China women's national football team


China women's national football team
China
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Steel / Forceful Roses
(铿锵玫瑰)
Association Chinese Football Association
Head coach China Li Xiaopeng
Most caps Li Jie (220)
Top scorer Sun Wen (120)
FIFA ranking 17
Highest FIFA ranking 4 (July 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 17 (September 2011)
Home colours
Away colours
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
Appearances 5 (First in 1991)
Best result Runners-up, 1999
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Appearances 11 (First in 1986)
Best result Winners (8 times), 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006
Olympic medal record
Women's Football
Silver 1996 Atlanta Team

The China women's national football team represents the People's Republic of China in international women's football.

Contents

Records

China had held the record of going for 442 minutes without conceding a World Cup goal, until it was broken by Germany on September 26, 2007, when Germany beat Norway 3-0 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007.[1]

Honours

Runners-up (1): 1999
Runners-up (1): 1996
Winners (8, record): 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006
Runners-up (2): 2003, 2008
Third places (1): 2001
Winners (2): 1999, 2002
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2003
Third places (3): 1996, 2000, 2001
Winners (3, record): 1990, 1994, 1998
Runners-up (1): 2002
Third places (1): 2006
  • Women's East Asian Cup
Runners-up (1): 2008

Competition history

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarter Finals 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6
Sweden 1995 Fourth Place 5 2 2 1 11 7 +6
United States 1999 Runners Up 6 5 1 0 19 2 +17
United States 2003 Quarter Finals 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1
China 2007 Quarter Finals 4 2 0 2 5 7 -2
Germany 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 5/6 23 13 5 5 48 22 +26
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games record

  • 1996: Runners-up
  • 2000: Quarter-finalists
  • 2004: Group Stage
  • 2008: Quarter-finalists
  • 2012: Did not qualify

AFC Women's Asian Cup record

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
Hong Kong1975 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Republic of China1977 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
India1979 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Hong Kong1981 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Thailand1983 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Hong Kong1986 Champions 4 4 0 0 23 0 +23
Hong Kong1989 Champions 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14
Japan1991 Champions 5 5 0 0 29 1 +28
Malaysia1993 Champions 5 4 1 0 23 2 +21
Malaysia1995 Champions 5 5 0 0 46 0 +46
China1997 Champions 5 5 0 0 39 1 +38
Philippines1999 Champions 6 6 0 0 41 2 +39
Chinese Taipei2001 Third Place 5 4 0 1 31 3 +28
Thailand2003 Runners Up 5 4 0 1 33 3 +30
Australia2006 Champions 5 4 0 1 7 3 +4
Vietnam2008 Runners Up 5 3 0 2 10 4 +6
China2010 Fourth Place 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3
2012 To Be Determined - - - - - - -
Total 12/17 60 51 2 7 294 24 +270
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve Cup

  • 1994 : Did not enter
  • 1995 : Did not enter
  • 1996 : Third place
  • 1997 : Runners-up
  • 1998 : Fifth place
  • 1999 : Champions
  • 2000 : Third place
  • 2001 : Third place
  • 2002 : Champions
  • 2003 : Runners-up
  • 2004 : Sixth place
  • 2005 : Seventh place
  • 2006 : Sixth place
  • 2007 : Tenth place
  • 2008 : Ninth place
  • 2009 : Fifth place

Asian Games

  • 1990 : Champions
  • 1994 : Champions
  • 1998 : Champions
  • 2002 : Runners-up
  • 2006 : Third place
  • 2010 : Fourth place
  • 2014 :

East Asian Football Championship

  • 2005 : Fourth place
  • 2008 : Third place
  • 2010 : Runners-up

Recent/upcoming matches

2012 Olympics Qualification

2011-09-11
China PR  0 - 1  Japan Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan (China PR)

2011-09-08
China PR  0 - 1  Australia Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan (China PR)

2011-09-05
China PR  2 - 0  Thailand Shandong Provincial Stadium, Jinan (China PR)

2011-09-03
China PR  0 - 0  North Korea Shandong Provincial Stadium, Jinan (China PR)

2011-09-01
China PR  0 - 0  South Korea Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan (China PR)

Friendly matches

2011-08-22
China PR  1 - 1  Netherlands Hohhot, China PR

2011-07-26
China PR  2 - 2  Russia Changchun, China PR

2011-07-22
China PR  2 - 0  Russia Changchun, China PR

2011-05-20
China PR  1 - 0  New Zealand Weifang, China PR

2011-04-17
China PR  0 - 1  North Korea Qingdao, China PR

Squad

Most recent squad

Friendly matches against USA.

Name DOB Club Caps (Goals)
Goalkeepers
Zhang Yanru January 10, 1987 (1987-01-10) (age 24) China Jiangsu Huatai 49 (0)
Weng Xiaojie July 27, 1987 (1987-07-27) (age 24) China Jiangsu Huatai 2 (0)
Defenders
Yuan Fan November 6, 1986 (1986-11-06) (age 25) China Shanghai SVA 34 (1)
Zhang Ying June 27, 1985 (1985-06-27) (age 26) China Shanghai SVA 86 (5)
Zhou Gaoping October 20, 1986 (1986-10-20) (age 25) China Jiangsu Huatai 44 (4)
Liu Huana May 17, 1981 (1981-05-17) (age 30) China Shaanxi Ouya 49 (7)
Weng Xinzhi June 15, 1987 (1987-06-15) (age 24) China Jiangsu Huatai 38 (0)
Gao Yan October 13, 1985 (1985-10-13) (age 26) China Shanghai SVA 2 (0)
Midfielders
Bi Yan (C) February 17, 1984 (1984-02-17) (age 27) China Dalian Shide 127 (14)
Zhang Na March 10, 1984 (1984-03-10) (age 27) China Hebei Yuandong 33 (2)
Gu Yasha November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28) (age 20) China Beijing Zhaotai 11 (1)
Lou Jiahui May 26, 1991 (1991-05-26) (age 20) China Henan Shisanxiang 14 (1)
Zhang Rui January 17, 1989 (1989-01-17) (age 22) China Army 1 (0)
Wang Dandan May 1, 1985 (1985-05-01) (age 26) China Beijing Zhaotai 20 (2)
Strikers
Liu Sa July 11, 1987 (1987-07-11) (age 24) China Beijing Zhaotai 20 (3)
Xu Yuan November 17, 1985 (1985-11-17) (age 25) China Shanghai SVA 25 (9)
Han Duan June 15, 1983 (1983-06-15) (age 28) United States Los Angeles Sol 158 (100)
Wang Kun October 20, 1985 (1985-10-20) (age 26) China Hebei Yuandong 67 (5)

Squad for the 2008 Olympics

# Name Club Date of Birth Pld Goal Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
Goalkeepers
1 Zhang Yanru China Jiangsu Huatai January 10, 1987(1987-01-10) (age 21) 3 0 1 0 0
18 Han Wenxia China Dalian Haichang August 23, 1976(1976-08-23) (age 31) 1 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 Yuan Fan China Shanghai Shenhua November 6, 1986(1986-11-06) (age 21) 0 0 0 0 0
3 Li Jie (C) China Beijing Zhaotai July 8, 1979(1979-07-08) (age 29) 4 0 0 0 0
4 Zhang Ying China Shanghai Shenhua June 27, 1985(1985-06-27) (age 23) 4 0 0 0 0
5 Weng Xinzhi China Jiangsu Huatai June 15, 1988(1988-06-15) (age 20) 4 0 0 0 0
11 Pu Wei China Shanghai Shenhua August 20, 1980(1980-08-20) (age 27) 4 0 0 0 0
13 Jiang Shuai China Tianjin Huisen June 7, 1982(1982-06-07) (age 26) 0 0 0 0 0
14 Liu Huana China Shaanxi Guoli May 17, 1981(1981-05-17) (age 27) 4 0 0 0 0
15 Zhou Gaoping China Jiangsu Huatai October 20, 1986(1986-10-20) (age 21) 4 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 Zhang Na China Hebei Huabei March 10, 1984(1984-03-10) (age 24) 4 0 0 0 0
7 Bi Yan China Dalian Haichang February 17, 1984(1984-02-17) (age 24) 4 0 0 0 0
12 Lou Jiahui China Henan Jianye May 26, 1991(1991-05-26) (age 17) 1(3) 0 1 0 0
16 Wang Dandan China Beijing Chengjiang May 1, 1985(1985-05-01) (age 23) 0(3) 0 0 0 0
17 Gu Yasha China Beijing Chengjiang November 28, 1990(1990-11-28) (age 17) 0(2) 1 0 0 0
Forwards
8 Xu Yuan China Gansu Tianma November 17, 1985(1985-11-17) (age 22) 4 2 0 0 0
9 Han Duan China Dalian Haichang June 15, 1983(1983-06-15) (age 25) 3 1 0 0 0
10 Liu Sa China Beijing Zhaotai July 11, 1987(1987-07-11) (age 21) 0(2) 0 0 0 0
Coach
Shang Ruihua November 18, 1944(1944-11-18) (age 63)

Players

Most capped players

As of December 18, 2008, the players with the most caps for China are:

Pos Player Caps Tenure
1 Li Jie 220 1997–2008
2 Fan Yunjie 192 1992–2004
3 Zhao Lihong 174 1992–2004
4 Wang Liping 173 1992–2004
5 Sun Wen 170 1990–2005
5 Wen Lirong 170 1986–2001
5 Pu Wei 170 1997–2008
8 Han Duan 158 2000–present
9 Liu Yali 156 2000–2008
10 Liu Ailing 150 1987–2000
11 Liu Ying 148 1993–2003
12 Pan Lina 139 1999–2007
12 Bai Jie 139 1997–2003
14 Bi Yan 127 2002–present
15 Sun Qingmei 115 1984–1997
16 Zhang Ouying 107 1993–2007

Top scorers

As of December 18, 2008, the players with the most goals are:

Rank Player Goals Caps Years
1 Sun Wen 120 170 1990–2005
2 Han Duan 100 158 2000–present
3 Bai Jie 83 139 1997–2003
4 Liu Ailing 80 150 1987–2000
5 Zhao Lihong 68 174 1992–2004

Coaches

  • China Cong Zheyu (1984–1988)
  • China Shang Ruihua (1988–1991)
  • China Ma Yuanan (1991–2001)
  • China Ma Liangxing (2002–2003)
  • China Zhang Haitao (2003–2004)
  • China Wang Haiming (2004–2005)
  • China Pei Encai (2005)
  • China Ma Liangxing (2005–2006)
  • China Wang Haiming (Caretaker) (2007)
  • Sweden Marika Domanski-Lyfors (2007)
  • France Élisabeth Loisel (2007–2008)
  • China Shang Ruihua (2008–2010)
  • China Li Xiaopeng (2011–)

See also

References

  1. ^ Germany 3-0 Norway

External links

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 

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