China national football team

The Chinese national football team (Chinese: 中国国家足球队), recognized as China PR by FIFA, is the national association football team of the People's Republic of China and is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team is colloquially referred to as "Team China" (Chinese: 中国队), the "National Team" (Chinese: 国家队) or "Guózú" (Chinese: 国足, short for Chinese: 国家足球队; pinyin: Guójiā Zúqiú Duì; literally: 'national football team').[5]

The Chinese Football Association was founded in 1924 by the Republic of China and joined FIFA in 1931. Following the Chinese Civil War, the Football Association was reformed by the newly founded People's Republic of China. They remained affiliated with FIFA until 1958, when they withdrew, but they rejoined the organisation in 1979.

China has won the EAFF East Asian Cup twice in 2005 and 2010 and have been runners-up at the AFC Asian Cup twice in 1984 and 2004. Although China failed to score a goal in their FIFA World Cup debut appearance during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, losing all their matches, qualifying for the tournament has been considered the greatest accomplishment in the country's football history.

Although modern football lacks a distinguished history in China, there were an estimated 250 million viewers for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup Final, which China lost 3–1 to arch-rivals Japan, the largest single-event sports audience in the country's history at that time.[6]

China PR
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)龙之队 Lóng zhī duì
(Team Dragon)[1]
AssociationChinese Football Association (CFA)
中国足球协会
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachVacant
CaptainZheng Zhi
Most capsLi Weifeng (112)
Top scorerHao Haidong (41)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 74 Decrease 2 (4 April 2019)[2]
Highest37 (December 1998)
Lowest109 (March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 88 Decrease 11 (27 March 2019)[3]
Highest18 (27 May 1930)
Lowest87 (June 1993)
First international
 Philippines 2–1 China 
(Manila, Philippines; 4 February 1913)[4]
Biggest win
 China PR 19–0 Guam 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 26 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 8–0 China PR 
(Recife, Brazil; 10 September 2012)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2002)
Best resultGroup stage, 2002
Asian Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1976)
Best resultRunners-up, 1984 and 2004

History

Republic of China national football team (1913–1949)

Chinese olympic football team 1936
Chinese Olympic football team in 1936

China's first ever international representative match was arranged by Elwood Brown, president of the Philippine Athletic Association who proposed the creation of the Far Eastern Championship Games, a multi-sport event considered to be a precursor to the Asian Games.[7] He invited China to participate in the inaugural 1913 Far Eastern Championship Games held in the Philippines, which included association football within the schedule. To represent them it was decided that the winner of the football at the Chinese National Games in 1910 should have the honour to represent the country, where it was won by South China Football Club.[8] The clubs's founder and coach Mok Hing (Chinese 莫慶) would become China's first coach and on 4 February 1913 in a single one-off tournament game held in the Manila he led China to a 2–1 defeat against the Philippines national football team.[9]

The political unrest of the Xinhai Revolution that mired China's participation in the first tournament, especially in renaming the team as Republic of China national football team, did not stop Shanghai being awarded the 1915 Far Eastern Championship Games. Once again South China Football Club, now known as South China Athletic Association won the right to represent the nation. This time in a two legged play-off against the Philippines, China won the first game 1–0 and then drew the second 0–0 to win their first ever tournament.[10] With the games being the first and only regional football tournament for national teams outside Britain, China looked to establish themselves as a regional powerhouse by winning a total of nine championships.[11]

The Chinese Football Association was founded in 1924 and then was first affiliated with FIFA in 1931.[12] With these foundations in place China looked to establish themselves within the international arena and along with the Japanese national football team they were the first Asians to participate in the Football at the Summer Olympics when they competed within the Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Germany. At the tournament China were knocked out within their first game at the Round of sixteen when they were beaten by Great Britain Olympic football team 2–0 on 6 August 1936.[13]

On 7 July 1937 the Second Sino-Japanese War officially erupted, which saw the relations between China and Japan completely eroded especially once it was announced that Japan would hold the 1938 Far Eastern Championship Games.[14] The tournament would be officially cancelled while Japan held their own tournament called the Anniversary of the Japanese Empire, which included the Japanese occupied Manchukuo to represent China.[15] None of the games during the Second Sino-Japanese War are officially recognized and once the war ended on 9 September 1945 China looked to the Olympics once again for international recognition. On 2 August 1948 China competed in the Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics where they were once again knocked out in the last sixteen, this time by Turkey national football team in a 4–0 defeat.[16] When the players returned they found the country in the midst of the Chinese Civil War. When it ended, the team had been split into two, one called the Chinese national football team and the other called Republic of China national football team (later renamed Chinese Taipei national football team).

1950–1979

China, under the newly instated People's Republic of China reformed the Chinese Football Association before having FIFA acknowledge their 1931 membership on 14 June 1952.[17] Finland, who were one of the first nations to hold diplomatic relations with China's new government, invited the country to take part in the 1952 Summer Olympics. Li Fenglou would become the country's first permanent manager to lead them in the tournament, however unfortunately the Chinese delegation was delayed and they missed the entire competition, nevertheless the Finland national football team would still greet Li and the Chinese team with a friendly game on 4 August 1952 making it People's Republic of China's official first game, which ended in a 4–0 defeat.[18][19] In preparation for entering their first FIFA competition, China sent a young squad to train in Hungary in 1954.[20] However, when they entered the 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification process China were knocked out by Indonesia.[21]

On 7 June 1958, China stopped participating within any FIFA recognised football events when FIFA officially started to recognise the Republic of China as a different country.[22] This sparked a diplomatic argument that had already seen China withdraw from the 1956 Summer Olympics for the same reasons.[23] For years China would only play in friendlies with nations such as Albania, Burma, Cambodia, Guinea, Hungary, Mongolia, North Korea, North Vietnam, Pakistan, Sudan, the Soviet Union, and the United Arab Republic who recognized People's Republic of China as the sole heir to the China name.[21] On 25 October 1971 the United Nations would recognise the country as the sole heir to the China name in their General Assembly Resolution 2758 act.[24] In 1973 the team, which had been using the name Republic of China would rename themselves as Chinese Taipei.[25] These acts would see China rejoin the international sporting community, first by becoming a member of the Asian Football Confederation in 1974 and by rejoining FIFA again in 1979.[26]

1980–2002

With the end of the Cultural Revolution and international recognition of their sovereignty finally acknowledged, Chinese sport would emerge from a traumatic period that greatly affected them socially and politically.[27][28] The 1974 Asian Games reintroduced the Chinese football team back into international football while the 1976 AFC Asian Cup saw them have a relatively successful campaign where they came third.[29] The Chinese national league restarted after being greatly affected by the political turmoil.[30] Also the introduction of televisions in Chinese households reached 20 million sets by 1982, and with an audience of 350 million, it saw association football regain its popularity, rival and eventually takes over badminton and table tennis as the country's main spectator sport.[31][32]

Asian Cup 1984, match Saudi Arabia and China
Chinese players in match against Saudi Arabia at 1984 AFC Asian Cup

In 1980, China participated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for a berth in the 1982 World Cup, but they lost a play-off game against New Zealand.[33] During the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the 1986 World Cup, China faced Hong Kong at home in the final match of the first qualifying round on 19 May 1985 where China only needed a draw to advance. However, Hong Kong produced a 2–1 upset win which resulted in riots inside and outside the stadium in Beijing.[34] During the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the 1990 World Cup, China again reached the final round of qualifying. They just missed out on qualifying as they conceded two goals in the final three minutes against Qatar in their final group match.[35] During the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the 1994 World Cup - when they were led by their first ever foreign manager, Klaus Schlapner - China failed to reach the final round of qualifying, coming second behind Iraq.[36] China was on the verge of making it through the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the 1998 World Cup, but lost crucial matches at home against Qatar and Iran.

In 1987, the first Chinese footballers moved abroad when future national team player Xie Yuxin joined FC Zwolle (Netherlands) and ex-national teamer Gu Guangming joined SV Darmstadt 98 (Germany). In 1988, national team captain Jia Xiuquan and striker Liu Haiguang both joined FK Partizan (Yugoslavia).[37][38]

On 26 January 2000, China beat Guam 19–0 during the 2000 Asian Cup qualification which was the world record for the largest victory margin in an international football match at the time; however, the record was broken by Kuwait nineteen days later.

On 7 October 2001, China, under the direction of manager Bora Milutinović, advanced to the 2002 FIFA World Cup which was the first time China had ever qualified for the FIFA World Cup. However, they failed to score a single goal at the tournament, lost all three group matches, and were subsequently eliminated in the group stage. Nonetheless, qualifying to the World Cup was deemed as China's greatest success ever in international stage.

2002–2009

In November 2004, China failed to advance through the preliminary qualification stage for the 2006 World Cup, losing out to Kuwait on goal difference, despite China's seven goals against Hong Kong in the last qualifying match. Manager Arie Haan was later replaced by Zhu Guanghu after the qualification process.

After winning the 2005 East Asian Football Championship following a 2–0 win against North Korea,[39] they started qualification for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. During this time, the team became the subject of immense criticism and national embarrassment in the media when they had managed to score only one goal, Shao Jiayi's penalty kick during injury time, against Singapore at home and only managed a draw with Singapore in the away game. During preparations for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, the team spent the weeks leading up to the tournament on a tour of the United States. While the 4–1 loss to the United States was not unexpected,[40] a 1–0 loss to Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake which finished bottom of the league in the 2007 season caused serious concern.[41][42]

During the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, the team played three group matches, winning against Malaysia, drawing with Iran after leading 2–1, and losing 3–0 to Uzbekistan. After high expectations, China's performance at the tournament drew immense criticism on online communities which condemned the manager, the players, and even the Chinese Football Association. Zhu was later replaced as manager by Vladimir Petrović after the poor performances.[43] Some commented that China's reliance on foreign managers for the past decade had been an indicator of its poor domestic manager development.[44]

In June 2008, China failed to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, losing against Qatar and Iraq at home. After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Petrović was sacked as the manager and Yin Tiesheng was announced as the team's caretaker.

Gao Hongbo era

In April 2009, China appointed the young Gao Hongbo as the new manager, replacing Yin Tiesheng. His arrival saw China opt for a new strategy, turning towards ground passing tactics and adopting the 4–2–3–1 formation. It was noted that Chinese footballers had relied too heavily on the long ball tactic for almost a decade. Wei Di, the chief of the Chinese Football Association, stressed that, "Anytime, no matter win or loss, they must show their team spirit and courage. I hope, after one year's effort, the national team can give the public a new image."[45]

Under Gao, China drew its first game against Germany 1–1 in May 2009. Afterwards, China were able to gain 13 points in the during the qualification process for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. This led to a revival in interest amongst some Chinese football fans as China had also won 1–0 against France in June 2010 as well as holding 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists Paraguay to a 1–1 draw in September 2010. This led to some supporters even thinking that reaching the semifinals of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup was possible; however, China were knocked out in the group stages during the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. This led to some discontent amongst Chinese fans and it seemed that this was the reason that eventually led to the sacking of Gao as manager by the Chinese Football Association. Although Gao's winning percentage (65%) was the highest for a Chinese manager since Nian Weisi (67.86%) as well as the team having not lost since the end of the 2011 AFC Asians Cup, this was still not enough to convince the Chinese Football Association of replacing Gao. In August 2011, he was formally sacked as manager and replaced by José Antonio Camacho, less than a month before the qualification process for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

But corruption still remained a major problem in Chinese football and in 2010, Wei admitted that, "Chinese football has degraded to an intolerable level. It has hurt the feelings of fans and Chinese people at large." He also added that he was confident in being able to aid Chinese men's and women's football return to the leading status in Asia and world respectively in the future. Wei pointed out six major problems which had caused the "huge slump" of Chinese football in the past few years while he dissected the dwindling pool of youth player selection as being a big problem along with unhealthy professional leagues affected by gambling and match-fixing scandals.[45][46]

Appointment of José Antonio Camacho

On 13 August 2011, José Antonio Camacho was appointed as the new manager of the team, signing a three-year deal for a reported annual salary of $8 million.[47] Wei Di, the chief of the Chinese Football Association, explained the decision as being part of a long-term plan to help the country catch up with rivals Japan and South Korea. He noted that, "Compared with our neighbours Japan and South Korea, Chinese football is lagging far behind, we need to work with a long-term view and start to catch up with a pragmatic approach. A lot of our fans expect China to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. They are afraid that changing the coach at the last moment may cause bad effect to the team's qualifying prospect. I can totally understand that. But we do not have any time to waste."[48]

Yu Hongchen, the vice-president of the Chinese Football Administrative Centre, also stated, "The qualifying stage of 2014 World Cup is just a temporary task for him. Even if the task is failed, Camacho will not lose the job. When we started to find a new coach for the national team, we mainly focus on European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. First of all, they have advanced football concepts, and secondly they have a productive youth training system, which we can learn from. We hope he can help us to find a suitable style."[48]

However, China failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, after only finishing third place in the third round of qualifying during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, with three wins and three losses out of six games played.

In June 2012, during a friendly match against Spain, many football experts and pundits alike expected Spain to easily steamroll China. However, many critics were stunned to find China and Spain still deadlocked 0–0 until the 84th minute when a goal from David Silva won the match 1–0 for Spain. Even though they lost, this performance was viewed highly in the media. However, disappointment would soon strike again two months later when China faced Sweden in a friendly only to lose 1–0 with the lone goal coming minutes after the second half. Several months later, Camacho managed a youthful team to an 8–0 loss against Brazil on 10 September 2012 which would go on record as China's worst ever international defeat in the team's history. This massive loss also succumbed China to their worst ever FIFA ranking (109th).[49] It was the worst defeat for China since their loss to the United States in 1992.

After a disappointing qualification process for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Camacho led China during their qualification process for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup where in the first group match China lost 2–1 to Saudi Arabia.[50] Camacho then managed China on 15 June 2013 against Thailand in a shocking 5–1 loss to a team ranked 142 and 47 places below China. This embarrassing loss then saw Camacho subsequently sacked a week as manager after immense pressure from the media with Fu Bo assigned as the caretaker.

Alain Perrin era

After Alain Perrin was announced as the new manager in March 2014, China continued through the qualification process for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, qualifying for the tournament by being the best third-placed team. After undergoing a ten match unbeaten streak before the tournament, China won their first group match of the tournament 1–0 against Saudi Arabia through a deflected free kick from Yu Hai. They won their second group match 2–1 against Uzbekistan and subsequently qualified for the knockout stage as the group winner. This was the first time in eleven years that China were not eliminated during the group stage. China won 2–1 against North Korea in their final group match; however, the team was knocked out by in a 2–0 loss against Australia during the quarterfinals.

Gao Hongbo returns

After Perrin was sacked for the team's poor performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers,[51] former coach Gao Hongbo returned to the role on 3 February 2016. In his first two matches, Gao secured the team's passage to the final Asian qualifying round by beating the Maldives and Qatar to overtake Hong Kong to second. This also secured China PR's qualification for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

China started their World Cup hunt by a 2–3 defeat to South Korea, which China almost made a comeback after being led three goals, which was praised by press and medias for its valiant efforts;[52] and China's impressive performance continued with a 0–0 draw to AFC's highest ranked team Iran at home,[53] leading its supporters to be enthusiastic over China's position for the World Cup in Russia. However, what followed later was a complete shock, as China lost 0–1 at home to Syria and 0–2 away to Uzbekistan. After losing to Uzbekistan 0−2 in October 2016, Gao Hongbo resigned. His team had been winless in the first four matches of the final qualifying stage for the World Cup, including an embarrassing home loss to Syria which was widely criticised by fans.[54]

Marcello Lippi era

THA-CHN 20190120 Asian Cup 22
Chinese players after win against Thailand at 2019 AFC Asian Cup Round of 16

On 22 October 2016, Marcello Lippi was appointed manager of the team ahead for the last remaining matches.[55][56][57] His first task was up against Qatar, where China drew 0–0 at home to the Middle Eastern opponent, as the fans, having lost enthusiasm with what happened at four beginning matches, started to question over the team's ability. Lippi decided to revamp the team and China's performances improved greatly. China defeated South Korea 1–0 for the first time in a FIFA-sanctioned tournament, amidst the heat of tensions over South Korea's deployment of THAAD which was seen by China as a threat.[58] The victory against South Korea led China's slim hope alive, only to found themselves lost 0–1 away to Iran. China's chance turned slimmer with a 2–2 draw to Syria, forcing China to win the last remaining matches while hoping Syria unable to do something surprise.[59] China did it well by winning 1–0 over Uzbekistan at home and Qatar 2–1 away; but following Syria's 2–2 draw with Iran, the team was not able to be qualified for the 2018 World Cup under his tenure, but improvements could be seen from China's performances.[60] Lippi signaled in early 2018 that he would depart after the 2019 Asian Cup, previously had stated that China would be his last team on his coaching career.

Lippi led the side during the final stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, where China won 2–1 to Kyrgyzstan and 3–0 to Philippines, before losing 2–0 to group leaders South Korea on 16 January.[61] China then beat Thailand 2–1 to earn a place in the quarter-finals, where the Chinese team was knocked out by Iran after a 3–0 defeat; Lippi subsequently confirmed his departure as head coach.[62][63]

Fabio Cannavaro era

On 15 March 2019, Cannavaro was appointed manager of China, in conjunction with coaching Guangzhou Evergrande.[64][65] Cannavaro stepped down from the post on April 28 2019 to focus on managing Guangzhou Evergrande.

Team image

Kits and crests

China's home kit is traditionally all red with a white trim while their away kit is traditionally an inverted version of the home kit, fully white with a red trim. During the 1996 AFC Asian Cup, China employed a third kit which was all blue with a white trim and was used against Saudi Arabia during the tournament.[66] The team has also started to use cooling vests in certain warmer climates.[67] After decades of having Adidas producing the team's kits, China's current kit has been produced and manufactured by Nike since 2015.

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period Notes
Germany Adidas 1985–2015
United States Nike 2015–present

Kit deals

Kit supplier Period Contract
announcement
Contract
duration
Value Notes
United States Nike 2015–present
2015-01-03
2015–2026 (11 years)[68] $16 million per year[69]

Stadium

China plays in various stadiums in the country, and doesn't have a permanent home stadium.

Workers' Stadium, opened in 1959, located in the Chaoyang District in north-eastern Beijing, is the most renowned one. Its capacity is 66,161, and it covers a land area of 350,000 square meters. It is used both for international matches and by the China Super League team, the Beijing Guoan, and for the national team. However, China also plays in other stadiums around the country. Tuodong Stadium on the city of Kunming has the capacity of 40,000 and was used in previous 2010 and 2014 World Cup campaigns. Yellow Dragon Sports Center in Hangzhou served as China's main stadium for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification and Shaanxi Province Stadium in Xi'an served as Team Dragon's main stadium for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

Previously, Shenyang's Wulihe Stadium was served as the base for China's historic 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign, which saw China qualified, and their only, World Cup appearance.

In smaller tournaments like EAFF E-1 Football Championship, Chongqing Olympic Sports Center in Chongqing, and Wuhan Sports Center Stadium in Wuhan were used as home stadiums for Team Dragon. The recent China Cup also represents Guangxi Sports Center in Nanning as the team's main stadium.

Rivalries

Traditionally, China's greatest rival has been Japan.[70] This was exemplified after Japan beat China 3–1 in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup Final when Chinese fans began to riot near the north gate of the Worker's Stadium.[71] The rioting was said to be provoked by controversial officiating during the tournament and the heightened anti-Japanese sentiment at the time. China's most recent tournament meeting with Japan was at the 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship where Japan won 2–1. China went on to finish as third-place in the tournament, while Japan finished 2nd.

Another well known rivalry is also with fellow neighbour South Korea. China played 27 matches against South Korea between 1978 and 2010, a span of 32 years, without winning a single match (11 draws and 16 losses). The media coined the term "Koreaphobia" to describe this phenomenon, but China finally registered its first win against South Korea on 10 February 2010, winning 3–0 during the 2010 East Asian Football Championship and eventually going on to win the tournament.

A rivalry with Hong Kong has been created due to political tension during 2018 World Cup qualification. With Hong Kong fans booing the Chinese national anthem, which Team Hong Kong share with Team China, 2018 World cup qualifier matches were also very tense with both matches resulting in 0–0 draws. Prior to the rivalry buildup, Hong Kong was not considered as a worthy opponent due to lack of success comparing to China.

Media coverage

Home and away matches are typically shown on CCTV-5, CCTV-5+, GDTV-Sports, STV-Sports, BTV-6, and several other local sports channels in mainland China.

Coaching staff

Source[72]
Position Name Nationality
Head coach Fabio Cannavaro Italy Italy
Consultant Marcello Lippi Italy Italy
Assistant coaches Massimiliano Maddaloni Italy Italy
Narciso Pezzotti Italy Italy
Fabrizio Del Rosso Italy Italy
Goalkeeper coach Michelangelo Rampulla Italy Italy
Fitness coach Claudio Gaudino Italy Italy
Massimo Neri Italy Italy
Technical employee Liu Zhiyu China China
Tong Qiang China China
Team Doctor Silvano Cotti Italy Italy
Wang Shucheng China China
Therapists Enrico Castellacci Italy Italy
Jin Ri China China
Gao Jianguo China China
hang Yanrui China China
Manager Kang Bing China China
Huang Song China China
Huang Weitao China China
Logistics Guo Rui China China
Chen Xi China China
Press Officer Che Hengzhi China China
Media Officer Vincenzo Cellucci Italy Italy
Doctor Wang Shucheng China China
Administrator Zhang He China China
Technical director Bingyan Guo China China

Players

Current squad

The following players were the 23-man squad for 2019 China Cup.[72][73][74][75]
Caps and goals are correct as of 25 March 2019, after the match against Uzbekistan.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Zeng Cheng 8 January 1987 (age 32) 42 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
23 GK Wang Dalei 10 January 1989 (age 30) 26 0 China Shandong Luneng Taishan
12 GK Yan Junling 28 January 1991 (age 28) 24 0 China Shanghai SIPG

6 DF Feng Xiaoting 22 October 1985 (age 33) 76 1 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
5 DF Zhang Linpeng 9 May 1989 (age 30) 74 5 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
- DF Liu Yiming 28 February 1995 (age 24) 13 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
28 DF Liu Yang 17 June 1995 (age 23) 9 0 China Shandong Luneng Taishan
3 DF Gao Zhunyi 21 August 1995 (age 23) 6 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
24 DF Fu Huan 12 July 1993 (age 25) 5 0 China Shanghai SIPG
26 DF Li Ang 15 September 1993 (age 25) 3 0 China Jiangsu Suning
17 DF Wang Gang 17 February 1989 (age 30) 2 0 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan
4 DF Li Lei 30 May 1992 (age 26) 1 0 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan

11 MF Hao Junmin 24 March 1987 (age 32) 74 12 China Shandong Luneng Taishan
15 MF Wu Xi 19 February 1989 (age 30) 62 4 China Jiangsu Suning
16 MF Zhang Xizhe 23 January 1991 (age 28) 24 4 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan
27 MF Wang Yongpo 19 January 1987 (age 32) 18 8 China Tianjin Tianhai
13 MF He Chao 19 April 1995 (age 24) 7 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
30 MF Peng Xinli 22 July 1991 (age 27) 2 0 China Chongqing Lifan
14 MF Zhang Xiuwei 13 March 1996 (age 23) 2 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

7 FW Wei Shihao 8 April 1995 (age 24) 10 2 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
9 FW Dong Xuesheng 22 May 1989 (age 30) 5 0 China Hebei China Fortune
21 FW Tan Long 1 April 1988 (age 31) 3 0 China Changchun Yatai
19 FW Xie Pengfei 29 June 1993 (age 25) 2 0 China Jiangsu Suning
25 FW Lü Wenjun 11 March 1989 (age 30) 0 0 China Shanghai SIPG

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Zhang Lu 6 September 1987 (age 31) 0 0 China Tianjin Tianhai 2019 AFC Asian Cup
GK Guo Quanbo 31 August 1997 (age 21) 0 0 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2019 AFC Asian Cup PRE

DF Jiang Zhipeng 6 March 1989 (age 30) 24 0 China Hebei China Fortune 2019 China Cup INJ
DF Zhang Chengdong 9 February 1989 (age 30) 32 0 China Hebei China Fortune 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Yu Yang 6 August 1989 (age 29) 14 0 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Shi Ke 8 January 1993 (age 26) 9 0 China Shanghai SIPG 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Li Xuepeng 18 September 1988 (age 30) 32 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 2019 AFC Asian Cup PRE / INJ
DF Fan Xiaodong 2 March 1987 (age 32) 8 1 China Changchun Yatai 2019 AFC Asian Cup PRE
DF Zhu Chenjie 23 August 2000 (age 18) 0 0 China Shanghai Greenland Shenhua v.  Palestine, 20 November 2018
DF Yu Hai 4 June 1987 (age 31) 71 11 China Shanghai SIPG v.  Syria, 16 October 2018
DF Deng Hanwen 8 January 1995 (age 24) 11 2 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao v.  Syria, 16 October 2018
DF Wang Tong 12 February 1993 (age 26) 3 0 China Shandong Luneng Taishan v.  Syria, 16 October 2018
DF Zheng Zheng 11 July 1989 (age 29) 17 2 China Shandong Luneng Taishan v.  Bahrain, 10 September 2018
DF Wang Shenchao 8 February 1989 (age 30) 7 0 China Shanghai SIPG v.  Thailand, 2 June 2018 SUS [76]

MF Zheng Zhi 20 August 1980 (age 38) 108 15 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Zhao Xuri 3 December 1985 (age 33) 87 2 China Dalian Yifang 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Yu Hanchao 25 February 1987 (age 32) 59 9 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Chi Zhongguo 26 October 1989 (age 29) 11 0 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Jin Jingdao 18 January 1992 (age 27) 10 0 China Shandong Luneng Taishan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Piao Cheng 21 August 1989 (age 29) 5 0 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Mirahmetjan Muzepper 14 January 1991 (age 28) 5 0 China Tianjin TEDA v.  Palestine, 20 November 2018
MF Chen Binbin 10 June 1998 (age 20) 2 0 China Shanghai SIPG v.  Thailand, 2 June 2018
MF Huang Zichang 4 April 1997 (age 22) 2 0 China Jiangsu Suning v.  Thailand, 2 June 2018

FW Gao Lin 14 February 1986 (age 33) 109 22 China Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 2019 AFC Asian Cup
FW Wu Lei 19 November 1991 (age 27) 63 15 Spain Espanyol 2019 AFC Asian Cup
FW Yu Dabao 17 April 1988 (age 31) 56 19 China Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
FW Xiao Zhi 28 May 1985 (age 33) 17 3 China Guangzhou R&F 2019 AFC Asian Cup
FW Yang Xu 12 February 1988 (age 31) 48 22 China Tianjin Tianhai v.  Bahrain, 10 September 2018

Notes:

  • SUS Player suspended
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • PRE Preliminary squad / standby
  • DEC Declined (personal matters)

Previous squads

FIFA World Cup squads
AFC Asian Cup squads
Olympic Games squads
EAFF East Asian Cup squads

Recent and forthcoming fixtures

2019

Competitive record

All-time results

As of 20 January 2019; counted for the FIFA A-level matches only.[77] All matches before the founding of Chinese Football Association in 1924 are not counted as A-level match by FIFA.
  • This list consist of Olympic Games, Olympics qualification and matches between 1913 and 1923, but all of them will be deleted from list.

correct table :

2 June 2018 : http://www.worldfootball.net/teams/china-team/21/

546 P 268 W 115 D 156 L 991:570 +421

Competition history

FIFA World Cup

China has only appeared at the one World Cup with the appearance being in the 2002 FIFA World Cup where they finished bottom of the group which included a 4-0 lost to Brazil.[79]

China's FIFA World Cup record
Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Declined participation
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 4 5
Chile 1962 Did not enter Declined participation
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 10 6 2 2 17 6
Mexico 1986 6 4 1 1 23 2
Italy 1990 11 7 0 4 18 9
United States 1994 8 6 0 2 18 4
France 1998 14 8 3 3 24 16
South Korea Japan 2002 Group stage 31st 3 0 0 3 0 9 14 12 1 1 38 5
Germany 2006 Did not qualify 6 5 0 1 14 1
South Africa 2010 8 3 3 2 14 4
Brazil 2014 8 5 0 3 23 9
Russia 2018 18 8 5 5 35 11
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total Group stage 1/21 3 0 0 3 0 9 106 65 16 25 216 72

AFC Asian Cup

China's AFC Asian Cup record
Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did not enter Did not enter
South Korea 1960 Did not enter Did not enter
Israel 1964 Did not enter Did not enter
Iran 1968 Did not enter Did not enter
Thailand 1972 Did not enter Did not enter
Iran 1976 Third place 3rd 4 1 1 2 2 4 5 4 0 1 14 4
Kuwait 1980 Group stage 7th 4 1 1 2 9 5 3 2 0 1 5 2
Singapore 1984 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 11 4 4 4 0 0 15 0
Qatar 1988 Fourth place 4th 6 2 2 2 7 5 5 2 3 0 10 1
Japan 1992 Third place 3rd 5 1 3 1 6 6 3 3 0 0 7 0
United Arab Emirates 1996 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 0 3 6 7 3 3 0 0 16 1
Lebanon 2000 Fourth place 4th 6 2 2 2 11 7 3 3 0 0 29 0
China 2004 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 13 6 Qualified as hosts
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 7 6 6 3 2 1 7 3
Qatar 2011 9th 3 1 1 1 4 4 6 4 1 1 13 5
Australia 2015 Quarter-finals 7th 4 3 0 1 5 4 6 2 2 2 5 6
United Arab Emirates 2019 6th 5 3 0 2 7 7 8 5 2 1 27 1
Total 12/17 0 Titles 55 23 13 20 88 65 52 35 10 7 148 23

Summer Olympics Games

Year Result Pos Pld W D L GF GA
France 1900 to Netherlands 1928 Did not enter
Germany 1936 First round 12 1 0 0 1 0 2
United Kingdom 1948 14 1 0 0 1 0 4
Finland 1952 to Australia 1956 Withdrew after qualifying
Italy 1960 to Canada 1976 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1980 to United States 1984 Did not qualify
South Korea 1988 First round 14 3 0 1 2 0 5
Total 3/25 - 5 0 1 4 0 11

For 1992 to 2016, see China national under-23 football team

Asian Games

Year Result Rank Pld W D L GF GA
India 1951 Did not enter
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1954 Did not enter
Japan 1958 Did not enter
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1962 Did not enter
Flag of Thailand.svg 1966 Did not enter
Flag of Thailand.svg 1970 Did not enter
Iran 1974 First round 10 3 1 0 2 7 4
Thailand 1978 Third place 3 7 5 0 2 16 5
India 1982 Quarter-finals 7 4 2 1 1 4 3
South Korea 1986 8 4 2 1 1 10 7
China 1990 6 4 2 0 2 8 4
Japan 1994 Runners-up 2 7 5 1 1 16 8
Thailand 1998 Third place 3 8 6 0 2 24 7
Total* 7/13 - 37 23 3 11 85 38

* Including 1998 onwards (until 2010)

For 2002 to 2018, see China national under-23 football team

EAFF East Asian Cup

Year Result Pos Pld W D* L GF GA
Japan 2003 Third place 3 3 1 0 2 3 4
South Korea 2005 Champions 1 3 1 2 0 5 3
China 2008 Third place 3 3 1 0 2 5 5
Japan 2010 Champions 1 3 2 1 0 5 0
South Korea 2013 Runners-up 2 3 1 2 0 7 6
China 2015 2 3 1 1 1 3 3
Japan 2017 Third place 3 3 0 2 1 4 5
South Korea 2019 TBD - - - - - - -
Total - 21 7 8 6 32 26

Statistics

Most capped players

  Still active national team players are highlighted
As of 24 January 2019, the ten players with the most appearances for China are:[80][81]
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Li Weifeng 1998–2011 112 14
2 Gao Lin 2005–present 109 22
3 Zheng Zhi 2002–present 108 15
4 Hao Haidong 1992–2004 107 41
5 Fan Zhiyi 1992–2002 106 17
6 Li Tie 1997–2010 92 6
7 Zhao Xuri 2003–present 87 2
8 Ma Mingyu 1996–2002 86 12
Li Ming 1992–2004 86 8
Zhu Bo 1983–1993 86 1

Top goalscorers

As of 24 January 2019, the ten highest goalscorers for China are:[81][82]
# Player Career Goals (caps) Ratio
1 Hao Haidong 1992–2004 41 0(107) 0.383
2 Su Maozhen 1994–2002 27 0(53) 0.509
3 Li Jinyu 1997–2008 24 0(70) 0.342
4 Yang Xu 2009–present 22 0(48) 0.458
Gao Lin 2005–present 22 0(109) 0.202
6 Ma Lin 1985–1990 21 0(45) 0.467
7 Liu Haiguang 1983–1990 20 0(58) 0.345
8 Zhao Dayu 1982–1986 19 0(29) 0.655
Li Bing 1992–2001 19 0(67) 0.283
Yu Dabao 2010–present 19 0(56) 0.339

List of managers

1930–1948

China went without a manager until 1930 and the establishment of the national team only occurred when it came to international sporting events.

# Name Game Record
1 Hong KongRepublic of China (1912–1949) Tong Fuk Cheung 1930 Far Eastern Games Champions
2 Hong KongRepublic of China (1912–1949) Lee Wai Tong[83] 1934 Far Eastern Games Champions
3 Hong Kong Ngan Shing Kwan 1936 Summer Olympics First round
4 Hong KongRepublic of China (1912–1949) Lee Wai Tong (2nd time) 1948 Summer Olympics First round

1951–present

As of 28 April 2019

Honours

Continental

Regional

Minor tournaments

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Includes North Vietnam and South Vietnam before 1975.

References

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  74. ^ "国安又有一名球员入选国足 卡纳瓦罗召入边路大将" (in Chinese).
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  83. ^ Also as a player.

External links

Notes

  1. ^ Includes North Vietnam and South Vietnam before 1975.

References

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  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
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  5. ^ "China PR: Profile". FIFA. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Asian Cup final smashes viewing records". The AFC. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  7. ^ "FAR EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES". ocasia.org. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
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  16. ^ "Olympic Football Tournament London 1948 > Turkey – China PR 4:0 (1:0)". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
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He is widely known domestically by his nickname Pižon (Serbian: Пижон), after the French for pigeon.

Yin Tiesheng

Yin Tiesheng (simplified Chinese: 殷铁生; traditional Chinese: 殷鐵生; pinyin: Yīn Tiěshēng; born August 16, 1956 in Jinan, Shandong, China) is a Chinese football coach and a former player.

Zhu Guanghu

Zhu Guanghu (simplified Chinese: 朱广沪; traditional Chinese: 朱廣滬; pinyin: Zhū Guǎnghù; born September 25, 1949 in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese football coach and a former player. As a player, he was predominantly remembered for his time at Shanghai Football Team before going into management where he started off as a youth coach before becoming an assistant. He would get his chance at being a Head coach with Shenzhen Jianlibao where he won the 2004 Chinese Super League title. He would receive recognition for this accomplishment with the Chinese national football team position before leaving on 22 August 2007. Since then he has gone on to manage Wuhan Guanggu and Shaanxi Chanba.

7 September 2018 FriendlyQatar 1–0 China PRDoha, Qatar
19:00 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
10 September 2018 FriendlyBahrain 0–0 China PRRiffa, Bahrain
19:00 UTC+3 Report Stadium: Bahrain National Stadium
Referee: Ahmed Al Ali (Jordan)
13 October 2018 FriendlyChina PR 0–0 IndiaSuzhou, China
19:35 UTC+8 Report Stadium: Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre
Attendance: 23,500
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
16 October 2018 FriendlyChina PR 2–0 SyriaNanjing, China
20:00 UTC+8
Report Stadium: Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre
Attendance: 22,015
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
20 November 2018 FriendlyChina PR 1–1 PalestineHaikou, China
20:00 UTC+8 Report
Stadium: Wuyuan River Stadium
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
24 December 2018 FriendlyChina PR 1–2 IraqDoha, Qatar
15:00 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Suheim bin Hamad Stadium
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
28 December 2018 FriendlyChina PR 1–1 JordanDoha, Qatar
Stadium: Grand Hamad Stadium
7 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian CupChina PR 2–1 KyrgyzstanAl Ain, United Arab Emirates
15:00 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium
Attendance: 1,839
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
11 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian CupPhilippines 0–3 China PRAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17:30 UTC+4 Report
Stadium: Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium
Attendance: 16,013
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)
16 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian CupSouth Korea 2–0 China PRAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17:30 UTC+4
Report Stadium: Al Nahyan Stadium
Attendance: 13,579
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
20 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian CupThailand 1–2 China PRAl Ain, United Arab Emirates
18:00 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium
Attendance: 8,026
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
24 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian CupChina PR 0–3 IranAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
20:00 UTC+4 Report
Stadium: Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium
Attendance: 19,578
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
21 March 2019 2019 China CupChina PR 0–1 ThailandNanning, Guangxi, China
20:00 UTC+8
Stadium: Guangxi Sports Center
Referee: Salman Falahi (Qatar)
25 March 2019 2019 China CupChina PR 0–1 UzbekistanNanning, Guangxi, China
15:30 UTC+8
Stadium: Guangxi Sports Center
Referee: Mohammed Al-Shammari (Qatar)
7 June 2019 FriendlyChina PR v PhilippinesGuangzhou, Guangdong, China
19:35 UTC+8 Stadium: Tianhe Stadium
11 June 2019 FriendlyChina PR v TajikistanGuangzhou, Guangdong, China
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Tianhe Stadium
10 December 2019 2019 EAFF E-1 Football ChampionshipChina PR  JapanBusan, South Korea
19:30 UTC+9 Stadium: Busan Asiad Main Stadium
15 December 2019 2019 EAFF E-1 Football ChampionshipSouth Korea  China PRBusan, South Korea
19:30 UTC+9 Stadium: Busan Asiad Main Stadium
18 December 2019 2019 EAFF E-1 Football ChampionshipHong Kong  China PRBusan, South Korea
16:15 UTC+9 Stadium: Busan Asiad Main Stadium
Nations First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
 Afghanistan 1984 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 AFC
 Albania 1973 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 UEFA
 Algeria 2004 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 CAF
 Andorra 2004 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 UEFA
 Argentina 1984 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 CONMEBOL
 Australia 1983 9 4 1 4 10 15 −5 AFC
 Bahrain 1986 7 3 4 0 14 8 +6 AFC
 Bangladesh 1980 5 5 0 0 15 0 +15 AFC
 Bhutan 2015 2 2 0 0 18 0 +18 AFC
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1997 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 UEFA
 Botswana 2009 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 CAF
 Brazil 2002 3 0 1 2 0 12 −12 CONMEBOL
 Brunei 1975 3 3 0 0 22 1 +21 AFC
 Cambodia 1963 6 6 0 0 24 3 +21 AFC
 Canada 1984 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 CONCACAF
 Chile 2003 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 CONMEBOL
 Colombia 1995 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 CONMEBOL
 DR Congo 1977 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 CAF
 Costa Rica 2002 5 1 2 2 6 8 −2 CONCACAF
 Croatia 2017 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 UEFA
 Cuba 1971 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 CONCACAF
 Czech Republic 2018 1 0 0 1 1 4 –3 UEFA
 Egypt 1963 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 CAF
 El Salvador 2008 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 CONCACAF
 England[78] 1936 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 UEFA
 Estonia 2003 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Fiji 1975 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 OFC
 Finland 1952 4 0 0 4 6 7 −1 UEFA
 France 2006 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 UEFA
 Germany 2005 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 UEFA
 Ghana 2012 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 CAF
 Guam 2000 1 1 0 0 19 0 +19 AFC
 Guinea 1965 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 CAF
 Haiti 2003 2 0 1 1 5 6 −1 CONCACAF
 Honduras 2006 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 CONCACAF
 Hong Kong 1975 20 11 7 2 35 8 +27 AFC
 Hungary 2004 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
 Iceland 2017 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 UEFA
 India 1956 12 7 5 0 17 5 +12 AFC
 Indonesia 1934 14 11 2 1 34 8 +26 AFC
 Iran 1976 22 4 6 12 18 36 −18 AFC
 Iraq 1976 17 6 2 9 18 20 −2 AFC
 Italy 1986 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 UEFA
 Jamaica 1977 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 CONCACAF
 Japan 1917 30 12 8 10 52 40 +12 AFC
 Jordan 1984 12 6 5 1 25 9 +16 AFC
 Kazakhstan 1997 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 UEFA
 Kenya 1984 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 CAF
 North Korea 1959 24 11 6 7 29 22 +7 AFC
 South Korea 1978 36 3 12 21 27 52 −25 AFC
 Kuwait 1975 18 8 5 5 24 16 +8 AFC
 Kyrgyzstan 2009 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 AFC
 Laos 2011 2 2 0 0 13 3 +10 AFC
 Latvia 2010 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
 Lebanon 1998 5 4 1 0 13 1 +12 AFC
 Macau 1978 5 5 0 0 22 2 +20 AFC
 Macedonia 2004 5 3 2 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Malaysia 1976 15 11 3 1 37 7 +30 AFC
 Maldives 2001 4 4 0 0 18 1 +17 AFC
 Mali 1966 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 CAF
 Mexico 1987 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 CONCACAF
 Morocco 1977 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 CAF
 Myanmar 1957 9 7 0 2 28 4 +24 AFC
   Nepal 1972 5 5 0 0 19 5 +14 AFC
 Netherlands 1996 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 UEFA
 New Zealand 1975 14 3 5 6 13 15 −2 OFC
 Norway 1992 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
 Oman 1998 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5 AFC
 Pakistan 1963 8 5 2 1 23 8 +15 AFC
 Palestine 2006 5 3 2 0 8 2 +6 AFC
 Papua New Guinea 1985 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 OFC
 Paraguay 1996 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 CONMEBOL
 Peru 1978 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 CONMEBOL
 Philippines 1913 21 16 3 2 55 13 +42 AFC
 Poland 1984 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 UEFA
 Portugal 2002 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 UEFA
 Qatar 1978 19 8 5 6 23 16 +7 AFC
 Republic of Ireland 1984 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 UEFA
 Romania 1984 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 UEFA
 Russia 1959 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 UEFA
 Saudi Arabia 1978 18 7 4 7 21 22 −1 AFC
 Senegal 1972 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 CAF
 Serbia 2000 4 0 0 4 0 7 −7 UEFA
 Sierra Leone 1974 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 CAF
 Singapore 1984 17 11 5 1 38 12 +26 AFC
 Slovenia 2002 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 UEFA
 Somalia 1972 2 2 0 0 10 5 +5 CAF
 Spain 2005 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 UEFA
 Sri Lanka 1972 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 AFC
 Sudan 1957 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 CAF
 Sweden 2001 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 UEFA
  Switzerland 2006 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 UEFA
 Syria 1966 12 7 2 3 25 10 +15 AFC
 Tajikistan 1997 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 AFC
 Tanzania 1966 3 2 1 0 15 8 +7 CAF
 Thailand 1970 27 18 4 5 61 23 +38 AFC
 Trinidad and Tobago 2001 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 CONCACAF
 Tunisia 2015 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 CAF
 Turkey 1948 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 UEFA
 Turkmenistan 1994 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 AFC
 United Arab Emirates 1984 11 4 5 2 16 8 +8 AFC
 United States 1977 8 1 2 5 7 17 −10 CONCACAF
 Uruguay 1982 6 1 2 3 2 9 −7 CONMEBOL
 Uzbekistan 1994 12 5 1 6 14 18 −4 AFC
 Venezuela 1978 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 CONMEBOL
 Vietnam [a] 1956 13 12 1 0 31 13 +18 AFC
 Wales 2018 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 UEFA
 Yemen 1988 4 2 1 1 5 1 +4 AFC
 Zambia 1972 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 CAF
 Zimbabwe 1997 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 CAF
Total 1913 608 305 136 173 1096 638 +458 All
Nations First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
 Australia 1923 6 1 1 4 9 19 −10 AFC
 Japan 1917 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 AFC
 Hong Kong 1923 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 AFC
 Philippines 1913 10 6 2 2 15 6 +9 AFC
Total 1913 20 10 4 6 39 27 +12 All
# Name Period Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Achievements
1 China Li Fenglou 1951–1952 1 0 0 1 0 4 00.00%
2 China Ke Lun 1956 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.00%
3 China Dai Linjing 1957 4 1 1 2 5 7 25.00%
4 China Chen Chengda 1958–1962 7 4 0 3 14 8 57.14%
5 China Nian Weisi 1963 13 7 3 3 26 11 53.85%
6 China Fang Renqiu 1964 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
7 China Nian Weisi (2nd time) 1965–1973 28 19 6 3 97 40 67.86%
8 China Nian Weisi (3rd time) 1974–1976 27 14 5 8 58 40 51.85% Third place at the 1976 AFC Asian Cup
9 China Zhang Honggen 1977 10 6 1 3 20 12 60.00%
10 China Nian Weisi (4th time) 1978 14 8 1 5 25 12 57.14% Bronze medal at the 1978 Asian Games
11 China Zhang Honggen (2nd time) 1979 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
12 China Nian Weisi (5th time) 1980 5 2 2 1 11 4 40.00%
13 China Su Yongshun 1980–1982 20 9 5 6 20 18 45.00%
14 China Zhang Honggen (3rd time) 1982 10 3 5 2 11 10 30.00%
15 China Zeng Xuelin 1983–1985 42 24 6 12 99 35 57.14% Runners-up of the 1984 AFC Asian Cup
16 China Nian Weisi (6th time) 1985–1986 26 14 7 5 44 24 53.85%
17 China Gao Fengwen 1986–1990 56 27 13 16 112 40 48.21% Fourth place at the 1988 AFC Asian Cup
18 China Xu Genbao 1991–1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
* China Chen Xirong (caretaker) 1992 5 3 0 2 9 10 60.00%
19 Germany Klaus Schlappner 1992–1993 25 9 6 10 35 27 36.00% Third place at the 1992 AFC Asian Cup
20 China Qi Wusheng 1994–1997 55 27 13 15 97 60 49.09% Silver medal at the 1994 Asian Games
21 England Bobby Houghton 1997–1999 17 10 3 4 36 15 58.82% Bronze medal at the 1998 Asian Games
* China Jin Zhiyang (caretaker) 2000 5 5 0 0 31 0 100.00%
22 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Milutinović 2000–2002 46 20 11 15 75 50 43.48% Group stage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Fourth place at the 2000 AFC Asian Cup
* China Shen Xiangfu (caretaker) 2002 3 1 2 0 5 3 33.33%
23 Netherlands Arie Haan 2002–2004 30 17 7 6 52 22 56.67% Runners-up of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup
24 China Zhu Guanghu 2005–2007 27 9 6 12 35 37 33.33% Winners of the 2005 East Asian Football Championship
25 Serbia Vladimir Petrović 2007–2008 18 6 7 5 28 16 33.33% Third place at the 2008 East Asian Football Championship
* China Yin Tiesheng (caretaker) 2008–2009 6 2 0 4 11 12 33.33%
26 China Gao Hongbo 2009–2011 38 24 10 4 65 31 63.16% Winners of the 2010 East Asian Football Championship
27 Spain José Antonio Camacho 2011–2013 20 7 2 11 23 31 35.00%
* China Fu Bo (caretaker) 2013–2014 9 4 4 1 18 11 44.44% Runners-up of the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
28 France Alain Perrin 2014–2016 25 11 10 4 45 18 44.00% 7th place of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
Runners-up of the 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
29 China Gao Hongbo (2nd time) 2016 8 3 1 4 12 9 37.50% Qualified - 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
30 Italy Marcello Lippi 2016–2019 30 10 9 11 35 41 33.33% Third place of the 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
* Italy Fabio Cannavaro (caretaker) 2019 2 0 0 2 0 2 00.00%
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