Lam Sheung Yee

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Spencer Lam Sheung Yee (Chinese: 林尚義; Jyutping: lam4 soeng6 ji6; 14 December 1934[1] – 23 April 2009) was a football defender, coach and announcer, as well as an actor.

Lam Sheung Yee
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Born(1934-12-14)14 December 1934
Died23 April 2009(2009-04-23) (aged 74)
Nationality
  • British Overseas Territories citizen
  • Republic of China
CitizenshipHong Kong
Occupation
  • actor
  • footballer
  • sport commentator
Association football career
Full name Spencer Lam Sheung Yee
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1948 Eastern
1948–1962 Kitchee
1962–1963 Five-One-Seven
1963–1964 Kitchee
1964–1965 KMB
1965–1967 Yuen Long
1967–1970 Eastern
1970–1972 Hong Kong Rangers
1972–1973 Eastern
National team
1958–1968 Republic of China
Honours
Representing  Republic of China
Football
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1958 Tokyo Team Competition
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Spencer was a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong with an economics major. He was once a secondary school teacher in Hong Kong while working as a voice actor on television advertisements and a football player. At an international level, he represented the Republic of China in 1960 Olympics football in Rome.[2]

Football careerEdit

As a footballer, he was nicknamed Chinese: 重炮; lit. 'Heavy Gun' due to his powerful clearances and long-range free kicks from between 20 and 40 yards), but it also had a lot to do with the materials used on the match balls are a lot heavier than the ones being used nowadays.[3] He also had another nickname Chinese: 倉魚; lit. 'pale fish'. He represented Republic of China instead of Hong Kong, despite both teams being founding members of the Asian Football Confederation in 1954.

HonoursEdit

Acting careerEdit

He also developed an acting career garnering 48 credits[4] from 1992 to 2004. He is most remembered for roles in Young And Dangerous where he played a priest and Karen Mok's father, Sunshine Cops and Your Place Or Mine.

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA.com - Seung-yee LAM
  2. ^ "Lam Sheung Yee". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  3. ^ 「重炮」震球壇 亞運摘金 (in Chinese). Sing Tao. 24 April 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Spencer Lam". IMDb. Retrieved 27 March 2022.

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