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
CaptainWu Haiyan
Most capsPu Wei (219)
Top scorerSun Wen (106)
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 17 Decrease 2 (20 August 2021)[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 China 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; lit. 'Chinese national women's football team').

Team image[edit]

Nicknames[edit]

The China women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as "铿锵玫瑰 (Steel Roses)".[3]

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Void or postponed   Fixture

2021[edit]

21 July 2021 Olympics China PR  0–5  Brazil Rifu, Japan
17:00 UTC+9 Report (Tokyo 2020)
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
24 July 2021 Olympics China PR  4–4  Zambia Rifu, Japan
17:00 UTC+9
Report (Tokyo 2020)
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
27 July 2021 Olympics Netherlands  8–2  China PR Yokohama, Japan
20:30 UTC+9
Report (Tokyo 2020)
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Attendance: 0
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)

2022[edit]

January 2022 (2022-01) 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup China PR  v TBD India
January 2022 (2022-01) 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup China PR  v TBD India
January 2022 (2022-01) 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup China PR  v TBD India

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

As of 24 July 2021
Position Name
Head coach China Jia Xiuquan (A team/Red)

Manager history[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2020 Summer Olympics match against Brazil on 21 July, Zambia on 24 July and Netherlands on 27 July.[4][5]
Caps and goals are correct as of 27 July 2021 after the match against Netherlands.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Zhu Yu (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 24) 1 0 China Wuhan Jianghan University
12 1GK Peng Shimeng (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 23) 33 0 China Jiangsu
22 1GK Ding Xuan (1989-02-11) 11 February 1989 (age 32) 0 0 China Shanghai Shengli

2 2DF Li Mengwen (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 26) 10 0 China Jiangsu
3 2DF Lin Yuping (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 29) 18 0 China Meizhou Hakka
5 2DF Wu Haiyan (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 28) 124 2 China Wuhan Jianghan University
16 2DF Wang Xiaoxue (1994-10-20) 20 October 1994 (age 26) 5 0 China Jiangsu
17 2DF Luo Guiping (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 28) 11 0 China Meizhou Hakka
21 2DF Chen Qiaozhu (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 22) 0 0 China Meizhou Hakka

4 3MF Li Qingtong (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 22) 3 0 China Meizhou Hakka
6 3MF Zhang Xin (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 29) 12 2 China Shanghai Shengli
7 3MF Wang Shuang (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 26) 109 33 China Wuhan Jianghan University
8 3MF Wang Yan (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 30) 32 0 China Beijing BG Phoenix
9 3MF Miao Siwen (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 26) 3 0 China Shanghai Shengli
10 3MF Wang Yanwen (1999-03-27) 27 March 1999 (age 22) 1 1 China Beijing BG Phoenix
13 3MF Yang Lina (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 27) 22 2 China Shanghai Shengli
14 3MF Liu Jing (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 23) 3 0 China Changchun Dazhong Zhuoyue
19 3MF Wang Ying (1997-11-18) 18 November 1997 (age 23) 4 0 China Wuhan Jianghan University

11 4FW Wang Shanshan (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 31) 144 53 China Tianjin Shengde
15 4FW Yang Man (1995-11-02) 2 November 1995 (age 25) 17 3 China Shandong Sports Lottery
18 4FW Wurigumula (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 25) 2 0 China Changchun Dazhong Zhuoyue
20 4FW Xiao Yuyi (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 25) 33 4 China Shanghai Shengli

Records[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

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 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 1 3 −2
Australia/New Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 7/9 33 16 7 10 53 32 +21
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
China 1991 Group stage 16 November  Norway W 4–0 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
19 November  Denmark D 2–2 Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou
21 November  New Zealand W 4–1 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
Quarter-finals 24 November  Sweden L 0–1 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Sweden 1995 Group stage 6 June  United States D 3–3 Strömvallen, Gävle
8 June  Australia W 4–2 Arosvallen, Västerås
10 June  Denmark W 3–1
Quarter-finals 13 June  Sweden D 1–1 (4-3 pen) Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
Semi-finals 15 June  Germany L 0–1
Third place play-off 17 June  United States L 0–2 Strömvallen, Gävle
United States 1999 Group stage 19 June  Sweden W 2–1 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
23 June  Ghana W 7–0 Civic Stadium, Portland
26 June  Australia W 3–1 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Quarter-finals 30 June  Russia W 2–0 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Semi-finals 4 July  Norway W 5–0 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Final 17 June  United States D 0–0 (4–5 pen) Rose Bowl, Pasadena
United States 2003 Group stage 21 September  Ghana W 1–0 The Home Depot Center, Carson
25 September  Australia D 1–1
28 September  Russia W 1–0 PGE Park, Portland
Quarter-finals 2 October  Canada L 0–1
China 2007 Group stage 12 September  Denmark W 3–2 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September  Brazil L 0–4
20 September  New Zealand W 2–0 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Quarter-finals 23 September  Norway L 0–1 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
Canada 2015
Group stage 6 June  Canada L 0–1 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
11 June  Netherlands W 1–0
15 June  New Zealand D 2–2 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Round of 16 20 June  Cameroon W 1–0 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Quarter-finals 23 September  United States L 0–1 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
France 2019 Group stage 8 June  Germany L 0–1 Roazhon Park, Rennes
13 June  South Africa W 1–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
17 June  Spain D 0–0 Stade Océane, Le Havre
Round of 16 25 June  Italy L 0–2 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympics 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 Group stage 3 0 1 2 6 17 -11
Total 5/6 21 7 6 8 30 43 −13

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
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 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
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 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
India 2022 Qualified
Total 14/19 70 57 4 9 348 33 +315

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
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 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

Minor tournaments[edit]

EAFF E-1 Football Championship[edit]

EAFF E-1 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 6 4 1 1 19 3 16
China 2021 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 7/7 27 12 3 12 44 29 15

Algarve Cup[edit]

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".[6]

Portugal Algarve Cup record
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
2019 12th place 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
2020 Did not enter
2021 To be determined
Total 23/27 91 35 14 42 106 109 −3

Four Nations Tournament[edit]

China Four Nations Tournament record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1998 Third Place 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
2002 Fourth Place 3 1 0 2 2 6 -4
2003 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2
2004 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
2005 Champions 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
2006 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
2007 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
2008 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1
2009 Champions 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
2011 Fourth Place 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
2012 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1
2013 Third Place 3 1 0 2 2 2 0
2014 Champions 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4
2015 Fourth Place 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2
2016 Champions 3 2 1 0 10 0 +10
2017 Champions 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9
2018 Champions 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
2019 Champions 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
Total 18/18 53 28 12 13 82 38 +44

Yongchuan International Tournament[edit]

China Yongchuan International Tournament record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2015 Champions 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
2016 Champions 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4
2017 Third Place 3 1 1 1 6 6 0
2018 Champions 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
2019 Champions 2 1 1 0 2 0 0
Total 5/5 13 7 5 1 22 12 +10

FIFA Rankings[edit]

Last update was on 21 December 2020. Source:[7]

  Best Ranking    Worst Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Mover  

England's FIFA world rankings
Rank Year Games
Played
Won Lost Drawn Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
  2020 Increase Decrease
2019 Increase Decrease
2018 Increase Decrease
2017 Increase Decrease
2016 Increase Decrease
2015 Increase Decrease
  2014 Increase Decrease
2013 Increase Decrease
2012 Increase Decrease
2011 Increase Decrease
2010 Increase Decrease
2009 Increase Decrease
2008 Increase Decrease
2007 Increase Decrease
2006 Increase Decrease
2005 Increase Decrease
  2004 Increase Decrease
  2003 Increase Decrease

Head-to-head record[edit]

As of 27 July 2021
counted for the FIFA A-level matches only. [8]
Against First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
 Argentina 2007 5 3 1 1 9 1 +8 CONMEBOL
 Australia 1988 44 19 12 13 72 51 +21 AFC
 Brazil 1986 12 1 5 6 9 27 −18 CONMEBOL
 Cameroon 2015 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 CAF
 Canada 1987 28 14 5 9 50 28 +22 CONCACAF
 Chile 2009 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 CONMEBOL
 Chinese Taipei 1989 17 17 0 0 53 0 +53 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 4 32 14 +18 UEFA
 England 2005 5 3 1 1 6 3 +3 UEFA
 Finland 1989 16 13 2 1 43 8 +35 UEFA
 France 1990 11 4 3 4 12 12 0 UEFA
 Germany 1991 31 8 6 17 30 56 −26 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 10 10 0 0 80 0 +80 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 8 2 2 4 6 10 −4 UEFA
 Ivory Coast 1988 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 CAF
 Japan 1986 38 16 6 16 51 37 +14 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 43 30 6 7 105 29 +76 AFC
 Malaysia 1986 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17 AFC
 Mexico 2000 11 8 3 0 17 4 +13 CONCACAF
 Mongolia 2018 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 AFC
 Myanmar 2004 3 3 0 0 16 0 +16 AFC
 Netherlands 1988 14 6 5 3 18 19 -1 UEFA
 New Zealand 1991 17 13 1 3 42 12 +30 OFC
 Nigeria 2000 6 4 1 1 14 7 +7 CAF
 Norway 1987 27 9 3 16 30 40 −10 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 14 11 2 1 23 8 +15 UEFA
 Scotland 2003 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Serbia 1989 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 UEFA
 South Africa 2003 5 5 0 0 29 0 +29 CAF
 Spain 2015 3 0 1 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 17 16 1 0 73 8 +65 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
 Zambia 2021 1 0 1 0 4 4 0 CAF
 Zimbabwe 2016 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 CAF
Total 1986 582 311 101 170 1285 551 +734 All

Honours[edit]

China vs Sweden 2016 Olympic

Intercontinental[edit]

Med 2.png Runners-up: 1999
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1996[9][10]

Continental[edit]

Med 1.png Winners: 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006
Med 2.png Runners-up: 2003, 2008
Med 1.png Winners: 1990, 1994, 1998
Med 2.png Runners-up: 2002, 2018

Regional[edit]

Med 2.png Runners-up: 2010

Other tournaments[edit]

Med 1.png Winners: 1990
Med 1.png Winners: 1999, 2002
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1997, 2003
Med 1.png Winners: 2005, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Med 1.png Winners: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ Joshua Frank (1 March 1986). "Missing from the World Cup? China". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Wang snatches Olympic football for the Steel Roses". FIFA. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ "国际足联公布中国女足奥运大名单:王霜领衔,娄佳惠落选" (in Chinese). Dongqiudi. 7 July 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  5. ^ "中国女足奥运名单更新:后卫线调整,陈巧珠替换金坤" (in Chinese). Dongqiudi. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  7. ^ "China Womens ranking". Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20181212072736/https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/administration/01/79/87/75/circularno.1324-fifa-coca-colaworldranking.pdf
  9. ^ JERE LONGMANPublished: 10 July 1999 (10 July 1999). "SOCCER: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Soccer's Move: Grass Roots to Grand Stage – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  10. ^ GEORGE VECSEYPublished: 2 August 1996 (2 August 1996). "Women's Soccer: 76,481 Fans, 1 U.S. Gold – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 1 November 2012.

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