Matthew Thomas Lam[2][3] (Chinese: 林柱機;[2][3] born 10 September 1989) is a Canadian professional footballer who is currently a free agent.

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Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Lam
Date of birth (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
2006–2008 Ajax
2008–2009 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Croatia Sesvete 1 (0)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 19 (0)
2011JEF United Chiba (loan) 6 (0)
2013–2019 Kitchee 89 (8)
2018Lee Man (loan) 10 (1)
2019–2020 R&F 13 (2)
2021 Southern 4 (0)
2021–2022 Eastern 3 (0)
International career
2008 Canada U20 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 June 2022

Club careerEdit

Born in Edmonton, Alberta,[4] Lam played youth football in the Netherlands for Ajax and in England for Sheffield United before making his professional debut for Croatian side Croatia Sesvete in October 2009.[1] Lam returned to Canada to play for FC Edmonton in 2010, as the team prepared to join the North American Soccer League for the 2011 season. Lam left FC Edmonton in January 2011, moving on loan to Japanese team JEF United Chiba.[5]

Lam earned one cap for Canada U20 in November 2008.[4]

On 27 February 2013, Lam joined Hong Kong First Division side Kitchee, signing an initial 18-month contract.[6][7]

On 10 January 2018, fellow Hong Kong Premier League club Lee Man acquired Lam on loan for the remainder of the season.[8]

On 25 May 2019, it was announced that Lam would be leaving the club after six years.[9]

On 19 June 2019, R&F head coach Yeung Ching Kwong revealed that Lam would join the club.[10] He opened his account for the club on 22 December 2019, scoring a brace in a 7–1 win over Rangers.[11] Lam sued the club in November 2020 due to unpaid wages.[12]

On 3 May 2021, it was announced that Lam would join Southern until the end of the season.[13]

On 9 August 2021, it was announced that Lam had joined Eastern.[14]

On 19 June 2022, it was announced that Lam had left Eastern. [15]

Personal lifeEdit

His father is Hongkongese and his mother is Canadian[4] of Dutch descent.[2] His brother, Sam Lam, is also a professional soccer player.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Matt Lam at Soccerway
  2. ^ a b c (in Chinese) 傑志簽入加拿大籍港將林柱機, Sina, 28 February 2013
  3. ^ a b (in Chinese) 球員資料 – 林柱機, Hong Kong Football Association
  4. ^ a b c "Player profile". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 28 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Sandor, Steven. "Big in Japan: Another FC Edmonton player leaves for JEF United". The 11. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  6. ^ (in Chinese) "足球:傑志簽入加拿大籍港將林柱機". sportsroad.hk. 27 February 2013.
  7. ^ (in Chinese) "傑志羅致前阿積士中場". Wen Wei Po. 28 February 2013.
  8. ^ Au Yeung, Patrick. "MATT LAM JOINS LEE MAN ON LOAN". Facebook. Offside.hk.
  9. ^ Yuen, Chi Ho. "列斯奧佐迪結束9年傑志生涯 林柱機指新東家野心大". HK01. Retrieved 25 May 2019. (in Chinese)
  10. ^ Tsang, Ngan Ping. "富力來季班費5,000萬楊正光:組軍已完成得八八九九". Apple Daily. Retrieved 19 June 2019. (in Chinese)
  11. ^ "富力狂數流浪「七個一皮」 理文小勝東方". Sportsroad.hk. Retrieved 22 December 2019. (in Chinese)
  12. ^ "Hong Kong football players battling Chinese owners for unpaid wages". South China Morning Post. 24 November 2020.
  13. ^ 港超聯 林柱機加盟冠忠南區再戰港超 on.cc 3 May 2021
  14. ^ 港超聯 東方龍獅開操拜神 望踢出新風格 on.cc 9 August 2021
  15. ^ 港超聯 東方龍獅馮慶燁林柱機離隊 on.cc 19 June 2022
  16. ^ FC Edmonton 2012 Season Review, Eighty Six Forever, 25 September 2012

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