Hong Kong football league system

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Tracing back to early 20th century, the football league in Hong Kong is probably the oldest professional league in Asia. While most records before the Second World War have been lost and the current Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) only recognises the match results since its establishment in 1945. Hence, not many people can remember the old glory of Hong Kong's professional football.

Current System[edit]

Professional league:

Amateur leagues:

All the leagues are organised by the HKFA.

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Hong Kong Premier League
11 clubs
↓↑ 1 club
2 Hong Kong First Division League
14 clubs
↓↑ 2 clubs
3 Hong Kong Second Division League
12 clubs
↓↑ 2 clubs
4 Hong Kong Third Division League
14 clubs
↓ 2 clubs


Cup eligibility[edit]

All the cup competitions are also organised by the HKFA. Among them the HKFA Cup and Silver Shield are probably the oldest professional football competitions in Asia - even earlier than the league.

Notable clubs[edit]

External links[edit]