Tschen La Ling

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Tscheu La Ling
Tscheu La Ling 1978c.jpg
Tschen La Ling in 1978
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-01-06) January 6, 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 FC Den Haag 42 (3)
1975–1982 Ajax 172 (54)
1982–1984 Panathinaikos 46 (4)
1984–1985 Marseille 27 (6)
1985–1986 Feyenoord 18 (1)
1986–1987 FC Den Haag 10 (0)
Total 315 (68)
National team
1977–1982 Netherlands 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tscheu La Ling (born 6 January 1956) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played for clubs in the Netherlands, Greece and France. His name has been spelled in various ways throughout his career, but usually as Tscheu La Ling;[1][2] he was generally uninterested in how it was spelled but revealed in a February 2007 interview that his name was officially Ling Tshen La. This name uses Chinese naming customs. The family name is Ling. In June 2015 he was appointed to the advisory board of Ajax Amsterdam.

He currently is the creator and owner of Fitshape, which sells professional sport supplementation for athletes.

Club career[edit]

Born in The Hague to a Chinese father and a Dutch Mother, Ling began his career with his hometown team Den Haag. He joined Ajax in the 1975–76 season. Ajax won the Eredivisie title in the seasons 1976–77, 1978–79 and 1979–80, but these feats paled in comparison to the European successes during the early 1970s. In December 1981, Johan Cruijff returned to Ajax. The team was built around him, and Ling lost his place in the starting line-up to Gerald Vanenburg. He moved to Panathinaikos and then Marseille. He spent a year with Ajax's bitter rival Feyenoord for the 1985–86 season and moved back to Den Haag for one season before retiring.

International career[edit]

Ling played for the Dutch team during qualifying for UEFA Euro 1980. He earned 14 caps for the Netherlands and scored 2 goals from 1977 to 1982.


  1. ^ "Tschen La Ling". worldfootball.net.
  2. ^ "Tschen La Ling". national-football-teams.com.

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