Cheung Chi Doy

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Full nameCheung Chi Doy
Date of birth (1941-03-30) 30 March 1941 (age 80)
Place of birth Hong Kong, the British Empire
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1957–1959 Sing Tao
Senior career*
1959–1960 Tung Wah  [ zh ] 24 (13)
1960–1962 Blackpool 2 (1)
1962 Yuen Long 6 (6)
1962–1963 Kwong Wah 17 (9)
1963–1964 Kitchee 25 (16)
1964–1968 Sing Tao 102 (58)
1968 Vancouver Royals 11 (2)
1968 St. Louis Stars 8 (0)
1968–1971 Jardine 62 (30)
1971–1972 Fire Services 20 (8)
1972–1978 Happy Valley 143 (51)
National team
1962–1971 Republic of China
Teams managed
1978–1979 Happy Valley (assistant)
1979–1980 Cheung Wo (assistant)
1980–1981 Bulova
1981–1982 Double Flower
1982–1983 Kuitan
1983–1985 Kitchee
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Cheung Chi Doy
Traditional Chinese 張子岱
Simplified Chinese 张子岱

Cheung Chi Doy (or transliterated as Chang Tse Da; born 30 March 1941) is a Hong Kong former professional footballer. Started his career in native Hong Kong, in the British Empire, he also played for English side Blackpool. In international level, he represented Republic of China (aka Taiwan, now Chinese Taipei national team).


Cheung was the first Asian football and Hong Kong 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. [1] He made two appearances for Blackpool's first team and scored one goal, [2] against Sheffield Wednesday on November 25, 1961. 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.

Since the end of Cheung's stint at Blackpool in 1962, he remains the first and, thus far, only Hong Kong-born football player to have ever played for a top-flight European club. He remains one of only two HongKongers to have played professional football in England, along with Dai Wai Tsun who made his debut in 2017.

Personal life

Cheung Chi Doy's father, Chang King Hai (Chinese :張金海), [3] and brother Cheung Chi Wai were also footballers. [3]

Cheung Chi Doy's son, Nelson Cheung, is an actor and fashion designer. [3]

In 2011 Cheung Chi Doy was arrested for shoplifting in a supermarket. [3] He was fined HK$2,000 by the court. [4]

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  2. Blackpool players at Neil Brown's statistical website
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Zhāng Xué rùn píng fù tōu qiè" 張學潤評父偷竊 [Nelson Cheung's comment on father's stealing]. Sing Tao Daily (Canada edition) (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 9 April 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  4. 足球名宿張子岱偷紅酒. Oriental Daily (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2019.