Hao Haidong (left) plays for Hong Kong when as a representative team takes on La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 as part of the Sars relief campaign. Photo: SCMP Hao Haidong (left) plays for Hong Kong when as a representative team takes on La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 as part of the Sars relief campaign. Photo: SCMP
Hao Haidong (left) plays for Hong Kong when as a representative team takes on La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 as part of the Sars relief campaign. Photo: SCMP

Chinese sports couple Hao Haidong and Ye Zhaoying face being wiped from record books after political appeal

  • Hao was the best known striker in China before his retirement in 2007 after playing in England with Sheffield United
  • Ye is a two-time badminton world champion and Sydney Olympics bronze medallist

Topic |   Chinese Football Association (CFA)
Hao Haidong (left) plays for Hong Kong when as a representative team takes on La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 as part of the Sars relief campaign. Photo: SCMP Hao Haidong (left) plays for Hong Kong when as a representative team takes on La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 as part of the Sars relief campaign. Photo: SCMP
Hao Haidong (left) plays for Hong Kong when as a representative team takes on La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 as part of the Sars relief campaign. Photo: SCMP
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