Lam Ka Wai
|Date of birth||5 June 1985|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2002–2003||→ Double Flower (loan)||18||(1)|
|2003–2004||→ Kitchee (loan)||22||(5)|
|Hong Kong U-23||?||(?)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 May 2017
Lam Ka Wai lived away from his parents and spent his childhood years playing football. During his school life, he had showed his talent in soccer. He could complete with high school teammate while aged 15. He was studying in Concordia Lutheran School and after Form 3 he ceased his studies to pursue a football career.
He started his football career at Yee Hope's youth academy. In 2002 he joined Rangers but was loaned to Double Flower on a monthly salary of just HKD$1,500 , to train under coach Chiu Chung Man. He was then loaned further to Kitchee when he was just 17.
In 2004, he returned to Rangers and began to impress. He was selected for the Hong Kong national team in 2005 and scored on his debut. Unfortunately, he suffered a severe ankle ligament injury in 2005 and was sidelined for most of the league season.
On 29 July 2013, Lam Ka Wai played against Manchester United. He dribbled pass Manchester United star midfielder Michael Carrick before unleashing a wonder shot pass Ben Amos. He also gave an assist to Alex that tore open Manchester United's defence.
In the 2010-11 Hong Kong First Division League season, he scored 9 goals and was a key member of the team that overcame South China AA by one point to win the league title. This was the first title for Kitchee in 47 years, gaining the club the rights to play in the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy and 2012 AFC Cup.
Lam Ka Wai's contribution included two goals against South China on 11 December 2010 to help Kitchee claim an important 4:3 away win. He scored two more in the 7:0 victory over Tai Chung FC on 1 May 2011.
After the season ended, Lam Ka Wai played in a local soccer game without Kitchee's consent and fractured his fibula, making him unable to play for either Hong Kong in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualification matches or for Kitchee in the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy. For this reason, Kitchee stripped him of his vice captaincy.
On 29 July 2013, in an exhibition match against English Premier League giants Manchester United at the Hong Kong Stadium, Lam Ka Wai scored by curling the ball into the top corner from outside the box on 53 minutes, giving reserve United keeper Ben Amos no chance. But Kitchee lost the match 2–5.
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Lam Ka Wai earned his first full international cap against Mongolia on 5 March 2005. On 1 June 2012, Lam Ka Wai scored the only goal in Hong Kong's friendly win against Singapore at the Hong Kong Stadium.
- Hong Kong Premier League: 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Hong Kong First Division: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
- Hong Kong Senior Shield: 2016–17
- Hong Kong FA Cup: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Hong Kong Sapling Cup: 2017–18
- Hong Kong League Cup: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
As of 6 December 2006
|Club||Season||League||League Cup||Senior Shield||FA Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|Double Flower (loan)||2002–03||?||?||?||?||?||0||?||0||—||—||?||?|
- As of 26 December 2017
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