Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup

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The Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup (Chinese: 省港盃) is a football competition between two teams representing Hong Kong and Guangdong Province of China respectively. It was established in 1979.[1]

History[edit]

In April 1977, the Guangdong team visited Hong Kong for the first time and played two friendly matches. Within its staying period, the officials of Guangdong and Hong Kong football started a discussion on the possibility of establishing an annual competition between two places.

In June 1978, the Hong Kong national football team visited China and finished its trip with a match with Guangdong team. HKFA chairman Mr. Hui Chun Fui and the official in Guangdong then reached a basic agreement of having a competition between the places in the next year.

On 7 December 1978, the contract of establishing Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup was signed. The first competition started on 21 January 1979.

Milestones[edit]

  • 1979 (1st) – The first Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup concluded with the Guangdong team winning 4–1.
  • 1982 (4th) – The first time Hong Kong team included foreign players. Extra time was the first used to decide the winner.
  • 1983 (5th) – The first time the result was decided by penalty shootout.
  • 1989 (11th) – The Hong Kong team came back from a 3-goal deficit win 4–3 and ended the 6 consecutive wins of Guangdong.
  • 1990 (12th) – The first Hong Kong consecutive victory.
  • 1993 (15th) – Ross Greer's goal at 1:48 was the quickest goal in the competition history.
  • 1994 (16th) – The Chinese Jia A League was established. For the first time, Guangdong team included players from outside Guangdong (Xu Fang, Fan Zhiyi and Su Maozhen). Fan Zhiyi was sent off during extra time of the second match. He was the first player to be sent off in the competitions history.
  • 1995 (17th) – The rule of "registering a maximum of 4 foreign players, a maximum of 3 players used" was established.
  • 1999 (21st) – No maximum limit of foreign players to be used in the competition was established.
  • 2003 (25th) – Each team was allowed to register a maximum of 5 foreign players, among which only 3 could be played in the match at the same time.
  • 2007 (29th) – The Guangdong match was played in Panyu Fo Ying Dong Stadium in remembrance of the death of Henry Fok, who established the Cup in 1979. Panyu is the home town of Mr. Fok.

Format[edit]

The competition is played every year. It is a two-leg competition where each team plays a home match once. The champion is decided by combining the 2 matches results.

Past winners[edit]

Year Home team Score Away team Venue
1979 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–3
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 4–1
1980 Hong Kong 1–0 Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 0–0
Hong Kong Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 1–0.
1981 Guangdong 0–0 Hong Kong Guangzhou, Guangdong
Hong Kong 0–1
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 1–0.
1982 Hong Kong 1–1 Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 1–2 (a.e.t.) Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 3–2 after extra time.
1983 Guangdong 1–1 Hong Kong] Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–0 (a.e.t.)
3–4 (pen.)
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won 5–4 on penalty shootout. (aggregate 1–1).
1984 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–0
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 1–0.
1985 Guangdong 2–1 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–1
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 3–1.
1986 Guangdong 2–1 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–1
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 3–1.
1987 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–1 (a.e.t.)
3–4 (pen.)
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won 5–4 on penalty shootout. (aggregate 1–1).
1988 Guangdong 0–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–3
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 3–0.
1989 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 4–2
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 4–3.
1990 Hong Kong 0–1 Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 0–2
Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 2–1
1991 Guangdong 4–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–2
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 6–1.
1992 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–2
Guangdong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 3–1.
1993 Hong Kong 1–1 Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 0–2
Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 2–1.
1994 Hong Kong 2–0 Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 3–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (pen.)
Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Guangdong won by 5–4 on penalty shootout. (aggregate 3–3).
1995 Guangdong 2–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–2
Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 4–0.
1996 Guangdong 4–1 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 0–4
Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 8–1.
1997 Guangdong 3–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 2–1
Guangdong Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 4–2.
1998 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–1
Guangdong Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 2–1.
1999 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–1
Guangdong Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 2–1.
2000 Guangdong 0–1 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–1
Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 2–1.
2001 Guangdong 2–2 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–0
Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 3–2.
2002 Hong Kong 3–1 Guangdong Hong Kong
Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 3–2.
2003 Guangdong 2–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–2 Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 4–1.
2004 Hong Kong 2–1 Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 0–0
Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 2–1.
2005 Guangdong 0–2 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 2–2
Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 4–2.
2006 Hong Kong 1–0 Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 2–0 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Guangdong won by an aggregate 2–1.
2007 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Yingdong Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 4–2 (a.e.t.) Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 4–3 after extra time.
2008 Hong Kong 3–0 Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 0–1 Hong Kong Century Lotus Stadium, Foshan
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 4–0.
2009 Guangdong 3–1 Hong Kong Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 4–1 (a.e.t.) Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won by an aggregate 5–4 after extra time.
2010 Hong Kong 2–1 Guangdong Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong
Guangdong 2–0 Hong Kong Zhaoqing Sports Center, Zhaoqing
Guangdong won by an aggregate 3–2.
2011 Guangdong 3–1 Hong Kong Guangdong People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–1 Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 4–2.
2012 Hong Kong 2–2 Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–5 (pen.)
Hong Kong Huizhou Olympic Stadium, Huizhou
Hong Kong won 5–4 on penalty shootout. (aggregate 2–2).
2013 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Huizhou Olympic Stadium, Huizhou
Hong Kong 2–1 (a.e.t.)
9–8 (pen.)
Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong won 9–8 on penalty shootout. (aggregate 2–2).
2014 Hong Kong 2–3 Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 3–2 Hong Kong Huizhou Olympic Stadium, Huizhou
Guangdong won by an aggregate 6–4.
2015 Guangdong 1–0 Hong Kong Huizhou Olympic Stadium, Huizhou
Hong Kong 0–0 Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 1–0.
2016 Hong Kong 1–1 Guangdong Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong 4–3 Hong Kong Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Guangdong won by an aggregate 5–4.
2017 Guangdong 3–2 Hong Kong Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium, Guangzhou
Hong Kong 1–1 Guangdong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guangdong won by an aggregate 4–3.

Winners table[edit]

Rank Team Winners
1st Guangdong 24
2nd Hong Kong 15

References[edit]