China U-20
AssociationChinese Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachChina Cheng Yaodong (Red/A team)
Serbia Aleksandar Janković (Yellow/B team)
France Patrick Gonfalone (U-17)
CaptainZhu Chenjie
FIFA codeCHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1983)
Best result10 (2005)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions(1985)

The China national under-20 football team, also known as the China Youth Team (国青队), represents the People's Republic of China in international football competitions in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the AFC Youth Championship, as well as any other under-20 international football tournaments. It is governed by the Chinese Football Association (CFA).

History

In 2017, the under-20 team began playing in the Regionalliga Südwest, a fourth-division German league, as part of an agreement between the two countries. The team would play friendly matches to fill in for the missing 20th club in the league's schedule.[1] During the team's match on 17 November against TSV Schott Mainz, the display of a Tibetan flag led to the team walking off in protest.[2] In the aftermath, all upcoming friendly matches were cancelled.[3]

On 28 September 2018, China U-19 Yellow (B team) was organised as support for the national under-20 football team. Serbian manager Aleksandar Janković was appointed the first head coach of the team[4]

Honours

Winners (1): 1985
Runners-up (3): 1982, 1996, 2004
Third-places (2): 1966, 2000
Winners (1): 2005
Third-places (2): 1993, 1997

Competition history

FIFA World Youth Championship / FIFA U-20 World Cup record

Year Result Pos P W D L F A
1977 to 1981 DNE
Mexico 1983 First round 12 3 1 0 2 5 8
Soviet Union 1985 Quarter-finalist 7 4 2 0 2 5 5
1987 to 1995 DNQ
Malaysia 1997 First round 18 3 0 2 1 2 3
1999 DNQ
Argentina 2001 Last 16 15 4 1 1 2 2 3
2003 DNQ
Netherlands 2005 Last 16 10 4 3 0 1 11 7
2007 to 2021 DNQ
Total - - 18 7 3 8 25 26

* DNE = Did not enter; DNQ = Did not qualify; Pos = Position; P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against.
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC U-19 Championship

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
1959 to 1974 DNP[note 1]
Kuwait 1975 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 6 3
Thailand 1976 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 7 8
Iran 1977 DNP
Bangladesh 1978 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
Thailand 1980 DNQ
Thailand 1982 Runners-up 3 1 2 0 4 3
United Arab Emirates 1985 Champions 3 2 1 0 5 3
Saudi Arabia 1986 DNQ
Qatar 1988 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 9
1990 to 1994 DNQ
South Korea 1996 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 16 9
Thailand 1998 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 7 8
Iran 2000 3rd Place 6 3 2 1 7 5
Qatar 2002 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 7 10
Malaysia 2004 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 10 3
India 2006 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 5 3
Saudi Arabia 2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 2 0 9 1
China 2010 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 6 4
United Arab Emirates 2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 5
Myanmar 2014 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 5 6
Bahrain 2016 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 3
Indonesia 2018 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 2
Uzbekistan 2020 DNQ
Total 72 30 18 24 104 89

Toulon Tournament

Torneo di Viareggio

Recent matches

2017

17 May 2017 Panda Cup China PR  1–4  Hungary Chengdu
19:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium
Referee: Hei Xiaohu
19 May 2017 Panda Cup China PR  1–2  Iran Chengdu
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium
Referee: Jin Jingyuan
21 May 2017 Panda Cup China PR  0–1  Slovakia Chengdu
19:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium
Referee: Tang Shunqi
23 July 2017 Luneng Weifang Cup China PR  1–1 Germany VfL Wolfsburg U-19 Weifang
16:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Weifang Sports Center Stadium
Referee: Yin Lei
24 July 2017 Luneng Weifang Cup China PR  1–2 Japan FC Tokyo U-19 Weifang
17:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Luneng Football School A1 Stadium
Referee: Xing Qi
26 July 2017 Luneng Weifang Cup China PR  1–3 Brazil Desportivo Brasil U-19 Weifang
16:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Luneng Football School A1 Stadium
Referee: Yang Nan
27 July 2017 Luneng Weifang Cup Classification 5–8th China PR  3–0 Australia Newcastle Jets Youth Weifang
16:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Luneng Football School A3 Stadium
Referee: Dai Yige
29 July 2017 Luneng Weifang Cup Fifth place match China PR  2–0 China Shandong Luneng Taishan U-19 Weifang
09:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Luneng Football School A4 Stadium
Referee: Wang Hao
24 August 2017 Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange Meet Ibaraki U-18 XI Japan 1–0  China PR Ibaraki
26 August 2017 Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange Meet Japan U-18 XI Japan 1–2  China PR Ibaraki
27 August 2017 Japan-Korea-China Junior Sports Exchange Meet South Korea U-18 XI South Korea 1–4  China PR Ibaraki
20 September 2017 Qujing International Youth Football Tournament China PR  2–1  Oman Quijing
19:30 UTC+8 Stadium: Qujing Cultural and Sports Park Stadium
Referee: Ai Kun
22 September 2017 Qujing International Youth Football Tournament China PR  1–0  Tajikistan Quijing
19:30 UTC+8 Stadium: Qujing Cultural and Sports Park Stadium
24 September 2017 Qujing International Youth Football Tournament China PR  1–3  Mexico Quijing
19:35 UTC+8 Stadium: Qujing Cultural and Sports Park Stadium
24 October 2017 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification Cambodia  0–1  China PR Pnomh Penh
18:30 UTC+7 Report Tao Qianglong 90+2' Stadium: National Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 8,355
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
26 October 2017 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification Philippines  0–6  China PR Pnomh Penh
15:30 UTC+7 Liu Ruofan 17', 41' (pen.), 45+2'
Yezimujiang 53', 82', 85'
Stadium: National Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 324
Referee: Hasan Akrami (Iran)
28 October 2017 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification China PR  1–0  Myanmar Pnomh Penh
15:30 UTC+7 Liu Ruofan 38' Stadium: National Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 7,350
Referee: Yaqoub Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
18 November 2017 Regionalliga friendly match TSV Schott Mainz Germany 3–0  China PR Mainz
14:00 UTC+1 Stadium: Bezirkssportanlage Mombach
Attendance: 400

2018

7 March 2018 Friendly OGC Nice U-19 France 0–2  China PR
9 March 2018 Friendly AS Monaco U-19 France 0–4  China PR
9 March 2018 Friendly AS Cannes U-19 France 0–3  China PR
12 March 2018 2018 Torneo di Viareggio Torino U-19 Italy 1–0  China PR
14 March 2018 2018 Torneo di Viareggio Paganese U-19 Italy 0–1  China PR
17 March 2018 2018 Torneo di Viareggio Perugia U-19 Italy 0–0  China PR
19 March 2018 Friendly Donoratico Italy 0–2  China PR
22 March 2018 Friendly Ponsacco Italy 0–0  China PR
24 March 2018 Friendly Deportes Quindío U-19 Colombia 2–1  China PR
26 March 2018 Friendly Independiente U-19 Argentina 2–1  China PR
27 March 2018 Friendly Real Forte Querceta Italy 1–4  China PR
23 May 2018 2018 Panda Cup China PR  4–0  Hungary Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium, Chengdu
19:00 UTC+8 Report (in Chinese) Referee: Ai Kun (China)
25 May 2018 2018 Panda Cup China PR  1–0  England Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium, Chengdu
19:00 UTC+8 Report (in Chinese) Referee: Shen Yinhao (China)
27 May 2018 2018 Panda Cup China PR  3–1  Uruguay Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium, Chengdu
19:00 UTC+8 Report (in Chinese) Referee: Tang Shunqi (China)
8 July 2018 Friendly France  2–1  China PR Clairefontaine
17:00 UTC+2
Report
11 July 2018 Friendly France  5–3  China PR Clairefontaine
15:00 UTC+2
Report
15 July 2018 Friendly Krylia Sovetov Russia 4–1  China PR Austria
13:30 UTC+2 Report
17 July 2018 Friendly Red Bull Salzburg U-19 Austria 3–0  China PR Austria
19 July 2018 Friendly Qatar  0–0  China PR Austria
29 July 2018 2018 Weifang Cup China PR  0–1 Spain RCD Espanyol U-19 Weifang Sports Center Stadium, Weifang
16:00 UTC+8
30 July 2018 2018 Weifang Cup China PR  2–3 Mexico Santos Laguna U-19 Luneng Football School A1 Stadium, Weifang
16:00 UTC+8
1 August 2018 2018 Weifang Cup China PR  2–1 Russia Spartak Moscow U-19 Luneng Football School A1 Stadium, Weifang
16:00 UTC+8
2 August 2018 2018 Weifang Cup China PR  2–1 Australia Newcastle Jets U-19 Luneng Football School A1 Stadium, Weifang
19:00 UTC+8
4 August 2018 2018 Weifang Cup China PR  2–2
(2–3 p)
Argentina River Plate U-19 Luneng Football School A5 Stadium, Weifang
9:00 UTC+8
5 September 2018 2018 GSB Bangkok Cup United Arab Emirates  1–0  China PR National Stadium, Bangkok
8 September 2018 2018 GSB Bangkok Cup Jordan  2–0  China PR Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
11 September 2018 2018 GSB Bangkok Cup Thailand  0–1  China PR Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
21 September 2018 PSSI Invitation 2018 Thailand  1–3  China PR Cibinong, Indonesia
  • 14'
25 September 2018 PSSI Invitation 2018 Indonesia  0–3  China PR Cibinong, Indonesia
7 October 2018 Friendly Jeju United U-19 South Korea 0–3  China PR Jeju
9 October 2018 Friendly Yong In University South Korea 0–1  China PR Jeju
11 October 2018 Friendly Jeju United U-19 South Korea 0–4  China PR Jeju
14 October 2018 Friendly Vietnam  1–0  China PR Wibawa Mukti Stadium, Cikarang
20 October 2018 2018 AFC U-19 Championship Tajikistan  1–0  China PR Patriot Candrabaga Stadium, Bekasi
19:00 UTC+7
  • Solehov 77'
Report Attendance: 153
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
23 October 2018 2018 AFC U-19 Championship China PR  0–1  Saudi Arabia Patriot Candrabaga Stadium, Bekasi
16:00 UTC+7 Report Attendance: 164
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
26 October 2018 2018 AFC U-19 Championship China PR  2–0  Malaysia Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong
19:00 UTC+7 Report Referee: Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)

Squad

Current coaches

Team Manager China Zhang Chao
China Lin Lefeng
Head Coach China Cheng Yaodong
Assistant Coach China Wu Bing
China Zhang Xinxin
Fitness Coach China Cao Xiaodong
Goalkeeper Coach China Jia Chunhua
Team Doctor China Wang Dongzhen
China Shen Chunfeng
China Wang Lei

Current squad

The following players were called up for 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualification.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Zhou Zhengkai (2001-02-07) 7 February 2001 (age 21) China Shanghai Shenhua
22 1GK Huang Zihao (2001-06-09) 9 June 2001 (age 20) China Jiangsu Suning
23 1GK Jian Tao (2001-06-01) 1 June 2001 (age 20) China Chengdu Foreign Languages School

2 2DF Ma Fuyu (2001-03-28) 28 March 2001 (age 21) China Jiangsu Suning
3 2DF Zhu Yue (2001-05-04) 4 May 2001 (age 20) China Shanghai Shenhua
4 2DF Shewketjan Tayir (2001-05-11) 11 May 2001 (age 20) China Xinjiang FA
5 2DF Subi Ablimit (2002-02-13) 13 February 2002 (age 20) China Shandong Luneng
6 2DF Jin Shunkai (2001-10-19) 19 October 2001 (age 20) China Shanghai Shenhua
10 2DF Nebijan Muhmet (2001-07-10) 10 July 2001 (age 20) China Beijing Guoan
21 2DF Liang Shaowen (2002-06-12) 12 June 2002 (age 19) China Beijing Guoan

8 3MF Abdurasul Abudulam (2001-03-10) 10 March 2001 (age 21) China Shandong Luneng
12 3MF Han Dong (2001-03-02) 2 March 2001 (age 21) China Henan Jianye
13 3MF Peng Hao (2001-12-25) 25 December 2001 (age 20) China Shanghai SIPG
14 3MF Liu Zhurun (2001-10-06) 6 October 2001 (age 20) China Shanghai SIPG
16 3MF Shi Yucheng (2001-05-09) 9 May 2001 (age 20) China Shenzhen FA
17 3MF Chen Rong (2001-11-04) 4 November 2001 (age 20) China Beijing Wanda
18 3MF Zheng Xuejian (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 21) China Jiangsu Suning
19 3MF Hou Yu (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 21) China Guangzhou Evergrande
17 3MF Afrden Asqer (2003-09-15) 15 September 2003 (age 18) China Guangzhou Evergrande

7 4FW Tao Qianglong (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 20) China Hebei China Fortune
9 4FW Liu Junxian (2001-01-25) 25 January 2001 (age 21) Portugal Vizela
11 4FW He Zhenyu (2001-06-28) 28 June 2001 (age 20) England Wolverhampton Wanderers
15 4FW Leng Jixuan (2001-04-30) 30 April 2001 (age 21) China Beijing Guoan

Recent call ups

The following players were called up for 2018 AFC U-19 Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Peng Peng (2000-11-24) 24 November 2000 (age 21) China Shanghai Shenhua
12 1GK Yan Bingliang (2000-04-03) 3 April 2000 (age 22) Spain Villarreal
23 1GK Qi Yuxi (2000-11-21) 21 November 2000 (age 21) China Jiangsu Suning

2 2DF Wu Shaocong (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 22) Japan Kyoto Sanga
3 2DF Chen Guoliang (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 23) Spain Jumilla
4 2DF Wang Xianjun (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 (age 21) China Dalian Yifang
5 2DF Zhu Chenjie (2000-08-23) 23 August 2000 (age 21) China Shanghai Shenhua
6 2DF Jiang Shenglong (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 21) China Shanghai Shenhua
13 2DF Sun Qinhan (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 22) China Shanghai Shenhua
18 2DF Xu Haofeng (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 23) China Tianjin Quanjian
21 2DF He Yupeng (1999-12-05) 5 December 1999 (age 22) China Dalian Yifang
22 2DF Wen Jiabao (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 23) China Guangzhou Evergrande

8 3MF Xu Lei (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 22) China Shanghai Shenhua
14 3MF Yang Yilin (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 23) Spain Jumilla
15 3MF Liu Chaoyang (1999-06-09) 9 June 1999 (age 22) China Shandong Luneng Taishan
16 3MF Xu Yue (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 22) China Shanghai Shenhua
17 3MF Xu Haoyang (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 23) China Shanghai Shenhua
20 3MF Chen Ao (2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 21) China Hebei China Fortune

7 4FW Tao Qianglong (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 20) China Hebei China Fortune
9 4FW Guo Tianyu (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 23) China Shandong Luneng Taishan
10 4FW Liu Ruofan (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 23) China Shanghai Shenhua
11 4FW Liu Guobo (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 22) China Beijing Guoan
19 4FW Wang Jinze (1999-03-15) 15 March 1999 (age 23) China Guangzhou Evergrande

List of head coaches

Manage records only includes International Country results

# Name Period Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Achievements
1 Hungary A Joseph 1954 - 1955 1 1 0 0 3 2 100%
2 China Nian Weisi 1966 - 1971 13 2 8 3 12 21 15.83% 3rd place at the 1966 AFC Youth Championship
3 China Sun Baorong 1972 – 1973 4 2 1 1 12 8 50.00%
4 China Chen Chengda 1974 6 3 1 2 7 9 50.00%
5 China Zhang Honggen 1975 – 1976 9 3 4 2 13 9 33.33%
6 China Xian Dihong 1976 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
7 China Zhang Shixun 1976 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
8 China Chen Jiagen 1977 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
9 China Zhang Honggen 1977 3 2 1 0 4 2 66.67%
10 China Chen Jiagen (2nd time) 1978 6 2 0 4 7 9 33.33%
11 China Zhang Junxiu 1978 6 1 0 5 3 12 16.67%
12 China Xian Dixiong (2nd time) 1979 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
13 China Shao Xiankang 1980 4 1 0 3 1 19 25.00%
14 China Zhang Junxiu (2nd time) 1980 4 2 0 2 13 4 50.00%
15 China Gao Fengwen 1981 - 1983 18 12 3 3 32 17 66.67% Runners-up of the 1982 AFC Youth Championship
first round of the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
China Xie Hongjun 1983 (U-19) 4 1 0 3 3 7 25.00%
China Li Chuanqi 1983 (U-18) 5 1 0 4 3 17 20.00%
16 China Zhang Zhicheng 1984 - 1986 32 18 4 10 63 23 56.25% Champions of the 1985 AFC Youth Championship
Quarter final of the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship
17 China Liu Minxin 1986 - 1988 21 15 2 4 58 20 71.43%
18 China Chen Xirong 1988 - 1990 23 12 3 8 53 20 52.17%
19 China Zhu Guanghu 1991 - 1992 7 2 3 2 9 9 28.57%
20 China Zhang Zhicheng (2nd time) 1993 - 1994 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.00%
21 China Gai Zengchen 1995 - 1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
22 China Tang Pengju 1996 - 1997 14 11 1 2 48 16 78.57% Runners-up of the 1996 AFC Youth Championship
23 China Zhu Guanghu (2nd time) 1997 - 1998 24 7 7 10 30 27 29.17% First round of the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
24 China Chen Jingang 1998 4 1 1 2 7 8 25.00%
25 England Keith Blunt 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
26 China Shen Xiangfu 2000 - 2001 27 13 5 9 46 29 48.15% 3rd place at the 2000 AFC Youth Championship
Round of 16 of the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
27 China Wang Baoshan 2001 - 2002 8 4 2 2 15 13 50.00%
28 China Jia Xiuquan 2003 - 2004 6 5 1 0 17 2 83.33%
29 China Yin Tiesheng 2004 - 2005 18 9 4 5 21 12 50.00% Runners-up at the 2004 AFC Youth Championship
30 Germany Eckhard Krautzun 2005 8 4 1 3 16 13 50.00% Round of 16 of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
China Jia Xiuquan 2006 (U-21) 5 4 0 1 12 4 80.00%
31 China Jia Xiuquan (2nd time) 2005 – 2006 17 10 3 3 48 19 58.82%
32 China Liu Chunming 2007 – 2008 26 12 7 7 53 20 46.15%
33 China Su Maozhen 2009 – 2011
34 Netherlands Jan Olde Riekerink 2011 – 2012
35 Argentina Luis Manuel Blanco 2012
36 China Li Bing 2013 - 2014
37 China Zheng Xiong (Caretaker) 2014
38 China Li Ming 2015 – 2018
39 China Cheng Yaodong 2018 –

Notes

  1. ^ Nationalist China take part in AFC Youth Championship 1959 to 1974, not China PR.

References

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