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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. In the 2016/17 season, they qualified for the group stages of the AFC Champions League 2018 after claiming the Premier League title in the final match against Eastern, where they competed with heavyweight opposition such as Tianjin Quanjian, Jeonbuk Hyundai, and Kashiwa Reysol. Their 1-0 victory over Kashiwa marked a historic milestone for local football, and Cheng Chin-lung’s goal was the first one by a Hong Kong player in Asia’s top flight. With the likes of play-maker Fernando, captain Huang Yang and striker Lucas Silva in their squad, they are a club that expect nothing but success in all competitions, despite losing the championship to Tai Po last year.
① Kitchee are nine time champions, six of those titles coming in the last nine years, and are without doubt among the favourites for the title every season.
② Due to Kitchee’s recent success, they have been regularly competing in AFC competitions – the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup. After winning the FA Cup last year, they will be participating in qualifiers of the AFC Cup in 2020.
③ They have been based in Mong Kok for 6 seasons now, a centrally-located stadium that is easily accessible to all.
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. Alternatively, you can buy replica shirts and other merchandise from the club’s Official Online Store. Standard tickets are priced at $90 for Premier League games during the 2019/20 season.
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