Wu Xi (footballer)
|Full name||Wu Xi|
|Date of birth||19 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 10.9 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Wu Xi was already part of the Chinese under-19 national team before he started his football career with Hebei Tiangong in 2008 when the club was formed and joined the third tier league. While the club only played one season within the division, Wu's development particularly with the Chinese national youth teams was impressive enough for top tier side Shanghai Shenhua to be interested in his services, who he would sign for on 17 November 2009. At the beginning of the 2010 league season, Wu would make his debut in a league game against Nanchang Bayi on 3 April 2010 in a 2-1 victory. His versatility to in numerous positions would allow him to gain significant playing time and on 17 April 2010 he would go on to score his first goal for the club against Tianjin Teda in 2-0 victory.
Before the start of the 2013 season, Wu transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Sainty. He made his debut for the club on 26 February 2013 against FC Seoul in a 2013 AFC Champions League group match where he came on as a substitute for Lu Bofei as Jiangsu lost 5-1. He would start his first game of the season on 3 March 2013 in the 2013 Chinese FA Super Cup against Guangzhou Evergrande as Jiangsu won the cup with a 2-1 win.
In 2007, Wu was considered an impressive right back and was selected for the Chinese under-19 national team and would take part in the 2008 AFC U-19 Championship. A regular within the side, he could only aid the team to a quarter-finals position after he personally missed a penalty in a penalty shoot-out against Uzbekistan. After the tournament, he would move up to the Chinese under-23 national team and then the senior squad when he made his debut for Gao Hongbo's last squad on 28 September 2011 against Laos in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match, which China won 6-1.
- "河北职业足球即将再现 石家庄天工明年有望打乙级_国内足坛-其他_NIKE新浪竞技风暴_新浪网". Sports.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- "朱骏确认国奥骁将加盟 将亮相申花与马竞签约仪式_国内足坛-甲A_NIKE新浪竞技风暴_新浪网". Sports.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- "门将程晓鹏进球创历史 南昌1-2负上海 组图 评". sports.sohu.com. 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- "泰达铁卫诡异失误送大礼 天津0-2上海 组图 评". sports.sohu.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- 舜天宣布正式签约吴曦 主教练看重其可塑能力强 (in Chinese). sports.sohu.com. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
- "Seoul vs. Jiangsu Sainty 5-1". uk.soccerway.com. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
- "Guangzhou Evergrande vs. Jiangsu Sainty 1-2". uk.soccerway.com. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
- "MATCH SUMMARY". the-afc.com. 8 Nov 2008. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
- "China PR 6-1 Laos". teamchina.freehostia.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
- Player profile at Shanghai Shenhua website
- Wu Xi at National-Football-Teams.com
- Player stats at Sohu.com