Wu Chengying
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-04-21) 21 April 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Left-back, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 Shanghai Shenhua 183 (17)
1998Dalian Wanda (loan) 0 (0)
2003–2006 Shanghai International 76 (7)
National team
1996–2002 China PR 52 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wu Chengying (Chinese: 吴承瑛; Pinyin: Wú Chéngyīng; born 21 April 1975 in Shanghai) is a Chinese former international football player who spent the majority of his career at Shanghai Shenhua where he won the league and Chinese FA Cup before moving to Shanghai International for a then Chinese record fee of 13,000,000 RMB in 2003. Internationally he was a member of the Chinese national team where he participated in the 1996 and 2000 AFC Asian Cup as well also the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Playing career

Wu Chengying emerged with future Chinese internationals Shen Si, Xie Hui and Qi Hong form Shanghai Shenhua where he was predominantly used in the left back position.[1] During his spell at Shanghai Shenhua the team claimed the 1995 Chinese Jia-A League title and the 1998 Chinese FA Cup. In February 1998, he was loaned to Dalian Wanda for half a month for the 1997–98 Asian Club Championship and scored a goal against Pohang Steelers. He attracted the interests of Italian side Calcio Como in January 2002 but the Serie A club failed to reach an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua. Wu Chengying instead joined Shanghai International later in 2003 for 13,000,000 RMB, which made him the highest Chinese transfer ever in Chinese football history.[1] At Shanghai International he would see them come second in the 2003 league season and third in the following campaign.[2] When his contract expired at the end of the 2006 league season, Wu decided to announce his retirement from playing.[3]

International career

After his performances for Shanghai Shenhua saw him win the league title he was included on the squad that went to the 1996 AFC Asian Cup and became a regular within the team. During Bora Milutinović's reign as the Chinese head coach Wu Chengying became China's first choice left back despite having an indifferent relationship with several regular players such as Ou Chuliang and Li Jinyu, who described him as extremely introverted.[4] Despite his indifferent relationship with his teammates Wu was a regular starter for the national team playing in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup and 2002 FIFA World Cup until Bora Milutinović's reign as the Chinese national team ended.[5]

Career statistics

International goals

Scores and results list China's goal tally first.[6]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 April 2001 Shaanxi Province Stadium, Xi'an, China  Maldives 2–0 10–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 27 May 2001 Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia 2–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification



Shanghai Shenhua[6]



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  3. ^ "吴承瑛低调复出投身青训:过去十年是瘫痪局面". sports.qq.com. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "吴承瑛". sports.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - WU Chengying". Archived from the original on 19 June 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Wu, Chengying". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Wu wows 'em". Asian Football Confederation. 14 May 1998. Archived from the original on 14 May 1998.