Fan Zhiyi

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Fan Zhiyi (Chinese: 范志毅; 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 COSCO Huili, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fan Zhiyi has received more than 156,386 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Fan Zhiyi is the 5,208th most popular soccer player (down from 4,454th in 2019), the 947th most popular biography from China (down from 825th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Fan Zhiyi ranks 5,208 out of 16,880Before him are Dedé, Mohamed Elneny, Kevin Kampl, Tetsuji Hashiratani, Naoki Matsuda, and Jádson. After him are José Carlos de Almeida, Demis Nikolaidis, Michael Obiku, Petri Pasanen, Jean-Marc Ferreri, and Douglas.

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Among people born in 1969, Fan Zhiyi ranks 451Before him are Arancha González Laya, Carlos Aguilera, Bobby Deol, Anja Andersen, Tony Curran, and Fiona May. After him are Petr Kouba, Jesse James, Daniela Castro, Joe Sakic, Heather Hunter, and Lee Beom-soo.

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In China

Among people born in China, Fan Zhiyi ranks 947 out of 1,392Before him are Zhang Jike (1988), Mao Chi-kuo (1948), Xu Jinglei (1974), Yang Xinhai (1968), Liang Wudong (1959), and Gao Zhisheng (1964). After him are Deng Yaping (1973), Sun Wen (1973), Ruth Graham (1920), Liu Guoliang (1976), Liu Boming (1966), and Wang Xiaoshuai (1966).


Among soccer players born in China, Fan Zhiyi ranks 6Before him are Li Tie (1977), Jia Xiuquan (1963), Hao Haidong (1970), Zheng Zhi (1980), and Sun Jihai (1977). After him are Sun Wen (1973), Wu Lei (1991), Dong Fangzhuo (1985), Li Weifeng (1978), Gao Hongbo (1966), and Jiang Jin (1968).