|Date of birth||8 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Tianjin, China|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Liu Yunfei (Chinese:刘云飞 born May 8, 1979) is a former Chinese international football goalkeeper who played for Tianjin Teda and Shanghai Shenhua. Internationally he would play within the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, however at the height of his career he would be disciplined by his club for his recreational drug use before being arrested for possessing illegal drugs, which saw him retire in 2007 at the age of only 27.
Liu Yunfei started his career playing for the Tianjin Teda youth team and would soon be called-up to the Chinese U-23 team where he competed with his Tianjin team mate Zong Lei for the first choice goalkeeping spot. After returning from national duty, his development would soon see him replace Jiang Jin as the clubs first choice goalkeeper within the 2001 Chinese Jia-A League season after he made 19 league appearances for the club. His breakout season would see him personally win the Jia A goalkeeper of the year award in 2001 while Jiang Jin would decide to move to Shanghai Zhongyuan in 2002.
Liu would soon be called-up to Chinese senior team on February 15, 2002 by the Chinese Head coach Bora Milutinović in a friendly against Slovenia in a 0-0 draw. While he would miss out on the 2002 FIFA World Cup Liu would soon go on to establish himself as his countries first choice goalkeeper once Arie Haan became manager for China and once the 2004 AFC Asian Cup came around, Liu would become the hero in the semi-final penalty shootout against Iran as China won 4-3 on penalties.
Liu transferred to top tier side Shanghai Shenhua in 2006, where his teammate in the national team Yu Weiliang was a starter goalkeeper. He started a few games, but was suspended later for discipline problems thought to be brought about by his recreational drug use. After he stopped training Liu would soon become a free agent after the contract with Shanghai Shenhua was terminated. In March 2007, Liu was arrested for possessing illegal drugs so he retired at only age 27.
- Liú, Yúnfēi at nationalfootballteams.com
- 中国 0-0 斯洛文尼亚 at teamchina.freehostia.com
- 中国 1-1 伊朗 at teamchina.freehostia.com
- Police confirm ex-China goalie detained for drug use at chinaview.cn 2007-03-27
- Player profile at Sina