Spencer Lam

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSheung-Yee "Spencer"•Lam
Used nameSpencer•Lam
Original name尚義•林
Born7 November 1934 in Hong Kong (HKG)
Died23 April 2009 in Wan Chai (HKG)
Measurements165 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsKitchee SC, Hong Kong (HKG)
NOC Chinese Taipei


Although born and raised in Hong Kong Lam Sheung-Yee played international football for Chinese Taipei at a time when Hongkongers were eligible to play for the team. He played international football for a decade and top division football in Hong Kong for nearly a quarter of a century winning every available domestic honour.

After his playing days ended he moved into a role as a television commentator on football and becoming such a popular personality that he gained the nickname “Ah Suk” (“Uncle” in Cantonese). A cameo role in a 1992 film propelled him into an acting career and he eventually appeared in nearly 40 films between 1992 and 2004.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Football (Football) TPE Spencer Lam
Football, Men (Olympic) Formosa =13

Special Notes


Name previously shown as Lam Seung-Yee.