In 18 years, 18 years old; on the 18th, 18 minutes, the representative of Luneng 85 generation, Zhou Haibin with a baby face retired.
In 2002, he entered Luneng's first team. In 2019, he retired from Luneng for 18 years.
At the age of 18, he scored in A A and was selected for the national team, becoming the youngest national football player at the time.
The size 18, 1,700 words he wore in his peak years, was released at 10:18.
"Zhou Haibin is a very smart person", this is what many people said of him many years ago.
This may also be a trait that many midfield commanders must possess. Their personalities seem to be different. For example, Zhou Haibin is very cheerful, Hao Junmin looks very good, but behind the different personalities, they are all smart heart.
When other players are rushing forward, Zhou Haibin always makes a long pass dozens of meters away to send the ball to his teammates. When other players are desperate, Zhou Haibin pays more attention to the choice of position.
Many years ago, Luneng midfielder used the diamond position. At that time, Zhou Haibin was the main defensive midfielder. The outside world questioned Tuba’s use of the defensive ability as a single midfielder. The fact is that Zhou Haibin’s fight. The ability and desperate attitude looked really inferior to Cui Peng.
Zhou Haibin's speed is not fast, which makes him sometimes weak in one-on-one defense, but he has played in the single midfielder for many, many years.
After the 2005 National Games finals, Tuba asked Zhou Haibin and Cui Peng to sit back to the team in a hard sleeper overnight, and then play Guoan the next night. Zhou Haibin started the game and scored.
Zhou Haibin is not only good at organizing, but his ability to read the game also surpasses most Chinese players.
This ability to read the game allowed him to have more predictions in defense. Later, Zheng Zhi and Hao Junmin played as a midfielder, not relying on personal defense ability, but more on the ability to read the game, which can kill most of them. risks of.
Zhou Haibin was called "the Chinese player most like a European player" when he debuted. This is also a recognition of his ability and awareness of reading games.
He has always been very smart outside the stadium. In the past many years, his image has always been very sunny, but in fact, he is not a player who is willing to talk unless he is very familiar and trusted by the media.
He left Luneng twice, but was able to return to Luneng both times, especially the second time he left and returned until he retired, which is also very rare in the history of Luneng under the control of state-owned enterprises.
Moreover, when he left for the first time, he also angered Luneng management.
In a sense, a smart mind will bring an independent personality, and this also makes Zhou Haibin one of the representatives of the "Bosman Act" in Chinese football.
In those years, there were many players who tried to leave the Super League to study abroad. Some players were recognized by the club and successfully embarked on the journey of studying abroad. Some players did not get the recognition of the club and finally had to choose to stay.
Zhou Haibin was not recognized by the club, but he resolutely embarked on the road of studying abroad.
Luneng fans at that time were very upset, because during the season preparations, Luneng’s midfield commander suddenly left, especially when Luneng’s strength had begun to decline. Zhou Haibin’s departure made Luneng even worse, so that year Luneng League. Poor record, worse record in the AFC Champions League, and even made a lot of jokes. For this reason, many fans also blamed Zhou Haibin, thinking that if Zhou Haibin were there, Luneng would not be like that that year.
The idea of Luneng fans naturally makes sense, but what is wrong with pursuing dreams?
"At that time, my departure made Luneng fans very disappointed, and I wanted to say sorry to them. But personally, although studying abroad was unsuccessful, I did not regret it at all. I finally saw the real European football in Holland. What is it like? I don’t experience it personally. I can’t feel it by watching TV alone. It was also at that time that I really knew the gap between Chinese football and European football. Training rhythm and confrontation intensity are completely different things. The way players treat themselves and their performance. The state and attitude that came out are completely different."
At that time, it was said that Luneng had prepared to take extreme measures to prevent Zhou Haibin from studying abroad, but in the end, Luneng gave up the means of preventing and chose to default Zhou Haibin to study abroad.
Zhou Haibin, who has seen the world, returned to Luneng a year later. He contributed 5 goals and 7 assists in the season to help Luneng win the last Chinese Super League championship. You must know that he did not play a game in the Eredivisie in 2009.
"People’s dreams can’t just stay in their dreams, they must be chased. If there is no experience of going abroad, I might have retired at the age of 30. After studying abroad, I want to show what I have learned even more. Power."
Including Zhou Haibin's second departure was also related to his character, because he felt that he was no longer fully trusted and valued. Under such circumstances, he chose to leave.
In those years, many players went out, but many of them had torn their faces. They also promised that they would return to their original team after returning to China, but only Zhou Haibin did it.
"Studying abroad is my persistent dream. Returning to Luneng is about feelings. Luneng nurtured me."
In 2013, Zhou Haibin bid farewell to Luneng again. He said that he did not feel valued and trusted at that time.
That time, he joined Tianjin TEDA, a friendly club of Luneng. At this point, he did not fight the team anymore and agreed to the club's arrangements.
This was actually a very humane breakup. Luneng didn't set up any obstacles for him. Zhou Haibin also took care of Luneng's feelings and laid the groundwork for his return four years later.
In the 2017 season, Zhou Haibin returned to Luneng. The following three years were his quiet three years. His appearances were 10, 13 and 16 times. Among them, he performed the best in the 2019 season, scoring 2 goals and 1 in the league. Assists, a key knockout in the AFC and Evergrande, he scored again and became the oldest player in Luneng's history to score in the AFC.
Twenty-two years ago, when he first joined Luneng at the age of 13, he might not have thought that his fate with Luneng was so ingenious. He went around and went back to the original starting point.
In 1998, Luneng took over Shandong football, Zhou Haibin joined Luneng in the same year; in 2002, when Luneng began to seek a glorious road, Zhou Haibin was selected as the first team; from 2004 to 2008, Zhou Haibin, who has become Luneng’s main force, helped Luneng win 2 league championships and 2 One Football Association Cup champion and one Chinese Super Cup champion; in 2010, Zhou Haibin, who returned from overseas, helped Luneng win the championship again; from 2011 to 2016, Luneng's ups and downs, Zhou Haibin also experienced troughs and run away; from 2017 to 2019, Luneng was stable In the past three years, Zhou Haibin spent the last three years of his stable career at Luneng.
1998年，鲁能接管了山东足球，同年，周海滨加入了鲁能。 2002年，鲁能开始走光荣路时，周海滨被选为一线队。从2004年到2008年，成为鲁能的主力军的周海滨，帮助鲁能赢得了2个联赛冠军，2个足协杯冠军和1个中国超级杯冠军。 2010年，从海外归来的周海滨又帮助鲁能再次获得了冠军。从2011年到2016年，鲁能的风风雨雨，周海滨也经历了低谷而逃走；从2017年到2019年，鲁能保持稳定在过去三年中，周海滨在鲁能度过了稳定的职业生涯的最后三年。
"Starting from Luneng and ending at Luneng, this is the perfect curtain call for my career."
The new crown epidemic is improving, and the domestic league semi-final is about to come, but he could not wait.
He said that the most regrettable thing is that he failed to help Luneng win another championship before retiring.
After turning around, Zhou Haibin will start a new life at Luneng. He will serve as a coach at Luneng, but the specific position remains to be disclosed.
He will still help Luneng's young people, just as he has helped rising stars like Yao Junsheng, Liu Junshuai and Liu Yang in the past three years.