Cao Xiandong
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-08-19) 19 August 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Beijing, China
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Beijing Guoan
1998 Qingdao Etsong Hainiu 26 (6)
1999–2000 Beijing Kuanli 3 (0)
National team
1985 China Under-17 4 (1)
1992–1997 China 14 (2)
Teams managed
2007 Beijing BIT (Assist)
2008–2009 Beijing BIT
2010 Beijing Baxy&Shengshi
2011 Beijing Baxy
2012 Beijing Baxy
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:00, 8 Aug 2012 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:00, 8 Aug 2012 (UTC)

Cao Xiandong (Chinese:曹限东 born 19 August 1968) is a Chinese football coach and a former international Midfielder. In his career, he represented Beijing Guoan where he won two Chinese FA Cups along with Qingdao Etsong Hainiu and Beijing Kuanli. Internationally he played for the Chinese team that took part in the 1996 Asian Cup. Since retiring he moved into assistant management and then gained his first Head coaching position with Beijing BIT

Playing career

Cao Xiandong was considered a talented midfielder and was soon called up to the Chinese under-17 team that took part in the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship where China were knocked out in the quarter-finals to West Germany in a 4-2 defeat.[1] He eventually went on to graduate to the senior team of Beijing and once he started to become a regular he was given his debut for his country in a friendly against North Korea on August 31, 1992 in a 0-0 draw.[2] He soon established himself as a regular for the national team and went to the Football at the 1994 Asian Games where China came runners-up to Uzbekistan in a 4-2 defeat in the final.[3] Cao Xiandong soon gained his first piece of silverware when Beijing won the 1996 and then 1997 Chinese FA Cup.[4] After this success Cao Xiandong decided to join Qingdao Etsong Hainiu for a brief period before joining second-tier club Beijing Kuanli in 1999 where he soon ended his playing career with them.

Career statistics

International goals

Scores and results list China's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 October 1994 Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan  Yemen 4–0 4–0 1994 Asian Games
2. 11 October 1994 Bingo Athletic Stadium, Onomichi, Japan  Saudi Arabia 1–0 2–0 1994 Asian Games




Beijing Guoan




  1. ^ FIFA U-16 World Championship China PR 1985 Archived August 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine at 7 August 1985 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  2. ^ China PR 0-0 Korea DPR at 1992-08-31 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  3. ^ China PR 2-4 Uzbekistan at 1994-10-16 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  4. ^ China List of Cup Winners at 22 Oct 2009 Retrieved 2012-08-08
  5. ^ "Cao, Xiandong". National Football Teams. Retrieved 3 May 2017.