Li Chun Yip

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Li Chun Yip
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Happy Valley
Youth career
0000–1998 Rangers (HKG)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Hong Kong Rangers
2000–2001 Instant-Dict FC
2001–2006 Happy Valley AA
2006–2007 Citizen AA
2007–2009 Telecom (28)
2009–2010 Happy Valley AA
2010–2012 Tai Po
2012– Happy Valley AA
National team
2003– Hong Kong U-23 ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 August 2011

Li Chun Yip (Chinese: 李圳業) is a professional Chinese Hong Kong football midfielder.

Early career[edit]

Li Chun Yip played his first league match for Hong Kong Rangers FC. He was a member of the Hong Kong national under-23 football team. Subsequently he moved to Instant-Dict.

After Instant-Dict was disbanded, Li Chun Yip joined Happy Valley AA. In 2004, he was also called up for the Hong Kong national football team.

In 2006, he moved to Citizen AA, but due to a serious injury, his contract was not renewed at the end of the season.

Third Division[edit]

In 2007, Li gave up being a professional footballer and went to work for PCCW. He played amateur football in the Hong Kong Third Division League for Telecom. He was too good at this level and scored 28 goals in two seasons.[1]

Li Chun Yip scored 19 goals in the 2007–08 Hong Kong Third Division League season to finish second in the goal scorers chart.[2]

Happy Valley[edit]

In the 2009–10 season, Happy Valley AA recruited Li Chun Yip and appointed him the club's captain.[3]

Tai Po FC[edit]

After Happy Valley AA was relegated, Li Chun Yip joined Tai Po FC. He scored 4 goals for his new club in his first four games, 3 of them are free kicks, helping the team defeat fellow New Territories rivals TSW Pegasus FC[4] and Tuen Mun SA.[5] Tai Po FC's coach Cheung Bo-Chun also claimed his performances have been phenomenal.[6]

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