Fan Zhiyi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Fan Zhiyi

Chinese footballer

Date of Birth: 22-Jan-1970

Place of Birth: Shanghai, China

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: China

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Fan Zhiyi

  • Fan Zhiyi (Chinese: ???; pinyin: Fàn Zhìyì; born 6 November 1969) is a Chinese coach and former international footballer.
  • He played as a defender for Shanghai Shenhua, Crystal Palace, Dundee, Shanghai International, Cardiff City, Buler Rangers and Shanghai Zobon He was considered a trailblazer in his native homeland when Sun Jihai and he became the first two Chinese footballers to play in the English leagues, joining Crystal Palace in 1998.
  • Internationally, he would go on to play with the Chinese national team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
  • He has since gone on to become a football coach and had his first stint as manager at Shanghai East Asia.

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