Top 10 Best Chinese Soccer Players Of All Time

10. Li Weifeng

Li Weifeng

Lei Weifeng, a former Chinese player, is ranked 10th on our list of the top Chinese soccer players.  At the Tianjin Locomotive youth system, Lei Weifeng began his professional soccer career in 1990.

09. Sun Jihai

Sun Jihai

One of the most well-known soccer players in China is Sun Jihai. The former soccer player is well recognized for scoring the first Premier League goal by an East Asian player. Jihai began playing professionally in 1995 with the Dalian Shide team. 

08. Li Tie

Li Tie

Former international soccer player Li Tie is on position no. 8. In 1992, at the age of 15, he began playing soccer professionally with the Liaoning youth academy program. Tie joined Liaoning as a senior in 1998 and became well-known in the league in 1999.

07. Zheng Zhi

Zheng Zhi

Another manager and professional soccer player, Zheng Zhi, is on our seventh number. In 1990, he began his football career by participating in the youth program of Liaoning FC. With Liaoning Liaoquing, Zhi began his senior career in 1998.

06. Li Jinyu

Li Jinyu

One of the all-time leading goal scorers in the Chinese professional League is retired international soccer player Li Jinyu. He is therefore ranked sixth among all-time Chinese soccer greats in our opinion.

05. Fan Zhiyi

Fan Zhiyi

Fan Zhiyi was one of the first two soccer players from China to compete in English competitions.  In the years between 1987 and 1993, when Zhiyi began his professional career, he participated in many youth systems. He began his senior career with Shanghai Shenhua in 1994.

04. Wu Lei

Wu Lei

The fourth-best Chinese player of all time, Wu Lei plays professional soccer for La Liga team Espanyol. He is from China. At the age of 14, he is also the youngest player to have made an appearance in a Chinese professional league.

03. Jia Xiuquan

Jia Xiuquan

Jia Xiuquan, a former international player, is ranked as the third greatest Chinese soccer player of all time. With Bayi, he made his senior debut in 1976. In 1983, 1984, and 1986, he was the recipient of the Chinese Football Association's Golden Ball award.

02. Li Fusheng

Li Fusheng

Li Fusheng, China's most experienced goalkeeper, is ranked number 2. He played soccer internationally, making 119 appearances while representing his nation.  Fusheng was successful in earning a spot on the Dalian football club's youth squad in 1972.

01. Hao Haidong

Hao Haidong

Hao Haidong, a former international soccer player, is ranked as the greatest Chinese player of all time. Haidong was a member of the Bayi Football Team's youth academy from 1980 until 1986. He advanced fast through the team's ranks before making his senior club debut in 1986.