Festus Baise

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Festus Baise
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-04-11) 11 April 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Guizhou Zhicheng
Number TBC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Mutual
2005 South China
2005–2014 Citizen 99 (16)
2014–2015 Sun Pegasus 16 (4)
2015 Eastern 5 (1)
2016– Guizhou Zhicheng 0 (0)
National team
2015– Hong Kong 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2015

Festus Baise (Chinese: 法圖斯; born 11 April 1980) is a Nigerian-born Hong Kong professional footballer who plays for China League One club Guizhou Zhicheng as a centre-back. He is of Ghanaian descent.[1]



2011–12 season[edit]

On 16 December 2011, Baise scored an own goal, described as a reverse scorpion kick, past his goalkeeper Tse Tak Him in a 3–2 win over Sun Hei SC in the Hong Kong first division. The video was featured on the website of the British newspaper The Sun and was viewed over five million times on Internet site YouTube.[2][3] It was selected as the 5th best own goal of all time by the Daily Telegraph's Steve Wilson.[4]

On 21 March 2012, Baise struck a last-minute winner as Citizen edged out Myanmar's Yangon United 2–1 at Mongkok Stadium to record a first win of the 2012 AFC Cup campaign in Group G.[5]

International career[edit]

Baise made his international debut for Hong Kong against Guam on 28 March 2015.

Personal life[edit]

In December 2012, Baise confirmed that he had applied to the Hong Kong Immigration Department for naturalisation as a Chinese citizen.[6] He was granted the Hong Kong SAR Passport on 7 March 2015 and earned his first international call up for the Hong Kong national football team to play in a friendly match against Guam in which he won his first international cap for Hong Kong.


  1. ^ "域陀摩西斯無礙捧尼日利亞封王". Hong Kong Jockey Club. 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Own goal is a scorpion king The Sun (UK). Published: 19 December 2011.
  3. ^ [1] 港甲最佳烏龍波法圖斯 Hong Kong Best Own Goal by Festus Baise
  4. ^ Top 10 own goals of all time By Steve Wilson. Daily Telegraph. 20 December 2011.
  5. ^ Citizen 2–1 Yangon United The-AFC.com. 21 March 2012.
  6. ^ "申請入籍". Apple Daily. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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