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Encyclopedia > Dong Fangzhuo
Dong Fangzhuo
董方卓
Personal information
Date of birth January 23, 1985 (1985-01-23) (age 23)
Place of birth    Dalian, China
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Manchester United
Number 21
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2002
2002–2004
2004–
2004–2006
Dalian Saidelong
Dalian Shide
Manchester United
Royal Antwerp (loan)
14 (20)
08 0(0)
01 0(0)
70 (34)   
National team2
2004– China 13 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 11:05, 24 May 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 14 August 2007.
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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Dong.

Dong Fangzhuo (董方卓) (born January 23, 1985 in Dalian, China) is a Chinese football forward who plays for Manchester United and the China national football team. Personal names in Chinese culture follow a number of conventions different from those of personal names in Western cultures. ... A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or clan name (氏; pinyin: shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among overseas Chinese communities. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Dalian (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Japanese: Dairen; Russian: Далянь, Dalian or Дальний, Dalny) is the governing sub-provincial city in the eastern Liaoning Province of Northeast China. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... First international  Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913)  Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam  (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat  USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First...

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Professional career

China

Dong first came to prominence in 2000 when he was named Player of the Tournament in an U-17 football competition. He signed for Dalian Saidelong FC and helped them to finish as runners-up in the Chinese B League in 2002. This earned him selection to the Chinese U-23 national team, and a move to Dalian Shide, the most successful club team in China. Dong scored his first goal for Dalian Shide in the second match of the qualifying stages of AFC Champions League. Dalian Shide, previously named Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese Super League football club owned by Shide Group. ... The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between the champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ...


Europe

Dong signed for Manchester United from Dalian Shide in January 2004, for an initial fee of £500,000 which may eventually rise to £3,500,000 depending upon appearances.[1] He thus became the first Chinese player to sign for Manchester United. The transfer fee could potentially become a record for any Chinese football player. At the time of the signing Alex Ferguson claimed that Dong Fangzhuo has the potential to be the next Gabriel Batistuta. Dalian Shide, previously named Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese Super League football club owned by Shide Group. ... For other persons named Alex Ferguson, see Alex Ferguson (disambiguation). ... Gabriel Omar Batistuta (born 1 February 1969), nicknamed Batigol, is a former professional footballer. ...


After signing for Manchester United, he was unable to immediately play for the senior team because he was ineligible for a work permit. Due to these legal issues, Dong was immediately loaned out to get first-team experience at Royal Antwerp FC in Belgium where the employment laws were less strict. Work permit is a generic term for a legal authorization which allows a person to take employment. ... Royal Antwerp F.C. is a Belgian football club, from the city of Antwerp in Antwerp (province). ...


In his first season he scored 1 goal in 9 appearances as he began to get used to his new environment. His second season (2004-05) began promisingly as he found the net in 6 of his first 7 appearances of the season (all as substitute). However, disrupted by injury and international duty with the Chinese youth team, his form fell away in the latter half of the season as he finished with 7 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions. At the beginning of the following season, he was called up to join Manchester United on their 2005 pre-season tour of Asia and given squad number 43. He was given his unofficial debut for Manchester United in a friendly against a Hong Kong XI and capped it off with a goal in a 2-0 victory. 2007 Hong Kong League XI (those in red jersey) Hong Kong League XI is a team which represents Hong Kong to particpate in exhibitional matches, mainly Lunar New Year Cup (previously known as Carlsberg Cup) during the Chinese New Year. ...


In the 2005-06 season for Royal Antwerp, Dong impressed as he finished as the top scorer for both his team and the Belgian league with 18 goals including two hat-tricks. In 2006, he again joined Manchester United on a pre-season tour which this time was in South Africa. He scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs. Sir Alex Ferguson remarked that Dong had the "speed and physicality" to play for United and hoped that he would be eligible for Manchester United in December 2006.[2] It was reported that Dong could obtain Belgian citizenship. However this option would cause Dong to lose his Chinese citizenship and was never considered. In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... Kaizer Chiefs can refer to: Kaizer Chiefs Football Club - a South African football team Kaiser Chiefs - a music group Categories: Disambiguation ... Sir Alex Ferguson (born Alexander Chapman Ferguson, December 31, 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager, currently managing Manchester United F.C.. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for over 1000 matches. ... Flag of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) The Nationality Law of the Peoples Republic of China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó guójí fǎ) regulates citizenship in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


He began the 2006-07 season in fine form for Antwerp scoring 11 goals in 15 appearances. On 15 December 2006, almost three years after his original signing, Dong was finally given a UK work permit[3] having made enough appearances for the China national football team in the preceding two years. With his eligibility confirmed, he was recalled from Antwerp, given a new contract until 2010[4] and added to Manchester United's first-team squad on 17 January 2007. He was given squad number 21. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international  Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913)  Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam  (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat  USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Dong made his Old Trafford debut for Manchester United in a friendly charity match against Europe XI on 13 March 2007. He substituted Alan Smith at the 72nd minute in the 4-3 victory. He is a regular for Manchester United Reserves, and on 9 May 2007, Dong made his Premiership debut for United against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, partnering Ole Gunnar Solskjær up front.[5] is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other persons named Alan Smith, see Alan Smith (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Manchester United F.C. Academy. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Ole Gunnar Solskjær (born 26 February 1973 in Kristiansund, Norway) is a former Norwegian footballer who spent the vast majority of his career playing for Manchester United. ...


On 12 December 2007 Dong made his first UEFA Champions League appearance as a substitute in United's last match of the qualifying stages against AS Roma, replacing fellow striker Wayne Rooney. is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... European Cup redirects here. ... A.S. Roma (Associazione Sportiva Roma) is a Italian football club. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


National team

Dong was in the Chinese youth team that participated in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He came off the bench to play in 3 out of the 4 matches China played. The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in The Netherlands between June 10 and July 2, 2005. ...


Dong scored his first goal for the senior Chinese national team in a 4-1 loss to Switzerland in a friendly pre-2006 World Cup warm-up match. He was also part of the China squad for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification tournament. First international  Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913)  Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam  (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat  USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... The 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification was held in late 2005 and the final qualification round was held from February to November 2006 with 25 nations are participating. ...


Club career stats

Last update: 17 December 2007

Season Team Country Division League Apps League Goals Cup Apps Cup Goals
2002 Dalian Saidelong Flag of the People's Republic of China China 2 14 20 2 5
2003 Dalian Shide Flag of the People's Republic of China China 1 8 0 0 0
03/04 Royal Antwerp Flag of Belgium Belgium 1 9 1 0 0
04/05 Royal Antwerp Flag of Belgium Belgium 2 19 6 3 1
05/06 Royal Antwerp Flag of Belgium Belgium 2 28 18 1 0
06/07 Royal Antwerp Flag of Belgium Belgium 2 14 9 1 2
06/07 Manchester United Flag of England England 1 1 0 0 0
07/08 Manchester United Flag of England England 1 0 0 2 0
Total 93 54 9 8

Shanghai United F.C (Simplified Chinese: 上海联城足球俱乐部) is a football club that competes in the Chinese Super League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Dalian Shide, previously named Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese Super League football club owned by Shide Group. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... R. Antwerp F.C. - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... R. Antwerp F.C. - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... R. Antwerp F.C. - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... R. Antwerp F.C. - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Competition
1 3 June 2006 Zürich, Switzerland Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 1-4 Friendly

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Name spelling

The correct spelling of Dong's name is "Dong Fangzhuo", and not "Dong Fangzhou". The Chinese character 卓 in Pinyin is zhuó. The Pinyin zhou may refer to one of a number of different Chinese characters – 周 (zhōu), 軸 (zhóu), 肘 (zhǒu) or 宙 (zhòu). The error is commonly made by Western news agencies, such as the BBC, and even the Premier League, in the squad list before the match. Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ...


See also

First international  Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913)  Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam  (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat  USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First...

References

  1. ^ "Man Utd sign Shide striker Dong Fangzhuo", CHINAdaily, 2004-01-13. Retrieved on 2007-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Dong close to Man Utd clearance", BBC Sport, 2006-07-19. Retrieved on 2007-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Man Utd gain work permit for Dong", BBC Sport, 2006-12-16. Retrieved on 2007-02-28. 
  4. ^ "New United deal for Dong", Sky Sports, 2007-01-17. Retrieved on 2007-02-28. 
  5. ^ Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd BBC Sport, 2007-05-09. Retrieved on 2007-08-23

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