Guangzhou native Huang Shenghao (黄晟豪) is China’s first-ever biracial player to win a spot on a national football squad. The son of a Chinese mother and Nigerian father, the 14-year old midfielder will play on the U17 national team.
While Huang’s achievement of winning a spot on the national team is indeed notable, it won’t come as a surprise to Chinese football analysts who’ve been following his young career over the past several years. Huang is actually a veteran of China’s elite football circuit with championships in the U12, U13 divisions and playing on the runner-up team in the U15 league title.
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