|Champions|| Happy Valley |
3rd Hong Kong title
|Goals scored||201 (3.59 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Tomy (Sai Kung Friends) |
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.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Happy Valley||14||10||0||4||31||14||+17||30||To Grand Final|
|2||South China||14||6||4||4||24||15||+9||22||Championship Playoff|
|5||Sing Tao||14||5||4||5||26||18||+8||19||Relegation Playoff|
|8||Sai Kung Friends||14||3||1||10||21||43||−22||10|
NB: Teams take points and goals halved from first phase. GF and GA is rounded.
|1||South China||6||4||2||0||19||11||+8||25||To Grand Final|
|6||Sing Tao||6||3||0||3||24||18||+6||18.5||Withdrew from the league system after the season.|
|7||Sai Kung Friends||6||3||0||3||21||34||−13||14||Relegation to Second Division by rules, but retained in the First Division as both HKFC and Fire Services declined promotion.|
|Happy Valley||1–1 (a.e.t.)||South China|
| Bajkusa || Cheng Siu Chung |
|First Division League 1998–99 Winners|
| Happy Valley |
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