China national football team

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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

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

Most appearances[change | change source]

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 scorers[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.