RU Soccer Selected

Update : January 11, 2021

The list is not exhaustive.

  • Aung Khin
  • B. Singh
  • Ba Maung
  • Chan Tha
  • Hla Aye
  • Htay Aung
  • Jimmy Sein
  • Kenneth Shein
  • Khin Maung Myint (1954 team)
  • Khin Maung Myint (John Tint, RIT)
  • Khin Pe Gyi
  • Kyaw Htin (RIT)
  • Kyaw Sint (RIT)
  • Kyi Gwan
  • Mahindar Singh
  • Maung Maung (more than one)
  • Maung Maung Gyi
  • Maung Pyone
  • Myo Kyi
  • Nay Win (Collegian, Pa Pu)
  • Ngwe Gaing
  • Pe Thein
  • Pway Ain
  • Soe Myint (more than one)
  • Soe Myint Lwin (RIT)
  • Than Win
  • Tin Aung
  • Tint Lwin
  • Tun Kyi
  • Win Maung Tun

RU First Eleven Football Team

Photos provided by Pearl Shein (Pale, M.Sc. Computer Science)

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  • Won the Senior Second Division in 1953 – 54
  • Team Captain : Tun Kyi
  • Members include Collegian Nay Win, Jimmy Sein and Kenneth Shein
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Kenneth Shein heading the winning goal
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Kenneth Shein (Railways Officer)
  • Kenneth Shein played for Railways and Burma Selected.
    He served as Chief Transportation Officer.
    Sadly passed away in 1987.
  • Kenneth Shein has five children.
    Khine Min Shein and Nilar Shein live in Yangon.
  • Kathleen Shein (Kenneth’s spouse) live in Singapore with Pearl Shein, Yadana Shein and Nyan Min Shein.

Tun Kyi

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Captain of the RU First Eleven that won the Senior Second Division in 1953 – 1954.
  • Joined Burma Railways.
  • Burma selected in soccer.

Nay Win

  • Wanted to join his friends Tun Kyi and Kenneth Shein at Burma Railways, but he was having fun with his mentor, who took him in.
  • One day, Saya Nyein was approached by U Chin Sein (Shwe Nyar Maung) and his team planning to make the movie “Collegian”, which was based on the novel by Zawana (U Thein) and on the true life story of some Kyaung Pyaws (e.g. Arthur Tin).
  • To distinguish from Tekkatho Nay Win and British Burma Nay Win, he used Nay Win (B.A.) for the movie.
  • Turned out to be a natural, and the rest is history.
  • Due to the success of the movie, he became known as Collegian Nay Win.

U Aye (M62, HIC/FAO/UN (Retired)) wrote :

Htay Aung ( better known as Pway Ain in his playing days), was selected to play for Rangoon University XI. during 1949-50. He continued to play for another five years. During his last years he stayed in Saya Nyein’s room (warden room), together with Ko Nay Win (collegian). He was from St Patrick’s HS , Moulmein.

B. Singh, RU selected goalkeeper, in the 1960s, was a Tennasserim division player. He was from St. Patrick’s HS, Moulmein. He was my classmate at St. Pat., and younger brother of S.Mahindar (victorious Prome Hall football team).

Soe Myint, RU XI Captain in the 1960s, was from St. Patrick’s HS, Moulmein and Tenasserim division player. He was about three years junior to me.

Ngwe Gaing , RU XI, selected from 1958, was from Morton Lane Judson HS, Moulmein. My classmate at Moulmein college and was also a Burma selected youth player.

Hla Aye (M 59), RU XI,Captain 1958-59, was from Moulmein. He was aslo the Captain of Prome hall and Moulmein district volleyball team. My senior colleague at Prome Hall 1958-59. We were together in Laos on different FAO/UN program.

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