Yong Kuong Yong

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Yong Kuong Yong
Personal information
Full name Yong Kuong Yong (杨孔雍)
Date of birth (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full back, Centre back,
Central midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Penang
Number 6
Youth career
2005–2008 Kuala Lumpur FA President's Cup
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Kuala Lumpur 61 (33)
2011–2012 FELDA United 22 (2)
2012–2014 Perak 21 (10)
2014–2015 Penang 41 (1)
2015–2016 Terengganu 15 (0)
2017– Penang 9 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Malaysia U-23 3 (1)
2010–2016 Malaysia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 17, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 23, 2017

Yong Kuong Yong (born 18 September 1988 in Port Dickson) is a Malaysian footballer. He is currently playing for Penang in Malaysia Super League. He can play as a full back, centre back, central midfielder and occasionally as a striker.

Career[edit]

Yong started his career playing for his hometown team Negeri Sembilan Chinese for the Malaysian Chinese Football Association (MFCA) League, under coach Christopher Khoo.[1] He later leaves his hometown to Kuala Lumpur to play in Kuala Lumpur FA youth team, and was promoted to the senior team in 2009.

He transferred to Felda United FC for the 2012 season. On 10 January 2012, in his league debut for Felda United, he scored in a 2-0 victory over his former club, Kuala Lumpur FA. He scored his second goal in a 1-0 win over PBDKT T-Team FC on 30 June 2012.

Yong signed for Perak FA for the 2013 season.

In November 2013, Yong signed for Malaysia Premier League side, Penang FA.

International career[edit]

He has been called up to Malaysia national football team in 2010 & 2015.[2] He made his debut for Malaysia against Yemen on 27 February 2010.[3]

Yong was also playing for the Malaysia U-23 team. He was called up to the SEA Games U-23 squad in October 2011 after impressive performance in Malaysia Cup. He made his first appearances against Nepal senior team and manage to score one goal. Yong has also shown a tremendous performance on his first appearance in the SEA Games helping the Malaysia national team to wins 4-1 against Cambodia.

Style of play[edit]

At the start of his career, Yong plays as a midfielder and occasionally as a Striker at Kuala Lumpur, FELDA United and Perak. When he transferred to Penang, he was converted as centre-back by Coach K. Devan, due to his height, aggressiveness, speed and mainly lack of choice of centre back players in the squad at the time due to injuries. He adapted the position so well that he becomes the first choice centre-back for Penang.[4]

2015, under coaching of Jacksen F. Tiago, Yong was converted to Right-Back. Due to his exceptional stamina, Yong is able to provide crosses upfield and defend effectively against an opponent's attack down the flanks. Which make him the most appearances player for Penang FA in 2015.

Honours[edit]

Penang[edit]

  • Runners-up : 2015

References[edit]

5. http://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/mag-season-preview-your-ultimate-guide-new-campaign#:TZgK9QgoGxiLRA 6. http://life.sinchew.com.my/node/19201?tid=46 7. http://sports.sinchew.com.my/node/19858 8. http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038058 9. http://www.soccerfanz.com.my/node/120137 10. http://www.ericsoo.com/thread-363844-1-1.html

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