Mai Chao -

Mai Chao

Mai Chao
Personal information
Date of birth March 9, 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou Glorious (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1995 Guangzhou FC
National team
1986–1992 China 49 (16)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Guangzhou Apollo
2003–2005 Guangzhou Rizhiquan
2008 Shenzhen Xiangxue
2008–2011 Guangzhou U-17
2014 Guangdong Sunray Cave
2017 Hainan Seamen
2017– Guangzhou Glorious
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Mai Chao
Simplified Chinese麦超

Mai Chao (born on March 9, 1964 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese football coach and a former international football player. He spent his whole playing career for Guangzhou FC as an attacking left-back. After retiring, he moved into management, where he went on to manage Guangzhou twice as well as Shenzhen Xiangxue.


Playing career

Mai Chao spent his whole playing career with Guangzhou FC as an attacking left-back and saw the team rise through the Chinese pyramid before being called up to the Chinese national team where he would make his debut appearance against Italy in friendly on May 11, 1986 in a 2–0 defeat.[1] He would become a regular within the team and score his debut goal against Indonesia on August 25, 1986 in a 3–0 win before being called up to the Football at the 1986 Asian Games and then the 1988 AFC Asian Cup.[2] Unfortunately he was part of the squad that narrowly missed out of reaching the FIFA World Cup after losing the final group game to Qatar in the dying minutes during qualification. Mai, however would end his international career as the countries top goalscoring defender while also seeing Guangzhou move into full professionalism before he retired.

Management career

After retiring Mai would move into training and due to high regard within Guangzhou he would rejoin them in 1997 as their new manager. His time as manager was not successful and he was gone by the end of the 1998 league season, which also saw the club relegated after they finished bottom of the league.[3] Out of management he would go on to form a youth football school before Guangzhou once again asked for his services. This time he was asked to achieve promotion back into the top tier, however while his second reign was considerably more successful he was unlucky in achieving this goal in his first attempt when he narrowly missed out on promotion through head-to-head results with Henan in the 2003 league season.[4] Despite coming close through the next two seasons Guangzhou decided to allow Mai to leave, however he wouldn't have to wait long before he took a position at Shenzhen Xiangxue on January, 2007 where he was the Teams leader. This would later become Head coach on December 14 of the same year during the off season where during this period he took on the training sessions and lead the team out at the beginning of the 2008 Chinese Super League before his contracted finished and he left the club.[5]



Guangzhou FC


  1. ^ "China National Football Team Database – China PR 0–2 Italy" . 1986-05-11. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  2. ^ "China National Football Team Database – China PR 3–0 Indonesia" . 1986-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  3. ^ "China – List of Champions" . 21 Jun 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  4. ^ "China 2003" . 18 Apr 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  5. ^ "麦超|麦超数据|麦超资料|近况|进球|新闻|比赛-搜达足球网" . Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2010-08-03.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ma Lin
China national football team captain
Succeeded by
Ma Lin

Categories: 1964 births | Living people | Chinese footballers | Footballers from Guangzhou | Chinese football managers | Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. players | Footballers at the 1988 Summer Olympics | 1988 AFC Asian Cup players | Olympic footballers of China | China international footballers | Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. managers | Footballers at the 1986 Asian Games | Shenzhen F.C. managers | Footballers at the 1990 Asian Games | Association football defenders | Asian Games competitors for China

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