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Full name  Au Wai Lun
1988–1989  Tin Tin
Playing position  Forward
Years  Team
Height  1.81 m

Number  7
Role  Football player
Place of birth  Hong Kong
Name  Au Lun
Current team  Eastern Sports Club
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Date of birth  (1971-08-14) 14 August 1971 (age 44)

Au Wai Lun (Chinese: 歐偉倫, born 14 August 1971 in Hong Kong) is a retired Hong Kong professional football player. He announced his retirement after unable to making a contract renewal with his last club South China in Hong Kong First Division League after 2006–07 season. He was considered to be one of the best strikers in Hong Kong.

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Au made his debut in Hong Kong First Division League for Tin Tin on 20 December 1988, against Happy Valley. He was 17 years old at the time and the final result of the match 0–2.

Au was the leading goal scorer of the Hong Kong team, but has since retired from international football after an exhibition match with Manchester United on 23 July 2005.

Au can be recognised easily by his hairstyle – he sports peroxide-blond streaks in his locks. He wears the number 7 jersey for South China and is the captain of the team.

He is also remembered by his famous "cross passing during 1-on-1" in the final of 2002 Carlsberg Cup against Honduras. In the match, he received a pass from his teammate, and got a goal opportunity. However, he passed the ball back and did not shoot. Further jokes on this were developed after this incident.

Being a veteran striker, Au is valued for his international experience and his strong aerial ability. The 6' tall striker remains one of the best headers in the League.

In the season 2005–06, his good performance throughout the season could not prevent South China from finishing 7th in the league, with 2 points below the relegation line. He scored 8 league goals in the season (4th among all players, 1st among Hong Kong players). Two years after retiring, he chose to return and play for Eastern, one of his former clubs.

Retirement

In the summer of 2007, after being offered a new contract with a salary cut by South China, he decided to retire. He claimed that the entire squad received new contracts with increments, but he was the only one with a salary cut. He thought the club was being unfair to him, who contributed for many years, even when the team performed so poor for several seasons.

Biography

After his retirement announcement, he was approached by Star Publishing and with the help of a professional writer, published his biography titled, "Lun . Football Biography" (倫.球傳).

Career statistics

As of 19 May 2007

References

Au Wai Lun Wikipedia


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