Leong Ka Hang

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Leong Ka Hang
梁嘉恆
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Personal information
Full name Leong Ka Hang
Date of birth (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Macau
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
HK Pegasus
Number 9
Youth career
Lai Chi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2009 Windsor Arch Ka I
2009–2013 MFA Develop 32 (38)
2013–2014 Monte Carlo 28 (19)
2014–2016 Wofoo Tai Po 15 (5)
2016– HK Pegasus 5 (1)
National team
2008– Macau U23 9 (5)
2010– Macau 23 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:18, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Leong Ka Hang (Chinese: 梁嘉恆; pinyin: Liáng Jiākēng; born 22 November 1992[1] in Macau) is Macanese international footballer who currently plays for Hong Kong Premier League club HK Pegasus. He plays as a striker.

Early career[edit]

Leong Ka Hang broke his arm three times, when he was 15, 16 and soon after. The doctor told him to stop playing but he now wears a plastic protective guard on his left arm and has no problems.[2]

Leong Ka Hang became the Macau Footballer of the Year aged only 18, then he went to Japan for football training in August 2011 for half a month.[3]

Tai Po FC[edit]

From 8 September 2014, Leong Ka Hang has a trial with Hong Kong Premier League club Tai Po FC. Coach Pau Ka-Yiu said he has made a good first impression but he will observe him for a little while longer before making a decision.[4] Tai Po FC announced his signing on 6 November.[5] Leong Ka Hang made his debut as a second-half substitute on 22 November 2014, his 22nd birthday, against Sun Pegasus, but he failed to break the deadlock and the match ended 0:0.[6]

Hong Kong Pegasus FC[edit]

Leong Ka Hang joined Hong Kong Pegasus FC in the summer of 2016. He began as an Asian foreign player but qualified for as a domestic in December.[7]

Macau national football team[edit]

In 2009, Leong Ka Hang was called up by Macau for the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification matches held in Thailand. He scored Macau’s only goal in the 54th minute in the 5-1 defeat against Korea Republic.[8] He scored again in the 2-3 defeat to Bangladesh.[9]

On 2 July 2011, in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he was called up for Macau national football team to play against Vietnam. In the second-leg, he scored one goal for his team. But Macau still lost to Vietnam 1–13 after two-legs.[10]

In February 2011, in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifying playoff round, Leong Ka Hang scored a goal each away[11] and at home, but Macau lost to Cambodia 4-5 on aggregate after extra time.[12]

On 3 October 2011, Leong Ka Hang scored, giving his side the first lead of the game, against Hong Kong national football team in the 2011 Long Teng Cup. But Hong Kong came back to win 5-1.[13]

On 8 July 2012, at the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualifiers, Leong Ka Hang scored a goal against Australia U22 national football team but Macau lost 3-2.[14]

On 14 October 2014, Leong Ka Hang scored one goal to help Macau force a 2-2 draw with visitors Singapore in an international friendly at the football ground of Macau University of Science and Technology.[15]

On 15 November 2016, Leong Ka Hang was named the winner of the MVP award during the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup awards ceremony at Sarawak Stadium.[16]

International career[edit]

As of 6 January 2015.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Scored Competition
1 9 October 2010 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 1–7 1 2010 Long Teng Cup
2 10 October 2010 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Hong Kong 0–4 0 2010 Long Teng Cup
3 12 October 2010 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Philippines 0–5 0 2010 Long Teng Cup
4 9 February 2011 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 1–3 1 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifying playoff round
5 16 February 2011 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau  Cambodia 3–2 1 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifying playoff round
6 29 June 2011 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Vietnam 0–6 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 2 July 2011 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau  Vietnam 1–7 1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 30 September 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 0–3 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
9 2 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Hong Kong 1–5 1 2011 Long Teng Cup
10 4 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Philippines 0–2 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
11 21 July 2014 GFA National Training Center, Harmon, Guam  Guam 0–0 0 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary round 1
12 25 July 2014 GFA National Training Center, Harmon, Guam  Mongolia 3–2 0 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary round 1
13 14 October 2014 Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macau  Singapore 2–2 1 Friendly
14 12 March 2015 Army Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 0–3 0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
15 17 March 2015 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau  Cambodia 1–1 1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 9 October 2015 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 1–5 0 Friendly
17 28 March 2016 Hang Jebat Stadium, Malacca City, Malaysia  Malaysia 0–0 0 Friendly
18 30 June 2016 GFA National Training Center, Harmon, Guam  Mongolia 2–2 1 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Preliminary round 1
19 6 November 2016 Sarawak Stadium, Kuching, Malaysia  Mongolia 2–1 0 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup
20 6 November 2016 Sarawak Stadium, Kuching, Malaysia  Laos 4–1 1 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup

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