2011–12 in Hong Kong football

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Football in Hong Kong
Men's football
First Division Kitchee
Second Division Mettip
Third A Division Eastern
Third District Division Tsuen Wan
Senior Challenge Shield Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei
FA Cup Kitchee
League Cup Kitchee
Junior Challenge Shield Wanchai
  2010–11 Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2012–13  

The 2011–12 season in Hong Kong football, starting in July 2011 and ending in June 2012.


The season began on 3 September 2011 for the First Division League and the Second Division League, on 17 September 2011 for the Third A Division League and 25 September 2011 for the Third District Division League. The Third District Division League ended on 15 March 2012 and the Third A Division League ended on 25 March 2012. The top two teams of Third A Division League and the Third A Division League were qualified for the Third Division League Final Round. The Final Round started on 1 April 2012 and ended on 15 April 2012. The Second Division League ended on 15 April 2012 and the First Division League ended on 20 May 2012.


Trophy & League Champions

CompetitionWinnerDetailsAtMatch Report
Senior Challenge Shield Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei 2011–12 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
beat South China 5–3 on penalties
(1–1 after extra time)
Hong Kong Stadium Report
Hong Kong FA Cup Kitchee 2011–12 Hong Kong FA Cup
beat TSW Pegasus 5–3 on penalties
(3–3 after extra time)
Hong Kong Stadium Report
League Cup Kitchee 2011–12 Hong Kong League Cup
beat TSW Pegasus 2–1
Mong Kok Stadium Report
First Division League Kitchee 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground Report
Second Division League Kam Fung 2011–12 Football League Championship Shek Kip Mei Park Report
Third A Division League Eastern 2011–12 Hong Kong Third Division League Kwong Fuk Park Football Pitch Report
Third District Division League Tsuen Wan Po Kong Village Park Pitch Report
Junior Challenge Shield Wanchai 2011–12 Hong Kong Junior Challenge Shield
beat Happy Valley 3–0
Hong Kong Stadium Report

Representative team

Hong Kong

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Hong Kong had gone through their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, where they were knocked out in the Second Round by Saudi Arabia

Second Round
July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)1st leg Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 3 – 0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Dammam, Saudi Arabia
20:45 (UTC+3) Al-Shamrani Soccerball shade.svg 45+1', 47'
Al-Muwalled Soccerball shade.svg 45+3'
Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Attendance: 20,354
Referee: Vladislav Tseylin (Uzbekistan)
Assistant referees:
Rafael Ilyasov(Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official: Vadim Agishev (Uzbekistan)
July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)2nd leg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 0 – 5 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong
20:00 (UTC+/) Report(FIFA)
Soccerball shade.svg 34' Fallatah
Soccerball shade.svg 71' (pen.) Noor
Soccerball shade.svg 73' Al-Shamrani
Soccerball shade.svg 79' Ai-Sahlawi
Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' Hawsawi
Stadium: Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
Attendance: 1,402
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)
Assistant referees:
Ngoc Ha Nguyen (Vietnam)
Hoang Minh Nguyen (Vietnam)
Fourth official: Dinh Dung Phung (Vietnam)

Long Teng Cup

This is a tournament was organized by Chinese Taipei Football Association and take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 30 September to 4 October 2011. Another three participating teams is Chinese Taipei, the Philippines and Macau. This year, Hong Kong sent their senior teams, as weel as another three associations did. FIFA ensured that these 3 matches are the formal international matches after the tournament.

The first match of Hong Kong team was against the Philippines on 30 September. Hong Kong was leading 2 goals before being scored 3 goals. Au Yeung Yiu Chung scored the equalizer before the end of the match. Hong Kong then won the following matches by winning Macau and Chinese Taipei 5–1 and 6–0 respectively. Hong Kong won the 2011 Long Teng Cup by getting 7 points in the competition.

2012 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup

This is a tournament between two teams representing Hong Kong and Guangdong Province of China respectively. This year, Hong Kong had chosen 3 non-Hong Kong born player who are or will soon be able to represent Hong Kong. They are Godfred Karikari, Jaimes McKee and Jack Sealy.

The first leg took place in Hong Kong, being held in Hong Kong Stadium. Guangdong scored the first goal, but Hong Kong scored 2 goals, both in headers. However, before the end of the match, Guangdong equalized the match. The second leg took place in Huizhou, Guangdong, being held in Huizhou Olympic Stadium. Both teams could not score any goals in 120 minutes. Both Yapp Hung Fai, goalkeeper of Hong Kong, and Yang Zhi (footballer), goalkeeper of Guangdong and the China PR's first goalkeeper choice, saved 2 penalties in the first 5 rounds. In the seventh round, Yapp Hung Fai saved Ge Zheen's penalty, while Man Pei Tak converted. Hong Kong won the champion again since 2009.

28 December 2011 (2011-12-28)1st leg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2 – 2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangdong So Kon Po, Hong Kong
20:00(GMT+8) Cheng Siu Wai Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Godfred Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Report Tan Binliang Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Huang Fengtao Soccerball shade.svg 90+'
Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 4,165
Referee: Tong Kui Sum Flag of Hong Kong.svg
Assistant referees:
Chan Shui Hung
Chow Chun Kit
Fourth official: Liu Kwok Man

Friendly matches in second half season

This is the first match for the new head coach Ernie Merrick.

29 February 2012 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 5 – 1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Chan Siu Ki Soccerball shade.svg 2', 5', 82'
Lee Hong Lim Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Lo Kwan Yee Yellow card.svg 39'
Chan Man Fai Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Chan Wai Ho Yellow card.svg 87'
(Report) Kuo Yin-hung Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Lin Cheng-yi Yellow card.svg 55'
Attendance: 5,187

The Hong Kong Football Association organised two friendly match, both will be played in Hong Kong in June. Hong Kong played the first match against Singapore on 1 June 2012.

1 June 2012 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 1 – 0 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Lam Ka Wai Soccerball shade.svg 36' (Report) Mustafić Yellow card.svg 14'Attendance: 4,285

The second match against Vietnam will be played in Mong Kok Stadium on 10 June 2012.

Hong Kong U-22

2012 Hong Kong–Macau Interport

The 68th Hong Kong–Macau Interport was held at Macau National Stadium, Macau on 16 June 2012. Hong Kong was represented by its under-22 national team. The Hong Kong U-22 captured the champion by winning 3–1 this year.

2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification

Hong Kong U-22 will participate in 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification from 23 June 2012 to 3 July 2012 in Laos. Hong Kong is in group F along with China PR, North Korea, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. They will play in a one-round league format and the top two teams of each group will qualify for the tournament proper along with the best third-placed team in all the groups. All the matches of group F is held in Laos.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 5410114+713
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 5320123+911
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 52127707
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 5212116+57
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 511361594
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 5005315120
23 June 2012 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2 – 3 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Vientiane, Laos
16:00 UTC+7 Cham Cham Hai Yellow card.svg 20'
Yuen Tsun Nam Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Tsang Kin Fong Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 10' Suhana
Soccerball shade.svg 63' Soksana
Yellow card.svg 69' Saray
Soccerball shade.svg 70' Sothearoth
Yellow card.svg 90+8' Sokngon
Stadium: Chao Anouvong Stadium
Attendance: 200
Referee: Yu Ming Hsun(Chinese Taipei)
Assistant referees: Hsu Min Yu(Chinese Taipei), Jakhongir Saidpv(Uzbekistan)
Fourth official: Kim Sang Woo(South Korea)
25 June 2012 China PR Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 5 – 1 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Vientiane, Laos
16:00 UTC+7 Peng Xinli Yellow card.svg 32'Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Xu Xin Yellow card.svg 62'Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Zhang Xizhe Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Bi Jinhao Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Zheng Kaimu Yellow card.svg 84'Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 22' Lam Hok Hei
Yellow card.svg 33' Chan Pak Hang
Yellow card.svg 13' Chan Siu Kwan
Yellow card.svg 89' Chan Cham Hei
Stadium: Laos National Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Kim Sang Woo(South Korea)
Assistant referees: Kim Sung Il(South Korea), Lim Kok Heng(Singapore)
Fourth official: Yu Ming Hsun(Chinese Taipei)
28 June 2012 North Korea Flag of North Korea.svg 1 – 0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Vientiane, Laos
16:00 UTC+7 Han Song Hyok Yellow card.svg 23'
Kim Jin Hyok Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Mun Hyok Yellow card.svg 59'
Report Yellow card.svg 27' Wong Wai
Yellow card.svg 77' Li Shu Yeung
Yellow card.svg 90+1' Ngan Lok Fung
Stadium: Chao Anouvong Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Nagor Amir Noor Mohamed (Malaysia)
Assistant referees: Ahmed Ameez (Maldives), Thaufeeq Ibrahim (Maldives)
Fourth official: Saleem Ali (Maldives)
30 June 2012 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 0 – 2 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Vientiane, Laos
19:00 UTC+7 Wong Yim Kwan Yellow card.svg 63' Yellow-red card.svg
Chan Cham Hei Yellow card.svg 88'
Report Yellow card.svg 5' Sousadakone
Soccerball shade.svg 9' Khonesavanh
Yellow card.svg 30' Keoviengphet
Soccerball shade.svg 57' Sayyabounsou
Yellow card.svg 80' Sourasay
Stadium: Laos National Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Assistant referees: Mohamed Aljalaf (United Arab Emirates), Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official: Andre El Haddad(Lebanon)
3 July 2012 Thailand Flag of Thailand.svg 4 – 0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Vientiane, Laos
16:00 UTC+7 Thanklang Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Anan Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Weerawatnodom Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Laosangthai Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Report Stadium: Chao Anouvong Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Andre El Haddad (Lebanon)
Assistant referees: Thaufeeq Ibrahim (Maldives), Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan
Fourth official: Saleem Ali (Maldives)

Hong Kong U-21

Friendly against Russia U-19

The match was to celebrate the official opening of the newly renovated Mong Kok Stadium.

15 November 2011 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 1 – 2 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
19:30 UTC+8 Chan Siu Kwan Soccerball shade.svg 50' (Report) Andrei Panyukov Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Artyom Samsonov Soccerball shade.svg 66' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,466

Exhibition matches

2012 Asian Challenge Cup

2012 Asian Challenge Cup, also known as Nikon Asian Challenge Cup 2012, is the annual football event held in Hong Kong in Lunar New Year. South China are the host of the tournament. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma from South Korea, Guangzhou Evergrande from China and Shimizu S-Pulse from Japan are invited to participate in this tournament. Each team will play a semi-final match in the first match day. Losers of semi-final matches will play in the third place match while winners will play in the final in the second match day. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma are the champions after defeating Shimizu S-Pulse in the final.

2012-01-23Semi-finals Guangzhou R&F Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1 – 5 Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Hong Kong Stadium
16:00 (UTC+08:00) Zhang Shuo Soccerball shade.svg 45+' Report Héverton Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Han Sang-Woon Soccerball shade.svg 29', 37'
Jovančić Soccerball shade.svg 45+'
Yun Young-Sun Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Attendance: 9,879
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok (Hong Kong)
2012-01-23Semi-finals South China Flag of Hong Kong.svg 1 – 1
(1 – 3 p)
Flag of Japan.svg Shimizu S-Pulse Hong Kong Stadium
18:30 (UTC+08:00) Chan Siu Ki Soccerball shade.svg 67' Report Takagi Soccerball shade.svg 26'Attendance: 9,879
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
Joel Soccerball shade cross.svg
Wong Chin Hung Soccerball shad check.svg
Chan Siu Ki Soccerball shade cross.svg
João Emir Soccerball shade cross.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Ono
Soccerball shade cross.svg Omae
Soccerball shad check.svg Brosque
Soccerball shade cross.svg Ito
Soccerball shad check.svg Takagi
2012-01-26Final Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Flag of South Korea.svg 5 – 1 Flag of Japan.svg Shimizu S-Pulse Hong Kong Stadium
20:30 (UTC+08:00) Éverton Santos Soccerball shade.svg 5', 38' (pen.)
Héverton Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Han Sang-Woon Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Lee Chang-Hoon Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report Ito Soccerball shade.svg 68'Attendance: 10,610
Referee: Ng Kai Lam (Hong Kong)

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