Hong Kong national football team

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Hong Kong
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Strength (勁揪)
AssociationHong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
香港足球總會
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachMixu Paatelainen
CaptainHuang Yang
Most capsLee Chi Ho (70)
Top scorerChan Siu Ki (37)
Home stadiumMong Kok Stadium
FIFA codeHKG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 141 Decrease 1 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest90 (February 1996)
Lowest172 (November 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 159 Increase 9 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest58 (February 1948)
Lowest169 (August 2018)
First international
FIFA International
 South Korea 3–3 Hong Kong 
(Manila, Philippines; 2 May 1954)[3]
Biggest win
 Hong Kong 15–0 Guam 
(Taipei, Taiwan; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 China PR 7–0 Hong Kong 
(Guangzhou, China; 17 November 2004)
 Hong Kong 0–7 Paraguay 
(Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
 Hong Kong 0–7 Argentina 
(Hong Kong; 14 October 2014)
Asian Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1956)
Best resultThird place, 1956

The Hong Kong national football team (Chinese: 香港足球代表隊) represents Hong Kong in international association football competitions such as the FIFA World Cup, AFC Asian Cup and East Asian Football Championship. The team is represented and supervised by the Hong Kong Football Association, the governing body for football in Hong Kong.

History[edit]

Establishment and Pre-WWII era[edit]

Before Hong Kong became a member of FIFA in 1954, Hong Kong started to play Hong Kong–Macau Interport tournament in 1937,[4] which was one of the oldest competition that co-held by Hong Kong as well as still continuously to play. There were other interport tournaments in the past, such as Shanghai-Hong Kong Interport which was first held in 1908.[5] At that time the team was composed of ethnic Chinese as well as western expatriates, such as the 1935 and 1937 edition of Shanghai-Hong Kong Interport.[6][7] There was another Interport tournament against Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).[8] The aforementioned Macau, Shanghai and Saigon were not a member of FIFA nor a sovereign nation at that time, which only Hong Kong and Macau had joined FIFA in 1954 and 1978 respectively. The China national football team that participated in 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics, were mainly composed of ethnic Chinese players from Hong Kong, most famously Lee Wai Tong.[9][10]

After the WWII, number of Shanghai-based players started to represent Hong Kong, such as Chang King Hai and Hsu King Shing.

Hong Kong played its first international match after World War II in 1949,[citation needed] against South Korea. Its first victory came in 1953, a 4–0 win against South Korea.[citation needed]

FIFA member (1954–)[edit]

Hong Kong FA became a member of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954. Since then Hong Kong played their first FIFA-recognized international match against other countries. HKFA also sent a scratch team for 1957 Merdeka Tournament, which was composed of players from Eastern due to their proximity, plus few players from other clubs. The club was having a pre-season tour in South Asia, thus the HKFA invited the club to represent Hong Kong. However, some of the players were in fact ineligible to Hong Kong, as they were ROC (Taiwan) international players.[11][12]

Hong Kong qualified for three of the first four editions of the Asian Cup, including a third-place finish in the 1956 edition as host. At that time, most Hong Kong players represented Republic of China (Taiwan), they finished third in the Asian Cup in the 1960 edition, leaving more inferior players to the proper Hong Kong team.[13] The Republic of China team also won the Football at the 1954 Asian Games and Football at the 1958 Asian Games.

Hong Kong has never qualified for the World Cup. However, its most celebrated victory happened during 1986 World Cup qualifying. On 19 May 1985, in Beijing, Hong Kong faced China in the final match of the first qualifying round, where Hong Kong needed a win to advance while China needed only a draw. Hong Kong, led by coach Kwok Ka Ming, produced a 2–1 upset win, with goals from Cheung Chi Tak and Ku Kam Fai, thereby winning the group and advancing to the knockout stage, where it subsequently lost to Japan.

The year 2009 could be a turning point in the diminishing football standards of Hong Kong. On 12 December, Hong Kong defeated Japan and took their first East Asian Games football gold medal in the first major competition Hong Kong football team have won. This unexpected and surprising result, raised the belief that the Hong Kong football team could perform for football lovers in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong football team also won the 2010 Long Teng Cup and 2011 Long Teng Cup.

A short football fever had appeared during 2018 World Cup qualifying in Hong Kong, as Hong Kong had drawn into the same group with their fierce rival, China. Due to the tensions built by Hong Kong–Mainland China conflict, many local citizens concerned about this year's campaign, all four home matches were recorded as a sellout. Hong Kong ended the campaign with 4 victories against Bhutan and Maldives, 2 scoreless drawn against China, and 2 lost against Qatar. Qatar and China occupied the top two position of the group and qualified for the next round.

Stadium[edit]

For some of the friendly matches and the minor qualification matches, the Hong Kong team most often play at the Mong Kok Stadium in Kowloon, which was re-opened in 2011 after a renovation. Moreover, the 2018 edition of Lunar New Year Cup, was held in Mong Kok.[14] The cup was a local traditions to celebrate Chinese New Year, which was held in the Government Stadium in the past.

Jockey Club HKFA Football Training Centre is currently the main training ground for the Hong Kong national football team and youth teams.

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

  • Only record the result that affect the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking
  • The FIFA Ranking Points showing below is just show as the reference for the points that Hong Kong gain at that time, does not show the affecting of weight.

2019[edit]


  Win   Draw   Loss

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been selected to the preliminary squad for the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round on 11 to 16 November 2018 respectively.

Caps and goals as of 16 November 2018, after the match against Mongolia.
Players shown below are listed descendingly on their position, caps, goals and age.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yapp Hung Fai (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 29) 68 0 Hong Kong Eastern
19 1GK Wang Zhenpeng (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 34) 5 0 Hong Kong Kitchee

3 2DF Festus Baise (1980-04-11) 11 April 1980 (age 39) 27 2 China Guizhou Zhicheng
23 2DF Andy Russell (1987-11-21) 21 November 1987 (age 31) 14 0 China Hebei China Fortune
2 2DF Dani Cancela (1981-09-23) 23 September 1981 (age 37) 10 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
13 2DF Tsang Kam To (1989-06-21) 21 June 1989 (age 29) 5 0 Hong Kong Eastern
21 2DF Tong Kin Man (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 34) 2 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
5 2DF Leung Nok Hang (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Hong Kong R&F
4 2DF Lau Hok Ming (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern

20 3MF Leung Chun Pong (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 32) 54 1 Hong Kong Eastern
6 3MF Huang Yang (Captain) (1983-10-19) 19 October 1983 (age 35) 48 1 Hong Kong Kitchee
8 3MF Xu Deshuai (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 31) 38 4 Hong Kong Eastern
11 3MF Wong Wai (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 26) 21 1 Hong Kong Tai Po
16 3MF Tan Chun Lok (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 23) 21 1 Hong Kong R&F
17 3MF Lee Ka Yiu (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27) 8 0 Hong Kong Tai Po

22 4FW Jaimes McKee (1987-04-14) 14 April 1987 (age 32) 51 12 Hong Kong Eastern
10 4FW Sandro (1987-03-10) 10 March 1987 (age 32) 25 7 Hong Kong Tai Po
7 4FW Alex Akande (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 30) 22 10 China Dalian Yifang
15 4FW Paul Ngue (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 31) 8 0 Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus
29 4FW Chung Wai Keung (1995-10-21) 21 October 1995 (age 23) 2 1 Hong Kong Tai Po

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ko Chun (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Lee Man 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
GK Tse Ka Wing (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
GK Choy Tsz To (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
GK Yuen Ho Chun (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Lee Man 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
GK Chan Ka Ho (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
GK Felix Luk (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Hong Kong Hoi King v.  Macau, 13 October 2018

DF Law Tsz Chun (1997-03-02) 2 March 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Kitchee 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Chan Ching Him (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Eastern 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Chung Sing Lam (1998-08-14) 14 August 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Rangers 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Yu Wai Lim (1998-09-20) 20 September 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Lee Man 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Poon Pak On (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Tse Wai Chun (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup PRE
DF Cheng King Ho (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 29) 12 0 Hong Kong Eastern 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
DF Fernando Recio (1982-12-17) 17 December 1982 (age 36) 4 0 Hong Kong Kitchee 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
DF Wong Tsz Ho (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 25) 3 0 Hong Kong Eastern 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
DF Tsui Wang Kit (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 22) 3 0 China Meizhou Hakka 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
DF Brian Fok (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Portugal Académico de Viseu 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
DF Law Chun Ting (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long v.  Indonesia, 16 October 2018
DF Yu Pui Hong (1995-02-07) 7 February 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Hong Kong Lee Man v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
DF Vas Núñez (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong R&F v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
DF Chan Kong Pan (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
DF Lam Hin Ting (1999-12-09) 9 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
DF Tse Long Hin (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Macau, 13 October 2018 PRE
DF Roberto (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 35) 16 0 Hong Kong R&F v.  Thailand, 11 October 2018 PRE
DF Li Ngai Hoi (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Thailand, 11 October 2018 PRE
DF Clayton (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 30) 0 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Thailand, 11 October 2018 PRE
DF Jack Sealy (1987-05-04) 4 May 1987 (age 31) 23 0 Hong Kong Pegasus v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018
DF Hélio (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 33) 17 0 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018
DF Chak Ting Fung (1989-11-27) 27 November 1989 (age 29) 12 0 Hong Kong Tai Po v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018
DF Fong Pak Lun (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 26) 3 0 Hong Kong Lee Man v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018 PRE
DF Cheung Chi Yung (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 29) 0 0 Hong Kong Pegasus v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018 PRE

MF Wu Chun Ming (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Hong Kong Pegasus 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Cheng Chin Lung (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Hong Kong Kitchee 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Yue Tze Nam (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Portugal Cova da Piedade 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Remi Dujardin (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Spain FC Jumilla 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Peng Lin Lin (1998-08-18) 18 August 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Ho Chun Ting (1998-12-18) 18 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Hoi King 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Jordan Lam (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Cheng Tsz Sum (1999-03-20) 20 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Tai Po 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Yuto Nakamura (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987 (age 32) 1 0 Hong Kong Kitchee 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup INJ
MF Lee Kai Chi (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Hoi King 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup PRE
MF Christopher Chung (1998-06-28) 28 June 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup PRE
MF Chan Hoi Pak (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup PRE
MF Dai Wai Tsun (1999-07-24) 24 July 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Netherlands FC Utrecht 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round PRE
MF Ngan Lok Fung (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Hong Kong Lee Man v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
MF Lau Ka Ming (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
MF Law Hiu Chung (1995-06-10) 10 June 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Hong Kong Pegasus v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
MF Lau Ho Lam (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Macau, 13 October 2018 PRE
MF Lam Ka Wai (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 33) 51 8 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Thailand, 11 October 2018 PRE
MF Ju Yingzhi (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 31) 27 4 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018
MF Paulinho Piracicaba (1983-01-16) 16 January 1983 (age 36) 4 1 Hong Kong R&F v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018

FW Yuen Chun Sing (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Hong Kong R&F 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
FW Chan Kwong Ho (1996-12-31) 31 December 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
FW Matthew Orr (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0 United States Syracuse University 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
FW Cheng Siu Kwan (1997-11-03) 3 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Hong Kong Lee Man 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
FW Harima Hirokane (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Hong Kong Hoi King 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
FW Sun Ming Him (2000-06-19) 19 June 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Hong Kong Hoi King 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
FW Giovane (1982-11-25) 25 November 1982 (age 36) 2 0 Hong Kong R&F 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second preliminary round INJ
FW Lau Chi Lok (1993-10-15) 15 October 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Hong Kong Pegasus v.  Macau, 13 October 2018
FW Chu Wai Kwan (1999-02-09) 9 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC v.  Macau, 13 October 2018 PRE
FW Jordi Tarrés (1981-03-16) 16 March 1981 (age 38) 5 2 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Thailand, 11 October 2018 PRE
FW Chan Siu Ki (1985-07-14) 14 July 1985 (age 33) 67 37 Hong Kong Pegasus v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018 PRE
FW Godfred Karikari (1985-03-11) 11 March 1985 (age 34) 24 4 Hong Kong R&F v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018 PRE
FW Lo Kong Wai (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Hong Kong R&F v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018 PRE
FW James Ha (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 (age 26) 3 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  North Korea, 27 March 2018 PRE
Notes

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
PRE Preliminary squad
RET Player retired from international football

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Finland Mixu Paatelainen
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Kwok Kar Lok Kenneth
Assistant Coach Brazil Anílton da Conceição
Goalkeeping Coach Hong Kong Fan Chun Yip
Specialist Conditioning Coach England Mathew Pears
Elite Development Coach TBC
Elite Development Coach TBC
Technical Director Iceland Thorlakur Arnason
Academy Head Coach Spain Carlos Anton
Physiotherapist Hong Kong Wong Wai Lung

Records[edit]

Players in bold are still active at international level.

Most capped[edit]

Lee Chi Ho is the most capped player in the history of Hong Kong, reached his 69th cap and became the current record holder on 7th June 2017 against Jordan.

Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.

# Player Chinese Name Career Position Caps Goals
1 Lee Chi Ho 李志豪 2000–2017 DF 70 0
3 Yapp Hung Fai 葉鴻輝 2010– GK 68 0
3 Lee Wai Man 李偉文 1993–2006 DF 68 2
4 Chan Siu Ki 陳肇麒 2004– FW 67 37
5 Chan Wai Ho 陳偉豪 2000–2017 DF 65 6
6 Poon Yiu Cheuk 潘耀焯 1998–2010 DF 62 4
7 Cheung Sai Ho 蔣世豪 1995–2007 MF 56 8
8 Leung Chun Pong 梁振邦 2006– MF 54 1
9 Lo Kwan Yee 盧均宜 2007– DF 53 9
10 Wu Kwok Hung 胡國雄 1971–1986 MF 52 10
11 Lam Ka Wai 林嘉緯 2005– MF 51 8
11 Jaimes McKee 麥基 2012– FW 51 12
13 Chan Fat Chi 陳發枝 1977–1989 MF 50 7
13 Au Wai Lun 歐偉倫 1989–2005 FW 50 26
15 Cheung Chi Tak 張志德 1981–1997 DF 48 1
15 Lee Kin Wo 李健和 1987–2003 FW 48 11
15 Huang Yang 黃洋 2012– MF 48 1
18 Kwok Ka Ming 郭家明 1968–1979 FW 47 12
19 Tsang Ting Fai 曾廷輝 1973–1980 DF 46 0
19 Leung Sui Wing 梁帥榮 1980–1989 DF 46 1

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Chan Siu Ki is the top goalscorer in the history of Hong Kong, with 37 goals.

Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked with the highest to lowest goals per game ratio.

# Player Chinese Name Career Position Goals^ Caps Average
1 Chan Siu Ki 陳肇麒 2004– FW 37 67 0.5522
2 Au Wai Lun 歐偉倫 1989–2005 FW 26 50 0.52
3 Lau Wing Yip 劉榮業 1971–1986 FW 24 39 0.6154
4 Wan Chi Keung 尹志強 1976–1986 FW 18 32 0.5625
5 Chung Chor Wai 鍾楚維 1971–1979 FW 16 45 0.3556
6 Ho Cheng Yau 何祥友 1956–1968 FW 14 34 0.4118
6 Tim Bredbury 巴貝利 1986–1999 FW 14 34 0.4118
8 Li Kwok Keung 李國強 1964–1972 FW 13 34 0.3824
9 Yu Kwok Kit 余國傑 1973–1977 FW 12 13 0.9231
9 Kwok Ka Ming 郭家明 1968–1979 FW 12 47 0.2553
9 Jaimes McKee 麥基 2012– FW 12 51 0.2353
12 Lau Chi Lam 劉志霖 1956–1964 MF 11 22 0.5
12 Lau Kai Chiu 劉繼照 1954–1964 FW 11 28 0.3929
12 Lee Kin Wo 李健和 1987–2003 FW 11 48 0.2992
15 Alex Akande 艾力士 2015– FW 10 22 0.4545
15 Wu Kwok Hung 胡國雄 1971–1986 MF 10 52 0.1923

^ = Minimum 10 Goals

Captains records[edit]

Only record the players who were named as captains for the international official competitions.

Huang Yang is named as captain under the appointment of the new head coach Gary White.[15]
Year Tournament Captain(s)
1954 The 2nd Asian Games Ko Po Keung
1956 The 1st Asian Cup (Final) Ko Po Keung
1958 The 3rd Asian Games Ho Cheung Yau
1959 The 2nd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1963 The 3rd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1964 The 3rd Asian Cup (Final) Cheung Wing Ching
1967 The 4th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Kung Wah Kit
1968 The 4th Asian Cup (Final) Kung Wah Kit
1971 The 5th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Fok Pak Ling
1973 The 10th World Cup (Qualifying) Kwok Ka Ming
1975 The 6th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cheng Yun Yue
1977 The 11th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung, Kwok Ka Ming
1979 The 7th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1980 The 12th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1984 The 8th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1985 The 13th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1987 The 24th Olympic Games (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1988 The 9th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1989 The 14th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1990 The 11th Asian Games Cheung Chi Tak
1992 The 10th Asian Cup Chan Ping On, Ku Kam Fai
1993 The 15th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1994 The 12th Asian Games Lee Kin Wo
1996 The 11th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1997 The 16th World Cup (Qualifying) Ku Kam Fai, Cheung Chi Tak
1998 The 13th Asian Games Cheung Sai Ho
1999 The 12th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
2001 The 17th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho
2003 The 1st East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai
2003 The 1st East Asian Football Championship (Final) Lee Wai Man
2003 The 13th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai, Cheung Sai Ho, Lee Wai Man
2004 The 18th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2005 The 2nd East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2006 The 14th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 19th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 3rd East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro
2009 The 4th East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Man Pei Tak,[16] Li Haiqiang[17][18]
2009–2010 The 15th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro, Poon Yiu Cheuk, Man Pei Tak, Chan Wai Ho
2010 The 4th East Asian Football Championship (Final) Poon Yiu Cheuk, Chan Wai Ho, Au Yeung Yiu Chung
2011 The 20th World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2012 The 5th EAFF East Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2013–2014 The 16th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Chan Siu Ki, Yapp Hung Fai
2014 The 6th EAFF East Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2015–2016 The 21st World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Yapp Hung Fai
2016 The 7th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2017–2018 The 17th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2018 The 8th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Qualifying) Huang Yang[15]

Coaches records[edit]

Name Coaching career Played Won Drawn Lost Win % Points per game[19]
Scotland Tom Sneddon 1954–1956 6 1 4 1 16.7 1.17
Hong Kong Taiwan Lai Shiu Wing 1958–1967 43 16 6 21 37.2 1.26
Hong Kong Taiwan Fei Chun Wah[20] 1964 5 0 1 4 0.0 0.20
Hong Kong Taiwan Chu Wing Keung 1967 2 0 0 2 0.0 0.00
Hong Kong Taiwan Tang Sum 1968 5 0 1 4 0.0 0.20
Hong Kong Taiwan Lau Tim 1968 5 0 3 2 0.0 0.60
Hong Kong China Hsu King Shing 1969–1970 3 0 1 2 0.0 0.33
Hong Kong Taiwan Chan Fai Hung 1970–1972 23 7 3 13 30.4 1.04
Hong Kong Taiwan Ho Ying Fun 1973–1975 23 9 6 8 39.1 1.43
Netherlands Frans van Balkom 1976–1977 21 7 2 12 33.3 1.10
Malaysia Chan Yong Chong 1978–1979 7 4 1 2 57.1 1.86
Northern Ireland Peter McParland 1980 4 1 0 3 25.0 0.75
Netherlands George Knobel 1980–1981 7 2 2 3 28.6 1.14
Hong Kong Kwok Ka Ming 1982–1990
1997
47 16 11 20 34.0 1.26
Hong Kong Wong Man Wai 1991–1992 3 0 3 0 0.0 1.00
Hong Kong Chan Hung Ping 1993 10 2 2 6 20.0 0.80
Malaysia Koo Luam Khen 1994–1995 8 2 1 5 25.0 0.88
Hong Kong Hong Kong Tsang Wai Chung 1996
2010–2011
38 11 8 19 28.9 1.08
Brazil Sebastian Araujo 1998–2000 6 0 1 5 0.0 0.17
Netherlands Arie van der Zouwen 2000–2002 13 3 2 8 23.1 0.85
Hong Kong Lai Sun Cheung 2003–2006
2007
45 15 9 21 33.3 1.20
Hong Kong Lee Kin Wo
Hong Kong Chan Hiu Ming
2007 5 2 1 2 40.0 1.20
Serbia Dejan Antonić
Croatia Goran Paulić[21]
2008–2009 4 2 0 2 50.0 1.50
Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai 2011–2012
2018
8 4 2 2 50.0 1.75
Australia Scotland Ernie Merrick 2012 5 2 0 3 40.0 1.20
South Korea Kim Pan-Gon 2009–2010
2012–2017
58 21 13 24 36.2 1.31
England Gary White 2018 5 2 2 1 40.0 1.60
Finland Mixu Paatelainen 2019– 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 409 129 85 195 31.5 1.15

Last updated: Hong Kong 5-1 Mongolia, 16 November 2018. Statistics include international "A" matches only.

Competition history[edit]

See comprehensive article: Hong Kong national football team - record in qualifying and major tournaments
Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All time results[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup finals record Qualifications record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 to Mexico 1970 Did not enter Did not enter
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 4 3
Argentina 1978 13 3 2 8 15 31
Spain 1982 4 0 3 1 3 4
Mexico 1986 8 5 1 2 20 7
Italy 1990 6 0 3 3 5 10
United States 1994 8 2 1 5 9 19
France 1998 4 1 0 3 3 10
South Korea Japan 2002 6 1 1 4 3 10
Germany 2006 6 2 0 4 5 15
South Africa 2010 4 2 1 1 11 6
Brazil 2014 2 0 0 2 0 8
Russia 2018 8 4 2 2 13 5
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 73 23 14 36 91 128

FIFA Confederations Cup record[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Result Pos P W D L F A
1992 to 2021 Did not enter
Total Did not qualify

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

Asian Games record[edit]

Dynasty Cup and East Asian Football Championship record[edit]

Minor tournaments[edit]