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Sun Qingmei

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Name  Sun Qingmei

Role  Football player
Olympic medals  Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament
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Sun Qingmei (Chinese: 孙庆梅; born June 19, 1966) is a Chinese former footballer who played for the China national team at the 1991 and 1995 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup and won a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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Club career

During her childhood in Hebei, Sun's parents locked her in her bedroom in a bid to stop her playing football. She was a member of the state track and field team when she started football training in 1983 and joined the Hebei club in 1984. After the 1991 Women's World Cup, Sun accepted a transfer to the Japan Women's Football League with Matsushita Denki. She helped the Takatsuki, Osaka-based team win the league title in the 1994 season.

International career

At the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament in Guangdong she was part of the hosts' team who lost the third place play-off to Brazil. The Chinese press voted her into the tournament's official all-star team. At the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup, Sun played the full 80 minutes in all four of China's games. The hosts reached the quarter-finals before losing 1–0 to Sweden. In the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup match, Sun scored the fourth goal in China's 4–0 win over eventual finalists Norway on 16 November 1991.

In 1996 Sun won the Olympic silver medal with the Chinese team. She played all five matches and scored three goals. She retired from football after helping China retain the AFC Women's Asian Cup at the 1997 AFC Women's Championship in December 1997.

References

Sun Qingmei Wikipedia


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