Yip Tsz Chun

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Yip Tsz Chun
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Personal information
Full name Yip Tsz Chun
Date of birth (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker, Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Sun Pegasus
Number 38
Youth career
South China
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 New Fair Kuitan 6 (1)
2006–2007 Kwai Tsing 8 (3)
2007–2008 Eastern 3 (0)
2008–2009 Mutual 16 (2)
2009–2010 TSW Pegasus 0 (0)
2010–2011 Tai Chung 21 (2)
2011–2013 Tuen Mun 22 (4)
2014– Sun Pegasus
National team
2012– Hong Kong 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 October 2012
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yip.

Yip Tsz Chun (Chinese: 葉子俊; Jyutping: jip6 zi2 zeon3; born 15 May 1985 in Hong Kong), is a Hong Kong footballer who plays for Hong Kong First Division League club Sun Pegasus and the Hong Kong national football team. He plays mainly as a striker but has also played as a left winger on many occasions.

He was also a member of Hong Kong national futsal team.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Yip was born in Hong Kong. When he was young, he joined Hong Kong First Division team South China youth academy. However, after he finished the secondary studies, he was forced to stop his professional football career due to injuries. He only played in the Hong Kong Second Division League as a non-professional player.

Professional club career[edit]

Eastern[edit]

In 2007, Eastern was invited to promote to the Hong Kong top-tier league. Eastern coach Casemiro Mior invited Yip to joined the club. Miro was the coach of South China youth team and Yip was one of his former player. Eastern were also Yip's first professional club.

Mutual[edit]

After a season with Eastern, due to insufficient chances, Yip, alongside 7 other former Eastern players, joined the newly promoted team Mutual in the next season, the 2008–09 season.

Although he played most of the matches for Mutual, Mutual could not avoid relegation to Second Division after a season in the top-tier league.

TSW Pegasus[edit]

Since he was living in Yuen Long District, TSW Pegasus, a team based in Yuen Long District, signed Yip in the beginning of the 2009–10 season.

However, Yip was not given any chances, whilst at the same time, Yip could not attend training session in the evening as he had to attend school courses. He was released by the team after only staying half season with the team.[3]

Tai Chung[edit]

Yip joined another First Division club Tai Chung FC after being released by TSW Pegasus.

He was one of the key players of the club, but the team could not avoid relegation from First Division.

Tuen Mun[edit]

He signed a contract with Tuen Mun at the beginning of the 2011–12 season.[4]

On 30 October 2012, due to the divestment of Tuen Mun president Chan Keung, various key players, including Yip, and the whole coaching team were released by the club.[5]

Sun Pegasus[edit]

He signed for Sun Pegasus on 1 January 2014.[6]

International career[edit]

Senior team[edit]

After emerging as one of Tuen Mun's key players, Yip Tsz Chun was called up to the senior squad. He played his first senior international match on 1 June 2012, a international friendly match against Singapore at Hong Kong Stadium.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 October 2012
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hong Kong League Junior Shield FA Cup League Cup AFC Cup Total
2005–06 New Fair Kuitan Second Division 6 1 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6 1
New Fair Kuitan Total 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
2006–07 Kwai Tsing Second Division 8 3 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8 3
Kwai Tsing Total 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Hong Kong League Senior Shield FA Cup League Cup AFC Cup Total
2007–08 Eastern First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A 3 0
Eastern Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 Mutual First Division 16 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 N/A N/A 18 2
Mutual Total 16 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 18 2
2009–10 TSW Pegasus First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0
TSW Pegasus Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Tai Chung First Division 9 2 0 0 1 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 2
2010–11 First Division 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 N/A N/A 14 0
Tai Chung Total 21 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
2011–12 Tuen Mun First Division 15 3 4 0 1 0 2 0 N/A N/A 22 3
2012–13 First Division 7 1 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 7 1
Tuen Mun Total 22 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 29 4
Hong Kong Total 76 12 5 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 88 12
Career Total 76 12 5 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 88 12

International appearances[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Home/Away Result Scored Captain Competition
1 1 June 2012 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Singapore H 1–0 0 Friendly
2 15 August 2012 Jurong West Stadium, Jurong West, Singapore  Singapore A 0–2 0 Friendly
3 16 October 2012 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Malaysia H 0–3 0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "亞洲足協五人足球錦標賽東亞區外圍賽 香港五人足球集訓隊 – 名單事宜". hkfa.com. 13 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "亞洲足協五人足球錦標賽東亞區外圍賽 香港 3:0 蒙古". hkfa.com. 14 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "重見天日 葉子俊". Keymansoho. March 2010. 
  4. ^ "東尼 本地體壇 屯門擴軍". Metro Daily Hong Kong. 14 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "會長陳強突退出 屯門足球隊逢巨變". Oriental Daily Hong Kong. 30 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "葉子俊已落實轉會太陽飛馬". AppleDaily. January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hong Kong 1–0 Singapore". hkfa.com. 1 June 2012.