Chow Chee Keong

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Chow Chee Keong
Personal information
Full name Chow Chee Keong
Date of birth (1948-11-26) 26 November 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Malaysia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 Bedford Town (0)
1970 HK Rangers (0)
1970-1971 Jardine (0)
1971–1974 South China (0)
1974-1977 Tung Sing (0)
1977–1979 South China (0)
1981 South China 0 (0)
1981-1982 HK Rangers 0 (0)
National team
1965–1985 Malaysia ? (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Chow Chee Keong (Chinese: ) is a former Malaysian football (soccer) goalkeeper who played in Hong Kong.

Career[edit]

His nickname in Hong Kong was "Asian Stainless Steel Gate (Chinese:「亞洲鋼門」meaning number 1 keeper in Asia) and "Crazy Sword" (Chinese:「神經刀). He was a Malaysian Chinese.[1] In 1963, he represented the Malaysian in under-20 level as a 13 years old. Two years later, he joined the Malaysia national football team as a 15 years old. At that point, he was the youngest ever Malaysian international player. He was on the playing staff at Bedford Town FC 1967/68.[2] From 1966 to 1970, he was voted by Asian Football Confederation as the best goalkeeper for 5 straight times. In 1968, he came to Hong Kong with a Malaysian Chinese selection side and many Hong Kong clubs took notice of him. Two years later, he joined Hong Kong Rangers FC for three guest matches. Then, he joined Jardines (Chinese name:怡和) for a salary of HKD 2500 per month which was the Hong Kong record at that time. However, a year later, Jardines withdrew from Hong Kong league. So he moved to South China AA where his career started to take off. For his three seasons with South China AA, he won many trophies and personal awards. In 1974, he moved to Tung Sing. His salary was HKD 7000 per month plus housing. In 1977, he returned to South China AA. A year later, he started to play in both Hong Kong league and the Malaysian league simultaneously. In 1979, he left Hong Kong, but returned in 1981. He spent a short time again with South China AA before moving to Hong Kong Rangers FC. In 1982, he finally returned to Malaysia and played for Malaysia national football team for three years then retired from football.

Retirement[edit]

He became a golfer after retiring from football. In 1991, he finally earned a coaching license. He first started to teach in Malaysia. In 1995, he moved to a golf club in Shenzhen, China. In 1997, he returned to South China AA as a golfing instructor.

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External links[edit]

http://web.archive.org/web/20091027184220/http://hk.geocities.com/hokimchung2002/