Ng Wai Chiu

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Ng Wai Chiu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-10-22) 22 October 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Center-back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eastern
Number 35
Youth career
1996 Shatin
1996–97 HKSI
1997–98 Instant-Dict
1998 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Instant–Dict
1998–1999 Kitchee (loan)
2001 Guangdong Mingfeng
2002–2003 Guangzhou Xiangxue 35 (1)
2002 South China (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Nanjing Yoyo 27 (2)
2005 Shanghai Zobon (loan) 23 (1)
2006–2008 Shanghai Shenhua 38 (1)
2009–2010 Hangzhou Greentown 34 (0)
2011–2012 South China 8 (2)
2012 TSW Pegasus (loan) 6 (2)
2012 Sun Pegasus 9 (2)
2013–2016 Tianjin Quanjian 67 (4)
2017– Eastern 0 (0)
National team
2001–2012 Hong Kong 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2013
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ng ().
Ng Wai Chiu
Traditional Chinese 吳偉超
Simplified Chinese 吴伟超

Ng Wai Chiu (born 22 October 1981 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong professional football player cuurently playing for Hong Kong Premier League club Eastern. He has been capped for Hong Kong at various youth levels, including the Olympic U-23 team and is now a regular in senior 'A' internationals.

Early life[edit]

Ng Wai Chiu's father Ng Chi Ying was also a footballer for Guangdong. At the age of 7, Ng Wai Chiu moved from Kowloon Bay to Shatin's Hin Keng Estate. He then started playing football in the football field below his building. He began to challenge his father's football skills when he was 15 but lost every time. He joined the Hong Kong Sports Institute in the same year and met his Hong Kong defence partner Chan Wai Ho there for the first time. [1]

Club career[edit]

Ng spent time learning his trade at various clubs, including a short spell in England when he was an apprentice with Huddersfield Town and Southampton side.

Unsatisfied with the Hong Kong League, Ng moved to Mainland to further develop his football ability. After gradually working his way up from the lower-divisions in Mainland, he signed for Nanjing Yoyo in the Chinese Jia League on 15 February 2004,[2] before moving to Shanghai Zobon in the Chinese Super League in 2005.

Shanghai Zobon[edit]

In 2005, Ng Wai Chiu was a regular starter for newly promoted club Shanghai Zobon under coach Ma Liang-Xing. He played 23 matches for Zobon and scored 1 goal. The club finished 11th in the 14 team league. He was named as a member of the Shanghai United team to face Primera Liga outfits Villareal CF and Sevilla.[3]

Shanghai Shenhua[edit]

Near the end of the 2006 Chinese Super League season, Ng Wai Chiu was selected as a member of the CSL All Stars. With Ng and Li Wei Feng in central defence, Shenhua only conceded 18 goals, the second best record in the league.[4] On 21 December, the club and the player announced an extension to their contract.[5]

Hangzhou Greentown[edit]

Ng played for the Chinese Super League club Hangzhou Greentown, and is the first professional player from Hong Kong to be in the Chinese Super League.[6]

In the 2010–11 season, he was plagued by injuries to his knee and missed many matches with Hangzhou Greentown as well as the Hong Kong national football team.[7]

South China[edit]

Ng Wai Chiu return to Hong Kong and joined South China on 22 January 2011.[8] But his knee injury persisted and he did not play until April. On 16 April, He played 13 minutes as a substitute as South China beat Rangers (HKG) 3:1.[9]

On 3 May, in the 2011 AFC Cup, Ng Wai-Chiu came on as a substitute in the away game against Persipura Jayapura and scored with a header with 4 minutes remaining. But it was to no avail as South China lost 4:2 and was dumped out of the tournament.[10]

TSW Pegasus[edit]

Ng Wai Chiu joined TSW Pegasus in January 2012 to get more playing opportunities. He made his debut on 4 February 2012 at home against Sham Shui Po and scored a goal to help his new club seal a 3–0 victory.[11]

Tianjin Songjiang[edit]

Ng Wai Chiu joined Tianjin Songjiang for an undisclosed fee on 25 December 2012. He was the captain of Tianjin Songjiang in the Season 2012–13.

International[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Ng Wai Chiu played for Hong Kong against Japan in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification match in Hong Kong, but Hong Kong lost 0:4.

Ng Wai Chiu also played in the 2010 East Asian Football Championship where Hong Kong lost all 3 of its matches and finished last.

Ng Wai Chiu was optimistic he would be able to play for Hong Kong in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualification matches.[12] But in the end he missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualification matches against Saudi Arabia due to his poor form.[13]

On 30 September 2011, Ng Wai-Chiu was sent off in the 3:3 draw with the Philippines in the 2011 Long Teng Cup.[14]

On 1 January 2012, Ng Wai-Chiu captained Hong Kong to victory over Guangdong in the 2012 Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup when Hong Kong won the cup on penalties.[15]

On 18 September 2012, Ng decided to quit international football.

Personal life[edit]

Ng Wai Chiu's uncle is Hong Kong actor Francis Ng. Francis Ng wrote the foreword for Ng Wai Chiu's autobiography Winning Over Myself (贏自己).[16]

International career[edit]

As of 4 October 2011
# Date Venue Opponent Result Record Competition
1 14 January 2001 Fatorda Stadium, Goa, India  Romania 2–4 0 Sahara Millennium Cup
2 4 December 2003 National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan  South Korea 1–3 0 2003 EAFF Championship
3 18 February 2004 Darulmakmur Stadium, Penang, Malaysia  Malaysia 3–1 Goal 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 31 March 2004 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong  China PR 0–1 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 9 June 2004 Kazma SC Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 0–4 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 13 October 2004 Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong  Malaysia 2–0 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 17 November 2004 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China  China PR 0–7 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 9 February 2005 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Brazil 1–7 0 2005 Carlsberg Cup
9 18 February 2006 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  India 2–2 0 Friendly
10 22 February 2006 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Qatar 0–3 0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
11 1 March 2006 Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh  Bangladesh 1–0 0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
12 18 November 2007 Macau UST Stadium, Macau  Macau 9–1 0 Friendly
[17] 1 January 2009 Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou, China China Guangdong 1–3 0 2009 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
[18] 4 January 2009 Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong China Guangdong 4–1 Goal 2009 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
13 14 January 2009 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  India 2–1 Goal Friendly
14 21 January 2009 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Bahrain 1–3 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
15 18 November 2009 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Japan 0–4 0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
16 7 February 2010 Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan  South Korea 0–5 0 2010 East Asian Football Championship
17 11 February 2010 Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan  Japan 0–3 0 2010 East Asian Football Championship
18 30 September 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Philippines 3–3 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
19 4 October 2011 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 6–0 0 2011 Long Teng Cup
29 December 2011 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong ChinaGuangdong 2–2 (c) 2012 Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup
1 January 2012 Huizhou Olympic Stadium, Huizhou, Guangdong, China ChinaGuangdong 0 (4) –0 (5) (c) 2012 Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))我來自呢區:沙田 Shatin 街場→中超→南華 吳偉超走不出沙田 Apple Daily. 11 April 2011.
  2. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))吳偉超轉投南京有有 Apple Daily. 16 February 2004
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))吳偉超中超打穩陣腳 Apple Daily. 8 November 2005.
  4. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))入選中超明星賽 求驗客手記:吳偉超為港爭光 20 October 2006
  5. ^ (Chinese)雙方一拍即合 港腳吳偉超明年續留上海申花 Xin Wen Wen Pao. 22 December 2006
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20091027101228/http://www.geocities.com/hkgfootball/players/ng_wc.txt
  7. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))吳偉超跟操谷狀態 Wen Wei Po. 18 January 2011
  8. ^ (Chinese) 吳偉超回歸港甲投南華 Wen Wei Po. 23 January 2011.
  9. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))吳偉超回歸港甲首戰奏捷 Ta Kung Pao. 17 April 2011.
  10. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))基士文兩失入球良機 Wen Wei Po. 4 May 2011.
  11. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))銀牌決賽前哨戰 南華 4:2勇挫晨曦 Apple Daily. 5 April 2012.
  12. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))吳偉超回歸港甲首戰奏捷 Ta Kung Pao. 17 April 2011.
  13. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))簡訊/吳偉超無緣作客鬥沙特 Ta Kung Pao. 19 July 2011.
  14. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))龍騰盃 港隊逼和菲律賓史上最差 Apple Daily. 1 October 2011.
  15. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))第34屆省港盃(次回合) 英雄輝狂救3個12碼 港隊捧盃上天堂 Apple Daily. 2 January 2012.
  16. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))無意投南華 吳偉超心繫中超 Ta Kung Pao. 9 July 2009.
  17. ^ 31st Guangdong-HK Cup – Match Results, Hong Kong Football Association, 1 January 2009
  18. ^ 31st Guangdong-HK Cup – Match Results, Hong Kong Football Association, 4 January 2009

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Chan Ka Ki
Kwok Man Tik
Hong Kong First Division League Best Youth Player Award
(with Chan Ho Man)

2000–01
Succeeded by
Chan Ho Man
Goldbert Chi Chiu
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ma Cheng
Hangzhou Greentown F.C. captain
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Du Wei
Preceded by
Chan Wai Ho
Hong Kong national football team captain
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Chan Wai Ho
Preceded by
Itaparica
Sun Pegasus F.C. captain
August 2012 – December 2012
Succeeded by
Jaimes McKee
Preceded by
Yu Rui
Tianjin Songjiang F.C. captain
January 2013 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent