Shang Yi

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shang.
Shang Yi
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-01-20) 20 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Tianjin, China
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Beijing Guoan 66 (3)
2003–2004 Xerez 8 (1)
2004–2008 Beijing Guoan 23 (0)
Total 97 (4)
National team
2000 China 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Shang Yi (born 20 January 1979) is Chinese former footballer who played at both professional and international levels, as a midfielder.


Born in Tianjin, Shang began his career at Beijing Guoan, spending his entire career there, minus a short spell in Spain with Xerez during the 2003–04 season.[1] While at Xerez, Shang hit the headlines after the club was paid to play him by a "personal sponsor" of the player.[2]

Shang earned two caps for China in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shang Yi at
  2. ^ "City slicker nets £25,000". BBC Sport. 6 February 2004.