HKFC Soccer Section

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Hong Kong FC
The Logo of HKFC
Full name Hong Kong Football Club
Founded 12 February 1886; 128 years ago (1886-02-12)
Ground Hong Kong Football Club Soccer/Rugby Pitch
Ground Capacity 2,750
Chairman Neil Jensen
Manager Tony Sealy
League Second Division
2012–13 Second Division, 5th

The Soccer Section of Hong Kong Football Club (Abbreviation: HKFC; Chinese: 香港足球會) fields a range of teams at various age divisions in the Hong Kong leagues. The First Team competes in the Hong Kong Second Division League.

History[edit]

While the soccer team has won many titles in the second-tier competition in recent years, they have rarely enjoyed success when playing against the professional sides in the First Division. In 1980 however, "CLUB" as they were commonly known, did manage to avoid relegation from the Professional First Division for the first time in their history. One of the highlights of the season was a 1–1 draw with eventual Champions Seiko SA. On 10 May 1980 at the HK Government Stadium CLUB defeated Kui Tan 1–0 with an 87th minute penalty scored by John McGunnigle, meaning Kui Tan joined Urban Services in the drop that year.

In the past few years, HKFC opted not to take promotion to the First Division. In 2006, finally, the club accepted the promotion after winning the Second Division. After showing initial promise, they lost 4 league matches in a row between March and April 2007 and were relegated to the Second Division. They did however become Champions of the Second Division again in April 2010 and returned to the First Division.

International Soccer Sevens[edit]

The team is known outside Hong Kong for being the host of the annual HKFC International Soccer Sevens youth-team seven-a-side tournament which attracts high profile teams such as Manchester United, Aston Villa F.C. and Glasgow Celtic.

Honours[edit]

Manchester United Premier Cup Hong Kong U 15 2011 Champions

Henderson Elite Youth League U 15 Champions

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 4 June 2011[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Rudolf Hollaender
2 DF Jason Tack
3 DF Allan Fraser
4 DF Antony Sassi
5 MF Reda Chaouch
6 DF Kwok Kar Lok
7 DF Lo Yiu Hung (captain)
8 FW Tunde Olokigbe
9 FW James Beacher
10 MF Niklas Sandor
No. Position Player
12 MF Poon Ka Ming
13 MF Liam Brannan
14 MF Freek Schipper
16 MF Carlo Dilibero
17 DF Stephen Liu
19 DF Gergely Ghéczy
22 DF Martin Rainer
23 GK Ng Kwok Hei
30 GK Christian Capurso
MF Benjamin Perkins

Team official[edit]

Position Name
Manager Tony Sealy
Coach Paul Foster
Soccer Section chairman Neil Jensen
Soccer Section Secretary Jamie Milne
First Team Liaison Officier Shek Kam Wah
Sports Development Officer Kwok Kar Lok

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