|Full name||Yu Hai|
|Date of birth||4 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Luoyang, Henan, China|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 April 2017
Yu Hai started his football career with Shaanxi Chanba in the 2004 season and he made his debut for the club on 16 May 2004 in a 2-2 draw against Qingdao Etsong. Despite predominately playing as a substitute throughout the season, he played a significant part in Shaanxi's third-place finish at the end of the season. By the following 2005 season, he established as a player with rising potential within the team and was starting in considerably more games within the team.
Before the start of the 2006-07 season, Yu transferred to Eredivisie side Vitesse where he would make his debut for the club on 18 March 2007 in a 2-0 loss against FC Utrecht. His time at Vitesse proved unsuccessful as he was unable to establish himself within the team. He was released from Vitesse after the 2008 Summer Olympics due to cruciate ligament damage which he suffered in July 2008.
Yu returned to Shaanxi at the start of the 2009 season where he played 29 league games and scored three goals by the end of the season. For the next few seasons, he became a regular for the club; and by the start of the 2012 season, Yu followed the club when it decided to move to Guizhou and rename themselves Guizhou Renhe.
Yu was a member of the Chinese under-23 national team and was expected to lead the team in the 2008 Summer Olympics; however, he was dropped from the team due to cruciate ligament damage. He would still eventually grauduate to the senior team when he returned to Chinese football and gained regular playing time with Shaanxi Chanba, his form for the club would see him make his international debut against on 4 June 2009 in a 4-1 loss against Saudi Arabia. Despite the defeat, Yu would go on to establish himself as a regular and be included in the squad that won the 2010 East Asian Football Championship. This would then lead to a call-up for the squad that took part in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
- As of 1 September 2016
- Results list China's goal tally first.
- As of 21 April 2017
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Others||Total|
|China PR||League||FA Cup||CSL Cup||Asia||Others||Total|
|2004||Shaanxi Chanba||Chinese Super League||21||0||2||0||0||0||-||-||23||0|
|Netherlands||League||KNVB Cup||League Cup||Europe||Others||Total|
|China PR||League||FA Cup||CSL Cup||Asia||Others1||Total|
|2009||Guizhou Renhe||Chinese Super League||27||3||0||0||0||0||-||-||27||3|
1Other tournaments include Chinese FA Super Cup.
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