Happy Valley AA

Happy Valley
Full name Happy Valley Athletic Association Limited
Nickname(s) 快活谷 (Happy Valley)
Founded 1950
Chairman Pui Kwan Kay
Head Coach Shum Kwok Pui
League Hong Kong Third Division
2015–16 12th (relegated)

Happy Valley Athletic Association (Chinese: ), simply known as Happy Valley (HVAA) is a Hong Kong football club currently playing in the Hong Kong Third Division League. It is historically one of the most successful football clubs in Hong Kong, having won the first division league 6 times (after South China and Seiko) and had consistently been in the top division, until they relegated to the second division after the season 2009–10. After spending three seasons in the Second Division League, Happy Valley returned to the First Division League in the 2013–2014 season.

Happy Valley last won the Hong Kong First Division League in the 2005–06 season, losing just one match. The League title was Happy Valley's fourth in eight seasons.

On 5 January 2014, seven coaching staff and players from Happy Valley were arrested by the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for allegations with match-fixing.[1][2] On 12 February 2014, the Hong Kong Football Association announced that Happy Valley will be suspended from all First Division League and FA Cup fixtures for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[3]


Major trophies are listed below.

Performance in AFC competitions

2000: First Round
2002: Second Round
2004: Group stage
2005: Group stage
2006: Group stage
2007: Group stage
1998/99: quarter-final
2000/01: Second Round


Current squad

As of 1 December 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Hong Kong GK Mei Alex Wing Liang
2 Hong Kong DF Siu Chi Ho
4 Hong Kong DF Ho Chik Hin
5 Hong Kong DF Kaiser Mark Yan Kit
6 Hong Kong MF Kot Chun Hey
7 Hong Kong MF Yuen Sai Kit
9 Hong Kong FW Lai Ming Lai
10 Hong Kong FW Wong Ho Yee
11 Hong Kong MF Chu Wai Kwan
12 Hong Kong MF Yiu Kam Ming
13 Hong Kong DF Siu Ka Ming
14 Hong Kong DF Ma Yik Chun
15 Hong Kong DF Wong Ho Yin
16 Hong Kong MF Yu Ching Chun
No. Position Player
17 Hong Kong DF Tam Chi Fung
18 Hong Kong FW Wong Chi Hong
20 Hong Kong FW Chung Chi Kit
21 Hong Kong FW Ngai Pok Keung
22 Hong Kong DF Cheung Chun Hin Marco
23 Hong Kong MF Ng Tsz Chung
26 Hong Kong DF Ng Ho Lun
27 Hong Kong GK Yeung Lap Wai
28 Hong Kong DF Cheng King Lok
29 Hong Kong MF Luk Koon Pong
30 Hong Kong DF Pau Ka Yiu
31 Hong Kong DF Tung Sai Pan
32 Hong Kong GK Chung Hon Kit

Retired numbers

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

No. Position Player
8 MF Cheung Sai Ho (posthumous)


  • Chan Hung Ping (????–05)
  • Wong Yiu Shun (2005–06)
  • José Ricardo Rambo (2006)
  • Lo Kai Wah (2006–07)
  • Chan Hung Ping (2007–08)
  • Wong Yiu Shun (2008–09)
  • He Jianbo & Cheng Qiang (2009–??)
  • Sergio Timoner (5 Jul 2013 – 8 Oct 13)
  • Paul Foster (8 Oct 2013–??)
  • Shum Kwok Pui (2016-)

Club's mascot

The mascot of Happy Valley is a panda, as the fan club's captain wearing the number 12 jersey on the squad list.


External links

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