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|Full name||Timothy Aston Bredbury|
|Date of birth||25 April 1963|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
Kowloon Cricket Club |
|2007||NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po|
|2011–2012||Biu Chun Rangers|
|2007–2013||Kitchee (academy coach)|
|2016–2017||HKFC U18 Team & HKFC Vets Team (HKFC Soccer 7's 2016/2017)|
|2017–2018||Kitchee (U14 Team)|
|2018–2019||Kitchee (assistant technical director)|
|2019–||Kowloon Cricket Club|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tim Bredbury (Chinese: 巴貝利), born 25 April 1963 in Hong Kong is a former Liverpool FC professional player and Hong Kong International footballer. Bredbury is a UEFA A/AFC A licensed coach and is currently the head coach of Hong Kong Third Division club Kowloon Cricket Club.
Tim Bredbury was born in Hong Kong to British parents from Liverpool. His father John moved to Hong Kong as a fireman working for the Hong Kong Government. Bredbury went to Glenealy School and King George V School. As a talented sportsman, Bredbury represented Hong Kong Schools in rugby (1979 Rosslyn Park World Schools 7's), hockey and swimming. Bredbury has three siblings who have also represented Hong Kong at hockey and rugby.
Professional playing career
Bredbury began his professional football career with Liverpool in 1979, signing on as an apprentice professional. After two years Bredbury was offered full professional terms on a one-year contract.
In total, Bredbury stayed at Liverpool for 3 years, winning the Liverpool Senior Cup and the Nice International Invitation Tournament. In addition to representing the club's A and B sides in the early years, He also made 19 appearances in the highly successful Liverpool FC Reserve Team.
At the end of his contract, Bredbury was then approached by Hong Kong side, Ryoden. He decided to take the offer and return home to Hong Kong. He scored 13 goals in 4 games and was soon signed up with Hong Kong soccer giants Seiko FC playing alongside the likes of Aarie Haan, Theo De Jong, Dick Naninga, Rene van der Kerkoff, Jonny Rep, Peter Bodak, Benny Wendt in a highly successful 2-year period.
Between 1982 and 1999, Bredbury held professional football contracts with football clubs based in Hong Kong, including Ryoden, Seiko, Hong Kong Rangers, South China, Lai Sun, Frankwell, Sing Tao and Instant-Dict and Australian Sydney Olympic FC and Malaysian Selangor FA and Sabah FA.
Bredbury was the joint top goalscorer in Hong Kong on two separate occasions and finished tied (with Dale Tempest) in the Hong Kong First Division League with 21 goals during the 1990-1991 season with Lai Sun FC before leaving Hong Kong and signing for Sydney Olympic in Australia.
In his debut season Bredbury also finished as joint top scorer (with Kimon Taliadoros) in the National Soccer League with Sydney Olympic FC during the 1991–1992 season scoring 15 goals in 24 appearances.
Bredbury also had two successful seasons playing in Malaysia with giants Selangor FC and second division side Sabah FC. At Sabah, Bredbury helped the club reach the FA Cup Final, the first time a second division side had achieved this feat.
At club level, Bredbury played against top club sides from around the world, including Corinthians (Brazil), Lucky Gold Star (S Korea), Odense (Denmark), Sampdoria (Italy), A.C. Milan (Italy), Everton (UK), Aston Villa (UK), Coventry (UK), Sparta Prague (Czch) and Brøndby (Denmark), Chelsea (UK)
In 1986, Bredbury was invited to join the Hong Kong National Team and, in a career that spanned over 10 years, he played in the World Cup qualifying rounds, Olympics qualifying rounds and Asian Games in Japan (Yokohama). He played over 30 representative games scoring 14 goals.
Bredbury was also a regular member of the Hong Kong League XI side competing in the Carlsberg Cup and Dynasty Cup tournaments playing against such sides as Denmark, Paraguay (where he was "Man of the Match"), Yugoslavia, Japan, South Korea, Nigeria, Sweden, Romania, Switzerland, China.
In addition to his professional playing career, Bredbury is also a fully qualified English Football Association coach and gained his UEFA A Licence in December 2011 through the English Football Association. In 2016, he also received recognition through the AFC and now holds the equivalent license.
Bredbury is a member of the English Football Association Coaches Association plus a former member of the English Professional Footballers Association.
Bredbury worked as a marketing manager, professional coach, sports journalist, event organiser and television presenter on ATV's World channel.
Professional coaching career
La Salle College
In 2005, Bredbury was appointed head coach of the schools A, B and C grade teams.
In 2006/07 season, Bredbury secured his first professional head coaching position with Rangers FC in the HKFA 1st division. Played 3 games - won 1, drew 1.
Tai Po FC
In 2007/08 season, Bredbury was appointed head coach of Tai Po FC in the HKFA 1st division. Played 5 games - won 2, drew 1.
Rangers FC (2nd time)
In 2007/08 season, Bredbury rejoined Rangers FC in the HKFA 1st division and also began working with the highly successful FC Barcelona Escola program at youth level. Played 16 games - won 2, drew 9.
In 2012/13 season, Sun Hei SC announced that Bredbury would take over as 1st team coach in preparation for the 2012–13 season and the AFC Cup Competition. Played 6 games - drew 3.
In 2012/13 season Bredbury joined Tai Chung FC a feeder club for Kithchee FC in the HKFA 2nd Division. Played 20 games - won 12, drew 3.
In 2016, Bredbury became head coach for the U18 HKFC Academy team playing in the HKFA Youth Leagues. Bredbury also coached the HK Football Club side in the 2016 Citibank International Soccer 7's Masters Tournament.
In 2017, Bredbury became head coach for the U14 Kitchee Football Club Academy team playing in the HKFA Youth Leagues.
- 2 Central League Champions title
- 1 Liverpool Senior Cup Champions title
- 1 Nice Invitation Cup Champions title
- 1 Hong Kong Second Division League title
- 1 Junior Viceroy Cup title
- 7 Hong Kong First Division League titles
- 5 Viceroy Cup titles
- 2 Senior Shield titles
- 4 Hong Kong FA Cup titles
- 2 Seven a Side titles
- HKFA Top Goalscorer x 2
- NSL Australia Top Goalscorer x 1