Citizen AA

Citizen AA
Full name Citizen Football Club
Nickname(s) Flat Bags
Founded 1968
Ground Mong Kok Stadium
Chairman Pui Kwan Kay
Coach Jorginho Rodrigues
League Hong Kong First Division
2010–11 First Division, 6th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The Citizen Athletic Association (Chinese: ), simply known as Citizen or TCAA, is a Hong Kong athletic club. Its football team plays in Hong Kong First Division League and is the holder of the Hong Kong FA Cup in 2007-08 and then Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield champions.


Recent history

2007-08 season

Citizen won the 2007-08 Hong Kong FA Cup. The club beat Tai Po FC in the final by 2:0.

2009-10 season

Due to Mong Kok Stadium's renovation, Citizen used the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in the 2009-10 Hong Kong First Division League season for its home games. Former South China striker Detinho joined the club.

2010-11 season

Citizen won the 2010-11 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield by beating South China AA in the final after penalty kicks, thus earning the club the right to represent Hong Kong in the 2012 AFC Cup. To celebrate this victory, the club announced a prize fund of HK$800,000 (approx US$100,000), an iphone 4 for every player and an end-of-season vacation for the whole team.[1]

2011-12 season

The club will move from the remote Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground to the renovated Mong Kok Stadium for the 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League season. In order to compete in both local football and AFC Cup, Citizen has expanded its squad to include 27 players, adding Michael Campion, So Loi Keung, Chiu Chun Kit, Amaury Nunes and Yuto Nakamura to the club, while promoting two young players Chan Si-Chun and Yeung Ho Wan.[2] Citizen is spending an unprecedented HK$400,000 on the team's 12 days pre-season training camp in Vancouver, Canada, during which time the club will play 3 warm-up games.[3] The club announced on 7 September that Rasonic has become its new shirt sponsor for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. The sponsorship is worth HK$1 million.[4]


Kit evolution

2007–08 away
2008–09 away
2006–07 away
Kit sponsors and manufacturers
Period Kit Manufacturer Kit Sponsor
2005–06 Lotto bma
2006–07 HO
2007– Jako


Current squad

As of 16 June 2011.[5][6][7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Hong Kong DF Wong Yiu Fu
3 Hong Kong DF Fung Kai Hong
4 Hong Kong MF Michael Campion
5 Hong Kong DF Chan Man Chun
6 Hong Kong MF Yeung Chi Lun
7 Nigeria DF Festus Baise (captain)
8 Hong Kong MF So Loi Keung
10 Brazil FW Amaury Nunes
11 Hong Kong MF Law Chun Bong
12 Hong Kong DF Ma Ka Ki (vice-captain)
14 Japan FW Yuto Nakamura
15 Ghana DF Moses Mensah
No. Position Player
16 Hong Kong MF Tam Lok Hin
17 Hong Kong GK Liu Fu Yuen
18 Hong Kong FW Sham Kwok Keung
19 Brazil MF Paulinho
20 Hong Kong MF Tsang Chiu Tat
21 Hong Kong MF Cheung Kwok Ming
23 Brazil DF Hélio
28 Hong Kong MF Chiu Chun Kit
29 Hong Kong GK Tse Tak Him
30 Brazil FW Detinho
31 Nigeria FW Henry Baise
32 Hong Kong DF Sham Kwok Fai

Notable former players

Players in BOLD have international caps.

Recent seasons

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup Top Soccer Notes
2003–04 D2 1 20 15 4 1 47 16 49 promoted
2004–05 D1 5 16 6 4 6 29 28 22 first round semi-final first round Ma Shuai 14
2005–06 D1 6 14 3 6 5 20 25 15 first round semi-final semi-final Leung /Chao 5
2006–07 D1 8 18 5 4 9 26 32 19 quarter-final group stage first round Leung /Chao /Delphin 5
2007–08 D1 2 18 10 4 4 31 22 34 quarter-final group stage winner Wang Xuanhong 12
2008–09 D1 3 24 13 8 3 52 23 56 quarter-final quarter-final quarter-final Sandro 16
2009–10 D1 4 18 6 8 4 29 16 26 quarter-final N/A semi-final Sandro 10
2010–11 D1 5 18 7 5 6 29 31 26 winner quarter-final first round Paulinho 8


  1. ^ (Chinese)獎金80萬 公民過肥年 Oriental Daily. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  2. ^ (Chinese)開操 Citizen news. 3 August 2011
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))公民豪花40萬加國集訓 Wen Wei Po. 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))心口價100萬 公民喜簽新贊助 Oriental Daily. 7 September 2011.
  5. ^ (Chinese) Citizen FC official website - Player Profile
  6. ^ Hong Kong Football Association - Club information - The Citizen Athletic Association Limited
  7. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))公民獲中村祐人金寶加盟 Ta Kung Pao. 10 June 2011.

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