Víctor Chou

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Víctor Chou
Personal information
Full name Víctor Zi-hsuan Chou Hsieh
Date of birth (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Center midfielder
Club information
Current team
Phnom Penh Crown
Youth career
1999–2000 Asociación Deportiva Juvenil (futsal)
2000–2004 Balompié Tres Cantos
2004–2006 Atlético Madrid
2006–2009 Valladolid
2009–2012 Salamanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Salamanca B 16 (2)
2013 South China 1 (0)
2013–2016 Shenzhen Ruby 1 (0)
2016– Phnom Penh Crown
National team
2011– Chinese Taipei U23 1 (0)
2009– Chinese Taipei 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 March 2015

Víctor Zi-hsuan Chou Hsieh (traditional Chinese: 周子軒; simplified Chinese: 周子轩, born February 5, 1992), commonly known as Víctor Chou, is a Taiwanese-Spanish footballer with Taiwan descent. He currently is searching for a new club in Asia. In his youth career, he has played for youth teams of several reputable clubs such as Atlético Madrid and Real Valladolid. In January 2012, he left U.D. Salamanca and went to Asia for new challenges.

Early life[edit]

Chou's parents, Pepe Chou Huo-lien (Chinese: 周火煉) and Hsieh Chi (Chinese: 謝琦), are both from Taiwan. After graduating from the National Taiwan Institute of Arts, they emigrated to Spain to study fine arts there. As his father is passionate about football, he and his Spanish family (babysitters) instilled in Chou the concepts of the sport.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

When he was still a child, his babysitter and her husband found Chou's football talents and suggested Pepe to let him have formal training. Chou then joined Asociación Deportiva Juvenil, which is a futsal team in Tres Cantos. After three impressed matches, he joined the local amateur team Balompié Tres Cantos.

Atlético Madrid[edit]

In 2002, Chou joined Atlético Madrid's youth team, despite the fact that his parents were loyal fans of rival Real Madrid. In 2005, he was offered a contract by the youth team of Real Valladolid and decided to move there.


Chou's stay at the Pucela club was long and successful. He played many games as a youth player here.


In 2009, Chou transferred to UD Salamanca's youth team (Division Juvenil de Honor). In 2010, sources have said that Chou has been called up many times by the 1st team of UD Salamanca to participate in training and eventually play official matches in 2011 or 2012.


He was playing in third division. Afterwards, Chou was on trial at Shanghai Shenhua where he got his 5th metatarsal injury twice.

He went back to Spain to have a surgery by Real Valladolid doctor Oscar de la Hoya.

South China[edit]

On 16 March 2013, Victor was offered a trial with Hong Kong First Division club South China On 29 March 2013, Steven Lo, chairman of South China, confirmed the signing of Victor Chou for the rest of the season.[1]


On July, Victor signed a contract for Shenzhen Ruby F.C, managed by Phillipe Troussier.

International career[edit]

Víctor Chou was born in Spain, and both of his parents are Taiwanese, he is available for representing both Spain and Chinese Taipei. As his performance was well in Valladolid, the CTFA has been attracted and called him up to the national team in June 2009. In July 2010, the president of CTFA, Lu Kun-Shan, met with Chou and invited him to represent Chinese Taipei U23 for the 2012 London Olympics Qualifying. On 9 March 2011, he played for Chinese Taipei U23 in the starting 11 and played for the whole match, but Chinese Taipei lost the match by 0-2. On 29 February 2012, he made his debut game for Chinese Taipei Senior team, by substitution of his team-mate Chen Yi-wei in 72 mins, in the friendly match against Hong Kong.

Personal life[edit]

He was a part-time model, which serves as Spain's largest department store El Corte Ingles, and interpretation for brands such as ZARA, Gstar.[2] He has done some commercials as Converse China 2012, Adidas Taiwan 2013, Getac Taiwan 2014, HTC RE Taiwan 2015, KFC China: 2015, Ango Taiwan 2015, Heineken Taiwan 2015, Harbin Beer China 2015, Karma wheelchair 2015, 波蜜果菜汁的 Taiwan, 2015 Samung Galaxy 7 Thailand 2016, Nivea B&W Thailand 2016, Colgate 2016, Tipco Thailand 2016...

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

As of 29 March 2013
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Salamanca B 2011–12 Tercera División Group 8 16 2 16 2
Total 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Spain Total 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
South China 2012–13 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Hong Kong Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2


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