|Club Name||Kitchee Sports Club|
|Home Stadium||Mong Kok Stadium|
|Manager||CHU Chi Kwong|
|Chairman||Mr. Ken NG|
|Position Last Season||2nd|
|Links||Official Website Facebook Twitter|
WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THEM?
- Kitchee are seven time champions, two of those titles coming in the last four years, and are without doubt favourites for the title again this season.
- Due to Kitchee’s recent success, they have been regularly competing in AFC competitions – the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup. They will be participating in the second qualifying phase of the AFC Champions League in 2017.
- They have been based in Mong Kok for 3 seasons now, a centrally-located stadium that is easily accessible to all.
OFFICIAL UNIFORMS 2016/17
MONG KOK STADIUM (Capacity: 6,664)
TICKETS & MERCHANDISE: Tickets & Merchandise (including club jerseys) can be purchased outside the stadium on match days. Club jerseys and other memorabilia can also be purchased at the club’s Shek Mun Jockey Club Training Centre which can be found here. Tickets are usually priced at $100 for Premier League games and AFC Champions League matches.
BRING YOUR OWN BEER?: Alcohol purchased outside the stadium is permitted to be brought in, providing it is poured into plastic cups which are offered when entering. The stadium also has a kiosk which sells a limited supply of beer and snacks.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the MTR to Prince Edward (Exit A or B1) or Mong Kok East (Exit D), from which it is a 5 minute walk.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
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2016/17 FIXTURE LIST
|May 6, 2017|
OFFSIDE.HK’S ONE TO WATCH
Lam Zhi Gin
A midfielder (centre) who has previously plied his trade with Bundesliga giants Hamburger SV, the signing of this 25 year old half-German Hong Konger is without doubt a major one for his new club. With Kitchee having missed out on the title last season whilst also set to join the group stages of the AFC Champions League this year, his top level experience will be vital in their campaign ahead. (Photo courtesy of Kitchee)
Founded in 1931, Kitchee enjoyed a successful spell in the late 1940’s, winning the old First Division in the 1947-48 season and once again two years later. After their third title in 1964, the club slipped into relative obscurity until shortly after the turn of the century, when they finished as runners-up in the 2003-04 season following their return to the top flight. Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength, with the club winning 4 out of the last 5 championships, making them the third most successful side behind South China and Seiko in Hong Kong’s footballing history. They have also performed well since first entering into Asian continental competitions, and in 2015 they reached the semi-finals of the AFC Cup before eventually succumbing to Iraqi side Erbil in a closely fought 3-2 loss. With the likes of play-makers Fernando, Lam Zhi Gin and Sandro in their squad, they are a club that expect nothing but success in all competitions.