Born: 20 August 1980 in Shanghai (China PR)
Weight: 58 kg
Clubs: Shanghai SVA. 2001-2002: Washington Freedom (USA)
Honours: 1999: runner-up FIFA Women’s World Cup. 2000: played in Olympic Football Tournament. 2001: AFC champion. 2002: winner Asian Games. 2004: played in Olympic Football Tournament. 2006: AFC champion, 3rd place Asian Games. Several national titles with Shanghai SVA. Over 150 caps, approx. 100 of them as captain.
Miscellaneous: Loves singing. English nickname is Alex.
20 Questions – 20 Answers:
1. What does football means to you?
Pu Wei: It means an honour to me.
2. Which club did you support as a child?
Pu Wei: I had no special football club, which I supported. I just like good and attractive football.
3. Did you ever have an idol?
Pu Wei: No, I didn’t.
4. What is your fondest footballing memory?
Pu Wei: The Women’s World Cup 1999 in USA. It is a beautiful memory although it was a pity. Our team took the silver medal, but our dream was gold.
5. What has been your biggest disappointment in football?
Pu Wei: The defeat in the final match of the 1999 Women’s World Cup after penalty kicks.
6. If you had not become a professional footballer, what would you have become?
Pu Wei: An artist.
7.What is your favorite type of music?
Pu Wei: Pop music.
8.And your favorite book?
Pu Wei: A Chinese book named “Learn how to choose giving up”. It’s a book about life philosophy.
9.Your favorite film?
Pu Wei: “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
10.Your favorite city?
Pu Wei: Shanghai, my hometown.
11.What is your favorite food?
Pu Wei: Different kind of seafood.
12.And your favorite hobby?
Pu Wei: Sightseeing.
13.Who is the best player in the world right now?
Pu Wei: Nobody.
14.What was your first job?
Pu Wei: Football player.
15. Who has been the most influential figure in world history?
Pu Wei: Bill Clinton, the former US President.
16. What are you scared of?
Pu Wei: Animals.
17.What was the most embarrassing moment in your life?
Pu Wei: I had none.
18.How do you see the future of the world?
Pu Wei: I wish peace for the whole world.
19.Where would you like to go on holiday?
Pu Wei: The seaside. I like the atmosphere near the water.
20.Whom would you most like to meet?
Pu Wei: My old classmates from school.
Yes Or No?
Are you a patient person? Yes.
Are you superstitious? No.
Will China PR win this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup? Yes.
Do you always tell the truth? Yes.
Would you like to coach one day? No.