First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)

Results | Additional Match Details | Squads | Background Information


NB: match at Carnival Grounds, Manila; for the campeonato del oriente

 4- 2-1913 Philippines       2-1 China              
             [N.N. (pen) 1-0, Tong Fuk Cheong 1-1, Damaso Garcia 2-1; half-time: 1-0]

 1.Philippines           1  1  0  0  2- 1  2
 2.China                 1  0  0  1  1- 2  0

After the tournament, China played another match against local champions Bohemian 
for the "campeonato del carnaval":

 7- 2-1913 Bohemian Club     3-1 China

Additional Match Details

 4- 2-1913 Philippines       2-1 China              
             [N.N. (pen) 1-0, Tong Fuk Cheong 1-1, Damaso Garcia 2-1; half-time: 1-0]
  [Philippines: German Montserrat; L. Lara, Henry Doland, T. Robles, Enrique Lopez,
     Jose Llamas, Jesus Cacho, Joaquin Lopez, Manuel Nieto, Angel Garchitorrena,
     Damaso Garcia (cap);
   China: Chiu Chi Chiang; Cheung Wing Hon, Pang Chung Tseung; Tong Fuk Cheong, 
     Hsu Ming Wai, Kwan Chung Seng, Tin Yang, Yip Kwan, Leung Wing Tai,
     Fung Ping (cap), Kwok Po Kan]
Both teams wore all white athletic uniforms, singlet and shorts with a large national flag pinned to their chests. Facing a strong opponent Tong Fuk Cheong was the mainstay of the Chinese team which used their skillful teamwork to create openings from the two wings. Fung Ping and Kwok Po Kan both got good chances, but wasted them.
The Philippine team then counterattacked aggressively. China defender Pang Chung Tseung committed handball in the penalty area during a melee. The Philippine team took this opportunity to score, and led 1-0 at half time.
Early in the second half, Tong Fuk Cheong dribbled past four defenders, then the goalkeeper and shot into an empty goal to equalize.
At the end of the game, the Philippine captain Damaso Garcia played a pass into the Chinese penalty area, Cheung Wing Hon jumped to head the ball clear but suddenly dropped to the ground with a muscle spasm in his left calf. The ball fell to Garcia in front of the goal and he rushed forward and shot the winning goal. Some minutes later he picked up the trophy. The Philippines were the first Far East Champions.


China [Wade Giles / Pin Yin / Mandarin]
GK Chiu Chi Chiang   / Qiu Jixiang      / Ch'iu Chi Hsiang   (Nanbu / Southern Public School)
   Cheung Wing Hon   / Zhang Ronghan    / Chang Jung Han     (Lin Lang / Lin Lam)
   Pang Chung Tseung / Peng Songchang   / P'eng Sung ch'ang  (Lin Lang / Lin Lam)
   Pang Kop Yau      / Peng Jiayou      / P'eng Chia yu      (Lin Lang / Lin Lam)
   Tong Fuk Cheong   / Tang Fuxiang     / T'ang Fu Hsiang    (Kwantung YMCA)
   Yip Kwan          / Ye Kun           / Yeh K'un           (Lin Lang / Lin Lam)
   Leung Wing Tai    / Liang Rongtai    / Liang Jung t'ai    (Lin Lang / Lin Lam)
   Kwok Po Kan       / Guo Baogen       / Kuo Pao ken        (Lin Lang / Lin Lam)
   Kwan Chung Sheng  / Guan Song Sheng  / Kuo Chao jen       (Tsinghua University)
   Hsu Ming Wai      / Xu Min hui       / Chu Ming Hui       (Nanbu / Southern Public School)
   Tin Yang          / Ding Yuan        / D'ing Liang        (Kong Shenghui)
   Fung Ping         / Feng Ping        / Feng P'ing         (Kong Shenghui)
 - Mok Hing          / Mo Qing          / Mo Ch'ing          (Team Leader)

GK German Montserrat    (Bohemian) 
   L. Lara              (Bohemian)
   Henry Doland  [*]    (Sandow)        
   T. Robles            (Sandow)
   Enrique Lopez        (Bohemian)
   Jose Llamas          (Bohemian)
   Jesus Cacho          (Bohemian)
   Joaquin Lopez        (Bohemian)
   Manuel Nieto         (Bohemian)
   Angel Garchitorrena  (Sandow)
   Damaso Garcia        (Sandow)
   J. Canales
   J. Valdes
[*] Henry Doland, son of an American, was variously misspelt as Enrique Dalaw, Daland,
    or Dalan

Background Information

South China AA (Nan Hua), the Chinese standard bearing club, had been disbanded two years previously for financial reasons. Its members joined two (non-sporting) entities: Lin Lang/Lin Lam, a theatrical organisation, and Kong Shenghui, where they formed teams.
The Philippines combined their two best teams Bohemian and Sandow for a strong combination, as the result confirmed.
China, 1-0 down at half-time, protested that the Philippines team was made up of Europeans and not native Filipinos, citing Henry Doland, the son of an American, in particular. The organisers placated them saying that although the team included players of Spanish origins they had all been born in the Philippines, and that there were no 'native' players available.

The United States has taken over sports in the Philippines since it became a colony of the United States. There were many Americans engaged in physical education and sports in the Philippines. Therefore, the Philippine sports level in the early 20th century was in a leading position in Asia.



About this document

Sources included: [lib] (no. 9 and 10), [Kni 91], Libertas, Tribuna, American Cablenews and Vanguardia (Philippines newspapers); South China Morning Post, North China Herald (Chinese newspapers); The Philippine Football Golden Jubilee Yearbook

Thanks to Bojan Jovanovic (for earlier version of this file) and Neil Morrison

Prepared and maintained by Ken Knight for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Ken Knight
Last updated: 12 Jul 2022

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