Lim Teong Kim

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Lim Teong Kim
Personal information
Full name Lim Teong Kim
Date of birth (1963-08-26) 26 August 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Malacca, Malaysia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983 Malacca 29 (10)
1984–1986 Kuala Lumpur 82 (14)
1987 Hertha BSC 29 (8)
1987–1991 Kuala Lumpur 129 (18)
1992 Negeri Sembilan 20 (4)
1993–1994 Kedah 22 (6)
National team
1982–1991 Malaysia 42 (6)
Teams managed
2001–2013 Bayern Munich Junior Team
2013– National Football Development Programme
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 林長金[1]
Simplified Chinese 林长金
Hanyu Pinyin Lín Zhǎngjīn
Hokkien POJ Lîm Tiôngkim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lim Teong Kim (born 26 August 1963 in Malacca) is a retired Malaysian football player and formerly an assistant coach of Bayern Munich U-19 Team.[2][3]


Playing career[edit]

The former midfielder, renowned for his ruthless streak, began his career with Malacca in 1983 before moving to Kuala Lumpur from 1984-1986.

He became the first Malaysian footballer to play in Europe when he signed for German club Hertha BSC in 1987. He only played for a single season in Germany before returning to Malaysia.[4]

After returning from Germany, Lim signed and played for Kuala Lumpur, winning Malaysia Cup winner’s medals for a record three consecutive times from 1987-1989.

Apart from the stay in Berlin, Lim had a short trial with Austrian outfit, Grazer AK in 1990.[5] His last outing as a player was for Kedah FA in 1993-1994.

With the Malaysia national team, he won the 1989 Southeast Asian Games gold medal. He scored the second goal in the 3-1 win over Singapore in the final.

Coaching career[edit]

Lim stated his coaching career with Bayern Munich Junior Team in 2001 until 2011. He return to Malaysia in August 2013 signing a five-year contract with the Sports Ministry as the Project Director of National Football Development Programme (NFDP).[6]


  1. ^ "專才回流 重塑青訓機制 (第一篇)". China Press. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Teong Kim says sad state of affairs due to lack of infrastructure". The Star. 20 July 2007. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Offiziele Website des FC Bayern Munchen". FC Bayern München AG. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  4. ^ T. Avineshwaran (1 March 2013). "Earning their stripes abroad". The Star. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Eric Samuel (21 August 2013). "German touch as Teong Kim to head development project". The Star. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Teong Kim signs with KBS Archived 25 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine. – Sports247, 21 August 2013.