2016–17 Hong Kong Premier League

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Hong Kong Premier League
Season2016–17
ChampionsKitchee
RelegatedSouth China
HKFC
AFC Champions LeagueKitchee
Eastern
Matches played110
Goals scored377 (3.43 per match)
Top goalscorerSandro (Kitchee)
(21 goals)
Best goalkeeperYapp Hung Fai (Eastern)
Biggest home winKitchee 10–0 HKFC
(7 April 2017)
Biggest away winHKFC 0–6 Southern
(3 February 2017)
Highest scoringKitchee 10–0 HKFC
(7 April 2017)
Longest winning run8 matches:
Kitchee
Longest unbeaten run19 matches:
Eastern
Longest winless run12 matches:
Biu Chun Glory Sky
Longest losing run10 matches:
HKFC
Highest attendance6,413
Eastern 1–4 Kitchee
(6 May 2017)
Lowest attendance100
R&F 0–3 Rangers
(6 May 2017)
Total attendance99,156
Average attendance901

2016–17 Hong Kong Premier League (also known as BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the third season of Hong Kong Premier League, the top division of Hong Kong football.

Teams[edit]

A total of 11 teams will contest the league, including seven sides from the 2015–16 Hong Kong Premier League, two promoted from the 2015–16 Hong Kong First Division League and two new teams.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of the Hong Kong Premier League 2016-17 teams

Primary venues used in the Hong Kong Premier League:

Eastern
Kitchee
South China Southern HK Pegasus
Mong Kok Stadium Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground Aberdeen Sports Ground Hong Kong Stadium
Capacity: 6,664 Capacity: 3,500 Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 40,000
Mong Kok Stadium 201504.jpg Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground Main Sports Ground.jpg HK AberdeenSportsGround.JPG Hong Kong Stadium-1.jpg
Yuen Long Rangers Tai Po HKFC
Yuen Long Stadium Tsing Yi Sports Ground Tai Po Sports Ground HKFC Stadium
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 1,500 Capacity: 3,200 Capacity: 2,750
Yuen Long Stadium.jpg Tsing Yi Sports Ground.jpg Tai Po Sport Ground.jpg HKFC Stadium.jpg
Biu Chun Glory Sky China R&F
Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
Capacity: 2,200 Capacity: 11,981
HK HammerHillRoadSportsGround.JPG
Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground 2015.jpg

Remarks:
1The capacity of Aberdeen Sports Ground reduces from 9,000 to 4,000 as only the main stand is opened for football matches.

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Biu Chun Glory Sky Brian Leung South Korea Yoon Dong-hun Mirko Teodorović Kelme Glory Sky Finance
Eastern Peter Leung Chan Yuen-ting Yapp Hung Fai Adidas SMI Corporation
HKFC England Tony Sealy England Richard Ewart Hungary Gheczy Gergely Zoltan Adidas The Executive Center(Front)
HK Pegasus Canny Leung England Kevin Bond North Macedonia Kristijan Naumovski Adidas ZTE
Kitchee Ken Ng Chu Chi Kwong Lo Kwan Yee Nike Jockey Club Kitchee Centre (Front)
WWF (Shorts)
Rangers Fung Ka Ki Lam Hing Lun Spain Jordi Tarrés Xtep Lee & Man Chemical
Southern Chan Man Chun Cheng Siu Chung Leung Tsz Chun Nike ISUZU (Front)
Kwoon Chung Motors (Back)
South China Wallace Cheung Serbia Dejan Antonić Chan Wai Ho Adidas AET (Front)
Tai Po Cheung Hok Ming Lee Chi Kin Chan Yuk Chi Nike Lee Kee Group (Back)
Yuen Long Wong Wai Shun Tsang Chiu Tat Brazil Fábio Lopes Lotto KMB (Front)
China R&F China Huang Shenghua China Li Zhihai China Tu Dongxu Xtep R&F Princess Cove (Front)

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Biu Chun Glory Sky Chiu Chung Man Promoted as General Manager 4 October 2016 7th South Korea Yoon Dong-hun 4 October 2016
South China Brazil Ricardo Return as Coach 25 October 2016 4th Serbia Dejan Antonić 31 October 2016
HK Pegasus Republic of Ireland Steve Gallen Mutual consent 3 November 2016 4th England Kevin Bond 7 November 2016

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to six (including an Asian player) per team, with no more than four on pitch during matches. Non-Chinese/Hong Kong player could not be registered in R&F as one of the participating conditions of the China-based club. Moreover, R&F need to have at least eight Hong Kong players in the squad.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Asian Player
Biu Chun Glory Sky Serbia Mirko Teodorović Brazil Everton Camargo Serbia Igor Miović Ukraine Oleksiy Shlyakotin South Korea Lee Kil-hoon South Korea Yoon Dong-hun
Eastern Spain Manuel Bleda Brazil Diego Eli Brazil Michel Lugo Brazil Giovane Croatia Miroslav Saric Australia Josh Mitchell
HKFC France Jerome De Clarens Hungary Zoltan Gheczy England Andrew Wylde England Thomas Smith Japan Issey Maholo Japan Shunsuke Nakamura
HK Pegasus Brazil Dhiego Martins Brazil Eduardo Praes Brazil João Emir North Macedonia Kristijan Naumovski Spain Salva Chamorro Australia Travis Major
Kitchee Brazil Fernando Azevedo Spain Dani Cancela Spain Rufino Hungary Krisztián Vadócz South Korea Kim Dong-jin South Korea Kim Bong-jin
Rangers Spain Fernando Recio Spain Jordi Tarrés Brazil Clayton Brazil Denis Brazil Berg South Korea Gee Kyung-hun
Southern Brazil Tomas Brazil Wellingsson Souza Spain Diego Garrido Spain Dieguito Spain Marcos Jiménez Japan Tomoya Uchida
South China Brazil Luiz Carlos Cameroon Mahama Awal Serbia Bojan Mališić Serbia Nikola Komazec Serbia Marko Perović Japan Yusuke Kato
Tai Po Brazil Paulo César Brazil Lucas Silva Brazil Dudu Brazil Lima Brazil David Lazari Japan Yuto Nakamura
Yuen Long Brazil Stefan Brazil Luciano Silva Brazil Diego Higino Serbia Aleksandar Ranđelović Brazil Ticão
Club HK Player 1 HK Player 2 HK Player 3 HK Player 4 HK Player 5 HK Player 6 HK Player 7 HK Player 8
China R&F Chuck Yiu Kwok Liang Zicheng Tsang Kin Fong Jing Teng Lam Wan Kit Lau Tak Yan Chen Liming Lam Hin Ting

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kitchee (C) 20 16 3 1 54 8 +46 51 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Eastern Long Lions 20 15 4 1 60 25 +35 49 Qualification to Champions League preliminary round 2 and Season Play-off
3 Southern 20 10 6 4 48 21 +27 36 Qualification to Season Play-off
4 South China (R) 20 11 2 7 34 26 +8 35 Qualification to Season Play-off and Relegation to First Division[a]
5 Yuen Long 20 9 4 7 36 23 +13 31 Qualification to Season Play-off
6 Tai Po FC 20 9 4 7 29 21 +8 31
7 Rangers 20 7 5 8 31 33 −2 26
8 HK Pegasus 20 7 5 8 35 35 0 26
9 Biu Chun Glory Sky 20 2 4 14 24 55 −31 10
10 China R&F 20 3 1 16 13 53 −40 10
11 HKFC (R) 20 2 0 18 13 77 −64 6 Relegation to First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: 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) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play points; 8) Drawing lots (Play-off if the winner has to be decided)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ South China did not apply for the next season's Hong Kong Premier League Licence.

Positions by round[edit]

To preserve the chronological order of events, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for round 7, but then played between rounds 8 and 9, it will be added to the standings for round 8.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Kitchee2111112222112222222221
Eastern3322221111221111111112
Kwoon Chung Southern1099111188878765545533333
South China3522443343344354344444
KMB Yuen Long1455555434433433455555
Wofoo Tai Po9676667555556666666666
Lee Man Rangers578101076786887787888887
Hong Kong Pegasus5244334667678878777778
Biu Chun Glory Sky8106779999910101010101011101010109
R&F78109810101010109999999999910
HKFC111111891111111111111111111111101111111111
Leader - 2018 AFC Champions League group stage
Relegation to 2017–18 Hong Kong First Division League

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BGS EAS CLU PEG KCS KIT LMR SCA TPO YLF R&F
Biu Chun Glory Sky 1–2 2–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–3 3–3 2–3 2–0
Eastern 6–2 7–0 2–1 3–1 1–4 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 6–1
HKFC 1–4 0–4 0–1 0–6 0–2 0–1 1–6 1–2 0–3 3–4
Hong Kong Pegasus 2–1 3–5 5–0 0–0 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2
Kwoon Chung Southern 6–0 1–3 7–0 4–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2
Kitchee 0–0 0–0 10–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 5–0
Lee Man Rangers 5–2 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0
South China 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 2–4 1–4 1–0 1–0
Wofoo Tai Po 1–0 1–1 1–2 5–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–3 2–1
KMB Yuen Long 4–0 1–2 6–2 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–0 0–1 0–2 4–0
R&F 0–0 0–4 1–0 1–3 0–5 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–4

Updated to games played on 10 June 2017.
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

As of match played 11 December 2016[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Serbia Nikola Komazec South China 10
Spain Manuel Bleda Eastern
3 Brazil João Emir HK Pegasus 5
Lee Hong Lim Eastern
Brazil Diego Yuen Long
Brazil Lucas Silva Tai Po
Brazil Stefan Yuen Long
Yip Tsz Chun Yuen Long
9 Mike Hampshire HKFC 4
Brazil Wellingsson Southern

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Brazil Wellingsson Southern HKFC 7-0 22 October 2016 [2]
Spain Manuel Bleda4 Eastern Long Lions Biu Chun Glory Sky 6-2 2 November 2016 [3]
Brazil Stefan Pereira Yuen Long Biu Chun Glory Sky 4–0 19 November 2016
Brazil Everton Camargo Biu Chun Glory Sky HKFA 4–1 17 March 2017
Sandro Kitchee Lee Man Rangers 5–1 19 March 2017
Spain Marcos Southern R&F (HK) 5–0 1 April 2017
Brazil Giovane Eastern Long Lions HK Pegasus 5–3 1 April 2017
Spain Rufino Kitchee Biu Chun Glory Sky 5–1 2 April 2017
Spain Rufino4 Kitchee HKFC 10–0 7 April 2017
Sandro4 Kitchee HKFC 10–0 7 April 2017
Spain Jordi Lee Man Rangers Eastern Long Lions 3–3 8 April 2017
Sandro Kitchee Eastern Long Lions 4–1 6 May 2017
Brazil Lucas Wofoo Tai Po Biu Chun Glory Sky 3–3 6 May 2017
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Eastern 19,227 6,413 682 1,923 +0.8%
2 Kitchee 18,498 3,863 744 1,850 +16.1%
3 Yuen Long 13,951 2,019 592 1,395 +29.6%
4 South China 13,529 3,283 346 1,353 +18.9%
5 Tai Po 7,642 1,474 421 764 n/a1
6 Hong Kong Pegasus 7,235 1,507 249 724 −26.2%
7 Southern 5,322 1,167 236 532 +8.8%
8 Rangers 5,190 1,171 215 519 +8.8%
9 Biu Chun Glory Sky 4,595 746 230 460 n/a1
10 HKFC 3,867 669 292 387 n/a1
11 R&F 2,066 361 100 207 n/a1
League total 101,122 6,413 100 919 −9.8%

Source: Soccerway
Notes:
1: Team did not play last season in the Premier League

Hong Kong Top Footballer Awards[edit]

Awards Prize Winner Club Votes
Footballer of the Year Brazil Fernando Kitchee 75.95%
Coach of the Year Hong Kong Chu Chi Kwong Kitchee 53.68%
Young Players of the Year Hong Kong Tan Chun Lok Tai Po 67.18%
Hong Kong Wong Tsz Ho Eastern 47.50%
Players' Player Brazil Fernando Kitchee 25
Most Favorite Player Brazil Fernando Kitchee 2,429
Hong Kong Top Footballers
Goalkeeper Hong Kong Yapp Hung Fai Eastern 41.13%
Defenders South Korea Kim Bong-jin Kitchee 67.18%
Hong Kong Hélio Kitchee 52.33%
Hong Kong Beto Júnior Eastern 37.86%
Hong Kong Wong Tsz Ho Eastern 36.13%
Midfielders Brazil Fernando Kitchee 75.95%
Hong Kong Huang Yang Kitchee 49.79%
Brazil Diego Eli Eastern 37.05%
Hong Kong Itaparica Tai Po 30.76%
Forwards Hong Kong Sandro Kitchee 57.69%
Spain Manuel Bleda Eastern 40.58%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hong Kong Football Association – Top Scorers". Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Kwoon Chung Southern 7-0 HKFC". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Eastern 6-2 BCGS". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.