2012–13 in Hong Kong football

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Football in Hong Kong
Season 2012–13
First Division South China
Second Division Yuen Long
Third Division Wong Tai Sin
Fourth Division Yau Tsim Mong
FA Cup Kitchee
Senior Challenge Shield Wofoo Tai Po
Season Play-off Kitchee
2011–12 Hong Kong 2013–14

The 2012–13 season is the 111th season of competitive football in Hong Kong, starting in July 2012 and ending in June 2013.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Team relegated from First Division League

Team promoted to First Division League

Team relegated from Second Division League

Team promoted to Second Division League

Team relegated from Third Division League

Third A Division League

Third District Division League

Honours[edit]

Trophy and league champions[edit]

Competition Winner Details At Match Report
Senior Challenge Shield Wofoo Tai Po 2012–13 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
beat Citizen 5–3 on penalties
(2–2 after extra time)
Hong Kong Stadium Report
FA Cup Kitchee 2012–13 Hong Kong FA Cup
beat Sun Pegasus 1–0
Hong Kong Stadium Report
First Division South China 2012–13 Hong Kong First Division League Hong Kong Stadium Report
Second Division Yuen Long 2012–13 Hong Kong Second Division League
beat Shatin 3–0
Yuen Long Stadium Report
Third Division Wong Tai Sin 2012–13 Hong Kong Third Division League
beat New Fair Kuitan 2–1
Kwong Fuk Park Report
FourthDivision Yau Tsim Mong 2012–13 Hong Kong Fourth Division League
beat Central & Western 2–0
Causeway Bay Sports Ground Report
Junior Challenge Shield Yuen Long 2012–13 Hong Kong Junior Challenge Shield
beat Kwai Tsing 6–2
Hong Kong Stadium Report

Promotion winners[edit]

Competition Winner Details
Second Division Happy Valley 2nd in Second Division
Eastern Salon 3rd in Second Division
Third Division Lucky Mile 2nd in Third Division
Kwun Tong 3rd in Third Division
Kwai Tsing 4th in Third Division
Fourth Division Mutual 2nd in Fourth Division
Kwong Wah 3rd in Fourth Division
Sun Source 4th in Fourth Division

Playoffs winners[edit]

Competition Winner Details
Hong Kong Season Play-offs Kitchee 2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off
beat Tuen Mun 3–0

Representative team[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

2013 EAFF East Asian Cup qualification[edit]

The qualification stage (semi-final competition) of the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup will be held from 1 December to 9 December 2012 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong will play against Australia, Chinese Taipei, Guam and North Korea. Winner of the group qualifies and advances to the final competition held in South Korea.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Australia 4 3 1 0 19 1 +18 10
 North Korea 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 10
 Hong Kong 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6
 Chinese Taipei 4 0 1 3 2 17 −15 1
 Guam 4 0 1 3 2 17 −15 1

2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification[edit]

The draw for the group stage of qualification was held in Australia on 9 October 2012. Hong Kong was drawn with Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Hong Kong will start their 2015 Asian Cup qualifying campaign in February 2013.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6
 Hong Kong 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
 Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1 1
 Vietnam 2 0 0 2 1 3 –2 0

2013 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup[edit]

This is a tournament between two teams representing Hong Kong and Guangdong Province of China respectively. The first leg will take place in Huizhou, Guangdong, being held in Huizhou Olympic Stadium, and the second leg took place in Hong Kong, being held in Mong Kok Stadium.

Guangdong took the 1–0 lead in the first leg, thanks to Yin Hongbo's goalscoring penalty before the end of match. However, Hong Kong levelled the game in the second leg, with Bai He's and Lee Wai Lim's header, while Guangdong's Shi Liang scored once. After 120 minutes of play, the scoreline levels in 2–2, thus the game proceeded to penalty shoot-out stage. Both team scored 8 out of 8 penalties perfectly, and Wisdom Fofo Agbo scored the ninth penalty for Hong Kong. However, Guangdong's Shi Liang, who scored once in the tournament, missed the kick as Yapp Hung Fai saved. Hong Kong won the champions of the 2013 edition.

Friendly matches in first half season[edit]

An away friendly match for Hong Kong is proposed. Hong Kong will play against Singapore in August.[1] The match was originally proposed to play at Bishan Stadium in Bishan, but then changed to Jurong West Stadium in Jurong West.[2]

According to the official website of the FIFA, Hong Kong will play a home match against Malaysia on 16 October 2012.

According to the official website of the FIFA, Hong Kong will play an away match against Malaysia on 14 November 2012.

Friendly matches in second half season[edit]

According to the official website of the FIFA, Hong Kong will play a home match against the Philippines on 4 June 2013.

Hong Kong Under-21[edit]

Friendly matches in first half season[edit]

The Hong Kong Football Association has organised a friendly match between the Hong Kong U-21 and Australia U-19 on 29 August 2012 at Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong.[4]

First Division League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 South China (C) (Q) 18 11 3 4 46 21 +25 36 2014 AFC Champions League Play-off stage
2 Kitchee (O) (Q) 18 9 5 4 39 23 +16 32 2014 AFC Cup Group stage 1
2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off seeded team
3 Tuen Mun (Q) 18 8 4 6 29 31 −2 28 2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off unseeded team
4 Southern (Q) 18 6 6 6 24 27 −3 24 2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off unseeded team 2
5 Sun Pegasus 18 4 9 5 35 29 +6 21
6 Biu Chun Rangers 18 5 5 8 32 52 −20 20 BCR 3–3 CIT BCR 2–2 SUN BCR 1–1 YHK
CIT 2–3 BCR CIT 1–2 SUN CIT 3–0 YHK
SUN 2–2 BCR SUN 1–1 CIT SUN 1–1 YHK
YHK 2–4 BCR YHK 1–1 CIT YHK 2–0 SUN
7 Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei 18 4 8 6 26 33 −7 20
8 Citizen 18 5 5 8 31 27 +4 20
9 Yokohama FC Hong Kong 18 4 8 6 25 34 −9 20
10 Wofoo Tai Po (Q) (R) 18 4 7 7 34 44 –10 19 Qualification to 2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off seeded team 3
Relegation to the 2013–14 Hong Kong Second Division League

Updated to games played on 26 May 2013.
Source:  
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Kitchee won the 2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off and thus qualified for the 2014 AFC Cup Group stage.
2Southern qualified for the play-offs as Kitchee defeated Sun Pegasus in the FA Cup while they have guaranteed a place for the play-offs, meaning the league 4th place qualifies.
3Wofoo Tai Po won the 2012–13 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield and thus qualified for the 2012–13 Hong Kong Season Play-off along with Southern District whom qualified due to Kitchee winning the FA Cup along with coming runner sup in the league.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Monthly awards[edit]

The monthly awards are organised by the Hong Kong Sports Press Association. 20 journalists who specialise in football in Hong Kong will vote their best player of the month. Player with the highest number of votes wins the award.

Year Month Winner Club Source
2012 September Hong Kong Lee Chi Ho South China [5]
October Brazil Detinho Citizen [6]
November Brazil Detinho Citizen [7]
December Hong Kong Lee Wai Lim South China [8]
2013 January Hong Kong Au Yeung Yiu Chung South China [9]
February Ghana Christian Annan Wofoo Tai Po [10]
March Hong Kong Zhang Chunhui Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei [11]
April Hong Kong Li Haiqiang Tuen Mun [12]
May Spain Jordi Tarrés Kitchee [13]

Second Division League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Yuen Long (C) (P) 20 16 3 1 70 15 +55 51 Promotion to First Division
2 Happy Valley (P) 20 13 5 2 54 20 +34 44
3 Eastern Salon (P) 20 12 6 2 41 21 +20 42
4 Tai Chung 20 12 4 4 53 25 +28 40
5 Hong Kong FC 20 12 1 7 49 33 +16 37
6 Wing Yee 20 7 6 7 31 39 −8 27
7 Shatin 20 7 4 9 28 29 −1 25
8 Wanchai 20 4 3 13 28 44 −16 15
9 Double Flower 20 3 2 15 19 64 −45 11
10 Tuen Mun FC 20 3 1 16 32 73 −41 10
11 Sham Shui Po (R) 20 2 3 15 16 58 −42 9 Relegation to Third Division

Updated to games played on 5 May 2013.
Source: Second Division Score Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Third Division League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Wong Tai Sin (C) (P) 26 18 5 3 59 25 +34 59 Promotion to Second Division
2 Lucky Mile (P) 26 18 3 5 66 29 +37 57
3 Kwun Tong (P) 26 16 6 4 48 25 +23 54
4 Kwai Tsing (P) 26 13 6 7 53 34 +19 45
5 New Fair Kuitan 26 12 6 8 40 25 +15 42
6 Fire Services 26 9 9 8 38 33 +5 36
7 Tsuen Wan 26 9 8 9 21 23 −2 35
8 Fu Moon 26 8 8 10 29 37 −8 32
9 Eastern District 26 8 7 11 38 36 +2 31
10 KCDRSC 26 8 3 15 24 47 −23 27
11 Kowloon City 26 5 7 14 28 50 −22 22
12 Kwok Keung 26 5 6 15 25 58 −33 21 KKA 1–0 TEL
TEL 0–3 KKA
13 Telecom 26 5 6 15 20 50 −30 21
14 Fukien (R) 26 4 8 14 28 45 −17 20 Relegation to Fourth Division

Updated to games played on 5 May 2013.
Source: http://www.hkfa.com/en/match_score_table.php?leagueyear=2012-2013&leagueyear_id=525
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Fourth Division League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Yau Tsim Mong (C) (P) 28 26 0 2 148 20 +128 78 Promotion to Third Division
2 Mutual (P) 28 23 2 3 132 38 +94 71
3 Kwong Wah (P) 28 18 4 6 72 36 +36 58
4 Sun Source (P) 28 17 4 7 98 38 +60 55
5 Sai Kung Friends 28 15 5 8 62 41 +21 50
6 St. Joseph's 28 13 6 9 43 39 +4 45
7 Sai Kung 28 12 3 13 58 46 +12 39
8 Central & Western 28 10 2 16 49 74 −25 32
9 Solon 28 9 5 14 44 76 −32 32
10 Lung Moon 28 10 1 17 28 66 −38 31
11 North District 28 8 4 16 47 101 −54 28
12 Ornament 28 8 4 16 46 74 −28 28
13 Islands 28 8 3 17 49 70 −21 27
14 Tung Sing 28 5 7 16 33 77 −44 22
15 Blake Garden (R) 28 2 2 24 18 131 −113 8 Elimination from Hong Kong league

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Fourth Division Score Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Exhibition matches[edit]

Arsenal's Asia Tour 2012 against Kitchee[edit]

English Premier League side Arsenal played against Hong Kong First Division League champions Kitchee on Sunday, 29 July 2012 at the Hong Kong Stadium as part of Arsenal's Asia Tour 2012.

References[edit]