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China national football team

men's national association football team representing the People's Republic of China

China PR national football team is the national football team of China.

China PR
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 coachFabio Cannavaro
CaptainZheng Zhi
Most capsLi Weifeng (112)
Top scorerHao Haidong (41)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 72 Increase 4 (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest37 (December 1998)
Lowest109 (March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 77 Decrease 7 (3 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

Most appearancesEdit

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Li Ming 141 1992–2004
2 Jia Xiuquan 136 1983–1992
3 Fan Zhiyi 132 1992–2002
4 Xie Yuxin 120 1987–1996
5 Li Fusheng 119 1976–1984
6 Hao Haidong 116 1992–2004
7 Lin Lefeng 113 1977–1986
8 Ou Chuliang 109 1992–2002
9 Li Zhuowei 105 1998–present

Top scorersEdit

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Hao Haidong 41 1992–2004
2 Liu Haiguang 36 1983–1990
3 Ma Lin 33 1984–1990
4 Li Hui 28 1983–1988
5 Su Maozhen 26 1992–2002
5 Li Jinyu 26 1996–present
7 Zuo Shusheng 23 1979–1985
8 Zhao Dayu 19 1982–1986
8 Fan Zhiyi 19 1992–2002
8 Mai Chao 19 1986–1992

ReferencesEdit

  1. "China beat Qatar; World Cup dream still on for Team Dragon". as.com. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. "China matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: China. Retrieved 18 November 2014.