Jack Sealy

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Jack Sealy
Jack Sealy vs Yokohama FC HK.jpg
Jack Sealy playing for South China against Yokohama FC Hong Kong on 2 September 2012
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Jack Sealy
Date of birth (1987-05-04) 4 May 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right-back, Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
Changchun Yatai
Number 14
Youth career
1999–2005 HKFC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 HKFC 32 (2)
2011–2012 Sun Hei 15 (0)
2012–2015 South China 49 (1)
2016– Changchun Yatai 6 (0)
National team
2013– Hong Kong 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2016

Jonathan Jack Sealy (born 4 May 1987), commonly known as Jack Sealy (traditional Chinese: 積施利; simplified Chinese: 积施利; Jyutping: Zik1 Si1 Lei6), is a Hong Kong professional footballer currently playing for Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai.

Early years[edit]

Jack Sealy is the son of former Queen's Park Rangers and Eastern player Tony Sealy. He was born in England and qualifies to play for the Hong Kong national football team as a local player in the Hong Kong First Division League.[1] From an early age he represented the Hong Kong Football Club and by the age of 12 was playing football in adult social leagues, the Yau Yee League, before making the step up to the Hong Kong Second Division at the age of 16.[2]

Club career[edit]

Hong Kong FC[edit]

Jack Sealy played for Hong Kong Football Club from 2007, with his father Tony Sealy as his coach. He scored an own goal in the 0–6 loss to Kitchee on 23 September 2010.[3] He missed a scoring chance and then scored an own goal in the 2–4 defeat to Fourway Rangers on 17 December 2010.[4]

Sun Hei[edit]

Jack Sealy signed for Sun Hei in June 2011.[1] He made his debut for Sun Hei on 3 September 2011 in the league match against Kitchee.

South China AA[edit]

Jack Sealy moved to South China in July 2012 to further his career. On 29 September 2012, Dhiego Martins scored in stoppage time from an inch-perfect cross from Sealy, helping the club beat rivals Kitchee 1–0. Sealy scored his first league goal for South China against Yokohama FC Hong Kong on 15 February 2014.

Changchun Yatai[edit]

On 27 December 2015, South China announced that Jack Sealy has signed with Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for five-years, he will report to his new club in January 2016.[5]

International career[edit]

On 6 December 2011, Jack Sealy trained with the Hong Kong national football team for the first time, to prepare for the 2012 Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup. He claims that he and his father both have special feelings for Hong Kong football and his father is very supportive of his joining the Hong Kong national team. He is willing to apply for a Hong Kong passport to play for Hong Kong.[6] He made his debut with Hong Kong on 28 December 2011 against Guangdong. In the match, he made a long pass from which Cheng Siu Wai scored the equalising goal. The match ended 2–2.[7] He obtained Hong Kong passport in March 2013. He is eligible to represent Hong Kong in international "A" matches. He made his debut for Hong Kong on 6 September 2013 against Myanmar.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hong Kong FC

Sun Hei

International[edit]

Hong Kong

Club statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hong Kong League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
2005–06 Hong Kong FC Second Division 3 1 2 1 5 2
2006–07 First Division 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2007–08 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 3 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 1 0 1 0
2010–11 First Division 18 1 2 0 2 0 22 1
Total Hong Kong FC 32 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 39 3
2011–12 Sun Hei First Division 15 0 4 0 0 0 19 0
Total Sun Hei 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2012–13 South China First Division 12 0 9 0 0 0 21 0
Total South China 12 0 9 0 0 0 21 0
Career total 59 2 18 1 2 0 0 0 79 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (traditional Chinese (HK)) 晨曦簽港會中場J施利 Oriental Daily. 13 June 2011.
  2. ^ Jack Sealy Soccer Adventure.com.hk. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) bma甲組足球聯賽 傑志贏 6粒賠兩將 24 September 2010.
  4. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 流浪故技重施作客4:2反勝港會 Ta Kung Pao. 18 December 2010.
  5. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))"積施利「落山」簽中超長春5年". Oriental Daily News. 28 December 2015. 
  6. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 5入籍兵團省港隊招牌 Oriental Daily. 7 December 2011.
  7. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))鄭少偉高梵各入一球 港隊和波唔抵! Apple Daily. 29 December 2011.
  8. ^ 國際足球友誼賽 – 緬甸 0:0 香港. HKFA (in Chinese). 6 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 

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