Wu Lei - Bio, 武磊, Net Worth, Wife, Children, RCD Espanyol, Espanyol, Shanghai SIPG, FIFA 19, Stats, Titles, La Liga, Chinese Super League, Age, Height
A professional Chinese footballer, Wu Lei is one of the prominent names in the list of celebrities as a footballer. Lei holds the record of being the all-time top goalscorer in "Chinese Super League" history and the youngest player to appear in Chinese League Match.
What is Wu Lei famous for?
- Wu lei is famous as the first Chinese footballer to start a La Liga and an all-time goalscorer of the "Chinese Super League".
When was Wu Lei born?
Wu lei was born on 19th November 1991 in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. His birth name is also Wu Lei.
Wu lei was born in a simple family. His father also was related to football. He followed his father to the Genbao Football Base in Shanghai.
How was Wu Lei's early life?
Wu Lei was raised in his hometown. His nationality is Chinese and Han is his ethnicity. Scorpio is his zodiac sign.
Lei developed his passion for playing football at a very early age. Lei was enrolled in a summer training camp at his teenage. Lei followed his father to the "Genbao Football Base" after he met Li Hongbing, a former Chinese footballer.
How is Wu Lei's Career?
Wu Lei started his career as a footballer at the age of 12 after he joined the academy. He began his professional career when he made his official debut on September 2, 2006, in the club "Shanghai East Asia SIPG", from where he became the youngest ever player to play professional Chinese football at the age of 14.
Lei assisted the club "Shanghai East Asia SIPG" to win the third-tier title as well. He scored his first goal for the club on August 30, 2008, in a 2-0 win which made him the second youngest goalscorer in Chinese football at the age of 16.
He also scored a hat-trick on June 2, 2013, in a 6-1 win against Shanghai Shenxin, which made him the second-youngest player to score a hat-trick in the top tier as well. He also scored his second hat-trick of the season in the same year 2013.
On July 2016, Wu became the first Chinese footballer in over two years to score a hat-trick in the Chinese Super League. In the 2018 season, Lei became the top goalscorer in the "Chinese Super League" with 101 goals. He was even named as the Chinese Football Association Footballer of the year at the end of the season.
On January 28, 2019, Wu Lei was transferred to the Spanish club side "RCD Espanyol" on a reported fee of £2 million. He signed a three-year contract with an option for an additional year with the club.
Wu Lei made his debut for the club as a winger on February 3, 2019, and on 17th February 2019, he became the first Chinese footballer to start a La Liga. He was watched by more than 40 million viewers in China.
Lei scored his first goal for the club on 2 March 2019 in a 3–1 win against Real Valladolid, becoming the first Chinese footballer to score in La Liga. We scored his second goal for the club and his third goal for the club in a 2–0 win against Real Sociedad, securing Espanyol's spot in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League qualifying stages.
Wu was called up to the Chinese under-20 national team in 2009 and scored nine goals in five matches during the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification matches. His impressive goalscoring performances saw him called up to the Chinese national team for the 2010 East Asian Football Championship, making his debut on 14 February 2010 in a 2–0 win against Hong Kong.
Wu returned to the under-20 national team for the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship and he played in four games and score two goals and scored his first goal for China on 28 July 2013 in a 4–3 win against Australia at the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.
How is Wu Lei's Personal Life?
Wu Lei is a married man. Lei tied the knot with his girlfriend, Zhong Jiabei in 2014. The couple is blessed with two children a son and a daughter. Lei and Ruoqi have a beautiful married life without any news or rumors of divorce.
They seem confidential when it comes to their personal lives. They prefer their lives far from media attention and they are not much active on social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
What is the net worth of Wu Lei?
The famous Chinese footballer, Wu Lei has an estimated net worth of over $1 million. Lei earns a handsome salary from his club. Currently, he receives €28,000(1.4 million per annum) weekly as a salary from his present club.
Furthermore, his market value is reported at €5 million as of February 2019.
With a tremendous net worth, Wu Lei is living a lavish lifestyle.
How tall is Wu Lei?
Wu Lei has a well maintained perfect body build. Lei stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.74m) tall and body weight is 66kg. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.