Hong Kong League XI

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Hong Kong XI
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Association HKFA
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Tsang Wai Chung
Captain Chan Wai Ho
Home stadium Hong Kong Stadium
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The Hong Kong League XI, also known as the Hong Kong XI or Hong Kong League Selection, is a football team which represents the Hong Kong First Division League in exhibition matches, mainly the Lunar New Year Cup.

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The team is selected from the top players in the Hong Kong First Division League. Both Hong Kong and foreign players, including those from mainland China, can be included in the team. However, as the quality of local players is usually lower, it has been often that most of the outfield players are foreigners.

In recent years, to order to enable local footballers to gain more international experience, the Hong Kong Football Association has fielded the Hong Kong national football team in matches which were previously played by the Hong Kong League XI. Therefore, the League XI has not formed a squad for a few years. However, the team returned and competed in the 2007 Lunar New Year Cup.

Historical matches

1957

31 August 1957 Merdeka Tournament
1st Round
Hong Kong League XI Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg 6 – 2Flag of the Khmer Republic.svg  Khmer Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
2 September 1957 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg1 – 2 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Shah Alam, Malaya
4 September 1957 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
Malaya  Flag of Malaya.svg3 – 3 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Shah Alam, Malaya
7 September 1957 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
South Vietnam  Flag of South Vietnam.svg1 – 3 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Shah Alam, Malaya

1958

31 August 1958 Merdeka Tournament South Vietnam  Flag of South Vietnam.svg3 – 5 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
1 September 1958 Merdeka Tournament Malaya  Flag of Malaya.svg3 – 0 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
3 September 1958 Merdeka Tournament Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg0 – 2 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
4 September 1958 Merdeka Tournament Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg1 – 2 Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

1959

31 August 1959 Merdeka Tournament
1st Round
Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg1 – 1 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
2 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
1st Round Replay
Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg2 – 4 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
3 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
India  Flag of India.svg2 – 0 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
5 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
South Vietnam  Flag of South Vietnam.svg4 – 1 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
6 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
Malaya  Flag of Malaya.svg2 – 1 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

1960

6 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
South Vietnam  Flag of South Vietnam.svg1 – 3 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
South Korea  Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg3 – 1 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
11 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg3 – 1 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
13 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg2 – 3 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

1961

4 August 1961 Merdeka Tournament
Group B
Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg2 – 2 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
6 August 1961 Merdeka Tournament
Group B
Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg1 – 2 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
10 August 1961 Merdeka Tournament
Group B
Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg4 – 3 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong League XI Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

Recent Matches

DateType of matchLocationHead coachOpponentResult
20 May 2002 HKSAR Reunification Cup Hong Kong Flag placeholder.svgFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0–2
23 May 2002 HKSAR Reunification Cup Hong Kong Flag placeholder.svgFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 0–4
22 January 2004 2004 Carlsberg Cup Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Lai Sun Cheung Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 0–1
25 January 2004 2004 Carlsberg Cup Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Lai Sun Cheung Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0–3
18 February 2007 2007 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Brazil.svg Casemiro Mior Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica U-23 1–1 (3–5 PSO)
21 February 2007 2007 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Brazil.svg Casemiro Mior Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia U-23 2–2 (3–5 PSO)
30 December 2007 2008 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup Hong Kong Flag of Portugal.svg José Luís Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangdong3–0
6 January 2008 2008 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup Foshan, China Flag of Portugal.svg José Luís Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangdong1–0
7 February 2008 2008 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Portugal.svg José Luís Flag of Uruguay.svg Peñarol 2–1
10 February 2008 2008 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Portugal.svg José Luís Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split 2–1
26 January 2009 2009 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Chile.svg Julio César Moreno, Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chan Ho Yin Flag of Hong Kong.svg South China Pegasus Team1–1 (4–5 PSO)
29 January 2009 2009 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Chile.svg Julio César Moreno, Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chan Ho Yin Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Bluewings 0–0 (4–5 PSO)
18 July 2010 Xtep Cup Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Tsang Wai Chung Flag of England.svg Birmingham City F.C. 2–3
9 February 2016 2016 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Flag of Brazil.svg José Ricardo Rambo Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 4–0

Players

Most recent squad

Squad selected for the match against Hong Kong Representative Team on 9 February 2016. [1]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK Flag of North Macedonia.svg Kristijan Naumovski (1988-09-17)17 September 1988 (aged 27) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Pegasus
22 DF Flag of Spain.svg Dani Cancela (1981-09-23)23 September 1981 (aged 34) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kitchee
32 DF Flag of Brazil.svg Eduardo Praes Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Pegasus
42 DF Flag of England.svg Andy Russell (1987-11-21)21 November 1987 (aged 28) Flag of Hong Kong.svg South China
52 DF Flag of Brazil.svg Correa Da Luz Mauricio Flag of Hong Kong.svg Biu Chun Rangers
63 MF Flag of Spain.svg José María Díaz Muñoz (1982-07-04)4 July 1982 (aged 33) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kwoon Chung Southern
74 FW Flag of Brazil.svg Fernando Augusto Azevedo Pedreira (1986-11-14)14 November 1986 (aged 29) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kitchee
84 FW Flag of Montenegro.svg Admir Adrović (1988-05-08)8 May 1988 (aged 27) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Pegasus
93 MF Flag of Spain.svg Dieguito (1983-01-06)6 January 1983 (aged 33) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Biu Chun Rangers
103 MF Flag of Brazil.svg João Emir Porto Pereira (1989-03-17)17 March 1989 (aged 26) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Pegasus
114 FW Flag of Brazil.svg Wellingsson de Souza (1989-09-07)7 September 1989 (aged 26) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kwoon Chung Southern
123 MF Flag of South Korea.svg Yoon Dong-hun (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 32) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin
132 DF Flag of Brazil.svg Luciano Silva da Silva (1987-06-13)13 June 1987 (aged 28) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Yuen Long
144 FW Flag of Japan.svg Kenji Fukuda (1977-10-21)21 October 1977 (aged 38) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Dreams Metro Gallery
152 DF Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Fronza (1984-07-10)10 July 1984 (aged 31) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Biu Chun Rangers
171 GK Flag of Brazil.svg Paulo César da Silva Argolo (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 29) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Biu Chun Rangers
183 MF Flag of Spain.svg Jordi Tarrés (1981-03-16)16 March 1981 (aged 34) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kitchee
193 MF Flag of Brazil.svg Dhiego de Souza Martins (1988-08-27)27 August 1988 (aged 27) Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Pegasus

Competition history

Minor tournaments

Minor tournaments record
Hosts / YearResultPositionGPWD*LGSGA
Flag of Malaya.svg 1957 Merdeka Tournament [nb 1] [nb 2] Winner14310147
Flag of Malaya.svg 1958 Merdeka Tournament [nb 1] [nb 3] Runners-up2430197
Flag of Malaya.svg 1959 Merdeka Tournament [nb 1] [nb 4] Fourth place45113711
Flag of Malaya.svg 1960 Merdeka Tournament [nb 1] [nb 5] First Round5420289
Flag of Malaya.svg 1961 Merdeka Tournament [nb 1] [nb 6] First Round8412188

Footnotes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Hong Kong Football Association sent a team that consisted of players who represented Republic of China (Taiwan) and Hong Kong, as well as Western expatiates from 1957 to 1961; they did not participate in 1962; in the 1963 to 1967 editions, Republic of China (Taiwan) formally joined the tournament, despite all Republic of China international footballers being based in Hong Kong; [2] [3] the Hong Kong national team also joined from the 1965 edition in parallel with Republic of China national team
  2. Mostly Eastern AA players; all ethnic Chinese, most of them capped for Republic of China (Taiwan) (9 out of 14), [4] [5] with the exception of Ko Po Keung  [ zh ] and Szeto Yiu (司徒堯) who capped for Hong Kong, as well as uncapped Kwok Yau (郭有) who later capped for Republic of China (Taiwan); overlapped with the squad of Hong Kong Chinese official football team
  3. Mostly KMB players, most of them capped for Republic of China (Taiwan) [6]
  4. ethnic Chinese and Western expatriates (Watson  [ zh ]; [7] [8] half of the member of Hong Kong Chinese official football team that toured in Asia in August 1959 were selected; [9] most of them capped for Hong Kong national football team, with the exception of Lee Tak Wai (李德煒) who later capped for Republic of China (Taiwan) and Lee Kwok Wah (李國華), participant of 1958 Asian Games
  5. Mostly Kitchee SC player; [10] most of them capped for Hong Kong national football team, with the exception of Lee Kwok Wah and Lee Tak Wai; [11] most Republic of China (Taiwan) internationals were drafted to 1960 Summer Olympics
  6. Consist of Republic of China (such as Mok Chun Wah) and Hong Kong internationals (such as Ho Cheng Yau),. [12] overlap with the squad of Hong Kong Chinese official football team

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