Wang Fei (female footballer)

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Wang Fei
王飞
Wang Fei (16776720475).jpg
Personal information
Full name Wang Fei
Date of birth (1990-03-22) 22 March 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10.5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Dalian Shide
2012–2013 Liaoning Ladies
2014 Dalian Aerbin
2015 Turbine Potsdam 9 (0)
2015 Olympique Lyonnais 2 (0)
2016–2017 Dalian Quanjian
2018– Bayern Munich
National team
2012– China 63 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 February 2018

Wang Fei (simplified Chinese: 王飞; traditional Chinese: 王飛; pinyin: Wáng Fēi; born 22 March 1990) is a Chinese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for German club Bayern Munich and the China national team.

Club career[edit]

After spending years playing for several Chinese clubs, Wang Fei signed for Frauen-Bundesliga side Turbine Potsdam in December 2014. She became the first ever Chinese footballer to play in the Frauen-Bundesliga. Turbine's veteran manager Bernd Schröder praised the impact made by Wang and compared her to respected German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer; however, Schröder surprisingly selected departing goalkeeper Anna Felicitas Sarholz ahead of Wang for the 2015 DFB-Pokal final which ended in a 3-0 loss against VfL Wolfsburg.[1][2]

In September 2015, Wang transferred to Division 1 Féminine champions Olympique Lyon.[3] In January 2016, she terminated her contract with the club; however, the club demanded for her return when Méline Gérard was injured.[4]

On 17 January 2016, Wang transferred to Chinese Women's Super League side Dalian Quanjian. In December 2017 Bayern Munich announced that Wang had agreed an 18-month contract with the Bavarian club, to commence 1 January 2018.[5]

International career[edit]

Wang played at the 2011 Summer Universiade and was the regular for China's gold medal-winning run.[6] She made her debut for the Chinese women's national team on 24 November 2012 in a 2-1 win against Australia at the 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup.[7]

Wang was also included in China's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. During the tournament, Wang was described by FIFA as tall, agile and one of China's "most impressive performers" in the team's progress to the knockout stages. This was despite her playing through the pain of an injured shoulder which was sustained on 11 June 2015 in a 1-0 win against the Netherlands.[8]

In February 2016, Wang retired from China after getting into several confrontations with manager Bruno Bini and not being called up to the national team as a result. In February 2018, she was included in China's squad for the 2018 Algarve Cup.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dalian Quanjian

International[edit]

China PR national football team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Special Report: Turbine Potsdam's Wang Fei". Deutsche Welle. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ Lachmann, Michael (2 May 2015). "Sarholz: Gern einen Titel zum Abschied gehabt" (in German). B.Z. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Torhüterin Fei Wang wechselt von Turbine zu Olympique Lyon" (in German). Bild. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "转折?里昂女足门将受伤 通知王飞重返俱乐部" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Torhüterin Fei Wang wechselt zu den FCB-Frauen" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Host China takes women's football title at Universiade". China Daily. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Wang Fei". FIFA. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Wang Fei living the World Cup dream". FIFA. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Wang Fei named in China PR squad following Zhao Lina's retirement". The Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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