Arthur Leong (footballer)
Arthur Leong is a former association football player who represented New Zealand at international level. Born in Guangzhou, China, he emigrated to New Zealand as a two-year-old and became the first ethnic Chinese player to represent New Zealand in football.
|Full name||Arthur W Leong|
|Place of birth||Guangzhou, China|
|Hamilton Technical Old Boys|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Leong played two official A-international matches for the All Whites in 1962 against visitors New Caledonia, the first a 4-1 on 2 June 1962, his second a 4-2 win on 4 June. They were to be his only official matches as New Zealand played no other official matches until 1967.
In December 2013 Arthur and his wife Maureen, a retired midwife, were both awarded Community Awards by the Hamilton City Council at a special ceremony attended by their extended family, for service to the community.
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- Waikato Times.16.12.2013