Shanghai SIPG winger Wu Lei is the only Chineseplayer to have made it onto the latest World Soccer500 list.
The 26-year-old is the lead scorer in China’s SuperLeague, with 7 goals from 3 games so far thisseason.
Wu also made it onto last year’s list along with fellowChinese players Zheng Zhi and Feng Xiaoting.
This year, five other CSL players received the nod from the list’s creator, British magazineWorld Soccer.
They are Wu’s SIPG teammate Hulk, Beijing Guo’an midfielder Renato Augusto, Tianjin Teda’sJohn Mikel Obi, Tianjin Quanjian’s Axel Witsel, as well as Guangzhou R&F’s Eran Zahavi.
Brazil had 40 players on the list, the largest number to come from any single country.
Germany’s Bundesliga was the world’s top ranking league, with 68 players making it onto thelist, including 17 players from leading German club Bayern Munich.