Festus Baise

Festus Baise (Chinese: 法圖斯; born 11 April 1980) is a former Nigerian-born Hong Kong professional footballer who played as a centre back.

Festus Baise
法圖斯
Festus Baise.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-04-11) 11 April 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Mutual
2005 South China 6 (1)
2005–2014 Citizen 151 (24)
2014–2015 Pegasus 16 (4)
2015 Eastern 5 (1)
2016–2019 Guizhou Hengfeng 87 (10)
National team
2015–2019 Hong Kong 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 September 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019
Festus Baise
Traditional Chinese法圖斯
Simplified Chinese法图斯

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Festus Baise was born in Lagos, Nigeria and was advised to go to Hong Kong and have tryouts with top tier clubs Happy Valley and Sun Hei. He would receive an offer from second tier club Mutual where he started his football career in the 2004–05 league season.[1] Baise would join top tier club South China half way through the season and played in six games, scoring one goal.[2]

CitizenEdit

On 16 December 2011, Baise scored an own goal, described as a reverse scorpion kick, past his goalkeeper Tse Tak Him in a 3–2 win over Sun Hei in the league match. It was selected as the 5th best own goal of all time by the Daily Telegraph's Steve Wilson.[3]

On 21 March 2012, Baise struck a last-minute winner as Citizen edged out Myanmar's Yangon United 2–1 at Mongkok Stadium to record a first win of the 2012 AFC Cup campaign in Group G.[4]

Guizhou HengfengEdit

On 13 December 2015, Chinese club Guizhou Hengfeng signed Baise, citing his performances against China in two matches during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[5]

On 1 March 2018, Guizhou announced that Baise had signed a new contract through the end of 2019.[6] He left the club after his contract expired.

International careerEdit

Baise was born in Nigeria, and is of Ghanaian descent.[7] In December 2012, Baise confirmed that he had applied to the Hong Kong Immigration Department for naturalisation as a Chinese citizen.[8] He was granted the Hong Kong SAR Passport on 7 March 2015 and Baise made his international debut for Hong Kong against Guam on 28 March 2015.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 31 December 2019.[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mutual 2004–05 Hong Kong Second Division League - - - -
South China 2004–05 Hong Kong First Division League 6 1 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 6 1
Citizen 2005–06 19 4 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 19 4
2006–07 17 4 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 17 4
2007–08 24 1 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 24 1
2008–09 21 2 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 21 2
2009–10 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 5 0
2010–11 15 2 0 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 15 2
2011–12 16 4 1 0 2 2 6 1 0[a] 0 25 7
2012–13 18 5 1 0 0 0 - 7[a] 2 26 7
2013–14 16 2 2 0 0 0 - 0[a] 0 18 2
Total 151 24 4 0 2 2 6 1 7 2 170 29
Pegasus 2014–15 Hong Kong Premier League 16 4 0 0 3 1 - 2[b] 1 21 6
Eastern 2015–16 5 1 0 0 1 0 - 1[a] 0 7 1
Guizhou Hengfeng 2016 China League One 28 6 0 0 - - - 28 6
2017 Chinese Super League 23 3 0 0 - - - 23 3
2018 14 0 0 0 - - - 14 0
2019 China League One 22 1 0 0 - - - 22 1
Total 87 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 10
Career total 265 40 4 0 6 3 6 1 10 3 291 47
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Appearances in Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
  2. ^ One appearance in Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield, One appearance and one goal in AFC Cup Play-off

InternationalEdit

As of 11 June 2019.
National team Year Apps Goals
Hong Kong 2015 10 0
2016 6 0
2017 5 0
2018 6 2
2019 1 0
Total 28 2

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Hong Kong's goal tally first.[2]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 October 2018 Wibawa Mukti Stadium, Cikarang, Indonesia   Indonesia 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 16 November 2018 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan   Mongolia 4–1 5–1 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Citizen
Eastern

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Festus Baise". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Festus Baise". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ Top 10 own goals of all time By Steve Wilson. Daily Telegraph. 20 December 2011.
  4. ^ Citizen 2–1 Yangon United The-AFC.com. 21 March 2012.
  5. ^ Man, Sum Tak. "東方大勝元朗歡送楊正光 法圖斯加盟中甲貴州". Sports Road. Retrieved 13 December 2015. (in Chinese)
  6. ^ Mak, King Zi. "法圖斯續約貴州恆豐至2019年底". Sports Road. Retrieved 1 March 2018. (in Chinese)
  7. ^ "域陀摩西斯無礙捧尼日利亞封王". Hong Kong Jockey Club. 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  8. ^ "申請入籍". Apple Daily. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  9. ^ "法图斯". sodasoccer (in Chinese).

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