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Wang Dongning

Wang Dongning
王东宁
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-04-13) April 13, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Weihai, Shandong, China
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1976–1981 Shandong FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1993 Shandong FC
1993 Happy Valley AA
1994 Shandong Taishan
1995 Shenzhen
1996 Shanghai Yuyuan
1997–1998 Qingdao Hainiu
National team
1985–1994 China 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 1, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 1, 2012

Wang Dongning (simplified Chinese: 王东宁; traditional Chinese: 王東寧; pinyin: Wáng Dōngníng; born April 13, 1961 in Weihai, Shandong) is a former Chinese international footballer who represented Shandong FC where he played as a Defender or Midfielder before having short stints at Happy Valley AA, Shenzhen and Qingdao Hainiu. While internationally he represented China in the 1984 Asian Cup and the 1994 Asian Games where he aided the team to a runners-up spot.

Playing career

Wang Dongning started his football career with the Shandong FC youth team before graduating into their senior team in 1982 where he helped guide the club to a runners-up spot at the end of the league season.[1] He was soon called up to the Chinese national team and was part of the squad that took part in the 1984 Asian Cup where china were beaten in the final to Saudi Arabia.[2] For the next several years he was a loyal player to Shandong, however he was part of the team that saw successive relegation hit the team in 1989 and the 1990 league seasons.[3] Despite this Wang stayed to help the club win promotion back into the second tier before he decided to leave the club and join Hong Kong First Division League team Happy Valley AA. His stay in Hong Kong was brief and Wang moved back to his old club Shandong in 1994 after they had renamed themselves Shandong Taishan and had returned to the top tier to become a fully professional team.[4] With his return he was also able to gain his way back into the national team and was part of the team that went to the Football at the 1994 Asian Games and helped guide China to a runners-up spot to Uzbekistan.[5] Nearing the end of his career Wang joined second-tier football club Shenzhen 1995 for a season, where he actually won the division title with them before leaving to join another second-tier club in Shanghai Yuyuan before ending his career with Qingdao Hainiu.[6]

Career statistics

International

Year Competition Apps Goal
1985 Friendly 3 0
1994 Asian Games 5 0
Total 8 0

Honours

Shandong FC

  • Chinese Jia-C League: 1991

Shenzhen

  • Chinese Jia-B League: 1995

References

  1. ^ China 1982 at rsssf.com 22 Oct 2009 Retrieved 2012-08-27
  2. ^ Asian Nations Cup 1984 at rsssf.com 21 Dec 2009 Retrieved 2012-08-27
  3. ^ China 1989 at rsssf.com 22 Oct 2009 Retrieved 2012-08-27
  4. ^ 1994:中国足球拉开竞技体育职业化大幕 at news.qq.com 2009-01-17 Retrieved 2012-08-27
  5. ^ Asian Games 1994 (Hiroshima, Japan) at rsssf.com 17 Jan 2012 Retrieved 2012-08-27
  6. ^ China League 1995 Archived March 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine at rsssf.com 19 Jun 2003 Retrieved 2012-08-27

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