Han Wenhai
韩文海
Personal information
Full name Han Wenhai
Date of birth (1971-01-28) 28 January 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth Dalian, China
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Dalian Shide 159 (0)
2001 Zhejiang Lücheng 18 (0)
2002–2004 Shenyang Ginde 53 (0)
Total 230 (0)
National team
1996–2004 China 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:28, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:28, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Han Wenhai (Chinese: 韩文海; born 28 January 1971) is a former Chinese football goalkeeper, and the current goalkeeping coach of China League Two club Shenzhen Pengcheng. The Chinese football goalkeeper Han Wenxia is his sister.

Biography

Han Wenhai began his professional football career with Dalian Shide and was one of the first goalkeepers in China to accept the guidance of British coaches to aid players achieve professionalism.[1] This would greatly help him rise to prominence during the 1996 league season when he established himself as Dalian's first-choice goalkeeper and aided the team to win the league title.[2] His performances would see him included in the Chinese squad that took part in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup where he played understudy to Ou Chuliang. This was then followed by several FIFA World Cup qualifying games, however he struggled to replace Ou as the team's goalkeeper and despite being called up to several squads he found another goalkeeper Jiang Jin pushing ahead of him for the goalkeeper position. At Dalian he remained the team's number one goalkeeper for the next several years and won three more league titles until he left at the end of the 2000 league season when he was replaced by Chen Dong.

Han Wenhai would join second tier side Zhejiang Lücheng in 2001 and would go on to play eighteen league games, however he only stayed for one season before joining top tier Shenyang Ginde at the beginning of the 2002 league season. Han stayed with Shenyang for three seasons before retiring at the end of the 2004 league season.

Honours

Club

Dalian Shide

Individual

Personal life

His sister Han Wenxia was a goalkeeper for China women's national football team.

References

  1. ^ "韩文海". Sina. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  2. ^ "China League 1996". rsssf.com. 19 Jun 2003. Retrieved 2012-07-25.