Wang Shuang (footballer)
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Wang Shuang Footballer

Wang Shuang
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Personal information
Full name Wang Shuang
Date of birth (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Jianghan University
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-2013 Wuhan Ladies 10 (15)
2013-2014 Daejeon Sportstoto 14 (7)
2015 Wuhan Ladies 5 (3)
2016-2017 Dalian Quanjian 19 (9)
2018 Wuhan Ladies 8 (7)
2018-2019 Paris Saint-Germain 18 (7)
2019- Wuhan Jianghan University 12 (3)
National team?
2012-2014 China U-20 9 (5)
2013- China 104 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of 17 December 2019

Wang Shuang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wáng Shu?ng; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎ?.?wá?]; born 23 January 1995) is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Wuhan Chedu Jiangda in the Chinese Women's Super League.

Club career

Wang Shuang was spotted by scouts of WK-League side Daejeon Sportstoto while preparing for the 2013 National Games with provincial side Hubei. On 3 July 2013, it was announced that she had signed a contract with the club and would join after the 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup.[2] In her first season with the club, Wang helped Sportstoto reach the Korean Women's FA Cup final and was awarded the most valuable player award for scoring six goals in five appearances. Her initial progress was soon halted due to her commitments with the 2013 National Games and the Chinese women's national team.[3]

In December 2013, she signed a new one-year contract with the club and was joined by international teammate Wu Haiyan. In 2015, she returned to Wuhan Ladies to prepare for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. On 31 December 2015, Wang transferred to Chinese Women's Super League side Dalian Quanjian despite interest from several FA WSL clubs.[4]

On 3 August 2018, Wang transferred to Division 1 Féminine side Paris Saint-Germain, signing a two-year contract.[5] On 5 July 2019, Wang left the club by mutual consent and joined Chinese Women's Super League side Wuhan Chedu Jiangda.

International career

From an early age, Wang was identified as one of the leading young talents in Chinese women's football, representing the under-17 national team at the age of 12.[6] In 2012, then 17 years old, she was included in the under-20 national team for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Wang was called up to the Chinese women's national team for the first time in early 2013, making her debut on 12 January 2013 in a 1-0 loss against Canada. After the match, then manager Hao Wei described the then 17-year-old as a player "of great potential" despite her only playing 20 minutes.[7] On 21 July 2013, she made her full international debut in a 2-0 loss against Japan in the 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup.[8]

At the 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship, Wang would cement her place as one of Asia's most promising young players with five goals in five games as China claimed third place. Her tally was enough to end as the tournament's second top goalscorer. She was later nominated for the AFC Young Player of the Year award after her impressive goalscoring performance in the tournament.[9]

Wang continued her good form enough to then be called up to China's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup but was used largely as a substitute at the event after a small training injury on the eve of the tournament. She was then selected for the 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup in her home city of Wuhan. The end of 2015 was productive for Wang, starting 10 consecutive international matches to end the year. She was the top goalscorer at the 2015 Yongchuan International Tournament after scoring a brace on 23 October 2015 in a 2-1 win against England. She then scored the winning goal on 16 December 2015 in a 1-0 win against the United States, ending their 104-game unbeaten streak at home.

She made her 100th appearance for China on 7 November 2019 in a 2-0 win against New Zealand during the 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament.[10]

Personal life

Writing for The Players' Tribune in June 2019, Wang spoke openly about her disconnect with her parents, how she was raised by her uncle and aunt growing up, and her struggles with impostor syndrome.[11]



Dalian Quanjian


China PR national football team



  1. ^ "Wang Shuang". Swiss Timing. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "18 [Chinese]". Wuhan Evening News (via Sohu). 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Teenage Star Wang Shuang Gunning For Success in 2014". Wild East Football. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "". Phoenix Sports. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Chinese midfielder Wang Shuang joins PSG women's team for two years". xinhuanet. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ """ 18 [Chinese]". 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ """ ? [Chinese]". 13 January 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Match Report" (PDF). 21 July 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Annual Awards 2013 Nominees". The AFC. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ @wangshuang7 (8 November 2019). "Yongchuan, where the dream began and witnessed my 100 caps" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "On the Pitch, You Are Never Alone | By Wang Shuang". The Players' Tribune.

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