Matt Lam

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Matt Lam
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Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Lam
Date of birth (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 20
Youth career
2006–2008 Ajax
2008–2009 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Croatia Sesvete 1 (0)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 19 (0)
2011 JEF United (loan) 6 (0)
2013– Kitchee SC 30 (2)
National team
2008 Canada U20 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:19, 17 January 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Lam[1][2][3] (Traditional Chinese: 林柱機;[1][2] born 10 September 1989) is a Canadian professional footballer who plays for Hong Kong First Division League side Kitchee.

Early and personal life[edit]

His father is from Hong Kong and his mother is Dutch.[1] His brother is Sam Lam, who is also a professional soccer player.[4]


Born in Edmonton, Alberta,[5] Lam played youth football in the Netherlands for Ajax and in England for Sheffield United, before making his professional debut for Croatian side Croatia Sesvete in October 2009.[6] Lam returned to Canada to play for FC Edmonton in 2010, as the team prepared to join the North American Soccer League for the 2011 season. Lam left FC Edmonton in January 2011, moving on loan to Japanese team JEF United.[7]

Lam earned one cap for Canada U20 in November 2008.[5]

On 27 February 2013, Lam joined Hong Kong First Division League side Kitchee, signing an 18-month contract.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c (traditional Chinese (HK)) 傑志簽入加拿大籍港將林柱機, Sina, 28 February 2013
  2. ^ a b (traditional Chinese (HK)) 球員資料 – 林柱機, Hong Kong Football Association
  3. ^ Player Information – Lam, Matthew Thomas, Hong Kong Football Association
  4. ^ FC Edmonton 2012 Season Review, Eighty Six Forever, 25 September 2012
  5. ^ a b "Player profile". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Matt Lam profile at Soccerway
  7. ^ Sandor, Steven. "Big in Japan: Another FC Edmonton player leaves for JEF United". The 11. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  8. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) "足球:傑志簽入加拿大籍港將林柱機". 27 February 2013. 
  9. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) "傑志羅致前阿積士中場". Wen Wei Po. 28 February 2013.