Seiko SA

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Seiko
Full name Seiko Sports Association
Founded 1970
Dissolved 1986

Seiko Sports Association (Chinese: 精工體育會) were one of the most famous and successful football teams in Hong Kong history. The team withdrew from the Hong Kong First Division League after the 1985–86 season.

History[edit]

Seiko was a team sponsored and named by the agents of Seiko Corporation. The team entered Hong Kong Third Division League in 1970. It got the second place in Third Division (B) League (28 matches: 26 win, 1 draw, 1 loss) and got promoted to Second Division in the next season. In 1971–72, the team captured the league Champion immediately after its promotion (24 matches: 21 win, 1 draw, 2 loss) and was able to compete in Hong Kong First Division League for the first time. The team then stayed in the league for 14 consecutive years.

Honours[edit]

Throughout the 14 years in the Hong Kong First Division League, Seiko captured 40 major Hong Kong football trophies, which included 9 times League champion, 8 times Hong Kong Senior Shield, 6 times Hong Kong Viceroy Cup, 6 times Hong Kong FA Cup and many more. Its reserve team also captured 2 times reserve league champion.

In 1986, Asian Champions Cup (now AFC Champions League) was re-introduced after its suspension after 1971. Seiko represented Hong Kong for the competition. In the qualifying round, Seiko beat Liaoning FC from China and April Twenty-Five F.C. from North Korea and qualified for the main round. However, the rules set by competition host Saudi Arabia were too harsh and Seiko withdrew from the competition.

Domestic[edit]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Notable players[edit]

first bracket shows the Chinese name used in Hong Kong and second bracket shows the seasons playing with Seiko
Hong Kong
Australia
England
Malaysia
South Korea
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Scotland
South Africa
Sweden
Wales

Former coaches[edit]

League results[edit]

[10]

Season Position Matches Win Draw Loss Goal For Goal
Against
Goal
Difference
Points
1972–73[11] Champion 26 18 4 4 71 35 36 40
1973–74[12] 2nd 26 17 4 5 75 36 39 38
1974–75[13] Champion 24 15 5 4 54 21 33 35
1975–76[14] 2nd 22 13 4 5 46 22 24 30
1976–77[15] 2nd 22 13 8 1 44 23 21 34
1977–78[16] 4th 22 9 7 6 41 27 14 25
1978–79 Champion 22 19 3 0 60 14 46 41
1979–80[17] Champion 22 18 3 1 58 15 43 39
1980–81 Champion 20 13 5 2 46 12 34 31
1981–82[18] Champion 20 15 4 1 45 15 30 34
1982–83 Champion 18 12 4 2 31 13 18 28
1983–84 Champion 16 10 5 1 40 19 21 25
1984–85 Champion 16 12 3 1 37 12 25 27
1985–86[19] 4th 18 7 7 4 35 23 12 21

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  • 香港足球總會九十週年紀念特刊
  1. ^ Dave Jones – Coventry City FC – Football-Heroes.net
  2. ^ 前精工英國前鋒
  3. ^ Chris Dekker
  4. ^ (重post)荷蘭中堅韋伯
  5. ^ a b Dutchmen in Hong Kong
  6. ^ Karel Bonsink
  7. ^ Jim Hagan – Birmingham City FC
  8. ^ "Obituary: Walter Gerrard, footballer, businessman.". The Scotsman (Johnston Publishing). 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  9. ^ RedCafe.net Gordon McQueen (1977–1985)
  10. ^ Rsssf.com Hongkong – List of Champions and Runners-up
  11. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing – Season 1972/1973 (FINAL)
  12. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing – 1973/1974 Season (FINAL)
  13. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing: up to and including 30 May 1975
  14. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing – 1975/76 Season (FINAL)
  15. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing: 1976/77 Season (Final)
  16. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing 1977/78 Seasin (Final)
  17. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing: up to and including 3 June 1980
  18. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com 81–82
  19. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing for the 1985/86 season (final)