Wu Lei

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Wu Lei
武磊
Personal information
Full name Wu Lei
Date of birth (1991-11-19) 19 November 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Shanghai SIPG
Number 7
Youth career
2003–2005 Genbao Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Shanghai SIPG 259 (118)
National team
2007–2008 China U-17 8 (7)
2009–2010 China U-20 9 (11)
2010– China 44 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 August 2017

Wu Lei (Chinese: 武磊; pinyin: Wǔ Lěi, born 19 November 1991) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League. He is currently the all-time top goalscorer for the club with 132 goals. He currently holds the record for being the youngest person to have played in a professional Chinese football match aged just 14 years and 287 days.

Club career[edit]

Wu Lei started his football career playing for third tier side Shanghai SIPG, making his debut for the club on 2 September 2006 in a 5-3 loss against Yunnan Lijiang Dongba, making him the youngest ever player to play professional Chinese football aged 14 years and 287 days.[2] He helped the club win the third tier title and promotion to the second tier at the end of the 2007 league season. He scored his first goal for the club on 30 August 2008 in a 2-0 win against Qingdao Hailifeng. This made him the second youngest goalscorer in Chinese football aged 16 years and 289 days, just 47 days behind Cao Yunding's record.[3]

Wu scored a hat trick on 2 June 2013 in a 6-1 win against Shanghai Shenxin, becoming the second youngest player to score a hat trick in the top tier.[4] He scored his second hat trick of the season on 18 August 2013 in a 3-2 win against Tianjin Teda. He scored his third hat trick of the season on 27 September 2013 in a 6-1 win against Qingdao Jonoon. On 31 July 2016, Wu became the first Chinese footballer in over two years to score a hat trick in the league during a 3-3 draw against Guangzhou R&F.[5][6]

International career[edit]

Wu was called up to the Chinese under-20 national team in 2009 and scored nine goals in five matches during the 2010 AFC U-19 Championshipqualification matches.[7] His impressive goalscoring performances saw him called up to the Chinese national team for the 2010 East Asian Football Championship, making his debut on 14 February 2010 in a 2-0 win against Hong Kong.[8] Several months later, Wu returned to the under-20 national team for the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship and he played in four games and score two goals while he aided China to the quarterfinals by the end of the tournament.

International goals[edit]

As of 29 March 2016 [9]
Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 July 2013 Olympic Stadium, Songpa-gu, South Korea  Australia 4–1 4–3 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
2. 15 November 2013 Shaanxi Province Stadium, Xi'an, China  Indonesia 1–0 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
3. 4 September 2014 Anshan Sports Centre Stadium, Anshan, China  Kuwait 3–1 3–1 Friendly international
4. 14 October 2014 Helong Stadium, Changsha, China  Paraguay 2–0 2–1 Friendly international
13 December 2014 Chenzhou Sports Center Stadium, Chenzhou, China  Kyrgyzstan 2–0 4–0 Friendly international1
3 January 2015 Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Campbelltown, Australia  Oman 3–1 4–1 Friendly international1
5. 16 June 2015 Changlimithang Stadium, Thimpu, Bhutan  Bhutan 2–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
6. 9 August 2015 Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China  Japan 1–0 1–1 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
7. 29 March 2016 Shaanxi Province Stadium, Xi'an, China  Qatar 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
1:Non FIFA 'A' international match

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 16 August 2017 [10]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2006 Shanghai SIPG China League Two - - -
2007 - - -
2008 China League One 24 4 - - - 24 4
2009 22 6 - - - 22 6
2010 23 10 - - - 23 10
2011 25 12 2 0 - - 27 12
2012 30 17 0 0 - - 30 17
2013 Chinese Super League 27 15 0 0 - - 27 15
2014 28 12 0 0 - - 28 12
2015 30 14 3 2 - - 33 16
2016 30 14 2 1 - 10 7 42 22
2017 20 14 4 1 - 9 3 33 18
Total China PR 259 118 11 4 0 0 19 10 289 132

International statistics[edit]

National team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 10 2
2014 10 2
2015 11 2
2016 8 1
2017 4 0
Total 44 7

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shanghai SIPG

International[edit]

China PR national football team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wu Lei". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 乙级也有上海德比:武磊上场创纪录 东亚遗憾负东巴 at sports.sina.com.cn 2006-09-03 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  3. ^ 东亚小将刷新联赛纪录 中国马拉多纳前途无量 at sports.qq.com 2008-09-02 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  4. ^ 上海德比爆大冷 武磊成中超最年轻帽子戏法球员 at sports.163.com 2013-06-03 Retrieved 2013-06-04
  5. ^ "Wu’s hat-trick salvages point for SIPG". Shanghai Daily. 31 July 2016. 
  6. ^ 杜震宇戴帽泰达3-0获首胜 毅腾遭四连败 (in Chinese)
  7. ^ 亚足联盛赞国青惊艳表现 称宿家军表现能得满分 at news.xinmin.cn 2009-11-12 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  8. ^ Score Sheet(PDF) - EAFF : EAST ASIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION at eaff.com February 14, 2010 Retrieved 2012-09-08
  9. ^ Wu Lei
  10. ^ 武磊 at sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01 (in Chinese)

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