|Full name||Seiko Sports Association|
Seiko Sports Association (Chinese: 精工體育會) were one of the most famous and successful football teams in Hong Kong history. The team withdrew from the Hong Kong First Division League after the 1985–86 season.
Seiko was a team sponsored and named by the agents of Seiko Corporation. The team entered Hong Kong Third Division League in 1970. It got the second place in Third Division (B) League (28 matches: 26 win, 1 draw, 1 loss) and got promoted to Second Division in the next season. In 1971–72, the team captured the league Champion immediately after its promotion (24 matches: 21 win, 1 draw, 2 loss) and was able to compete in Hong Kong First Division League for the first time. The team then stayed in the league for 14 consecutive years.
Throughout the 14 years in the Hong Kong First Division League, Seiko captured 29 Hong Kong football trophies, which included 9 times League champion, 8 times Hong Kong Senior Shield, 6 times Hong Kong Viceroy Cup and 6 times Hong Kong FA Cup. Its reserve team also captured 2 times reserve league champion.
In 1986, Asian Champions Cup (now AFC Champions League) was re-introduced after its suspension after 1971. Seiko represented Hong Kong for the competition. In the qualifying round, Seiko beat Liaoning FC from China and April 25 Sports Club from North Korea and qualified for the main round. However, the rules set by competition host Saudi Arabia were too harsh and Seiko withdrew from the competition.
- Hong Kong First Division League
- Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
- Winners (8): 1972–73, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1984–85
- Runners-up (2): 1982–83, 1982–83
- Hong Kong FA Cup
- Hong Kong Viceroy Cup
- Winners (6): 1972–73, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86
- Runners-up (2): 1975–76, 1976–77
- Chan Fai Hung ('新馬仔' 陳輝洪) (1970–85)
- George Knobel (盧保) (1981, 1983)
- Seiko was able to capture at least one champion each season.
- Seiko organised many different exhibition matches including against Brazil All-Stars, Club Atlético Boca Juniors from Argentina, AFC Ajax from the Netherlands and Hamburger SV from Germany.
- Seiko won Hong Kong First Division League for 7 consecutive times from 1978–79 to 1984–85.
- Rsssf.com Hongkong – List of Champions and Runners-up
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing – Season 1972/1973 (FINAL)
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing – 1973/1974 Season (FINAL)
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing: up to and including 30 May 1975
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing – 1975/76 Season (FINAL)
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing: 1976/77 Season (Final)
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing 1977/78 Seasin (Final)
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing: up to and including 3 June 1980
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com 81–82
- www.GoalGoalGoal.com HKFA League Standing for the 1985/86 season (final)