Víctor Chou

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Víctor Chou
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Personal information
Full name Víctor Zi-hsuan Chou Hsieh
Date of birth (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Center midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1999–2000 Asociación Deportiva Juvenil (futsal)
2000–2004 Balompié Tres Cantos
2004–2006 Atlético Madrid
2006–2009 Valladolid
2009–2012 Salamanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Salamanca B 16 (2)
2013 South China 1 (0)
2013– Shenzhen Ruby 1 (0)
National team
2011– Chinese Taipei U23 1 (0)
2009– Taiwan 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 August 2014
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chou (周).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Chou and the second or maternal family name is Hsieh.

Víctor Zi-hsuan Chou Hsieh (traditional Chinese: 周子軒; simplified Chinese: 周子轩, born February 5, 1992), commonly known as Víctor Chou, is a Taiwanese-Spanish footballer with Taiwan descent. He currently is searching for a new club in Asia. In his youth career, he has played for youth teams of several reputable clubs such as Atlético Madrid and Real Valladolid. In January 2012, he left U.D. Salamanca and went to Asia for new challenges.

Early life[edit]

Chou's parents, Pepe Chou Huo-lien (Chinese: 周火煉) and Hsieh Chi (Chinese: 謝琦), are both from Taiwan. After graduating from the National Taiwan Institute of Arts, they emigrated to Spain to study fine arts there. As his father is passionate about football, he and his Spanish family (babysitters) instilled in Chou the concepts of the sport.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

When he was still a child, his babysitter and her husband found Chou's football talents and suggested Pepe to let him have formal training. Chou then joined Asociación Deportiva Juvenil, which is a futsal team in Tres Cantos. After three impressed matches, he joined the local amateur team Balompié Tres Cantos.

Atlético Madrid[edit]

In 2002, Chou joined Atlético Madrid's youth team, despite the fact that his parents were loyal fans of rival Real Madrid. In 2005, he was offered a contract by the youth team of Real Valladolid and decided to move there.

Valladolid[edit]

Chou's stay at the Pucela club was long and successful. He played many games as a youth player here.

Salamanca[edit]

In 2009, Chou transferred to UD Salamanca's youth team (Division Juvenil de Honor). In 2010, sources have said that Chou has been called up many times by the 1st team of UD Salamanca to participate in training and eventually play official matches in 2011 or 2012.

Salmantino[edit]

He was dropped by the club in January 2012. Afterwards, Chou was on trial at Shanghai Shenhua where he got his 5th metatarso injury twice and lost his chance to play for CSL besides some Chinese League stars as Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi, and Alvaro Morata.

He went back to Spain to have a surgery by Real Valladolid doctor Oscar de la Hoya.

South China[edit]

On 16 March 2013, Victor was offered a trial with Hong Kong First Division club South China On 29 March 2013, Steven Lo, chairman of South China, confirmed the signing of Victor Chou for the rest of the season.[1]

Shenzhen[edit]

On July, Victor signed a contract of five months for Shenzhen Ruby F.C, managed by Phillipe Troussier.

International career[edit]

Víctor Chou was born in Spain, and both of his parents are Taiwanese, he is available for representing both Spain and Chinese Taipei. As his performance was well in Salamanca, the CTFA has been attracted and wanted to call him up to the national team. In July 2010, the president of CTFA, Lu Kun-Shan, met with Chou and invited him to represent Chinese Taipei U23 for the 2012 London Olympics Qualifying. In 9 March 2011, he played for Chinese Taipei U23 in the starting 11 and played for the whole match, but Chinese Taipei lost the match by 0-2. In 29 February 2012, he made his debut game for Chinese Taipei Senior team, by substituted of his team-mate Chen Yi-wei in 72 mins, in the friendly match against Hong Kong.

Personal life[edit]

He was also a part-time model, which serves as Spain's largest department store El Corte Ingles, and interpretation for brands such as ZARA, Gstar.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

As of 29 March 2013
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Salamanca B 2011–12 Tercera División Group 8 16 2 16 2
Total 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Spain Total 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
South China 2012–13 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Hong Kong Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2

International career[edit]

As of 2 March 2012

Under-23 International career[edit]

As of 2 March 2012

References[edit]

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