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Soh Chin Aun

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Full nameSoh Chin Aun
Playing positionDefender

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Datuk Soh Chin Aun ( ); born July 28, 1950) is a Malaysian Chinese national football player from Malacca alongside the late Mokhtar Dahari and R. Arumugam. He was known as Tauke or Towkay ( ) by his team mate and fans.

In 1971, when he played in the Olympic qualifier in Seoul, South Korea, he was the youngest member of the national team at the age of 21. He participated in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and was the captain of the qualifying team to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Unfortunately Malaysia did not participate the 1980 Olympic. However because of his contribution for helping Malaysia to qualify for 1980 Olympic, he awarded Ahli Mangku Negara by Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

His partnership with Santokh Singh was the most solid defence in the much-feared Malaysian team back then. He earned the nickname The 'god of war' for his commanding play. He retired from international football in 1985. In 1999 he become part of the AFC Century Club.

He once tried to make it in politics by contesting as a Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka in 1986 but he suffered a defeat of 17,606 votes to Lim Guan Eng. He was appointed as the chairman of the referees’ committee on 13 March 2007. He is the manager of Malaysia national football team from 2007 until 2009.

Although not recognised internationally, he was claimed to have had 252 international appearance for his country, making him the most capped international player in the world.

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