Hong Yuanshuo, Football player and coach, Dies at 67

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Dead, Hong Yuanshuo, born March 31, 1948 and died August 1, 2015, he was a Chinese football manager and a former player.

Throughout his playing career he spent all of it with Beijing where he won the 1973 league title with them.

Since retiring he would move into scouting before moving into management with third tier club Beijing Kuanli in 1997.

By 2009 he would return to his former club as a manager to aid them in their successful push for the 2009 Chinese Super League title.
At the early 70s, Yuanshuo joined Beijing football team. He played for winger and became the team captain.

In 1973, Hong selected by head coach Nian Weisi into the China national football team.
After he retired he was worked in the youth team of Beijing from 1980.

In that years he scouts many important player of Beijing Guoan and national team, including Gao Feng, Cao Xiandong, Deng Lejun, Tao Wei and Huang Bowen.
Yuanshuo was appointed the manager of China League Two club Beijing Kuanli in the 1997 league season.

Under Hong Yuanshuo, Beijing Kuanli had successfully promotion to Chinese Jia-B League.
After round 23 of the 2009 league season Yuanshuo was appointed as caretaker manager of Beijing Guoan who required a manager after Lee Jang-Soo left.

Finally, Beijing Guoan won the championship of China Super League 2009 without losing any games from round 24 to 30.

At the beginning of season 2010, Hong officially appointed head coach of Beijing Guoan.

Hong Yuanshuo a Chinese football player and coach died August 1, 2015 at the early age of 71.

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