Cheng Siu Chung
Cheng Sin Siu Chung (Chinese: 鄭兆聰; Cantonese Yale: Jehng Siuhchūng; born 29 September 1972 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong football manager and former player. He last managed Hong Kong Premier League club Southern.
Cheng Siu Chung in 2011
|Full name||Cheng Sin Siu Chung|
|Date of birth||29 September 1972|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Position(s)||Sriker / Defender|
|1993–1994||→ Happy Valley (loan)|
|1988–1991||Costa Rica U20|
|2009–2015||Kitchee (assistant manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cheng moved to Costa Rica when he was 8 years old along with his parents and sister, and is fluent in Spanish and English as well as his native Cantonese. His father, Cheng Kwok Kan, was a famous footballer in Hong Kong who played for Happy Valley before moving to Costa Rica. Cheng Siu Chung started his career in Costa Rica where he also represented Costa Rica for the youth level.
In 1994, Alajuelense sold Cheng to Eastern for a then record transfer fee of HK$234,000. It has been the highest transfer fee record in Hong Kong First Division League. The record stood until 2007 when South China bought Chan Wai Ho from Hong Kong Rangers by HK$400,000.
On 7 May 2015, Kitchee announced on Facebook that Cheng had been hired by Southern as their new manager after the district club announced that they would seek a license to compete in the 2015-16 Hong Kong Premier League.
After five seasons, Cheng departed Southern on 16 March 2020 after a falling out with Southern's upper management. He failed to win any trophies for Southern during his spell with the club.
- Liga FPD: 1991, 1992
- South China
- Hong Kong First Division: 1999–2000
- Hong Kong Senior Shield: 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02
- Hong Kong FA Cup: 1998–99, 2001–02
- Happy Valley
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- "傑志放人！鄭兆聰下季教南區". on.cc. Retrieved 7 May 2015. (in Chinese)
- Yuen, Chi Ho. "南區兩連敗兼失9球 鄭兆聰：要求全勝並不公平". HK01. Retrieved 16 March 2020. (in Chinese)