HKFC Soccer Section

Hong Kong FC
Full name Hong Kong Football Club
Nickname(s) HKFC
Founded 12 February 1886 (1886-02-12)
Ground Hong Kong Football Club Stadium
Ground Capacity 2,750
Manager Richard Ewart
League Premier League
2015–16 2nd (promoted)

The Soccer Section of Hong Kong Football Club (Abbreviation: HKFC; Chinese: 香港足球會) fields a range of teams at various age divisions in the Hong Kong leagues. The First Team currently competes in the Hong Kong Premier League.


While the soccer team has won many titles in the second-tier competition in recent years, they have rarely enjoyed success when playing against the professional sides in the First Division. In 1980 however, "CLUB" as they were commonly known, did manage to avoid relegation from the Professional First Division for the first time in their history. One of the highlights of the season was a 1–1 draw with eventual Champions Seiko SA. On 10 May 1980 at the HK Government Stadium CLUB defeated Kui Tan 1–0 with an 87th-minute penalty scored by John McGunnigle, meaning Kui Tan joined Urban Services in the drop that year.

In the past few years, HKFC opted not to take promotion to the First Division. In 2006, finally, the club accepted the promotion after winning the Second Division. After showing initial promise, they lost 4 league matches in a row between March and April 2007 and were relegated to the Second Division. They did however become Champions of the Second Division again in April 2010 and returned to the First Division.

In 2016, two years after the establishment of the fully professional Hong Kong Premier League, HKFC finally decided to seek promotion to the top flight after finishing as runners-up behind Tai Po in the 2015–16 Hong Kong First Division League.

International Soccer Sevens

The team is known outside Hong Kong for being the host of the annual HKFC International Soccer Sevens youth-team seven-a-side tournament which attracts high profile teams such as Manchester United, Aston Villa and Celtic.


Manchester United Premier Cup Hong Kong U 15 2011 Champions

Henderson Elite Youth League U 15 Champions


First Team Squad

As of 22 April 2016[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Hollander
2 England MF Brannan
3 Scotland DF McGurgan
4 Austria DF Rainer
5 England DF Wylde
6 England MF Carlo
7 England FW Scott
8 Netherlands MF Schipper
10 England MF Smith
11 England FW Bacon
12 England MF Adam
15 England FW James Beacher
No. Position Player
17 Denmark MF Andreas
19 France MF De Clarens
20 Hungary DF Gheczy (Captain)
20 France FW Antoine
21 Uganda GK Maholo
23 England DF Brown
24 England FW Michael
30 Hong Kong GK Hui Sui Pang Tristan
33 Hong Kong MF Ho Gar Sin
England GK To Ma
Hong Kong DF Poon Ka Ming
Hong Kong DF Chan Sze Chun

Team Officials

Position Name
Manager Richard Ewart
Coach Neil Picknell
Soccer Section Chairman Kieran Flynn
Soccer Section Secretary Les Collett
First Team Liaison Officier Christy Chan
Sports Development Officer Ivan Fung

See also


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