Lin Lefeng

Lin Lefeng (Chinese: 林乐丰; pinyin: Lín Lèfēng; born October 16, 1955 in Dalian, Liaoning) is a former Chinese international football player. Since retiring he has worked for a number of Chinese football clubs where he has served as a coach, manager, general manager. Currently he is the chairman of China League One club Dalian Yifang.

Lin Lefeng
Personal information
Full name 林乐丰
Date of birth (1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth Dalian, Liaoning, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 10.9 in)
Playing position(s) Former Defender
Youth career
1972–1973 Liaoning F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1977 Liaoning F.C.
1986 Shenyang Army
National team
1977–1985 China 63 (3)
Teams managed
1999 Chongqing Hongyan
2000 Zhejiang Lücheng Team leader/ Coach
2004 Dalian Shide (caretaker)
2006 Dalian Shide (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Lin Lefeng started his football career with Liaoning F.C. before being called up to the Chinese national team where he would establish himself within squad by playing a vital part during the Football at the 1978 Asian Games where he aided the team to a third-place finish.[1] A firm regular within the national team for the next several years his greatest achievement came when he aided the team to a runners-up position at the 1984 AFC Asian Cup where China lost to Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the final.[2] His international career, however would end with great disappointment when China lost 2-1 to Hong Kong in a vital qualifier for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which knocked China out of the qualification.[3] Lin Lefeng would then move to the Shenyang Army football team before he would end his playing career.

Management careerEdit

After his retirement from playing Lin Lefeng would move to Italy to study for his coaching badges before returning to China when in 1998 he would take the management position offered at second tier club Chongqing Hongyan. His reign at leading the club throughout the 1999 league season would turn out to be a disaster when saw the team relegated at the end of the season and he would be dismissed for his poor record at the end of the season.[4] He would take a position as a team leader and coach at the newly formed Zhejiang Lücheng for a short period, however it was when he was offered a position upstairs at Dalian Shide as the Deputy general manager did he actually achieve success, winning promotion after promotion until he became the Vice President of the club. Leaving after seven years he would return to Zhejiang Lücheng where he was given the Deputy general manager position before being promoted to the General manager. One of his first moves would be to hire Zhou Suian as the club's permanent manager, however this turned out be an unsuccessful move and Zhou was sacked with Lin Lefeng during the 2009 league season after a string of unsuccessful results. During 2010 Lin would return to his hometown club of Liaoning when he was offered the chance to become the club's Vice President. At the beginning of 2016, Lin Lefeng became the chairman of Dalian Transcendence, a newly founded club promoted from China League Two. On July 5, 2016, Lin Lefeng was announced as the new chairman of Dalian Yifang, replacing Shi Xueqing.


  1. ^ "Asian Games 1978". 4 Jan 2000. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  2. ^ "Asian Cup 1984 Singapore > Match schedule". Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  3. ^ "China National Football Team Database - China PR 1-2 Hong Kong". 1985-05-19. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  4. ^ "China 1999". 2001-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-03.

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