Chan Siu Ki

Chan Siu Ki
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-07-14) 14 July 1985
Place of birth Fanling, Hong Kong
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
South China
Number 7
Youth career
2002 Tai Po
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Tai Po 14 (12)
2003–2004 Rangers (HKG) 4 (7)
2003–2004Kitchee (Loan) 22 (17)
2004–2008 Kitchee 60 (43)
2008–2012 South China 77 (58)
2012–2013 Guangdong Sunray Cave 38 (10)
2014– South China 29 (5)
National team
2005–2009 Hong Kong U–23 16 (13)
2004– Hong Kong 62 (36)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 Decbember 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015

Chan Siu Ki (Chinese: 陳肇麒; Jyutping: can4 siu6 kei4, born 14 July 1985, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong footballer who plays as a striker for Hong Kong Premier League club South China. He is the all-time top scorer for the Hong Kong national football team with 34 goals. As he is capable of playing with either feet, he is sometimes tactically deployed as winger on either flanks.

Club career

Tai Po

Chan was spotted by the management of Tai Po when he was playing amateur soccer. At that time, he was working in a store operated by his family. He was responsible for stock delivery and eventually developed a strong physique. He played for Tai Po in the Hong Kong Third Division League. He was spotted by Rangers and joined them. However, he was almost immediately loaned and then sold to Kitchee and thus never played for Rangers.


At Kitchee, Chan developed into a strong and pacy striker as the club employed a 4–3–3 system. As he continued to impress, he was called up to the Hong Kong team in 2005. However, he was later involved in several disciplinary incidents at Kitchee SC and was suspended from playing duties by the club management.

At the end of 2007–08 season, he joined arch-rivals South China for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be a record-breaking sum, the former record being the HK$500,000 South China paid for Chan Wai Ho.

South China

Chan Siu Ki playing for South China in 2008

2008–09 season

At South China, Chan inherited the no. 7 shirt vacated by Au Wai Lun. In the 2008–2009 season, he primarily played on the right wing because the centre forward position was often occupied by Detinho or Cacá.

2009–10 season

In the 2009–10 season, with the signing of right winger Lee Wai Lim, Chan competed with new signing Leandro Carrijó for his preferred centre forward position after Cacá's return to Brazil.

On 1 August 2009, at the Panasonic Invitation Cup, Chan scored the first goal in South China's 2–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur with an dipping half-volley from 30 yards.[1] Subsequently, after the two clubs forged a partnership, he joined the Spurs for a two-week trial at some point during December 2009.[2]

Although his trial was terminated prematurely because the Hong Kong U-23s progressed into the final of the 2009 East Asian Games, where he scored the equaliser against Japan minutes after coming on as a substitute at half time, he later revealed that the trial had benefited him a great deal, which included a special tutorial given by former England international Les Ferdinand and manager Harry Redknapp.[3] He was ranked 63rd in IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year by International Federation of Football History & Statistics alongside Eduardo Da Silva, Mario Gómez and Fernando Torres.[4]

In the 2009 AFC Cup, Chan was red carded at the end of the quarter final first leg against Neftchi Farg'ona and was suspended for two games.[5] He returned in the semi-final second leg to a packed Hong Kong Stadium, but was unable to help South China overturn a 12 deficit to Kuwait SC. The club eventually lost 1–3 and went out of the tournament.[6]

On 15 December 2009, Chan scored a hat-trick for South China against Shatin.[7] On 24 January 2010, Chan scored 4 goals against Happy Valley as South China won 6–2. This was the first time he had scored 4 goals in a local league match.[8] On 30 January, Chan scored a goal to help South China overturn a 0–2 deficit to win the 2009–10 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield 4–2. Chan was the tournament's top scorer with 4 goals and he was also named the Best Player.[9][10] On 5 May, he was diagnosed with an osteophyte.[11] But he still played in the second half of the game against Al Riffa in the 2010 AFC Cup. South China in the end lost the game 1–3.[12]

2010–11 season

In the 2010–11 Hong Kong First Division League season, Chan scored against Sun Hei but was then involved with a collision with teammate Kwok Kin Pong, which resulted in a left knee ligament injury that sidelined him for a month.[13] He returned from injuries in November to score two goals for South China against Kitchee, but could not prevent Kitchee from winning 4–3.[14] On 2 February 2011, he scored two goals against Sun Hei SC to help South China win 3–2 and move back to the top of the league table.[15]

In the 2011 AFC Cup, Chan scored the equalising goal from a Mateja Kezman cross for South China at home against Persipura Jayapura.[16] In the away game to East Bengal, he was sent off after two bookable offences.[17] In May, after teammate Kwok Kin Pong scored with a diving header in a Hong Kong FA Cup match between South China and Sun Hei SC, Chan rushed in to celebrate with Kwok, but his slide did not stop in time and caught Kwok in the face. The video was posted on the internet and picked up by Yahoo!'s Dirty Tackle.[18]

2011–12 season

On 20 November 2011, Chan was involved in a scuffle in a match away to TSW Pegasus. In the confusion, he was seen on television to slapping Karl Dodd. Dodd retaliated and punched Chan in the face, resulting in him rolling on the ground. Dodd was sent off but Chan only received a yellow card. Chan has since apologised on his Facebook account.[19] Chan only received a warning letter and escaped punishment from HKFA's disciplinary committee for his altercation with Dodd, and Chan was himself surprised by the verdict.[20] He scored his first goal of the season for South China on 24 November when he headed in a cross from Kwok Kin Pong to help South China progress to the semi-final of the 2011–12 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield by beating Sham Shui Po by 2–1 (aggregate 3–2).[21]

Amidst his second smoking scandal in 4 months, South China's chairman Steven Lo announced on his official blog on 23 May 2012 that Chan's contract had been terminated by the club.[22]

Guangdong Sunray Cave

2012 season

On 10 July 2012, Chan announced that he had joined China League One club Guangdong Sunray Cave for a 12-month contract. On 11 August 2012, he scored his first goal in China League One in the match between Guangdong Sunray Cave and Chengdu Blades, where Guangdong Sunray Cave lost to Chengdu Blades 1–2.

South China

2013 season

On 31 December 2013, South China's boss Steven Lo announced on his blog that Chan will join South China.

International career

Chan has represented Hong Kong at both senior and U-23 international levels. He has scored 13 goals in 16 games for the U-23 side. While at full international level he has been capped 52 times by Hong Kong and he has scored 34 goals.

Hong Kong U-23

Chan scored a penalty in the penalty shootout at the 2009 East Asian Games gold medal match

He was urgently recalled by the Hong Kong U-23 team from Tottenham Hotspur for the final of 2009 East Asian Games on 12 December 2009. He arrived just before the match and was called into play at half-time. Two minutes after half-time, he equalised for Hong Kong. He also scored a penalty in the penalty shootout a.e.t, helping Hong Kong to their first international football tournament title. On winning the gold medal, he exclaimed to the assembled media: "We are gold medal athletes, too!" (我哋都係金牌運動員!). The line has since been associated with him.[23][24]

Due to ligament injury to his left knee, Chan was replaced by Kitchee captain Lo Kwan Yee for the 2010 Asian Games.[25]

Hong Kong

In the second round of the preliminary competition of the 2010 East Asian Football Championship held in Kaohsiung in August 2009, he missed a penalty against North Korea but scored 4 goals against Guam.[26] In a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, he scored a hat trick in a game against Timor-Leste, which Hong Kong went on to win 8–1.

On 3 June 2011, Chan scored a goal against Malaysia in a friendly, adding his goal tally to 27 and helping him surpass Au Wai Lun to become Hong Kong's all-time top scorer.[27] On 4 October, he scored the first goal in Hong Kong's 6–0 win over Chinese Taipei in the 2011 Long Teng Cup. Hong Kong thus successfully defended the trophy. he also won the Most Valuable Player award.[28] On 29 February 2012, in Hong Kong's first match under new coach Ernie Merrick, Chan scored a hat-trick against Chinese Taipei as Hong Kong won the match 5–1.[29]

Personal life

In 2009, soon after his move to South China and subsequent success with Hong Kong U-23, he became a celebrity in Hong Kong. His love life became a matter of interest to the local paparazzi. He was rumoured to be two-timing after pictures of him and TVB actress Helen Lee was leaked on the internet, though he denied it.[30] He claimed to have broken up with Lee in August and gone back with Natalie in October.[31]

Political views

He appeared on the government's television advertisement for the 2012 Legislative Council electoral reforms, in which he urged people to take their opportunity if they want to score a goal. The advertisement attracted a barrage of criticism against him on South China's official blog. Chan explained through his management company that he has no political views and he would not persuade people to support or oppose the LegCo reforms. He only accepted the invitation to appear in the advert due to the government's sincerity and he received no payment.[32]


Chan is a spokesman for Jockey International along with teammate Man Pei Tak. Both claimed to be embarrassed at the photo shoot but were happy with the pay.[33]




South China

2008–09, 2009–10

Hong Kong


Career statistics

Club career

Updated 23 August 2011

Club Season No. League Junior Shield Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tai Po 2002–03 19??????
Club Season No. League Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers (HKG) 2003–04 00
Total 00
Kitchee (loan) 2003–04 18?7?0?0?0?7
Kitchee 2004–05 18?4?0?221?7
2005–06 18113105110204
2006–07 18168204021249
2007–08 1814631620040279
Total 21 1 5 24 (0)0 29
South China 2008–09 72212210036623321
2009–10 712113410502115
2010–11 710520402151237
2011–12 7000000000000
Total 44287540671637743
Career Total
Sunray Cave 2012 3315400000000154
2013 74200000042
Total 19600000000196
Career Total

International career

Updated 6 September 2014

International goals

Updated 1 Jan 2016

Under-23 International career

Updated 9 January 2010


  1. Tottenham Hotspur fall to South China defeat. The Guardian 2 August 2009
  2. Spurs set to take Hong Kong international Chan Siu-ki on trial Daily Mail. By SIMON JONES. Last updated at 9:29 AM on 5 November 2009.
  3. Spurs set to take Hong Kong international Chan Siu Ki on trial
  4. Archived 1 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. (traditional Chinese (HK))南華誓打甩陳肇麒紅牌 Apple Daily. 17 September 2009.
  6. (traditional Chinese (HK))越位詐糊飲恨 羅傑承轟西亞球證 Ming Pao ( 22 October 2009.
  7. (traditional Chinese (HK))無敵陳七連中三元 Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Sing Tao Daily. 16 December 2009.
  8. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七大四喜南華6:2炒愉園 Apple Daily. 25 January 2010.
  9. (traditional Chinese (HK))下半場連入 4球 南華後上捧銀牌 Apple Daily. 31 January 2010.
  10. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七︰原本諗住倒掛 o架 Apple Daily. 31 January 2010.
  11. (traditional Chinese (HK))足球 陳肇麒足踝生骨刺 Apple Daily. 5 May 2010.
  12. (traditional Chinese (HK))1:3不敵阿爾利化 南華亞協夢碎 Wen Wei Po. 12 May 2010.
  13. (traditional Chinese (HK))左膝韌帶撕裂唞 1月 陳七緣盡亞運 Apple Daily. 16 October 2010.
  14. (traditional Chinese (HK))傑志擒南華再做「一哥」 Hong Kong Daily News. November 2010.
  15. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳肇麒梅開二度險勝晨曦 Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Ming Pao. 3 February 2011.
  16. (traditional Chinese (HK))亞 協 盃 南 華 1:1 逼 和 印 尼 佩 西 普 拉 Radio Television Hong Kong. 2 March 2011.
  17. (traditional Chinese (HK))南華 飛馬亞協兩重天 Wen Wei Po. 27 April 2011.
  18. DTotD: Celebrating a teammate’s goal by slide tackling his face By Brooks Peck. Yahoo! 20 May 2011.
  19. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七知衰社交網站道歉 23 November 2011.
  20. (traditional Chinese (HK))不獲足總追罰 陳七感意外 Wen Wei Po. 14 December 2011.
  21. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七開齋破深水埗 Apple Daily. 25 November 2011.
  22. (traditional Chinese (HK))南華與陳肇麒解約 Archived 21 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Steven Lo's Blog. 22 May 2012.
  23. (traditional Chinese (HK))港足奪金吐氣揚眉 Oriental Daily. 13 December 2009.
  24. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七高叫:我唔係球星 Oriental Daily. 1 January 2010.
  25. (traditional Chinese (HK))盧均宜 頂替陳七戰亞運 Apple Daily. 26 October 2010.
  26. (traditional Chinese (HK))東亞足球錦標賽外圍賽 香港12:0大破關島 Archived 2 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Radio Television Hong Kong. 27 August 2009.
  27. (traditional Chinese (HK))港足打和大馬 Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Ta Kung Pao. 4 June 2011.
  28. (traditional Chinese (HK))龍騰盃冧莊!香港隊好波! Oriental Daily. 5 October 2011.
  29. High five heralds start of a new era South China Morning Post. SOCCER. By Chan Kin-wa. 1 March 2012.
  30. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳七:沒一腳踏兩船 Ming Pao. ( 17 December 2009.
  31. (traditional Chinese (HK))李綺雯陳肇麒火速玩完 Oriental Daily. 1 December 2009.
  32. (traditional Chinese (HK))陳肇麒:不游說他人撐政改 Ming Pao. (by 9 June 2010.
  33. (traditional Chinese (HK))代言運動品牌滿意酬勞 陳七內褲照贈黃婉曼 Headline News. 6 October 2010.

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