Soccer The Best Soccer Players from China  

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List of the best soccer players from China. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from China, along with photos when available. This list of best Chinese soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Chinese soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chinese footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Chinese soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of China in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Chinese soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
list ordered by
1
178 68
Gao Leilei Midfielder
Gao Leilei is a former Chinese footballer.
2
75 22
Hao Haidong Forward
Hao Haidong is a former Chinese footballer who predominantly played for Dalian Shide in the Chinese Super League and is currently the chairman of Tianjin Songjiang. He is widely regarded as the ...more
3
100 39
Sun Jihai Defender
Sun Jihai is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Chongqing Lifan in the Chinese Super League.
4
55 12
Forward, Midfielder
Cheung Chi Doy is a Chinese former professional footballer. He played for Blackpool and the Republic of China. During the era, Republic of China team was represented by players from Hong Kong. ...more
5
54 13
Goalkeeper
Mike Ivanow is a retired U.S. soccer goalkeeper who was born in Shanghai, China. He spent eight seasons in the North American Soccer League and was a member of the U.S. soccer team at the 1972 ...more
6
69 32
Wang Xiao Defender
Wang Xiao is a retired Chinese football player who previously played for Yunnan Hongta and Tianjin Teda F.C. as a centre-back.
7
39 12
Yin Xifu Midfielder
Yin Xifu is a Chinese football coach and a former footballer who played a as a left midfielder for Shanghai Shenhua, Shanghai Jiucheng and Shanghai United F.C.
8
42 15
Shi Jun Forward
Shi Jun is a Chinese footballer who plays as a striker.
9
31 9
Zhang Wenzhao Defender, Forward, Midfielder
Zhang Wenzhao is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.
10
33 12
Fan Weijun Defender, Forward, Midfielder
Fan Weijun, is a Chinese football player who is now playing in Happy Valley. He is capable of playing at all outfield positions. He joined the team in 2007 from another First Division League ...more
11
28 9
Li Ming Midfielder
Li Ming is a former Chinese international footballer and the current the manager of China national under-20 football team. As a footballer he was a highly respected player who played his whole ...more
12
27 9
Gao Hongbo Forward
Gao Hongbo is a retired Chinese football striker and a current coach, who managed China national football team from 2009 to 2011. Appointed in May 2009, Gao became the youngest man to take the ...more
13
25 10
Lee Wai Man Defender
Lee Wai Man, is a Hong Kong professional football player who mainly plays as a defender. He had also played as other positions on the field, including goalkeeper when he moved on to this ...more
14
25 11
Zhang Yuning Forward
Zhang Yuning is a former Chinese international footballer. After retiring from football he took up coaching to become the reserve team coach for Wenzhou Tomorrow until he left at the beginning ...more
15
22 10
Hu Zhijun Forward
Hu Zhijun is a retired Chinese football player. He won the first Golden Boot Award after scoring 17 goals in the 1994 Chinese Jia-A League.
16
24 13
Tan Wangsong
Tan Wangsong is a Chinese footballer who is a fullback for Chongqing Lifan in the Chinese Super League.
17
18 8
Li Haiqiang Midfielder
Li Haiqiang is a Hong Kong professional association football player who currently plays for Tuen Mun SA. Li plays the role as a midfielder and is nicknamed "The Golden Left Foot" ...more
18
16 7
Ma Mingyu Midfielder
Ma Mingyu is a retired Chinese International football player. He was predominantly remembered for his time at Sichuan Quanxing who he played for several times in his career as well as spells at ...more
19
17 8
Defender, Forward
Jia Xiuquan is a Chinese football Manager and former international player. He is currently the manager for the Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League division.
20
18 9
Midfielder
Zhao Junzhe is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Liaoning Whowin in the Chinese Super League.
21
20 11
Qi Hong Midfielder
Qi Hong is a former Chinese international footballer who played as an attacking midfielder or shadow striker throughout his career. He is predominately remembered for his time at Shanghai ...more
22
30 22
Yang Lin Defender, Forward
Yang Lin is a Chinese football player who currently plays for Hebei Elite.
23
10 4
Fan Zhiyi Defender
Fan Zhiyi is a Chinese former footballer who predominantly played for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Jia-A League and Crystal Palace in the First Division. He was considered a trailblazer in ...more
24
11 5
Liu Haiguang Forward
Liu Haiguang is a former Chinese international footballer who spent the majority of his career playing for the Shanghai Team, however he gained distinction when he joined Yugoslav club FK ...more
25
12 6
Zheng Bin Midfielder
Zheng Bin is a Chinese assistant football coach who is currently with Wuhan Zall F.C. as well as also being a former international player. In his playing career he is predominantly associated ...more