Hong Kong national football team

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 Hong Kong
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Kim Pan-Gon
Asst coach Szeto Man Chun
Captain Chan Wai Ho
Vice-captain Yapp Hung Fai
Chan Siu Ki
Most caps Lee Wai Man (68)
Top scorer Chan Siu Ki (34)
Home stadium Hong Kong Stadium
Mong Kok Stadium
FIFA code HKG
FIFA ranking 158 (Decrease13)
Highest FIFA ranking 90 (February 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 172 (November 2012)
Elo ranking 158
Highest Elo ranking 70 (9 August 1960)
Lowest Elo ranking 164 (20 March 2001)
First colours
Second colours
First international
non-FIFA International
 Macau 0–2 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Macau, Portugal; 16 April 1939)
FIFA International
 South Korea 3–3 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Manila, Philippines; 2 May 1954)
Biggest win
Hong Kong Hong Kong 15–0 Guam 
(Taipei, Republic of China; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 China PR 7–0 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Guangzhou, China; 1 August 1980)
 China PR 7–0 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Guangzhou, China; 17 November 2004)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 0–7 Paraguay 
(Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
Asian Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1956)
Best result Third Place, 1956
EAFF Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1995)
Best result Third Place, 1995

The Hong Kong national football team (Chinese: 香港足球代表隊), represents Hong Kong in international association football events such as the FIFA World Cup, AFC Asian Cup and East Asian Football Championship. The team is represented by the Hong Kong Football Association, the governing body for football in Hong Kong.

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.

History[edit]

Hong Kong played its first international match after World War II 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 19 May 1985, in Beijing, Hong Kong faced China in the final match of the first qualifying round, where Hong Kong needed a win to advance while China needed only a draw. Hong Kong, led by coach Kwok Ka Ming, produced a 2–1 upset win, with goals from Cheung Chi Tak and Ku Kam Fai, thereby winning the group and advancing to the knockout stage, where it subsequently lost to Japan.

On 9 February 2005, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of both the Association and the Brazilian Football Confederation, Hong Kong hosted 2002 World Cup champions Brazil in a friendly match, with Lee Sze Ming scoring the only goal for Hong Kong, although Brazil won 7–1.

The year 2009 could be a turning point in the diminishing football standards of Hong Kong. On 12 December, Hong Kong defeated Japan and took their first East Asian Games football gold medal in the first major competition Hong Kong football team have won. This unexpected and surprising result, raised the belief that the Hong Kong football team could perform for football lovers in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong football team also won the 2010 Long Teng Cup and 2011 Long Teng Cup

Stadium[edit]

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.

Competition history[edit]

See comprehensive article: Hong Kong national football team - record in qualifying and major tournaments
Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All time results[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup Finals Record Qualifications Record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
1930 to 1970 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1974 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 4 3 0 1 4 3
1978 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 13 3 2 8 15 31
1982 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 4 0 3 1 3 4
1986 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 5 1 2 20 7
1990 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 0 3 3 5 10
1994 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 2 1 5 9 19
1998 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 0 3 3 10
2002 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 1 1 4 3 10
2006 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 0 4 5 15
2010 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 4 2 1 1 11 6
2014 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 0 2 0 8
Total - Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 19 12 33 78 123

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

Asian Games record[edit]

East Asian Football Championship record[edit]


Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach South Korea Kim Pan-Gon
Administration Manager Hong Kong Szeto Man Chun
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Poon Man Tik
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Yeung Ching Kwong
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Chan Chi Hong
Assistant Coach Brazil Anílton da Conceição
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai
Goalkeeping Coach Hong Kong Fan Chun Yip
Technical Director Australia Steve O'Connor
Physiotherapist Hong Kong Yau Kai Ching

Records[edit]

^ = Minimum 10 goals

Recent Results & Fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]



      Win       Draw       Loss

Players[edit]

As of 6 March 2014

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players have been selected to the final squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification final fixture against Vietnam on 5 March 2014.[1]


0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yapp Hung Fai (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 24) 28 0 Hong Kong South China
18 1GK Tse Tak Him (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 29) 9 0 Hong Kong Citizen
19 1GK Wang Zhenpeng (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 29) 0 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
2 2DF Che Runqiu (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern
3 2DF Wisdom Fofo Agbo (1979-06-25) 25 June 1979 (age 34) 4 0 China Harbin Yiteng
5 2DF Andy Nägelein (1981-10-05) 5 October 1981 (age 32) 3 0 China Hunan Billows
12 2DF Lo Kwan Yee (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 29) 37 7 Hong Kong Kitchee
15 2DF Chan Wai Ho (1982-04-24) 24 April 1982 (age 31) 58 6 Hong Kong South China
17 2DF Tsang Chi Hau (1990-01-12) 12 January 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
21 2DF Kwok Kin Pong (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 27) 26 1 Hong Kong South China
4 3MF Bai He (1983-11-19) 19 November 1983 (age 30) 23 1 China Shijiazhuang Yongchang
6 3MF Huang Yang (1983-10-19) 19 October 1983 (age 30) 17 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
10 3MF Lam Ka Wai (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 28) 24 4 Hong Kong Kitchee
16 3MF Leung Chun Pong (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 27) 36 1 Hong Kong South China
23 3MF Ju Yingzhi (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 26) 9 2 Hong Kong Sun Pegasus
7 4FW Chan Siu Ki (1985-07-14) 14 July 1985 (age 28) 52 34 Hong Kong South China
8 4FW Lee Hong Lim (1983-09-29) 29 September 1983 (age 30) 26 4 Hong Kong South China
9 4FW Lam Hok Hei (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 22) 10 2 Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers
11 4FW Christian Annan (1978-05-03) 3 May 1978 (age 35) 1 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
14 4FW Sham Kwok Keung (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 28) 21 4 Hong Kong Citizen
20 4FW Wong Wai (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Hong Kong Yokohama FC Hong Kong
22 4FW Jaimes McKee (1987-04-14) 14 April 1987 (age 27) 13 0 Hong Kong Sun Pegasus

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Leung Hing Kit (1989-10-22) 22 October 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers Training squad in February 2014
GK Tsang Man Fai (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers Training squad in October 2013
GK Zhang Chunhui (1983-03-13) 13 March 1983 (age 31) 8 0 Hong Kong South China v.  United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2013
DF Fong Pak Lun (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 21) 1 0 China Shenyang Zhongze Training squad in February 2014
DF Jack Sealy (1987-05-04) 4 May 1987 (age 26) 1 0 Hong Kong South China Training squad in February 2014
DF Cheung Chi Yung (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long Training squad in February 2014
DF Leung Nok Hang (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 19) 0 0 Hong Kong Yokohama FC Hong Kong Training squad in February 2014
DF Tong Kin Man (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 29) 0 0 Hong Kong Sun Pegasus Training squad in February 2014
DF Lee Chi Ho (1982-11-16) 16 November 1982 (age 31) 51 0 Hong Kong South China 2014 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Cheung Kin Fung (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 30) 23 0 Hong Kong Kitchee 2014 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Leung Kwun Chung (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Yokohama FC Hong Kong Training squad in December 2013
DF Liu Quankun (1983-02-17) 17 February 1983 (age 31) 6 0 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2013
DF Chiu Chun Kit (1983-10-04) 4 October 1983 (age 30) 2 0 Hong Kong I-Sky Yuen Long Training squad in October 2013
DF Chak Ting Fung (1989-11-27) 27 November 1989 (age 24) 12 0 Hong Kong South China v.  Myanmar, 6 September 2013
DF Yuen Tsun Nam (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei v.  Philippines, 4 June 2013
MF Michael Luk (1986-08-22) 22 August 1986 (age 27) 4 0 Hong Kong South China Training squad in February 2014
MF Ngan Lok Fung (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Hong Kong Southern Training squad in February 2014
MF Chan Siu Kwan (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Hong Kong South China Training squad in February 2014
MF Lo Kong Wai (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Hong Kong South China Training squad in February 2014
MF Ip Chung Long (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Hong Kong Southern 2014 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Liu Songwei (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 24) 3 0 Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers v.  United Arab Emirates, 15 November 2013
MF Man Pei Tak (1982-02-16) 16 February 1982 (age 32) 39 1 Hong Kong Eastern Salon v.  United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2013
MF Lau Nim Yat (1989-12-04) 4 December 1989 (age 24) 6 0 Hong Kong Eastern Salon v.  United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2013
MF Chu Siu Kei (1980-01-11) 11 January 1980 (age 34) 45 4 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Myanmar, 6 September 2013
MF Jing Teng (1990-05-20) 20 May 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei v.  Philippines, 4 June 2013
MF To Hon To (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Philippines, 4 June 2013
FW Xu Deshuai (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 26) 12 2 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Vietnam, 5 March 2014 INJ
FW Chan Man Fai (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 25) 10 2 Hong Kong Kitchee Training squad in February 2014
FW Godfred Karikari (1985-03-11) 11 March 1985 (age 29) 6 0 China Henan Jianye v.  Uzbekistan, 19 November 2013
FW Lee Wai Lim (1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 32) 26 5 Hong Kong South China v.  United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2013
FW Cheng Lai Hin (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 28) 8 1 Hong Kong South China v.  Myanmar, 6 September 2013
FW James Ha (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Philippines, 4 June 2013
Notes

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury

Captains in Official International tournaments[edit]

Year Tournament Captain(s)
1954 The 2nd Asian Games Ko Po Keung
1956 The 1st Asian Cup (Final) Ko Po Keung
1958 The 3rd Asian Games Ho Cheung Yau
1959 The 2nd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1963 The 3rd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1964 The 3rd Asian Cup (Final) Cheung Wing Ching
1967 The 4th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Kung Wah Kit
1968 The 4th Asian Cup (Final) Kung Wah Kit
1971 The 5th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Fok Pak Ling
1973 The 10th World Cup (Qualifying) Kwok Ka Ming
1975 The 6th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cheng Yun Yue
1977 The 11th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung, Kwok Ka Ming
1979 The 7th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1980 The 12th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1984 The 8th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1985 The 13th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1987 The 24th Olympic Games (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1988 The 9th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1989 The 14th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1990 The 11th Asian Games Cheung Chi Tak
1992 The 10th Asian Cup Chan Ping On, Ku Kam Fai
1993 The 15th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1994 The 12th Asian Games Lee Kin Wo
1996 The 11th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1997 The 16th World Cup (Qualifying) Ku Kam Fai, Cheung Chi Tak
1998 The 13th Asian Games Cheung Sai Ho
1999 The 12th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
2001 The 17th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho
2003 The 13th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai, Cheung Sai Ho, Lee Wai Man
2004 The 18th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2006 The 14th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 19th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2009–2010 The 15th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro, Poon Yiu Cheuk, Man Pei Tak, Chan Wai Ho
2011 The 20th World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2013–2014 The 16th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Chan Siu Ki, Yapp Hung Fai

Coaches records[edit]

Name Coaching career Played Won Drawn Lost Win % Points per game[2]
England Sneddon, TomTom Sneddon 1954–1956 6 1 4 1 16.7 1.17
Taiwan Shiu Wing, LaiLai Shiu Wing 1958–1967 43 16 6 21 37.2 1.26
Taiwan Chun Wah, FeiFei Chun Wah[3] 1964 5 0 1 4 00.0 0.20
Taiwan Wing Keung, ChuChu Wing Keung 1967 2 0 0 2 0.00 0.00
Taiwan Sum, TangTang Sum 1968 5 0 1 4 00.0 0.20
Taiwan Tim, LauLau Tim 1968 5 0 3 2 00.0 0.60
Taiwan King Shing, HuiHui King Shing 1969–1970 3 0 1 2 00.0 0.33
Taiwan Fai Hung, ChanChan Fai Hung 1970–1972 23 7 3 13 30.4 1.04
Taiwan Ying Fun, HoHo Ying Fun 1973–1975 23 9 6 8 39.1 1.43
Netherlands van Balkom, FranzFranz van Balkom 1976–1977 21 7 2 12 33.3 1.10
Malaysia Yong Chong, ChanChan Yong Chong 1978–1979 7 4 1 2 57.1 1.86
Northern Ireland McParland, PeterPeter McParland 1980 4 1 0 3 25.0 0.75
Netherlands Knobel, GeorgeGeorge Knobel 1980-1981 7 2 2 3 28.6 1.14
Hong Kong Ka Ming, KwokKwok Ka Ming 1982–1990
1997
47 16 11 20 34.0 1.26
Hong Kong Wai Chung, TsangTsang Wai Chung 1991-1997
2010–2011
38 11 8 19 28.9 1.08
Brazil Araujo, SebastianSebastian Araujo 1998-2000 6 0 1 5 00.0 0.17
Netherlands van der Zouwen, ArieArie van der Zouwen 2000–2002 13 3 2 8 23.1 0.85
Hong Kong Sun Cheung, LaiLai Sun Cheung 2003–2007
2007
45 15 9 21 33.3 1.20
Hong Kong Kin Wo, LeeLee Kin Wo 2007 5 2 1 2 40.0 1.20
Serbia Dejan Antonić
Croatia Goran Paulić[4]
2008–2009 4 2 0 2 50.0 1.50
Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai (caretaker) 2011–2012 7 4 2 1 57.1 2.00
Scotland Ernie Merrick 2012 5 2 0 3 40.0 1.20
South Korea Kim Pan-Gon 2009-2010
2012–
21 6 3 12 28.6 1.00
Totals 363 108 67 173 29.8 1.07

Last updated: Hong Kong, 1–3 Vietnam, 05 March 2014. Statistics include international matches only.

FIFA World Ranking history[edit]

YR|M January February March April May June July August September October November December
1993 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 103º 106º 110º 112º 112º
1994 112º 97º 99º 97º 107º 109º 107º 107º 110º 95º 98º 98º
1995 98º 108º 108º 98º 100º 103º 106º 107º 110º 108º 109º 111º
1996 110º 90º 90º 104º 103º 103º 116º 119º 122º 121º 123º 124º
1997 124º 135º 135º 126º 126º 127º 127º 129º 130º 130º 129º 129º
1998 129º 133º 129º 139º 139º 139º 138º 139º 137º 139º 139º 136º
1999 131º 131º 133º 134º 136º 137º 137º 139º 140º 140º 125º 122º
2000 119º 119º 119º 121º 123º 120º 121º 125º 125º 126º 128º 123º
2001 123º 123º 125º 123º 128º 136º 134º 134º 135º 136º 137º 137º
2002 140º 140º 140º 141º 143º 143º 143º 143º 146º 149º 149º 150º
2003 153º 154º 141º 134º 134º 136º 136º 135º 134º 136º 136º 142º
2004 142º 142º 139º 141º 141º 145º 145º 145º 144º 144º 139º 133º
2005 134º 134º 124º 126º 125º 123º 120º 119º 120º 120º 117º 117º
2006 117º 117º 115º 116º 116º 116º 117º 120º 109º 120º 117º 117º
2007 117º 111º 108º 109º 109º 115º 128º 126º 134º 135º 129º 125º
2008 125º 126º 125º 124º 125º 117º 120º 121º 122º 130º 156º 151º
2009 152º 143º 141º 142º 143º 143º 137º 134º 128º 127º 141º 143º
2010 143º 137º 140º 139º 140º 140º 135º 133º 136º 138º 145º 146º
2011 146º (128) 143º (139) 140º (139) 147º (139) 146º (139) 145º (142) 154º (134) 154º (131) 156º (124) 156º (128) 168º (105) 169º (105)
2012 168º (109) 163º (126) 158º (132) 161º (132) 161º (132) 158º (142) 160º (132) 154º (147) 159º (133) 160º (133) 172º (108) 163º (112)
2013 163º (111) 156º (143) 159º (141) 150º (176) 151º (176) 147º (178) 148º (173) 144º (180) 148º (174) 148º (171) 144º (158) 140º (184)
2014 137º (185) 144º (170) 145º (156)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFC Asian Cup 2015 Qualifiers - Hong Kong Representative Team Final Squad". hkfa.com. 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Calculated by multiplying wins by 3, plus draws, divided by games.
  3. ^ Fei Chun Wah was appointed as the coach of Hong Kong team during the team’s Asian Cup Final journey and the journey in Europe and Singapore afterwards as the official coach Lai Shiu Wing was not allowed to leave from his working place.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong Representative Team Training Squad". Hkfa.com. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 

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