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Are Fenerbahce really interested in the new rising star of China?

by WoV

One of the rumors these days is that Fenerbahce threw an eye on the very talented Chinese star Yingying Li.

Yingying Li

Yingying Li

Honestly, that is not surprising if we know that Yingying Li turned 18 years in February and she was the top scorer in the Chinese volleyball league.

After Zhu Ting we don’t remember that some Chinese player drew the attention to herself like Yingying. Especially now when she has the full right to compete in a foreign volleyball league all around the world. In which one? We will see during the transfer period!

But before that, let’s say something about this talented player. 

As we mentioned she has only 18 years and she already became the member of the Chinese A team. She is 192 cm tall and many already call her: “volleyball genius” or “New Zhu Ting”.

In the previous season in the domestic league, she was the best scorer of the whole China. Her team Tianjin won the 11th title and she scored 804 points. Li won 719 points from attack, 31 from the block and 54 from the serve.

Did you know that Yingying scored 43 points in the last match in the championship? Yes, 43 points! But that is not the best score which she made in her career. Li made 45 points against Shanghai in December 2017 when she broke the record of 43 points kept by Zhu Ting.

Also, very interesting information is that Yingying was even better than the famous Korean star  Kim Yeon-Koung who was the second-best scorer. The difference was 231 points between these two players.

In the next transfer period, Li will be an interesting target for many coaches, clubs and managers, and only she knows where she will continue her career!

Bravo Yingying! 


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Xu Uyiln April 6, 2018 - 8:03 pm

She should go to Vakifbank. Her with Zhu will a deadly duo.

cai April 7, 2018 - 8:19 am

Re: @Xu Uyiln That will be interesting. Hopefully dream comes true

Tian Ho April 7, 2018 - 1:31 am

Such a talent needs to be showcase to the world other than her country. She needs to go outside of China and play in top leagues to gain experiences and learn / improve from great players of other countries. Also for her own personal growth.

vanoh April 7, 2018 - 5:24 am

It is not time to go abroad. She is not all-round player. Her reception is not good. Her spike is fast, powerful and accurate but jumping height is low. I am much doubtful whether her attacking is workable against world class middle blockers. She needs to improve skills for reception, serve etc before go to foreign big club.

Xu April 9, 2018 - 3:48 am

Re: @vanoh
She`s a OPP, she does not need to receive just like Egonu and Boskovic, they only attack and dot not pass. In the Chinese league there`s a bunch of World Class Middles such as Yuan and Yan Ni. If she can play against Yuan she can play against any other Middle in the World.

bing lau April 7, 2018 - 1:58 pm

But two things you should know : 1. She is a attacker, But play like opposite, Don’t doing any receiver job. 2. Zhu 43 points, 68 spikes 39 points,
57.4%, 2 blocks + 2 serves. Li Y Y 45 Points, 79 spikes 41 points 52%, 2 blocks + 2 serves. Li get 2 more points than Zhu, But she spike more 11

ali erler April 8, 2018 - 6:20 pm

vakıfbank does not need chinese player. It already has 18 years old turkish national Ebrar Karakurt, 194 cm tall, very skilled spiker. yet fenerbahce needs a new Kim.

Ni Siao April 8, 2018 - 8:24 pm

Re: @ali erler
Any team that has aspiration to win any championship will want or try to hire talented player irrespective of ethnicity.

rivers April 9, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Re: @Ni Siao any league that desires only one team to become unbeatable like Volero Zurich situation Switzerland should know it will only lead to its own stagnation. Vakifbank is already too strong and even if they aren’t that strong, Li Yingying is not the rightful player for them. They need an outside hitter to replace Gozde after her retirement and unfortunate fact is Turkey doesn’t have that many OHs as strong as Gozde. They would probably need to buy players like Gabi, Bricio or extend Robinson as an OH.

Xiulok April 20, 2018 - 2:49 am

Re: @ali erler
Ebrar Karakurt will never be a starter, she will be a backup her whole life just like Polen and Hande.

vanoh April 9, 2018 - 11:04 am

There are several prospect young female volleyball players in the world. Paola Egonu (Novara), Isabelle Haak (Scandicci), Melissa Vargas (Dinamo Moscow), Li Yingying (Tianjin),
Ebrar Karakurt (Vakifbank)..Right now nobody knows who will be super star like Zhu Ting, Kyk & Boskovici.


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