Cheng Siu Chung

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Cheng Siu Chung
鄭兆聰
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Cheng Siu Chung in 2011
Personal information
Full name Cheng Sin, Siu Chung
Date of birth (1972-09-29) 29 September 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Sriker / Defender
Club information
Current team
Southern District FC(manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 CS Uruguay
1990–1993 LD Alajuelense
1993–1994 Happy Valley (loan)
1994–1995 Eastern
1996 South China
1996–1998 Instant-Dict
1998–2000 South China
2000–2001 Instant-Dict
2001–2002 South China
2002–2003 Happy Valley
2003–2005 Kitchee
2006–present Southern District 4 (0)
National team
1988–1991 Costa Rica U20
1997–2000 Hong Kong 9 (6)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Southern District
2009–2015 Kitchee (assistant manager)
2015– Southern District
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cheng Siu Chung (Chinese: 鄭兆聰; Jyutping: zeng6 siu6 cung1, born 29 September 1972 in Hong Kong), is a football player, once holding the record for a Hong Kong transfer fee. Cheng moved to Costa Rica when he was 8 years old along with his parents and sister, and is fluent in Spanish and English as well as his native Cantonese. His father was a famous football player in Hong Kong, who played for Happy Valley before moving to Costa Rica. Cheng Siu Chung started his career in Costa Rica where he also represented Costa Rica for the youth level. He moved back to Hong Kong in the early 1990s. He played in a few teams in Hong Kong First Division League including Eastern, South China and Instant-Dict. He also played for the Hong Kong national football team.

He was a coach in Kitchee, but played for Southern District which in Hong Kong Third District Division League.

He moved from Alajuela to Eastern by a transfer fee of US$30,000 (about HK$234,000) in 1994.[1] It has been the highest transfer fee record in Hong Kong First Division League. The record was broken in 2007 when South China bought Chan Wai Ho from Rangers by HK$400,000.[2]

He served as a commentator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the Cantonese subscription television network, Astro Wah Lai Toi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "鄭兆聰成名路". Apple Daily. 1 September 2002. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "陳偉豪40萬轉會費破紀錄". Ta Kung Pao. 21 April 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  3. ^ 2010世界杯速遞 (in Chinese). 1 June 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.