Landon Ling

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Landon Ling
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Personal information
Full name Landon Lloyd Ling
Date of birth (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Left-back or Left winger
Club information
Current team
Sun Pegasus
Number 7
Youth career
2003–2005 Vancouver Whitecaps
2005–2006 Blackburn Rovers
2006–2007 Jablonec 97
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Jablonec 97 7 (0)
2008–2009 Kitchee 18 (1)
2011–2013 Kitchee 3 (0)
2012–2013Southern District (loan) 16 (4)
2013–2015 Sun Pegasus 34 (2)
2015–2016 Hong Kong Rangers 13 (4)
National team
2007 Canada U-20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 June 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2008

Landon Lloyd Ling (Chinese: 林家亮; Cantonese Yale: Lam4 Ga1 Leung4; born 8 October 1987) is a Canadian footballer of Hong Kong origin. He plays for the Hong Kong First Division League side Sun Pegasus as a left-back or a left winger. He also works in Canada as a singer, songwriter and music producer under the name of "Landon L".

Football career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Ling began his football career at Vancouver with Whitecaps FC Prospects. In 2002, he attended the Blackburn Rovers youth academy. He later moved to the Czech Republic in 2006 where he signed a contract with Jablonec 97.[1] He played two years in the Czech Republic before joining Hong Kong's Kitchee in the summer of 2008.[2]

Ling was a regular first team player at Kitchee in 2008–09 season. Head coach Julio César Moreno asserted that he was a vital player.[3]

He was selected for the Hong Kong League XI in 2009 where he participated in the Lunar New Year Cup with Sparta Prague, Suwon Samsung Bluewings, South China, and TSW Pegasus.[4][5]

Ling was injured during 2009 pre-season training with Kitchee. He returned to Canada to work with music production.[1]

In November 2011 he returned to Kitchee after a long recovery.

During 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League pre-season he played with Kitchee SC against Villarreal CF B, Muangthong United F.C., and Al-Wasl F.C., where they tied 3-3 in a friendly match. Al-Wasl F.C. previous head coach was Diego Maradona that season.

In 2012-13 Hong Kong First Division League Kitchee SC won the league title.

Ling was on loan from Kitchee SC to Southern District FC where he contributed to the club's success. He scored a goal on his first appearance for Southern District FC, although he broke his right arm during a fall.

In 2013–14 Hong Kong First Division League he signed with Sun Pegasus as a first team player, starting as a left back. He continued with Sun Pegasus in 2014-15 Hong Kong Premier League and were runner-up at the end of the season.

International career[edit]

Ling was a member of the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team for the friendly match against Czech Republic national under-20 football team in Prague on 6 October 2007.[6] He played all 90 minutes in the 2–1 victory for Canada.[7]

Entertainment career[edit]

In February 2010, he released It Started With Everything, his first mixtape album.[8]

In April 2012, he released, Another Chapter, his second mixtape album.

In July 2014, he founded independent record label LLM. He signed a contract with Sun Entertainment Culture Limited, where he was managed by Paco Wong, known as "Gold Manager".[citation needed]

He released ADHD, his EP album on iTunes in December 2015, under the artist name of Landon L. In July 2014, he released a music video for the song titled "For You" featuring Ukrainian model Iryna Z and directed by ShotByFong.

In October 2014, he released "So Gone" with a music video featuring Jennifer Nguyen and directed by ShotByFong.

In November 2014, he released "Sophisticated" with a music video.

In April 2015, he released "Colda" with a music video featuring Jeri Lee, directed by ShotByFong.

In May 2016, he released "Music & Love" with a music video, featuring Jennifer Nguyen, directed by ShotByFong.

In June 2019, he released a single titled "Sunsets" and released Concussion, his first studio album, on Spotify.

Personal Life[edit]

In 2014 Ling started dating actress and model Wylie Chiu also known as 趙碩之 [1]. They have a dog name Bacon.

In 2017 Ling was involved in a near fatal motor vehicle accident where he was his hit by another vehicle from oncoming traffic. He sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and lost consciousness due to a severe concussion.

In 2018, he was involved in another motor vehicle accident where he sustained another TBI and superficial lacerations when another vehicle hit him at an intersection. Doctors later diagnosed him with PCS and ADHD.

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