Lee Wai Lim

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Not to be confused with Lee Wai Lun.
Lee Wai Lim
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth North District, Hong Kong
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right-winger
Club information
Current team
South China
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Tai Po 110 (31)
2009– South China 30 (4)
National team
2008– Hong Kong 30 (5)
* 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 14 October 2014

Lee Wai Lim (Chinese: 李威廉; Jyutping: lei5 wai1 lim4, born 5 May 1981) is a Hong Kong football player, who currently plays as a forward for Hong Kong Premier League club South China AA. He joined Tai Po FC in the 2003–04 season. He is the brother of TSW Pegasus player Lee Hong Lim.

Club career[edit]

Lee Wai Lim played with Tai Po

Tai Po FC[edit]

Lee joined Tai Po FC in the third division in 2003 after being discovered by Tai Po FC's secretary Chan Ping. He stayed with the team as it progressed to the First Division in 2007 and turned professional. During his time as an amateur, he worked also as a shopping mall security guard.

2009 Hong Kong FA Cup[edit]

Lee scored the penalty against Fourway Athletics to take NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po to the final of the Hong Kong FA Cup.

In the final, Lee Wai Lim scored a free kick and helped NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po beat TSW Pegasus 4:2 and thus became the first district team to win the trophy. Lee Wai Lim also won the title of Man of the Match.[1]

His last match for Tai Po FC was a friendly against his new employers South China on 13 June 2009 at Mong Kok Stadium. NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po lost the game. Lee Wai Lim scored a penalty which he won himself.

Lee was awarded Hong Kong Player of the Year award on 12 June 2009 and received a HK$45,000 prize.[2]

South China AA[edit]

On the same date he won the Player of the Year prize, Lee Wai Lim confirmed that he would be joining South China in the season of 2009–10.[3]

On 11 May 2010, in the 2010 AFC Cup second round match against Al Riffa, in the 28th minute, Lee Wai Lim passed to teammate Lee Chi Ho to score. But South China lost the game 1:3.[4]

On 19 February 2011, Lee scored with a header in the 82-minute to help South China win the away game by 1:0 against Tuen Mun SA.[5]

As of 10 October 2012

Club Season League Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tai Po 2006–07 17 3 1 0 4 0 1 0 N/A N/A 23 3
2007–08 18 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 N/A N/A 24 4
2008–09 23 6 1 0 2 1 4 2 N/A N/A 30 9
All ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0 0 ? ?
South China 2009–10 15 1 3 1 - 0 0 9 1 27 3
2010–11 12 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 16 3
2011–12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A 3 0
All 30 4 4 1 1 0 2 0 12 1 49 6

International career[edit]

He was selected by Goran Paulić and Dejan Antonić for the Hong Kong team at the end of 2008, to prepare for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. He scored a hattrick in his first game against Macau as Hong Kong achieved a 9–1 win.[6]

He starred in the 2009 Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup, scoring one goal and providing two assists to help Hong Kong secure a 4–1 victory at home and a 5–4 aggregate win over Guangdong. His performance earned him the nickname Prince William from the fans.

On 30 September 2011, Lee Wai Lim scored the opening goal in the 3:3 draw with the Philippines in the 2011 Long Teng Cup.[7]

Statistics[edit]

As of 15 October 2013.
# Date Venue Opponents Result Goals Competition
1 19 November 2008 UST Stadium, Macau  Macau 9–1 3 Friendly
2 14 January 2009 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  India 2–1 0 Friendly
3 21 January 2009 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Bahrain 1–3 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4 28 January 2009 Ali Muhesen Stadium, Sana'a, Yemen  Yemen 0–1 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
5 23 August 2009 World Games Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 4–0 1 2010 EAFF Championship Semi-final
6 25 August 2009 World Games Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  North Korea 0–0 0 2010 EAFF Championship Semi-final
7 27 August 2009 World Games Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Guam 12–0 0 2010 EAFF Championship Semi-final
8 9 October 2009 Outsourcing Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan  Japan 0–6 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
9 11 February 2010 Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan  Japan 0–3 0 2010 East Asian Football Championship
10 4 October 2010 Balewadi Stadium, Pune, India  India 1–0 0 Friendly
11 17 November 2010 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Paraguay 0–7 0 Friendly
12 9 February 2011 Shah Alam Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Malaysia 0–2 0 Friendly
13 3 June 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong  Malaysia 1–1 0 Friendly
14 23 July 2011 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 0–3 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
15 28 July 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong  Saudi Arabia 0–5 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 30 September 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Philippines 3–3 1 2011 Long Teng Cup
17 2 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Macau 5–1 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
18 4 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 6–0 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
19 14 November 2012 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Malaysia 1–1 0 Friendly
20 1 December 2012 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Guam 2–1 0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary Competition Round 2
21 3 December 2012 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Australia 0–1 0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary Competition Round 2
22 9 December 2012 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  North Korea 0–4 0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary Competition Round 2
23 22 March 2013 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Vietnam 1–0 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
24 4 June 2013 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Philippines 0–1 0 Friendly
6 September 2013 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar  Myanmar 0–0 0 Friendly
25 10 September 2013 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Singapore 1–0 0 Friendly
26 15 October 2013 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  United Arab Emirates 0–4 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

He is the elder brother of Lee Hong Lim, who used to be his team mate at Wofoo Tai Po, until he moved in January 2009 to TSW Pegasus. His brother now plays with him at South China.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tai Po

South China AA

2009–10
2009–10

International[edit]

 Hong Kong

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 FA Cup final match report
  2. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))08/09香港足球明星選舉 最佳 11人南華佔 4 威廉王子登基 Apple Daily. 13 June 2009.
  3. ^ 南華昨午宣布李威廉加盟
  4. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))紅海難抗阿爾利化 南華輸 1:3出局 Apple Daily. 12 May 2010.
  5. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))流浪門將 一腳笠死何國泉 Wen Wei Po. 20 February 2011.
  6. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))李威廉大器晚成 Wen Wei Po. 5 January 2009.
  7. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))龍騰盃 港隊逼和菲律賓史上最差 Apple Daily. 1 October 2011.

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