|Club Name||Hong Kong Football Club|
|Home Stadium||Hong Kong Football Club Stadium|
|Chairman||Mr. Kieran FLYNN|
|Position Last Season||2nd (Promoted from First Division)|
|Links||Official Website Facebook|
WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THEM?
- As the oldest established sports institution in the region, HKFC need no introduction and the club remains one of the most prestigious in Asia.
- Based in Happy Valley, the club are the only team in the Premier League to actually own their own stadium. The ground has a fully stocked pitch-side bar for members and a public bar for non-members.
- For English speakers, the club is among one of the better teams in terms of releasing information about new signings and events.
OFFICIAL UNIFORMS 2016/17
HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB STADIUM (Capacity: 2,750)
TICKETS & MERCHANDISE: Tickets cost $80 dollars for all games for non-members, and are free for those who can afford to be a member of the club.
BRING YOUR OWN BEER?: Food and drink purchased outside of the ground are NOT allowed to be brought inside the stadium. The pitch-side bar is for members only, but there is a separate bar for non-members to purchase beer and other snacks from.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the MTR to Causeway Bay Station (Exit F) from where it is a 10-15 minute walk to the HKFC Club Entrance on Sports Road.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Membership for Hong Kong FC is the same that applies for the Football Club in general. For more information, please consult the Hong Kong Football Club official website here.
2016/17 FIXTURE LIST
OFFSIDE.HK’S ONE TO WATCH
A left-sided midfielder (left) who usually operates as a wing-back, he was instrumental in his side’s promotion charge in the First Division last season with some eye-catching performances, and was top scorer with 16 goals. The club will be hoping he can do this at the top level in Hong Kong, as on his day he can be a handful for any team. (Photo courtesy of HKFA)
Historically there is no doubt that HKFC are the oldest existing football club in Hong Kong. Founded in 1886 in Happy Valley, both their football and rugby teams have been a mainstay for the expat community in the city. However, given their commitment to amateur sportsmanship, actual trophies have been rare. The last time the HKFC won the 1st Division (at that time the highest tier) already dates back to 1920 and in fact, throughout their 130-year long history, the club have never managed to remain in the top flight for longer than 1 season. With the club’s long-awaited participation in the fully professional Hong Kong Premier League, hopes are high now that this will change soon.