Lexton Moy

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Lexton Moy
Personal information
Full name Lexton de la Cruz Moy[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth New York City, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2003–2004 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
2005–2007 Long Island University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Laredo Heat 5 (0)
2008–2009 New York Athletic Club 12 (0)
2009–2010 Tai Chung 13 (1)
2011–2012 Kaya 14 (4)
2013 Lam Ieng 5 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Philippines 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:50, 26 June 2012 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:20, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Lexton de la Cruz Moy (Chinese: 梅示敦, born 24 January 1985) is an American-Filipino sportsperson and former Philippines international footballer. He played as a midfielder and last played for Lam Ieng that competed in the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol in Macau. He also stints in the Hong Kong First Division League and the United Football League (Philippines).

Football career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Moy started his college career at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He broke his leg his freshmen year taking a medical red-shirt. During his recovery Moy joined the Rutgers Table Tennis Team [2] and later rejoined the men's soccer team once he had medical clearance to resume training. In his following year, Moy saw limited action as a RU Scarlet Knight which prompted a transfer his junior year to Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. He captained the Men's NCAA Division I Long Island University Blackbird's his first year and played the remainder of his college eligibility at LIU.[3]

During his college years, Moy played for the Laredo Heat in the USL Premier Development League capturing the National Championship in the 2007 PDL Season.[4] He also played for the New York Athletic Club in the National Premier Soccer League in 2008 and 2009.


In the summer of 2009, Moy traveled to Hong Kong to try out for First Division team Biu Chun Rangers, formerly Fourway Athletics. Unpromising contract agreements prompted Moy to seek trials with Shatin Sports Association. After an unsuccessful try-out with the club, Moy moved on to the newly promoted second-division team Tai Chung FC. In August 2009, Moy signed a one-year contract with Tai Chung FC as a non-resident player. In the 2009–10 season, with his foreign player status, Moy started 9 matches and made 13 appearances.[5][6] Moy registered his first and only goal on 19 September 2009 against Kitchee SC. Tai Chung FC's 2009–10 Hong Kong First Division League season culminated in a 1–1 draw against league champions South China AA to escape relegation for the 2010–11 season.

After his contract expired, Moy moved to Manila and signed with Kaya F.C., that competes in the United Football League (Philippines) on 16 August 2011. Moy played with Kaya FC in the 2011 United Football Cup. The team finished its 2011 Cup bout in fourth place after losing to Global FC in the Consolation match. Moy continued with the team's campaign in the 2012 United Football League (Philippines) and the 2012 United Football Cup. In 2012, Kaya FC finished second place in the UFL league, but was knocked out of Cup Tournament in the quarter-final round.[7][8] From 2011–2012, Moy started 24 matches and made 26 appearances within 30 League and Cup competitions.[9][10]

In 2013, Moy signed with Lam Ieng of the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol, Macau's first division football league.[11]


Upon moving to the Philippines in 2011, Moy joined the Philippines national football team. Moy was called up to the 20-man squad for the 2011 Long Teng Cup.[12] Moy made his first appearance for the Azkals as a substitute to Ian Araneta in the match against Chinese Taipei in the 2011 Long Teng Cup which ended up with a scoreless draw.[13] His second international cap was in the 2-0 win against Macau in the 2011 Long Teng Cup with the team's second-place finish behind Hong Kong.[14] Moy later appeared in several exhibition matches against Internacional de Madrid CF, Al Ahli SC and LA Galaxy.[15][16][17] Moy's international friendly appearances include a 1-0 loss to Australia U-23, and his first start for the Philippines national football team in a 1-1 draw against Malaysia.[18][19] Moy was later called up to the 23-man roster for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup (Squad List).[20] In the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup, Moy made appearances in the 2-0 loss against North Korea and in the 2-1 loss against Turkmenistan, and the team finished in third place after a 4-3 win over Palestine in the cups'consultation match.[21][22][23] Moy would later make appearances in 2012 Philippine Peace Cup, playing in the 1-0 win over Guam, 5-0 win over Macua and 3-1 win over Chinese Taipei.[24][25][26]

Although being named to the 30 player Squad List for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, Moy was not called to participate in the competition.[27][28]

On 4 June 2013, Moy appeared in his last game for the Philippines in a 1-0 victory over Hong Kong in an International Friendly.[29]


Moy was born and raised in Chinatown, Manhattan. Moy grew up in a small apartment on Bayard Street overlooking Chinatown's Columbus park with his parents, Emelita Dela Cruz Moy and Way Ping Moy, his grand parents, Tsun Wan Chin and Gwong Kang Chin and his older sister Noreen Moy.


  1. ^ "Hong Kong First division League". HKFA.com. Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Table Tennis Association Player List
  3. ^ Long Island University Player Profile
  4. ^ 2007 USL PDL Champions Media Guide
  5. ^ http://www.hkfa.com/upload/rules/rules0809.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/players/lexton-moy/96754/
  7. ^ http://www.uflphilippines.com.ph/standings.html
  8. ^ http://www.uflphilippines.com.ph/cup/standingscup.html
  9. ^ http://www.uflphilippines.com.ph/results.html
  10. ^ http://www.uflphilippines.com.ph/cup/resultscup.html
  11. ^ http://www.macaufa.com/pdf/2013/Club_info/First/LAM%20IENG.pdf
  12. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (2011-09-21). "New Azkals team join Long Teng Cup tilt". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  13. ^ 中菲激情較勁 但只能互交白卷. CTFA.com.tw (in Chinese). Chinese Taipei Football Association. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  14. ^ 菲律賓欠缺臨門一腳 小勝澳門. CTFA.com.tw (in Chinese). Chinese Taipei Football Association. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  15. ^ Flores, Celeste R. (2012-01-07). "Madrid defeats Azkals-UFL but 'Sendong' victims are real winners". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  16. ^ Leyba, Olmin (2012-02-15). "Phl Azkals rebound, rip Qatari side". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  17. ^ "Recap: Big three shine as Galaxy roll over Philippines". lagalaxy.com. Los Angeles Galaxy. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  18. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (2012-02-17). "Australia U-23 squad pips tired Azkals". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  19. ^ "Deadlock in Manila". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  20. ^ "2012 AFC Challenge Cup squad list - Philippines". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "Match summary - DPR Korea v Philippines". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  22. ^ "Match summary - Turkmenistan v Philippines". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  23. ^ "Match summary - Philippines v Palestine". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  24. ^ Gionco, Mark (2012-09-25). "Reichelt leads Azkals to 1-0 win over Guam". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  25. ^ Almo, Alder (2012-09-28). "Wolf's hat trick lead Azkals to 5-0 win over Macau". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  26. ^ Gionco, Mark; Tupas, Cedelf (2012-09-29). "Azkals end 99-year wait for international crown". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  27. ^ http://www.affsuzukicup.com/players/moy-lexton-dela-cruz
  28. ^ http://www.affsuzukicup.com/philippines.html
  29. ^ http://www.hkgfootball.com/report/20130604.htm

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