Zhang Chiming

Zhang Chiming (simplified Chinese: 张池明; traditional Chinese: 張池明; pinyin: Zhāng Chímíng; born 7 January 1989) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League.

Zhang Chiming
张池明
Personal information
Full name Zhang Chiming
Date of birth (1989-01-07) 7 January 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Right winger
Club information
Current team
Tianjin TEDA
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2004 Chengdu Youth
2004 FC Metz
2004 Everton
2005–2007 Sheffield United
2007–2008 FC Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Chengdu Blades 0 (0)
2009–2010 SV Horn 14 (0)
2011–2015 Chongqing Lifan 123 (14)
2015–2018 Beijing Guoan 52 (4)
2018– Tianjin TEDA 12 (0)
National team
2015 China 3 (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 25 October 2015

Club careerEdit

Zhang Chiming started his football career when he received training with Chengdu Youth where he was considered good enough to join Ligue 1 side FC Metz for further training in 2004.[1] On 29 September 2004, after the French training camp had ended, Zhang was recommended to train with Premier League side Everton by one of their players Li Tie.[2] On 3 January 2005, English Championship side Sheffield United became interested in Zhang and officially signed him to their youth academy.[3] He would struggle to receive any playing time because he wasn't granted a work permit; however, on 11 December 2005, the club officially took over China League One side Chengdu Blades and Zhang was incorporated into the squad.[4] At Chengdu, Zhang played for their youth academy and was eventually promoted to the first team.[5] Primeira Liga side FC Porto also became interested in Zhang who eventually signed for a two-year deal on 17 August 2007 after a drawn out transfer that required international clearance.[6]

At FC Porto, Zhang was unable to be promoted to the club's first team and was free to leave the club once his contract expired. He then had a trial with 2. Bundesliga side FC Augsburg on 23 August 2008[7] which was followed by another trial with Austrian Bundesliga side LASK Linz on 9 January 2009.[8] Zhang would eventually find a club with Austrian Regional League side SV Horn who he joined on 20 February 2009.[9] He made his debut for the club on 27 March 2009 in a 0-0 draw against SV Mattersburg II, coming on as a substitute.[10] In the 2008-09 season, he played nine games as the club finished second within the third tier; however, he only played four games in the following season and was allowed to leave the club.[11]

Zhang then decided to join China League One side Chongqing Lifan on 22 February 2011.[12] He made his debut for the club on 27 March 2011 in 1-1 draw against Beijing Baxy. This was followed by his first goal for the club, also against Beijing, on 4 May 2011 in a 3-0 win in the 2011 Chinese FA Cup.[13]

On 10 July 2015, Zhang transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan.[14] He made his debut for the club on 20 July 2015 in a 0-0 draw against Shanghai SIPG.

On 15 June 2018, Zhang transferred to Tianjin TEDA.[15]

International careerEdit

Zhang made his debut for the Chinese national team on 27 March 2015 in a 2-2 draw against Haiti.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Statistics accurate as of match played 31 December 2019.[17]

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
Chengdu Blades 2006 China League One 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2007 0 0 - - - 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SV Horn 2008-09 Austrian Regionalliga 9 0 0 0 - - 9 0
2009-10 5 0 1 0 - - 6 0
Total 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Chongqing Lifan 2011 China League One 22 4 1 1 - - 23 5
2012 29 3 0 0 - - 29 3
2013 27 3 1 2 - - 28 5
2014 29 3 1 0 - - 30 3
2015 Chinese Super League 16 1 1 0 - - 17 1
Total 123 14 4 3 0 0 0 0 127 17
Beijing Guoan 2015 Chinese Super League 9 0 0 0 0 0 - 9 0
2016 23 1 4 2 - - 27 3
2017 20 3 0 0 - - 20 3
Total 52 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 56 6
Tianjin TEDA 2018 Chinese Super League 9 0 0 0 - - 9 0
2019 3 0 3 0 - - 6 0
Total 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 201 18 12 5 0 0 0 0 213 23

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Chongqing Lifan

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "中国三少年试训埃弗顿 三叉戟闪光进球助队完胜". sports.sina.com.cn. 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
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  5. ^ "《足球》VS张池明 感谢给我挫折的人使我更加珍惜当下". goalchina.net. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  6. ^ "波尔图两年合约赠中国小将 青年大赛中国射手扬威". sports.sina.com.cn. 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
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  10. ^ "张池明替补登场迎奥丙处子秀 霍恩客场平连续三轮不胜". sports.sina.com.cn. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
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  13. ^ "足协杯-力帆主场大显神威 3-0横扫北京八喜晋级". sports.163.com. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  14. ^ 力帆官宣张池明转会国安 at sports.sina.com 2015-07-10 Retrieved 2015-07-11
  15. ^ 泰达官方宣布张池明加盟 at sohu.com 2018-06-15 Retrieved 2018-06-15
  16. ^ 张池明完美首秀遗憾未进球 表现被认可队友忙点赞 at sina.com. 2015-03-29. Retrieved 2015-03-30. (in Chinese)
  17. ^ 张池明 at sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11
  18. ^ "CHINA LEAGUE ONE > 2014". soccerway.com. 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2019-08-05.

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