Tin Man Ho

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Tin Man Ho
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Personal information
Full name Barson Tin Man Ho
Date of birth (1990-03-05) 5 March 1990 (age 33)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
2004–2008 Kitchee
2007–2010 South China
Senior career*
2005–2006 City FC 2 (0)
2006–2007 HKSSF 4 (1)
2008–2010 South China 0 (0)
2010–2012 Wanchai 13 (0)
2012–2017 South China 2 (0)
2019 Wong Tai Sin 4 (0)
2020–2021 Wanchai 3 (0)
International career
2013 Hong Kong U-23 [1]
2016 Hong Kong (futsal)
Managerial career
2015–2017 South China (goalkeeper coach)
2017 Benfica Academy, China (Head goalkeeper coach)
2019 Shenzhen (U19 goalkeeper coach)
2019 City University of Hong Kong (assistant)
2021 Qingdao (U19 goalkeeper coach)
2021 Fusion
2021 FC Tigers Vancouver
2022 Douglas College - Douglas Royals
2022 UBC Thunderbirds
2023 Nautsa’mawt FC
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of l

Barson Tin Man Ho (Chinese :田文豪; Jyutping :tin4 man4 hou4; born 5 March 1990) is a former Hong Kong professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently a goalkeeper coach.


Club career

Early career

Tin joined the South China youth academy when he was young. He studied in Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School for form one to four and then studied in Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School

During his following secondary school life, in which he played for the school football team. He got the Best Defensive Player and Champion at Hong Kong secondary school level. [2] Also represented Hong Kong for the international level of secondary school football tournament like Asian Secondary School Football Championship, and the champion of Inter-port Secondary School Football Championship.

He got the MVP of Hong Kong U20 and Nike Cup Champion in 2009.

He played for Hong Kong U15 & U17.


Tin on loan to South China's partner, Wanchai in the 2010–11 season. He featured in every single game for the club in the first season.

On 18 February 2012, Tin helped the club claim the champions of Hong Kong Junior Challenge Shield after defeating Happy Valley 3–0. [3]

He was in Hong Kong U21.

South China

Tin returned first division club South China after spending two seasons at Wanchai. [4]

He made his debut for South China in the 2012–2013 season. He made several saves to keep his clean sheet and helped the team defeat Biu Chun Rangers. He got the league champion in the first season in South China.

After the season, Tin decided to continue his university study at City University of Hong Kong. He was transforming from player to coach for South China.

He represented Hong Kong in different international university football tournaments like Asian University football tournament in South Korea, and he was awarded “The Best Goalkeeper” in China University Football Championship.

Coaching career

South China

In 2015, Tin was promoted to goalkeeper coach and player by manager and former Hong Kong National Team goalkeeper coach Chu Kwok Kuen. Ex-Ecuador national football team goalkeeper Cristian Mora, who played all matches for Ecuador in 2006 FIFA World Cup, was one of the goalkeepers that Tin trained in South China.

Guangzhou Evergrande & Nanjing FA

In 2017, after South China, Tin went to Guangzhou Evergrande U17 to be a goalkeeper coach. Due to some policies in Guangzhou Evergrande, Tin Man Ho did not finish the contract signing process, and moved to Nanjing FA as U12 Head Coach. Tin Man Ho met the Chairman of Guangzhou Evergrande Football School, Liu Jiangnan, during this period of time.

Benfica Academy China

In 2018, the Ex-Chairman of Guangzhou Evergrande Football School, Liu Jiangnan, invited Tin Man Ho to Benfica Academy, China, as the Head of Goalkeeper Coach.

Shenzhen FC

In 2019, Tin Man Ho joined Shenzhen as a U19 Goalkeeper Coach. He went to Finland for a new challenge before Shenzhen's relegation.

City University of Hong Kong

In 2019, Tin Man Ho returned to CityU as an assistant coach in the football department.

Wan Chai

In 2020, Tin was invited to join Wan Chai as a player-coach.

Hong Kong Wonderful Football Club

In 2020, Tin was invited to join HKWFC as Goalkeeper Coach, for Hong Kong Women's Football League.

All Black FC

In late 2020, Tin was invited to join All Black FC as Goalkeeper Coach, to help the refugees and ethnic minorities get into Hong Kong's society by football with locals and foreigners.

Qingdao FC - U19 Goalkeeper Coach

In 2021, Tin Man Ho was invited to Qingdao.

Fusion FC

In 2021, Tin Man Ho joined Fusion FC in Vancouver, Canada. Fusion FC in British Columbia Soccer Premier League.

FC Tigers Vancouver

In 2021, Tin Man Ho joined FC Tigers Vancouver.

Douglas Royals

In 2022, Tin Man Ho was invited to Douglas Royals Soccer Team which represents Douglas College. Assistant coach / Goalkeeper coaching for both Men's & Women's soccer teams.

UBC Thunderbirds

In 2022, Tin Man Ho joined University of British Columbia Mens Soccer team - UBC Thunderbirds as Goalkeeper Coach.

Nautsa’mawt FC

In 2023, Tin Man Ho joined Nautsa’mawt FC in League 1 Canada League 1 BC as Goalkeeper Coach.

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