Dreams Sports Club

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Dreams FC
Dreams SC logo.png
Full name Branded Name:
Dream Sports Club
(夢想體育會)
Legal Registration Name:
Hong Kong Sapling Football Club Limited
(香港港菁足球會有限公司)
Founded 2011 (as 'Hong Kong Sapling')
Ground Tsing Yi Sports Ground
Capacity 1,500
Owner Ryan Leung
CEO Leung Chi Kui
Head Coach Leung Chi Wing
League Hong Kong Premier League
2017–18 9th
Website Club website

Dreams Sports Club (Chinese: 夢想體育會) are a Hong Kong professional football club based in Tsing Yi, which currently competes in the Hong Kong Premier League using Dreams FC (Chinese: 夢想足球隊) as the team name.

History[edit]

Logo for club as 'Sapling'

On 11 August 2011, Mutual withdrew from the Hong Kong First Division League due to financial problems. The Hong Kong Football Association then decided to form a team for training youngsters for the 2013 East Asian Games, as well as to replace Mutual. The club was named as Hong Kong Sapling, but were dissolved in 2012.

In the run up to the 2016-17 season, Metro Gallery were forced to voluntarily relegate to the First Division due to financial difficulties.[1] Sapling were reformed in order to fill the void left by Metro Gallery and were able to secure funding from two sponsors, Biu Chun and GlorySky Group, competing under the name Biu Chun Glory Sky until the end of the season.[2]

In the summer of 2017, the club was taken over by former Birmingham City board member Ryan Yeung and the club were renamed as Dreams FC.

Club Badge[edit]

Logo for club as 'BC Glory Sky'

The Hong Kong Football Association asked a professional designer to design a badge for the team. After the badge was published, because the badge looked like the badge of Wigan Athletic, people laughed at the badge and called the team "Fake Wigan".

The Hong Kong Football Association then published a new badge for the team.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 July 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Spain DF Pablo Gallardo FP
6 Hong Kong MF Shu Kitamura
7 Hong Kong MF Leung Tsz Chun
8 Spain MF Gondra FP
9 Spain FW Nacho Martínez FP
10 Spain MF Joaquín García FP
11 Brazil FW Diego Higino FP
12 Hong Kong FW Chow Chi Yan
13 Hong Kong MF Tse Man Wing
15 Hong Kong DF Chan Wai Ho (Captain)
16 Hong Kong DF Lam Hin Ting
17 Hong Kong GK To Chun Kiu
19 South Korea MF Yoon Dong-hun FP
23 Hong Kong MF Wong Chun Hin
No. Position Player
24 Hong Kong MF Peng Lin Lin
26 Hong Kong MF Man Wai Fung
27 Hong Kong MF Jordan Lam
28 Hong Kong DF Wong Chi Chung
29 Hong Kong FW Tang Tsz Kwan
30 Hong Kong GK Leung Man Lai
45 Hong Kong MF Poon Pak On
74 Hong Kong MF Leung Kwok Wai
84 Hong Kong MF Pang Chiu Yin
88 Hong Kong MF Lai Hau Hei
93 Hong Kong MF Chan Ho Chun
94 Hong Kong GK Tse Ka Wing
95 Hong Kong DF Lui Man Tik
99 Hong Kong FW Chu Wai Kwan

Remarks:
FP These players are registered as foreign players.

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