Xie Yuxin

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Xie Yuxin
Personal information
Full name Xie Yuxin
Date of birth (1968-10-12) 12 October 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Xingning, Guangdong, China
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1985 Team Guangdong
1985 Chinese Junior National Youth Team
1986 Chinese National Youth Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 FC Zwolle ? (?)
1989–1992 Team Guangdong ? (?)
1993–1995 Guangdong Hongyuan F.C. 41 (10)
1996 Guangzhou Songri 17 (1)
1997 Guangdong Hongyuan F.C. 22 (3)
1998–2001 Shenyang Haishi 73 (2)
2002–2003 Guangdong Mingfeng ? (?)
2004 Sinchi FC 13 (1)
2005 AD Va Luen 3 (1)
2005 Hunan Xiangjun ? (?)
National team
1989–1996 China 120 (11)
Teams managed
2004 Sinchi FC
2005 Hunan Xiangjun
2013–2016 Guangzhou R&F Reserved
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Xie Yuxin (simplified Chinese: 谢育新; traditional Chinese: 謝育新; pinyin: Xiè Yùxīn; Jyutping: Che6 Yuk6 San1; born 12 October 1968 in Xingning, Guangdong) is a retired Chinese international footballer. He made more than 100 appearances for his country in international competitions.[1]

On 6 February 1987, Yuxin signed for PEC Zwolle '82, becoming the first Chinese person to play professional football abroad.[2] He also held the record for being the youngest footballer, 1987-1996, at the age of 18 and youngest scorer, 1988-2003, at the age of 19, for the China national football team. [3]

Club career[edit]

Xie Yuxin was a diminutive but highly skilled promising young player who was scouted and then transferred to Dutch football club FC Zwolle and would become the first Chinese player to play in professional football abroad. Unable to help them stay in the Eredivisie he would return to China with Team Guangdong.[4] With the advent of professionalism within China he would go on to join top tier side Guangdong Hongyuan F.C. and quickly establish himself as a regular within team. For the next several seasons he would become a vital member within the teams midfield as a their creative midfielder until the 1996 league season saw him leave to join newly promoted side Guangzhou Songri. Despite the better pay at his new club he would only stay for one season because of the problems he had with the manager, before returning to Guangdong. His return at Guangdong did not turn out as successful as he had hoped, despite regaining his place back into the team the club had a terrible season that saw them relegated.[5] Considering retiring Xie Yuxin was offered the chance to join Shenyang Haishi and a chance to continue to play in the top tier. Taking this opportunity he became a regular within the team as well as their captain until he decided to leave at the end of the 2001 league season, where he effectively retired. Despite this he took on numerous player coaching roles and officially retired in 2005 with Hunan Billows F.C.

International career[edit]

Xie Yuxin was called up for the national team to play Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He later participated in the 1988 AFC Asian Cup, where he played a vital part in the team's fourth-place finish.

Management career[edit]

At the end of 2001 league season, Xie Yuxin began teaching football in Guangdong when he was playing for Guangdong Mingfeng. In early 2003, he started to lead an expedition to Singapore to coach young players to participate in the Singapore's S. League. This led to a coaching position in 2004 at Dongguan Dongcheng and then Hunan Xiangjun. In October 2005 he took a position as a coach in a Tibetan side, however just 47 days in Tibet he left because of conflicts from his employers and local players, which then lead to him taking a position as coach for Macau. In 2008, he took an assistant coach position at Chinese Super League side Shenzhen Shangqingyin, until 2010 when he joined Nanjing Yoyo F.C. as an assistant coach.


  1. ^ "亚足联设世纪奖 奖励为国家队出战百场A级赛运动员". sports.sina.com.cn. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Saga over As Dong Joins Man Utd". china.org.cn. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "最年轻的国脚以及破门者 赵旭日刷新两项国足纪录". sports.sina.com.cn. 11 December 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "谢育新". sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "China League 1997". rsssf.com. 21 June 2003. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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