Li Ming
李明
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-01-26) 26 January 1971 (age 51)
Place of birth Jinan, Shandong, China
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2005 Dalian Wanda 244 (36)
National team
1992–2004 China 86 (8)
Teams managed
2013 Dalian Aerbin (caretaker)
2015–2018 China U-20
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 7 February 2009
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 February 2009

Li Ming (Chinese: 李明; pinyin: Lǐ Míng; born 26 January 1971) is a Chinese football coach and a former international player.

As a footballer, he played as a midfielder and spent his whole career with Dalian Wanda FC where he won eight league titles and three Chinese FA Cups. His international career saw him play for the Chinese national team gathering 86 international appearances between 1992 and 2004, scoring 8 goals.[1] He represented his nation at four editions of the AFC Asian Cup, helping his team to a third-place finish in 1992, the quarter-finals in 1996, a fourth-place finish in 2000 and a second-place finish in 2004, which China hosted.

Playing career

Li Ming was born in Jinan, Shandong. Starting his football career in 1989, Li Ming would spend his entire football career with Dalian Wanda FC. He soon established himself as the club's first choice right-midfielder, however it was not until the 1994 league season that Dalian would win their first professional league title. With the help of Li Ming, the club soon established themselves as the dominant team within China for severals seasons.[2] From 1994 to 2002 Dalian would win a staggering eight league titles; Li Ming was one of the stars of the Dalian Wanda team that went the entire 1996 league season without losing a single domestic league game.[3] Li missed out on China's maiden appearance at the 2002 FIFA World Cup due to an injury during the qualification campaign.[4]

Career statistics

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 February 1997 Malaysia  Finland 2–1 Won 1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia
2. 28 February 1997 Malaysia  Zimbabwe 3–1 Won 1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia
3. 13 September 1997 Dalian, China PR  Iran 2–4 Lost 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 16 October 2000 Tripoli, Lebanon  Indonesia 4–0 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Group Stages
5. 23 October 2000 Sidon, Lebanon  Qatar 3–1 Won 2000 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-finals
6. 3 July 2004 China  Lebanon 6–0 Won Friendly
7. 21 July 2004 Beijing, China PR  Indonesia 5–0 Won 2004 AFC Asian Cup Group Stages
8. 7 August 2004 Beijing, China PR  Japan 1–3 Lost 2004 AFC Asian Cup Finals

Honours

Player

Dalian Wanda[5]

Individual

References

  1. ^ "姓名:大李明". sports.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  2. ^ "China League 1994". rsssf.com. 19 June 2003. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ "China League 1996". rsssf.com. 19 June 2003. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ FIFA.com[dead link]
  5. ^ "Li, Ming". National-football-teams.com. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "LEGENDS – GoldenFoot". Golden Foot. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Casillas admits retirement is looming following Golden Foot award". Marca. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.