Monday, December 11, 2017

Dutch-Indos/Indonesia-born Dutch All-Time Team


World Cup 2010
Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.
Holland
Surnamese-Dutch
North HollandSouth Holand.
The rest of Holland excluding North and South Holland
Holland All-Time Team After Johan Cruyff
Holland 2002
French Black Players 
French Algerian
African American PlayersGerman Americans/American Germans
German Turks 
Hispanic/Latino American Players
Polish diaspora.
Black Portuguese Players
Afro-Brazilian Players 


Indonesia became a Dutch colony in 1800. Japan's World War II occupation dismantled much of the Dutch colonial state and economy. Following the Japanese surrender in 1945, Indonesian nationalists declared independence which they fought to secure during the subsequent Indonesian National Revolution. 

In early history of Dutch football, players born in Dutch East Indies played a big role. 31 players from there were capped by Holland.  The Dutch East Indies actually played in the 1938 World Cup Finals. A large number of Dutch-Indo players was also capped by Holland after Indonesia's independence.

This is my selection of All-Time Team for Dutch-Indos/Indonesian-born Dutch.  I am not only selecting Indo players. I am also including non-Asian Dutch players who were born in Indonesia.  The number 23 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the World Cup Finals.  

Team
GK: Just Göbel 
Born in Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Göbel who played for Vitesse Arnhem, succeeded Reinier Beeuwkes as the Dutch national goalkeeper in 1911. He was known for being the first Dutch keeper trying to catch the ball rather than stomp it away. He played 18 matches for the Dutch team, being best remembered for his numerous saves during the 2-1 win over England's amateurs and his bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Just Göbel 
GK: Dick MacNeill
He was a Dutch goalkeeper, who represented his home country at the 1920 Summer Olympics. There he won the bronze medal with the Netherlands national football team. He was born in Dutch East Indies.

GK: Dennis Gentenaar
He made his professional debut for NEC in 1995 aged 20. From the 2000–01 season,  he became NEC's first goalkeeper. Since then he only missed nine appearances in five seasons; during the last three seasons he did not miss a single match. He later played for Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, VVV-Venlo and Almere City FC.  

CB/RB: John Heitinga 
Heitinga belonged to the same generation of Ajax players as Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart.  He later played for Atletico Madrid, Everton and Fulham. He was a regular member national team from Euro 2004 to Euro 2012.  He was the starting centre-back in 2010 as Oranje reached the WC Final in South Africa.
 John Heitinga 

CB/RB: Sonny Silooy
Silooy is one of the legends of Ajax Amsterdam, playing over 250 league games for the Amsterdam club in two separate periods. Silooy also played for Matra Racing, Arminia Bielefeld, De Graafschap and the amateurs of GVV Unitas from Gorinchem. He played in the 1996 UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus, but missed a key penalty in the shootout which Ajax ultimately lost.  Earned 25 caps.

CB: Jaïro Riedewald 
A graduate of Ajax academy, he played for Jong Ajax and Ajax.  In 2017, he transferred to Crystal Palace.  At the time of writing, he had over 3 caps for Oranja. Riedewald is of mixed Dutch, Surinamese and Indonesian heritage. 

LB/CB: Wilfred Bouma
He won 37 caps for Oranje.   He played in three European Championship: 2004, 2008 and 2012.  From 1994 to 2005, he played for PSV.  In 2005, he moved to Aston Villa, where he had a successful career before returning to PSV.
Wilfred Bouma

LB/DM:  Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
He was the captain of Holland at World Cup 2010, where Holland finished second.  He played 106 times for Holland.  He won the Champions' League for Barcelona in 2005-2006. He also played wirh Feyenoord, Arsenal and Rangers.

LB: Stanley Brard
In 1977,  he made his debut in the first team of Feyenoord in a match against FC Twente. In the following years Brard became a decent fullback and was often in the starting line-up. In the 1983-84 season,Brard was moved from the left back position to a position in front of Jogan Cruyff, to keep the opposition's right back from making incursions into the Feyenoord half. That year, Feyenoord won both the championship as well as the KNVB Cup. He also played for RKC Waalwijk.

DM: Nigel de Jong
De Jong was a graduate of Ajax academy.  He moved on from Ajax in 2006 to join Hamburg and then moved to Manchester City in January 2009 where he became an important part of City's holding midfield. He moved to Italian side Milan in August 2012 where he spent three and half years, before moving to LA Galaxy in February 2016. At the time of writing, he plays for Galatasaray. He earns over 80 caps.  He was a key player for Holland between 2004 and 2015.  He was best remembered for his kung-fu kick against Xabi Alonso at the WC Final in 2010.
Nigel de Jong
DM: Denny Landzaat  
Landzaat was educated in Ajax's youth academy, but only played one league match for the club before moving on to have lengthy spells with MVV, Willem II and AZ. He was AZ's captain in the 2005–06 season, as they finished second in the Eredivisie. He later played for Wigan, Feyenoord, Twente and Willem II. Earned 28 caps.  He went to the WC Finals in 2006.

CM: Demy de Zeeuw
He played for AGOVV, Go Ahead Eagles, AZ and AFC Ajax. While at AZ he was a key player in the squad that won the 2008–09 Dutch league, the club's first championship victory in 28 years. Following this success he transferred to Ajax, with whom he won the 2009–10 Dutch Cup, and the 2010–11 Dutch league title. He had 27 caps and participated at Euro 2008 and South Africa 2010.
Demy de Zeeuw
CM: Leo Bosschart
Born in Dutch East Indies, he captained Netherlands at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. There he won the bronze medal with Dutch national football team.

RW: Jeffrey Talan
He played club football for ADO Den Haag (1990–1995) and SC Heerenveen (1995–2003).  In 1998, Talan made his debut with Dutch national team.  In the run-up to the European Football Championship in 2000, he played a total of five times in Orange, but Talan missed the Finals because of a serious injury to his knee. He had 8 caps in total.
Jeffrey Talan
RW: Bart Latuheru
For domestic football, he played for Excelsior, Vitesse, AZ en N.E.C. in Holland.  In 1989, he played a friendly game against Brazil for Holland. It was only cap.

LW: Simon Tahamata
With Ajax he won the national title three times. (1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80).  He also played for Standard Liège. With this team he became national champion twice (1981–82 and 1982–83). In 1984, he returned to the Netherlands to play for Feyenoord. In 1987, he again joined the Belgian competition, playing for Beerschot and Germinal Ekeren. Capped 22 times.
Simon Tahamata
FW: Jason Oost
He started his career at the Feyenoord Rotterdam youth team but signed his first professional contract with RKC Waalwijk in 2002.  In 2005, he moved to Sparta Rotterdam, where he became 'club top goalscorer' with 8 goals in the 2005-2006 season. In 2007 he joined VVV-Venlo. He also played De Graafschap in 2008 and with Belgian second division side, KVSK United. 

FW: Edu Snethlage
He was a member of the Dutch team that won the bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1908 Summer Olympics. Snethlage became the all-time top scorer for the Dutch national team on 1909-03-21. His opening goal of the match against Belgium was his seventh goal for the Netherlands, breaking the record of six goals that Eddy de Neve had held since 1905-05-14. Snethlage improved his record by scoring three goals against Belgium on 1909-04-25. His record would stand until 1910-10-16, when Jan Thomée scored his eleventh goal for the Netherlands in a match against Germany.

FW: Beb Bakhuys
Bakhuys made his senior debut for HBS on 27 September 1925 against Haarlem and scored 36 goals in 44 matches for them. He joined Zwolsche AC and had a spell with THOR in his native Dutch East Indies while working for the Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij in Surabaya. He returned to ZAC and later HBS. In 1937 he controversially moved to VVV. He became the second Dutch player to play outside of the country when he signed as a professional for FC Metz in 1937, in a move which ended his international career. Bakhuys scored 28 goals in 23 games for the Dutch national side. He represented the Netherlands at the 1934 FIFA World Cup

FW: Eddy de Neve
De Neve was born in Dutch East Indies, but moved to the Hague when he  was nine or ten years old.  De Neve played for  football club Quick, Velocitas Breda and HBS Craeyenhout (football club). He played in Holland's first ever international match, which was against Belgium in 1905. De Neve had scored all four Dutch goals in the team's first ever victory. He scored six goals in three caps. He would remain the top scorer of the Dutch national team until 1909.

ST: Michael Mols
A product of Ajax's youth system, but made his professional debuts in the second division, with Cambuur Leeuwarden. He played for FC Twente, Rangers, Utrecht, ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord Rotterdam. His best years were with Rangers in Scotland. During a four-year span with Oranja, Mols won six caps.  

Michael Mols

ST: Roy Makaay 
Makaay played for Vitesse and  CD Tenerife before becoming a big star with Deportivo La Coruna.  He helped them to win their first ever La Liga title in 1999-2000.  In 2002-2003, he scored 29 goals and became the European Golden Boot winner.  In 2003, he moved to Bayern Muinch.  He won two Bundesliga title.  For the national team, he was only capped 43 times, largely because he was playing at the same time as Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kuivert and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

ST: Robin Van Persie 
Van Persie started with Feyenoord, but spent the cream of his career playing in England for Arsenal and Manchester United. He spent 8 seasons with Arsenal, winning both PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year in 2011-2012.  Immediately after winning the two awards, he made a controversial transfer to rival Manchester United after the season. He won the Premiership in his first season with Manchester United.  At the time of writing, he has earned 98 caps.  He was a key player for the Oranje from the WC Finals 2006 to now.
Robin Van Persie
Honorable Mention
Jeffrey Leiwakabessy, Sergio van Dijk, Rick Talan, Eli Louhenapessy, Karel Heijting, Dé Kessler, Dolf Kessler, Bobby Petta.

Squad Explanation
-- The Indo people are Eurasian people who were a migrant population that associated themselves with and experienced the colonial culture of the former Dutch East Indies. It was used to describe people acknowledged to be of mixed Dutch and Indonesian descent, or it was a term used in the Dutch East Indies to apply to Europeans who had partial Asian ancestry.
-- I am including European Dutch born in the Dutch East Indonesia. Around 31 members of the Dutch national team in history were born over there. More players born there played for Holland than in Suriname. 
-- Beb Bakhuys, Just Göbel, Dick MacNeill, Leo Bosschart and Edu Snethlage were of European descent, but born in Dutch East Indies(Indonesia).
-- I do not know much about Karel Heijting, Dé and Dolf Kessler. So I excluded them.
-- Jaïro Riedewald is still too young.
-- Radja Nainggolan was born in Belgium and capped by Belgium.

Formation




Saturday, December 9, 2017

Croatian Australian All Time Team



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CroatiaAustralia
French Black Players 
French Algerian
African American PlayersGerman Americans/American Germans
German Turks 
Hispanic/Latino American Players
Polish diaspora.
Black Portuguese Players
Afro-Brazilian Players 
Surnamese-Dutch
Dutch-Indos/Indonesia-born Dutch All-Time Team

The Croatian community in Australia is known for their involvement to soccer.  Sydney Croatia(now Sydney United 58 FC) and Melbourne Croatia (Melbourne Knights FC) were famous clubs in Australia. A large number of Australian professional players are Croatian Australians. Some of them have played in the professional league in Croatia.  They have represented for both Croatia and Australia. Seven of them have captained the Australian national team.  At the World Cup Finals in 2006, seven of the Australia's 23-man squad were Croatian-Australians(including Mark Bresciano who is half-Croat) and three Australian-born players played for Croatia. The Australian-Croatian Soccer Tournament is the oldest running soccer competition in Australia.

This is my selection of All-Time Team for Croatian Australian.  The number 23 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the World Cup Finals.

Australia vs Croata at the WC Finals in 2006
Team
GK: Mark Bosnich (Australia)
Bosnich was voted as Oceania Goalkeeper of the Century.  He was known for his career with Aston Villa.   He earned himself a transfer back to Manchester United in 1999, but his career started to fall apart over there.  For Australia, he only earned 17 caps due to club's commitment.
Mark Bosnich
GK Zeljko Kalac (Australia)
Kalac made his name with Sydney United.  He moved to Europe in 1995.  He played in England, holland and Italy.  He was the backup keeper for AC Milan as they won the Champions' League in 2006-2007. He spent most of his career between Bosnich and Schwarzer, but still earned 54 caps for Socceroos.  He played against Croata at the WC Finals in 2006.

GK: Robert Zabica (Australia)
Zabica started his career with Cockburn City before joining Adelaide City for seven seasons, winning National Soccer League championships in 1992 and 1994. He also played for Perth Glory and made 3 appearance for Bradford City in England. He made his State debut at the age of 31 and went on to play a further five times for Western Australia. He played for Australia in the qualifiers for the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals, losing narrowly to Argentina. 

RB: Ivan Franjic (Australia)
At time of writing, he plays for Brisbane Roar.  He began his career St Albans Saints in 2005.  He also played Melbourne Knights Torpedo Moscow, Melbourne City and Daegu.  In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil he started at right back in Australia's 3–1 loss to Chile, but was later ruled out of the remainder of the tournament because of an injury. Franjic started for Australia in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final. 
Ivan Franjic vs Croatia

DF: Ivo Prskalo (Australia)
Prskalo began his senior career with Velež Mostar in the Yugoslav First League. He made 168 appearances in nine seasons with the club, establishing himself as a key defender in the squad. He emigrated to Australia for the inaugural season of the National Soccer League in 1977 joining Marconi Fairfield. In 1979, he won NSL Player of the Year in Marconi’s championship year. 


DF: Ivo Rudic (Australia)
Runic played for Pan-Hellic(now Sydney Olympic)in Australia.  He represented Australia at the FIFA World Cup Finals in 1974.

CB: Steve Horvat (Australia)
Horvat began his career with Melbourne Croatia. He later played with Sunshine George Cross, North Geelong Warriors, the Melbourne Knights (for whom he won the Joe Marston Medal), Hajduk Split, Crystal Palace (although he didn't make a league appearance and Carlton. Horvat was a regular member of the Australian national side, making 32 appearances between 1994 and 2002.

CB: Milan Ivanovic (Australia)

He started his career with Red Star Belgrade.  After stints with OFK Belgrade and Radnički Niš, he emigrated to Australia and on arrival in 1989 he joined Adelaide City.  He was elected into Australia's team of the century.  He was voted into the Hall of Champions, the highest honor in the Football Hall of Flame in Australia. He earned 59 caps for Socceroos.



CB: Josip Šimunić (Croatia)
Born in Australia to Bosnian Croat parents, Šimunić started his career at Melbourne Knights then moved to Germany where he spent 14 seasons in the Bundesliga with Hamburger SV, Hertha BSC and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim before finishing his career in Croatia with Dinamo Zagreb. He played for Croatia from 2001 to 2013, appeared in five major tournaments for the Vatreni – World Cup 2002, Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 – and is the third most capped player in the history of the Croatia national team. In Germany 2006 against Australia, he was best remembered for receiving three yellow cards.

Josip Šimunić 


CB: Tony Popovic (Australia)
Starting in 1989 at Sydney United he went on to play for Sanfrecce Hiroshima of Japan and Premier League side Crystal Palace, among other clubs. He appeared with the Socceroos at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he played against reigning World Champions Brazil. He had 58 caps in total.


LB: Anthony Šerić (Croatia)
Born in Australia of Croatian background, he began his professional football career in Split, Croatia where he played for Hajduk Split.  He then moved to Italy to play in Serie A where he played with Parma, Verona, Adaílton, Lazio and Brescia.  He also played with Panathinaikos, Beşiktaş, Karabükspor and S.C. Olhanense. In 1998, Šerić was infamously picked for both Australia and Croatia. He opted to play for Croatia, and his decision immediately paid dividends as the nation finished 3rd at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He earned 16 caps and also went to 2002 and 2006 World Cup Finals.


DM/CM: Mile Jedinak (Australia)
Jedinak played youth football with Sydney United before starting his senior career at the club. Following loan spells at Varteks and South Coast United, Jedinak moved to Central Coast Mariners in 2006. He next played in Turkey, for Gençlerbirliği and Antalyaspor on loan before joining Crystal Palace. Jedinak earned 60 caps for Socceroos, and has been Captain over 25 times since 2014. He went to the 2010 and 2014 World Cup Finals He captained Australia to victory on home soil in the 2015 Asian Cup.


DM: Wally Savor (Australia)
From 1984 to 1991, Savor played for Sydney Croatia. He had 23 caps. He made his national team debut against China.  He was a member of the squad that beat Argentina in 1988.  


CM: Ned Zelic  (Australia)


He had a successful career playing in Bundesliga.  He started his career in Germany with Borussia Dortmund.  Then, he moved to Queens Park Rangers as the club's record signing.  He failed to settle there. He later played in France and then, Germany again. Zelic was captain of the Australian team that competed and finished 4th at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Ned Zelic

CM: Josip Skoko (Australia)
Skoko played for North Geelong Warriors, Hajduk Split, Genk, Gençlerbirliği, Wigan Athletic, Stoke City and Melbourne Heart. At Genk he was made captain and helped the team win the title in 2001–02.  Skoko was a member of the Australian National football team for ten years, from 1997 to 2007. 


CM: Frank Micic (Australia)
After playing junior football in Zadar Croatia (ex Yugoslavia), Micic moved to Australia, where he played for JUST in the Victorian State League. Micic played 18 seasons for JUST between 1959 and 1977 broken only by a season stint with South Melbourne in 1968. He also played 60 games for the state team of Victoria, captaining it for 6 years. Micic was also awarded Bill Fleming's VPL's Best Player Medal three times - in 1964, 1967 and 1973. He also played for Melbourne Hakoah for the 1978 VSL season. Capped 6 times.

CM/RM/RB: Jason Culina (Australia)
 Celina started his career with Sydney United under his father, Branko Culina, before moving to Ajax, but only after moving to Twente did Culina begin to shine at the top level in club football. He moved to PSV in 2005. In 2009, he was signed by Gold Coast United on a three-year contract, becoming the club's first marquee player. He also played briefly with A-League club Sydney FC. Capped 58 times.  He was a starter in the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Jason Culina
AM/CM/LW: Marco Bresciano (Australia)
Bresciano played for Bulleen Lions and Carlton before he moved to Italian Serie B side Empoli in 1999, beginning a twelve-year stay in the country. He played for Parma, Palermo and S.S. Lazio. From 2011, he played in the Middle East, first with Al Nasr in UAE and Al-Gharafa in Qatar. He made 84 appearances and scoring 13 goals with Socceroos. He played in three World Cups, two AFC Asian Cups (one victorious) and the 2004 OFC Nations Cup winning team. 

ST: David Zdrilic (Australia)
He played for Sydney FC in the A-League and has also played in Switzerland, Germany, England and Scotland. He has played on 30 occasions for the Australia national soccer team, having once scored eight goals in a single match – the second highest recorded for any Australian player, behind Socceroos teammate Archie Thompson, who scored 13 goals in the same game.

ST: Billy Vojtek (Australia)
He migrated to Australia with his family as a child in 1956. Vojtek played the majority of his career with Melbourne Croatia (now Melbourne Knights). He was selected in the Melbourne Knights Team of the Century as the number 9, the team's other striker was Mark Viduka. He played 44 times for Australia, but only 29 were recognised by FIFA.  He was not selected for the 1974 WC Finals.

ST: Eddie Krncevic (Australia)
Krncevic played professional soccer in Australia before moving to Europe.  He first moved to the land of his parents in 1981, joining NK Dinamo Zagreb. After a brief spell with MSV Duisburg, e embarked ten and a half years in Belgium.  He played Cercle Brugge KSV, Royal Charleroi, R.S.C. Anderlecht, R.F.C. de Liège and K.S.C. Eendracht Aalst; he became the first Australian-born player to be crowned top scorer in a European league. Internationally, he earned 35 caps, and helping the country to the 1980 OFC Nations Cup.

ST: Branko Buljevic (Australia)
Born in Yugoslavia, he was a member of the Australian 1974 World Cup squad in West Germany and represented Australia 30 times between 1972 and 1975. Throughout his club career, after playing with OFK Belgrade in the Yugoslav First League, he came to Victoria, where Buljevic spent nine seasons playing for Footscray JUST, then moving on to play for Heidelberg United and South Melbourne FC respectively. He returned to Footscray JUST for one more season before retiring in 1985.

ST: Mark Viduka (Australia)
Viduka started with Croatian-based club Melbourne Knights FC.  He went to Europe in 1995, where he was probably the most famous Australian playing in Europe.  He played in Croatia, Scotland and England.  In Scotland, he was the top scoring in the Scottish league and won the SPFA Player of the Season with Celtics. And then, he joined Leeds United, where the club reached the semifinal of the Champions' League.  He also played for Middlesbrough and Newcastle United.
Mark Viduka 

Honorable Mention
Joey Didulica (Croatia), Eugene Galekovic (Australia), Dario Vidošić (Australia), Tomi Juric (Australia), Jason Petkovic (Australia), Michael Petkovic (Australia), Zeljko Adzic (Croatia), Zlatko Arambasic (Australia), Mark Babic (Australia), Oliver Bozanic (Australia), Ante Juric (Australia), Andrew Marth (Australia), Ljubo Milicevic (Australia), Ante Milicic (Australia), Branko Milosevic (Australia), Matthew Spiranovic (Australia)

Squad Explanation
-- Mark Bosnich, Mark Viduka, Ned Zelic, Milan Ivanovic and Zeljko Kalac are on my all-time Australia team.  
-- Joey Didulica, Josip Šimunić and Anthony Šerić played against Australia at the WC Finals in 2006.  Zeljko Adzic is the only other Australian-Croatian player who had earned a cap with Croatia. He earned a single cap in the early 1990's.
-- Jason Culina, Steve Horvat, Mile Jedinak, Mark Vuduka, Josip Skoko, Eddie Krncevic and Zeljko Kalac have captained the Socceroos.
-- At the 2006 World Cup Finals, Australia's 23-man squad had seven players (if Bresciano is included) with Croatian roots
-- We have plenty of talents in goalkeeping.  Bosnich and Kalac were the obvious choices.  Jason Petkovic, Michael Petkovic Eugene Galekovic and Joey Didulica were seriously considered.
-- Ivo Prskalo did well in the domestic league, despite only earning a handful of caps.  I do not know his extra defensive position.
-- Tomi Juric was not chosen because I carried too many strikers.

Formation


Friday, December 8, 2017

Hong Kong香港代表隊史上最佳23人

East Asian Games Gold Medal
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Eastern AA All-Time Team 東方史上最佳 25人
South China All-Time Team 南華史上最佳 25人
Seiko SA 精工史上最佳 25人

Hong Kong joined FIFA in 1954.  It was considered a powerful football team in Asia before the 1970's.  Their top players represented the Republic of China while the young players played for the Hong Kong team before moving up to play for the Republic of China.
香港足球總會於1954年加入國際足協,開始組織香港足球代表隊參加國際賽事。自此,在國際賽場合同時出現了兩支分別由香港人組織而成的中華民國國家足球隊及香港足球代表隊,由於歸屬感(香港於當時為英國殖民地)問題,香港的頂級球員選擇代表中華民國,而香港則由次一級的球員所組織而成。


這是我為香港足球代表隊選出的史上最佳 23人成員的球隊。23人成員世界盃參加隊伍官方總人數
This is my selection of a 23 member all-time Hong Kong team. The number 23 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the World Cup Finals.  
World Cup Qualifier 1986's victory over China


Team
Yapp is the current captain of the Hong Kong National Team.  He previous played with Pegasus FC, South China and now Eastern.
現時效力香港超級聯賽球隊東方龍獅,並同時擔任香港隊和東方龍獅的隊長,再於2016年當選香港足球先生。
Yapp Hung Fai 葉鴻輝
GK: Ho Yung Hing 何容興  
Born in New Territories, he started his career with Sing Tao in 1968.  He also played for Tung Sing, Seiko, Kwong Wah and South China. Liked many Hong Kong of the time, he chose to represent Republic of China. 
何容興是新界原居民,於1968年僅18歲便在甲組賽事亮相曾效力星島、東方、精工、光華、南華等多支香港甲組足球聯賽球隊。

GK: Charlie Wright (查理·賴特)
Born in Scotland, Wright had played for Ranger, Grimsby Town, Charlton Atletic and Bolton Wanders.  In the 1960's, he was stationed in Hong Kong serving in the British military.  He was capped by Hong Kong.

RB: Cheung Chi Tak 張志德  
He made his professional debut in 1977 with Hong Kong Rangers FC. When his club went down to 2nd division in 1978, he moved to Caroline Hill.  In 1981, he moved to Eastern AA and then to South China AA in 1984. In 1987, he moved to Lai Sun. His last move was to Instant-Dict FC in 1991. He retired in 1997.
球員時代是香港足球代表隊主將,常穿14號球衣,出身於流浪,其後效力過加山、東方,1984年追隨班主林建岳「上山」加盟南華. 1988年轉投麗新花花,其後效力過麗新,1991年加盟新加入甲組的商業大軍快譯通。於1986世界盃外圍賽香港隊作客北京對中國隊的「五一九」戰役中,射入一記「世界波」罰球先開紀錄,結果香港以2-1擊敗中國

RB/CB: Chan Sai Kau 陳世九 
He is regarded as one of the best defenders in the 1970s. He played for South China for many years. He then transferred to Happy Valley with teammates Choi York Yee and Fung Chi Ming in 1978-79 season by signing a contract of HKD$5,500 per month. This was a big contract value at the time. 
1970年代香港最佳右後衛。曾先後效力南華、愉園、星島等多支球隊,並且是香港足球代表隊主力1978年,陳世九與隊友蔡育瑜與馮志明,一同以當年最高薪的5500元月薪,聯袂加盟愉園。

CB: Leung Sui Wing (梁帥榮)

Leung joined Hapoy Valley in 1976 and made his debut in 1977.  In 1980, he received his first cap.  He was Hong Kong Player of the Year twice.
梁帥榮於1976年聯袂轉投愉園預備組。一年後獲提升上甲組隊。梁帥榮於1980年首次入選香港代表隊,並於1983年開始擔任隊長一職,直至1989年退出香港隊。梁帥榮球員生涯曾兩度當選香港足球先生,並且八次於香港足球明星選舉入選最佳十一人,以及於1987年當選香港傑出運動員。
Leung Sui Wing (梁帥榮)
CB/DM: Chan Ping On 陳炳安  
Chan started his career with Happy Valley, but made his name with Double Flower.  In 1986, he joined South China where he stayed until 1995.  He was Hong Kong Player of the Year in 1991-1992 Season. 
陳炳安出身於愉園預備組,於1985年加盟花花,並憑擲界外球「手榴彈」戰術踢出名堂。一季後,「上山」加盟南華。 在1991-92年度球季更當選香港足球先生。1995年, 轉會快譯通,直至1998年夏天宣布退休。

As a footballer, he was nicknamed 重炮 (literally Heavy Gun) due to his powerful clearances and long-range free kicks from between 20-40 yards).  Lam played for Eastern, Kitchee, 517 and Rangers. He represented Republic of China and went to the Olympics in 1968.
16歲加入香港甲組足球聯賽嘅足球隊,1948年開始效力傑志,1958年代表中華民國攞咗亞運足球金牌,1960年喺羅馬參加1960年夏季奧林匹克運動會,1972年效力流浪時攞咗聯賽同銀牌雙料冠軍。

CB: Ko Po Keung 高寶強  
He was a star player in the 1950's and 1960's and served as the captain of the Hong Kong national team.  In 1947, he joined South China.  He also plated for Eastern, Kitchee, Tung Wah and Yuan Long.  He represented Hong Kong at the Asian Games in 1954 and 1958.  He helped Hong Kong to finish third art the 1956 Asian Cup. 
1950、60年代足球運動員,曾擔任港隊隊長多年。有「Captain高」、「南華之寶」、「瑞典腳」等綽號。1947年加盟南華。1955年轉會東方,其後效力傑志、東華、元朗等球隊。他曾代表香港參加1954年馬尼拉亞運會和1958年東京亞運會。1956年亞洲盃足球賽為港隊贏得季軍。1957年贏得第一屆默迪卡杯冠軍。

LB: Sammy Yu Kwok Sum 余國森 
Sammy Yu was the star leftback of Hong Kong national team.  Started with Sing Tao, he joined Tung Sing and Yuen Long.  In 1979-1980, he joined Bulova and became a star player.  In 1984, he moved to South China.  He later played for Lai Sun Double Flower and Lai Sun
1980年代港隊主力左後衛。余國森出身星島,其後效力過東昇和元朗。1979年,獲得寶路華以高薪羅致寶路華於1984年宣布退出聯賽,余國森遂轉投南華。1988年轉投麗新花花,一季後轉投麗新。1991年,余國森轉投駒騰

Ku is the icon of South China AA.   He actually started with Tseun Wan and Easterm before heading to South China in 1984.  He is known as the hero who scored the winning goal against China at the 1986 World Cup Qualifier in Beijing.
於荃灣展開球員生涯,1983年轉投東方,1984年加盟南華,從此成為南華不貳之臣。香港於1986年世界盃外圍對中國的著名「五一九」戰役中,下半場禁區內射入奠定勝利的入球

CM/FW: Wong Man Wai 黃文偉 
In 1959, he made his First Divsion debut as a 16 years old, earning the nickname "Prodigy Wai".  In 1960, he went to Olympics in Rome as a 17 years old.  He played against England on the last match.
1959年,黃文偉年僅16歲就在甲組亮相,故有「神童偉」美譽。1960年,黃文偉未滿17歲就代表中華民國,參加羅馬奧運足球賽,並且在對英國正選上陣。

RW: Kwok Ka Ming (郭家明)
Kwok signed with Rangers in 1968 after representing Hong Kong at the Asian Youth national team.  In 1973, he became a player-coach of the team.  In 1977, he joined Carolina Hill. He was award the "10 Outstanding Youths of Hong Kong" award in 1977 for his contribution to Hong Kong football and also a MBE from Queen Elizabeth II.1968年初, 郭家明獲選代表香港參加亞青盃;亞青盃後,簽約加盟流浪,成為職業球員。1973年年僅二十四歲,便開始在流浪擔任球員兼教練。1977年,獲加山女班主陳瑤琴招攬加盟,同樣擔任球員兼教練,並獲選為香港十大傑出青年及獲頒授MBE勛銜。
Kwok Ka Ming (郭家明)

Ho was a member of the "Four Aces of South China" of the 1950's. He helped Hong kong to finish third at the Asian Cup in 1956.  In 1972, he received the MBE award from Queen Elizerbeth, becoming the first HK footballer to win the award. 
1950年代「南華四條煙」其中之一。香港於1956年主辦第一屆亞洲盃足球賽,何祥友協助港隊,獲得季軍。1972年,何祥友獲英女皇頒授大英帝國員佐勛章(MBE),成為香港歷來第一位獲此榮譽的足球運動員。

LW: Ho Ying Fun 何應芬 
Ho played for Sing Tao, Eastern, Kitchee and South China.  He represented Republic of China at the 1949 London Olympics. He won the Gold Medal at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo.
他曾效力於星島、東方、傑志、南華等球隊。他是前中華民國國家足球隊的球員,曾獲選入1948年倫敦奧運中華民國代表隊。其後在李惠堂的帶領下連續獲得1954年馬尼拉亞運、1958年東京亞運足球金牌。

AM: Leslie Santos 山度士 
Santos is a star player in Hong Kong from the 1980's to 2000's.  he joined South China as a 13 years old.  He played for the first team from 1986 to 1998.  In 1995, he suffered a serious injury that almost ended his career.  In 1999, he left South China.  He would later play for Golden and Sun Hei. 
為香港1980年代至2000年代初期最著名足球明星之一。13歲加盟南華青年軍,於1986年至1998年為球隊奪得多項主要錦標於1995年嚴重受傷,前後兩年才告傷癒。在1999年離開南華,轉會好易通,一年後好易通退出,山度士轉投新加入甲組的晨曦

Nicknamed "Big Head Boy", Wu Kwok Hung is one of the greatest players in Hong Kong.  He is remembered for his 14 years with Seiko SC.  He won the Player of the Year award in Hong Kong 4 times.
綽號「大頭仔」,出身於卜公,曾效力的球隊包括東昇、南華及精工,在精工效力14年期間,替球會奪得四十多項錦標,他個人也獲不少榮譽,由1972年至1978年被選為最佳前鋒,1979年至1982年連續四屆當選為香港足球先生。1986年精工為胡國雄主辦了一場告別賽,就此宣告退役。
Wu Kwok Hung 胡國雄 

FW:  Lee Wei Tong 李惠堂
He was born in Hong Kong, but elected to play for the Republic of China.  He went to play in 1936 Olympics, where he made a strong impression.  At home, he predominantly played for South China and helped establish the club in being the most successful team in Hong Kong history. 
李惠堂是公認之中國足球球王。 出生於香港李惠堂為隊長身分帶領中華民國參加1936年柏林奧運會。 為南華效力的多年。
 Lee Wei Tong 李惠堂

FW/LW: Yiu Cheuk Yin 姚卓然 
Yiu is a member of the "Four Aces of South China" of the 1950's.   He won the gold medals at both 1954 and 1958 Asian Games representing Republic of China. He also went to the Olympics in 1960 and scored two goals vs England. 
1950年代尾「南華四條煙」其中之一。曾代表中華民國參加過羅馬奧運會及兩奪亞運會足球金牌。1960年,代表中華民國參加羅馬奧運會足球賽,並於對英國隊的賽事中射入兩球。
Yiu Cheuk Yin 姚卓然

FW: Chan Fat Chi 陳發枝 
Chan had played for Yuan Long, Bulova, Seiko, South China and Instant Dict.  In 1977, he earned his first cap as a 20 years old.  In 1985, he was a member of the "517" team .
曾先後效力元朗、寶路華、精工、南華及快譯通。於1977年年僅二十歲已入選香港隊,之後一直是主將,1985年「五一九」之役擊敗中國隊的成員之一。

FW: Cheung Chi Doy 張子岱

Cheung was the first Asian football player to play in Europe. He began his career in the Hong Kong First Division at 14 years of age. In 1960, he went to play for English club Blackpool, where he was a teammate of Jimmy Armfield. He became the first ethnic Chinese player to appear in the top flight of English football.  In 1968, he and his brother Cheung Chi Wai joined the Vancouver Royals, playing under Bobby Robson in the North American Soccer League. While he began the season in Vancouver, he finished it with the St. Louis Stars. He also played for Tung Wah, Kitchee and Jardine SA in the Hong Kong First Division.
於1960至62年效力英格蘭甲組聯賽球會黑池,是歷來首位加盟歐洲頂級聯賽的華人及亞洲球員。於1968年2月波比笠臣邀請張氏兄弟張子岱及張子慧加盟北美足球聯賽球會溫哥華皇家。

ST: Wan Chi Keung 尹志強
Wan is a star player in the 1970's and 1980's, and was considered one of the top strikers in Asia.  He played for South China, Seiko and Lai Sun Double Flower.
1970、80年代的香港職業足球員,司職中鋒,有「亞洲第一中鋒」美譽。除南華外,還效力過精工及麗新花花等甲組球會。

ST:  Chung Cho Wai 鍾楚維
In his prime, Chung was considered the "No 1 Striker in Asia".  He played for Ranger and Happy Valley.
綽號大隻維,有亞洲第一中鋒美譽,退役香港足球員,曾多次入選香港足球代表隊,是香港1970年代華人首席足球中鋒,出身於流浪,其後轉投愉園,一直效力至1980年掛靴。

Honorable Mention 榮譽提名
  Chu Kwok Kuen(朱國權)Fan Chun Yip (范俊業), Chan Wan On (陳雲岳),  Liu Chun Fai (廖俊輝), 黎新祥 (Lai Sun Cheung), Cristiano Cordeiro (高尼路), Ng Wai Chiu (吳偉超), Cheng Siu Chung (鄭兆聰), Fung Chi Ming ( 馮志明), Godfred Karikari (高梵), Lau Wing Yip ( 劉榮業), Tim Bradbury (巴貝利), Leung Nang Yan (梁能仁), Ho Ying Fu (何應芬), Derek Currie (居里),  Lee Kin Wo (李健和), Lee Yuk Tak (李育德), Ho Cheung Yau (何祥友), Mok Chun Wah (莫振華 ), Tam Sui Wai (譚兆偉 ), Lo Kai Wah (羅繼華), Li Haiqiang (李海强), Cheung Sai Ho (蔣世豪), Au Wai Lun (歐偉倫), Yau Kin Wai (丘建威), Chan Siu Ki (陳肇麒), Festus Baie (法圖斯)

Squad Explanation
-- Charlie Wright is one of the few Hong Kong representatives who had played in Europe.
-- Before the 1970's, the nation team of Republic of China was consisted of Hong Kong players only.  The Hong Kong national team served as a feeder team to the ROC.  Players who represented Republic of China before 1970's were considered for this all-time team.


入選原因
-- 查理·賴特是少數在歐洲機會出場的香港代表員。
--  香港 史上最佳23人包括在1970年以前代表中華民國的香港球員70年代以前,中華民國國家隊只香港隊員香港隊基本上是香港B隊。香港 史上最佳23人包括在1970年以前代表中華民國的香港球員