Hong Kong national football team

Hong Kong national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Hong Kong
Badge =
Nickname =
Association = The Hong Kong Football
Association Ltd

Confederation = AFC (Asia)
Coach = Lai Sun Cheung
Captain = Cristiano Cordeiro
Most caps =
Top scorer =
Home Stadium = Hong Kong Stadium
FIFA Trigramme = HKG
FIFA Rank = 122
1st ranking date = August 1993
FIFA max = 96
FIFA max date = February 1996
FIFA min = 157
FIFA min date = February 2003
Elo Rank = 154
First game = flagicon|Hong Kong|1910 Hong Kong 3 - 3 fb-rt|South Korea
(Philippines; May 2 1954)
Largest win = Flagicon|Hong Kong Hong Kong 15 - 0 fb-rt|Guam
(Taipei; March 7 2005)
Largest loss = fb|China 7 - 0 Hong Kong flagicon|Hong Kong|colonial
(Guangzhou, China; August 1 1980)
fb|China 7 - 0 Hong Kong Flagicon|Hong Kong
(Guangzhou, China; November 17 2004)
World cup apps =
World cup first =
World cup best =
Regional name = AFC Asian Cup
Regional cup apps = 3
Regional cup first = 1956
Regional cup best = Third Place, 1956

The Hong Kong football representative team ( _zh. 香港足球代表隊, Pinyin: Xiānggǎng Zúqiú Dàibiǎoduì) represents Hong Kong in international football (soccer) events such as the World Cup, Asian Cup and East Asian Cup. The team is supervised by the Hong Kong Football Association Ltd.

The team had been representing Hong Kong in international football events before 1997 when Hong Kong was a colony of the United Kingdom. It continues to represent Hong Kong even after Hong Kong was handed over to the People's Republic of China by the United Kingdom and became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China in 1997. This team is a separate team from the national team of the People's Republic of China, as the Basic Law and the principle of "One Country, Two Systems" allows Hong Kong to maintain its own representative teams in international sports competitions.


Hong Kong played its first ever international match in 1949, against South Korea. Its first victory came in 1953, a 4-0 win against South Korea.

Hong Kong qualified for three of the first four editions of the Asian Cup, including a third place finish in 1956 as hosts.

Hong Kong has never qualified for the World Cup. However, its most celebrated victory happened during 1986 World Cup qualifying. On May 19 1985, in Beijing, Hong Kong faced China in the final match of the first qualifying round, where the team needed a win to advance (while China needed only a draw). Hong Kong, led by coach Kwok Ka Ming (郭家明), produced a 2-1 upset win, with goals from Cheung Chi Tak (張志德) and Ku Kam Fai (顧錦輝), thereby winning the group and advancing to the knockout stage, where it subsequently lost to Japan.

On February 9 2005, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of both the Hong Kong Football Association and the Brazilian Football Confederation, Hong Kong hosted 2002 World Cup champions Brazil in a friendly match, where Lee Sze Ming (李思明) scored the only goal for Hong Kong, and Brazil won 7-1 in total.


Hong Kong plays its home matches at the Hong Kong Stadium, where they are also hosting an annual international tournament known as the Carlsberg Cup as part of the festivities to usher in the Chinese New Year.

Hong Kong also uses the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in Chai Wan and the Mong Kok Stadium in Mong Kok.

History in qualifying and major tournaments

:"See comprehensive article: Hong Kong national football team - record in qualifying and major tournaments"

World Cup record

*1930 to 1970 - "Did not enter"
*1974 to 2010 - "Did not qualify"

Asian Cup record

* 1956 - Third place
* 1960 - "Did not qualify"
* 1964 - Fourth place
* 1968 - Fifth place
* 1972 to 2007 - "Did not qualify"

East Asian Championship record

*2003 - Fourth place
*2005 - "Did not qualify" (2nd place in qualifiers)
*2008 - "Did not qualify" (2nd place in qualifiers)


Current squad

Squad for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) against Turkmenistan on 18 November 2007.

Recent call-ups (within the last 12 months)

Famous players

*Cheung Sai Ho (蔣世豪)
*Lee Wai Man (李偉文)
*Szeto Man Chun (司徒文俊)
*Fan Chun Yip (范俊業)
*Poon Yiu Cheuk (潘耀焯)
*Ng Wai Chiu (吳偉超)
*Lau Chi Keung (劉志強)
*Lee Sze Ming (李思明)
*Chan Siu Ki (陳肇麒)
*flagicon|ENG John Moore (摩亞)
*flagicon|Nigeria Akandu Lawrence (羅倫士)
*flagicon|Cameroon Gerard Ambassa Guy (卓卓)
*flagicon|BRA Cristiano Cordeiro (高尼路)

*Chan Ping On (陳炳安)
*Lee Kin Wo (李健和)
*Luk Kar Win (陸嘉榮)
*Yau Kin Wai (丘建威)
*Lo Kai Wah (羅繼華)
*Tam Siu Wai (譚兆偉)
*Au Wai Lun (歐偉倫)
*Cheng Siu Chung (鄭兆聰)
*flagicon|CHN Sung Linyung (宋連勇)

*Leung Sui Wing(梁帥榮)
*Chan Van Ngok (陳雲岳)
*Cheung Chi Tak {張志德}
*Ku Kam Fai (顧錦輝)
*Leslie George Santos (山度士)
*Lai Wing Cheong (黎永昌)
*Chan Fat Chi (陳發枝)
*Wan Chi Keung (尹志強)
*Timothy Bredbury (巴貝利)

*Fok Pak Ning (霍柏寧)
*Cheng Yun Yue (鄭潤如)
*Kwok Ka Ming (郭家明)
*Wu Kwok Hung (胡國雄)
*Chan Sai Kau (陳世九)
*Lai Sun Cheung (黎新祥)
*Choi Yuk Yu (蔡育瑜)
*Tsang Ting Fai (曾廷輝)
*Fung Chi Ming (馮志明)
*Chung Cho Wai (鍾楚維)
*Cheung Ka Ping (張家平)
*Sze Kin Hay (施建熙)
*Lau Wing Yip (劉榮業)

*Cheung Wing Ching (張永清)
*Kung Wah Kit (龔華傑)
*Lo Tak Kuen (盧德權)
*Lok Tak Hing (駱德興)
*Au Pang Nin (區彭年)
*Lee Kwok Keung (李國強)
*Lau Kai Chiu (劉繼照)
*Lau Chi Lam (劉志霖)
*Ken Wallis (窩利士)
*Cheung Yiu Kwok (張耀國)
*Leung Wai Hung (梁偉雄)
*Yuen Kuen To (袁權韜)
*Yuen Kuen Yik (袁權益)

*Ko Po Keung (高保強)
*Ho Cheung Yau (何祥友)
*Szeto Yiu (司徒堯)
*Wai Fat Kim (衛佛儉)
*Luk Tak Hay (陸達熙)
*Chu Wing Wah (朱榮華)
*Lee Yuk Tak (李育德)

Former coaches

*flagicon|HKG Kwok Ka Ming ( _zh. 郭家明) (1982–1990)
*flagicon|HKG Wong Man Wai ( _zh. 黃文偉) (1991–1992)
*flagicon|HKG Chan Hung Ping ( _zh. 陳鴻平) (1993)
*flagicon|MYS Koo Luam Khen ( _zh. 古廉權) (1994–1996)
*flagicon|HKG Tsang Wai Chung ( _zh. 曾偉忠) (1996)
*flagicon|HKG Kwok Ka Ming ( _zh. 郭家明) (1997)
*flagicon|BRA Sebastian Araújo ( _zh. 彭利萊) (1997–1998)
*flagicon|HKG Chan Hung Ping ( _zh. 陳鴻平) (1999–2000)
*flagicon|NED Arie van der Zouwen ( _zh. 利沙雲) (2000–2001)
*flagicon|HKG Lai Sun Cheung ( _zh. 黎新祥) (2002–2006)
*flagicon|HKG Lee Kin Wo ( _zh. 李健和) (2007)
*flagicon|HKG Lai Sun Cheung ( _zh. 黎新祥) (2007–)

External links

* [http://www.hkfa.com/article/representative_team_eng/34 Team news] on the HKFA website
* [http://www.geocities.com/hkgfootball Hong Kong Football] - (English version)
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesh/hk-intres.html RSSSF Archive]
* [http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:gD8LQtZueMgJ:privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~mcruic/HONG%2520KONG.htm Results and list of matches]

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