Kong Guoxian

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Kong Guoxian
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-09-06) 6 September 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11.7 in)
Playing position Former Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1993 Guangzhou
1994–1997 Guangzhou Songri
1998–1999 Guangzhou Apollo
National team
1988 China 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Guangzhou (Assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kong Guoxian (Chinese: 孔国贤; pinyin: Kǒng Guóxián; Mandarin pronunciation: [kʰʊ̀ŋ kwǒ ɕjɛ̌n]; born 6 September 1965) is a former Chinese football goalkeeper who played for Guangzhou throughout his entire career while internationally he represented China in the 1988 Olympics and 1988 Asian Cup. Since retiring he would go into goalkeeping coaching before becoming a football ambassador to Guangzhou Province in 2002 while also going on to become a private businessman.

Biography[edit]

Kong Guoxian started his football career playing for the Guangzhou youth team before being promoted to the senior team where he was called up to the squad that won the football at the 1987 National Games of China.[1] After the tournament win Kong would soon be called up to squad that took part in the 1988 Olympics and the 1988 Asian Cup where he was second choice goalkeeper in both competitions. When he returned to club football he was unable to replicate the performances that saw him first called up to the national team and he would be part of the team that was relegated at the end of the 1989 league season.[2] His time within the second tier did not last long and after only one season Guangzhou quickly won back promotion and for the next several seasons Kong would ensure that the club remained in the top tier.[3] By 1999 Kong would retire and take up the goalkeeping coaching position before becoming a football ambassador to Guangzhou Province in 2002 while also going on to become a private businessman and football pundit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 孔国贤一代门神黄军伟最佳射手 at news.163.com 2009-08-20 Retrieved 2012-12-11
  2. ^ China 1989 Archived April 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. at rsssf.com 22 Oct 2009 Retrieved 2012-12-11
  3. ^ China 1990 Archived October 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. at rsssf.com 22 Oct 2009 Retrieved 2012-12-11
  4. ^ 前门神孔国贤:广州足球要打出自己的特色 at news.dayoo.com 2008-06-23 Retrieved 2012-12-11

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