Ai Zhibo

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Ai Zhibo
艾志波
Personal information
Full name Ai Zhibo
Date of birth (1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Wuhan, China
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Zall
Number 4
Youth career
2000 Wuhan Hongjinlong
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Wuhan Hongjinlong 47 (0)
2009–2010 Changchun Yatai 4 (1)
2010Jiangsu Sainty (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2014 Jiangsu Sainty 39 (0)
2014– Wuhan Zall 98 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2018

Ai Zhibo (Chinese: 艾志波; pinyin: Ài Zhìbō) (born 29 October 1982) is a Chinese football player who currently plays as a defender for Wuhan Zall in the Chinese Super League.

Club career[edit]

Ai Zhibo played for Wuhan Hongjinlong for several seasons after graduating from their youth system in the 2001 league season.[1] During his time at Wuhan he was often used as a squad player within the team, however despite this he was able to play his part in the team's promotion in winning the second tier league title in 2004. The following season would see him play his part in helping the team establish themselves within the Chinese Super League by aiding them to a fifth-place finish. After several seasons within the top tier Wuhan had a difficult 2008 season which saw them relegated and then controversially dissolved as a football club.[2]

Without a football club, Ai Zhibo would be allowed to leave for Changchun Yatai at the beginning of the 2009 Chinese Super League season.[1] He would go on to make his club debut on March 28, 2009 against Jiangsu Sainty F.C. in a 1-0 victory coming on as a late substitute.[3] Once again Ai Zhibo was used as a squad player within the team and only made four appearances within his debut season. Things at Changchun did not improve the following season especially with the introduction of Shen Xiangfu coming in as manager who dropped him from the first team. Ai Zhibo would have to wait during the 2010 summer transfer before another top tier side Jiangsu Sainty took him on loan and reunited him with his former manager at Wuhan, Pei Encai.

On 15 July 2014, Ai transferred to China League One side Wuhan Zall, a team formed as a Phoenix club to Wuhan Hongjinlong.[4] While Ai joined the club halfway through the season he quickly established himself as a vital member of the team and saw the club miss out on promotion to the Chinese Super League on goal difference.[5] After several seasons with the club Ai was finally able to win promotion with the club when Wuhan Zall won to the 2018 China League One division.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 3 November 2018.[7]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Super Cup Total
2001 Wuhan Hongjinlong Jia B League 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
2002 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
2003 3 0 0 - - - 3 0
2004 China League One 4 0 0 - - - 4 0
2005 Chinese Super League 10 0 0 1 0 - - 11 0
2006 4 0 0 - - - 4 0
2007 13 0 - - - - 13 0
2008 13 0 - - - - 13 0
2009 Changchun Yatai 4 1 - - - - 4 1
2010 0 0 - - 1 0 - 1 0
Jiangsu Sainty (loan) 8 0 - - - - 8 0
2011 Jiangsu Sainty 7 0 0 0 - - - 7 0
2012 18 0 0 0 - - - 18 0
2013 12 0 2 0 - 2 0 1 0 17 0
2014 2 0 0 0 - - - 2 0
2014 Wuhan Zall China League One 15 4 0 0 - - - 15 4
2015 20 0 0 0 - - - 20 0
2016 18 2 0 0 - - - 18 2
2017 21 1 0 0 - - - 21 1
2018 24 3 1 1 - - - 25 4
Total China PR 196 11 3 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 204 12

Honours[edit]

Wuhan Hongjinlong

Jiangsu Sainty

Wuhan Zall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "前武汉铁卫艾志波加盟长春 他曾深受沈祥福常识". Sports.sina.com.cn. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
  2. ^ "Wuhan ejected from soccer league". English.people.com.cn. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
  3. ^ "比赛结果 江苏舜天0-1长春亚泰". Csldata.sports.sohu.com. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
  4. ^ 舜天后卫转会中甲 艾志波加盟卓尔身披4号战袍 at sohu.com 2014-07-15 Retrieved 2014-07-16
  5. ^ "2014赛季中甲第30轮后积分榜". sports.sohu.com. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  6. ^ "2018中甲联赛积分榜". sports.sina.com.cn. 2018-11-03. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  7. ^ 艾志波 at sodasoccer Retrieved 2018-11-03 (in Chinese)
  8. ^ "榜首两强双双平 冠军悬念留至末轮--33轮积分榜". sports.sohu.com. 2004-11-20. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  9. ^ "2018中甲联赛积分榜". sports.sina.cn. 2018-11-03. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wu Yan
Wuhan Zall F.C. captain
2015
Succeeded by
Yao Hanlin