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Soh Chin Aun

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Years  Team
Name  Soh Aun
1970–1980  Selangor FA
Role  Football player
1981–1983  Malacca FA
Playing position  Defender

Soh Chin Aun Soh Chin Aun at Munich Olympic Games 1972 House of Ideas

Date of birth  (1950-07-28) 28 July 1950 (age 65)
Place of birth  Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia

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Datuk Soh Chin Aun (simplified Chinese: 苏进安; traditional Chinese: 蘇進安; pinyin: Sū Jìn'ān; born 28 July 1950) is a Malaysian national football player from Malacca alongside the late Mokhtar Dahari and R. Arumugam. He was affectionately known as Tauke or Towkay (English: Boss) by his teammates and fans.


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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 Olympics. However, because of his contribution for helping Malaysia to qualify for 1980 Olympics, he was awarded Ahli Mangku Negara by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Soh Chin Aun At the Gallery Sultan of Selangor Cup 2012 Team

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 became part of the AFC Century Club.

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He once tried to make it in politics by contesting to be the Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka representing Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) of Barisan Nasional (BN) in 1986 but he suffered a defeat of 17,606 votes to Lim Guan Eng of Democratic Action Party (DAP).

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He was appointed as the chairman of the referees’ committee on 13 March 2007. He was the manager of Malaysia national football team from 2007 until 2009.

Although not recognised internationally, his claims of 324 international appearances for his country make him arguably the most capped international player in the world.

In 2016, he made a cameo appearance in Ola Bola as Chow Kok Keong, a character based on himself in the 1980 Moscow Olympics qualification campaign.

Maxis speaks with malaysian football hero dato soh chin aun


Selangor FA
  • Malaysia Cup:
  • Malacca FA
  • Malaysian League
  • International

  • Pestabola Merdeka
  • Jakarta Anniversary Tournament
  • SEA Games
  • Asian Games
  • Individual

  • All-Star Team AFC Asian Cup: 1980
  • AFC Century Award: 1999
  • Asian Football Hall of Fame: 2014
  • Orders

  • – Order of the Defender of the Realm
  • References

    Soh Chin Aun Wikipedia