Michael Luk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael Luk
HK SunHei Michael Chi Ho Luk.JPG
Michael Luk plays for Sun Hei
Personal information
Full name Michael Chi Ho Luk
Date of birth (1986-08-22) 22 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender/ Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Southern
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2003 Woodbridge Strikers
2003–2004 North York Azzuri
2006–2007 St. John's Red Storm
2008–2009 Winthrop Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Newark Ironbound Express 1 (0)
2009 Toronto Lynx 13 (1)
2010 Portugal FC 2 (1)
2010–2012 Sun Hei 32 (7)
2012–2014 South China 23 (2)
2014–2015 Eastern 6 (1)
2015– Southern 28 (8)
Total 105 (20)
National team
2003 Canada U17 5 (0)
2012– Hong Kong 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 December 2012
Michael Luk
Traditional Chinese 陸志豪
Simplified Chinese 陆志豪

Michael Chi Ho Luk (born 22 August 1986) is a Hong Kong footballer. He is playing for Hong Kong Premier League side Eastern Sports Club as a Midfielder. He also holds a Canadian passport.

Early life[edit]

Michael Luk was born on 22 August 1986 in Hong Kong to parents Joe Luk and Susan Choi.[1] Michael Luk lived in Scarborough, Ontario after his family left Hong Kong when he was aged 5.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

North America[edit]

Michael Luk started his football career in Ontario Football club Woodbridge Strikers in 2002 and he moved to North York Azzuri in 2003. His performance attracted national team coach and played for Canada U-17 in this season.[1]

Between 2005 and 2008, Luk played for St. John's Red Storm. He mostly played as Defender in the team but he also played games as Midfielder.[1] He studied in Winthrop University after his high school education, and he continued his career in Winthrop Eagles soccer team.[4][5]

Luk played for Premier Development League club Newark Ironbound Express in 2008 and Toronto Lynx in 2009. Toronto Lynx set him as one of main players and he was given the number 10 shirt upon his arrival Toronto. He scored his first goal of formal competition in the league match against Fort Wayne Fever in Edelweiss Park on 11 July 2009.[6] In 2010, he signed with Portugal FC of the Canadian Soccer League, making his debut for the club on May 28, 2010 in a match against Montreal Impact Academy.[7] Shortly after Nanchang Bayi offered Luk a trial for the first team in June 2010 and since he was born in Hong Kong the Chinese Football Association counted him as a local player.[8] However, Nanchang Hengyuan abandoned Luk after Asqar Jadigerov joined the team.[9]

Hong Kong[edit]

Michael Luk came back to Hong Kong and had a trial in Sun Hei in South Central China in August 2010.[10] He passed the trial and moved to the first team for 2010–11 season. On 7 September 2010, Luk made his professional career debut, as a substitute for Chao Pengfei in a 3–0 victory at home to Tai Chung.[11][12]

Luk scored his first goal of his professional career by a long-range volley shoot on the 2nd-minute of the league match against Citizen on 17 October 2010.[13] He also finished his first hat-trick of his senior career by another two goals on the 56th-minute by direct free kick and the 64th-minute by penalty.[14] At the end, it is theatrical that Sun Hei lost the game by 4–5.[13][14]

After a year flawless performance, Luk was handed number 10 shirt, last worn by captain Chan Yiu Lun, and was planned as leading player in 2011–12 season.[15] Luk was start player in opening match of 100th First Division League season drew defending Kitchee on 3 September 2011.[16]

International career[edit]

Michael Luk was selected by Canada U-17 men's national soccer team for friendlies against United States and Jamaica in 2003. He played 5 matches in this year with one start-up chance but had no score. Canada did not win these 5 matches.[2]

Michael Luk made his international debut for the Hong Kong national football team on 14 November 2012 against Malaysia. He replaced Huang Yang on the 90th minute.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hong Kong South China

Hong Kong Sun Hei

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2008 Ironbound PDL 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009 Toronto Lynx PDL 13 1 13 1
Hong Kong League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
2010–11 Sun Hei First Division 18 4 3 0 1 0 22 4
2011–12 14 3 6 0 1 0 21 3
2012–13 South China First Division 12 2 8 1 0 0 20 3
Total USA 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Hong Kong 44 9 17 1 2 0 0 0 63 10
Career total 58 10 17 1 2 0 0 0 77 11

International statistics[edit]

Canada U17[edit]

As of 13 April 2012

Hong Kong[edit]

As of 9 December 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Profile in St. John's Red Storm
  2. ^ a b Michael Luk's Matches, CanadaSoccer.com
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 老竇力撐陸志豪決心追夢, Oriental Daily News, 23 October 2010
  4. ^ Winthrop men advance to Big South semis, Winthrop Athletics, 14 November 2009
  5. ^ Winthrop men's soccer team plays William & Mary in NCAA tournament, The Herald, 18 November 2008
  6. ^ Result of 2009 PDL game between Toronto Lynx and Fort Wayne Fever, Rocket Robin, 11 July 2009
  7. ^ Glover, Robin. "May 28, 2010 CSL--Portugal FC vs Montreal Impact (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  8. ^ (simplified Chinese) 南昌非法运营被禁用八一 中超再现职业联赛一窘境, Sina, 24 June 2010
  9. ^ (simplified Chinese) 南昌引援锁定中亚劲旅国脚 冲超功勋外援有望回归, Sina, 14 July 2010
  10. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 天水圍改赴泰國集訓, Ta Kung Pao, 15 August 2010
  11. ^ Match Results: 1st Division Sun Hei 3:0 Tai Chung 7 September 2010, Hong Kong Football Association, 7 September 2010
  12. ^ bma First Division Sun Hei 3:0 Tai Chung, Hong Kong Football Association, 7 September 2010
  13. ^ a b bma First Division Sun Hei 4:5 Citizen, Hong Kong Football Association, 17 October 2010
  14. ^ a b (traditional Chinese (HK)) 本地甲足聯晨曦4:5公民, i-Cable Communications, 17 October 2010
  15. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 劉強低調離隊, Metropolis Daily, 14 June 2011
  16. ^ Match Results: Kitchee 1:1 Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei, Hong Kong Football Association, 3 September 2011

External links[edit]