2015–16 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division League
Season2015–16
Champions Tai Po
Promoted Tai Po
HKFC
Relegated Metro Gallery Sun Source
Lucky Mile
Matches played182
Goals scored630 (3.46 per match)
Top goalscorer Detinho (Easyknit Property)
(28 goals)
2016–17

The 2015–16 Hong Kong First Division League is the 2nd season of Hong Kong First Division League since it became the second-tier football league in Hong Kong in 2014–15.

The Hong Kong First Division League is the second-highest division in the Hong Kong football league system. Established in 1908, it is the oldest in Asia. The league was formerly the highest division in Hong Kong until the formation of the Hong Kong Premier League in 2014.

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Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Hong Kong, followed by rugby union. The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is the governing body for football in Hong Kong.

Contents

The league started on 6 September 2015 and ended on 15 May 2016.

Teams

Changes from last season

From First Division League

Promoted to Hong Kong Premier League

Relegated to Second Division League

To First Division League

Relegated from Premier League

Promoted from Second Division League

Team review

A total of 14 teams will contest the league, including 12 sides from the 2014–15, 1 team relegated from the Premier League and 1 side promoted from the Second Division.

The 2014–15 Hong Kong First Division League is 1st season of Hong Kong First Division League since it became the second-tier football league in Hong Kong in 2014–15.

2014–15 Hong Kong Premier League is the first season of Hong Kong Premier League, the top division of Hong Kong football. The fixtures were announced on 15 August 2014. The season began on 12 September 2014 and concluded on 9 May 2015.

Club
Position
in 2014–15
Member since
season
Consecutive
season in league
Citizen 5th 2014–15 2
Double Flower FA 11th 2002–03 14
HKFC 2nd 2011–12 5
Kwai Tsing District FA 7th 2013–14 3
Kwun Tong FA 10th 2013–14 3
Lucky Mile 6th 2013–14 3
Metro Gallery Sun Source 1st1 2014–15 2
Shatin SA 9th 2010–11 6
Sun Hei 8th 2014–15 2
Tai Chung FC 13th 2011–12 5
Tai Po 9th in Premier League 2015–16 1
Wanchai SF 12th 2011–12 5
Easyknit Property FT 1st in Second Division 2015–16 1
Yau Tsim Mong 4th 2014–15 2

Remarks:
1Due to financial difficulties, Metro Gallery Sun Source refused to promote to the Premier League.

Sun Source FC

Sun Source Football Club, currently known as Qiyi Hanstti Football Club, is a Hong Kong association football club which currently competes in the Hong Kong Second Division.

2015–16 Hong Kong Premier League is the second season of Hong Kong Premier League, the top division of Hong Kong football.

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Tai Po FC (P)2619526729+3862Promotion to Premier League
2 HKFC (P)2617636621+4557
3 Sun Hei 2617546425+3956
4 Easyknit Property 2614576649+1747
5 Yau Tsim Mong 2613765535+2046
6 Citizen 2613675531+2445
7 Shatin SA 2612684839+942
8 Double Flower 26761334461227 [lower-alpha 1]
9 Wanchai SF 26831530562627 [lower-alpha 1]
10 Tai Chung 26721734632923
11 Kwai Tsing 26481436592320 [lower-alpha 2]
12 Kwun Tong 26551621523120 [lower-alpha 2]
13 Metro Gallery Sun Source (R)26541726583219 [lower-alpha 3] Relegation to Second Division
14 Lucky Mile (R)26541728673919 [lower-alpha 3]
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play points; 8) Drawing lots
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Double Flower wins head-to-head against Wanchai.
  2. 1 2 Kwai Tsing wins head-to-head against Kwun Tong.
  3. 1 2 Metro Gallery Sun Source ahead of Lucky Mile on goal difference.

Results

Home \ Away CIT DFL CLU KTD KTF LML MGS SHA SUN TAI TPO WCH EKP YTM
Citizen 3–12–33–14–04–07–12–10–13–10–45–31–11–2
Double Flower 0–03–01–12–01–32–41–11–74–12–20–11–20–0
HKFC 0–01–01–16–02–02–16–13–17–01–21–04–12–2
Kwai Tsing 1–11–10–60–10–13–31–10–15–01–30–32–50–2
Kwun Tong 0–01–00–10–31–10–10–32–22–11–10–11–20–1
Lucky Mile 1–41–00–31–12–12–03–31–41–30–10–12–40–5
Metro Gallery Sun Source 0–31–31–11–11–22–01–10–70–20–10–12–50–2
Shatin 1–02–01–05–32–13–11–00–14–00–13–12–13–3
Sun Hei 1–15–11–13–14–11–03–01–05–01–14–10–00–1
Tai Chung 2–31–00–21–22–06–01–24–31–30–23–01–32–2
Tai Po 2–15–21–56–14–14–33–12–04–03–02–13–33–2
Wanchai 1–30–20–32–11–21–12–11–42–51–10–52–22–0
Easyknit Property 1–31–21–36–43–33–42–13–13–13–12–15–13–0
Yau Tsim Mong 2–12–42–22–14–18–11–22–20–23–01–13–13–1
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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