Bad news!Seven Chinese football legends have passed away in 2021, including one at the age of 48
Yao Mingfu, a famous soccer player from Sichuan and Chongqing, died at the age of 81 at 1 am on Jan 29, according to an obituary issued by Chengdu Chengdu Football Club.Yao mingfu is not well known nationwide, but he is well known in Sichuan and Chongqing, and almost everyone in the football field has heard of him.Yao mingfu has been involved in youth training for nearly 40 years and has cultivated many outstanding young talents. His son Yao Xia was once a national football player.It is worth mentioning that in 2021, this is the seventh national football team famous star to die, the previous six are: Chi Shangbin, Gai Zengjun, Li Yuankui, Wang Suisheng, Tian Fengsheng, and only 48 years old Zhang Enhua.It is understood that Yao Mingfu has been ill in hospital for a long time, his son Yao Xia was preparing for the super playoff with Chengdu Chengdu, work is very busy.Yao Xia often just finished the club’s work, immediately rushed to chongqing hometown to visit his father in the hospital, so he also missed chengdu Chengdu Chengdu chengdu super super first round of competition, but Chengdu Chengdu chengdu smoothly rushed into the super, did not let Yao Xia’s hard work in vain.Earlier, Yao xia said in an interview that he wanted to stay in hospital during the Spring Festival in order to take care of his father, but the don didn’t make it through the year.Yao mingfu was born in 1941. At the age of 18, he entered Chongqing Sports Team and was chosen to sichuan team because of his outstanding performance.However, the development of chongqing and Sichuan football in that era was not good, Yao mingfu’s career does not have many memories to write about.In the early 1970s, Yao mingfu hung up his boots and became a coach, just to catch up with the professional development of Chongqing football team, he directly entered the coach of Chongqing Team.Unlike many coaches, Yao attaches great importance to youth training from the very beginning. When he was coaching Chung Qing, he actively explored young players and helped the team establish a sound talent development system.Yao later worked as a manager of the Sichuan and Chongqing football associations, making great contributions to the development of local football.It is worth mentioning that Yao Mingfu is one of the earliest senior football coaches in China. Under his personal promotion, Sichuan women’s football team achieved leapfrog development from scratch. In the early 1980s, Sichuan women’s football team shone across the country, and Yao Mingfu was the main behind-the-scenes hero.The death of Yao mingfu, who worked in youth training for nearly 40 years and was regarded as a leading figure in Sichuan and Chongqing, is a major loss for Chinese soccer. He often provided valuable advice in retirement to help local teams develop young talent.Under the influence of Yao Mingfu, Yao Xia had an indisable bond with football since he was young. His career was more successful than his father’s. He was not only the absolute main force of the Blades League, but also selected to the Chinese men’s football team in the early 1990s.However, due to injuries, Yao’s national team career was not very smooth, but he did participate in the Asian Games in the late 1990s.After milu coached the team, Yao Xia was also selected into the Chinese men’s football team, it can be seen that he was in the Chinese football world at that time, the strength can not be underestimated.After retirement, Yao Xia chose to join the club’s management team. Now, he has served as the senior executive of Chengdu Du For nearly 10 years. He also played an important role in leading the team into the Chinese Super League.