Wei Jiansen11 October 1991
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 IBSA Blind Football Asian Championships – Gold
- 2015 IBSA Blind Football Asian Championships – Silver
- 2014 Asian Para Games – Bronze
In a country that is endeavouring to develop their football success, the Chinese football 5-a-side team has become one of the strongest teams in the world. Wei has been integral player of the team for almost four years.
Following Rio 2016, Wei was selected as China’s new captain and led his nation to win the 2017 Asian Championships for the fifth time.
In addition to his competency in defence, Wei is also an asset in attack, which he evinced through his close dribbling and powerful shots towards goal at the continental event. He scored a total of five goals to claim the Top Goal Scorer award.
Wei made his debut for China at the Asian Para Games in Incheon in 2014. Wei played the most minutes as an outfield player in the bronze medal game against Thailand to ensure that China won 1-0 and reached the podium.
Ten months later, Wei made his first appearance at the 2014 World Championship in Tokyo, where they finished fourth. The following year, Wei went on to achieve silver at the 2015 Asian Championships in Tokyo, Japan, and subsequently qualifying for Rio 2016.
Wei scored his first ever goal in the Paralympic football 5-a-side competition as China triumphed over Mexico 2-0 in the group stages. However, Wei missed out on his first Paralympic medal as Argentina defeated China on penalties in the bronze medal game.