1997–98 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division
Champions Instant-Dict
Relegated Five-One-Seven
Matches played56
Goals scored185 (3.3 per match)

The 1997–98 Hong Kong First Division League season was the 87th since its establishment. The season began on 7 September 1997 and ended on 16 April 1998.


First stage

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Instant-Dict 1411214215+2735To Grand Final
2 Happy Valley 149233415+1929Championship Playoff
3 Sing Tao 148242812+1626
4 South China 148243025+526
5 Yee Hope 144371318515Relegation Playoff
6 Rangers 144371423915
7 Golden 133281524911
8 Five-One-Seven 141013953443
Source: rsssf.com

Second stage

NB: Teams take points and goals halved from first phase. GF and GA is rounded.

Championship playoff

1 Instant-Dict 63033318+1526.5To Grand Final
2 South China 64113227+526
3 Happy Valley 61232821+719.5
4 Sing Tao 61322217+519
Source: rsssf.com

Relegation playoff

5 Rangers 63212122118.5
6 Yee Hope 62311818016.5
7 Golden 62311721414.5Relegation to Second Division by rules, but retained in the First Division
8 Five-One-Seven 60241242303.5Relegation to Second Division
Source: rsssf.com


No final was played as Instant-Dict granted the champion in both stages, and automatically became the overall champion. The runner-up in the Champion Playoff, South China, was awarded the overall runners-up.

 First Division League 1997–98 Winners 
2nd title

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