|Full name||Yu Dabao|
|Date of birth||18 April 1988|
|Place of birth||Qingdao, Shandong, China|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Attacking Midfielder|
|Current club||Dalian Aerbin|
|2007||→ Aves (loan)||9||(1)|
|2008||→ Olivais Moscavide (loan)||12||(2)|
|2009||→ Mafra (loan)||10||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Yu Dabao started his career playing for Qingdao Hailifeng in the second tier of Chinese football and was soon called up to the Chinese under-17 national team . With the under-17 side, he went to the 2004 AFC U-17 Championship and was quickly regarded as one of the best prospects in China because of his aerial and counterattacking abilities saw China win the tournament. This saw many clubs reportedly interested in the young talent including Ajax, Newcastle United, and Rangers. However, the Chinese striker decided to join Benfica on a three-year deal. In his debut match, only five days and three training sessions after he arrived in Portugal, Yu scored three goals and assisted a fourth in a junior squad Benfica match against Portimonense.
Due to Yu's strong performances for Benfica's junior squad, the striker was given the chance of training with the senior team for the preseason, and was officially added to the Benfica senior squad. Yu Dabao made his official debut with Benfica on 26 September 2007 in a Portuguese League Cup game against Estrela da Amadora, 0-0 draw with a 4-5 win on penalties, having played 90 minutes. He was then soon loaned out to second tier club Aves to gain more first team action and then third tier club Olivais Moscavide but was unable to save them from relegation as they suffered defeat in the last match of the season, for which they needed a win to survive. Speculation grew that Yu was willing to leave Benfica after his loan period at Mafra ended and by 13 May 2009 Yu revealed in a telephone interview that he was about to leave Portugal to spend the offseason holiday back in his homeland China, however he received a call from Benfica asking him to stay in Lisbon until further notice.
By February 2010, Yu's contract with Benfica had ended and he went on trial with Major League Soccer club FC Dallas, however he was unable to receive a contract with them. He moved back to China and signed a contract with Tianjin Teda before the start of the 2010 season. His move turned out to be a big success and he went on to win the 2011 Chinese FA Cup, which saw him become one of the most sought-after players in China and in the morning of 27 February 2012, it was reported that Yu transferred to reigning league champions Guangzhou Evergrande with a reported fee of ¥15 million. However, Guangzhou Evergrande withdrew from the transfer talk in the afternoon that day and he transferred to the newly promoted side Dalian Aerbin the next day.
After becoming a regular for Tianjin Teda, Yu Dabao was called up by the Chinese national football team head coach Gao Hongbo to make his senior international debut against Estonia on 18 December 2010 where he came on as a substitute in a friendly, which China won 3-0. After making several further appearances, he scored his first goal for China on 22 February 2012, in a 2-0 unofficial friendly home victory against Kuwait. Yu Dabao did not have to wait long before he gained his first official goal for China when he scored in a 3-1 victory on 29 February 2012 against Jordan in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification game.
|Season||Club||League||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|2004||Qingdao Hailifeng||China League One||8||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||8||0|
|2007–08||Aves||Liga de Honra||9||1||0||0||0||0||-||-||9||1|
|2010||Tianjin Teda||Chinese Super League||22||6||-||-||-||-||-||-||22||6|
- As of 6 September 2013 
- Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
|*||22 February 2012||Helong Stadium, Changsha, China||Kuwait||2–0||2–0||Friendly (unofficial)|
|1.||29 February 2012||Guangzhou University City Stadium, Guangzhou, China||Jordan||3–1||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||22 March 2013||Helong Stadium, Changsha, China||Iraq||1–0||1–0||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|3.||28 July 2013||Olympic Stadium, Songpa-gu, South Korea||Australia||1–0||4–3||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup|
|4.||6 September 2013||Olympic Stadium, Tianjin, China||Singapore||1–0||6–1||Friendly international|
- 姓名：于大宝(Yu Dabao) at sina.com.cn Retrieved 2012-07-16
- 本菲卡紧急召于大宝归队 中国前锋下赛季去向或有进展 at sports.sina.com.cn 2009-05-13 Retrieved 2012-07-16
- Practice Observations: Kick Start at espn.go.com 02/03/2010 Retrieved 2012-07-16
- 于大宝：加盟泰达因为想家 未来还将继续留洋梦 at sports.163.com 2010-02-28 Retrieved 2012-07-16
- 于大宝正式加盟广州恒大 at sports.163.com 2012-02-27 Retrieved 2012-07-16
- China PR - Jordan at fifa.com 29 February 2012 Retrieved 2012-07-16
- Matches of Yu Dabao
- Player biography (Chinese)
- Player profile at Sina.com.cn (Chinese)
- Player profile at Sohu.com (Chinese)
- Player profile at Zerozero (Portuguese)