Dreams Sports Club
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Dream Sports Club
Legal Registration Name:
Hong Kong Sapling Football Club Limited
|Founded||2011 (as 'Hong Kong Sapling')|
|Ground||Tsing Yi Sports Ground|
|CEO||Leung Chi Kui|
|Head Coach||Leung Chi Wing|
|League||Hong Kong Premier League|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
FP These players are registered as foreign players.