|Full name||Citizen Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Flat Bags, TCAA|
|Ground|| Po Kong Village Road Park |
Happy Valley Recreation Ground
|Chairman||Pui Kwan Kay|
|League||Hong Kong First Division|
The Citizen Athletic Association (Chinese :公民體育會), simply known as Citizen or TCAA, is a Hong Kong athletic club. Its football team (Chinese :公民足球隊) currently competes in the Hong Kong First Division. The club has a long history in playing in the top-tier Hong Kong First Division, but decided to self-relegate in the 2013–14 season after declining to participate in the newly established Hong Kong Premier League.
The club plays its home matches at Po Kong Village Road Park and Happy Valley Recreation Ground.
Citizen won the 2007–08 Hong Kong FA Cup. The club beat Tai Po in the final by 2:0.
Due to Mong Kok Stadium's renovation, Citizen used the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in the 2009–10 season for its home games. Former South China striker Detinho joined the club.
Citizen won the 2010–11 Senior Shield by beating South China in the final after penalty kicks, thus earning the club the right to represent Hong Kong in the 2012 AFC Cup. To celebrate this victory, the club announced a prize fund of HK$800,000 (approx US$100,000), an iPhone 4 for every player and an end-of-season vacation for the whole team.
The club moved from the remote Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground to the renovated Mong Kok Stadium for the 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League season. To compete in both local football and AFC Cup, Citizen has expanded its squad to include 27 players, adding Michael Campion, So Loi Keung, Chiu Chun Kit, Amaury Nunes and Yuto Nakamura to the club, while promoting two young players Chan Si-Chun and Yeung Ho Wan.Citizen is spending an unprecedented HK$400,000 on the team's 12 days pre-season training camp in Vancouver, Canada, during which time the club will play 3 warm-up games. The club announced on 7 September that Rasonic has become its new shirt sponsor for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. The sponsorship is worth HK$1 million.
The club moved from Mong Kok Stadium to Tsing Yi Sports Ground, which Citizen shared with Sun Hei as their common home ground. They decided to self-relegate at the end of the season after declining to participate in the newly established Hong Kong Premier League.
|2012||AFC Cup||Group G||1–2||3–1||3rd|
|Period||Kit Manufacturer||Kit Sponsor|
|Season||Team name||League||Pos.||Pl.||W||D||L||GS||GA||P||Hong Kong FA Cup Junior Division||Notes|
|2015–16||Citizen||1st Div||6||26||13||6||7||55||31||40||Round 2|
|2016–17||Citizen||1st Div||6||26||9||6||11||57||62||33||Round 2|
Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground is a multi-purpose stadium in Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It occupies about 43,000 square metres and its construction cost over HK $230 million. Opened in December 1996, the Sports Ground is a concrete structure built on a single level, with a permanent seating capacity of 11,981
The 2006–07 Hong Kong First Division League season was the 95th since its establishment.
The Hong Kong League Cup 2006–07 is the 7th staging of the Hong Kong League Cup.
The Hong Kong Senior Shield 2006–07, also known as the 2006–07 HKFA Choi Fung Hong Senior Shield , is the 105th staging of the Hong Kong's oldest football knockout competition.
Hong Kong League Cup 2002–03 is the 3rd staging of the Hong Kong League Cup.
The 2006–07 Hong Kong FA Cup was the 33rd staging of the Hong Kong FA Cup. The competition started on 21 April 2007 with 10 Hong Kong First Division clubs. Four of them took part in the first round to determine which team advanced to the quarter finals. From quarter finals onward, the cup competition was a single-elimination tournament.
The Hong Kong League Cup 2007–08 is the 8th staging of the Hong Kong League Cup.
The 2007–08 Hong Kong FA Cup was the 34th staging of the Hong Kong FA Cup. Citizen beat Wofoo Tai Po by 2-0 in the final and captured the FA Cup for the first time.
Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield 2008–09, officially named as Eisiti Senior Shield due to the competition's sponsorship by Xiangxue Pharmaceutical, was the 107th season of one of the Asian oldest football knockout competition, Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield. It was a knockout competition for all the teams of Hong Kong First Division League. The winner would qualify for AFC Cup 2010, if it was a full member of The Hong Kong Football Association.
2008–09 Hong Kong FA Cup was the 35th season of Hong Kong FA Cup.
The 2009–10 Hong Kong Football Association First Division League was the 98th top tier football league of Hong Kong. Because of the renovation of Mong Kok Stadium which will last for two league seasons, the current First Division League has allocated eight stadia for the eleven participating teams to play their home games.
The 2010–11 Hong Kong First Division League season was the 99th since its establishment. The 2010–11 Hong Kong First Division League is contested by 10 teams. The defending champions were South China. Hong Kong Football Club and Tuen Mun were promoted from the second division to take part.
The 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League, also known as 2011–12 bma Hong Kong First Division League season was the 100th since its establishment. Kitchee will be the defending champions, having won their 4th Hong Kong title in the previous season.
The 2012–13 Hong Kong First Division League, also known as 2012–13 Red MR Hong Kong First Division League for sponsorship reasons, was the 101st since its establishment.
South China AA will seek to win their first trophy for one season after Kitchee won the Hong Kong First Division League, the Hong Kong FA Cup and Hong Kong League Cup while Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei defeated them to win the Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield last season. South China are competing in the First Division League, Senior Shield and FA Cup this season.
The 2012–13 season is Yokohama FC Hong Kong's debut season in the Hong Kong First Division League. They will be competing in the Hong Kong First Division League, Senior Challenge Shield and the FA Cup.
The 2013–14 Hong Kong First Division League, officially named 2013–14 HKFA RedMR Hong Kong First Division League due to sponsorship reasons, is the 102nd season of the First Division League since its establishment. It will be a transition season before the new Premier League gets under way in autumn 2014. Therefore, this is also the last ever First Division that is the top division in the Hong Kong football league system.
The 2013–14 season is Citizen's 9th consecutive season in the Hong Kong First Division League. Citizen will compete in the First Division League, Senior Challenge Shield and FA Cup in this season.
2014–15 Season Play-off for the 2014–15 Hong Kong football season is the 3rd season of the tournament. It will be held in May 2015. All matches will take place at Mong Kok Stadium in Mong Kok, Kowloon.
The 2019–20 Hong Kong Sapling Cup was the 5th edition of the Sapling Cup, and was the second time in history without name sponsorship. The Cup was contested by the 10 teams in the 2019–20 Hong Kong Premier League. The objective of the Cup was to create more potential playing opportunities for youth players. Each team were required to field a minimum of three players born on or after 1 January 1998 (U-22) and a maximum of six foreign players during every whole match, with no more than four foreign players on the pitch at the same time.