Liu Jian
刘健
Personal information
Full name Liu Jian
Date of birth (1984-08-20) 20 August 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Zibo, Shandong, China
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Qingdao
Youth career
2001–2004 Qingdao Jonoon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2013 Qingdao Jonoon 245 (38)
2014–2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 54 (4)
2018–2021 Beijing Renhe 47 (1)
2021– Qingdao 0 (0)
National team
2007–2013 China 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2020

Liu Jian (Chinese: 刘健; pinyin: Liú Jiàn; Mandarin pronunciation: [ljǒu tɕjɛ̂n]; born 20 August 1984) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Qingdao in the Chinese Super League. He also played for China national football team between 2007 and 2013 and scored over 30 caps. He normally plays as a midfielder, but can also deployed as deep lying playmaker.

Club career

Liu Jian started his football career with Qingdao Jonoon in the 2004 season. He made his debut for the club on 19 September 2004 in a 1-1 draw against Sichuan Guancheng.[1] He scored his first goal for the club on 4 December 2004 in 1-1 draw against Sichuan Guancheng. The following season, he immediately established himself as a regular for the club in the 2005 season, becoming an integral part due to his versatility.[2]

On 3 January 2014, Liu transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.[3] After months of negotiation problems between Qingdao and Guangzhou, he was finally cleared to make his debut for the club on 19 April 2014 in a 2-1 win against Shanghai Shenhua.[4]

Liu moved to Chinese Super League newcomer Beijing Renhe on 28 December 2017.[5]

International career

Liu made his debut and scored his first goal for the Chinese national team on 21 October 2007 in a 7-0 win against Myanmar.[6]

Career statistics

Club statistics

As of 31 December 2020.[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Qingdao Jonoon 2004 Chinese Super League 10 1 0 0 2 0 - - 12 1
2005 24 4 1 0 4 3 - - 29 7
2006 25 5 0 0 - - - 25 5
2007 27 8 - - - - 27 8
2008 21 6 - - - - 21 6
2009 28 0 - - - - 28 0
2010 28 7 - - - - 28 7
2011 28 3 0 0 - - - 28 3
2012 28 4 0 0 - - - 28 4
2013 26 0 2 0 - - - 28 0
Total 245 38 3 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 254 41
Guangzhou Evergrande 2014 Chinese Super League 14 1 2 0 - 2 0 0 0 18 1
2015 16 1 1 0 - 8 0 1[a] 0 26 1
2016 7 0 2 1 - 4 0 1[b] 0 14 1
2017 17 2 6 1 - 3 0 0 0 26 3
Total 54 4 11 2 0 0 17 0 2 0 84 6
Beijing Renhe 2018 Chinese Super League 16 0 0 0 - - - 16 0
2019 20 0 0 0 - - - 20 0
2020 China League One 11 1 - - - 2[c] 0 13 1
Total 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 49 1
Career total 346 43 14 2 6 3 17 0 4 0 374 48
  1. ^ Appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in Chinese FA Super Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in China League One relegation playoffs

International goals

As of 17 February 2008
Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 October 2007 Century Lotus Stadium, Foshan, China  Myanmar 4–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2. 28 October 2007 KLFA Stadium, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia  Myanmar 2–0 4–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
3. 17 February 2008 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China  South Korea 2–1 2–3 2008 East Asian Football Championship

Honours

Club

Guangzhou Evergrande

Individual

References

  1. ^ "1-1 - 比赛结果-中超数据库-搜狐". Csldata.sports.sohu.com. 2004-09-19. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  2. ^ "Liú, Jiàn". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  3. ^ 刘健正式加盟广州恒大 (Press release) (in Chinese). Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. 2014-01-03.
  4. ^ "GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE VS. SHANGHAI SHENHUA 2-1". soccerway.com. 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  5. ^ "人和官方宣布刘健加盟球队 显著提升中后场实力". Sina. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  6. ^ "China, PR Myanmar AFC Asia Qualifying 2010 - Football Lineups". football-lineups.com. 21 October 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  7. ^ "刘健". sodasoccer (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-04-18. Archived 2018-11-16 at the Wayback Machine