Sean Tse

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Sean Tse
Sean Tse vs Yokohama FC HK.jpg
Tse playing for South China in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sean Ka Keung Tse[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-03) 3 May 1992 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Salford, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Central defender
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
R&F
Number 30
Youth career
2005–2012 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 South China 55 (5)
2017–2018 Tai Po 7 (1)
2018– R&F (Hong Kong) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2018
Sean Tse
Traditional Chinese 謝家強
Simplified Chinese 谢家强

Sean Ka Keung Tse (pronounced [ʃɔn kɑː˥˧ kʰœːŋ˨˩ tsɛː˨˨], Chinese: 謝家強; born 3 May 1992) is a professional footballer who currently plays for Hong Kong Premier League club R&F (Hong Kong).

Club career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Tse was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, to a Hong Kongese father and an English mother of Irish descent.[citation needed] He went on trial with Manchester United in 2004 before joining Manchester City at under-14 level in September 2005.[3][4] He spent the majority of seasons in the academy team, and was voted the Academy Player of the Month in November 2009.[5]

In the 2011–12 season, Tse was included in City's B List squad for the UEFA Champions League.[6] However, he did not make a single appearance for the Manchester City first-team and was released at the end of the season.[citation needed]

South China[edit]

In August 2012, despite being linked with Oldham Athletic, Tse signed for Hong Kong side South China.[citation needed] He made his Hong Kong First Division League debut on 2 September 2012, coming on as a 74th-minute substitute in a 5–2 win over Yokohama FC Hong Kong at Hong Kong Stadium.[7]

Tai Po[edit]

On 8 August 2017, Tai Po announced that they had signed Tse.[8]

R&F[edit]

On 3 August 2018, it was reported that R&F (Hong Kong) had signed Tse.[9]

International career[edit]

Tse is eligible for the Republic of Ireland through his maternal grand-parentage.[citation needed] Tse was called up for Republic of Ireland national under-17 team in April 2009 for two under-17 friendlies against Poland but he absented these two matches.[10][11]

He has also shown interest in joining the Hong Kong national team and was listed on the training squad roster for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup in 2012.[12] He was then called up by Kim Pan-Gon, the Hong Kong head coach, for the 2013 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 May 2018
Club Season League Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South China 2012–13 13 0 5 1 18 1
2013–14 11 2 6 0 17 2
2014–15 10 2 7 0 17 2
2015–16 11 0 7 0 18 0
2016–17 13 1 4 0 17 1
Total 58 5 29 1 87 6
Tai Po 2017–18 7 1 2 0 9 1
Total 7 1 2 0 9 1
R&F 2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 65 6 31 1 96 7

Honours[edit]

South China

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Tse at Soccerway. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "4. 謝家強". South China AA. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Sean Tse joins Hong Kong's South China AA". 12 August 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Sean Tse". Manchester City F.C. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Shay lands Player of the Month Award". Manchester City F.C. 9 December 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Squad – Manchester City". UEFA. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Match Results: 2 September 2012". Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  8. ^ "和富大埔簽埋謝家強 防線人腳從未如此豪華過". Upower. Retrieved 8 August 2017. (in traditional Chinese (HK))
  9. ^ "官宣|前曼城预备队队长加盟,R&F富力港超新季集结". Guangzhou R&F. Retrieved 3 August 2018. (in Chinese)
  10. ^ Sean McCaffrey calls two into Republic of Ireland Under 17 squad ahead of Poland friendlies, Football Association of Ireland, 21 March 2009
  11. ^ Poland beat Ireland Under-17s in friendly at United Park Archived 25 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Football Association of Ireland, 21 April 2009
  12. ^ Hong Kong Senior Training Squad for the qualifying phase of the 2013 East Asian Football Federation, Hong Kong Football Association, 23 August 2012