Guinness World Records has just confirmed that Ms. Chan Yuen-ting, the coach of Eastern Football Team in Hong Kong, is the First female football (soccer) coach to win a top-flight men's championship.
Chan Yuen certificate presentation
Since she was named the coach of Eastern in December 2015, Ms Chan's team has lost only one of fifteen games played and won the championship with a game to spare.
After beating South China at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground in Hong Kong with a score of 2-1, Eastern had their first championship win in 21 years.
Chan Yuen Eastern Football Team
Oh hearing about her incredible record, 27-year-old Ms. Chan said: “It’s my honor to win this title. Thanks for the great support from society and industries. I will continue trying my best to spur the development of football in Hong Kong.”
Rowan Simons, President of Guinness World Records Greater China, said: “Congratulations to Ms. Chan. She has created a historic moment in football and we hope her success will encourage many more women to participate at all levels. ”