|Full name||Yang Xu|
|Date of birth||12 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Dalian, Liaoning, China|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2014||→ Changchun Yatai (loan)||11||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2016.
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. After failing to settle in with the club, Yang was loaned out to Changchun Yatai in July 2014 for the rest of the 2014 season.
After an impressive start to the 2009 season, Yang was called up to the Chinese national team 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 20 July 2016
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|China PR||League||FA Cup||CSL Cup||Asia||Others1||Total|
|2005||Liaoning Whowin||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|
1Other tournaments include Chinese FA Super Cup.
- As of 24 March 2016 
- 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 qualifier|
|2.||17 November 2010||Tuodong Stadium, Kunming, China||Latvia||1–0||1–0||Friendly international|
|3.||18 December 2010||Zhuhai Sports Center, Zhuhai, China||Estonia||3–0||3–0||Friendly international|
|4.||29 March 2011||Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China||Honduras||2–0||3–0||Friendly international|
|6.||23 July 2011||Tuodong Stadium, Kunming, China||Laos||1–2||7–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|9.||28 July 2011||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos||Laos||6–1||6–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|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 international|
|12.||4 September 2014||Anshan Sports Centre Stadium, Anshan, China||Kuwait||1–1||3–1||Friendly international|
|13.||10 October 2014||Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China||Thailand||3–0||3–0||Friendly international|
|13 December 2014||Chenzhou Sports Center Stadium, Chenzhou, China||Kyrgyzstan||3–0||4–0||Friendly international1|
|17 December 2014||Evergrande Football Base, Qingyuan, China||Kyrgyzstan||2–0||2–0||Friendly international1|
|3 January 2015||Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Campbelltown, Australia||Oman||4–1||4–1||Friendly international1|
|14.||27 March 2015||Helong Stadium, Changsha, China||Haiti||1–1||2–2||Friendly international|
|15.||16 June 2015||Changlimithang Stadium, Thimpu, Bhutan||Bhutan||1–0||6–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|18.||12 November 2015||Helong Stadium, Changsha, China||Bhutan||2–0||12–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|22.||24 March 2016||Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan, China||Maldives||2–0||4–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|1:Non FIFA 'A' international match|
- "杨旭心态正处子秀挺成功 辽足喜获未来锋线杀手". sports.sina.com.cn. 2005-04-17. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "辽小虎陈兴独中两元 健力宝1-3辽宁遇五连败 评". sports.sohu.com. 2005-05-15. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "球员资料-中超数据库-搜狐". csldata.sports.sohu.com. 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "中甲射手榜：南昌外援18球称王 辽足新国脚穿银靴". sports.sina.com. 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "China PR 2-1 Vietnam". teamchina.freehostia.com. 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- Matches of Yang Xu