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James Wong

Football player from Malaysia

James Wong is a former Malaysian footballer who is a striker for Malaysia national football team and Sabah FA. He was known as King James Wong by the local fans and Ah Fook by his teammates. James is well known for his physical and finishing touch. His partnership with Hassan Sani produce many memorable goal for Sabah and Malaysia. The most memorable one was in the 1980 Olympic games qualification. In the 1980 Olympic games qualification, Malaysia manage to win the play-off against South Korea with 2–1 score in the Merdeka Stadium. The scorer of winning goal is James himself thanks to the assist from Hassan Sani. However Malaysia did not go to the Olympics as it joined the US-led boycott against Soviet Union for the invasion over Afghanistan. Wong appeared for the Malaysia national football team in six qualifying matches for various FIFA World Cups.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1952
Place of birth
Sabah
Nationality
Malaysia

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