2007–08 Hong Kong FA Cup

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2007–08 Hong Kong FA Cup
Country  Hong Kong
Champions Citizen (1st title)
Runners-up Wofoo Tai Po

The 2007–08 Hong Kong FA Cup was the 34th staging of the Hong Kong FA Cup. Citizen beat Wofoo Tai Po by 2-0 in the final and captured the FA Cup for the first time.

The competition started on 23 April 2008 with 10 Hong Kong First Division clubs. Four of them took part in the first round to determine which team advanced to the quarter finals. From quarter finals onward, the cup competition was a single-elimination tournament.

The competition was officially known as 2007/2008 HKFA Lanwa International FA Cup due to sponsorship from LANWA Group Company Limited [1]

Although all the matches before the final was held at the Mongkok Stadium, the final was staged at the Hong Kong Stadium on 18 May 2008. The final match was part of the fund raising charity activities for the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. All profits of the game was donated for the rescue and rebuild of Sichuan after the basic costs are deducted. Four matches was played in total, including three friendly matches and the FA Cup final. The friendly matches include 1) SCAA Veteran vs Happy Valley Veteran, 2) HKFA Invitation Team vs All Star Sport Association and 3) TVB Artist vs Ladies Star Team.[2]

Teams[edit]

Fixtures and results[edit]

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8).

Bracket[edit]

  First Round Quarter Finals Semi-finals Final
                                     
    South China 1  
Convoy Sun Hei 2     Convoy Sun Hei 0    
  South China 1  
Lanwa Redbull 0    
  Wofoo Tai Po 2    
Bulova Rangers 0
   
  Wofoo Tai Po 2  
    Wofoo Tai Po 0
  Citizen 2
  Citizen (pen.) 1 (7)    
Kitchee 1 (6)    
  Citizen 1
Eastern 1  
  Eastern 0  
Workable 0     Happy Valley 1
 
    Eastern (a.e.t.) 2  

First round[edit]

2008-05-01
14:00
Eastern 1 – 0 Workable
Jeferson Goal 56' (Report)
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 657
Referee: Wong Chi Tang

2008-05-01
16:00
Convoy Sun Hei 2 – 0 Lanwa Redbull
Giovane Goal 1' Goal 81' (Report)
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 657
Referee: Cheung Yim Yau

Quarter-finals[edit]

2008-05-03
14:00
Bulova Rangers 0 – 2 Wofoo Tai Po
(Report) Joel Goal 54'
Lee Wai Lim Goal 57'
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 901
Referee: Fung Ka Yu


2008-05-04
14:00
Happy Valley 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Eastern
Tomy Goal 45' (pen.) (Report) Paulo Goal 34'
Rodrigo Goal 114'
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,734
Referee: Pau Sai Yin

2008-05-04
16:00
South China 1 – 0 Convoy Sun Hei
Itaparica Goal 41' (Report)
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,734
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Semi-finals[edit]

2008-05-10
14:00
Eastern 0 – 1 Citizen
(Report) Chen Zhizhao Goal 49'
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,682
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

2008-05-10
16:00
South China 1 – 2 Wofoo Tai Po
Chan Wai Ho Goal 32' (Report) Ye Jia Goal 47'
Rafael Goal 85'
Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,682
Referee: Cheung Yim Yau

Final[edit]

2008-05-18
15:00
Citizen 2 – 0 Wofoo Tai Po
Chen Zhizhao Goal 14'
Joel Goal 84' (o.g.)
(Report)
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 5,925
Referee: Wong Po On

Top goalscorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal

Prizes [1][edit]

Team awards[edit]

Individual awards [3][edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • It was the first time since 1991-92 season that the FA Cup final was competed by two teams which had never reached this cup final before.
  • Both Citizen and Wofoo Tai Po had never captured any senior trophies in their club histories.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b HKFA Website 2007/08 HKFA Lanwa International FA Cup
  2. ^ HKFA Website, Lanwa International FA CUP Final & Donation for the earthquake victims
  3. ^ HKFA Website, 聯華國際足總盃決賽 公民 2:0 和富大埔 (in Chinese)

External links[edit]