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Fan Xiaodong

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Full name  Fan Xiaodong
Current team  Hangzhou Greentown
Playing position  Midfielder

Height  1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Place of birth  Zibo, China
Name  Fan Xiaodong
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Date of birth  (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 28)

Fan Xiaodong (Chinese: 范晓冬; born on March 2, 1987) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Changchun Yatai as a midfielder in the Chinese Super League.

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Shenzhen Jianlibao

Fan Xiaodong started his professional football career when he joined Chinese Super League team Shenzhen Jianlibao in the 2005 league season. He would have to wait until the 2006 league season before he would make his league debut against Inter Xian on July 12, 2006 in a 2–2 draw, coming on as a second-half substitute. Gradually establishing himself throughout the season he would eventually play in 4 league games for Shenzhen, however it was in the 2007 Chinese Super League season that Fan Xiaodong establish himself as prominent member of the Shenzhen team by playing in 21 league games and help them avoid relegation. Being one of the few bright aspects in what was a disappointing season for Shenzhen, Fan Xiaodong was allowed to continue and develop for Shenzhen in the following season by playing in a further 21 league games whilst also scoring his first goal against Changchun Yatai on November 2, 2008 in a 4–2 defeat.

Hangzhou Greentown

Fan Xiaodong joined Hangzhou Greentown together with Zhang Ye at the beginning of the 2009 Chinese Super League season. He would make his debut against Qingdao Jonoon on March 22, 2009 in a 2–1 win in Hangzhou's first game of the season. Throughout the season Fan would be used as a squad player as the club struggled within the league and finished within the relegation zone, however they were given a reprieve along with Chongqing Lifan after it was discovered that Chengdu Blades and Guangzhou F.C. had fixed matches and were relegated instead as punishment. Fan would soon gain more playing time and score his first goal for his club on April 10, 2010 in a league game against Shanghai Shenhua where Hangzhou lost 2–1. By the end of the season Hangzhou came fourth within the league and qualified for the 2011 AFC Champions League for the first time where he played in all six games as they were knocked out in the group stages.

Changchun Yatai

On 5 January 2016, Fan moved to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai on a five-year contract. He made his debut for Changchun on 6 March 2016 in the first league match of the season against his former club Hangzhou Greentown. He scored his first goal for Changchun on 16 September 2016 in a 3–1 victory against Guangzhou R&F. Fan scored another goal on 16 October 2016 in a 2–1 win against Beijing Guoan. He scored two goals in all thirty matches in the 2016 season and secured Changchun's stay in the top flight for the next season.

International career

On 10 January 2017, Fan made his debut for Chinese national team in the 2017 China Cup against Iceland.

References

Fan Xiaodong Wikipedia