Zhang Xianyuan

Biographical information

Full nameZhang•Xianyuan
Used nameZhang•Xianyuan
Name orderOriental
Original name张•显元
Other namesTio Hian-Gwan, 張顯元
Born24 June 1911 in Surabaya (INA)
Measurements168 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsTionghoa, Surabaya (INA)
NOC People's Republic of China


Zhang Xianyuan was born on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies. He played right inside forward and right midfielder for a team of local overseas Chinese. At the 1934 Far Eastern Games, he represented the Dutch East Indies, beating defending champions Japan with a 7-1 landslide victory. In this match Zhang Xianyuan scored a hat-trick and was later selected for the Chinese team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He did not get a chance to play in Berlin, however, but became the only Chinese football international to represent two countries internationally . After the Olympics, Zhang Xianyuan became a substitute for Li Huitang with the South China Athletic Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Football (Football) CHN Zhang Xianyuan
Football, Men (Olympic) China DNS