Tuesday, December 18, 2007

21. Fangzhuo Dong

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Fangzhuo Dong

Fangzhuo Dong

Fangzhuo Dong

Birthdate: 23 Jan 1985
Birthplace: Dalian, China
Position: Striker
Appearances: 3
Joined United: 12 Jan 2004
United Debut: 19 May 2007 v Chelsea (A)

Dong Fangzhuo had to be patient to become the first ever Chinese player at Old Trafford. Having joined United in January 2004, he finally made his senior Reds debut in May 2007 against Chelsea.

He spent two years on loan at Royal Antwerp until he was eligible to play in England. In his first season in Belgium, he was the league's top scorer with 17 goals, and scored 35 goals in 61 games during his time at Antwerp.

There is often confusion over the spelling of his name. His surname is Dong, first name Fangzhuo, which is often spelt incorrectly as Fangzhou. In China, the family name (in this

case Dong) comes first, which often causes confusion in countries and cultures where family names appear last.

Dong pulled on the red shirt for the first time in a friendly against Hong Kong XI in July 2005 and scored in the 2-0 win. The following summer he got the winning goal in a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs during the 2006 pre-season tour of South Africa.

After much ado and a great deal of waiting from the striker, he can now concentrate on becoming a regular member of the United first team squad.

reference: http://www.manutd.com

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