Citizen AA

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Citizen
Citizen AA (logo).png
Full nameCitizen Football Club
Nickname(s)Flat Bags, TCAA
Founded1947
GroundPo Kong Village Road Park
Happy Valley Recreation Ground
ChairmanPui Kwan Kay
CoachJorginho
LeagueHong Kong First Division
2017–1810th
WebsiteClub website

The Citizen Athletic Association (Chinese: 公民體育會), simply known as Citizen or TCAA, is a Hong Kong athletic club, based in Tsing Yi. Its football team (Chinese: 公民足球隊) currently competes in the Hong Kong First Division.

The club plays its home matches at Po Kong Village Road Park and Happy Valley Recreation Ground.

Recent history[edit]

2007–08 season[edit]

Citizen won the 2007-08 Hong Kong FA Cup. The club beat Tai Po in the final by 2:0.

2009–10 season[edit]

Due to Mong Kok Stadium's renovation, Citizen used the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in the 2009–10 season for its home games. Former South China striker Detinho joined the club.

2010–11 season[edit]

Citizen won the 2010–11 Senior Shield by beating South China in the final after penalty kicks, thus earning the club the right to represent Hong Kong in the 2012 AFC Cup. To celebrate this victory, the club announced a prize fund of HK$800,000 (approx US$100,000), an iPhone 4 for every player and an end-of-season vacation for the whole team.[1]

2011–12 season[edit]

The club moved from the remote Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground to the renovated Mong Kok Stadium for the 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League season. To compete in both local football and AFC Cup, Citizen has expanded its squad to include 27 players, adding Michael Campion, So Loi Keung, Chiu Chun Kit, Amaury Nunes and Yuto Nakamura to the club, while promoting two young players Chan Si-Chun and Yeung Ho Wan.[2] Citizen is spending an unprecedented HK$400,000 on the team's 12 days pre-season training camp in Vancouver, Canada, during which time the club will play 3 warm-up games.[3] The club announced on 7 September that Rasonic has become its new shirt sponsor for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. The sponsorship is worth HK$1 million.[4]

2013–14 season[edit]

The club moved from Mong Kok Stadium to Tsing Yi Sports Ground, which Citizen shared with Sun Hei as their common home ground.

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2007–08
Champions (2): 1999–2000, 2003–04

Cup Competitions[edit]

Champions (1): 2010–11
Runners-up (1): 2012–13
Champions (1): 2007–08
Runners-up (1): 2009–10

Continental record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Position
2012 AFC Cup Group G Singapore Home United 1–2 3–1 3rd
Myanmar Yangon United 2–1 1–2
Thailand Chonburi FC 3–3 2–0

Kit evolution[edit]

2016–17 home
2017–18 home
2018–19 home
2016–17 away
2017–18 away
2018–19 away
Kit sponsors and manufacturers
Period Kit Manufacturer Kit Sponsor
2005–06 Lotto bma
2006–07 HO
2007–2016 Jako
2016– Macron Rasonic

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Team name League Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Hong Kong FA Cup Junior Division Notes
2014–15 Citizen 1st Div 5 28 15 7 6 68 38 40 Champions
2015–16 Citizen 1st Div 6 26 13 6 7 55 31 40 Round 2
2016–17 Citizen 1st Div 6 26 9 6 11 57 62 33 Round 2
2017–18 Citizen 1st Div 10 30 11 7 12 63 65 40 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Chinese)獎金80萬 公民過肥年 Oriental Daily. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  2. ^ (in Chinese)開操 Citizen news. 3 August 2011
  3. ^ (in Chinese)公民豪花40萬加國集訓 Wen Wei Po. 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ (in Chinese)心口價100萬 公民喜簽新贊助[permanent dead link] Oriental Daily. 7 September 2011.

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