Chou Tai-ying

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Chou Tai-ying
Personal information
Full name Chou Tai-ying (周台英)
Date of birth (1963-08-16) August 16, 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Republic of China (Taiwan)
Playing position Manager (former striker/midfielder)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
1989–1993 Suzuyo Shimizu F.C. Lovely Ladies
National team
1977–1994 Chinese Taipei
Teams managed
2005––present Natl. Taiwan Normal Uni.
2006 Chinese Taipei
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chou.

Chou Tai-ying (Chinese: 周台英, born August 16, 1963) is a Taiwanese female football (soccer) coach and former player. She is considered the most successful Taiwanese footballer so far. She was Chinese Taipei's key player in the 1980s and early 1990s, winning three AFC Women's Asian Cups (1977, 1979, 1981) and two OFC Women's Championships (1986, 1989). She was also one of the few Taiwanese players who have played for foreign professional clubs. In 1987, she joined the German football club SV Bergisch Gladbach 09 and won two championships.[1][2] She joined Suzuyo Shimizu F.C. Ladies of Japanese L. League in 1989, in which Shimizu F.C. Ladies won the first league season title and Chou herself scored 12 goals, making her the Golden Boot winner and member of Best XI.[3] She retired from player career after 1994 Asian Games.[4]

She was captain of Chinese Taipei women's national football team at the inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. The team reached the quarter finals before being beaten 7–0 by eventual winners United States.[5]

In 2005, Chou took over as the head coach of Chinese Taipei women's national football team.


With Chinese Taipei women's national football team
With Shimizu F.C. Ladies