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China national under-20 football team

The China national under-20 football team, also known as the China Youth Team (国青队), represents the People's Republic of China in international football competitions in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the AFC Youth Championship, as well as any other under-20 international football tournaments. It is governed by the Chinese Football Association (CFA).

China U-20
AssociationChinese Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachChina Cheng Yaodong (Red/A team)
Serbia Aleksandar Janković (Yellow/B team)
France Patrick Gonfalone (U-17)
CaptainZhu Chenjie
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1983)
Best result10 (2005)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions(1985)

Contents

HistoryEdit

In 2017, the under-20 team began playing in the Regionalliga Südwest, a fourth-division German league, as part of an agreement between the two countries. The team would play friendly matches to fill in for the missing 20th club in the league's schedule.[1] During the team's match on 17 November against TSV Schott Mainz, the display of a Tibetan flag led to the team walking off in protest.[2] In the aftermath, all upcoming friendly matches were cancelled.[3]

On 28 September 2018, China U-19 Yellow (B team) was organised as support for the national under-20 football team. Serbian manager Aleksandar Janković was appointed the first head coach of the team[4]

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 1985
Runners-up (3): 1982, 1996, 2004
Third-places (2): 1966, 2000
Winners (1): 2005
Third-places (2): 1993, 1997

Competition historyEdit

FIFA World Youth Championship / FIFA U-20 World Cup recordEdit

Year Result Pos P W D L F A
1977 to 1981 DNE
  1983 First round 12 3 1 0 2 5 8
  1985 Quarter-finalist 7 4 2 0 2 5 5
1987 to 1995 DNQ
  1997 First round 18 3 0 2 1 2 3
1999 DNQ
  2001 Last 16 15 4 1 1 2 2 3
2003 DNQ
  2005 Last 16 10 4 3 0 1 11 7
2007 to 2019 DNQ
Total - - 18 7 3 8 25 26

* DNE = Did not enter; DNQ = Did not qualify; Pos = Position; P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against.
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC U-19 ChampionshipEdit

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
1959 to 1974 DNP
  1966 [note 1] DNP
  1975 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 6 3
  1976 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 7 8
  1977 DNP
  1978 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
  1980 DNQ
  1982 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 4 3
  1985 Champions 3 2 1 0 5 3
  1986 DNQ
  1988 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 9
1990 to 1994 DNQ
  1996 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 16 9
  1998 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 7 8
  2000 3rd Place 6 3 2 1 7 5
  2002 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 7 10
  2004 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 10 3
  2006 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 5 3
  2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 2 0 9 1
  2010 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 6 4
  2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 5
  2014 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 5 6
  2016 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 3
  2018 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 2
Total 72 30 18 24 104 89
  • DNP : Did Not Participate
  • DNQ : Did Not Qualify

Recent matchesEdit

2017Edit

24 August 2017 Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange MeetIbaraki U-18 XI  1–0  China PRIbaraki
26 August 2017 Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange MeetJapan U-18 XI  1–2  China PRIbaraki
27 August 2017 Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange MeetSouth Korea U-18 XI  1–4  China PRIbaraki

2018Edit

7 March 2018 FriendlyOGC Nice U-19  0–2  China PR
9 March 2018 FriendlyAS Monaco U-19  0–4  China PR
9 March 2018 FriendlyAS Cannes U-19  0–3  China PR
12 March 2018 2018 Torneo di ViareggioTorino U-19  1–0  China PR
14 March 2018 2018 Torneo di ViareggioPaganese U-19  0–1  China PR
17 March 2018 2018 Torneo di ViareggioPerugia U-19  0–0  China PR
19 March 2018 FriendlyDonoratico  0–2  China PR
22 March 2018 FriendlyPonsacco  0–0  China PR
24 March 2018 FriendlyDeportes Quindío U-19  2–1  China PR
26 March 2018 FriendlyIndependiente U-19  2–1  China PR
27 March 2018 FriendlyReal Forte Querceta  1–4  China PR
17 July 2018 FriendlyRed Bull Salzburg U-19  3–0  China PRAustria
19 July 2018 FriendlyQatar  0–0  China PRAustria
7 October 2018 FriendlyJeju United U-19  0–3  China PRJeju
9 October 2018 FriendlyYong In University  0–1  China PRJeju
11 October 2018 FriendlyJeju United U-19  0–4  China PRJeju
14 October 2018 FriendlyVietnam  1–0  China PRWibawa Mukti Stadium, Cikarang

SquadEdit

Current coachesEdit

Team Manager   Zhang Chao
  Lin Lefeng
Head Coach   Cheng Yaodong
Assistant Coach   Wu Bing
  Zhang Xinxin
Fitness Coach   Cao Xiaodong
Goalkeeper Coach   Jia Chunhua
Team Doctor   Wang Dongzhen
  Shen Chunfeng
  Wang Lei

Current SquadEdit

The following players were called up for 2018 AFC U-19 Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Peng Peng (2000-11-24) 24 November 2000 (age 18)   Shanghai Shenhua
12 1GK Yan Bingliang (2000-04-03) 3 April 2000 (age 19)   Villarreal
23 1GK Qi Yuxi (2000-11-21) 21 November 2000 (age 18)   Jiangsu Suning

2 2DF Wu Shaocong (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 19)   Kyoto Sanga
3 2DF Chen Guoliang (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20)   Jumilla
4 2DF Wang Xianjun (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 (age 19)   Dalian Yifang
5 2DF Zhu Chenjie (2000-08-23) 23 August 2000 (age 18)   Shanghai Shenhua
6 2DF Jiang Shenglong (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 18)   Shanghai Shenhua
13 2DF Sun Qinhan (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 19)   Shanghai Shenhua
18 2DF Xu Haofeng (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 20)   Tianjin Quanjian
21 2DF He Yupeng (1999-12-05) 5 December 1999 (age 19)   Dalian Yifang
22 2DF Wen Jiabao (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 20)   Guangzhou Evergrande

8 3MF Xu Lei (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 19)   Shanghai Shenhua
14 3MF Yang Yilin (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 20)   Jumilla
15 3MF Liu Chaoyang (1999-06-09) 9 June 1999 (age 20)   Shandong Luneng Taishan
16 3MF Xu Yue (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 19)   Shanghai Shenhua
17 3MF Xu Haoyang (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 20)   Shanghai Shenhua
20 3MF Chen Ao (2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 19)   Hebei China Fortune

7 4FW Tao Qianglong (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 17)   Hebei China Fortune
9 4FW Guo Tianyu (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 20)   Shandong Luneng Taishan
10 4FW Liu Ruofan (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 20)   Shanghai Shenhua
11 4FW Liu Guobo (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 19)   Beijing Guoan
19 4FW Wang Jinze (1999-03-15) 15 March 1999 (age 20)   Guangzhou Evergrande

List of head coachesEdit

Manage records only includes International Country results

# Name Period Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Achievements
1   A Joseph 1954 - 1955 1 1 0 0 3 2 100%
2   Nian Weisi 1966 - 1971 13 2 8 3 12 21 15.83% 3rd place at the 1966 AFC Youth Championship
3   Sun Baorong 1972 – 1973 4 2 1 1 12 8 50.00%
4   Chen Chengda 1974 6 3 1 2 7 9 50.00%
5   Zhang Honggen 1975 – 1976 9 3 4 2 13 9 33.33%
6   Xian Dihong 1976 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
7   Zhang Shixun 1976 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
8   Chen Jiagen 1977 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
9   Zhang Honggen 1977 3 2 1 0 4 2 66.67%
10   Chen Jiagen (2nd time) 1978 6 2 0 4 7 9 33.33%
11   Zhang Junxiu 1978 6 1 0 5 3 12 16.67%
12   Xian Dixiong (2nd time) 1979 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
13   Shao Xiankang 1980 4 1 0 3 1 19 25.00%
14   Zhang Junxiu (2nd time) 1980 4 2 0 2 13 4 50.00%
15   Gao Fengwen 1981 - 1983 18 12 3 3 32 17 66.67% Runners-up of the 1982 AFC Youth Championship
first round of the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
  Xie Hongjun 1983 (U-19) 4 1 0 3 3 7 25.00%
  Li Chuanqi 1983 (U-18) 5 1 0 4 3 17 20.00%
16   Zhang Zhicheng 1984 - 1986 32 18 4 10 63 23 56.25% Champions of the 1985 AFC Youth Championship
Quarter final of the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship
17   Liu Minxin 1986 - 1988 21 15 2 4 58 20 71.43%
18   Chen Xirong 1988 - 1990 23 12 3 8 53 20 52.17%
19   Zhu Guanghu 1991 - 1992 7 2 3 2 9 9 28.57%
20   Zhang Zhicheng (2nd time) 1993 - 1994 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.00%
21   Gai Zengchen 1995 - 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
22   Tang Pengju 1996 - 1997 14 11 1 2 48 16 78.57% Runners-up of the 1996 AFC Youth Championship
23   Zhu Guanghu (2nd time) 1997 - 1998 24 7 7 10 30 27 29.17% First round of the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
24   Chen Jingang 1998 4 1 1 2 7 8 25.00%
25   Keith Blunt 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
26   Shen Xiangfu 2000 - 2001 27 13 5 9 46 29 48.15% 3rd place at the 2000 AFC Youth Championship
Round of 16 of the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
27   Wang Baoshan 2001 - 2002 8 4 2 2 15 13 50.00%
28   Jia Xiuquan 2003 - 2004 6 5 1 0 17 2 83.33%
29   Yin Tiesheng 2004 - 2005 18 9 4 5 21 12 50.00% Runners-up at the 2004 AFC Youth Championship
30   Eckhard Krautzun 2005 8 4 1 3 16 13 50.00% Round of 16 of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
  Jia Xiuquan 2006 (U-21) 5 4 0 1 12 4 80.00%
31   Jia Xiuquan (2nd time) 2005 – 2006 17 10 3 3 48 19 58.82%
32   Liu Chunming 2007 – 2008 26 12 7 7 53 20 46.15%
33   Su Maozhen 2009 – 2011
34   Jan Olde Riekerink 2011 – 2012
35   Luis Manuel Blanco 2012
36   Li Bing 2013 - 2014
37   Zheng Xiong (Caretaker) 2014
38   Li Ming 2015 – 2018
39   Cheng Yaodong 2018 –

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nationalist China take part in AFC Youth Championship 1966, not China PR.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bartlett, Evan (22 June 2017). "Chinese U20 team set to become newest member of German fourth division". The Independent. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ "China under-20s protest Tibetan flags at friendly in Germany". Washington Post. Associated Press. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Freundschaftsspiele mit chinesischer U 20 werden nicht fortgesetzt". dfb. 22 December 2017.
  4. ^ "足协宣布组建U19黄队 扬戈维奇出任球队主教练". Sina. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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