China national under-20 football team

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China U-20
Association Chinese Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Germany Lars Isecke
FIFA code CHN
First colours
Second colours

The China national under-20 football team, also known as the China Youth Team (中青队), represents the People's Republic of China in international football competitions in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the AFC Youth Championship, as well as any other under-20 international football tournaments. It is governed by the Chinese Football Association (CFA).

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 1985
Runners-up (3): 1982, 1996, 2004
Third-places (2): 1966, 2000
Winners (1): 2005
Third-places (2): 1993, 1997

Competition history[edit]

FIFA World Youth Championship / FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

Year Result Pos P W D L F A
1977 to 1981 DNE
Mexico 1983 First round 12 3 1 0 2 5 8
Soviet Union 1985 Quarter-finalist 7 4 2 0 2 5 5
1987 to 1995 DNQ
Malaysia 1997 First round 18 3 0 2 1 2 3
1999 DNQ
Argentina 2001 Last 16 15 4 1 1 2 2 3
2003 DNQ
Netherlands 2005 Last 16 10 4 3 0 1 11 7
2007 to 2017 DNQ
Total - - 18 7 3 8 25 26

* DNE = Did not enter; DNQ = Did not qualify; Pos = Position; P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against.
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC U-19 Championship[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
1959 to 1974 DNP
Philippines 1966 [note 1] DNP
Kuwait 1975 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 6 3
Thailand 1976 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 7 8
Iran 1977 DNP
Bangladesh 1978 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
Thailand 1980 DNQ
Thailand 1982 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 4 3
United Arab Emirates 1985 Champions 3 2 1 0 5 3
Saudi Arabia 1986 DNQ
Qatar 1988 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 9
1990 to 1994 DNQ
South Korea 1996 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 16 9
Thailand 1998 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 7 8
Iran 2000 3rd Place 6 3 2 1 7 5
Qatar 2002 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 7 10
Malaysia 2004 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 10 3
India 2006 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 5 3
Saudi Arabia 2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 2 0 9 1
China 2010 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 6 4
United Arab Emirates 2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 5
Myanmar 2014 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 5 6
Bahrain 2016 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 3
Total 69 29 18 22 102 87
  • DNP : Did Not Participate
  • DNQ : Did Not Qualify

Recent matches[edit]

The Qualification Stage of 2016 AFC U-19 Championship.

Squad[edit]

Current coaches[edit]

Head Coach Germany Lars Isecke
Team Manager China Zheng Chaoyong
Assistant coaches China Wang Xuedong
China Huang Chuanhong
Goalkeeper coach China Fu Bin
Team physician China Tang Dingjian

Current Squad[edit]

Name Date of Birth (Age) Club
Goalkeepers
Li Weijie (2000-03-31) 31 March 2000 (age 17) China Guangzhou Evergrande
Zhang Yan(张岩) (1997-03-30) 30 March 1997 (age 20) China Beijing Guoan
Li Zheng(李铮) (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 20) China Tianjin Teda F.C.
Shi Xiaodong (施晓东) (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 20) China Shanghai SIPG
Defenders
Zhang Hongjiang (张宏疆) (1997-06-13) 13 June 1997 (age 19) Portugal Gondomar S.C.
Wang Xianjun (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 (age 16) China Dalian Yifang F.C.
Sun Longxiang (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 17) China Henan Jianye F.C.
Meng Zhen (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 17) China Jiangsu Suning F.C.
Zhao Jianfei (赵建飞) (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 18) China Shandong Luneng
Midfielders
Liu Ruofan (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 18) China Shanghai Shenhua F.C.
Feng Boxuan(冯博轩) (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 20) Portugal S.C.U. Torreense
Yan Dinghao(严鼎皓) (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 19) Portugal FC Porto Juniors
Lin Liangming (林良铭) (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 19) Spain Real Madrid Castilla
Gao Huaze (高华泽) (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 19) China Hangzhou Greentown
Xu Tianyuan (徐天沅) (1997-05-08) 8 May 1997 (age 19) Spain Rayo Vallecano B
Zhang Hui (2000-10-08) 8 October 2000 (age 16) China Hebei China Fortune
Huang Zichang(黄紫昌) China Jiangsu Suning F.C.
Strikers
Zhang Yuning (张玉宁) (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 20) Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem
Shan Huanhuan(单欢欢) (1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 18) China Beijing Guoan F.C.
Guo Tianyu (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 18) China Shandong Luneng

List of head coaches[edit]

Manage records only includes International Country results

# Name Period Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Achievements
1 Hungary A Joseph 1954 - 1955 1 1 0 0 3 2 100%
2 China Nian Weisi 1966 - 1971 13 2 8 3 12 21 15.83% 3rd place at the 1966 AFC Youth Championship
3 China Sun Baorong 1972 – 1973 4 2 1 1 12 8 50.00%
4 China Chen Chengda 1974 6 3 1 2 7 9 50.00%
5 China Zhang Honggen 1975 – 1976 9 3 4 2 13 9 33.33%
6 China Xian Dihong 1976 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
7 China Zhang Shixun 1976 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
8 China Chen Jiagen 1977 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
9 China Zhang Honggen 1977 3 2 1 0 4 2 66.67%
10 China Chen Jiagen (2nd time) 1978 6 2 0 4 7 9 33.33%
11 China Zhang Junxiu 1978 6 1 0 5 3 12 16.67%
12 China Xian Dixiong (2nd time) 1979 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
13 China Shao Xiankang 1980 4 1 0 3 1 19 25.00%
14 China Zhang Junxiu (2nd time) 1980 4 2 0 2 13 4 50.00%
15 China Gao Fengwen 1981 - 1983 18 12 3 3 32 17 66.67% Runners-up of the 1982 AFC Youth Championship
first round of the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
China Xie Hongjun 1983 (U-19) 4 1 0 3 3 7 25.00%
China Li Chuanqi 1983 (U-18) 5 1 0 4 3 17 20.00%
16 China Zhang Zhicheng 1984 - 1986 32 18 4 10 63 23 56.25% Champions of the 1985 AFC Youth Championship
Quarter final of the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship
17 China Liu Minxin 1986 - 1988 21 15 2 4 58 20 71.43%
18 China Chen Xirong 1988 - 1990 23 12 3 8 53 20 52.17%
19 China Zhu Guanghu 1991 - 1992 7 2 3 2 9 9 28.57%
20 China Zhang Zhicheng (2nd time) 1993 - 1994 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.00%
21 China Gai Zengchen 1995 - 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
22 China Tang Pengju 1996 - 1997 14 11 1 2 48 16 78.57% Runners-up of the 1996 AFC Youth Championship
23 China Zhu Guanghu (2nd time) 1997 - 1998 24 7 7 10 30 27 29.17% First round of the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
24 China Chen Jingang 1998 4 1 1 2 7 8 25.00%
25 England Keith Blunt 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
26 China Shen Xiangfu 2000 - 2001 27 13 5 9 46 29 48.15% 3rd place at the 2000 AFC Youth Championship
Round of 16 of the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
27 China Wang Baoshan 2001 - 2002 8 4 2 2 15 13 50.00%
28 China Jia Xiuquan 2003 - 2004 6 5 1 0 17 2 83.33%
29 China Yin Tiesheng 2004 - 2005 18 9 4 5 21 12 50.00% Runners-up at the 2004 AFC Youth Championship
30 Germany Eckhard Krautzun 2005 8 4 1 3 16 13 50.00% Round of 16 of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
China Jia Xiuquan 2006 (U-21) 5 4 0 1 12 4 80.00%
31 China Jia Xiuquan (2nd time) 2005 – 2006 17 10 3 3 48 19 58.82%
32 China Liu Chunming 2007 – 2008 26 12 7 7 53 20 46.15%
33 China Su Maozhen 2009 – 2011
34 Netherlands Jan Olde Riekerink 2011 – 2012
35 Argentina Luis Manuel Blanco 2012
36 China Li Bing 2013 - 2014
37 China Zheng Xiong (Caretaker) 2014
38 China Li Ming 2015 –

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nationalist China take part in AFC Youth Championship 1966, not China PR.

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