1998–99 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division League
Season1998–99
ChampionsHappy Valley
3rd Hong Kong title
Matches played56
Goals scored201 (3.59 per match)
Top goalscorerTomy (Sai Kung Friends)
(16 goals)

The 1998–99 Hong Kong First Division League season was the 88th since its establishment.

The first match was played on 30 August 1998 with Instant-Dict drew South China 2–2. However, as there was an ineligible player in Instant-Dict's squad and the team was penalised with a 0–3 loss.[1]

First stage[2][edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
1 Happy Valley 14 10 0 4 31 14 +17 30 To Grand Final
2 South China 14 6 4 4 24 15 +9 22 Championship Playoff
3 Yee Hope 14 6 4 4 30 27 +3 22
4 Golden 14 7 1 6 26 27 −1 22
5 Sing Tao 14 5 4 5 26 18 +6 19 Relegation Playoff
6 Instant-Dict 14 4 4 6 22 28 −6 16
7 Rangers 14 4 4 6 21 29 −8 16
8 Sai Kung Friends 14 3 1 10 21 43 −12 10

Second stage[2][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 South China 6 4 2 0 19 11 +8 25 To Grand Final
2 Happy Valley 6 2 1 3 26 16 +10 22
3 Yee Hope 6 2 1 3 26 26 0 18
4 Golden 6 1 2 3 20 25 −5 16

Relegation Playoff[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
5 Instant-Dict 6 5 0 1 27 18 +9 23
6 Sing Tao 6 3 0 3 24 18 +6 18.5 Withdrew from the league system after the season.
7 Sai Kung Friends 6 3 0 3 21 34 −13 14 Relegation to Second Division by rules,
but retained in the First Division as both
HKFC and Fire Services declined promotion.
8 Rangers 6 1 0 5 15 31 −16 11

Final[2][edit]

Happy Valley1–1 (a.e.t.)South China
Bajkusa Goal 41' Cheng Siu Chung Goal 80'
Penalties
8–7
Attendance: 10,258


First Division League 1998–99 Winners
Happy Valley
3rd Title

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