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Sun Zheng'ao

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Full name  Sun Zheng'ao
Years  Team
Height  1.83 m
Current team  Hangzhou Greentown F.C.
Playing position  Defender
Apps  (Gls)
Number  4
Position  Defender
Date of birth  (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth  Qingdao, Shandong, China

Sun Zheng'ao (Chinese: 孙正傲; pinyin: Sūn Zhèng'ào; born 8 March 1994 in Qingdao) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Hangzhou Greentown in the China League One.


Club career

Sun joined Hangzhou Greentown youth team system from Qingdao Hainiu Football School when he was a teenager. He started his professional football career in 2011 when he was snet to China League Two club Wenzhou Provenza (Hangzhou Greentown youth team) for one year. He played 10 times in the 2011 league season. Sun was promoted to Hangzhou Greentown's first team squad by Takeshi Okada in 2012. On 26 June 2012, he made his debut in the third round of 2012 Chinese FA Cup which Hangzhou beat Shanghai Dongya 3–0. In 2012 season, he mainly played in the reserve league and made just two appearances in the FA Cup. In July 2014, Sun moved to China League One side Beijing BIT on a six-month loan deal. In February 2015, Sun was loaned to League One side Shenzhen FC for one season. He made his Super League debut on 13 August 2016 in a 3–0 home victory against Henan Jianye.

International career

Sun played for Chinese under-17 national team in the 2010 AFC U-16 Championship. He played two matches in the group stage and was sent off in the second match against United Arab Emirates. In October 2011, he was called up into China U-20 squad for 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification. Although China U-20 qualified into the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship, he was sent off in the last match against Australia with a flagrant foul, which team manager Jan Olde Riekerink considered it as a disgraceful action and said he would never call up Sun for the U-20s squad in the future. However, Riekerink took back his words and Sun received another called up for the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship. He played two matches in the championship as China were eliminated in the group stage after losing all three matches.

Career statistics

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 November 2016


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