Zhi-Gin Lam

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This is a Hong Kong name; the family name is Lam (林).
Zhi-Gin Lam
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Lam playing for Hamburger SV II in 2011.
Personal information
Full name German: Zhi-Gin Andreas Lam
Chinese: 林志堅
Date of birth (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full back, midfielder
Club information
Current team
SpVgg Greuther Fürth
Number 26
Youth career
1999–2003 VfL Lohbrügge
2003–2005 SV Nettelnburg-Allermöhe
2005–2010 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Hamburger SV II 67 (4)
2011–2014 Hamburger SV 20 (1)
2014- SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zhi-Gin Andreas Lam (pronounced [tɕiː˧˧ kiːn˥˧ anˈdʁeas lɐm˨˩], Chinese: 林志堅, born 4 June 1991) is a German football player currently playing for German 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lam was born in Hamburg, Germany to father Lam Kam Fat (Chinese: 林金發), a chef and an owner of a restaurant in Hamburg, and a local German mother. His father originates from the Ma Tso Lung, a remote township formerly a Frontier Closed Area in North District, Hong Kong and emigrated to Hamburg in the 1980s. Lam has three older sisters. When he was young, he often went back to Hong Kong with his family in summer holidays and was playing football in Sheung Shui, challenging some adult footballers.[2]

Club career[edit]

Hamburger SV[edit]

Lam began his career with the youth club for Hamburger SV in 2005 and in 2010 became an active player in the reserve team, Hamburger SV II, where he developed under manager Rodolfo Cardoso. In the 2011–12 season, after the dismissal of first-team coach Michael Oenning on 19 September 2011, Rodolfo was appointed the interim coach of the first team and started Lam (in Rodolfo's first game at the helm of HSV) against VfB Stuttgart on 23 September 2011.[3] Cardoso's decision to start Lam proved to be a good one, as Lam was widely praised in his debut, with HSV sporting director Frank Arnesen saying, "He has done fantastically, [he] was totally relaxed. That was a real dream debut."[4]

On 15 September 2013, he scored his first professional goal in the away league match against Borussia Dortmund. However, his goal could not save his team from losing 2-6.

Greuther Fürth[edit]

On 5 June 2014, he signed a three year contract with 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth until 2017.[5] The transfer fee is to believed be about €200,000.[6]

Style of play[edit]

Hamburger SV coach Rodolfo Cardoso described Lam as a courageous player, unafraid to claim the ball, and "a very intelligent player... [who] can play anywhere."[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 July 2014
Club Season League Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburg II 2009–10[7] 2 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11[8] 31 3 0 0 31 3
2011–12[9] 19 1 0 0 19 1
2012–13[10] 13 0 0 0 13 0
2013–14[11] 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 67 4 0 0 67 4
Hamburg 2011–12[9] 7 0 1 0 8 0
2012–13[10] 4 0 1 0 5 0
2013–14[11] 9 1 2 0 11 1
Total 20 1 4 0 24 1
Fürth 2014–15[12] 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 87 5 4 0 91 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamburger SV Clubs and Players". Bundesliga.de. Fußball-Bundesliga. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 親叔為港血漢堡新星正名 林志堅至堅!. on.cc (in Chinese). Oriental Daily News. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Mutig! Cardoso schickt Lam ins Rennen". HSV.de (in German). Hamburger SV. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Rebien, Florian (24 September 2011). "Das Traum-Debüt des China-Krachers". mopo.de (in German). Hamburger Morgenpost. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zhi Gin Lam Wechselt Zum Kleeblatt". Greuther Fuerth (in German). 5 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Zhi Gin Lam: Neuanfang bei Greuther Fürth". mopo.de (in German). Hamburger Morgenpost. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lam, Zhi-Gin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lam, Zhi-Gin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Lam, Zhi-Gin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Lam, Zhi-Gin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Lam, Zhi-Gin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lam, Zhi-Gin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 

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