Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wan Chi-Keung (1956 - 2010)

Wan Chi-Keung and Mai Suet (Michelle Yim) girlfriend of 26 years

2002 (Sina)

Wai Chi-Keung joined Hong Kong's national football team at 18 after graduating from high school. He played for South China AA and later Seiko Hong Kong and was nicknamed "Asia's No.1 Striker".
Wan was part of the Hong Kong team that beat the Beijing team in the Asian qualifiers for the 1986 World Cup -- angry Beijing soccer fans staged a post-match riot in what is now known as the "5.19 incident."

"Iron Head Kung Fu" (Sina)
With Alan Tam, Nat Chan (Sina)

With Nat Chan, Peter Wong Hing-Kwei, Alan Tam

Eric Tsang, Nat Chan, Shing Fui-On, Aaron Kwok among teammates

Worked with Sammo in Easter Condors
First film was with Chow Yun-Fat in Danny Lee's Heroic Cops

Opened Wannasports in 2000 specializing in golf sportswear
With shareholders Simon Yam, Sammo Hung and Mai Suet.
After only 9 months, 10 outlets were reduced to 3 and eventually completely closed.
Heroic Cops

Infernal Affairs

Golden goals by 'Asia's No.1 Striker' Wan Chi-Keung

Wan began his professional career as a striker and was a key player in the Hong Kong team for over a decade during the 1970s and 80s. He was a member of the Hong Kong teams which played in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 1977 and 1985, defeating Singapore and China respectively.

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