2008–09 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division
Season2008–09
ChampionsSouth China
39th Hong Kong title
RelegatedMutual
Xiangxue Eisiti
AFC CupSouth China
NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po
Matches played156
Goals scored516 (3.31 per match)
Top goalscorerDetinho
Giovane
(18)
Highest scoringTuen Mun Progoal 0–9 South China
Mutual 0–9 Happy Valley
Citizen 7–2 Mutual
Highest attendance4,228
Fourway 1–2 TSW Pegasus
Kitchee 1–3 South China
(16 November 2008)
Lowest attendance90
Sheffield United 4–1 Mutual
(25 October 2008)
Average attendance1,033

The 2008–09 Hong Kong First Division League season, known as Coolpoint Ventilation First Division (Chinese: 快意空調甲組聯賽) for sponsorship reasons, was the 97th since its establishment in 1908. It began on 6 September 2008 and ended on 10 May 2009. The unveiling match was contested by the defending champions South China, and the runners-up of last season Citizen. They made a 1–1 draw, scored by Sandro of Citizen and Detinho of South China.

Three new teams joined the league as competition members, including Fourway, TSW Pegasus and Xiangxue Eisiti. The league consisted of 13 teams, the most since the 1979–80 season.

League team changes[edit]

Teams promoted from 2007–08 Hong Kong Second Division League

Teams relegated to 2008–09 Hong Kong Second Division League

New teams in Hong Kong football league system

Teams changed the name

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 South China (C) 24 19 4 1 73 11 +62 61 AFC Cup 2010 Group stage
2 Kitchee 24 17 5 2 56 17 +39 56
3 Citizen 24 13 8 3 51 23 +28 47
4 Fourway 24 12 6 6 38 17 +21 42[a]
5 Convoy Sun Hei 24 13 3 8 39 32 +7 42[a]
6 NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po 24 11 8 5 40 23 +17 41[b] AFC Cup 2010 Group stage[c]
7 TSW Pegasus 24 12 5 7 51 23 +28 41[b]
8 Happy Valley 24 9 5 10 52 34 +18 32
9 Eastern 24 8 4 12 28 33 −5 28
10 Sheffield United 24 6 5 13 36 43 −7 23
11 Tuen Mun Progoal 24 3 3 18 19 95 −76 12
12 Mutual (R) 24 2 2 20 21 84 −63 8 Relegation to Second Division
13 Xiangxue Eisiti (R) 24 1 2 21 12 81 −69 5
Updated to match(es) played on 10 May 2009. Source: The Hong Kong Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b FOU 1–0 CSH; CSH 1–0 FOU
  2. ^ a b WTP 2–2 TSW; TSW 1–2 WTP
  3. ^ Since TSW Pegasus, the winners of 2008–09 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield, were competition members of the Hong Kong Football Association, and could not qualify for any AFC competitions, the winners of 2008–09 Hong Kong FA Cup, NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po, earned a spot in the group stage of AFC Cup 2010.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away CIT CSH EAA FOU HVA KIT MUT WTP SHU SCA TSW TMP XXE
Citizen 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 7–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 4–1 6–1
Convoy Sun Hei 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1
Eastern 1–0 3–4 0–1 0–0 1–3 5–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–3 5–1
Fourway 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–2 6–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 6–0 4–0
Happy Valley 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 7–1 3–5 0–0 1–2 3–2 5–1 3–0
Kitchee 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 7–1 5–0
Mutual 2–5 0–4 2–1 0–2 0–9 1–3 1–3 2–3 0–6 0–3 2–0 0–0
NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po 1–4 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 4–0
Sheffield United 2–3 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–4 4–1 1–3 1–3 0–6 4–0 5–0
South China 1–1 7–0 3–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 8–0 2–0
TSW Pegasus 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–3[a] 5–1 2–0
Tuen Mun Progoal 1–1 0–3 0–5 0–1 2–7 0–6 2–1 0–3 1–4 0–9 0–8 2–2
Xiangxue Eisiti 0–4 2–4 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–6 0–4 0–7 0–3 2–4
Source: http://www.hkfa.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ South China is awarded a 3–0 win against TSW Pegasus due to TSW Pegasus using more than the allowed maximum six foreign players at a time in the match.

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

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Round 4[edit]

Round 5[edit]

  • South China is awarded a 3 – 0 win against TSW Pegasus due to TSW Pegasus used more than the allowed maximum of 6 foreign players at a time in the match.[2]

Round 6[edit]

Round 7[edit]

Round 8[edit]

Round 9[edit]

Round 10[edit]

Round 11[edit]

Round 12[edit]

Round 13[edit]

Round 14[edit]

Round 15[edit]

Round 16[edit]

Round 17[edit]

Round 18[edit]

Round 19[edit]

Round 20[edit]

Round 21[edit]

Round 22[edit]

Round 23[edit]

Round 24[edit]

Round 25[edit]

Round 26[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

  • First yellow card of the season
  • First red card of the season
  • Most yellow cards in a single match
  • Most red cards in a single match

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Most consecutive games without conceding a goal

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[3]
1 Detinho South China 18
Giovane Convoy Sun Hei 18
3 Sandro Citizen 15
4 Chan Siu Ki South China 12
Ling Cong Happy Valley 12
Paul Ngue Kitchee 12
7 Carlos Cáceres Kitchee 11
8 Paulo Fourway 10
9 Hao Shuang Sheffield United 9
Chao Pengfei Happy Valley 9
Caleb Ekwenugo Fourway / NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po 9
Christian Annan NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po 9
Godfred Karikari Happy Valley 9

Only players scored ≥9 is shown.

Stadia[edit]

Locations of the Hong Kong First Division League 2008–09 venues

Mong Kok Stadium and Hong Kong Stadium are the primary venue for the majority of the games. Some other stadiums also will be used, including Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Tai Po Sports Ground and Yuen Long Stadium.

NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po has successfully applied to use Tai Po Sports Ground for their 12 home games. TSW Pegasus also applied to use Yuen Long Stadium as their home ground, but the stadium's facilities and grass turf conditions could not be modified in time for this season. However, South China AA agreed to play away at Yuen Long Stadium on 5 October 2008. HKFA chairman Leung Hung Tak later claimed that three home games will be played at Yuen Long Stadium for TSW Pegasus this season.[4]

Xiangxue Eisiti had suggested using a stadium in Shenzhen for their home games. But due to the poor quality of the facility, the HKFA deemed it unsuitable for the First Division. Its home games will now be staged either at Mong Kok Stadium or Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground instead.

Teams Number of times used as home stadium
HKS MKS SSWSG TPSG YLS
Citizen 1 10 1
Convoy Sun Hei 12
Eastern 12
Fourway 12
Happy Valley 12
Kitchee 11 1
Mutual 12
NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po 3 9
Sheffield United 1 11
South China 6 6
TSW Pegasus 1 8 3
Tuen Mun Progoal 1 11
Xiangxue Eisiti 11 1
Total 10 131 3 9 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hkfa.com/includes_files/board_details.php?news_id=6155
  2. ^ (in Chinese) 快意空調甲組聯賽 – 天水圍飛馬非本地球員超額事件 Hong Kong Football Association official website
  3. ^ "First Division League Top scorers". the Hong Kong Football Association. 30 May 2009. Archived from the original on 5 June 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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