Zhang Yuning (simplified Chinese: 张玉宁; traditional Chinese: 張玉寧; pinyin: Zhāng Yùníng; born 5 January 1997) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Vitesse in the Eredivisie.
Zhang Yuning started his football career when he joined Hangzhou Greentown's youth academy in 2008. Due to several good performances for the academy, he was called up to the Chinese national under-17 team for the 2012 AFC U-16 Championship and scored two goals in three matches during the tournament. During the 2015 season, he was promoted to the club's first team, making his debut and scoring his first goal for the club on 13 May 2015 in a 1-1 draw against Wuhan Hongxing in the 2015 Chinese FA Cup.
On 1 July 2015, Zhang transferred to Eredivisie side Vitesse, signing a two-year contract with the club. He made his debut for the club on 13 February 2016 in a 3-0 win against SC Heerenveen. He scored his first goal for the club on 6 March 2016 in a 2-1 win against Roda JC. He scored his second goal of the season on 8 May 2016 in a 2-2 draw against Twente.
Zhang made his debut for the Chinese national team on 3 June 2016 in a 4-2 win against Trinidad and Tobago, scoring twice and assisting a goal.
- As of 3 June 2016
- Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
|1.||3 June 2016||Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Qinhuangdao, China||Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||4–2||Friendly international|
- As of 15 January 2017
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|China||League||FA Cup||CSL Cup||Asia||Total|
|2015||Hangzhou Greentown||Chinese Super League||0||0||1||1||-||-||1||1|
|Netherlands||League||KNVB Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
Zhang comes from a devout Christian family and has stated that Kaká is his footballing role model.