Eighth Far Eastern Games 1927 (Shanghai)


Results | Additional Match Details | Squads

Results

NB: all matches at Chinese Athletic Ground in French Concession; matches 2x45 minutes

27- 8-1927 China             5-1 Japan 
             [Suen Kam-shun 19, 30, Choy Bing Fan 21, 4-1, 73; Tamai 41; half-time: 3-1]

29- 8-1927 Japan             2-1 Philippines  
             [Suzuki 70, Takenokoshi 75; N.N.]

31- 8-1927 China             abd Philippines       [abandoned at 2-0 at half-time]
             [Suen Kam-shun 2pen, Chan Kwong-yiu 2-0; the Philippines
              forfeited the match at half-time, having already walked
              off for 10 minutes after the award of the early penalty,
              having had a player sent off in between the first two
              goals and after more fighting after the second goal; 
              they were eventually persuaded to play the second half 
              (30 minutes) hors concours; scorers in the second half
              Lallana (P) 2-1, Chan Kwong-yiu (C) 3-1]

 1.China                 2  2  0  0  7- 1  4
 2.Japan                 2  1  0  1  3- 6  2
 3.Philippines           2  0  0  2  1- 4  0  [*]

[*] due to the Philippines forfeiting their match against China at half-time 
    it is doubtful whether they should be ranked at all; in any case, only
    the winners of an event were awarded medals

NB: prior to the tournament, the following friendly was played:
21- 8-1927 Shanghai British  4-0 Philippines

"Open Football Championship held in conjunction with the Far Eastern Olympic Games"

NB: played after the tournament; "Great Britain" and "Palestine" were teams of 
    Shanghai-based expats from those territories.

Semifinals
 1- 9-1927 China             7-0 "Palestine"
 2- 9-1927 "Great Britain"   8-1 Japan

Final
 3- 9-1927 "Great Britain"   4-3 China

Charity match
 7- 9-1927 "Great Britain"   3-2 China

Additional Match Details

27- 8-1927 China             5-1 Japan 
             [Suen Kam-shun 19, 30, Choy Bing Fan 21, 4-1, 73; Tamai 41; half-time: 3-1]
  [China: Pau Ka ping; Ng Kam Chuen, Lai Yuk-Tat; Ng Po Lau, Wong Shui Wa, 
     Lam Yuk Yin; Tso Kwai shing, Choy Bing Fan, Wong Pak-Chung (Chan Woo Nien),
     Suen Kam Shun, Chan Kwong-yiu;
   Japan: Yasushi Honda (Junshi Nishikawa); Shigeyoshi Suzuki (c), Daigoro Kondo; 
     Yasushi Takashi, Teruo Arima, Shojiro Sugimura, Tamotsu Asakura, 
     Shigemaru Takekoshi , Yasuo Haruyama, Misao Tamai, Shigeru Takahashi]
The Chinese national team was on an extensive tour of Australia, which had been extended and coincided with the Olympics. Most of the players were from Chung Hua / China Athletic, a new club formed by breakaway members of Nan Hua they had been part of the squad touring Australia, which had also included players from Shanghai club side Loh Hwa; however, the latter players had been excluded from the Games because of contravening amateur rules. But their main loss was Lee Wai tong who along with Leung Yu Tong, Tai Lin ching and Fung King-cheong were 'box office' in the Australian tour. Likewise, the Philippines had leading players banned because of illegal payments.
Japan started brightly but after 30 minutes they found themselves three goals behind, the first by Suen Kam Shun from a Tso Kwai shing through pass, China piled on the pressure and Choy Bing Fan added a second after some neat inter-passing with Tso Kwai shing and then Suen Kam Shun added a third. Japan played well but poor finishing let them down until 4 minutes before the break Tamai finally scored. In the second half China took control and Choy Bing Fan scored twice to mark their dominance. The second after 73 minutes was the best, from a Tso Kwai shing corner he fired a spectacular volley with his back to goal.
29- 8-1927 Japan             2-1 Philippines  
             [Suzuki 70, Takenokoshi 75; N.N.]
  [Japan: Junshi Nishikawa; Shigeyoshi Suzuki (c), Daigoro Kondo; Yasushi Takashi,
     Yasushi Honda, Teruo Arima; Tamotsu Asakura, Shigemaru Takekoshi,
     Yasuo Haruyama, Misao Tamai (Michiyo Taki), Shigeru Takahashi;
   Philippines: Francisco Medel; Rafael Lallana, Ramon Altonaga; Jose Martinez,
     Agustin Guanco, Jose V. Rodriguez: Federico Serra, Ildefonso Tronqued,
     Jesus Goiri, Celestino Martinez, Roque Monfort;
   ref: LK Du (China)]
Japan scored its first-ever win in the Tournament. There was a person who was indispensable for the growth of Japanese soccer during this period: Kyaw Din, an international student from British Burma. From a chance encounter, he coached the Waseda High School Soccer Club and raised the school to become a powerful team who won the national tournament for the second time in a row. Due to this feat, requests came and he traveled all over the country to teach basic techniques, tactics, and theories, and even wrote instruction books. Teaching "Short Pass Game", which he learned from Scottish teams.
31- 8-1927 China             abd Philippines       [abandoned at 2-0 at half-time]
             [Suen Kam-shun 2pen, Chan Kwong-yiu 2-0; the Philippines
              forfeited the match at half-time, having already walked
              off for 10 minutes after the award of the early penalty,
              having had a player sent off in between the first two
              goals and after more fighting after the second goal; 
              they were eventually persuaded to play the second half 
              (30 minutes) hors concours; scorers in the second half
              Lallana (P) 2-1, Chan Kwong-yiu (C) 3-1]
  [China: Pau Ka ping; Ng Kam Chuen, Lai Yuk-Tat; Ng Po Lau, Wong Shui Wa,
     Lam Yuk Yin; Tso Kwai shing, Choy Bing Fan, Chan Woo Nien, Suen Kam Shun,
     Chan Kwong-yiu;
   Philippines: Francisco Medel; Rafael Lallana, Ramon Altonaga; Jose Martinez, 
     Agustin Guanco, Jose V. Rodriguez: Federico Serra, Ildefonso Tronqued,
     Jesus Goiri, Celestino Martinez, Roque Monfort]
At five o'clock in the afternoon the match kicked-off in an electric atmosphere. After just two minutes Suen Kam-shun was about to shoot in the Philippines area when Altonaga elbowed him off the ball. The referee immediately awarded a penalty, the Philippines team protested and refused to accept the decision and all of them walked off the field. The referee ignored them and ordered Suen Kam-shun to shoot into the unguarded goal. Chan Woo Nien attempted to persuade the Filipinos to return, but was set about and knocked to the ground almost causing a large scale conflict between the sides.
After 10 minutes the teams agreed to resume, the Philippines, however, were enraged and the game became rougher and the crowd became incensed. The referee began to lose control, he sent-off Serra. Choy Bing Fan played a long ball and Medel fumbled and Suen Kam-shun raced onto it and scored China's second goal. The Philippines attacked Celestino Martinez shot and Ng Kam Chuen cleared, the ball fell to Celestino who netted only to be declared offside.
The Philippines team became more savage and when Lai Yuk-Tat was kicked he retaliated and a full-scale fight started. Some of the crowd invaded the field. Police and Boy Scouts eventually restored order and members of the organising committee entered the field and after consultation with the referee decided to abandon the game, and the Philippines forfeited the match.
With 30 minutes remaining it was agreed to play on to placate the crowd and both teams scored in a meaning-less kick-about. China again won the competition for the seventh time.

Squads

China [Wade Giles / Pin Yin / Mandarin]
GK Pau Ka ping       / Bao Jiaping      / Pao Chia p'ing     (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Ng Kam Chuen      / Wu Jinquan       / Wu Chin ch'uan     (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Lai Yuk-Tat       / Li Yuda          / Li Yuta            (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Ng Po Lau         / Wu Baozhen       / Wu Pao liu         (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Wong Shui Wa      / Huang Ruihua     / Huang Jui Hua      (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Lam Yuk Yin       / Lin Yuying       / Lin Yu Ying        (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Tso Kwai shing    / Gao Gui cheng    / Ts'ao Kuei Ch'eng  (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Choy Bing Fan     / Cai Bingfen      / T'sai Ping fen     (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Wong Pak-Chung    / Huang Baisong    / Huang Pai sung     (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Chan Woo Nien     / Chien Huanxian   / Ch'en Huan hsien   (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Suen Kam Shun     / Sun Jinshun      / Sun Chin Shun      (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Chan Kwong-yiu    / Chen Guangyao    / Ch'en Kuang Yao    (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Lau Mau           / Liu Mao          / Liu Mao            (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Lo Wai Man        / Luo Weimin       / Luo Wai min        (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Ho Chor yin       / He Zuoxian       / Ho Zuo hsien       (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Lee Bing tong     / Li Bingyan       / Li Ping t'ang      (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Chang Shiu hong   / Zeng Shaokang    / Cheng Shao k'ang   (Hsiangkang Chung Hua)
   Cheung Kan chun   / Zhang Jianquan   / Chang Chien ch'uan (Nan Hua)
   Fung Man kit      / Feng Wenjie      / Feng Wen Chieh     (Nan Hua)
   Lau Hing chong    / Liu Qingxiang    / Liu Ch'ing Hsiang  (Nan Hua)

Japan
GK Yasushi Honda        (Waseda High School)
GK Junshi Nishikawa     (Hosei University)
   Shigeyoshi Suzuki    (Waseda WMW)
   Daigoro Kondo        (Mito High School)
   Yasushi Takashi      (Waseda High School)
   Teruo Arima          (Waseda WMW)
   Shojiro Sugimura     (Waseda University)
   Tamotsu Asakura      (Waseda University)
   Shigemaru Takekoshi  (Tokyo Imperial University) 
   Yasuo Haruyama       (Mito High School)
   Misao Tamai          (Waseda University)
   Shigeru Takahashi    (Waseda University)
   Kiyoshi Ito          (Waseda High School)
   Shozaburo Sugimura   (Waseda High School)
   Mitsuo Yokomura      (Waseda University)
   Michiyo Taki         (Waseda High School)
   Toichiro Matsuzawa   (Waseda High School)
   Yoshihiro Suzuki     (Waseda University)

Philippines
GK Francisco Medel
   Rafael Lallana
   Ramon Altonaga
   Jose Martinez
   Agustin Guanco
   Jose V. Rodriguez
   Federico Serra
   Ildefonso Tronqued 
   Jesus Goiri
   Celestino Martinez
   Roque Monfort
   G. Azcona
   Jose Acosta
   N. Rosado
   Jose Sotelo
   I. Gonzalez

Overview

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About this document

Sources included: [FIF 52], [Kni 91], [Oli 92], Tribuna, American Cablenews and Vanguardia (Philippines newspapers); South China Morning Post, North China Herald, China Press (Chinese newspapers); The Philippine Football Golden Jubilee Yearbook

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Last updated: 12 Jul 2022

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