|Goals scored||185 (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.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Instant-Dict||14||11||2||1||42||15||+27||35||To Grand Final|
|2||Happy Valley||14||9||2||3||34||15||+19||29||Championship Playoff|
|5||Yee Hope||14||4||3||7||13||18||−5||15||Relegation Playoff|
NB: Teams take points and goals halved from first phase. GF and GA is rounded.
|1||Instant-Dict||6||3||0||3||33||18||+15||26.5||To Grand Final|
|7||Golden||6||2||3||1||17||21||−4||14.5||Relegation to Second Division by rules, but retained in the First Division|
|8||Five-One-Seven||6||0||2||4||12||42||−30||3.5||Relegation to Second Division|
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|
| Instant-Dict |
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