Dale Tempest

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Dale Tempest
Personal information
Full name Dale Michael Tempest
Date of birth (1963-12-30) 30 December 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Fulham 34 (6)
1984–1986 Huddersfield Town 65 (27)
1985 Gillingham (loan) 9 (4)
1986–1987 Lokeren 27 (4)
1987–1989 Colchester United 77 (18)
1989–1991 South China AA 34 (26)
1991–1993 Eastern AA 36 (34)
1993 Kitchee SC 3 (2)
1993–1996 Eastern AA 45 (32)
1996–1998 South China AA ? (15)
National team
1996–1998 Hong Kong 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dale Michael Tempest (Chinese: 譚拔士, born 30 December 1963 in Leeds) is a former professional footballer, best known for his time spent playing in Hong Kong. Born in England but spent much of his youth in Peebles, Scotland, Tempest had played for several English teams including Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Gillingham and Colchester United before arriving in Hong Kong.


Early years[edit]

Tempest went to school in Bracknell, Berkshire at Garth Hill Comprehensive, leaving in 1980 to sign for Fulham.

Career in Hong Kong[edit]

Tempest arrived in Hong Kong in 1989 and played for South China. He moved to Eastern but later returned to South China. He was the top scorer in the Hong Kong First Division League on a record five occasions (1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95). Probably his most memorable match among Hong Kong football fans came in a friendly between South China and São Paulo FC, when Tempest scored three goals and helped South China win 4–2. In 1997, having granted permanent resident status by the Hong Kong Government, he represented Hong Kong at international level and played in the 1998 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against South Korea and Thailand.

Recent years[edit]

Tempest now works as a betting expert for Sky Sports in the UK.[1]


  1. ^ "Dale Tempest". Sky Sports website. [permanent dead link]