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Timeline traces highlights of Sino-UK soccer cooperation

By Sun Xiaochen ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-10-24 08:08:48

1997: Former England international Bobby Houghton became the first Briton to be appointed head coach of the Chinese national team.

1999: Manchester United, one of the most popular clubs in Europe, made its first preseason tour in China. Alex Ferguson's side played a friendly with Shanghai Shenhua FC.

2002: Sun Jihai became the first Chinese player to debut in the English Premier League and the first to score a goal while playing for Manchester City.

Timeline traces highlights of Sino-UK soccer cooperation

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