Wei Xin

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Wei Xin
魏新
Personal information
Full name Wei Xin
Date of birth (1977-04-18) April 18, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Chongqing, Sichuan, China
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1993 Chongqing Tigong
1994–1995 Chongqing Yuhai
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Chongqing Jialing
1997–2006 Chongqing Lifan 186 (8)
National team
2001–2006 China 30 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2009 Chongqing Lifan
2009 Chongqing Lifan (Assistant)
2009–2010 Chongqing Lifan (Caretaker)
2010 Chongqing Lifan (Assistant)
2010 Chongqing Lifan (Caretaker)
2013 Chongqing F.C.
2015 Fujian Broncos
2016 Nantong Zhiyun
2017– Nantong Zhiyun
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wei Xin (Chinese: 魏新; pinyin: Wèi Xīn; born April 18, 1977 in Chongqing) is a Chinese football manager and former player who is the current manager of Fujian Broncos F.C. Before becoming a coach, he played professionally as a versatile defender or midfielder who predominately represented Chongqing Lifan as well as the Chinese national football team.

Playing career[edit]

Wei Xin was inseparable from Chongqing throughout his entire football career playing for youth and then senior teams within the city. When Qianwei Huandao football club moved into the city and then later rename themselves Chongqing Lifan they would take on Wei Xin and give him the chance to play in the top tier of Chinese football.[1] With this club he would become a vital member of the team and win the 2000 Chinese FA Cup, which was his greatest achievement with the club. This would lead to an international call-up where he would make his debut against North Korea on August 3, 2001 in a 2-2 draw.[2] He would miss the 2002 FIFA World Cup, however his ability to play as a left back or midfield saw him able to return to the national team and be included in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup where he played a vital part in the teams runners-up position. Despite not even being thirty years old he was rewarded with his loyalty towards Chongqing with a coaching position, which he took seriously enough to end his playing career by the end of the 2006 league season.

Coaching career[edit]

At the start of the 2007 league season Wei Xin was offered the Head coach position within Chongqing Lifan, this made him the youngest coach in China's professional football history.[3] His appointment required him to win promotion from the recently relegated side, which was something he achieved when he guided the team to a runners-up position at the end of the 2008 league season and promotion back into the Chinese Super League.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

All international A matches are counted

No Date China PR Score Opponent Match Venue
01 2001-08-03 China China PR 2-2 North Korea Korea DPR International Friendly Match Shanghai
02 2001-10-19 China China PR 0-1 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualification Tashkent
03 2003-02-12 China China PR 0-0 Brazil Brazil International Friendly Match Guangzhou
04 2003-02-16 China China PR 1-0 Estonia Estonia International Friendly Match Wuhan
05 2003-08-20 China China PR 0-0 Chile Chile International Friendly Match Tianjin
06 2003-08-31 China China PR 3-4 Haiti Haiti International Friendly Match Fort Lauderdale
07 2003-09-07 China China PR 0-2 Costa Rica Costa Rica International Friendly Match Fort Lauderdale
08 2003-12-04 China China PR 0-2 Japan Japan EAFF East Asian Cup 2003 Tokyo
09 2003-12-10 China China PR 3-1 Hong Kong Hong Kong EAFF East Asian Cup 2003 Yokohama
10 2004-01-27 China China PR 0-0 Republic of Macedonia FYR Macedonia International Friendly Match Shanghai
11 2004-01-29 China China PR 1-0 Republic of Macedonia FYR Macedonia International Friendly Match Shanghai
12 2004-02-03 China China PR 2-1 Finland Finland International Friendly Match Guangzhou
13 2004-02-18 China China PR 1-0 Kuwait Kuwait FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualification Guangzhou
14 2003-03-17 China China PR 2-0 Myanmar Myanmar International Friendly Match Guangzhou
15 2004-03-31 China China PR 1-0 Hong Kong Hong Kong FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualification Hong Kong
16 2004-04-14 China China PR 0-0 Andorra Andorra International Friendly Match Peralada
17 2004-04-28 China China PR 1-0 Algeria Algeria International Friendly Match Clermont-Ferrand
18 2004-06-09 China China PR 4-0 Malaysia Malaysia FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualification Tianjin
19 2004-07-03 China China PR 6-0 Lebanon Lebanon International Friendly Match Chongqing
20 2004-07-10 China China PR 2-2 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates International Friendly Match Hohhot
21 2004-07-17 China China PR 2-2 Bahrain Bahrain AFC Asian Cup 2004 Beijing
22 2004-07-21 China China PR 5-0 Indonesia Indonesia AFC Asian Cup 2004 Beijing
23 2004-07-30 China China PR 3-0 Iraq Iraq AFC Asian Cup 2004 Beijing
24 2004-08-07 China China PR 1-3 Japan Japan AFC Asian Cup 2004 Beijing
25 2004-09-08 China China PR 1-0 Malaysia Malaysia FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualification Penang
26 2004-10-13 China China PR 0-1 Kuwait Kuwait FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualification Kuwait
27 2004-11-17 China China PR 7-0 Hong Kong Hong Kong FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualification Guangzhou
28 2005-03-26 China China PR 0-3 Spain Spain International Friendly Match Salamanca
29 2005-03-29 China China PR 0-1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland International Friendly Match Dublin
30 2005-06-19 China China PR 2-2 Costa Rica Costa Rica International Friendly Match Changsha

Honours[edit]

As a player

Club[edit]

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wei Xin". National football teams. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  2. ^ "China PR 2-2 Korea DPR". China National Football Team Database. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ "魏新回归力帆出任代理主帅 尹明善表态暂不退出". sports.sohu.com. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 

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