China (footballer, born 1964)

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Gomes Kao Yien
Date of birth (1964-12-09) December 9, 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Vitória, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Right Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 Rio Branco 4 (0)
1985 Brasília (loan) 16 (3)
1985–1988 Rio Branco 16 (2)
1989 Inter de Limeira 17 (2)
1990–1991 Grêmio 23 (2)
1993 Botafogo 5 (0)
1994–1996 Linhares 0 (0)
1999 Avaí 0 (0)
Total 81 (9)
Teams managed
2010 Desportiva Ferroviária
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carlos Alberto Gomes Kao Yien, commonly known as China (born December 9, 1964), is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a right back for several Série A clubs.[2]


Born in Vitória,[1] China started his career in 1983 with Rio Branco, playing four Série A games and winning the Campeonato Capixaba before being loaned to Brasília in 1985.[3] With Brasília he played 16 games and scored three goals.[3] He returned to Rio Branco in 1985, winning the Campeonato Capixaba again, and playing 16 Série A games and scoring two goals before leaving the club in 1988.[3] China joined Inter de Limeira in 1989, playing 17 Série A games and scoring two goals for the club.[3] He played 23 Série A games and scored two goals for Grêmio between 1990 and 1991.[3] With Botafogo, China played five Série A games in 1993,[3] and was part of the squad that won that edition of the Copa CONMEBOL. He defended Linhares from 1994 to 1996, winning the Campeonato Capixaba in 1995, and Avaí in 1999, before retiring.[3]



  1. ^ a b "China" (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "China" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Todos os Jogos: China" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved February 9, 2011.