Sham Kwok Keung
|Full name||Sham Kwok Keung|
|Date of birth||10 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Hong Kong U-23|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2014
He is the younger brother of footballer Sham Kwok Fai
Both Sham Kwok Keung and his older brother Sham Kwok Fai were youth products of Happy Valley. He was named the Best Young Player in the 2003-04 season. But since then his progress has been hampered by injuries. At the end of the 2005–06 season he underwent surgery for his knee and spent 3 months recuperating. He regained a starting position but then twisted his ankle and broke half of his tendon, ending his season. The injuries caused him to change his shirt number from 12 to 13.
Sham Kwok Keung joined Shatin in the 2009-10 season, after Happy Valley was relegated. He scored a goal in the 7th minute against Tai Po to help the team win its first game by 4–1 on 24 October 2009.
Sham scored the second goal with a header, from brother Sham Kwok Fai's cross, for Citizen and helped the team overcome a 0–3 deficit in the 2010-11 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield final against South China, to eventually tie the match 3–3. Citizen went on to win the penalty shoot-out by 4–2 to win the trophy and qualified for the 2012 AFC Cup.
In the league, on 19 December 2010, Sham Kwok Keung scored against Kitchee to earn a 1–1 draw for Citizen. On April 2011, he scored the only goal in Citizen's 1–0 win over Tai Chung FC. In all he scored 6 goals for Citizen in the 2010–11 league season.
On 17 November 2011, he was diagnosed with a broken rib, sustained in the match in October against Tuen Mun when he was hit in the chest, and had to rest for 3 weeks. He did not therefore play against league champions Kitchee on 20 November 2011. On 6 January 2012, Sham Kwok Keung scored a header in the 85th minute against South China to make it 3–2 to Citizen, but later he was sent off for two bookable offences. The matched ended 3–3.
Hong Kong U23Edit
Sham Kwok Keung was a member of the Hong Kong national under-23 football team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Asian qualifiers. He scored a goal with a bicycle kick and provided an assist to Chan Siu Ki to score and win the game 3–0 in the qualifying match away to Bangladesh. Hong Kong lost the home leg 0–1 but still proceeded to the next round.
Senior national teamEdit
In a 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualifying game, Sham Kwok Keung appeared as a substitute for Hong Kong against Uzbekistan and scored two goals at the 66th and 87th minute, to help Hong Kong gain a point from the game, thus keeping Hong Kong's hopes alive for qualification. Sham Kwok Keung received great praise from coach Lai Sun Cheung after the match for his contribution. On 2 October 2011, Sham Kwok Keung scored two goals for Hong Kong in the 2011 Long Teng Cup against Macau to help Hong Kong win the match by 5–1. He was then sent off after two bookable offences in the last match against Chinese Taipei, but Hong Kong still won 6–0.
Guangdong-Hong Kong CupEdit
- Happy Valley
As of 18 August 2006
|Club||Season||League||League Cup||Senior Shield||FA Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
- As of 16 October 2012
Notes and referencesEdit
- (in Chinese)這個殺手不太冷 沈國強盼再創奇 Apple Daily. 5 September 2006.
- (in Chinese)朱兆基 卡爾齊演「帽子戲法」 Wen Wei Po. 25 October 2009.
- (in Chinese)沈國強加盟公民 Archived 24 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Ta Kung Pao 22 July 2010
- (in Chinese)公民戲劇性首奪銀牌錦標 Wen Wei Po 17 January 2011
- (in Chinese)傑志僅和公民 羅傑承：多謝晒 Archived 20 July 2012 at Archive.today Ming Pao (by Sina.com.hk). 20 December 2010.
- (in Chinese)公民撃敗大中 Apple Daily. 16 April 2011.
- Hong Kong Football Association profile 2010–11 Hong Kong Football Association player profile
- (in Chinese)足球 公民沈國強骨裂難鬥傑志 Apple Daily. 18 November 2011.
- (in Chinese)蠍子王又老烏公民慘和南華 Oriental Daily. 7 January 2012.
- (in Chinese)2006多哈亞運會 – 香港1比2不敵伊朗 Hong Kong Football Association match report. 4 December 2006.
- (in Chinese)2008 北京奧運預賽 孟加拉 0:3 香港 Hong Kong Football Association. Bangladesh 0–3 Hong Kong match report.
- (in Chinese)2008奧運足球預賽 港隊輸波晉級 黎新祥責球員輕敵 Apple Daily. 15 February 2007.
- (in Chinese)「黎祥」盛讚沈國強李思明 Apple Daily. 18 August 2006
- (in Chinese)龍騰盃 陳七拾射門鞋炒澳門 Apple Daily. 3 October 2011.
- (in Chinese)龍騰盃冧莊！香港隊好波！ Archived 7 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine Oriental Daily. 5 October 2011.
- (in Chinese)兩中門楣欠運 港足失落省港盃 Wen Wei Po.5 January 2011
Goldbert Chi Chiu
| Hong Kong First Division League Best Youth Player Award
(with Chan Siu Ki)
Chan Siu Ki
Tse Tak Him
to be confirmed
| Hong Kong Senior Shield Top Scorer
to be confirmed