Citizen AA

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Citizen
Citizen.png
Full name Citizen Football Club
Nickname(s) Flat Bags
Founded 1968
Ground Tsing Yi Sports Ground
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Pui Kwan Kay, Calvin
Coach Chu Kwok Kuen
League Hong Kong First Division
2012–13 First Division, 8th
Current season

The Citizen Athletic Association (Chinese: ), simply known as Citizen or TCAA, is a Hong Kong athletic club, based in Tsing Yi. 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[edit]

2007–08 season[edit]

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

2009–10 season[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

The club moved from the remote Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground to the renovated Mong Kok Stadium for the 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League season. 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]

2013–14 season[edit]

The club moved from Mong Kok Stadium to Tsing Yi Sports Ground, which Citizen will share with Sun Hei SC as their common home ground.

Honours[edit]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2012: Group Stage

Kit evolution[edit]

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

Player[edit]

First team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Diego Jose
2 Hong Kong DF Wong Yiu Fu
4 Hong Kong DF Sham Kwok Fai
5 Serbia MF Marko Krasić
8 Hong Kong MF So Loi Keung
12 Hong Kong DF Ma Ka Ki
13 Hong Kong MF Lau Tak Yan
17 Hong Kong DF Mak Ngo Tung
18 Hong Kong FW Sham Kwok Keung
No. Position Player
20 Canada MF Boris Si
24 Hong Kong GK Shum Kenrick
25 Hong Kong DF Young Ho Wang
26 Hong Kong DF Chan Sze Chun
27 Hong Kong DF Chan Hin Kwong
29 Hong Kong GK Tse Tak Him
31 Ghana MF Okwara Henry Baise
32 Brazil GK Paulo César

Players with multiple nationality:

Managers[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup Top Scorer 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 quarter-final Paulinho 8
2011–12 D1 5 18 5 8 5 29 31 23 quarter-final semi-final first round Paulinho 6
2012–13 D1 8 18 5 5 8 31 27 20 runner-up N/A first round Nakamura 9

References[edit]

  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.

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