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A New Era Begins in Chinese Football as First-ever Biracial Player Wins Spot on U17 National Squad

14-year Chinese soccer sensation Huang Shenghao.

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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