Leong Ka Hang

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Leong Ka Hang
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Personal information
Full name Leong Ka Hang
Date of birth (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Macau
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Tai Po FC
Number TBA
Youth career
Windsor Arch Ka I
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Windsor Arch Ka I
MFA Develop
Monte Carlo 4 (1)
Tai Po FC 1 (0)
National team
2008– Macau U23 2 (5)
2010– Macau 6 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Leong Ka Hang (Chinese: 梁嘉恆; pinyin: Liáng Jiākēng; born 22 November 1992[1] in Macau) is Macanese international footballer. He is playing for Hong Kong club Tai Po FC - a club that plays in the Hong Kong Premier League. He plays as a striker.

Early career[edit]

Leong Ka Hang broke his arm three times, when he was 15, 16 and soon after. The doctor told him to stop playing but he now wears a plastic protective guard on his left arm and has no problems.[2]

Leong Ka Hang became the Macau Footballer of the Year aged only 18, then he went to Japan for football training in August 2011 for half a month.[3]

Tai Po FC[edit]

From 8 September 2014, Leong Ka Hang has a trial with Hong Kong Premier League club Tai Po FC. Coach Pau Ka-Yiu said he has made a good first impression but he will observe him for a little while longer before making a decision.[4] Tai Po FC announced his signing on 6 November.[5] Leong Ka Hang made his debut as a second half substitute on 22 November 2014, his 22nd birthday, against Sun Pegasus, but he failed to break the deadlock and the match ended 0:0.[6]

Macau national football team[edit]

In 2009, Leong Ka Hang was called up by Macau for the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification matches held in Thailand. He scored Macau’s only goal in the 54th minute in the 5-1 defeat against Korea Republic.[7] He scored again in the 2-3 defeat to Bangladesh.[8]

On 2 July 2011, in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he was called up for Macau national football team to play against Vietnam. In the second-leg, he scored one goal for his team. But Macau still lost to Vietnam 1–13 after two-legs.[9]

In February 2011, in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifying playoff round, Leong Ka Hang scored a goal each away[10] and at home, but Macau lost to Cambodia 4-5 on aggregate after extra time.[11]

On 3 October 2011, Leong Ka Hang scored, giving his side the first lead of the game, against Hong Kong national football team in the 2011 Long Teng Cup. But Hong Kong came back to win 5-1.[12]

On 8 July 2012, at the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualifiers, Leong Ka Hang scored a goal against Australia U22 national football team but Macau lost 3-2.[13]

On 14 October 2014, Leong Ka Hang scored one goal to help Macau force a 2-2 draw with visitors Singapore in an international friendly at the football ground of Macau University of Science and Technology.[14]

Goals for senior national team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 2011 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh Cambodia 3–1 Lost 2012 AFC Challenge Cup
2. 17 February 2011 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau Cambodia 3–2 Win 2012 AFC Challenge Cup
3. 3 July 2011 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau Vietnam 7–1 Lost 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
4. 3 October 2011 National Stadium, Kaohsiung Hong Kong 5–1 Lost 2011 Long Teng Cup
5. 14 October 2014 Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Singapore 2–2 Drawn International friendly


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