|Full name||Yang Xu|
|Date of birth||12 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Dalian, Liaoning, China|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2014||→ Changchun Yatai (loan)||11||(2)|
|2017||→ Liaoning Whowin (loan)||9||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2019
Yang Xu started his football career when he made his debut for Liaoning Whowin on 16 April 2005 in a 1–0 loss against Shanghai Shenhua. He scored his first goal for the club on 5 May 2005 in a 3–1 win against Shenzhen Jianlibao. By the end of the 2005 season, Yang scored three league goals in 11 appearances and saw his club finish in a tenth-place position. The following season would see Yang continue to establish himself with the squad by making a further 20 league appearances and scoring three goals; however, most of his appearances came from the bench. By the 2008 season, he was still a squad player trying to establish himself as the main striker within the team; however, he was unable to help Liaoning avoid relegation at the end of the season. Staying with the club, Yang was promoted to first-choice striker at the start of the 2009 league season and he would repay them with 15 league goals in 22 appearances, making him the second best goalscorer in the league. His goals would aid Liaoning to win the division title and immediate promotion back to the top flight.
On 27 February 2013, Yang transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng. In July 2014, he was loaned to Changchun Yatai for the rest of the 2014 season. On 26 February 2017, Yang transferred to fellow top tier side Tianjin Quanjian and was immediately loaned to his former club Liaoning Whowin for one season. He made his first appearance since returning to the club on 3 March 2017 in a 1–1 draw against Guizhou Zhicheng.
Yang was called up to the Chinese national team and made his international debut on 30 September 2009 in a 4–1 win against Botswana. Despite playing for a second tier side he would be tried out in several friendlies before he was given his chance to play in a qualifying match for the AFC Asian Cup in a 2–1 win against Vietnam on 17 January 2010 where he also scored his debut goal. On 30 March 2011, he scored twice in a 3–0 win against Honduras and on 23 July 2011, he scored a hat-trick in a 7–2 win against Laos.
- As of 31 December 2019 
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Liaoning Whowin||2005||Chinese Super League||11||3||0||0||0||0||-||-||11||3|
|2009||China League One||23||15||-||-||-||-||23||15|
|2010||Chinese Super League||27||11||-||-||-||-||27||11|
|Shandong Luneng||2013||Chinese Super League||22||4||1||0||-||-||-||23||4|
|Changchun Yatai (loan)||2014||Chinese Super League||11||2||0||0||-||-||-||11||2|
|Tianjin Tianhai||2018||Chinese Super League||25||9||1||0||-||7||1||-||33||10|
|Liaoning Whowin (loan)||2017||Chinese Super League||9||0||0||0||-||-||-||9||0|
- Appearances in Chinese FA Super Cup
- As of 10 October 2019
- Scores and results list China's goal tally first.
|1.||17 January 2010||My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam||1–0||2–1||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||17 November 2010||Tuodong Stadium, Kunming, China||Latvia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|3.||18 December 2010||Zhuhai Sports Center, Zhuhai, China||Estonia||3–0||3–0|
|4.||29 March 2011||Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China||Honduras||2–0||3–0|
|6.||23 July 2011||Tuodong Stadium, Kunming, China||Laos||1–2||7–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||28 July 2011||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos||6–1||6–1|
|10.||28 July 2013||Olympic Stadium, Songpa-gu, South Korea||Australia||3–1||4–3||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup|
|11.||10 September 2013||Olympic Stadium, Tianjin, China||Malaysia||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|12.||4 September 2014||Anshan Sports Centre Stadium, Anshan, China||Kuwait||1–1||3–1|
|13.||10 October 2014||Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China||Thailand||3–0||3–0|
|13 December 2014||Chenzhou Sports Center Stadium, Chenzhou, China||Kyrgyzstan||3–0||4–0||Friendly1|
|17 December 2014||Evergrande Football Base, Qingyuan, China||2–0||2–0|
|3 January 2015||Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Campbelltown, Australia||Oman||4–1||4–1|
|14.||27 March 2015||Helong Stadium, Changsha, China||Haiti||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
|15.||16 June 2015||Changlimithang Stadium, Thimpu, Bhutan||Bhutan||1–0||6–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|18.||12 November 2015||Helong Stadium, Changsha, China||2–0||12–0|
|22.||24 March 2016||Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China||Maldives||2–0||4–0|
|23.||11 June 2019||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China||Tajikistan||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|30 August 2019||NFTC Stadium, Xianghe, China||Myanmar||1–0||4–1||Friendly1|
|24.||10 September 2019||National Football Stadium, Malé, Maldives||Maldives||3–0||5–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|25.||10 October 2019||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China||Guam||1–0||7–0|
|1:Non FIFA 'A' international match|
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- "China PR 4–1 Botswana". teamchina.freehostia.com. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
- "China PR 2–1 Vietnam". teamchina.freehostia.com. 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- Matches of Yang Xu
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