Lee Kin Wo

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Lee Kin Wo
HK LeeKinWo Eastern 2009.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-10-20) 20 October 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right-winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Eastern ? (8)
1988–1989 Lai Sun Double Flower ? (5)
1989–1991 Lai Sun ? (5)
1991 Geylang United 5 (1)
1991–1995 Eastern ? (14)
1995–2003 South China ? (30)
2003–2007 Sun Hei ? (9)
2007–2008 Workable 17 (0)
2008–2009 Eastern 6 (1)
National team
1987–2003 Hong Kong 48 (11)
Teams managed
Hong Kong 09
2007 Hong Kong
2007–2008 Workable
2008–2013 Eastern
2017–2018 Eastern (assistant)
2018 Eastern
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2009

Lee Kin Wo (Chinese: 李健和; Jyutping: lei5 gin6 wo4, born 20 October 1967 in Hong Kong) is one of the most famous footballers in Hong Kong and played as right winger.

Lee won the Hong Kong Footballer of the Year award three times during his career. He holds an AFC "A" License.[1]

Club career

Lee Kin Wo made his debut in Hong Kong First Division League on 13 October 1985 when he was 18 years old. He is most memorable for participating the friendly match South China Athletic Association (Lee is loaned from Eastern for that match, along with Dale Tempest) versus São Paulo, the Brazilian team with national representatives Cafu, Leonardo Araújo and Zetti at that time. Finally South China won the match by 4–2 and Lee scored the fourth goal of his team.

In May 2000, during an international friendly hosted by Macau, Lee kicked the football toward the upper body of the Macau referee Choi Kuok-kun, after several unfair decisions were being awarded in favour of the home side.[2][3] Hong Kong eventually won the match by 1-0 and Choi was banned from officiating for life.

Coaching career

He was appointed to be the head coach of Hong Kong national football team on 22 May 2007.[4] The first match he led was a friendly match played away against Indonesia national football team. Hong Kong lost by 0–3 in the match.

Lee was promoted to head coach of Eastern for the second time on 19 January 2018 following the resignation of Szeto Man Chun.[5]

Personal life

He resides with his family on Peng Chau island. His eldest son Lee Ka Wah is a former footballer.

Games of Hong Kong team coached by Lee Kin Wo

# Date Type of Match Location Opponent Result
1 1 June 2007 Friendly Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia 0–3
2 10 June 2007 Hong Kong–Macau Interport Hong Kong  Macau 2–1
3 19 June 2007 2008 East Asian Football Championship Preliminary Macau  Chinese Taipei 1–1
4 21 June 2007 2008 East Asian Football Championship Preliminary Macau  Guam 15–1
5 24 June 2007 2008 East Asian Football Championship Preliminary Macau  North Korea 0–1

References

  1. ^ Chan, Kin-wa. "Eastern boss Szeto Man-Chun walks after Kitchee thrashing as Lee Kin-wo steps up for crucial AFC Champions League tie". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 
  2. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2000/05/29/referee-strikes-player-during-hong-kong-macau-match
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FK1MwfpnkM&feature=related&hl=en&gl=IL
  4. ^ HKFA Website East Asian Football Championship 2008 – Preliminary Competition: Hong Kong Team Training Squad
  5. ^ Chan, Kin-wa. "Eastern boss Szeto Man-Chun walks after Kitchee thrashing as Lee Kin-wo steps up for crucial AFC Champions League tie". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 

External links

  • Lee Kin WoFIFA competition record
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chan Ping On
Hong Kong national football team Captain
1993–1996
Succeeded by
Ku Kam Fai
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