He is a tall, strong centre forward who had a prolific record in Chinese football. He is also a full international for . He is known as the Chinese David Beckham .
He arrived in Australia after being ordered to pay 2.34 million Yuan compensation to a fellow team-mate who was left a paraplegic following a car crash in which Zhang, who was driving, was only slightly injured.
Yuning Zhang repeatedly failed to make the field or bench of Roar teams under Frank Farina, and has since been released. Zhang was a pack-a-day , which didn't help his fitness and health.
*1994 Jia-A ? apps ? goals
*1995 Beijing Shougang Yi ? apps ? goals
*1996 Jia-B ? apps ? goals
*1997 Jia-B ? apps 11 goals
*1998 Jia-B ? apps 14 goals
*1999 Jia-A 23 apps 8 goals
*2000 Jia-A 17 apps 11 goals
*2001 Liaoning Jia-A 19 apps, 11 goals
*2002 Liaoning Jia-A 13 apps, 5 goals
*2003 Shanghai Shenhua Jia-A 22 apps, 13 goals
*2004 Shanghai Shenhua 10 apps, 3 goals
*2005 Shanghai Shenhua CSL 14 apps, 5 goals
*2006 Shanghai Shenhua CSL 8 apps, 1 goal
*2006-07 Queensland Roar FC 6 apps, 0 goals
*2008 Liaoning CSL