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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; literally: '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
(Red/A team)
South Korea Park Tae-ha (Yellow/B team)
CaptainWu Haiyan
Most capsPu Wei (219)
Top scorerSun Wen (106)
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 16 Steady (12 July 2019)[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)

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

ContinentalEdit

RegionalEdit

Competition historyEdit

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
Total 7/8 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

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
Total 14/19 70 57 4 9 348 33 +315

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games 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 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 4/6 18 7 5 6 24 26 –2

Algarve CupEdit

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

  Algarve Cup
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
Total 22/25 88 35 13 40 104 104 0

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 Women's Football ChampionshipEdit

EAFF Women's 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 TBD 3 3 0 0 18 0 18
Total 7/7 21 11 2 11 43 26 17

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Caps and goals as of 25 June 2019 after match against   Italy.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Xu Huan (1999-03-06)6 March 1999 (aged 20) 1 0   Beijing Phoenix
2 2DF Liu Shanshan (1992-03-16)16 March 1992 (aged 27) 114 1   Beijing Phoenix
3 2DF Lin Yuping (1992-02-28)28 February 1992 (aged 27) 17 0   Wuhan Jianghan University
4 3MF Lou Jiahui (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 28) 114 4   Henan Huishang
5 2DF Wu Haiyan (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 26) 118 0   Wuhan Jianghan University
6 2DF Han Peng (1989-12-20)20 December 1989 (aged 29) 97 4   Guangdong Huijun
7 3MF Wang Shuang (1995-01-23)23 January 1995 (aged 24) 100 26   Paris Saint-Germain
8 2DF Li Jiayue (1990-06-08)8 June 1990 (aged 28) 67 1   Shanghai [zh]
9 4FW Yang Li (1991-01-31)31 January 1991 (aged 28) 63 31   Jiangsu Suning [zh]
10 4FW Li Ying (1993-01-07)7 January 1993 (aged 26) 111 27   Guangdong Huijun
11 4FW Wang Shanshan (1990-01-27)27 January 1990 (aged 29) 136 46   Dalian Quanjian
12 1GK Peng Shimeng (1998-05-12)12 May 1998 (aged 21) 19 0   Jiangsu Suning [zh]
13 3MF Wang Yan (1991-08-22)22 August 1991 (aged 27) 31 0   Beijing Phoenix
14 2DF Wang Ying (1997-11-18)18 November 1997 (aged 21) 4 0   Wuhan Jianghan University
15 4FW Song Duan (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 23) 25 7   Dalian Quanjian
16 3MF Li Wen (1989-02-21)21 February 1989 (aged 30) 33 3   Dalian Quanjian
17 3MF Gu Yasha (1990-11-28)28 November 1990 (aged 28) 121 13   Beijing Phoenix
18 1GK Bi Xiaolin (1989-09-18)18 September 1989 (aged 29) 35 0   Dalian Quanjian
19 3MF Tan Ruyin (1994-07-17)17 July 1994 (aged 24) 53 1   Guangdong Huijun
20 3MF Zhang Rui (1989-01-17)17 January 1989 (aged 30) 149 24   Changchun Zhuoyue [zh]
21 3MF Yao Wei (1997-09-01)1 September 1997 (aged 21) 18 3   Wuhan Jianghan University
22 2DF Luo Guiping (1993-04-20)20 April 1993 (aged 26) 1 0   Guangdong Huijun
23 3MF Liu Yanqiu (1995-12-31)31 December 1995 (aged 23) 2 0   Wuhan Jianghan University

StatisticsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

  Still active national team players are highlighted
As of 25 October 2015, the ten players with the most appearances for China are:
Pos Player Caps Career
1 Pu Wei 219 1997–2013
2 Li Jie 200 1997–2008
3 Fan Yunjie 192 1992–2004
4 Han Duan 188 2000–2011
5 Zhao Lihong 174 1992–2004
6 Wang Liping 173 1992–2004
7 Wen Lirong 170 1986–2001
8 Liu Yali 156 2000–2008
9 Sun Wen 152 1990–2005
9 Ma Xiaoxu 152 2005–present
10 Liu Ailing 150 1987–2000

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 25 October 2015, the five highest goalscorers for China are:
Rank Player Goals Caps Career
1 Sun Wen 106 152 1990–2005
2 Han Duan 101 188 2000–2011
3 Bai Jie 83 139 1997–2003
4 Liu Ailing 80 150 1987–2000
5 Zhao Lihong 68 174 1992–2004

List of managersEdit

Recent and forthcoming fixturesEdit

Results list China's goal tally first.

Date Location Opponent Result Competition Scorers
17 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia   Hong Kong 7–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shanshan, Wang Shuang, Li Ying, Li Jiayue, Gu Yasha (2), Chan Wing Sze (o.g.)
20 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia   Tajikistan 16–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shanshan (9), Zhao Rong (5), Wang Shuang, Li Tingting
22 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia   North Korea 2–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shuang, Wang Shanshan
25 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia   Thailand 5–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shuang (3), Xiao Yuyi, Gu Yasha
28 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia   Chinese Taipei 1–0 2018 Asian Games Wang Shanshan
31 August 2018 Palembang, Indonesia   Japan 0–1 2018 Asian Games
4 October 2018 Chongqing, China   Portugal 0–0 2018 Yongchuan International Tournament
6 October 2018 Chongqing, China   Finland 2–1 2018 Yongchuan International Tournament Yang Lina, Zhang Rui
8 October 2018 Chongqing, China   Thailand 2–0 2018 Yongchuan International Tournament Li Ying, Ren Guixin
1 December 2018 Dededo, Guam   Mongolia 10–0 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2nd Round Wang Shanshan (4), Li Jiayue, Zhang Rui, Li Ying, Lou Jiahui, Yang Lina, Yao Wei
3 December 2018 Dededo, Guam   Hong Kong 6–0 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2nd Round Yao Wei, Wang Shanshan, Yang Man, Huang Yini, He Wei, Li Ying
5 December 2018 Dededo, Guam   Chinese Taipei 2–0 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2nd Round Wang Shanshan, Xiao Yuyi
17 January 2019 Meizhou, China   Nigeria 3–0 2019 Meizhou Four Nations Tournament Zhang Rui, Li Ying (2)
20 January 2019 Meizhou, China   South Korea 1–0 2019 Meizhou Four Nations Tournament Gu Yasha
1 March 2019 Algarve, Portugal   Norway 1–3 2019 Algarve Cup Wang Shanshan
4 March 2019 Algarve, Portugal   Denmark 0–1 2019 Algarve Cup
6 March 2019 Algarve, Portugal   Netherlands 1–1 (2–4 p) 2019 Algarve Cup Yao Wei
4 April 2019 Wuhan, China   Russia 4–1 2019 Wuhan International Tournament Yang Li, Wang Shanshan (2), Song Duan
7 April 2019 Wuhan, China   Cameroon 1–0 2019 Wuhan International Tournament Wang Shanshan
31 May 2019 Creteil, France   France 1–2 Friendly Wang Shanshan
8 June 2019 Rennes, France   Germany 0–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
13 June 2019 Paris, France   South Africa 1–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Li Ying
17 June 2019 Le Havre, France   Spain 0–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
25 June 2019 Montpellier, France   Italy 0–2 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
10 December 2019 Busan, South Korea   South Korea 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final Round
14 December 2019 Busan, South Korea   Japan 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final Round
17 December 2019 Busan, South Korea   North Korea 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final Round

Competitive recordEdit

All-time resultsEdit

As of 21 July 2019; 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 43 19 11 13 71 50 +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 16 16 0 0 48 0 +48 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 37 16 6 15 51 34 +17 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 40 29 5 6 102 26 +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 13 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 16 15 1 0 67 7 +60 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
  Zimbabwe 2016 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 CAF
Total 1986 582 311 101 170 1285 551 +734 All

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Joshua Frank (1 March 1986). "Missing from the World Cup? China". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.

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