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Lee Wai Tong

Personal information
Date of birth16 October 1905
Place of birthTai Hang, Hong Kong
Date of death4 July 1979(age 73)
Place of deathCauseway Bay, Hong Kong
Height1.80 m
Playing positionStriker

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Lee Wai Tong ( ; born 16 October 1905; died 4 July 1979) was a former Chinese international association football player and head coach. In his native country he is often regarded as the greatest footballer to play for China due to his accomplishments in winning several Far Eastern Games titles with the national team as well as captaining the national football squad to their first ever Olympic tournament in 1936, which was held in Berlin. This was also followed by having a extremely successful club career where he predominantly played for South China and helped establish the club in being the most successful team in Hong Kong history. After his retirement he would move into management where he would have a fairly successful career predominantly in coaching Republic of China where his greatest achievements was when he won the 1954 Asian Games


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