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Chen Zhenhe

Full name: Chen Zhenhe
Original name: 陈 镇和
Other name(s): Chan Chan-Ho, 陳鎮和
Nickname(s): Darky
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 15, 1906 in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
Died: January 28, 1941 in Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Affiliations: You You, Shanghai (CHN)
Country: CHN China
Sport: Football


At the age of 12 Chen “Darky” Zhenhe returned with his father from Java to Xiamen, the home of their ancestors. In 1926 he was admitted to the Shanghai Jinan National University to study business administration. That same year, Chen started playing football with the JNU team as a midfielder, winning eight college football championships in nine consecutive years. At the same time he played alongside local soccer star Li Huitang with the Loh Hwa team, touring Australia and Southeast Asia, and later joining the You-You team. In 1930, with the Chinese team, Chen won the football tournament at the Far Eastern Games and was selected for the 1936 Olympic squad as one of the few players not playing for Hong Kong based teams.

Due to increasing Sino-Japanese tensions, and after the so-called “Battle of Shanghai” in 1932, Chen decided to switch to the Central Aviation School. He continued to play internationally and for his Shanghai teams. When war broke out in 1937 he was stationed in Hangzhou as an Air Force flying squadron leader. The Chinese Air Force had to fight the Japanese invasion with antique and worn-out aircraft. After finally had receiving new aircraft, Chen died when his plane crashed on the first flight from Xinjiang to Chengdu near Lanzhou, having had no time to escape the cockpit.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 30 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 30 Berlin Football China CHN Final Standings 9T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Football China CHN Round One Match #8 2 1936-08-06 GBR 2, CHN 0 0
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