Jiang Jin
江津
Personal information
Full name Jiang Jin
Date of birth (1968-10-07) 7 October 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1999 Bayi Football Team 100 (0)
2000–2002 Tianjin Teda 44 (0)
2003–2004 Shanghai International 44 (0)
2005–2007 Shanghai Stars 56 (0)
Total 244 (0)
National team
1993–2002 China 51 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Shanghai Stars (Assistant)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jiang Jin (Chinese: 江津; pinyin: Jiāng Jīn; born October 17, 1968 in Tianjin) is a former Chinese international football goalkeeper.

He was the first-choice goalkeeper for China during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Along with his older brother Jiang Hong he also became a goalkeeper and started his career playing for Bayi Football Team before moving to Tianjin Teda, Shanghai International and Shanghai Stars. After a short stint as an assistant coach for Shanghai Stars he moved away from football. On October 17, 2010 he was detained by the police for his involvement in fixing a league game against Tianjin Teda F.C. on November 30, 2003. Subsequently he was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment on June 13, 2012.

Club career

Jiang Jin began his football career playing for Bayi Football Team during the 1987 league season and gradually established himself within the team.[1] During his time with Bayi it became a fully professional football team and despite finding it difficult to transition to professionalism, Jiang was a steady constant within the team. By the 1996 league season his consistency started to pay off when he aided Bayi to third position within the league, which led to an eventual call-up to the national team.[2] While his international career grew from strength to strength, Bayi were struggling within the league until the team were relegated at the end of the end of the 1998 league season.[3] Jiang stayed for a short period before joining Tianjin Teda where he remained for three seasons before joining the highly ambitious side Shanghai International in the 2003 league season that saw his side just miss out on the league title.[4] The next season saw him only make sixteen league appearances and being dropped from being the first choice goalkeeper.[5] This led to Jiang joining second-tier side Shanghai Stars where he was offered an assistant post as well before he retired in 2007.

International career

Jiang Jin was first called up to the senior China team in 1993; however he had to wait until October 31, 1997 before he was given his chance to make his senior debut in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Qatar in a 3-2 defeat.[6] Under Bobby Houghton Jiang was given an opportunity to establish himself as the country's first choice goalkeeper and it was during the 1998 Asian Games held in Bangkok that Jiang shone, by aiding the country to a third place finish and personally winning the “Asian best goalkeeper” award.

Match-fixing

See also: 2003–2009 Chinese football match-fixing scandals § Shanghai International vs Tianjin TEDA in 2003

On October 17, 2010, Jiang Jin was reported to have been detained by the police and was said to be involved in fixing the November 30, 2003 league game against Tianjin Teda F.C. during his stint as a player at Shanghai International. The allegations suggested that his team mate Shen Si was bribed by former Tianjin Teda general manager Yang Yifeng with a total of 12 million Yuan to lose the game and that Shen had asked team mates Jiang Jin, Qi Hong and Li Ming (1975) to help him.[7] After being arrested by the police, a lengthy wait for trial eventually saw Jiang Jin found guilty of match-fixing. He was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment on June 13, 2012 and fined 500,000 Yuan along with his associates, except for Shen Si who was given six years.[8]

Honours

As a player

Club

Bayi Football Team

Country

Individual

References

  1. ^ 江津 (in Chinese). sports.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  2. ^ "China League 1996". rsssf.com. 19 Jun 2003. Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  3. ^ "China League 1998". rsssf.com. 16 Jul 2003. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  4. ^ "China 2003". rsssf.com. 18 Apr 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  5. ^ "Player profile" (in Chinese). Sohu. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  6. ^ 中国 2-3 卡塔尔 (in Chinese). teamchina.freehostia.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  7. ^ "Shanghai stars held in soccer graft probe". shanghaidaily.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  8. ^ "Match-fixing led to stars' downfall". shanghaidaily.com. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  9. ^ "China 1990". rsssf.com. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  10. ^ "Asian Player of the Year". RSSSF. 18 January 2018.