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Profile: Xie Hui

Xie Hui

Xie Hui was nineteen when he first started playing professional football as a forward for Shanghai Shensua.

He played 6 seasons with them, helping to win the team a top tier league title and success in the cup final.

In January 2000, he transferred to the German football club, Alemannia Aachen, and was their top scorer during the 2000/1 season, with 14 goals in 24 league appearances. A year later, following a drop in performance, Xie Hui returned to Shanghai Shenua on loan, where it was hoped he would gain more first team experience and secure his place on the Chinese national team.

During the qualifying stages of the 2002 World Cup Xie Hui was China's top goal scorer with seven goals in eight games, but was denied the chance to travel to South Korea and Japan to play in the competition.

He later played for teams in China and Germany before finishing his career at his beloved Shanghai Shenua, retiring in 2009 and taking up a position as the club's assistant manager.

Xie Hui is married to, Tong Chenjie, a Chinese supermodel. Their luxurious wedding which was broadcast live on TV from the Ruijin Hotel in 2004.

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