Friday, February 23, 2018

Southeast Asia Greatest All-Time Team

This blogger Artur Yanturin of Russia copied many of my blog teams.  This blog was one of them.  It was my Russia All-Time Team here.  His team was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014.   His Spartak Moscow All-Time team entry of was published in October 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2017.  His entry of the Dutch-German rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014.  He also copied many many of my blog entries.

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2014 AFF Champion: Thailand
Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.

AustraliaSaudi ArabiaIranIndia
ChinaJapanSouth KoreaHong KongEast Asia
West and Central Asia
Central Asia
Dutch-Indos/Indonesia-born Dutch All-Time Team

ASEAN Football Federation was founded in 1984.  Its member countries included Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and East Timor.  Australia is an invited member of the association.  They do not participated in the AFF Championship.  The region is dominated by Thailand and Singapore.  The Dutch East Indies(Indonesia) is the only country that played in the WC Finals when it went to France in 1938.  Paulino Alcántara of the Philippines is the most famous player coming from Southeast Asia.  
Dutch East Indies at the WC Finals in 1938
GK:  Chow Chee Keong (Malaysia)
Chow Chee Keong was a Malaysian Chinese.  He earned his first senior cap as a 15 years old.  He played for Aveley F.C. in England when he was a student studying in the UK.  He also trained with West Ham. From 1966 to 1970, he was voted the best keeper in Asia for 5 straight seasons.  In 1970, he went to play in the Hong Kong league, which was the only professional league in East Asia. In Hong Kong, he played for Jardines, South China, Rangers and Tung Sing. He was voted as the AFC Goalkeeper of the Century.  
Chow Chee Keong
GK: Neil Etheridge (Philippines)
Born in the United Kingdom, Etheridge came from the youth ranks of Fulham in 2008. He spent his career around the lower division in the UK.  From 2015-2017, he played for Walsall.  At the time of writing, he played for Cardiff City. He had represented England at the Under-16.  In 2008, he accepted an invitation to play for the Philippines, the home nation of his mother.

GK: Pham Van Rang (Vietnam)
Pham Van Rang is considered one of the best goalkeeper in the history of Vietnam.  He played Ba Chieu Star in Vietnam. In 1953, at the age of 19, he played his first match for national team. He won the gold medal at the SEAP Games 1959 in Thailand, the only time Vietnam team wining gold medal. In 1966, he played for an Asian all-star selection team against Chelsea, in which the Asians won.

RB: Niweat Siriwong (Thailand) 
From 1998 to 2002, Niweat Siriwong played for the Thai national team. He earned over 90 caps between 1998 and 2012.  In 2000, he was a part of the team that won the AFF Championship(ASEAN Football Championship). He also went to three AFC Asian Cup: 2000, 2004 and 2007.  From 1996 to 2017, he played for various clubs all over Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.  He started his career with Big Bang Chula United Football Club in Thailand.  
Niweat Siriwong
RB: S. Subramani (Singapore)
Subramani started his career at Tanjong Pagar United, where he helped his then club win the Singapore Cup and Singapore FA Cup in 1998, as well as being named S.League player of the year. He had 115 caps for Singapore. He played in every game in both the historic 1998 and 2004 triumphant Tiger Cup campaigns.

CB: Win Nyunt Myo (Burma/Myanmar)
Win Nyunt Myo played for Burma between 1967 and 1977 at the time when Burma was a power in Asia.  He represented them at the 1972 Olympics held in Munich, a team coached by Bert Trautmann. He also won the 1972 President's Cup Football Tournament in South Korea.

CB: Chatchai Paholpat (Thailand)
From 1963 to 1980, Chatchai Paholpat played for Bangkok Bank FC. His international career lasted from 1966 to 1974.  In 1968, he represented Thailand at the Olympics held in Mexico. Unfortunately, he was remembered for receiving a red card over there.

CB: Daniel Bennett (Singapore)
Born in England, Daniel Bennett moved to Singapore as a 2 years old. He played for a number of clubs in the S-League.  In the 2001-2002 season, he played for Wrexham in Wales.  Bennett received his Singaporean citizenship under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme and started to play for Singapore in 2002. At the time of writing, he has over 140 caps and is the all-time cap leader with Singapore. He won the ASEAN Football Championship three times: 2004, 2007, 2012.
Daniel Bennett 
CB: Samad Allapitchay (Singapore)
Samad Allapitchay  played for Geylang International and Tampines Rovers, and the Singapore Lions in the Malaysia Cup as a centre-back.  He won the Malaysia Cup: 1977, 1980. He was once dubbed "The Rock of Gilbratar" by his national team coach Mick Walker. Between 1968 and 1981, he earned 105 caps.

SW: Soh Chin Aun (Malaysia)
Soh Chin Aun is Malaysian Chinese.  He played for Selangor FA  between 1970 and 1980 and  Malacca FA between 1981 and 1983. He represented Malaysia at the 1972 Olympics and the AFC Asian Cup in 1980.  Malaysia also qualified for the 1980 Olympics, but did not attend. He claimed to have played for Malaysia 324 times, a record not recognised by FIFA.

CB: Datuk M. Chandran (Malaysia)
Datuk M. Chandran was a Malaysian footballer of Indian ethnicity. He was the team captain of the 1972 Olympic Games held in Munich.  In 1974, he helped Malaysia to finish third at the Asian Games.  He also played 15 years for Selangor at home. Chandran was honored with the state title of ‘Dato’, a coveted recognition granted by the royal house of the state of Pahang in 2000, for services to football.
Datuk M. Chandran 

LB: Dusit Chalermsan (Thailand)
In 1989, Dusit Chalermsan  started to played with Police United in Thailand. After one season, he moved to BEC Tero Sasana.  He also played with Mohun Bagan A.C. in India and with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai in Vietnam, where he won the V. League 1 title several times. For Thailand, he played earned 124 caps between 1996-2004.

DM: Witthaya Hloagune (Thailand)
Witthaya Hloagun's footballing career started when Raj Pracha Thailand F.C. in Bangkok. When he moved to Hertha BSC in 1979, he became the first Thais in the German Bundesliga. In 1982, he moved to 1. FC Saarbrücken, winning the Oberliga West in 1982-83.  He also played for Gamba Osaka in Japan. He earned 61 senior caps for the Thai national team.

CM: Achmad Nawir (Dutch East Indies/Indonesia)
Achmad Nawir was the captain of the Dutch East Indian national team at the 1938 World Cup.  He only played one other international match against Netherlands just before the World Cup Finals.  He was a medical doctor by trade.  Coincidently, the Dutch East Indies only played one match at the World Cup Finals against Hungary,  Curiously, the other captain, György Sárosi, had a doctorate degree. He was one of the few players who played with glasses in the Finals.
Achmad Nawir 
CM: Wong Choon Wah (Malaysia)
Wong Choon Wah went to the 1972 Olympics in Munich with Malaysia. In Malaysia Cup competitions, Wong played for Selangor FA, winning the championship five times. From 1972 to 1974, Wong played professional football with South China Athletic Association in Hong Kong. He is a Malaysian Chinese.

CM: Chalermwoot Sa-ngapol (Thailand)
Known as the "Glenn Hoddle" of Thai football, Chalermwoot Sa-ngapol played 176 times for the Thai national team.  He spent 20 years playing for Bangkok Bank from 1976 to 1996.  With the team, he reached the semifinal of the AFC Cup Winners Cup in 2000. He also spent a single season with Thailand Tobacco Monopoly F.C in 1997.

ST/RW: Suk Bahadur (Burma/Myanmar)
Suk Bahadur was known to be the greatest footballer from his country, which was then a force in Asia during his prime. He was a Gurkha from Shan state Kalaw of Myanmar(Burma).  He had represented the state team of Shan. He also played for the Army Team. With Burma, he won Gold Medals at the 1966 and 1970 Asian Games(co-winner with South Korea), and Gold Medals Southeast Asian Games at 1965, 1967 and 1969.  Bahadur also served as the major for 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha) of Myanmar Army.
Suk Bahadur 
AM: Ronny Pattinasarani (Indonesia)
Ronny Pattinasarani started his careeer with PSM Makassar team in 1968. He moved to Warna Agung in which he played from 1978 to 1982. With Indonesia, he won 31 caps from 1973 to 1981.  He won silver medals at the Southeast Asian Games of 1976 and 1981. He won the National Best Athletes Award of 1976 and 1981 in Indonesia.

AM: Therdsak Chaiman (Thailand)
Therdsak is one of Southeast Asia's greatest footballers. For his club football, he played in Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. In 2002, he was loaned out to SAFFC in Singapore and proceeded to win the S.League player of the year. In 2003, Therdsak led BEC Tero Sasana to the final of the AFC Champions League, winning the MVP award. For Thailand, he played 75 times between 1994 and 2002.  He won the Tiger Cup in 2002, where he won the MVP award.
Therdsak Chaiman 
ST: Teerasil Dangda (Thailand)
At the time of writing, he plays for J1 League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima on loan from Muangthong United.  In 2007, he was signed by Manchester City, but he never played for them.  Instead, he was sent on loan to Grasshopper Club Zürich. He also spent a season on loan with Almería and became the first Thai to play in La Liga. For Thailand, he won the 2016 AFF Championship.  He was AFF Football Championship Top Scorers in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

ST: Kiatisuk Senamuang (Thailand)
Known as "Zico, Kiatisuk also earned 131 caps and scored 70 goals for Thailand between 1992 and 2007. He won three ASEAN Football Championship Champions (1996, 2000, 2002).  He played for clubs in Malaysia, Singapore, England and Vietnam as well as clubs in Thailand.   In the 1999-2000 season, he joined English club Huddersfield Town, but never featured for a single game.  Nevertheless, he was one of the few Southeastern players ever to have joined a club in Europe.
Kiatisuk Senamuang 
ST: Piyapong Pue-on (Thailand)
Piyapong Pue-on was a member of the Thai air force and played for the Royal Air Force Team from 1979 to 1984.  He joined FC Seoul, then known as the Lucky-Goldstar FC, in August 1984, where he won the league title in 1984 as one of their key players. He also played for Pahang FA in Malaysia. He was capped 100 times for Thailand. 

ST: Fandi Ahmad (Singapore)
Fandi Ahmad is the greatest footballer from Singapore. He played for Malaysia Cup state sides Singapore FA, Kuala Lumpur FA and Pahang FA, and won titles with all three, including two Doubles in 1992 and 1994, and the Golden Boot in 1988. Fandi also played for Niac Mitra (Indonesia), Groningen (Netherlands), Geylang United (Singapore) and SAFFC (Singapore). From 1979 to 1997, Fandi made 101 appearances for Singapore.

ST:  Paulino Alcántara (Philippines)
Born in the Philippines of a half-Spanish, half-Filipino, Paulino Alcántara made his debut for Barcelona FC in Spain at the age of 15 and remains the youngest player to play or score for the club. He also scored 100 goals in 69 matches, making him the club's highest goalscorer. He was selected for the Philippine national football team in 1917 and represented his country at the Far Eastern Championship Games.  In 1921. he was selected to play for Spain.  he scored 6 goals in 5 games for Spain.
Paulino Alcántara 
Honorable Mention  
Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia), Abdul Ghani Minhat (Malaysia), Syed Ahmad (Malaysia), Lionel Lewis (Singapore), Noh Alam Shah (Singapore), V. Sundramoorthy (Singapore), Majid Ariff (Singapore), Indra Sahdan Daud (Singapore), Aleksandar Đurić (Singapore), Mirko Grabovac (Singapore), Chanathip Songkrasin (Thailand), Teerasil Dangda (Thailand), Worrawoot Srimaka (Thailand), Vorawan Chitavanich (Thailand), Pichai Kongsri (Thailand), Totchtawan Sripan (Thailand), Maulwi Saelan (Indonesia), Bambang Pamungkas (Indonesia), Soetjipto Soentoro (Indonesia), Nol van der Vin (Indonesia), Tan Mo Heng (Dutch East Indies/Indonesia), Henk Zomers (Dutch East Indies/Indonesia), Sutan Anwar (Dutch East Indies/Indonesia), Lê Huỳnh Đức (Vietnam), Lê Công Vinh (Vietnam)Phạm Huỳnh Tam Lang (Vietnam), Nguyễn Quang Hải (Vietnam), Javier Patiño (Philippines), James Younghusband (Philippines), Trakoon Jirasuradet (Thailand)

Squad Explanation
-- The comparison between players in the region is difficult.  I only selected the famous players from each country.  I tried my best to spread the team around.  
-- Pham Van Rang (Vietnam) got the third keeper spot ahead of others because he was the only Vietnames footballers under serious consideration.
-- Chow Chee Keong (仇志強) is sometimes considered to be the greatest goalkeeper from all of Asia.  He was the AFC Goalkeeper of the Century.  He starred in the Hong Kong league, which was almost liked a mini-version of the NASL in Asia.
-- We had three Indonesian goalkeepers under consideration. Nol van der Vin (Indonesia) played in the Dutch league back in the 1950's. I have limited information on Maulwi Saelan (Indonesia), who is widely considered to be the best ever from Indonesia.  Tan Mo Heng represented the Dutch East Indies at the WC Finals in 1938.  He is the only member of that team who played for Indonesia after independence.
-- Alphonse Areola has been asked to play for the Philippines. No keeper from Southeast Asia has played at that level. In 2018,  Didier Deschamps took him to the 2018 World Cup Finals, where he was an unused sub in the World Cup winning team.  He is probably the first full blood Asian to win the World Cup.  David Silva who was half Japanese must be the first Asian to win the World Cup.
-- I created a Dutch-Indos/Indonesia-born Dutch All-Time Team.  None of the players there is eligible here.  They never played for Indonesia.
-- Neil Etheridge (Philippines) got the third keeper spot ahead of Lionel Lewis of Singapore because he is one of the few Southeast Asian national team players who had a career in Europe.
-- The Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)is the only Southeast Asian team that went to the WC Finals.  Henk Zomers, Sutan Anwar and team captain Achmad Nawir were relatively unknown.  They only played two international matches ever.  Achmad Nawir made the team as a symbolic gesture.
-- Daniel Bennett (Singapore) is the cap record holder for Singapore, in an era where Singapore did well in AFF Championship.
-- Suk Bahadur played in an era when Burma/Myanmar was among the best team in Asia.  Aung Tin was a well-known keeper of his era. 
-- Cambodia had a strong team in the early 1970's, but I know nothing about them.
-- I discovered a Thai defender named Trakoon Jirasuradet (Thailand) who played in the NASL with Miami Toros.  He was born in 1948 and attended the Florida International University before he played in the NASL.
-- I want to find space for Dollah Kassim. Instead, I took two Thai attackers, Teerasil Dangda and Therdsak Chaiman.  
-- Paulino Alcántara had played for the Philippines.  So he is eligible.  Marcelino Gálatas never played for the Philippines.  He was capped once by Spain in 1927.  So he is not eligible.
-- In 2021, I added Nguyễn Quang Hải (Vietnam) and Chanathip Songkrasin (Thailand) to honorable mentions.  They have emerged since I started the blog.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kitchee SC All-Time Greatest Team 傑志史上最佳25人

2017 Hong Kong Preimer League Champion

Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.

This is my all-time Greatest Team for Kitchee SC.
這是我為傑志足球隊選出的史上最佳 25人成員的球隊。
Hong Kong香港代表 隊史上最佳23人
Eastern AA All-Time Team 東方史上最佳 25人
Seiko SA 精工史上最佳 25人
South China All-Time Team 南華史上最佳 25人

Founded in 1931, Kitchee SC is one of the oldest clubs in East Asia.  However, between 1963 to 2003, it played in the lower division. Following its return to the First Division in 2003, Kitchee became one of the most prominent teams in Hong Kong.
傑志體育會是香港一間歷史悠久的體育會,成立於1931年,是四、五十年代的甲組勁旅,  傑志於2003年成功重返香港甲組足球聯賽,現時亦為香港超級聯賽的爭標分子。 

GK: Wang Zhenpeng 王振鵬 (Hong Kong)
Wang Zhenpeng started his professional football career in 2002 with Chinese side Dalian Shide.  In 2005, he joined Kitchee, where he has been a main contributor ever since. He earned 4 caps for Hong Kong.
出身於中國大連實德, 於2005年由大連實德轉效傑志轉效傑志。2016年6月3日,王振鹏於在緬甸舉行的AYA銀行盃2016第一次代表香港參加國際A級賽事。
Wang Zhenpeng 王振鵬 
GK: Chung Ho Yin 鍾皓賢 (Hong Kong)
Chung Ho Yin started with Lai Sun.  In 2000, he joined South China.  From 1991 to 2003, he was capped 13 times.

GK: Xiao Guoji 蕭國基 (China/Hong Kong)
Xiao Guoji started with Guangdong Hongyuan F.C. in China.  Later, he moved to play in the HK league.  He was the hero of Kitchee as they beat AC Milan in a preseason game. Between 2001 and 2005, he was capped 8 times.
蕭國基出身於广东宏远,其後到香港發展,先後效力過快譯通、花花、傑志、 流浪等香港甲組足球聯賽球隊。蕭國基代表作是2004年,傑志邀請意大利甲組勁旅AC米蘭來港踢表演賽,該場賽事蕭國基表現神勇,替傑志瓦解了不少險球。入選香港代表隊8

RB: Yau Kin Wai 丘建威 (Hong Kong)
Yau Kin Wai played more than 10 years and is one of the most decorated defenders in Hong Kong. He had been voted Hong Kong Footballer of the Year in the 1998/99 season and had been voted Hong Kong Top Footballers for 6 times. He also played for Kuitan and Kitchee.
他是銀禧體育中心青訓產品,其後加盟麗新青年軍, 1992年夏天,轉投重返甲組的老牌球隊傑志,兩度當選香港足球明星選舉最佳年青球員。丘建威於1994年加盟南華,並踏上足球事業, ,先後六次入選香港足球明星選舉最佳十一人,於1999年更當選香港足球先生。

RB/CB: Fung Ka Ki 馮嘉奇 (Hong Kong)
Fung started his career with 517.  He had played for Instant Dict, Rangers, Kitchee, etc.  As the captain of Kitchee, he led them beating both AC Milan and Newcastle United.
在1997年, 加盟五一七,先後效力快譯通、流浪、傑志、四海、淦源等球隊,以隊長身份帶領傑志在季前熱身賽擊敗意大利球隊AC米蘭及英超球隊紐卡素。

CB: Ubay Luzardo 羅沙度 (Spain)
 Luzardo came through local UD Las Palmas' youth system, but never appeared as a senior for the team. During his early spell in his country, he played only in Tercera División or lower. In July 2009, Luzardo signed a three-year contract with Hong Kong side Kitchee SC. 

CB: Fernando Recio 列斯奧 (Spain/Hong Kong)
Recio only played amateur football in his country, representing UE Rapitenca and CF Amposta. In June 2010 he was signed by Kitchee SC in Hong Kong.  In 2017, he started to represent Hong Kong internationally. 

CB: Hélio 艾里奧 (Brazil/Hong Kong)
He started his career with Santos.  In 2007, he came to play for Citizens in Hong Kong.  In 2014, he joined Kitchee.  In 2015, he became eligible to play for Hong Kong.
出身於當地著名球會山度士,2006年加盟施亞拉體育會,直至2007年轉投奧林比亞,在2007年12月來港加盟公民,2014年, 5月16日,艾里奧加盟傑志。2015年10月31日,艾里奧取得香港特區護照, 入選香港代表隊。

HB/CB: Lam Sheung Yee 林尚義 (Hong Kong/Republic of China)
As a footballer, he was nicknamed 重炮 (literally Heavy Gun) due to his powerful clearances and long-range free kicks from between 20-40 yards).  Lam played for Eastern, Kitchee, 517 and Rangers. He represented Republic of China and went to the Olympics in 1968.

LB: Dani Cancela 丹尼(Spain/Hong Kong)
Dani Cancela played several years for Deportivo de La Coruña, but only appeared officially for the reserves which he represented during five seasons. In 2010, he joined Kitchee.  By 2017, he became a Hong Kong citizen, representing the Hong Kong team.
為西甲球會拉科魯尼亞的青訓產品效力B隊期間曾短時間擔任隊長,在2006年7月加盟富恩勒比達再在2008年7月轉會盧高,到2010年7月丹尼獲邀請來港發展。至2017年10月後居港住滿七年後成功領取香港特區護照轉為本地球員資格, 入選香港代表隊。
Dani Cancela 丹尼
LB: Cheung Kin Fung (Hong Kong)
Cheung has played for Ranger, Pegasus FC, Sun Hei, South China, etc.
先後效力流浪 , 天水圍飛馬, 晨曦, 南華 。2016年5月19日,張健峰於季尾的香港足球明星選舉當選最佳十一人 。

DM:Wilfred Bamnjo 賓曹 (Cameroon)
Bamnjo came to Hong Kong in 2003.  He moved to Persijatim in Indonesia the following season, but returned to Hong Kong, playing for Sun Hei, Rangers and Happy Valley. 於2003年來港加盟傑志,直到球季後轉會印尼球會斯里維加亞到2005年夏季重返傑志 ,2008年先後效力晨曦,  流浪 , 愉園。

DM: Huang Yang 黄洋 (China/Hong Kong)
Huang Yang started his career with Shanghai Shenhua.  He came to Hong Kong as a university student in 2008.  In 2011, he joined Kitchee after graduation from school.  After 2012-2013 season, he won the Hong Kong Player of the Year award. 
為2012/13年度香港足球先生。 出身於當地著名球會上海申花, 直至2008年到香港理工大學修讀物流業,期間加入理工大學校隊參加大專盃。直到2011年畢業後黃洋加盟衛冕冠軍球會傑志。2012年2月在港居滿二年後首度入選香港足球代表隊。
Huang Yang 黄洋
RB/CM: Lo Kwan Yee 盧均宜 (Hong Kong)
In 2000, he made his professional debut at the age of15 with Rangers. In 2007, he joined Kitchee.  Since then, he has been an important player of the club, winning the Hong Kong Player of the Year award in 2011-2012.
出身於流浪,  於2000年8月14日,而當時他年僅15歲就創下了香港甲組聯賽最年輕上陣者。2007年獲時任傑志領隊朱志光邀請加盟, 2011–12年度獲選香港足球先生。

CM: Chu Siu Kei 朱兆基 (Hong Kong)
He made his professional debut at the age of 17 and was capped by Hong Kong as a 18 years old in 1998.  He was a member of the Sun Hei squad that won 5 titles (League, Silver Shield, League Cup, FA Cup and Hong Kong Football Sevens) in the 2004-05 Hong Kong First Division League season. 

RM/CM: Xu Deshuai (China/Hong Kong)
Xu Deshuai started with Dalin Shide and has represented China at the youth level.  In 2005, he came to Hong Kong.  By 2008, he received his first cap for Hong Kong.
出身於大連實德,曾經入選中國國青隊。2005年,徐德帥以借將身份來港加盟公民,其後正式轉會,更於2008年底首次入選香港足球代表隊。當季結束後,徐德帥更首次入選香港足球明星選舉的最佳11人。2009-2010球季,徐德帥在香港隊的出色表現力壓李威廉入選,再次於香港足球明星選舉當選最佳11人。先後效力南華, 太陽飛馬 , 傑志, 東方

AM/CM: Lam Ka Wai林嘉緯 (Hong Kong)
Lam Ka Wai started with Ranger.He was then loaned further to Kitchee when he was just 17. In 2004, he returned to Rangers and began to impress. In 2008, he joined Kitchee and become a key player ever since. 
出身於流浪, 而林嘉緯於出道初期便隨即外借給花花於2003年再與港菁隊友陳肇麒外借到傑志直到2004年重返流浪逐漸踢出名堂。林嘉緯於2008年夏季重返甲組球會傑志視為繼山度士及譚兆偉和蔣世豪後本地球圈最出色的中場球員, 其後林嘉緯在甘巴爾麾下躍升成班霸傑志的核心人物表現備受肯定與黃洋及朱兆基組成華人中場線。

AM: Fernando 費蘭度 (Brazil)
Fernando was a journeyman playing in Brazil.  In 2013, he joined Citizen in Hong Kong.  He switched to Yokohama Hong Kong, a year later.  Then, in 2015, he joined Kitchee. He won Hong Kong's Footballer of the Year award for 2017.
費蘭度生於巴西薩爾瓦多,2013來港加盟甲組球會公民 ,直到季尾由於公民決定不會參加來季的新成立的港超聯而費蘭度又獲港超聯球會YFC澳滌教練李志堅邀請加盟 , 費蘭度於2015年6月加盟港超聯冠軍球會傑志,再到季尾的香港足球明星選舉費蘭度首度當選最佳十一人 。到2017年, 香港足球明星選舉獲選球員之星及最受球迷歡迎球星外更榮膺最佳十一人和本地球壇最高榮譽香港足球先生獎項。
Fernando 費蘭度 
FW/LW: Yiu Cheuk Yin 姚卓然  (Hong Kong/Republic of China)
Yiu is a member of the "Four Aces of South China" of the 1950's.   He won the gold medals at both 1954 and 1958 Asian Games representing Republic of China. He also went to the Olympics in 1960 and scored two goals vs England. 

FW: Cheung Chi Doy 張子岱 (Hong Kong/Republic of China)
Cheung was the first Asian football player to play in Europe. He began his career in the Hong Kong First Division at 14 years of age. In 1960, he went to play for English club Blackpool, where he was a teammate of Jimmy Armfield. He became the first ethnic Chinese player to appear in the top flight of English football.  In 1968, he and his brother Cheung Chi Wai joined the Vancouver Royals, playing under Bobby Robson in the North American Soccer League. While he began the season in Vancouver, he finished it with the St. Louis Stars. He also played for Tung Wah, Kitchee and Jardine SA in the Hong Kong First Division.

FW: Roberto Losada 盧比度(Spain)
Over the course of seven seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 113 games and 27 goals, almost all with Real Oviedo. In addition, he also played in 124 Segunda División matches (16 goals) and spent two years in Hong Kong with Kitchee.
Roberto Losada 盧比度
ST: Juan Belencoso 巴倫古素 (Spain)
He was a journeyman player playing in the lower level in Spain. In 2013, he joined Kitchee, where he was the top scorer for the AFC Cup.  He moved to play for Persib Bandung in Indonesia.
其中一位在香港最受球迷歡迎的外援,多次入選香港足球明星選舉的最佳11人,曾當選2014年亞協盃神射手,曾獲提名為亞洲足球先生15個候選人之一,並獲亞洲足協提名為2015年度最佳外援球員最後三強 在2016年3月10日,巴倫古素向傑志提出終止合約,轉投印尼球隊萬隆,不過並不算成功,現時效力西班牙球隊索庫埃利亞莫斯

ST: Sandro 辛祖 (Brazil/Hong Kong)
Sandro started with CFZ de Rio in Brazil.  He came to Hong Kong in 2008.  He became a Hong Kong passport in 2015 and has been representing Homg Kong internationally ever since.

ST: Chan Siu Ki 陳肇麒 (Hong Kong)
Chan Siu Ki is the current all-time leading scorer for Hong Kong. In 2012, he became the third local Chinese player to join a professional club in China.  He has played for Kitchee, South China, etc in Hong Kong.

FW: Jordi Tarrés 佐迪 (Spain/Hong Kong)
Jordi started his career with Espanyol B. He spent most of his professional career with Kitchee in Hong Kong after signing in 2010, eventually going on to represent that national team. He amassed Segunda División B totals of 203 games and 44 goals over the course of eight seasons, during his spell in his native Spain.
出身於愛斯賓奴預備組,  於2010年7月來港加盟傑志並為球會贏盡本地賽事的所有球會錦標更在2017年成為繼基奧雲尼後近年第二位在港取得第100球的球員,到2017年10月3日在港住滿七年後成功申請香港特區護照繼而首度入選香港代表隊。
Jordi Tarrés 佐迪 

Honorable Mention
Sandro (Brazil/Hong Kong), Rufino (羅勳奴), Yeung Hei Chi (楊熙智), Ivan Jević (耶域治), Keith Gumbs (基夫), Lam Hing Lun (林慶麟), Tam Siu Wai (譚兆偉), Zhi-Gin Lam (Germany), Lin Junsheng (林俊生), Leung Chi Wing (梁志榮), Gustavo Zamudio (森姆迪奧),  Rochy Putiray (佩迪里), Ricky Cheng Siu Chung (鄭兆聰), 朱永強, 何應芬, 高寶強, Kim Tae-Min (金泰敏), Kim Bong-jin (金奉珍).


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Caribbean Countries Greatest All-Time Team

This blogger Artur Yanturin of Russia copied many of my blog teams.  This blog was one of them.  It was my Russia All-Time Team here.  His team was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014.   His Spartak Moscow All-Time team entry of was published in October 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2017.  His entry of the Dutch-German rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014.  He also copied many many of my blog entries.

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Trinidad and Tobago at WC 2006
Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.

Here is my All-time 23 member team for Caribbean Football Union. Countries considered for this team include all Carribbean countries as well as Bermuda, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. It represents 25 FIFA member nations, as well as 6 territories that are not affiliated to FIFA. I have earlier created teams for Jamaica/Jamaican-diaspora and  Dutch-Surinamese.  However, some of the players are ineligible for this blog team.  Only players who have represented the countries in question are eligible.

At the time of writing, four of those countries have qualified for the World Cup Finals: Cuba (1938), Haiti (1970), Jamaica (1998) and Trinidad and Tobago (2006). Cuba reached the quarterfinal in 1938.

Haiti at the 1974 WC Finals in West Germany.

GK: Shaka Hislop (T&T)
Born in the Great Britain, he represented Trinidad and Tobago at the youth level.  However, in 1998, he accepted a callup by England, but was an unused substitute.  A year later, he again switched back to T&T.  He represented them at the 2006 World Cup Finals.  For his club career, he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons.  He also played for Portsmouth and West Ham.

GK: Henri Françillon (Haiti)
Henri Françillon was in 1946.  He played for Haiti at the 1974 World Cup Finals in Germany.  At home., he played for Victory FC. After the World Cup Finals, he joined Munich 1806 for a single reason before returning home to Victory.  He is considered one of the greatest keepers from CONCACAF.

GK: Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica)
Ricketts played more than 100 games for Bradford City in England, and has more than 100 appearances in Major League Soccer and has twice been named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He was also the captain of the Jamaica national football team, earning 100 caps for his country, until his retirement from international football in 2013.

RB: Justin Hoyte (T&T)
Justin Hoyte previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Millwall and Dagenham & Redbridge. Hoyte was born in England. As an international, he represented England up to under-21 level.  He rejected a call up to play for Trinidad and Tobago for the 2006 World Cup Finals, but he started to play for them at senior level in 2013.  His parents were both sprinters.

RB: Pascal Chimbonda (Guadeloupe) 
Chimbonda began his professional career in 1998 with Le Havre.  He spent his entire career in France and England, playing for Wigan, Bastia, Tottenham Hotspurs, etc. For international football, he started Guadeloupe, but he an unused substitute for France at the 2006 World Cup Finals.

RB: Jocelyn Angloma (Guadeloupe)
Jocelyn Angloma was a member of the great Marseille team of the early 1990's.  He won the European Cup in 1993.  He later played for Valencia and reached the Champions' League Final twice. He was a member of the French team at Euro 1992 and 1996.  In 2006, Angloma came out of retirement to play for his native région, Guadeloupe, and help them qualify for the 2007 Caribbean Nations Cup.
Jocelyn Angloma 
CB: Wes Morgan (Jamaica)
Rejected by Notts County, Morgan was playing for non-league team before being discovered by Nottingham Forest in  2002. In 2012, he moved to Leicester Town.  In the 2015-2016 season, he played every minute of Leicester Town's historical Preimership winning year and also served as the team's captain. At the time of writing, he had 30 caps for Jamaica.

CB: Frank Sinclair (Jamaica) 
Frank Sinclair spent 8 seasons with Chelsea winning the FA Cup in 1996-1997 and the Cup Winners Cup the following year.  And he won a League Cup with Leicester Town in 2000.  His performance in England led him to be call-up by Jamaica for the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. He was one of 7 English-born players on the team.

CB: Humphrey Mijnals (Suriname)
Born in Suriname, he became the first Surinamese player to play for Holland.  He began his professional career in Brazil with America Futebol Clube.  He made his national team against Bulgaia in 1960.  He was remembered for clearing a ball from the goalline through a overhead kick in that match. His international career was limited due to a dispute with the Dutch FA. He later played for the Surinamese National Team.

CB/DM/LB: Jlloyd Samuel (T&T)
Samuel played in the Premier League for both Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers earlier in his career having come through the Charlton Athletic youth academy.  He represented England at U-18, U-20, and U-23 level before switching to play for T&T at the senior level in 2009.

LB/LW: Ricardo Gardner (Jamaica)
Gardner started with Harbour View at home. His performances for Jamaica during the 1998 World Cup attracted English First Division side Bolton Wanderers. He played 14 seasons for Bolton Wanderers  of which 11 were spent in the Premier League. Gardner earned 112 caps for the Jamaica national football team, scoring 9 goals and playing at four CONCACAF Gold Cups and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He had 112 caps and went to the 1998 WC Finals.
Ricardo Gardner
DM/CM: Fitzroy Simpson (Jamaica)
Simpson notably played in the Premier League for Manchester City, Scottish Premier League for Hearts and the Irish IFA Premiership for Linfield. He also played in the Football League for Swindon Town, Bristol City, Portsmouth and Walsall before ending his career in non-league football with Telford United, Havant & Waterlooville and Eastleigh. Born in the UK, he played for Jamaica at the WC in 1998. He had 43 caps.

CM: Robbie Earle (Jamaica)
Earle started his professional career with Port Vale in 1982. He spent nine years there playing in the lower division. He moved on to Wimbledon in 1991, where he also spent nine years. Born in England, he accepted to play for Jamaica at the age of 32.  He scored the first ever Jamaican goal at the World Cup Finals.

CM: Darryl Powell (Jamaica)
The son of a Reggae musician, he was born in Lambeth, London, and his career included spells at English clubs Portsmouth, Derby County, Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, as well as a stint at Colorado Rapids in the USA. He was one of the British-born Reggae Boyz playing for Jamaica in France 98. He has 21 caps. 

CM: Russell Latapy (T&T)
Latapy left T&T in 1990 to play professional football in Europe. He first signed for Académica de Coimbra in Portugal. In 1994, he joined FC Porto under Bobby Robson. He became the first Trinidadian to play in the UEFA Champions League. Later, he played in Scotland for a number of clubs.  For the national team, he played 81 times. In 2006, he went to the WC Finals with T&T.

LM: Juan Tuñas ( Cuba)
Juan Tuñas played for the Cuban clubs Juventud Asturiana and Centro Gallego, and was the oldest surviving member of the Cuba national football team that played at the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France, scoring a goal against Romania.  After the WC Finals, he joined Real Club España in Mexico. His nickname Romperredes means "net-breaker", after his powerful shots on goal.
Juan Tuñas
AM/CM: Theodore Whitmore (Jamaica)
Whitmore is considered one of the greatest player who had played for Jamaica. He started his club career at Montego Bay Boys Club, and has since played for Violet Kickers and Seba United in his native Jamaica. He was signed on a free by English league side Hull City, but an accident in Jamaica cut short his Hull career. Scottish team Livingston acquired his services in 2003, and in June 2004, he signed for Tranmere Rovers. He had 127 caps for Jamaica.

AM: Alan Cole (Jamaica)
Alan Cole played in the NASL with the Atlanta Chiefs, and in Brazil with Náutico. He is largely known as one of Jamaica's greatest footballer.  He was capped by the Jamaican national team. In addition to his football career, Cole was also the manager of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley and his band The Wailers. He was credited as co-writing the 1976 song "War".

Bob Marley playing against Alan Cole
FW: Warren Archibald (T&T)
In 1967, he signed with the New York Generals in the USA. Archibald left the NASL at this point, and may have then played for San Luis F.C. in Mexico and Victory Sportif Club in Haiti before signing with the Washington Darts of the NASL in 1970. Archibald was voted NASL MVP and a first team All Star.  He also played for Rochester Lancers. Capped 15 times.  T&T almost qualified for the 1974 WC Finals.

FW: Lindy Delapenha (Jamaica)
In April 1948 he joined Portsmouth. There, he became the first Jamaican to play professional football in England.  In 1950, he transferred to Middlesbrough where his career took off. He became Boro's leading scorer in the 1951–52, 1953–54 and 1955–56 seasons. He moved to Mansfield Town in 1958. Delapenha played non-league football, Hereford United and Burton Albion. He won the Southern League Cup in 1964 with Burton.
Lindy Delapenha

ST: Deon Burton (Jamaica)
Burton played for numerous clubs in English football including Portsmouth, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday. In 1997, he became the first group of British-born footballers to play for Jamaica. He was their hero as Jamaica qualified for the World Cup for the first time.  He was named Jamaican Sportsman of the Year in 1997.

ST: Clyde Best (Bermuda)
Best was one of the first black players in First Division football in England, scoring 47 goals for West Ham United between 1976 and 1968. Best also played for Feyenoord in Holland, and in the USA for Tampa Bay Rowdies, Toronto Blizzard and Portland Timbers of the NASL. He was capped twice for Bermuda. He was inducted into the Bermuda National Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. He was awarded an MBE in the January 2006.

ST: Dwight Yorke (T&T) 
Best remembered for his stint with Manchester United.  In 1998-199 season,  Manchester United won the triple(the Premier League, the FA Cup and the  Champions' League), where he was both the top scorer in the Preimership  and the Champions' League. Along with Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, Yorke holds the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages – six in total (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010).
Dwight Yorke

Honorable Mention
Denzel Dumfries (Aruba), Stern John (T&T), Dennis Lawrence (T&T), Claude Davis (Jamaica), Warren Barrett (Jamaica), Marcus Gayle (Jamaica), Paul Hall (Jamaica),  Ricardo Fuller (Jamaica), Walter Boyd (Jamaica), Mario Inchausti (Cuba), David Sommeil (Guadeloupe), Aurélien Capoue (Guadeloupe), Jean-Jacques Pierre (Haiti), Shaun Goater (Bermuda), Emmanuel Sanon (Haiti), Philippe Vorbe (Haiti), Wilner Nazaire (Haiti), Guy Renold Jean François (Haiti), Guy Saint-Vil (Haiti), Emmerson Boyce (Barbados), Roberto Pereira (Cuba), José Verdecia Ochoa (Cuba), Leandro Bacuna (Curaçao), Eloy Room (Curaçao), Ergilio Hato (Curaçao), Gino van Kessel (Curaçao), Shaun Goater (Bermuda),

Squad Explanation
-- Dwight Yorke (T&T) has a successful career in the English Premiership.  He is probably the most famous player from here. 
-- I tried my best to spread the team among players from different countries.  All of my combined teams are selected that way.
-- Bermuda, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are not Caribbean countries, but they are members of the Caribbean Football Union.  So I am including these countries.
-- I do not know much about Mario Inchausti (Cuba), except that he was playing in La Liga during the 1940's. I only put him on on honorable mention.
-- Haiti of the 1970 World Cup is underrepresented here.  Wilner Nazaire, Philippe Vorbe, Guy Renold Jean François and Guy Saint-Vil are some of the players from that generation.  Since I used European club football experience as a main criteria, the Haitian players were left out.  I selected Henri Françillon who was highly rated. I had no space for Emmanuel Sanon who was their hero in the WC Finals.
-- Guadeloupe is not a FIFA member, but it is a member of CONCACAF and the CFU.  Their national team is eligible for all competitions organized by both organizations. Some players who had capped for France also represented them. They are not "cap-tied" because Gualdeloupe is not a FIFA official team. French international Jocelyn Angloma and Pascal Chimbonda played for their national team, which made them eligible. They reinforced my blog team.
-- The team is unbalanced.  I have three right backs.   I noticed Denzel Dumfries who was capped by Aruba in 2014 during the Euro 2020.  However, Justin Hoyte, Pascal Chimbonda and Jocelyn Angloma occupied the position.  They were all established players playing in European club football, but Hoyte and Chimbonda played mainly in the lower divsion.
-- Humphrey Mijnals played for Suriname which made him eligible for this team.  Ruud Gullit, Clarence Seedorf, etc never played for Suriname.  They are "cap-tied" to Netherlands. Besides, if all Dutch Surinamese were considered, this team probably would be another Dutch-Surinamese All-Time Team. 
-- I also did not select any Jamaican-born British footballers who did not play for Jamaica.  This is about players who played international football in the team. British Jamaican Robbie Earle, Fitzroy Simpson, Dean Burton and Frank Sinclair played for Jamaica. I have another team for Jamica/Jamaican diaspora, but only Jamaican international players were selected.
-- Lindy Delapenha never played any international football. I considered him "Jamaican" rather than "British Jamaican".  He was born in Jamaica and went to England as an adult.  He became a professional footballer because he was spotted while playing in the military.  I admitted I am inconsistent about my definition of British Jamaican and Jamaican international players.  
-- Clyde Best was born in Bermuda and he played for Bermuda. So he is eligible.
-- In the last few years, Curaçao has improved dramatically with inclusion of Dutch-born players and other factors. They had won the 2017 Caribbean Cup. Leandro Bacuna, Gino van Kessel and Eloy Room made my honorable mention in June, 2019.  Ergilio Hato (Curaçao) who retired in 1959 was considered a great goalkeeper of her era.
-- Cuban-born Chus Alonso played for Spain.  He never played for Cuba, which made him ineligible. 
-- In the 2015-2016 season, Wes Morgan played every minute of Leicester Town's historical Premiership winning year and also served as the team's captain.
-- I have limited knowledge of the Cuban team at the World Cup Finals in 1938.  Juan Tuñas helped Cuba to reach the quarterfinal of the 1938 World Cup Finals.  I honored Cuba's achievements by selecting him.
-- In November 2019, Suriname created a so-called sports passport would allow Dutch professional footballers from the Surinamese diaspora to represent Suriname.  Suriname qualified for the 2021 Gold Cup with 2–1 CONCACAF Nations League win over Nicaragua and made their first appearance in a CONCACAF tournament since 1985.  This development would lead to more quality players to the country.
-- Emmanuel Sanon scored two goals in the 1974 World Cup Finals for Haiti.  His goal against Italy was the first conceded by Italian keeper Dino Zoff in 1,142 minutes of football. He is among the "Les 100 Héros de la Coupe du Monde" (100 Heroes of the World Cup), which included the top 100 World Cup Players from 1930 to 1990, a list drawn up in 1994 by the France Football magazine based exclusively on their performances at World Cup level.  I did not select him because the other forwards had done more outside the World Cup Finals.

The starting eleven might not be the best lineup.  Humphrey Mijnals (Suriname), Juan Tuñas ( Cuba), Clyde Best (Bermuda) and Jocelyn Angloma (Guadeloupe) were added to the lineup because I wanted to spread the team among the players representing different nations.  The four of them actually deserved to start based on merit, but their nationality also played a role. However, I decided to go with Shaka Hislop (T&T) in goal, instead of Henri Françillon (Haiti) who is the only Haitian on the team.  Hislop had a much better club career than the Haitian.  Except Juan Tuñas ( Cuba), every starters played in Europe.