Lai Yiu Cheong
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|Date of birth||25 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2012–2013||→Tuen Mun (loan)||?||(?)|
|2008–2010||Hong Kong U-23||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Lai Yiu Cheong (Chinese: 黎耀昌; Jyutping: lai4 jiu6 coeng1, born 25 September 1988 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong professional football player currently playing for Hong Kong First Division League team Sun Hei. His position is right-winger.
Lai Yiu Cheong made his first division league debut in the 2006–07 season. On 29 September 2006, Lai Yiu Cheong earned a place in the match squad list in the match against Hong Kong Football Club, but was an unused substitute player. Then, he finally made his first division league debut on 18 November 2006, in a match against Wofoo Tai Po, being substituted 3 minutes before the end of the match. He finally had 3 league appearances and played 1 match in Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield and Hong Kong FA Cup respectively.
In the 2007–08 season, Lai Yiu Cheong got a lot more chances. He made 8 league appearances, although he was only a usual substitute in the team. For cup games, he played 3 Hong Kong League Cup games and 1 Hong Kong FA Cup match. However, he could not help the team to stay in Hong Kong First Division League.
After spending 2 seasons in Rangers, he followed former Rangers club director Lee Fai Lap and joined the newly formed club Fourway in the beginning of the 2008–09 season. He scored his first first division league goal in the match against Tuen Mun Progoal on 31 Ocbober 2008. He made 9 league appearances and played 3 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield matches. He then eventually left the club in January 2009.
Lai Yiu Cheong joined TSW Pegasus in January 2009. He was given the kit number 26. He had been an important player since his transfer to TSW Pegasus. He made 11 league appearances and scored 2 goals in his first season in TSW Pegasus.
In the 2009–10 season, Lai Yiu Cheong made a total of 18 appearances, including 14 league games, 2 senior shield games and 2 FA Cup games. He scored only one goal for the team in the season, which was the winning goal for the team against Wofoo Tai Po on 20 February 2010. He helped the team to win a place for the 2011 AFC Cup group stage.
The 2010–11 season played lots of matches for the team. He played 14 league games and scored 1 league goal. The goal was scored in the home game against South China on 22 April 2011. However, the goal did not help the team to win the game, being defeated 2—3. He featured all 6 AFC Cup group stage matches for the team and scored 2 goals. However, the team did not qualify to the knock-out stage.
On 13 June 2012, Lai Yiu Cheong joined Tuen Mun.
With Hong Kong:
- 2009 East Asian Games Football Event: Gold
|Club||Season||League||Senior Shield||League Cup||FA Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|TSW Pegasus Total||43||5||7||0||6||0||5||1||6||2||67||8|
- As of 7 January 2011
|1||6 January 2010||National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa, Bahrain||Bahrain||0–4||0||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2||10 October 2010||Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung||Macau||4–0||0||2010 Long Teng Cup|
Hong Kong U23
- As of 4 December 2010
|1||15 June 2008||Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau||Macau||1–0||0||2008 Hong Kong–Macau Interport|
|2||4 December 2009||Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong||South Korea||4–1||0||2009 East Asian Games|
|3||20 June 2010||Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau||Macau||5–1||0||2010 Hong Kong–Macau Interport|
|4||15 November 2010||Huangpu Sports Center, Guangzhou, China||Oman||0–3||0||2010 Asian Games|
- Lai Yiu Cheong at National-Football-Teams.com