Chan Siu Ki
|Date of birth||14 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Fanling, Hong Kong|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Kitchee (Loan)||22||(17)|
|2012–2013||Guangdong Sunray Cave||28||(11)|
|2005–2009||Hong Kong U-23||16||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Chan Siu Ki (Chinese: 陳肇麒; Jyutping: can4 siu6 kei4, born 14 July 1985, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong footballer who plays as a striker for South China club. He is the all-time top scorer for the Hong Kong national football team with 34 goals. As he is capable of playing with either feet, he is sometimes tactically deployed as winger on either flanks. His pace and physical presence often give him advantages over other local players. His unique and effective play style is well known at an international level, and has greatly influenced many modern football players, namely spanish striker David Villa.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Political views
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Honours
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Chan Siu Ki was spotted by the management of Tai Po FC when he was playing amateur soccer. At that time, he was working in a store operated by his family. He was responsible for stock delivery and eventually he developed a strong physique. Chan Siu Ki played for Tai Po FC in the Hong Kong Third Division League. He was spotted by Rangers and joined them. However, he was almost immediately loaned and then sold to Kitchee SC and thus never played for Rangers.
At Kitchee, Chan Siu Ki was given opportunities and fully developed into a strong and pacy striker as the club employed a 4–3–3 playing system. As Chan Siu Ki continued to impress, he was called up to the Hong Kong team, as his physical presence and scoring record have been rare since the retirement of Au Wai Lun. Also, his physical strength allows him to do long throw in, which gives the team another attacking option. However, Chan Siu Ki was later involved in several disciplinary incidents at Kitchee SC and was suspended from playing duties by the club management.
At the end of 2007–08 season, he joined arch-rivals South China AA for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be a record-breaking sum, the former record being the HK$500,000 South China paid for Chan Wai Ho.
At South China, he inherited the no. 7 shirt vacated by Au Wai Lun. In the 2008–2009 season, he played on the right wing sometimes for South China as the centre forward position was often occupied by Detinho or Cacá.
In the 2009–10 season, with the signing of right winger Lee Wai Lim, Chan Siu Ki has been promised a return to his preferred centre forward position. His only competition comes from new signing Leandro Carrijo.
On 1 August 2009, at the Panasonic Invitation Cup, Chan Siu Ki scored the first goal in South China's 2–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur with an incredible dipping half-volley from 30 yards. Subsequently, after the two clubs forged a partnership, Chan Siu Ki joined the Spurs for a two-week trial at some point during December 2009.
Although his trial was terminated prematurely because Hong Kong U23 got into the final of the East Asian Games 2009, where he scored the crucial equaliser against Japan just minutes after coming on as a substitute at half time, Chan Siu Ki later revealed that the trial had benefited him a great deal, which included a special tutorial given by former England international Les Ferdinand and manager Harry Redknapp. He was ranked 63rd in IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year by International Federation of Football History & Statistics alongside with Eduardo Da Silva, Mario Gómez and Fernando Torres.
In the 2009 AFC Cup, Chan Siu Ki was red carded at the end of the quarter final first leg against Neftchi Farg'ona and was suspended for two games. He returned in the semi-final second leg to a packed Hong Kong Stadium, but was unable to help South China overturn a 1:2 deficit to Kuwait SC. The club eventually lost 1:3 and went out of the tournament.
On 30 January 2010, Chan Siu Ki scored a goal to help South China overturn a 0:2 deficit to win the 2009–10 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield by 4:2. Chan was the tournament's top scorer with 4 goals and he was also named the Best Player.
In the 2010–11 Hong Kong First Division League season, Chan Siu Ki scored against Sun Hei SC but was then involved with a collision with teammate Kwok Kin Pong, which resulted in a left knee ligament injury that sidelined him for a month.
Chan Siu Ki returned from injuries in November to score two goals for South China against arch rival Kitchee, but it was not enough as Kitchee won 4:3. On 2 February 2011, Chan scored two goals against Sun Hei SC to help South China win 3:2 and move back to the top of the league table.
In the 2011 AFC Cup, Chan Siu Ki scored the equalising goal, from a Mateja Kezman cross, for South China at home against Persipura Jayapura. In the away game to East Bengal FC, Chan Siu Ki was sent off after two bookable offences.
In May 2011, after teammate Kwok Kin Pong after he scored with a nice diving header in a Hong Kong FA Cup match between South China and Sun Hei SC, Chan Siu Ki rushed in to celebrate with him, but his slide did not stop in time and caught Kwok in the face. The video was posted on the internet and picked up by Yahoo!'s Dirty Tackle.
On 20 November 2011, Chan Siu Ki got involved in the scuffle in the match away to TSW Pegasus. In the confusion, Chan was seen on television to slap Karl Dodd. Dodd retaliated and punched Chan in the face, resulting in him rolling on the ground. Dodd was sent off but Chan only received a yellow card. Chan has since apologised on his Facebook account. Chan Siu Ki scored his first goal for South China of the season on 24 November when he headed in a cross from Kwok Kin Pong to help South China progress to the semi-final of the 2011–12 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield by beating Sham Shui Po SA by 2–1 (aggregate 3–2). Chan Siu Ki only received a warning letter and escaped punishment from HKFA's disciplinary committee for his altercation with Karl Dodd, he himself was surprised by the verdict. In the midst of his second smoking scandal in 4 months, South China AA Football Team's chairman Steven Lo announced on his official blog on 23 May 2012 that Chan Siu Ki's contract has been terminated by the club.
Guangdong Sunray Cave
On 10 July 2012, Chan Siu Ki announced that he had joined China League One club Guangdong Sunray Cave for an 12-month contract. On 11 August 2012, he scored his first goal in China League One in the match between Guangdong Sunray Cave and Chengdu Blades, where Guangdong Sunray Cave lost to Chengdu Blades 1–2.
Chan Siu Ki has represented Hong Kong at both senior and U-23 international levels. He has scored 13 goals in 16 games for the U-23 side. While at full international level he has been capped 52 times by Hong Kong and he has scored 34 goals.
Hong Kong U23
Chan was urgently recalled by the Hong Kong national under-23 football team from Tottenham Hotspur for the final of 2009 East Asian Games on 12 December 2009. He arrived just before the match and was called into play at half-time. Two minutes after half-time, he equalised for Hong Kong. He also scored a penalty in the penalty shootout a.e.t, helping Hong Kong to their first international football tournament title.
On 4 October 2011, Chan Siu Ki scored the first goal in Hong Kong's 6–0 win over Chinese Taipei in the 2011 Long Teng Cup. Hong Kong thus successfully defended the trophy. Chan Siu Ki also won the Most Valuable Player award.
In 2009, soon after his move to South China and subsequent success with Hong Kong U23, he became a celebrity in Hong Kong. His love life became a matter of interest to the local paparazzi. He was rumoured to be two-timing after pictures of him and TVB actress Helen Lee was leaked on the internet. But he denied it. He claimed he broke up with Lee in August and went back with Natalie in October.
He appeared on the government's television advertisement for the 2012 Legislative Council election reforms, in which he urged people to take their opportunity if they want to score a goal. The advertisement attracted a barrage of criticism for him on South China's official blog. Chan explained through his management company that he has no political views and he would not persuade people to support or oppose the LegCo reforms. He only accepted the invitation to appear in the advert due to the government's sincerity and he received no payment.
With South China:
- 2008–09, 2009–10
With Hong Kong:
- 2009 East Asian Games Football Event: Gold
- Hong Kong First Division League Best Young Player: 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
- Hong Kong First Division League Best Eleven Squad: 2008–09
- East Asian Football Championship semi-final Competition Top Scorer: 2009
- Hong Kong FA Cup Top Soccer: 2008–09
- Hong Kong Senior Shield Player of the Tournament: 2009–10
- Hong Kong Senior Shield Top Scorer: 2009–10
- MVP of Long Teng Cup: 2011
Updated 5 March 2014
Updated 19 June 2013
Under-23 International career
Updated 9 January 2010
- Tottenham Hotspur fall to South China defeat. The Guardian 2 August 2009
- Spurs set to take Hong Kong international Chan Siu-ki on trial Daily Mail. By SIMON JONES. Last updated at 9:29 AM on 5 November 2009.
- Spurs set to take Hong Kong international Chan Siu Ki on trial
- (traditional Chinese (HK))無敵陳七連中三元 Sing Tao Daily. 16 December 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))南華誓打甩陳肇麒紅牌 Apple Daily. 17 September 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))越位詐糊飲恨 羅傑承轟西亞球證 Ming Pao (Sina.com.hk) 22 October 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七大四喜南華6:2炒愉園 Apple Daily. 25 January 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))下半場連入 4球 南華後上捧銀牌 Apple Daily. 31 January 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七︰原本諗住倒掛 o架 Apple Daily. 31 January 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))足球 陳肇麒足踝生骨刺 Apple Daily. 5 May 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))1:3不敵阿爾利化 南華亞協夢碎 Wen Wei Po. 12 May 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))左膝韌帶撕裂唞 1月 陳七緣盡亞運 Apple Daily. 16 October 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))傑志擒南華再做「一哥」 Hong Kong Daily News. November 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳肇麒梅開二度險勝晨曦 Ming Pao. 3 February 2011.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))亞 協 盃 南 華 1:1 逼 和 印 尼 佩 西 普 拉 Radio Television Hong Kong. 2 March 2011.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))南華 飛馬亞協兩重天 Wen Wei Po. 27 April 2011.
- DTotD: Celebrating a teammate’s goal by slide tackling his face By Brooks Peck. Yahoo! Fri 20 May, 12:01pm.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七知衰社交網站道歉 http://paper.wenweipo.com. 23 November 2011.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七開齋破深水埗 Apple Daily. 25 November 2011.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))不獲足總追罰 陳七感意外 Wen Wei Po. 14 December 2011.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))南華與陳肇麒解約 Steven Lo's Blog. 22 May 2012.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))港足奪金吐氣揚眉 Oriental Daily. 13 December 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七高叫：我唔係球星 Oriental Daily. 1 January 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))盧均宜 頂替陳七戰亞運 Apple Daily. 26 October 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))東亞足球錦標賽外圍賽 香港12:0大破關島 Radio Television Hong Kong. 27 August 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))港足打和大馬 Ta Kung Pao. 4 June 2011.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))龍騰盃冧莊！香港隊好波！ Oriental Daily. 5 October 2011.
- High five heralds start of a new era South China Morning Post. SOCCER. By Chan Kin-wa. 1 March 2012.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七：沒一腳踏兩船 Ming Pao. (Sina.com.hk) 17 December 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))李綺雯陳肇麒火速玩完 Oriental Daily. 1 December 2009.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))陳肇麒：不游說他人撐政改 Ming Pao. (by Sina.com.hk) 9 June 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))代言運動品牌滿意酬勞 陳七內褲照贈黃婉曼 Headline News. 6 October 2010.
- Profile at HKFA.com
- Profile at doha-2006.com
- The complication of Chan Siu Ki
- Chan Siu Ki at National-Football-Teams.com
- BMA Football Star (Chinese)