China women's national football team

The China women's national football team (Chinese: 中国国家女子足球队; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Nǚzǐ Zúqiú Duì), recognized as China PR by FIFA, is governed by the Chinese Football Association.[2] The team is colloquially referred to as "Zhōngguó Nǚzú" (Chinese: 中国女足, short for Chinese: 中国国家女子足球队; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Nǚzĭ Zúqiú Duì; lit. 'Chinese national women's football team').

China PR
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)铿锵玫瑰 Kēngqiāng Méiguī
(Steel Roses)
AssociationChinese Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachChina Jia Xiuquan
(A team/Red)
South Korea Park Tae-ha
(B team/Yellow)
CaptainWu Haiyan
Most capsPu Wei (219)
Top scorerSun Wen (106)
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Increase 1 (16 April 2021)[1]
Highest4 (July 2003)
Lowest19 (August 2012)
First international
 United States 2–1 China PR 
(Jesolo, Italy; 20 July 1986)
Biggest win
 China PR 21–0 Philippines 
(Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; 24 September 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 8–0 China PR 
(Patras, Greece; 11 August 2004)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up (1999)
Asian Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1986)
Best resultWinners (1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006)

Team imageEdit

NicknamesEdit

The China women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as "铿锵玫瑰 (Steel Roses)".[3]

FIFA world rankingsEdit

As of 18 April 2021[4]

  Best Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Ranking    Worst Mover  

China's FIFA world rankings
Rank Year Games
Played
Won Lost Drawn Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
14 2021 2 1 1 0 14   1 15  

Results and fixturesEdit

  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Cancellation or Postponement   Fixture

2021Edit

21 July Olympics GS China PR   v   Brazil Rifu, Japan
17:00 UTC+9 Stadium: Miyagi Stadium
24 July Olympics GS China PR   v   Zambia Rifu, Japan
17:00 UTC+9 Stadium: Miyagi Stadium

All-time recordEdit

  • The following table shows China women's all-time international record, correct as of 1 Jan 2021.
Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 424 198 77 142 698 424

Head-to-head recordEdit

As of 13 April 2021
counted for the FIFA A-level matches only.
Nations First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
  Argentina 2007 5 3 1 1 9 1 +8 CONMEBOL
  Australia 1988 44 19 12 13 72 51 +21 AFC
  Brazil 1986 11 1 5 5 9 22 −13 CONMEBOL
  Cameroon 2015 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 CAF
  Canada 1987 28 14 5 9 50 28 +22 CONCACAF
  Chile 2009 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 CONMEBOL
  Chinese Taipei 1989 17 17 0 0 53 0 +53 AFC
  Colombia 2018 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 CONMEBOL
  Costa Rica 2016 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 CONCACAF
  Croatia 2017 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 UEFA
  Czech Republic 2004 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
  Denmark 1991 17 10 4 4 32 14 +18 UEFA
  England 2005 5 3 1 1 6 3 +3 UEFA
  Finland 1989 16 13 2 1 43 8 +35 UEFA
  France 1990 11 4 3 4 12 12 0 UEFA
  Germany 1991 31 8 6 17 30 56 −26 UEFA
  Ghana 1999 4 4 0 0 12 2 +10 CAF
  Guam 1999 2 2 0 0 24 0 +24 AFC
  Guatemala 2000 1 1 0 0 14 0 +14 CONCACAF
  Hong Kong 1989 10 10 0 0 80 0 +80 AFC
  Hungary 2007 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
  Iceland 2007 8 2 1 5 8 13 −5 UEFA
  India 1998 2 2 0 0 28 0 +28 AFC
  Indonesia 1986 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 AFC
  Italy 1986 8 2 2 4 6 10 −4 UEFA
  Ivory Coast 1988 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 CAF
  Japan 1986 38 16 6 16 51 37 +14 AFC
  Jordan 2006 4 4 0 0 35 2 +33 AFC
  Kazakhstan 1995 2 2 0 0 16 0 +16 UEFA
  North Korea 1989 36 11 8 17 36 38 −2 AFC
  South Korea 1990 43 30 6 7 105 29 +76 AFC
  Malaysia 1986 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17 AFC
  Mexico 2000 11 8 3 0 17 4 +13 CONCACAF
  Mongolia 2018 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 AFC
  Myanmar 2004 3 3 0 0 16 0 +16 AFC
  Netherlands 1988 12 6 5 2 16 11 +5 UEFA
  New Zealand 1991 17 13 1 3 42 12 +30 OFC
  Nigeria 2000 6 4 1 1 14 7 +7 CAF
  Norway 1987 27 9 3 16 30 40 −10 UEFA
  Philippines 1995 4 4 0 0 50 0 +50 AFC
  Portugal 1996 8 4 3 1 18 6 +12 UEFA
  Romania 1991 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 UEFA
  Russia 1991 14 11 2 1 23 8 +15 UEFA
  Scotland 2003 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
  Serbia 1989 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 UEFA
  South Africa 2003 5 5 0 0 29 0 +29 CAF
  Spain 2015 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 UEFA
  Sweden 1987 26 7 9 10 24 33 −9 UEFA
   Switzerland 2009 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 UEFA
  Tajikistan 2018 1 1 0 0 16 0 +16 AFC
  Thailand 1989 17 16 1 0 73 8 +65 AFC
  United States 1986 58 9 13 36 37 99 −62 CONCACAF
  Ukraine 2017 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 UEFA
  Uzbekistan 1997 4 4 0 0 34 1 +33 AFC
  Vietnam 2002 13 13 0 0 50 2 +48 AFC
  Wales 2011 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
  Zambia 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CAF
  Zimbabwe 2016 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 CAF
Total 1986 582 311 101 170 1285 551 +734 All

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

Position Name Ref.
Head coach   Jia Xiuquan (A team/Red)
Head Coach   Park Tae-ha (B team/Yellow)

Manager historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Zhu Yu (朱钰) (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 23)   Wuhan Jianghan University
2 2DF Liu Shanshan (刘杉杉) (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 29) 115 1   Beijing BG Phoenix
3 2DF Lin Yuping (林宇萍) (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 29) 17 0   Wuhan Jianghan University
4 2DF Li Mengwen (李梦雯) (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 26)   Jiangsu Suning
5 2DF Wu Haiyan (吴海燕) (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 28) 123 1   Wuhan Jianghan University
6 2DF Zhai Qingwei (翟晴苇) (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 24)   Jiangsu Suning
7 4FW Wang Shuang (王霜) (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 26) 124 28   Wuhan Jianghan University
8 3MF Ma Jun (马君) (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 32) 50 15   Jiangsu Suning
9 3MF Tang Jiali (唐佳丽) (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 26)   Jiangsu Suning
10 4FW Li Ying (李影) (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 28) 116 30   Meizhou Huijun
11 4FW Yang Li (杨丽) (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 28) 63 31   Jiangsu Suning
12 1GK Peng Shimeng (彭诗梦) (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 22) 19 0   Jiangsu Suning
13 4FW Song Duan (宋端) (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 25) 25 7   Dalian
14 2DF Wang Ying (王莹) (1997-11-18) 18 November 1997 (age 23) 4 0   Wuhan Jianghan University
15 3MF Fang Jie (方洁) (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 21)   Shanghai Shengli
16 4FW Yang Man (杨曼) (1995-11-02) 2 November 1995 (age 25)   Shandong Sports Lottery
17 4FW Gu Yasha (古雅沙) (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 30) 122 13   Beijing BG Phoenix
18 1GK Bi Xiaolin (毕晓琳) (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 31)   Dalian
19 3MF Pang Fengyue (庞丰月) (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 32) 87 6   Changchun Zhuoyue
20 3MF Zhang Rui (张睿) (1989-01-17) 17 January 1989 (age 32) 149 24   Changchun Zhuoyue
21 3MF Yao Wei (姚伟) (1997-09-01) 1 September 1997 (age 23)   Wuhan Jianghan University
22 2DF Luo Guiping (罗桂平) (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 28) 2 0   Meizhou Huijun
23 4FW Zhang Xin (张馨) (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 28)   Shanghai Shengli

Recent call-upsEdit

  • The following players have been called up to a China squad in the past 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up



Previous squadsEdit

CaptainsEdit

RecordsEdit

HonoursEdit

IntercontinentalEdit

  Runners-up: 1999
  Runners-up: 1996[6][7]

ContinentalEdit

  Winners: 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006
  Runners-up: 2003, 2008
  Winners: 1990, 1994, 1998
  Runners-up: 2002, 2018

RegionalEdit

  Runners-up: 2010

Other tournamentsEdit

  Winners: 1990
  Winners: 1999, 2002
  Runners-up: 1997, 2003
  Winners: 2005, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  Winners: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

Competitive recordEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
  1991 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6
  1995 Fourth place 6 2 2 2 11 10 +1
  1999 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 19 2 +17
  2003 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1
  2007 4 2 0 2 5 7 −2
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015 Quarter-finals 5 2 1 2 4 4 0
  2019 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 1 3 −2
 /  2023 To be determined
Total 7/9 33 16 7 10 53 32 +21
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
  1991 Group stage 16 November   Norway W 4–0 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
19 November   Denmark D 2–2 Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou
21 November   New Zealand W 4–1 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
Quarter-finals 24 November   Sweden L 0–1 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
  1995 Group stage 6 June   United States D 3–3 Strömvallen, Gävle
8 June   Australia W 4–2 Arosvallen, Västerås
10 June   Denmark W 3–1
Quarter-finals 13 June   Sweden D 1–1 (4-3 pen) Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
Semi-finals 15 June   Germany L 0–1
Third place play-off 17 June   United States L 0–2 Strömvallen, Gävle
  1999 Group stage 19 June   Sweden W 2–1 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
23 June   Ghana W 7–0 Civic Stadium, Portland
26 June   Australia W 3–1 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Quarter-finals 30 June   Russia W 2–0 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Semi-finals 4 July   Norway W 5–0 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Final 17 June   United States D 0–0 (4–5 pen) Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  2003 Group stage 21 September   Ghana W 1–0 The Home Depot Center, Carson
25 September   Australia D 1–1
28 September   Russia W 1–0 PGE Park, Portland
Quarter-finals 2 October   Canada L 0–1
  2007 Group stage 12 September   Denmark W 3–2 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September   Brazil L 0–4
20 September   New Zealand W 2–0 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Quarter-finals 23 September   Norway L 0–1 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
  2015
Group stage 6 June   Canada L 0–1 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
11 June   Netherlands W 1–0
15 June   New Zealand D 2–2 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Round of 16 20 June   Cameroon W 1–0 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Quarter-finals 23 September   United States L 0–1 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
  2019 Group stage 8 June   Germany L 0–1 Roazhon Park, Rennes
13 June   South Africa W 1–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
17 June   Spain D 0–0 Stade Océane, Le Havre
Round of 16 25 June   Italy L 0–2 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

Olympic GamesEdit

Summer Olympics record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
  1996 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6
  2000 Group stage 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
  2004 2 0 1 1 1 9 −8
  2008 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2
  2020 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 5/6 18 7 5 6 24 26 –2

AFC Women's Asian CupEdit

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
  1975 Did not enter
  1977
  1979
  1981
  1983
  1986 Champions 4 4 0 0 23 0 +23
  1989 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14
  1991 5 5 0 0 29 1 +28
  1993 5 4 1 0 20 2 +18
  1995 5 5 0 0 46 0 +46
  1997 5 5 0 0 39 1 +38
  1999 6 6 0 0 47 2 +45
  2001 Third place 5 4 0 1 40 3 +37
  2003 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 33 3 +30
  2006 Champions 5 3 1 1 7 3 +4
  2008 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5
  2010 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3
  2014 Third place 5 3 1 1 13 3 +10
  2018 5 4 0 1 19 5 +14
  2022 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 14/19 70 57 4 9 348 33 +315

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games record
Hosts / Year Result GP W D L GS GA GD
  1990 Champions 5 5 0 0 26 0 +26
  1994 4 3 1 0 10 1 +9
  1998 5 5 0 0 28 0 +28
  2002 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 11 3 +8
  2006 Third place 5 3 0 2 22 4 +18
  2010 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 11 4 +7
  2014 5th place 4 2 1 1 9 1 +8
  2018 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 31 1 +30
  2022 TBD - - - - - - -
  2026 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 8/8 39 28 5 6 149 14 +135

EAFF E-1 Football ChampionshipEdit

EAFF E-1 Football Championship record
Hosts / Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
  2005 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3
  2008 Third place 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2
  2010 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 5 3 2
  2013 Fourth place 6 4 0 2 12 5 7
  2015 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4
  2017 Third place 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
  2019 6 4 1 1 19 3 16
  2021 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 7/7 27 12 3 12 44 29 15

Algarve CupEdit

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".[8]

  Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
1994 Did not enter
1995
1996 Third place 4 3 0 1 9 5 4
1997 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 6 1 5
1998 5th place 4 3 0 1 6 5 1
1999 Champions 4 4 0 0 10 1 9
2000 Third place 4 3 0 1 9 4 5
2001 4 3 0 1 11 3 8
2002 Champions 4 4 0 0 10 3 7
2003 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 5 3 2
2004 6th place 4 1 2 1 5 2 3
2005 7th place 4 0 1 3 1 6 −5
2006 6th place 4 1 1 2 6 2 4
2007 10th place 4 0 0 4 2 9 −7
2008 9th place 4 0 1 3 2 10 −8
2009 5th place 4 2 1 1 3 4 −1
2010 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5
2011 7th place 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2
2012 9th place 4 1 0 3 1 3 −2
2013 6th place 4 1 1 2 2 7 −5
2014 5th place 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1
2015 12th place 4 0 2 2 3 8 −5
2016 Did not enter
2017 10th place 4 0 1 3 2 5 −3
2018 11th place 4 1 0 3 3 7 −4
2019 12th place 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
2020 Did not enter
2021 To be determined
Total 23/27 91 35 14 42 106 109 −3

Four Nations TournamentEdit

  Four Nations Tournament record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1998 Third Place 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
2002 Fourth Place 3 1 0 2 2 6 -4
2003 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2
2004 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
2005 Champions 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
2006 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
2007 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
2008 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1
2009 Champions 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
2011 Fourth Place 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
2012 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1
2013 Third Place 3 1 0 2 2 2 0
2014 Champions 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4
2015 Fourth Place 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2
2016 Champions 3 2 1 0 10 0 +10
2017 Champions 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9
2018 Champions 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
2019 Champions 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
Total 18/18 53 28 12 13 82 38 +44

Yongchuan International TournamentEdit

  Yongchuan International Tournament record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2015 Champions 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
2016 Champions 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4
2017 Third Place 3 1 1 1 6 6 0
2018 Champions 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
2019 Champions 2 1 1 0 2 0 0
Total 5/5 13 7 5 1 22 12 +10

See alsoEdit

National teams
Women's
Men's

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ Joshua Frank (1 March 1986). "Missing from the World Cup? China". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Wang snatches Olympic football for the Steel Roses". FIFA. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - China - Women's". FIFA. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  5. ^ "China women's national football team Fixtures, Results, Players". Chinese Football Association. 25 February 2020.
  6. ^ JERE LONGMANPublished: 10 July 1999 (10 July 1999). "SOCCER: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Soccer's Move: Grass Roots to Grand Stage – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  7. ^ GEORGE VECSEYPublished: 2 August 1996 (2 August 1996). "Women's Soccer: 76,481 Fans, 1 U.S. Gold – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
1983 Thailand  
AFC Women's Champions
1986 (First title)
1989 (Second title)
1991 (Third title)
1993 (Fourth title)
1995 (Fifth title)
1997 (Sixth title)
1999 (Seventh title)
Succeeded by
2001 North Korea  
Preceded by
2003 North Korea  
AFC Women's Champions
2006 (Eighth title)
Succeeded by
2008 North Korea