China women's national football team

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China PR
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) 铿锵玫瑰 Kēngqiāng Méiguī
(Steel Roses)
Association Chinese Football Association
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Hao Wei
Captain Wu Haiyan
Most caps Pu Wei (219)
Top scorer Sun Wen (106)
FIFA code CHN
FIFA ranking 16 Decrease 3 (27 March 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 4 (July 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 19 (August 2012)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 United States 2–1 China PR 
(Jesolo, Italy; 20 July 1986)
Biggest win
 China PR 21–0 Philippines 
(Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; 24 September 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 8–0 China PR 
(Patras, Greece; 11 August 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1991)
Best result Runners-up: 1999
Asian Cup
Appearances 13 (First in 1986)
Best result Winners: 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006

The Chinese women's national football team (Chinese: 中国国家女子足球队; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Nǚzǐ Zúqiú Duì), recognized as China PR by FIFA, is the women's national association football team of the People's Republic of China and is governed by the Chinese Football Association.[1] The team is colloquially referred to as "Zhōngguó Nǚzú" (Chinese: 中国女足, short for Chinese: 中国国家女子足球队; pinyin: Zhōngguó Nǚzĭ Guójiā Zúqiú Duì; literally: "Chinese women's national football team").

Competition history[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6
Sweden 1995 Fourth place 6 2 2 2 11 10 +1
United States 1999 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 19 2 +17
United States 2003 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1
China 2007 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 7 -2
Germany 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 4 4 0
Total 6/7 29 15 6 8 52 29 +23

AFC Women's Asian Cup record[edit]

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
Hong Kong1975 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Taiwan1977 Did not enter - - - - - - -
India1979 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Hong Kong1981 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Thailand1983 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Hong Kong1986 Champions 4 4 0 0 23 0 +23
Hong Kong1989 Champions 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14
Japan1991 Champions 5 5 0 0 29 1 +28
Malaysia1993 Champions 5 4 1 0 20 2 +18
Malaysia1995 Champions 5 5 0 0 46 0 +46
China1997 Champions 5 5 0 0 39 1 +38
Philippines1999 Champions 6 6 0 0 47 2 +45
Chinese Taipei2001 Third place 5 4 0 1 40 3 +37
Thailand2003 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 33 3 +30
Australia2006 Champions 5 3 1 1 7 3 +4
Vietnam2008 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5
China2010 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3
Vietnam2014 Third place 5 3 1 1 13 3 +10
Total 13/18 65 53 4 8 329 28 +301

Olympic Games record[edit]

Olympic Games record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
United States 1996 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6
Australia 2000 Group stage 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
Greece 2004 Group stage 2 0 1 1 1 9 -8
China 2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 4/5 14 6 4 4 22 22 +0

Algarve Cup record[edit]

  • 1994 : Did not enter
  • 1995 : Did not enter
  • 1996 : Third place
  • 1997 : Runners-up
  • 1998 : Fifth place
  • 1999 : Champions
  • 2000 : Third place
  • 2001 : Third place
  • 2002 : Champions
  • 2003 : Runners-up
  • 2004 : Sixth place
  • 2005 : Seventh place
  • 2006 : Sixth place
  • 2007 : Tenth place
  • 2008 : Ninth place
  • 2009 : Fifth place
  • 2010 : Fourth place
  • 2011 : Seventh place
  • 2012 : Ninth place
  • 2013 : Sixth place
  • 2014 : Fifth place
  • 2015 : Twelfth place

Asian Games record[edit]

EAFF Women's East Asian Cup record[edit]

  • 2005 : Fourth place
  • 2008 : Third place
  • 2010 : Runners-up
  • 2013 : Fourth place

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Caps and goals correct as of: 26 June 2015 v.  United States

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Wang Fei (王飞) (1990-03-22)22 March 1990 (aged 25) 57 0 Germany Turbine Potsdam
1 1GK Zhang Yue (张越) (1990-09-30)30 September 1990 (aged 24) 48 0 China Beijing BG
22 1GK Zhao Lina (赵丽娜) (1991-09-18)18 September 1991 (aged 23) 0 0 China Shanghai Ladies
6 2DF Li Dongna (李东娜) (1988-12-06)6 December 1988 (aged 26) 55 5 South Korea Suwon FMC
5 2DF Wu Haiyan (吴海燕) (captain) (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 22) 55 0 China Shandong Ladies
3 2DF Pang Fengyue (庞丰月) (1989-01-19)19 January 1989 (aged 26) 51 7 China Dalian Junfeng
9 2DF Wang Shanshan (王珊珊) (1990-01-27)27 January 1990 (aged 25) 46 4 China Tianjin Huisen
4 2DF Li Jiayue (李佳悦) (1990-06-08)8 June 1990 (aged 24) 45 1 China Shanghai Ladies
2 2DF Liu Shanshan (刘杉杉) (1992-03-16)16 March 1992 (aged 23) 38 0 China Hebei Zhongji
20 3MF Zhang Rui (张睿) (1989-01-17)17 January 1989 (aged 26) 61 11 China People's Liberation Army
18 3MF Han Peng (韩鹏) (1989-12-20)20 December 1989 (aged 25) 57 3 China Tianjin Huisen
8 3MF Ma Jun (马君) (1989-03-06)6 March 1989 (aged 26) 52 15 South Korea Daejeon Sportstoto
21 3MF Wang Lisi (王丽思) (1991-11-28)28 November 1991 (aged 23) 50 7 China Jiangsu Huatai
23 3MF Ren Guixin (任桂辛) (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 (aged 26) 48 5 China Changchun Zhuoyue
7 3MF Xu Yanlu (许燕露) (1991-09-16)16 September 1991 (aged 23) 27 3 China Jiangsu Huatai
11 3MF Wang Shuang (王霜) (1995-01-23)23 January 1995 (aged 20) 15 1 China Wuhan Ladies
13 3MF Tang Jiali (唐佳丽) (1995-03-16)16 March 1995 (aged 20) 14 2 China Shanghai Ladies
19 3MF Tan Ruyin (谭茹殷) (1994-07-17)17 July 1994 (aged 20) 13 0 China Guangdong Lottery
15 3MF Lei Jiahui (雷佳慧) (1995-09-22)22 September 1995 (aged 19) 6 0 China Henan Ladies
17 4FW Gu Yasha (古雅沙) (1990-11-28)28 November 1990 (aged 24) 89 10 China Beijing BG
16 4FW Lou Jiahui (娄佳惠) (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 24) 49 1 China Henan Ladies
14 4FW Zhao Rong (赵容) (1991-08-02)2 August 1991 (aged 23) 19 0 China Beijing BG
10 4FW Li Ying (李影) (1993-01-07)7 January 1993 (aged 22) 10 2 China Shandong Ladies

Recent and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Results list China's goals first.

Date Location Opponent Result Competition Scorers
5 September 2014 Beijing, China  Vietnam 5–0 Friendly Yang Li (4), Gu Yasha
9 September 2014 Beijing, China  Thailand 2–2 Friendly Ma Jun (2)
15 September 2014 Incheon, South Korea  Japan 0–0 2014 Asian Games
18 September 2014 Incheon, South Korea  Chinese Taipei 4–0 2014 Asian Games Han Peng, Yang Li, Zhang Rui, Ma Jun
22 September 2014 Incheon, South Korea  Jordan 5–0 2014 Asian Games Yang Li (4), Li Dongna
26 September 2014 Ansan, South Korea  North Korea 0–1 2014 Asian Games
10 December 2014 Brasília, Brazil  United States 1–1 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília Han Peng
14 December 2014 Brasília, Brazil  Argentina 6–0 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília Wang Shuang, Tang Jiali, Gu Yasha, Zhang Rui (3)
18 December 2014 Brasília, Brazil  Brazil 1–4 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília Ren Guixin
21 December 2014 Brasília, Brazil  Argentina 0–0 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília
11 January 2015 Shenzhen, China  Mexico 0–0 2015 Shenzhen Four Nations Tournament
13 January 2015 Shenzhen, China  South Korea 2–3 2015 Shenzhen Four Nations Tournament Li Ying, Tang Jiali
15 January 2015 Shenzhen, China  Canada 1–2 2015 Shenzhen Four Nations Tournament Gu Yasha
4 March 2015 Albufeira, Portugal  Brazil 0–0 2015 Algarve Cup
6 March 2015 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal  Germany 0–2 2015 Algarve Cup
9 March 2015 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal  Sweden 0–3 2015 Algarve Cup
11 March 2015 Parchal, Portugal  Portugal 3–3
(7–8 PSO)
2015 Algarve Cup Xu Yanlu, Wang Shanshan, Gu Yasha
9 April 2015 Manchester, England  England 1–2 Friendly Wang Shanshan
6 June 2015 Edmonton, Canada  Canada 0–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
11 June 2015 Edmonton, Canada  Netherlands 1–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Wang Lisi
15 June 2015 Winnipeg, Canada  New Zealand 2–2 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Wang Lisi (pen.), Wang Shanshan
20 June 2015 Edmonton, Canada  Cameroon 1–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Wang Shanshan
26 June 2015 Ottawa, Canada  United States 0–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
1 August 2015 Wuhan, China  South Korea 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup
4 August 2015 Wuhan, China  North Korea 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup
8 August 2015 Wuhan, China  Japan 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup
19 September 2015 Weinan, China TBC Friendly
22 September 2015 Weinan, China TBC Friendly
28 November 2015 Guiyang, China TBC Friendly
1 December 2015 Guiyang, China TBC Friendly

Competitive record[edit]

All-time results[edit]

As of 26 June 2015; counted for the FIFA A-level matches only.
Nations First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
 Argentina 2007 5 3 1 1 9 1 +8 CONMEBOL
 Australia 1988 37 19 9 9 67 36 +31 AFC
 Brazil 1986 9 1 4 4 7 17 -10 CONMEBOL
 Cameroon 2015 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 CAF
 Canada 1987 27 14 5 8 50 27 +23 CONCACAF
 Chile 2009 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 CONMEBOL
 Chinese Taipei 1989 14 14 0 0 45 0 +45 AFC
 Czech Republic 2004 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
 Denmark 1991 15 9 4 3 31 13 +18 UEFA
 England 2005 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 UEFA
 Finland 1989 14 11 2 1 37 5 +32 UEFA
 France 1990 9 4 3 2 11 7 +4 UEFA
 Germany 1991 29 8 6 15 30 54 -24 UEFA
 Ghana 1999 4 4 0 0 12 2 +10 CAF
 Guam 1999 2 2 0 0 24 0 +24 AFC
 Guatemala 2000 1 1 0 0 14 0 +14 CONCACAF
 Hong Kong 1989 8 8 0 0 67 0 +67 AFC
 Hungary 2007 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Iceland 2007 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4 UEFA
 India 1998 2 2 0 0 28 0 +28 AFC
 Indonesia 1986 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 AFC
 Italy 1986 5 1 1 3 3 7 -4 UEFA
 Ivory Coast 1988 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 CAF
 Japan 1986 32 15 6 11 48 26 +22 AFC
 Jordan 2006 3 3 0 0 27 1 +26 AFC
 Kazakhstan 1995 2 2 0 0 16 0 +16 UEFA
 North Korea 1989 30 10 7 13 30 29 +1 AFC
 South Korea 1990 35 25 5 5 95 24 +71 AFC
 Malaysia 1986 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17 AFC
 Mexico 2000 9 7 2 0 14 2 +12 CONCACAF
 Myanmar 2004 2 2 0 0 14 0 +14 AFC
 Netherlands 1988 11 6 4 1 15 9 +6 UEFA
 New Zealand 1991 17 13 1 3 42 12 +30 OFC
 Nigeria 2000 5 3 1 1 11 7 +4 CAF
 Norway 1987 26 9 3 14 29 35 -6 UEFA
 Philippines 1995 3 3 0 0 47 0 +47 AFC
 Portugal 1996 6 4 2 0 17 4 +13 UEFA
 Romania 1991 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 UEFA
 Russia 1991 12 9 2 1 17 6 +11 UEFA
 Scotland 2003 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Serbia 1989 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 UEFA
 South Africa 2003 3 3 0 0 26 0 +26 CAF
 Sweden 1987 24 7 7 10 24 33 -9 UEFA
  Switzerland 2009 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 UEFA
 Thailand 1989 8 7 1 0 40 5 +35 AFC
 United States 1986 53 8 13 33 35 94 -59 CONCACAF
 Uzbekistan 1997 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30 AFC
 Vietnam 2002 10 10 0 0 36 2 +34 AFC
 Wales 2011 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA

Statistics[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

  Still active national team players are highlighted
As of 26 June 2015, the ten players with the most appearances for China are:
Pos Player Caps Career
1 Pu Wei 219 1997–2013
2 Li Jie 200 1997–2008
3 Fan Yunjie 192 1992–2004
4 Han Duan 188 2000–2011
5 Zhao Lihong 174 1992–2004
6 Wang Liping 173 1992–2004
7 Wen Lirong 170 1986–2001
8 Liu Yali 156 2000–2008
9 Sun Wen 152 1990–2005
10 Liu Ailing 150 1987–2000

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 26 June 2015, the five highest goalscorers for China are:
Rank Player Goals Caps Career
1 Sun Wen 106 152 1990–2005
2 Han Duan 101 188 2000–2011
3 Bai Jie 83 139 1997–2003
4 Liu Ailing 80 150 1987–2000
5 Zhao Lihong 68 174 1992–2004

List of managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

  • Algarve Cup
    • Winners (2): 1999, 2002
    • Runners-up (2): 1997, 2003
    • Third place (3): 1996, 2000, 2001

Continental[edit]

Regional[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joshua Frank (1986-03-01). "Missing from the World Cup? China". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ JERE LONGMANPublished: July 10, 1999 (1999-07-10). "SOCCER: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Soccer's Move: Grass Roots to Grand Stage - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ GEORGE VECSEYPublished: August 02, 1996 (1996-08-02). "Women's Soccer: 76,481 Fans, 1 U.S. Gold - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
1983 Thailand 
AFC Women's Champions
1986 (First title)
1989 (Second title)
1991 (Third title)
1993 (Fourth title)
1995 (Fifth title)
1997 (Sixth title)
1999 (Seventh title)
Succeeded by
2001 North Korea 
Preceded by
2003 North Korea 
AFC Women's Champions
2006 (Eighth title)
Succeeded by
2008 North Korea