Keo Sokpheng

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Keo Sokpheng
កែវ សុខផេង
Personal information
Full name Keo Sokpheng
Date of birth (1992-03-03) March 3, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Kratié, Cambodia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Visakha
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Boeung Ket Angkor 37 (21)
2015–2017 Phnom Penh Crown 51 (27)
2018 PKNP 4 (1)
2018– Visakha 11 (9)
National team
2015 Cambodia U-23 6 (3)
2015– Cambodia 39 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2018

Keo Sokpheng (Khmer: កែវ សុខផេង born March 3, 1992 in Roka Kandal village in Kratié, Cambodia[1]) is a Cambodian footballer who plays for Visakha in the Cambodian-League and Cambodia national football team.[2] He plays mainly as a Forward (either wide or central) but also can deploy as a winger. He is Keo Sokngon's younger brother who is a former Cambodian international footballer.

Club career[edit]

In June 2015 both Sokpheng and his brother Sokngon were signed by Phnom Penh Crown to play in the 2015 Cambodian League. Ironically Phnom Penh Crown's first game of the season was against the Keo brothers' former team, Boeung Ket Angkor.[3][4][5]

Sokpheng signed for Malaysia's PKNP F.C. for one season, for the 2018 Malaysia Super League.[6] On his league debut for the club in 1 February 2018, Sokpheng became the first Cambodian to play in the Malaysian league, and the first Cambodian to score in the league, when his goal helps his team defeat Negeri Sembilan F.A. 1-0.[7] He was released by PKNP in May 2018, but despite rumors he rejoined Phnom Penh Crown,[8] Sokpheng joined another C-League team, Visakha FC in June 2018.[9]

International career[edit]

Sokpheng was a member of Cambodia's squad at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games football tournament, scoring three goals in four games. Soon after he was called up to the senior side to take part in 2018 World Cup qualification,[10] where he started in a 1-0 home defeat to Afghanistan.[11] He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Bhutan.[12][13]

International goals[edit]

As of match played 5 September 2019. Cambodia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Sokpheng goal.[14]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 August 2015 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2  Bhutan 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2 3 November 2015 7  Brunei 4–1 6–1
3 5–1
4 2 June 2016 National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 11  Chinese Taipei 1–1 2–2 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
5 9 October 2016 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 16  Sri Lanka 3–0 4–0 Friendly
6 4–0
7 18 October 2016 18  Brunei 2–0 3–0 2016 AFF Championship qualification
8 14 January 2017 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 24  Saudi Arabia 2–3 2–7 Friendly
9 20 November 2018 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 38  Laos 3–1 3–1 2018 AFF Championship qualification
10 5 September 2019 42  Hong Kong 1–1 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Boeung Ket Rubber Field
Phnom Penh Crown

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Sao” Việt ở tuyển Campuchia, Thứ Hai, 20/09/2010, Lao Dong newspaper
  2. ^ Keo Sokpheng at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ Noveanto, Eric (27 June 2015). "Cambodia's Phnom Penh Crown announce Keo Brothers capture". Football Channel Asia. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ In Sopheng (25 June 2015). "Crown bolster squad with Keo brothers". The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ Andy (24 June 2015). "New Faces Arrive". Phnom Penh Crown. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ https://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/special-fast-and-skilful-three-cambodians-set-make-their-mark-malaysian-football
  7. ^ http://www.themalaymailonline.com/sports/article/jdt-kick-off-new-season-with-charity-shield-win
  8. ^ http://www.foxsportsasia.com/football/asian-football/malaysia-super-league/881968/asean-msl-ratings-singapore-trio-rock-cambodians-flop-in-malaysia/
  9. ^ https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50495501/visakha-snap-up-sokpheng-and-sovan-thais-snatch-laboravy/
  10. ^ Ouch Sony and Matt Blomberg (16 June 2015). "SEA Games Stars Return to Take on Afghanistan". Cambodia Daily. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  11. ^ Cambodia 0-1 Afghanistan match report
  12. ^ Vorajee, Ismail (21 August 2015). "Cambodia warm up for Japan with friendly win". Football Channel Asia. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  13. ^ Tshedup, Younten (21 August 2015). "Bhutan loses to Cambodia 2-0". Kuensel. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  14. ^ Keo Sokpheng at Soccerway