Asian Players in Europe 1900-1960


1912

Paulino Alcántara (b. October 7, 1896 in Iloilo, Philippines) – Philippines/Spain

Position: Forward

Playing Career:
1912-16  Barcelona (Spain)
1916-18  Bohemians Manila (Phillpines)
1918-27  Barcelona (Spain)

Holds the record for most goals for Barcelona with 374 goals in 375 games

Alcántara played for both the national teams of the Philippines and Spain. 

1929

Hossein Sadaghiani (b.1903 in Tehran) - Iran

Position: Forward

Playing Career:
1929-30 CS Marchienne-Monceau (Belgium)
1930-31	Royal Charleroi Sporting Club (Belgium) 23/14
1931-32	Royal Charleroi Sporting Club (Belgium) 22/13
1932-33 Royal Charleroi Sporting Club (Belgium) 0/0
1933-34 Royal Charleroi Sporting Club (Belgium) 9/7
1935-36 Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey)

1933

Frank Soo (b. March 8, 1914 in Buxton) – China/England

Full Name: Hong Wong Soo
Position: Forward

Playing Career:
1933-41 Stoke City (England)
1944-45	Leicester City (England)
1945-47 Luton Town (England)

Also played for Reading and Chelmsford City

Frank, whose father was Chinese and mother English, played for 
England during World War II in games which are not recognised 
by the England FA.

1936

Mohammed Salim (b.1904 in Calcutta, West Bengal) - India

Full Name: Mohammed Abdul-Salim Bachi Khan
Position: Midfielder

Playing Career:
19??-36 Mohammedan Sporting Club (India)
1936    Glasgow Celtic FC (Scotland)
1936-?? Mohammedan Sporting Club (India)

Season 1936/1937

Appearances for Glasgow Celtic FC - Scotland

1936

??     Hamilton Academical	H	Won	5-1 (1)
28 Aug Gaston			A	Lost	7-1

1955

Youra Eshaya (b. 1933 in Iran) – Iraq

Position: Forward

Playing Career: 
1948-49- RAF Levy Civilian
1949-54- RAF Employees’ (Assyrian) Club
1954-55- Bristol Rovers Colts (England)    22/3 – 1/0
         Bristol Rovers reserves (England)  2/0
1955-56- Bristol Rovers Colts (England)     4/1
1955-71- Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

1960

Cheung Chi Doy (b. July 30, 1941 in Hong Kong) – Hong Kong/Nationalist
                                                                  China (Taiwan)
Position: Forward

Playing Career:
1957-60 Tung Wah (Hong Kong)
1960-61 Blackpool FC (England)		   1/0
	Blackpool FC Reserves (England)	  26/14
1961-62 Blackpool FC (England)		   1/1
	Blackpool FC Reserves (England)	  17/9
1970-71	Jardine SC (Hong Kong)

Season 1960/1961

Appearances for Blackpool FC - England

1961
14 Jan	Wolverhampton		H	Abandoned after 9 mins
?? Jan	Bolton Wanderers	H	Lost	1-3

Season 1961/1962

Appearances for Blackpool FC - England

1961
25 Nov	Sheffield Wednesday	H	Lost	1-3 (1)


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