Qin Guorong

Qin Guorong (Chinese: 秦国荣; born 4 May 1961), commonly known as Townsend Qin, is a former Chinese footballer who played as a Midfielder for Shanghai and San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, while internationally he represented China in the 1984 Asian Cup.

Qin Guorong
Personal information
Full name 秦国荣
Date of birth (1961-05-04) 4 May 1961
Place of birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Shanghai
1989–1992 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks
National team
1983–1986 China 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

Qin started his football career when he played for the Shanghai youth team before he graduated to the senior Shanghai team in the 1979 season. Zeng Xuelin would include him in the Chinese national team squad that competed in the 1984 Asian Cup where China came runners-up.[1] He was subsequently dropped from the Chinese team by Gao Fengwen and Qin to moved to the United States in 1987.[2] In 1989, Qin signed with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the Western Soccer League.[3] In 1990, the WSL merged with the American Soccer League to form the American Professional Soccer League. Qin continued to play for the Blackhawks in the new league.[4] He was a 1990 and 1991 First Team All Star and continued to play for the Blackhawks through the 1992 season.

Career statistics


Year Competition Apps Goal
1983–1986 Friendly 11 2
1984 Great Wall Cup 2 0
1985 FIFA World Cup qualification 1 0
1986 Asian Games 2 1
Total 16 3


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