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Fan Zhiyi

Personal information
Place of birthYangpu, Shanghai, China
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionCenter Back
Club information
Current clubShanghai East Asia

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Fan Zhiyi ( ; born January 22, 1970 in Yangpu, Shanghai) is a former professional football player from the People's Republic of China. A folk hero and football icon in his native country he was considered a trailblazer when he moved to English club Crystal Palace to become the first Chinese person to do so. Internationally he would go on to play in China's first World Cup when he played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He has gone on to become a manager and is currently the Head coach of Shanghai East Asia.

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