1996–97 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division League 1996–97
League Hong Kong First Division League
Sport Football
Duration 7 September 1996 – 8 June 1997
League
League champions South China
Runners-up Instant-Dict
Hong Kong First Division League seasons

The 1996–97 Hong Kong First Division League season is the 85th since its establishment. The first match was played on 7 September 1996 with South China won against Instant-Dict by 2–1.

First stage[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
1 Instant-Dict 12 10 1 1 36 9 +27 31 To Grand Final
2 South China 12 10 1 1 32 16 +16 31
3 Uhlsport Rangers 12 5 0 7 12 18 −6 15
4 Golden 12 5 0 7 20 30 −10 15
5 Sing Tao 12 4 2 6 22 22 0 14
6 Happy Valley 12 3 2 7 17 21 −4 11
7 Eastern 12 1 2 9 10 33 −23 5

Second stage[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Notes
1 South China 12 9 3 0 33 9 +24 30 To Grand Final
2 Instant-Dict 12 9 2 1 26 5 +21 29
3 Golden 12 6 2 4 17 17 0 20
4 Happy Valley 12 4 3 5 17 21 −4 15
5 Sing Tao 12 3 1 6 16 19 −3 12
6 Uhlsport Rangers 12 2 2 8 12 33 −21 8
7 Eastern 12 1 1 10 10 27 −17 4

Final[edit]

8 June 1997
Instant-Dict 2 –2
2 – 3 (AET)
South China
Greer Goal 11'
Foster Goal 40'
Tempest Goal 23'
Cheng Siu Chung Goal 90' Goal 106'


First Division League 1996–97 Winners
South China
35th Title

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