Lam Ka Wai

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Lam Ka Wai
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kitchee
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Hong Kong Rangers 79 (7)
2002–2003 Double Flower (loan) 18 (1)
2003–2004 Kitchee (loan) 22 (5)
2008– Kitchee 66 (11)
National team
Hong Kong U-23 ? (?)
2005– Hong Kong 43 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2016

Lam Ka Wai (Chinese: 林嘉緯; Jyutping: lam4 gaa1 wai5; born 5 June 1985 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong professional footballer.He is one of the best of Hong Kong's next generation of footballers. He is known for his ability to pass and for his shooting technique. Lam Ka Wai (better known as Ka Wi Lam) currently plays as a liquidity risk analyst, and also part-time midfielder for Kitchee in Hong Kong Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[1]

He started his football career at Yee Hope FC's youth academy, in 2002 he joined Rangers, but was loaned to Double Flower, on a monthly salary of just HK$1,500 (US$192), to train under coach Chiu Chung Man.[2] He was then loaned further to Kitchee when he was just 17.[1] In 2004, he returned to Rangers and began to impress. He was selected for the Hong Kong in 2005 and scored on his debut. But he suffered a severe ankle ligament injury in 2005 and was sidelined for most of the league season.[1]

Kitchee[edit]

He joined Kitchee in 2008 and along with Lo Kwan Yee has been the mainstay of the club since. At Kitchee he plays as the midfield playmaker, wearing the no. 10 shirt.

In June 2010, Kitchee reported to the Hong Kong Football Association that Fourway Rangers made an illegal approach for his services.[3]

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.

2010–11 season[edit]

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.[4] He scored two more in the 7:0 victory over Tai Chung FC on 1 May 2011.[5]

Fibula fracture[edit]

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.[6]

2011–12 season[edit]

On 19 April 2012, Lam Ka Wai received the Most Valuable Player for March 2012 award from the Hong Kong Sport Press Association, after helping the club win the 2011-12 Hong Kong League Cup.[7]

2013–14 season[edit]

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.[8]

International career[edit]

Lam Ka Wai playing for Hong Kong national football team against UAE on 15 October 2013.

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.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kitchee SC

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

As of 6 December 2006

Club Season League League Cup Senior Shield FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Double Flower (loan) 2002–03 ? ? ? ? ? 0 ? 0 ? ?
Total 0 0
Kitchee (loan) 2003–04 ? 3 ? 1 ? 1 ? 0 ? 5
Total 3 1 1 0 5
Rangers 2004–05 ? 2 ? 1 1 0 1 0 ? 3
2005–06 9 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 13 1
2006–07 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 2 2 1 0 2 0 ? 4
Career Total 1 0

International career[edit]

As of 16 November 2014
# Date Venue Opponent Result Scored Competition
1 5 March 2005 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Mongolia 6–0 1 2005 EAFF Championship Preliminary
2 7 March 2005 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Guam 15–0 0 2005 EAFF Championship Preliminary
3 11 March 2005 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 5–0 1 2005 EAFF Championship Preliminary
4 13 March 2005 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  North Korea 0–2 0 2005 EAFF Championship Preliminary
5 21 October 2007 Gianyar Stadium, Gianyar, Indonesia  Timor-Leste 3–2 0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 28 October 2007 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Timor-Leste 8–1 1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 10 November 2007 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Turkmenistan 0–0 0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 18 November 2007 Olympic Stadium, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan  Turkmenistan 0–3 0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 9 October 2009 Outsourcing Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan  Japan 0–6 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
10 17 November 2010 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Paraguay 0–7 0 Friendly
11 9 February 2011 Shah Alam Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 0–2 0 Friendly
12 3 June 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong  Malaysia 1–1 0 Friendly
13 29 February 2012 Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong  Chinese Taipei 5–1 0 Friendly
14 1 June 2012 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Singapore 1–0 1 Friendly
15 10 June 2012 Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong  Vietnam 1–2 0 Friendly
16 18 August 2012 Jurong West Stadium, Singapore  Singapore 0–2 0 Friendly
17 16 October 2012 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Kowloon  Malaysia 0–3 0 Friendly
18 14 November 2012 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Malaysia 1–1 0 Friendly
19 22 March 2013 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Vietnam 1–0 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
20 4 June 2013 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Philippines 0–1 0 Friendly
21 6 September 2013 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar  Myanmar 0–0 0 Friendly
22 10 September 2013 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Singapore 1–0 0 Friendly
23 15 October 2013 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  United Arab Emirates 0–4 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
24 19 November 2013 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Uzbekistan 0–2 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
25 5 March 2014 My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 1–3 1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
26 6 September 2014 Lạch Tray Stadium, Hai Phong, Vietnam  Vietnam 1–3 1 Friendly
27 9 September 2014 Hougang Stadium, Hougang, Singapore  Singapore 0–0 0 Friendly
28 10 October 2014 Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong  Singapore 2–1 0 Friendly
29 14 October 2014 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Argentina 0–7 0 Friendly
30 16 November 2014 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 0–1 1 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (traditional Chinese (HK))林嘉緯回到快樂的17歲 Ming Pao. (by Sina.com.hk) 21 February 2009.
  2. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))林嘉緯港隊10號仔 Oriental Daily. 10 June 2011.
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))埠際賽港隊唔選少林兵 Oriental Daily. 8 June 2010.
  4. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))隊長林嘉緯建奇功 傑志險勝南華重登一哥 Wen Wei Po. 12 December 2010.
  5. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))7:0狂數大中傑志捧盃在望 Oriental Daily. 2 May 2011.
  6. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))足球 盧均宜林嘉緯冇得做隊長 Apple Daily. 3 August 2011.
  7. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))傑志贏公民重登榜首 Apple Daily (HK). 20 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Friendly on fire". The Standard. 30 July 2013. 
  9. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))林嘉緯一錘定音 摩帥領港足2連勝 Wen Wei Po 2012年6月2日.

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