Wu Lei

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Wu Lei
武磊
Personal information
Full name Wu Lei
Date of birth (1991-11-19) 19 November 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Shanghai East Asia
Number 7
Youth career
2003-2005 Genbao Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006- Shanghai East Asia 157 (67)
National team
2007-2008 China U-17 8 (7)
2009-2010 China U-20 9 (11)
2010- China 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 April 2014

Wu Lei (Chinese: 武磊; pinyin: Wǔ Lěi; born 19 November 1991 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Shanghai East Asia in the Chinese Super League. He also currently holds the record for being the youngest person to have played in a professional Chinese football match aged just 14 years and 287 days.

Club career[edit]

Wu Lei would begin his professional football playing career for third tier football club Shanghai East Asia in a league game on 2 September 2006 against Yunnan Lijiang Dongba in a 5-3 defeat, making him the youngest player to play professional Chinese football aged 14 years and 287 days.[1] He would go on to see Shanghai East Asia win the third tier title and promotion to the second tier at the end of the 2007 league season. On 30 August 2008, he would go on to score his first goal against Qingdao Hailifeng in a league game that Shanghai East Asia won 2-0. This made him the second youngest goalscorer in Chinese football league aged 16 years and 289 days, just 47 days behind Cao Yunding's record.[2]

On 2 June 2013, Wu scored a hat trick in a match which Shanghai East Asia beat Shanghai Shenxin 6–1 and became the second youngest player to score a hat trick in the Chinese top flight.[3] He scored his second hat trick of the season in a 3-2 win against Tianjin Teda on 18 August 2013. He scored his third hat trick of the season in a 6-1 win against Qingdao Jonoon on 27 September 2013.

International career[edit]

Wu was called up to the Chinese under-20 national team in 2009 and scored nine goals in five matches during the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification matches.[4] His impressive goalscoring performances would see included in the Chinese national football team that took part in the 2010 East Asian Football Championship where he was tried out for a game against Hong Kong on 14 February 2010 in a 2–0 win, which also saw China win the tournament.[5] Several months later, Wu would return to the under-20 national team squad for the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship and would play in four games and score two goals while he aided China to a quarter-finals position at the end of the tournament.

International goals[edit]

As of 15 November 2013 Ref
Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 July 2013 Olympic Stadium, Songpa-gu, South Korea  Australia 4–1 4–3 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
2. 15 November 2013 Shaanxi Province Stadium, Xi'an, China  Indonesia 1–0 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifier

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shanghai East Asia 2006 3 - - - -
Shanghai East Asia 2007 3 - - - -
Shanghai East Asia 2008 2 24 4 - - - - 24 4
Shanghai East Asia 2009 2 22 6 - - - - 22 6
Shanghai East Asia 2010 2 23 10 - - - - 23 10
Shanghai East Asia 2011 2 25 12 2 0 - - 27 12
Shanghai East Asia 2012 2 30 17 0 0 - - 30 17
Shanghai East Asia 2013 1 27 15 0 0 - - 27 15
Shanghai East Asia 2014 1 6 3 0 0 - - 6 3
Totals 157 67 2 0 0 0 159 67

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shanghai East Asia

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 乙级也有上海德比:武磊上场创纪录 东亚遗憾负东巴 at sports.sina.com.cn 2006-09-03 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  2. ^ 东亚小将刷新联赛纪录 中国马拉多纳前途无量 at sports.qq.com 2008-09-02 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  3. ^ 上海德比爆大冷 武磊成中超最年轻帽子戏法球员 at sports.163.com 2013-06-03 Retrieved 2013-06-04
  4. ^ 亚足联盛赞国青惊艳表现 称宿家军表现能得满分 at news.xinmin.cn 2009-11-12 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  5. ^ Score Sheet(PDF) - EAFF : EAST ASIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION at eaff.com February 14, 2010 Retrieved 2012-09-08

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