|Full name||Sun Qingmei|
|Date of birth||June 19, 1966|
|Place of birth||Handan, China|
|Height||162 cm (5 ft 4 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 29, 2015|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 6, 2016
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.
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.
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.
- "Sun Qingmei". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Fan Hong, J. A. Mangan (2004). Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking Off a New Era. Frank Cass Publishers. p. 58. ISBN 0714684082.
By way of example, one famous player, Sun Qingmei, recalled that in the 1980s her parents locked her in her bedroom to prevent her going out to play football.
- "她從短跑選手華麗轉身為「世界足球小姐」，曾是中國女足隊長！" (in Chinese). kknews.cc. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "她是中國首位世界足球小姐，與孫雯齊名不應被忘記" (in Chinese). kknews.cc. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Lewis, Tom (13 January 2011). "Women's FIFA Invitational Tournament 1988". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup China '91 - Technical Report & Statistics" (PDF). FIFA. p. 66. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
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