1998–99 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division League
Season 1998–99
Champions Happy Valley
3rd Hong Kong title
Matches played56
Goals scored201 (3.59 per match)
Top goalscorer Tomy (Sai Kung Friends)
(16 goals)

The 1998–99 Hong Kong First Division League season was the 88th since its establishment.


The first match was played on 30 August 1998 with Instant-Dict drew South China 2–2. However, as there was an ineligible player in Instant-Dict's squad and the team was penalised with a 0–3 loss. [1]

First stage

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Happy Valley 1410043114+1730To Grand Final
2 South China 146442415+922Championship Playoff
3 Yee Hope 146443027+322
4 Golden 147162627122
5 Sing Tao 145452618+819Relegation Playoff
6 Instant-Dict 144462228616
7 Rangers 144462129816
8 Sai Kung Friends 14311021432210
Source: [2]

Second stage

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

Championship playoff

1 South China 64201911+825To Grand Final
2 Happy Valley 62132616+1022
3 Yee Hope 62132626018
4 Golden 61232025516
Source: [ citation needed ]

Relegation playoff

5 Instant-Dict 65012718+923
6 Sing Tao 63032418+618.5Withdrew from the league system after the season.
7 Sai Kung Friends 630321341314Relegation to Second Division by rules, but retained in the First Division as both HKFC and Fire Services declined promotion.
8 Rangers 610515311611
Source: [ citation needed ]


Happy Valley 1–1 (a.e.t.) South China
Bajkusa Soccerball shade.svg 41' Cheng Siu Chung Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 10,258

 First Division League 1998–99 Winners 
Happy Valley
3rd title


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