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)
AssociationChinese Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachJia Xiuquan
CaptainLi Dongna
Most capsPu Wei (219)
Top scorerSun Wen (106)
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current15 Increase 2 (28 September 2018)[1]
Highest4 (July 2003)
Lowest19 (August 2012)
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
Appearances7 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up (1999)
Asian Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1986)
Best resultWinners (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 governed by the Chinese Football Association.[2] 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 Guójiā Nǚzĭ Zúqiú Duì; literally: "Chinese national women's football team").

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Continental[edit]

Regional[edit]

Competition history[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarter-finals 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 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1
China 2007 4 2 0 2 5 7 −2
Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015 Quarter-finals 5 2 1 2 4 4 0
France 2019 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 7/8 29 15 6 8 52 29 +23

AFC Women's Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
Hong Kong 1975 Did not enter
Taiwan 1977
India 1979
Hong Kong 1981
Thailand 1983
Hong Kong 1986 Champions 4 4 0 0 23 0 +23
Hong Kong 1989 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14
Japan 1991 5 5 0 0 29 1 +28
Malaysia 1993 5 4 1 0 20 2 +18
Malaysia 1995 5 5 0 0 46 0 +46
China 1997 5 5 0 0 39 1 +38
Philippines 1999 6 6 0 0 47 2 +45
Chinese Taipei 2001 Third place 5 4 0 1 40 3 +37
Thailand 2003 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 33 3 +30
Australia 2006 Champions 5 3 1 1 7 3 +4
Vietnam 2008 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5
China 2010 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3
Vietnam 2014 Third place 5 3 1 1 13 3 +10
Jordan 2018 5 4 0 1 19 5 +14
Total 14/19 70 57 4 9 348 33 +315

Olympic Games[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 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8
China 2008 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 2 4 –2
Japan 2020 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 4/6 18 7 5 6 24 26 –2

Algarve Cup[edit]

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Portugal Algarve Cup
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
1994 Did not enter
1995
1996 Third place 4 3 0 1 9 5 4
1997 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 6 1 5
1998 5th place 4 3 0 1 6 5 1
1999 Champions 4 4 0 0 10 1 9
2000 Third place 4 3 0 1 9 4 5
2001 4 3 0 1 11 3 8
2002 Champions 4 4 0 0 10 3 7
2003 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 5 3 2
2004 6th place 4 1 2 1 5 2 3
2005 7th place 4 0 1 3 1 6 –5
2006 6th place 4 1 1 2 6 2 4
2007 10th place 4 0 0 4 2 9 –7
2008 9th place 4 0 1 3 2 10 –8
2009 5th place 4 2 1 1 3 4 –1
2010 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 3 8 –5
2011 7th place 4 1 0 3 3 5 –2
2012 9th place 4 1 0 3 1 3 –2
2013 6th place 4 1 1 2 2 7 –5
2014 5th place 4 1 1 2 2 3 –1
2015 12th place 4 0 2 2 3 8 –5
2016 Did not enter
2017 10th place 4 0 1 3 2 5 –3
2018 11th place 4 1 0 3 3 7 –4
Total 22/25 88 35 13 40 104 104 0

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Games record
Hosts / Year Result GP W D L GS GA GD
China 1990 Champions 5 5 0 0 26 0 +26
Japan 1994 4 3 1 0 10 1 +9
Thailand 1998 5 5 0 0 28 0 +28
South Korea 2002 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 11 3 +8
Qatar 2006 Third place 5 3 0 2 22 4 +18
China 2010 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 11 4 +7
South Korea 2014 5th place 4 2 1 1 9 1 +8
Indonesia 2018 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 31 1 +30
China 2022 TBD
Japan 2026 TBD
Total 8/8 39 28 5 6 149 14 +135

EAFF Women's Football Championship[edit]

EAFF Women's Football Championship record
Hosts / Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
South Korea 2005 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 0 3 –3
China 2008 Third place 3 1 1 1 3 5 –2
Japan 2010 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 5 3 2
South Korea 2013 Fourth place 6 4 0 2 12 5 7
China 2015 3 0 0 3 2 6 –4
Japan 2017 Third place 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1
South Korea 2019 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6/6 21 8 2 11 25 26 –1

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players are in the current squad, and their scores in the 2016 olympic.

Last Cap: August 12 vs Germany[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Zhao Lina (赵丽娜) (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 27) 38 0 China Shanghai Yongbai
18 1GK Zhang Yue (张越) (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 28) 49 0 China Beijing BG

2 2DF Liu Shanshan (刘杉杉) (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 26) 58 0 China Hebei Zhongji
3 2DF Xue Jiao (薛嬌) (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 25) 27 0 China Dalian Quanjian
4 2DF Gao Chen (高晨) (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 26) 6 0 China Dalian Quanjian
5 2DF Wu Haiyan (吴海燕) (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 25) 69 0 China Shandong Ladies
6 2DF Li Dongna (李冬娜) (captain) (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 29) 88 6 China Tianjin Huisen
14 2DF Zhao Rong (赵容) (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 27) 57 0 China Beijing BG

7 3MF Li Ying (李影) (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 25) 83 13 China Shandong Ladies[6][7]
8 3MF Tan Ruyin (谭茹殷) (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 24) 45 1 China Guangdong R&F
12 3MF Wang Shuang (王霜) (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 23) 49 6 France Paris Saint-Germain
13 3MF Pang Fengyue (庞丰月) (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 29) 87 6 China Dalian Quanjian
15 3MF Zhang Rui (张睿) (1989-01-17) 17 January 1989 (age 29) 99 17 China People's Liberation Army
16 3MF Yang Man (杨曼) (1995-11-02) 2 November 1995 (age 23) 19 1 China Shandong Ladies

9 4FW Ma Xiaoxu (马晓旭) (1988-06-05) 5 June 1988 (age 30) 152 61 China Dalian Quanjian
10 4FW Yang Li (杨丽) (1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 27) 42 23 China Jiangsu Suning
11 4FW Wang Shanshan (王珊珊) (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 28) 77 10 China Tianjin Huisen
17 4FW Gu Yasha (古雅沙) (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 27) 123 11 China Beijing BG

Statistics[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

  Still active national team players are highlighted
As of 25 October 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
9 Ma Xiaoxu 152 2005–present
10 Liu Ailing 150 1987–2000

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 25 October 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]

Recent and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Results list China's goal tally first.

Date Location Opponent Result Competition Scorers
19 January 2018 Foshan, China  Vietnam 4–0 2018 Foshan Four Nations Tournament Jin Kun, Wang Shanshan, Wang Shuang, Song Duan
21 January 2018 Foshan, China  Thailand 2–1 2018 Foshan Four Nations Tournament Wang Shanshan, Ren Guixin
23 January 2018 Foshan, China  Colombia 2–0 2018 Foshan Four Nations Tournament Wang Shuang, Ren Guixin
28 February 2018 Lagos, Portugal  Portugal 1–2 2018 Algarve Cup Xu Yanlu
2 March 2018 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal  Norway 0–2 2018 Algarve Cup
5 March 2018 Albufeira, Portugal  Australia 0–2 2018 Algarve Cup
7 March 2018 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal  Russia 2–1 2018 Algarve Cup Liu Shanshan, Song Duan
6 April 2018 Amman, Jordan  Thailand 4–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Song Duan, Wang Shuang, Li Ying
9 April 2018 Amman, Jordan  Philippines 3–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Li Ying (2), Ma Jun
12 April 2018 Amman, Jordan  Jordan 8–1 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Wang Shuang (3), Khair (og.), Song Duan, Li Ying (2), Tang Jiali
17 April 2018 Amman, Jordan  Japan 1–3 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Li Ying (pen.)
20 April 2018 Amman, Jordan  Thailand 3–1 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Li Ying, Wang Shanshan, Song Duan
7 June 2018 Sandy, United States  United States 0–1 Friendly
12 June 2018 Cleveland, United States  United States 1–2 Friendly Li Ying
17 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  Hong Kong 7–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shanshan, Wang Shuang, Li Ying, Li Jiayue, Gu Yasha (2), Chan Wing Sze (o.g.)
20 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  Tajikistan 16–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shanshan (9), Zhao Rong (5), Wang Shuang, Li Tingting
22 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  North Korea 2–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shuang, Wang Shanshan
25 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  Thailand 5–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shuang (3), Xiao Yuyi, Gu Yasha
28 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  Chinese Taipei 1–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shanshan
31 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  Japan 0–1 2018 Asian Games
4 October 2018 Chongqing, China  Portugal 0–0 2018 Yongchuan International Tournament
6 October 2018 Chongqing, China  Finland 2–1 2018 Yongchuan International Tournament Yang Lina, Zhang Rui
8 October 2018 Chongqing, China  Thailand 2–0 2018 Yongchuan International Tournament Li Ying, Ren Guixin
1 December 2018 Guam  Mongolia 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2nd Round
3 December 2018 Guam  Hong Kong 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2nd Round
5 December 2018 Guam  Chinese Taipei 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2nd Round

Competitive record[edit]

All-time results[edit]

As of 8 October 2018; 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 43 19 11 13 71 50 +21 AFC
 Brazil 1986 11 1 5 5 9 22 −13 CONMEBOL
 Cameroon 2015 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 CAF
 Canada 1987 28 14 5 9 50 28 +22 CONCACAF
 Chile 2009 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 CONMEBOL
 Chinese Taipei 1989 15 15 0 0 46 0 +46 AFC
 Colombia 2018 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 CONMEBOL
 Costa Rica 2016 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 CONCACAF
 Croatia 2017 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 UEFA
 Czech Republic 2004 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
 Denmark 1991 17 10 4 3 32 13 +19 UEFA
 England 2005 5 3 1 1 6 3 +3 UEFA
 Finland 1989 16 13 2 1 43 8 +35 UEFA
 France 1990 10 4 3 3 11 10 +1 UEFA
 Germany 1991 30 8 6 16 30 55 −25 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 9 9 0 0 74 0 +74 AFC
 Hungary 2007 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Iceland 2007 8 2 1 5 8 13 −5 UEFA
 India 1998 2 2 0 0 28 0 +28 AFC
 Indonesia 1986 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 AFC
 Italy 1986 7 2 2 3 6 8 −2 UEFA
 Ivory Coast 1988 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 CAF
 Japan 1986 37 16 6 15 51 34 +17 AFC
 Jordan 2006 4 4 0 0 35 2 +33 AFC
 Kazakhstan 1995 2 2 0 0 16 0 +16 UEFA
 North Korea 1989 36 11 8 17 36 38 -2 AFC
 South Korea 1990 39 28 5 6 101 26 +75 AFC
 Malaysia 1986 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17 AFC
 Mexico 2000 11 8 3 0 17 4 +13 CONCACAF
 Mongolia 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 AFC
 Myanmar 2004 3 3 0 0 16 0 +16 AFC
 Netherlands 1988 12 6 4 2 15 10 +5 UEFA
 New Zealand 1991 17 13 1 3 42 12 +30 OFC
 Nigeria 2000 5 3 1 1 11 7 +4 CAF
 Norway 1987 27 9 3 15 29 37 −8 UEFA
 Philippines 1995 4 4 0 0 50 0 +50 AFC
 Portugal 1996 8 4 3 1 18 6 +12 UEFA
 Romania 1991 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 UEFA
 Russia 1991 13 10 2 1 19 7 +12 UEFA
 Scotland 2003 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Serbia 1989 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 UEFA
 South Africa 2003 4 4 0 0 28 0 +28 CAF
 Spain 2015 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 UEFA
 Sweden 1987 26 7 9 10 24 33 −9 UEFA
  Switzerland 2009 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 UEFA
 Tajikistan 2018 1 1 0 0 16 0 +16 AFC
 Thailand 1989 16 15 1 0 67 7 +60 AFC
 United States 1986 58 9 13 36 37 99 −62 CONCACAF
 Ukraine 2017 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 UEFA
 Uzbekistan 1997 4 4 0 0 34 1 +33 AFC
 Vietnam 2002 13 13 0 0 50 2 +48 AFC
 Wales 2011 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
 Zimbabwe 2016 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 CAF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ Joshua Frank (1986-03-01). "Missing from the World Cup? China". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  3. ^ JERE LONGMANPublished: 10 July 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.
  4. ^ GEORGE VECSEYPublished: 2 August 1996 (1996-08-02). "Women's Soccer: 76,481 Fans, 1 U.S. Gold – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  5. ^ http://2016.sina.com.cn/china/2016-08-13/doc-ifxuxnah3393560.shtml
  6. ^ Ren Guixing forfeited Olympics due to the heavy injury.
  7. ^ Li Ying replaced injured Ren Guixing.

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