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Full name  Cao Tianbao
Name  Cao Tianbao
Playing position  Second striker
Role  Football player

Number  18
Height  1.85 m
Years  Team
Current team  Meizhou Kejia F.C.
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Date of birth  (1982-04-03) 3 April 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth  Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Cao Tianbao (Chinese: 曹添堡; pinyin: Cáo Tiānbǎo; born 3 April 1982 in Shenyang) is a Chinese football striker.He currently plays for Chengdu Qianbao in the China League Two.


Club career

Cao Tianbao started his professional football career with Changchun Yatai in 2001 after he graduated from their youth team. He gradually established himself within the Changchun squad as they fought for promotion to the top tier, eventually achieving this in the 2005 league season when they came second in the league. Playing in the top tier, Cao found it difficult to start many games since the club brought in Elvis Scott and then Guillaume Dah Zadi as their main strikers within the club, nevertheless Cao found his role within the team as a prolific goalscorer coming off the bench and go on to win the league title in the 2007 season with the club. It was only with the introduction of Li Shubin as the team's new manager did Cao Tianbao actually establish himself as the clubs first-choice second striker within the team and help guide the club to a runners-up position at the end of the 2009 Chinese Super League season. When the club brought in Shen Xiangfu as their next manager, Cao found himself dropped from the starting line-up once more; however, this time when used as a substitute he wasn't able to find his goal scoring touch and was allowed to leave for second-tier club Shenzhen Phoenix at the beginning of the 2011 league season. At the club, he was reunited with Li Shubin and was given the number 14 shirt once again. He was released by Changchun at the end of 2014 season.

In July 2015,Cao transferred to China League Two side Meizhou Wuhua. In March 2016, Cao transferred to fellow China League Two side Shenzhen Renren. On 23 February 2017, Cao transferred to Chengdu Qianbao.

International career

Cao was called up for the first time to the Chinese national team by his former coach Gao Hongbo who gave Cao his international debut in a friendly against Iran in a 1-0 win on 1 June 2009.


Changchun Yatai

  • Chinese Super League: 2007
  • Chinese Jia-B League: 2003
  • Meizhou Kejia

  • China League Two: 2015
  • References

    Cao Tianbao Wikipedia

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