2013–14 in Hong Kong football

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Football in Hong Kong
Season 2013–14
2012–13 Hong Kong 2014–15

The 2013–14 season is the 112th season of competitive football in Hong Kong, starting in July 2013 and ending in June 2014.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

League Promoted Teams Relegated Teams
First Division
Second Division
Third Division
Fourth Division

Nil

Clubs removed[edit]

Representative team[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

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 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14 15
 Uzbekistan 5 3 1 1 9 3 +6 10
 Hong Kong 5 1 1 3 1 10 –9 4
 Vietnam 5 0 0 5 2 13 –11 0

2014 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 Hong Kong, being held at Mong Kok Stadium, and the second leg took place in Huizhou, Guangdong, being held at Huizhou Olympic Stadium.

Friendly matches in first half season[edit]

Head coach Kim Pan-Gon confirmed that two friendly matches are arranged in September for the preparation of 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. Hong Kong will face Myanmar away on 6 September, and return to Hong Kong for another friendly match against Singapore on 10 September.[1]

First Division League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kitchee 18 15 3 0 47 12 +35 48 2015 AFC Champions League play-off stage
2 Sun Pegasus 18 10 2 6 40 28 +12 32
3 South China 18 8 8 2 35 24 +11 32 2015 AFC Cup
4 Royal Southern 18 5 6 7 25 32 −7 21 Relegation to Second Division
5 Biu Chun Rangers 18 5 6 7 23 32 −9 21
6 Eastern Salon 18 5 6 7 34 37 −3 21
7 I-Sky Yuen Long 18 5 5 8 25 33 −8 20
8 Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei 18 5 4 9 32 41 −9 19 Relegation to Second Division
9 Citizen 18 4 6 8 25 33 −8 18
10 Yokohama FC Hong Kong 18 3 4 11 25 39 −14 13
- Happy Valley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Second Division
- Tuen Mun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Updated to games played on 15 December 2013.
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
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.

Second Division League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Wofoo Tai Po 22 17 5 0 67 11 +56 56 Promotion to First Division
2 Wong Tai Sin 22 17 3 2 56 12 +44 54
3 Hong Kong FC 22 16 3 3 68 19 +49 51
4 Shatin 22 13 5 4 54 23 +31 44
5 Double Flower 22 10 4 8 56 36 +20 34
6 Tai Chung 22 9 1 12 42 66 −24 28
7 Kwai Tsing 22 8 3 11 43 54 −11 27
8 Kwun Tong 22 7 2 13 24 41 −17 23
9 Wanchai 22 6 3 13 20 44 −24 21
10 Lucky Mile 22 6 0 16 24 60 −36 18
11 Wing Yee 22 2 6 14 20 58 −38 12 Relegation to Third Division
12 Tuen Mun FC 22 3 1 18 34 84 −50 10

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
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
1 Metro Gallery Sun Source 26 23 1 2 113 30 +83 70 Promotion to Second Division
2 Yau Tsim Mong 26 22 3 1 82 20 +62 69
3 Mutual 26 16 5 5 61 30 +31 53
4 New Fair Kuitan 26 15 0 11 77 53 +24 45
5 Sham Shui Po 26 13 6 7 69 44 +25 45
6 Eastern District 26 13 1 12 62 46 +16 40
7 Kwong Wah 26 10 3 13 37 43 −6 33
8 On Good 26 10 3 13 42 48 −6 33
9 Tsuen Wan 26 7 8 11 38 46 −8 29
10 Fire Services 26 7 8 11 32 51 −19 29
11 Kowloon City 26 8 3 15 40 54 −14 27
12 KCDRSC 26 7 4 15 34 70 −36 25 Relegation to Fourth Division
13 Telecom 26 4 4 18 31 64 −33 16
14 Fu Moon 26 0 5 21 16 135 −119 5

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
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 Sai Kung 20 17 1 2 86 10 +76 52 Promotion to Third Division
2 GFC Friends 20 14 4 2 41 21 +20 46
3 Central & Western 20 12 2 6 47 20 +27 38
4 Tung Sing 20 11 4 5 51 18 +33 37
5 Ornament 20 8 7 5 31 46 −15 31
6 Islands 20 9 2 9 39 44 −5 29
7 St. Joseph's 20 8 1 11 32 28 +4 25
8 Fukien 20 7 3 10 41 30 +11 24
9 North District 20 5 3 12 30 51 −21 18
10 Lung Moon 20 4 3 13 27 46 −19 15
11 Solon 20 0 0 20 7 118 −111 0 Elimination from Hong Kong league

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
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.

Transfers[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

The following table only shows changes in First Division.
Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Kitchee Spain Josep Gombau Signed by Adelaide United 30 April 2013[2] Pre-season Spain Àlex Gómez 21 May 2013[3]
South China Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai End of contract 20 June 2013[4] Hong Kong Cheung Po Chun 1 July 2013[5]
Biu Chun Rangers Hong Kong Chan Hung Ping End of contract 30 June 2013 Brazil José Ricardo Rambo 6 July 2013[6]

Exhibition matches[edit]

Manchester United's Tour 2013 against Kitchee[edit]

2012–13 Premier League champions Manchester United will play against 2012–13 Hong Kong FA Cup champions Kitchee on Monday, 29 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Stadium as part of Manchester United's Tour 2013.[7]

Premier League Asia Trophy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "港足9.6友賽緬甸". Apple Daily. 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gombau to coach Adelaide United FC". Football Australia. 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "傑志新帥下月底來港履新". Ta Kung Pao. 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "東尼 本地體壇 廖sir證實 再度下山". Metropolis Daily. 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "南華明天開操". Steven Lo's blog. 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "列卡度出任主帥". hkrangers.com. 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Reds to play in Hong Kong". manutd.com. 4 February 2013.