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Zhou Haibin
Personal information
Date of birth July 19, 1985 (1985-07-19) (age 24)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Shandong Luneng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Shandong Luneng 129 (18)
2009 PSV Eindhoven 0 (0)
2010– Shandong Luneng
National team
2003– China 37 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 2010
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou.

Zhou Haibin (simplified Chinese: 周海滨traditional Chinese: 周海濱pinyin: Zhōu Hǎibīn; born 19 July 1985 in Dalian, Liaoning) is a Chinese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Shandong Luneng.

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Early life

In October 1999 at 14 years of age, Zhou Haibin enrolled into the Shandong Luneng Soccer School.

Career

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Shandong Luneng Taishan

He broke into the Shandong Luneng first team in the second half of the 2002-2003 season, and has been a regular for the Shandong side ever since. Haibin scored his first goal for the club in July 31, 2003 in a league game with Shenyang Jinde. He has featured regularly with Shandong Luneng Taishan since 2003 and is considered one of their star players.

In SLT Zhou totally got 21 goals as a defending midfielder ,18 in the league, one in the China FA Cup, one in the AFC Champions League and one in the A3 Champions Cup.

PSV Eindhoven

Zhou joined PSV Eindhoven in February 2009 on a free transfer from Shandong Luneng.[1] There were some issues however between PSV and the KNVB on one side and the Chinese Football Association, the latter having the right to hold released players for 30 more months.[2]

On February 7, 2009, PSV Eindhoven officially confirmed the capture of Zhou Haibin on a free transfer on their official website. He signed a one year deal with an option for a further 2 and half year contract extension, and is available to play for PSV immediately.[3] On October 7, 2009, PSV manager Fred Rutten announced in an interview with AD that the club would not extend Zhou's contract at the end of the current deal,[4] and he was officially released on December 28.[5]

Shandong Luneng Taishan

On January 10, 2010, Zhou returned to his homeland by signing with Shangdong Luneng again.

International career

He the National A Championship and National U17 Youth Championship that year. He was called up to the China U16 Youth team in 2000, and won the National U17 Youth Championship again in 2001[6]. On June 1, 2004, he became the youngest player ever to score for the national team of China in a friendly with Hungary. The previous record holder was Sun Jihai.

Background

Position

Zhou Haibin is a defensive midfielder. He plays best in the center of the midfield as a defensive midfielder, but can also play on the right, or as a playmaker. Zhou's greatest asset is his composure with the ball and maturity on the field [7]. He broke into China's senior national team at only 21 years of age and represented his nation in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. He is described by PSV Eindhoven's technical manager Adrie van Kraay as a real "European player"[8].

Popularity

Zhou is somewhat of an idol in his native country China. Having emerged from their youth academy, Zhou has been a fan favorite for Shandong Luneng Taishan although some fans have shown discontent at the way he left the club for PSV Eindhoven. Zhou has often been touted as one of the best young talents in China, and a future star for the national squad.

Management

The agents for Zhou are a Dutch FIFA Agent and Romain Woo. They are also the management team of famous Chinese international,Sun Xiang.

Honours

Shandong Luneng Taishan

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League Chinese FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2003 Shandong Luneng Chinese Jia-A League 21 1 ? ? - -
2004 Chinese Super League 15 5 ? ? ? ? -
2005 23 4 ? ? ? ? ? ?
2006 22 3 ? ? - -
2007 26 2 - - ? ?
2008 21 3 - - - 21 3
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2008/09 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
2009/10 -

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