Chinese Olympic team 1948

The team was representative of ethnic Chinese players throughout 
East Asia, rather than only those based in the Republic of China.  
The majority of the players selected were from Hong Kong, with the 
remainder from Shanghai, Singapore, and Penang (Malaya).


Trials and other relevant matches prior to the team selection:
10- 2 Hong Kong        All-Hong Kong             5-1  All-Shanghai     [Interport]
11- 2 Hong Kong        Combined Chinese          1-2  All-Shanghai
14- 2 Hong Kong        Hong Kong Non-Chinese     1-0  All-Shanghai
17- 2 Hong Kong        Sing Tao                  4-1  Shanghai Chinese
21- 2 Hong Kong        All-Hong Kong             4-1  All-Manila       [Interport]
22- 2 Hong Kong        Combined Chinese          4-1  All-Manila
24- 2 Hong Kong        Hong Kong Non-Chinese     6-0  All-Manila
 9- 3 Hong Kong        Hong Kong Island Chinese  4-0  Java Chinese
11- 3 Hong Kong        Kowloon Chinese           2-1  Java Chinese
14- 3 Hong Kong        Chinese FA                6-1  Hong Kong FA     [Governor's Cup 2nd leg]
16- 3 Hong Kong        Hong Kong Non-Chinese     0-1  Java Chinese
28- 3 Saigon           All-Saigon                1-2  All-Hong Kong    [Interport - Robert Jobez Cup]
29- 3 Macao            All-Macao                 4-2  All-Hong Kong    [Interport]
??- 3 Saigon           Saigon XI                 7-0  All-Hong Kong 
??- 3 Saigon           Combined Services         2-5  All-Hong Kong
 4- 4 Hong Kong        Combined Chinese          8-3  HK Portuguese    [Charity Cup]

Olympic Squad (announced 6th April)
 Manager: Dr Yung Chi-Chao (Shanghai, China National Amateur Athletic Federation)
 Coach: Lee Wai-Tong (South China AA, HK)
 Goalkeepers: Chang Pong-Lun (Tung Hwa, Shanghai), Chu Chee Seng (SCFA, Singapore)
 Fullbacks: Hau Yung-Sang (Sing Tao, HK), Yen Shih-Hsin (Tsing Peh, Shanghai),
            Tse Kam-Hung (Tung Hwa, Shanghai)
 Halfbacks: Lau Chung-Sang (Sing Tao, HK), Kao Pao-Ching (Tsing Peh, Shanghai),
            Sung Ling-Sing (Sing Tao, HK), Kwok Ying-Kee (Kitchee, HK)
 Halfbacks/Forwards: Cheung Kam-Hoi (Sing Tao, HK), Chow Man-Chi (Kowloon Motor Bus, HK)
 Forwards: Fung King-Cheung [capt.] (Sing Tao, HK), Ho Ying-Fun (Sing Tao, HK),
           Lai Shiu-Wing (Sing Tao, HK), Chu Wing-Keung (Sing Tao, HK), 
           Lee Tai-Fai (Chinese AA, HK), Chia Boon Leong (SCFA, Singapore),
           Yeap Cheng Eng (Penang, Malaya)
 [HK = Hong Kong]

Warmup games:
24- 4 Hong Kong        Hong Kong Chinese XI      3-1  China *
25- 4 Hong Kong        Hong Kong Chinese XI      3-7  China *

Tour games:
 1- 5 Manila           Manila League Chinese XI  0-8  China
 2- 5 Manila           Manila League XI          1-3  China
 4- 5 Manila           Manila Collegiate XI      0-4  China
 5- 5 Manila           All-Manila Interport team 0-4  China
 6- 5 Manila           Y.C.O. Athletic Club      0-6  China
 8- 5 Bangkok          Assumption College XI     1-10 China
 9- 5 Bangkok          Chai Sod                  2-2  China
11- 5 Bangkok          Phra Nakhon               3-7  China
13- 5 Bangkok          All-Bangkok               0-5  China
15- 5 Saigon           Cochinchina 2nd Div. XI   2-3  China
16- 5 Saigon           Cochinchina 1st Div. XI   3-3  China
18- 5 Saigon           Cochinchina 1st Div. XI   1-3  China   [or 17- 5]
22- 5 Singapore        Singapore Civilians       1-0  China ^
23- 5 Singapore        All-Malaya Malays         1-4  China 
29- 5 Jakarta          Jong Ambon (Java)         1-5  China
30- 5 Jakarta          All-Jakarta               0-3  China
 1- 6 Jakarta          Jakarta Chinese XI        0-1  China
 5- 6 Bandung          Military XI               1-5  China
 6- 6 Bandung          Bandung XI                0-6  China   [or 1-6]
 9- 6 Semarang         Semarang XI               4-4  China
12- 6 Surabaya         Surabaya XI               0-2  China
13- 6 Surabaya         Surabaya Chinese XI       2-2  China
15- 6 Makassar         Sulawesi XI               1-7  China
17- 6 Makassar         Sulawesi XI               2-1  China
18- 6 Makassar         Makassar XI               2-5  China   [or 19- 6]
20- 6 Makassar         M.O.S.                    0-4  China
26- 6 Singapore        Malayan Chinese           0-3  China $
27- 6 Singapore        All-Malaya + Singapore    0-3  China %
30- 6 Singapore        Combined Services         1-0  China
 4- 7 Singapore        Singapore Sino-Malays     0-2  China !
 7- 7 Singapore        Singapore Civilians       3-4  China ^
12- 7 Calcutta         Mohammedan SC             1-3  China
14- 7 Calcutta         East Bengal Club          2-0  China
15- 7 Calcutta         Mohun Bagan AC            0-0  China
17- 7 Calcutta         India XI                  1-0  China @

Olympic Games:
23- 7 London           USA Olympic team          2-5  China   [practice match]
25- 7 London           USA Olympic team          2-3  China   [practice match]
 2- 8 London           Turkey                    4-0  China   [Olympic Games]

Tour games on return journey:
16- 8 Bangkok          Thailand Chinese XI       1-8  China
17- 8 Bangkok          Phra Nakhon               0-5  China
19- 8 Bangkok          Chai Sod                  2-5  China   [or 3-5]
20- 8 Bangkok          Thailand                  1-6  China
24- 8 Bangkok          Chai Sod                  1-7  China

Notes on opposition teams:
 * Hong Kong's team for the Chinese National Games.
 ^ Singapore's team for the Malaya Cup.
  a team of ethnic Malay players selected from both Malaya and
   Singapore.
 $ a team of ethnic Chinese players selected from Malaya.
 % a selection of all players in Malaya and Singapore, including
   British Servicemen.
 ! a selection of ethnic Chinese and Malay players in Singapore.
 @ as the Indian national team was already in England preparing 
   for the Olympics, this India team cannot be considered a full
   national team. It was selected by the IFA rather than the AIFF.


Olympics 1948
Chinese Olympic team 1936

About this document

Sources included: China Mail, Hong Kong Sunday Herald, Straits Times, New York Times, Indian Express, zuqiuziliao.cn, goalgoalgoal forum

Thanks to "Tanaka".

Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Neil Morrison
Last updated: 6 Apr 2011

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