- Gordon Chin
For other people named Gordon Chin, see Gordon Chin (disambiguation).
Gordon Chin Personal information Date of birth March 26, 1983 Place of birth Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Playing position Midfielder Youth career 1999–2001 Portsmouth Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2003 Vancouver Whitecaps 14 (0) 2004 Edmonton Aviators 25 (3) 2004–2005 Halifax Town 9 (1) 2006 Toronto Lynx 24 (0) 2006–2007 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 17 (1) 2007 Charleston Battery 27 (2) 2008–2009 Yantai Yiteng 10 (0) 2009 Vancouver Whitecaps 25 (1) 2009 → Whitecaps Residency (loan) 1 (2) National team‡ 2001–2003 Canada U-19 10 (1) 2002–2003 Canada U-20 21 (1) 2002–2003 Canada U-23 4 (1) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2009
Gordon Chin (simplified Chinese: 陈珩琛; traditional Chinese: 陳珩琛; pinyin: Chén Héngchēn; born March 26, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player who most recently played for Vancouver Whitecaps of USSF Division 2.
Primarily a midfielder, Chin has played professionally in Canada, England, the United States and China, and has represented Canada internationally at various youth levels, including at the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Chin began his career with Portsmouth, but he never played a senior game for the team; he began his professional career in 2003 with the Vancouver Whitecaps, where he played 16 games and failed to score a goal. In 2004 Chin signed with new expansion side Edmonton Aviators, where he scored three goals and one assist for in 25 matches, ranked second behind Jordan Graves.
When the Aviators folded, Chin signed with Halifax Town of the Conference National in November 2004, where he played nine games and scored a single goal before being released in April 2005.
On April 27, 2006 the Toronto Lynx announced the signing of Chin along with Rick Titus, and Osni Neto. Though the Lynx failed to qualify for the play-offs he contributed by helping his team to a team-record undefeated streak at home to 10 games and reach the final of the Open Canada Cup which they lost 2–0 against Ottawa St. Anthony Italia.
When the 2006 season ended the Lynx organization decided for financial reasons to drop two divisions down to the USL Premier Development League, making him a free agent to sign with Charleston Battery. He played indoor soccer for the Baltimore Blast for the MISL's 2006-07 season. In March 2008, he transferred to China, his grandfather's motherland, and signed with Yantai Yiteng of the China Jia League. On 23 April 2009, Chin returned to the Vancouver Whitecaps, signing a one-year contract with the team.
Chin has represented Canada internationally as a member of the under-20 and under-23 teams. He was a member and co-captain of the Canada under-20 squad that qualified for the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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- ^ Three high profile players ink with Lynx
- ^ Open Canada Cup Final between Toronto Lynx and Ottawa St Anthony’s Italia
- ^ Baltimore Blast All Time Roster
- ^ Chin returns to hometown Whitecaps
Canada squad – 2003 FIFA World Youth ChampionshipCategories:
- 1983 births
- Living people
- Association football midfielders
- Baltimore Blast (2001–2008 MISL) players
- California Cougars players
- Canadian expatriate soccer people in the United States
- Canadian expatriate soccer players
- Canadian expatriate sportspeople in the United Kingdom
- Canadian expatriates in China
- Canadian futsal players
- Canadian soccer players
- Canadian sportspeople of Chinese descent
- Canadian people of Scottish descent
- Charleston Battery players
- Conference National players
- Expatriate footballers in China
- Expatriate footballers in England
- Halifax Town A.F.C. players
- Major Indoor Soccer League (2001–2008) players
- People from Burnaby
- Soccer people from British Columbia
- Toronto Lynx (USL First Division) players
- USL A-League players
- USL First Division players
- USL Premier Development League players
- Vancouver Whitecaps (USL A-League) players
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC players
- Vancouver Whitecaps Residency players
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