|Date of birth||November 25, 1985|
|Place of birth||Tianjin, China|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2013
He started his professional career at Shandong Luneng playing as understudy to Wang Chao for the left-back position, making numerous appearances off the bench as his replacement. This would continue throughout the 2004 league season when Yuan Weiwei would play in twelve league games, three of which he actually started. For several more seasons, this would continue and Yuan Weiwei would be part of the squad that saw Shandong win the 2004 and 2006 league cups as well as winning the 2006 league title. It was however not until the 2008 season that saw the prominence of Yuan Weiwei establish himself as Shandong Luneng's first choice left-back when he overtook Wang Chao within the team by starting in twenty-one league games for them.
He made his senior debut for the national team in a friendly against Jordan in 2007, which China won 2–0. He was eligible to play for the Chinese under-23 national team that took part in the 2008 Summer Olympics where he played in two group games before being suspended for the third game, playing as first choice left-back for China.
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