Metro Gallery FC

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Metro Gallery
Dreams Metro Gallery FC logo.png
Full name Metro Gallery Football Club
Founded 2008; 9 years ago (2008), as Fourway Athletics
2012; 5 years ago (2012), as Yokohama FC Hong Kong
2014; 3 years ago (2014), as YFC Modic
2015; 2 years ago (2015), as Dreams Metro Gallery
2016; 1 year ago (2016), as Metro Gallery
Ground Po Kong Village Road Park
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Lo Man Fai
Head Coach Leung Chi Wing
League Hong Kong First Division League
2016-17 11th
Website Club home page

Metro Gallery Football Club (Chinese: 駿其足球會) are a Hong Kong professional football club which currently play in the Hong Kong First Division.

History[edit]

The team began as Fourway Athletics (Chinese: 四海體育會), it joined Hong Kong First Division League in 2008–09 season as a competition member (Chinese: 競賽會員, members who pay a specific amount of money and sponsor a domestic cup of Hong Kong to the Hong Kong Football Association, to join the Hong Kong First Division League) of the Hong Kong Football Association.

In 2009–10 season, Fourway merged with Rangers in the Second Division and was renamed as Fourway Rangers (Chinese: 四海流浪) for the new season.

In 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League season, the team was renamed Biu Chun Rangers in deference to club sponsor Biu Chun Watches.[1]

In 2012–13 Hong Kong First Division League season, the team was renamed as Yokohama FC Hong Kong as J. League Division 2 team Yokohama F.C. purchased the Hong Kong Football Association membership of the team.

In the 2013–14 season, Yokohama FC Hong Kong moved their home ground from Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground to Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, finishing a disappointing 10th in the league.

For the 2014–15 season, the club attained sponsorship from Modic Entertainment and was thus renamed as YFCMD (Yokohama FC Modic). The team also once again moved stadiums to Sham Shui Po Sports Ground.

In summer 2015, Modic Entertainment confirmed they will not extend the sponsorship contract with the club. Metro Gallery confirmed that they will attain the sponsorship.[2] The team was then renamed as Dreams Metro Gallery FC.

On 6 July 2016, the club announced via Facebook that they would not field a team in the 2016–17 season, instead, choosing to voluntarily drop down to the First Division.[3] The South China Morning Post reported that the team was facing financial difficulties after failing to attain sponsorship for the Premier League.[4]

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