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Michael Luk

Michael Luk

Hong Kong footballer
Michael Luk
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Intro Hong Kong footballer
A.K.A. Michael Chi Ho Luk
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Canada
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 August 1986, Hong Kong
Age 34 years
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Biography

Michael Chi Ho Luk (born 22 August 1986) is a Hong Kong footballer. He is playing for Hong Kong Premier League side Eastern Sports Club as a Midfielder. He also holds a Canadian passport.

Early life

Michael Luk was born on 22 August 1986 in Hong Kong to parents Joe Luk and Susan Choi. Michael Luk lived in Scarborough, Ontario after his family left Hong Kong when he was aged 5.

Club career

North America

Michael Luk started his football career in Ontario Football club Woodbridge Strikers in 2002 and he moved to North York Azzuri in 2003. His performance attracted national team coach and played for Canada U-17 in this season.

Between 2005 and 2008, Luk played for St. John's Red Storm. He mostly played as Defender in the team but he also played games as Midfielder. He studied in Winthrop University after his high school education, and he continued his career in Winthrop Eagles soccer team.

Luk played for Premier Development League club Newark Ironbound Express in 2008 and Toronto Lynx in 2009. Toronto Lynx set him as one of main players and he was given the number 10 shirt upon his arrival Toronto. He scored his first goal of formal competition in the league match against Fort Wayne Fever in Edelweiss Park on 11 July 2009. In 2010, he signed with Portugal FC of the Canadian Soccer League, making his debut for the club on May 28, 2010 in a match against Montreal Impact Academy. Shortly after Nanchang Bayi offered Luk a trial for the first team in June 2010 and since he was born in Hong Kong the Chinese Football Association counted him as a local player. However, Nanchang Hengyuan abandoned Luk after Asqar Jadigerov joined the team.

Hong Kong

Michael Luk came back to Hong Kong and had a trial in Sun Hei in South Central China in August 2010. He passed the trial and moved to the first team for 2010–11 season. On 7 September 2010, Luk made his professional career debut, as a substitute for Chao Pengfei in a 3–0 victory at home to Tai Chung.

Luk scored his first goal of his professional career by a long-range volley shoot on the 2nd-minute of the league match against Citizen on 17 October 2010. He also finished his first hat-trick of his senior career by another two goals on the 56th-minute by direct free kick and the 64th-minute by penalty. At the end, it is theatrical that Sun Hei lost the game by 4–5.

After a year flawless performance, Luk was handed number 10 shirt, last worn by captain Chan Yiu Lun, and was planned as leading player in 2011–12 season. Luk was start player in opening match of 100th First Division League season drew defending Kitchee on 3 September 2011.

International career

Michael Luk was selected by Canada U-17 men's national soccer team for friendlies against United States and Jamaica in 2003. He played 5 matches in this year with one start-up chance but had no score. Canada did not win these 5 matches.

Michael Luk made his international debut for the Hong Kong national football team on 14 November 2012 against Malaysia. He replaced Huang Yang on the 90th minute.

Honours

Club

Hong Kong South China

  • Hong Kong First Division
    • Winner: 2012–13

Hong Kong Sun Hei

  • Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
    • Winner: 2011–12

Statistics

Club statistics

As of 9 May 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2008 Ironbound PDL 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009 Toronto Lynx PDL 13 1 13 1
Hong Kong League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
2010–11 Sun Hei First Division 18 4 3 0 1 0 22 4
2011–12 14 3 6 0 1 0 21 3
2012–13 South China First Division 12 2 8 1 0 0 20 3
Total USA 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Hong Kong 44 9 17 1 2 0 0 0 63 10
Career total 58 10 17 1 2 0 0 0 77 11

International statistics

Canada U17

As of 13 April 2012

Hong Kong

As of 9 December 2012

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