Tan Chun Lok

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Tan Chun Lok
陳俊樂
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Personal information
Full name Mark Tan Chun Lok
Date of birth (1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou R&F
Number 16
Youth career
2007–2009 Eastern
2009 Brooke House College
2009–2011 Peterborough United
2011–2013 Northampton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 YFCMD 23 (2)
2015–2016 Pegasus 13 (0)
2016–2018 Tai Po 32 (1)
2018– Guangzhou R&F 0 (0)
2018–2019R&F (loan) 17 (2)
National team
2013–2015 Hong Kong U-19
2016 Hong Kong U-21 2 (0)
2014– Hong Kong U-23 4 (0)
2015– Hong Kong 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 Sep 2019

Mark Tan Chun Lok (Chinese: 陳俊樂; born 15 January 1996) is a Hong Kong footballer who currently plays for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F.

Early career[edit]

In 2009, Mark won a Dreams Come True scholarship which allowed him to complete his high school studies in Britain at the Brooke House College Football Academy with all costs covered.[1] Mark Tan signed a professional contract with Peterborough United in January 2010 after a six-week trial.[2]

Club career[edit]

In 2013, he returned to Hong Kong and signed with YFCMD.

In 2015, he joined Pegasus.

Stating he was not ready to move to a big club yet, Tan joined Tai Po in 2016. He earned the Best Young Player award for the second consecutive year during the 2016-17 season.

Following two years at Tai Po, Tan signed a three and a half year contract with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F on 13 July 2018.[3]

International career[edit]

Tan is a member of the Hong Kong national under-23 football team that plays in the 2014 Asian Games. He broke his leg in the match against Bangladesh and has to return to Hong Kong for treatment, missing the last 16 clash against hosts South Korea.[4]

He made his full international debut in an friendly against Thailand on 9 October 2015.[5]

On 13 July 2018, Tan's club Guangzhou R&F confirmed that they would release him to participate in the 2018 Asian Games.[6]

Hong Kong national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 3 0
2016 3 0
2017 10 1
2018 5 0
2019 3 1
Total 24 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Hong Kong's goal tally first.[7]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2017 Hong Kong Stadium, Wan Chai, Hong Kong  North Korea 1–0 1–1 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 5 September 2019 Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 1–0 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Pegasus
Tai Po

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Mark's elder brother Tan Ka Lok was also a professional footballer. He played for First Division clubs Eastern and Sun Hei.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Kung (8 October 2012). "Can he kick it? Yes he can". South China Morning Post. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)
  2. ^ "Posh capture 14-year-old Mark Chan Chun-lok". goal.com. 15 Jan 2010.
  3. ^ Gao, Si Kei. "陳俊樂與廣州富力簽約至2021 首半季將外借港超R&F富力". HK01. Retrieved 13 July 2018. (in Chinese)
  4. ^ Chan Kin-wa (23 September 2014). "Hong Kong's Tan Chun-lok breaks leg in Bangladesh clash". South China Morning Post. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)
  5. ^ "Fearless Stalwart Excelled in Senior International Debut for Hong Kong". Hong Kong Football Association. 13 Nov 2015.
  6. ^ "陳俊樂轉投中超廣州富力 簽約3年半 會方放行下月為港戰亞運". Ming Pao. Retrieved 13 July 2018. (in Chinese)
  7. ^ "Tan, Chun Lok". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

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