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Cao Guicheng

Full name: Cao Guicheng
Original name: 曹 桂成
Other name(s): Tso Kwai-Shing, 曹桂成
Nickname(s): Flying General
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: June 15, 1911 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Affiliations: SCAA, Hong Kong (HKG)
Country: CHN China
Sport: Football


Cao Guicheng was born in Hong Kong and became a member of the South China Athletic Association in 1926. Shortly after he went to Shanghai to play in the local league with Loh Hwa. When the owner of the team moved to Hong Kong, however, Cao joined the newly formed team of the Chinese Athletic Association, having played just half a season in Shanghai. With the CAA he held the position of right winger for the team that dominated the league for three consecutive years. In July 1930 Cao was suspended following allegations of professionalism. Due to public pressure, however, the suspension was lifted in February 1931. In 1932 he went to Surabaya to support the development of football in the Dutch East Indies. Due to the lack of capable players, he was called back to Hong Kong, but had to retire due to illness until 1934. After his comeback he was transferred to the SCAA, where he played with some interruptions until the end of the 1930s.

Cao was selected for the national team for the first time for the 1927 Far Eastern Games, when he was only 16 years old. Altogether he played six games for China in the 1927, 1930, and 1934 Far Eastern Games. His last international appearance was against Great Britain during the 1936 Summer Olympics. He is considered China’s top right winger of the first half of the 20th century.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Football Men's Football China CHN 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Football China CHN Final Standings 9T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Football China CHN Round One Match #8 2 1936-08-06 GBR 2, CHN 0 0
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