Sun Hei SC
|Full name||Sun Hei Sports Club Limited|
|Ground||Po Kong Village Road Park|
|President||Chow Man Leung|
Chiu Chung Man|
|League||Hong Kong First Division|
Sun Hei Sports Club (Chinese: 晨曦體育會), is a Hong Kong football club which plays in the Hong Kong First Division League.
The club plays its home matches at Po Kong Village Road Park, Tin Yip Road Park, Happy Valley Recreation Ground and Kowloon Tsai Park.
Sun Hei entered the Hong Kong First Division League under the name Golden (Chinese: 好易通) in the 1994–95 season. In 1996, Golden under the name Golden XI played against England. England was in Hong Kong preparing for the UEFA Euro 1996 later in the summer. It was in Hong Kong that Paul Gascoigne's famous dentist chair incident took place.
After securing the sponsorship of Xiangxue Pharmaceutical, the club competed in the league under the team name Xiangxue Sun Hei (Chinese: 香雪晨曦) from 2005–07.
In the season 2004–05, Sun Hei achieved The Quadruple, winning all four senior football competitions, including the Hong Kong First Division League, the Senior Shield, the League Cup and the FA Cup. In the 2005 AFC Cup, Sun Hei also got through to the semi-finals stage, the best result for a Hong Kong football club in the competition to date.
In season 2007–08, Sun Hei changed the club name to Convoy Sun Hei (Chinese: 康宏晨曦) as the club obtained sponsorship from Convoy Financial Services, a Hong Kong financial service company.
In the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, Sun Hei used Tsing Yi Sports Ground as their home ground. Tsing Yi Sports Ground can hold 1,500 people.
In season 2011–12, the team changed its name to Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei due to sponsorship from Sunray Cave and JC Group, a company owned by Jackie Chan. The team use Mong Kok Stadium as its home ground for this season, but moved back to Tsing Yi Sports Ground for the 2013–14 season. As Sun Hei has refused to take part in the NOW TV broadcast agreement, it will not have its home games shown live on Now TV, its personnel will not be interviewed, it will not share any potential TV income and its sponsors' names will not be mentioned on Now TV broadcasts.
Changes of the team name
The club has joined Hong Kong football league system by using the membership of Voicelink since 1994.
- 1994–1999: Golden (Chinese: 好易通)
- 1999–2005: Sun Hei (Chinese: 晨曦)
- 2005–2007: Xiangxue Sun Hei (Chinese: 香雪晨曦)
- 2007–2009: Convoy Sun Hei (Chinese: 康宏晨曦)
- 2009–2011: Sun Hei (Chinese: 晨曦)
- 2011– : Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei (Chinese: 日之泉JC晨曦)
In the 2009–10 Hong Kong First Division League, Sun Hei starts using Tsing Yi as their home ground. The first home match against a local strong team, Kitchee, has attracted around 1200 fans. It is the highest percentage home attendance in this season.
- As of 21 September 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Yan Lik Kin (2008–09), (2009–10)
- José Ricardo Rambo (1 Jul 2010 – 1 May 12)
- Tim Bredbury (1 Jun 2012 – 23 Oct 12)
- Chan Fat Chi (interim) (23 Oct 2012–)
References and notes
- ↑ "Convoy Sun Hei Sports Club Limited". The Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved 12 April 2008.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))晨曦獲雙冠名贊助, Tao Kung Pao (Chinese)
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))晨曦若不支持港足頻道 足總「三不一沒有」應對 Ta Kung Pao. 7 September 2011.
- 1 2 The honour was won under the name "Golden".
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