Cheng Lai Hin
|Full name||English: Cheng Lai Hin Michael
Traditional Chinese: 鄭禮騫
|Date of birth||31 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2002–2004||Hong Kong 08||?||(?)|
|2005||→ Xiangxue (loan)||?||(?)|
|2005–2006||→ Hong Kong 08 (loan)||?||(2)|
|2006–2007||→ HKFC (loan)||6||(4)|
|Hong Kong U-23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cheng Lai Hin signed for Kitchee when he was only 18.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
With Hong Kong:
- 2009 East Asian Games Football Event: Gold
As of 6 December 2006
|Club||Season||League||League Cup||Senior Shield||FA Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|Xiangxue Pharmaceutical (loan)||2003–04||?||?||—||—||?||?||?||?||—||—||?||?|
|Hong Kong 08 (loan)||2005–06||?||?||?||?||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|
- As of 5 October 2011
|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|
Notes and references
- Torch Bearer no. 62 Cheng Lai Hin 北京2008奧運會 火炬接力
- 鄭禮騫交棒溫健儀 接力傳火炬 RTHK.gov.hk 2 May 2008 HKT 13:11
- 高級組銀牌傑志2:3負晨曦出局 30 November 2008 12:00:00
- RHB Singapore Cup: Wasteful Talents sunk by Kitchee subs www.sleague.com Tam Cheong Yan. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- 鄭禮騫轉投南華 2010年6月9日 08:10:15 大公報
- 金判坤改任南華體能顧問 http://paper.wenweipo.com 26 December 2010
- 亞超盃南華包尾 2：4不敵蔚山 「畢基」未入局 http://paper.wenweipo.com 7 February 2011
- 夥拍鄭禮騫 基士文有信心 http://paper.wenweipo.com 3 May 2011
- Hong Kong Football Association. 2010–11 Top Scorers. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- 香港挫澳門 埠際賽奪冠 http://paper.wenweipo.com 21 June 2010
- (traditional Chinese (HK))龍騰盃 港隊逼和菲律賓史上最差 Apple Daily. 1 October 2011.
- Profile at hkfa.com