1997–98 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division League 1997–98
League Hong Kong First Division League
Sport Football
Duration 7 September 1997 – 16 April 1998
League
League champions Instant-Dict
Runners-up South China
Hong Kong First Division League seasons

The 1997–98 Hong Kong First Division League season is the 86th since its establishment. The first match was played on 7 September 1997 with Instant-Dict won against South China by 5–4.

First stage[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
1 Instant-Dict 14 11 2 1 42 15 +27 35 To Grand Final
2 Happy Valley 14 9 2 3 34 15 +19 29 Championship Playoff
3 Sing Tao 14 8 2 4 28 12 +16 26
4 South China 14 8 2 4 30 25 +5 26
5 Yee Hope 14 4 3 7 13 18 −5 15 Relegation Playoff
6 Rangers 14 4 3 7 14 23 −9 15
7 Golden 14 3 2 8 15 24 −9 11
8 Five-One-Seven 14 1 0 13 9 53 −44 3

Second stage[edit]

NB: Teams take points and goals halved from first phase. GF and GA is rounded.

Championship Playoff[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
1 Instant-Dict 6 3 0 3 33 18 +15 26.5 To Grand Final
2 South China 6 4 1 1 32 27 +5 26
3 Happy Valley 6 1 2 3 28 21 +7 19.5
4 Sing Tao 6 1 3 2 22 17 +5 19

Relegation Playoff[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
5 Rangers 6 3 2 1 21 22 −1 18.5
6 Yee Hope 6 2 3 1 18 18 0 16.5
7 Golden 6 2 3 1 17 21 −4 14.5 Relegation to Second Division by rules,
but retained in the First Division
8 Five-One-Seven 6 0 2 4 12 42 −32 3.5 Relegation to Second Division

Final[edit]

No final was played as Instant-Dict granted the champion in both stages, and automatically became the overall champion. The runner-up in the Champion Playoff, South China, was awarded the overall runners-up.

First Division League 1997–98 Winners
Instant-Dict
2nd Title

References[edit]