Soh Chin Aun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Soh (苏).
Soh Chin Aun
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-07-28) 28 July 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Malacca FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1980 Selangor FA 345 (5)
1981–1983 Malacca FA 37 (1)
National team
1968–1988 Malaysia 324 (10)
Teams managed
1989 Malacca FA
2007 Malaysia U-23
2008–2009 Malaysia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Datuk Soh Chin Aun (simplified Chinese: 苏进安; traditional Chinese: 蘇進安; pinyin: Sū Jìn Ān); born 28 July 1950) is a Malaysian Chinese national football player from Malacca alongside the late Mokhtar Dahari and R. Arumugam. He was known as Tauke or Towkay (English: Boss) by his team mate and fans.

In 1971, when he played in the Olympic qualifier in Seoul, South Korea, he was the youngest member of the national team at the age of 21. He participated in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and was the captain of the qualifying team to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Unfortunately Malaysia did not participate the 1980 Olympics. However because of his contribution for helping Malaysia to qualify for 1980 Olympics, he was awarded Ahli Mangku Negara by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

His partnership with Santokh Singh was the most solid defence in the much-feared Malaysian team back then. He earned the nickname The 'god of war' for his commanding play. He retired from international football in 1985. In 1999 he become part of the AFC Century Club.[1]

He once tried to make it in politics by contesting as a Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka in 1986 but he suffered a defeat of 17,606 votes to Lim Guan Eng. He was appointed as the chairman of the referees’ committee on 13 March 2007. He was the manager of Malaysia national football team from 2007 until 2009.

Although not recognised internationally, his claims of 324 international appearances for his country make him arguably the most capped international player in the world.[2]