including a goal scored in the penalty shoot-out for the Final between Yadanarbon FC and Yangon United. Yan Paing was also included in SoccerMyanmar.com's Best 11 players list for MNL Cup 2009.
In January 2010, Yadanarbon became champions of the first ever Myanmar National League season, and Yan Paing was crowned Best Player for his role in helping Yadanarbon to both the MNL Cup and MNL League titles.
Style of Play He was a highly goal scoring striker for his clubs before 2011. Now he is the super-sub striker for the current team'Yadanarbon'.
- Yan Paing – FIFA competition record (archived)
- "Chhetri's late goal sends India into AFC Cup final". The Times of India. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- Yan Paing at National-Football-Teams.com