Cheng Lai Hin

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Cheng Lai Hin
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Personal information
Full name English: Cheng Lai Hin Michael
Traditional Chinese: 鄭禮騫
Date of birth (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
South China
Number 31
Youth career
Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Hong Kong 08 ? (?)
2004– Kitchee ? (?)
2005 Xiangxue (loan) ? (?)
2005–2006 Hong Kong 08 (loan) ? (2)
2006–2007 HKFC (loan) 6 (4)
2010– South China 23 (4)
National team
Hong Kong U-23
2010– Hong Kong 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 October 2011
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheng.

Cheng Lai Hin Michael (born (1986-03-31)31 March 1986), commonly known as Cheng Lai Hin (Chinese: 鄭禮騫; Jyutping: zeng6 lai5 hin1), is a Hong Kong footballer who plays as a striker for South China.

Career[edit]

Kitchee[edit]

Cheng Lai Hin signed for Kitchee when he was only 18.

Cheng Lai Hin was one of the torch bearers for Hong Kong for the 2008 Olympic torch relay in the SAR.[1][2]

On 29 November 2008, in the 2008-09 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield semi-final, Cheng Lai Hin came on as a substitute and scored Kitchee's second goal, but Kitchee still lost to Sun Hei SC.[3]

On 31 May 2010, in the 2010 Singapore Cup, Cheng Lai Hin scored at the 111-minute, from a Lo Kwan Yee corner against Beijing Guoan Talent. His goal helped Kitchee win the match 2:1 and proceed to the quarter finals.[4]

South China[edit]

On 8 June 2010, Cheng Lai Hin signed for South China in 2010, following the footsteps of Chan Siu Ki. He left Kitchee because coach Josep Gombau did not think he fitted Kitchee's 4–3–3 formation. He joined South China expecting to be only a reserve to replace the departing Chao Pengfei. South China's Steven Lo compared Cheng favourably to Jong Tae Se of North Korea but Cheng himself played down the expectations.[5]

In the 2010-11 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield semi-final against Tai Po FC, Cheng Lai Hin scored twice to help South China win 3:0 and advance to the final.[6]

In the 2011 Asian Challenge Cup, Cheng Lai Hin came on as a substitute against Ulsan Hyundai in the third place play-off and scored South China's second goal. But South China lost the match 2:4 to finish last.[7]

In the 2011 AFC Cup away game to East Bengal FC, Cheng Lai Hin scored the second goal for South China, his first goal in the competition, at the 87-minute. The match ended 3:3.

In the crucial away leg to Persipura Jayapura, a 2011 AFC Cup game, Chan Siu Ki was suspended and Cheng Lai Hin was required to partner Mateja Kezman up front. Kezman claimed he was confident of the partnership with Cheng.[8] But in the end South China lost the match 2:4 and any chance to qualify for the second phase.

In his first season at South China, Cheng Lai Hin finished as the top scorer of the club by scoring a total of 7 goals in all local competitions, despite being not a regular starting member, 1 more than Mateja Kezman and 2 more than regular starter Chan Siu Ki.[9]

International[edit]

On 20 June 2010, Cheng Lai Hin scored a hat-trick for Hong Kong national football team in the 2010 Hong Kong–Macau Interport. His goals helped Hong Kong win the match 5–1 and claimed the Interport Trophy.[10] On 30 September 2011, Cheng Lai-Hin scored the second goal in the 3:3 draw with the Philippines in the 2011 Long Teng Cup.[11]

Honours[edit]

With Hong Kong:

Club career[edit]

As of 6 December 2006

Club Season League League Cup Senior Shield FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kitchee 2003–04 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total
Xiangxue Pharmaceutical (loan) 2003–04 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total
Hong Kong 08 (loan) 2005–06 ? ? ? ? 1 0 1 1 ? ?
Total 1 0 1 1
Hong Kong FC (loan) 2006–07 6(4) 2 4 1 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 10(5) 3
Total
Career Total

International career[edit]

As of 5 October 2011
# Date Venue Opponent Result Scored Competition
1 6 January 2010 National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa  Bahrain 0–4 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2 14 February 2010 Olympic Stadium, Tokyo  China PR 0–2 0 2010 East Asian Football Championship
3 3 March 2010 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Yemen 0–0 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4 17 November 2010 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Paraguay 0–7 0 Friendly
5 9 February 2011 Shah Alam Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 0–2 0 Friendly
6 30 September 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung  Philippines 3–3 1 2011 Long Teng Cup
7 2 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung  Macau 5–1 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
8 4 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung  Chinese Taipei 6–0 0 2011 Long Teng Cup

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