Yang Zhi originally started his professional career at the second tier club Guangdong Xiongying after graduating from their youth team. He quickly established himself within the squad in his first professional season with Guangdong Xiongying by playing in 26 league games. The following season he would play in a further 22 league games for Guangdong (now renamed as Shenzhen Kejian) and help take them to 10th in the league. His performances caught the eye of Beijing Guoan and with the chance to play in the China Super League Yang Zhi transferred to them at the beginning of the 2005 league season where he once again quickly established himself as their first choice goalkeeper within the team by playing in 21 league games in his debut season. The following seasons saw him become an integral member of the team and by the 2009 league season he had aided them to win the Chinese Super League title.
After his consistent performances for Beijing Guoan he was he was called up to the Chinese national team on August 10,... Read More