Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield

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Hong Kong Senior Shield
Founded1895 (as Hongkong Football Cup)
1896 (as Hongkong Challenge Shield)
RegionFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Number of teams10
Current champions Eastern
(11th title)
Most successful club(s) South China
(31 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2019–20 Hong Kong Senior Shield

The Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield (Chinese :香港高級組銀牌), known commonly as the Senior Shield, is the oldest football knockout inter-club competition in Asia. Traditionally, only the teams in the Hong Kong Premier League are entered into the competition. However, on occasion teams in lower divisions, usually the champions of the Junior Shield, are invited in order to increase the number of participating teams.

Contents

The current Senior Shield holders are Eastern.

History

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Hongkong Football Cup was a knockout cup competition which was established in 1895. It had been renamed to Hongkong Challenge Shield due to the changes of the trophy. It had been divided in Senior Shield and Junior Shield since 1922–23 season. The knockout format has been used except in 1982–83 and 1996–97 seasons. In 1982–83, group matches format was used. In 1996-1997, a double knock-out system were used. Before 1978, a re-match would be played after a draw. After 1978, extra time and penalty kicks were used. Penalty shoot-out has been used for 3 times in the final in history (1988, 1994, 1995). But starting from 2011, Hong Kong Challenge Shield is a two-legged home-and-away ties competition.

Lee Kin Wo is the player who has won the most number of Senior Shield. He won it for 10 times between 1987 and 2005. (Eastern: 1987, 1993, 1994; South China: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003; Sun Hei: 2005). Ho Ying Fan and Wu Kwok Hung have won the competition for 9 times.

There are 3 teams after World War II which won Senior Shield immediately after their promotions to First Division League. They are Rangers (1966), Jardine (1969) and Seiko (1973).

In 1987–1988, it was the first time to have external sponsor for the competition. Camel Paints sponsored the competition for 6 consecutive years. In 1993–1994, the sponsor was Emperor Financial Services Group. In 2003–2004 and 2004–2005, Sunray Cave was the sponsor and the most recent sponsor is Choi Fung Hong.

One of the most unexpected results in the competition history is a 6:5 win by Army against Happy Valley in 1965. At the time, Army was at the bottom of the First Division League and had to relegate to the Second Division next season while Happy Valley was the league Champion.

Trivia

In 1981–82, Eastern invited English football legend Bobby Moore to play in the final. The 40-year-old famous player played for 12 minutes only in the match, which Eastern beat Rangers by 4–0.

Finals

Key

(R)Replay
(1)First leg
(2)Second leg
*Match went to extra time
^Match went to extra time with golden goal
Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time

Results

SeasonWinnerScoreRunners-upVenue Attendance
1895–96 Kowloon 3–0 HMS Centurion Happy Valley
1896–97 HMS Centurion 2–1 Kowloon Happy Valley 2,0003,000
1897–98 "G" Coy., King's Own Regiment 3–0 25th Coy. S.D., R.A.
1898–99 HKFC 10 38th Coy. S.D., R.A.
1899–1900 Royal Welch Fus.Co. G31 Royal Welch Fus.Co. H
1900–01 R.G.A. 60 Royal Welch Fus.Co. H
1901–02 Royal Welch Fus. 32 HMS Glory
1902–03 HMS Glory 21 Argonauts ~5,000
1903–04 HMS Albion 30 HMS Cressy
1904–05 Royal West Kent Regt. 20 HMS Glory ~4,000
1905–06 HMS Diadem 20 HKFC
1906–07 R.G.A. 32 HKFC
1907–08 HKFC 21 HMS Bedford
1908–09 HMS Bedford 43 Buffs
1909–10 Buffs 41Naval Yard
1910–11 Naval Yard20 K.O.Y.L.I.
1911–12 K.O.Y.L.I. 50Naval Yard
1912–13 Royal Engineers 5–0 D.C.L.I.
1913–14 R.G.A. 13–1 HMS Hampshire
1914–15 Royal Engineers 2–0 HKFC
1915–16 HKFC 1–0 Royal Engineers
1918–19 HKFC 1–0 South China
1919–20 Police3–1 St. Joseph's
1920–21 HMS Titania 42 R.G.A.
1921–22 HKFC 20 R.G.A.
1922–23 Kowloon 2–1 The King's Liverpool Regiment
1923–24 East Surrey Regiment 3–1 Kowloon
1924–25 Kowloon 42Police
1925–26 Kowloon 3–2 East Surrey Regiment
1926–27 The King's Own Borderers 2–0 Kowloon
1927–28 Kowloon 2–1Police
1928–29 South China 5–0 Kowloon
1929–30 Somerset Light Infantry 2–1Royal Navy
1930–31 South China 6–1 South Wales Borderers
1931–32 South Wales Borderers 3–2 Hong Kong FC (football)
1932–33 South China 31 South Wales Borderers
1933–34 South Wales Borderers 3–0 South China
1934–35 South China B 2–1Police
1935–36 South China A 2–1Police
1936–37 South China 20 Wiltshire Regiment
1937–38 South China A 3–0 South China B
1938–39 South China 5–3Police
1939–40 Eastern 3–2 South China A
1940–41 South China 2–0Royal Navy
1945–46 Royal Navy B3–3 * No. 1 Commando Causeway Bay
1945–46 (R)Royal Navy B4–3 * No. 1 Commando Causeway Bay
1946–47 Sing Tao 4–1 South China Causeway Bay
1947–48 Sing Tao 10 Eastern
1948–49 South China A 53 Kitchee
1949–50 Kitchee 10St. Joseph's
1950–51 KMB 2–1 South China
1951–52 Sing Tao 1–0 Kitchee
1952–53 Eastern 2–1 South China
1953–54 Kitchee 3–2 KMB
1954–55 South China 6–1Army
1955–56 Eastern 2–1 Kitchee Government Stadium 24,500
1956–57 South China 6–2 KMB
1957–58 South China 3–0 KMB
1958–59 South China 4–2Tung Wah
1959–60 Kitchee 5–3Tung Wah
1960–61 South China 4–0Tung Wah
1961–62 South China 3–0Police
1962–63 Kwong Wah 2–1 South China
1963–64 Kitchee 1–0 KMB
1964–65 South China 4–2 Yuen Long
1965–66 Rangers 1–0Police
1966–67 Sing Tao 20 Happy Valley
1967–68 Yuen Long 2–0Tung Sing
1968–69 Jardine 4–2Police
1969–70 Sing Tao 2–0 Fire Services
1970–71 Rangers 3–2 South China
1971–72 South China 2–1 Eastern
1972–73 Seiko 2–1Tung Sing
1973–74 Seiko 3–1 South China Government Stadium
1974–75 Rangers 2–0Urban Services
1975–76 Seiko 2–0 Rangers Government Stadium 28,258
1976–77 Seiko 2–1 South China Government Stadium 28,137
1977–78 Happy Valley 32 Seiko
1978–79 Seiko 42 South China
1979–80 Seiko 31 Bulova
1980–81 Seiko 42Sea Bee
1981–82 Eastern 4–0 Rangers
1982–83 Happy Valley 3–2 Seiko
1983–84 Bulova 0–0 Happy Valley
1983–84  (R) Bulova 2–0 Happy Valley
1984–85 Seiko 1–0 Happy Valley
1985–86 South China 3–0Sea Bee
1986–87 Eastern 2–0Tsuen Wan
1987–88 South China 5–2 Happy Valley
1988–89 South China 2–0Tsuen Wan
1989–90 Happy Valley 2–1 South China
1990–91 South China 1–0 Lai Sun Government Stadium 21,915
1991–92 Sing Tao 1–1 Instant-Dict
1991–92  (R) Sing Tao 2–1 Instant-Dict
1992–93 Eastern 4–0 South China
1993–94 Eastern 6–5 Instant-Dict
1994–95 Rangers 2–2 † Happy Valley
1995–96 South China 2–1 Golden
1996–97  (1) South China 3–1 Instant-Dict
1996–97  (2) South China 1–0 Instant-Dict
1997–98 Happy Valley 1–0 Sing Tao
1998–99 South China 2–0 Sing Tao
1999–2000 South China 4–3 Happy Valley
2000–01 Orient & Yee Hope Union 1–0 Instant-Dict
2001–02 South China 3–2 Sun Hei
2002–03 South China 2–1 ^ Happy Valley Mong Kok Stadium
2003–04 Happy Valley 3–0 Sun Hei Mong Kok Stadium 1,977
2004–05 Sun Hei 4–2 Happy Valley Hong Kong Stadium 1,493
2005–06 Kitchee 3–0 Happy Valley Mong Kok Stadium 2,217
2006–07 South China 2–1 Sun Hei Hong Kong Stadium 4,980
2007–08 Eastern 3–1 Kitchee Hong Kong Stadium 2,493
2008–09 Pegasus 3–0 Sun Hei Hong Kong Stadium 2,828
2009–10 South China 4–2 Kitchee Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground 2,760
2010–11 Citizen 3–3 † South China Hong Kong Stadium 4,694
2011–12 Sun Hei 1–1 † South China Hong Kong Stadium 6,234
2012–13 Tai Po 2–2 † Citizen Hong Kong Stadium 3,294
2013–14 South China 2–1 Pegasus Hong Kong Stadium 6,820
2014–15 Eastern 3–2 Kitchee Hong Kong Stadium 6,133
2015–16 Eastern 2–0 Southern Hong Kong Stadium 4,558
2016–17 Kitchee 2–1 Eastern Hong Kong Stadium 6,216
2017–18 Yuen Long 3–0 Eastern Hong Kong Stadium 3,711
2018–19 Kitchee 3–2 Tai Po Hong Kong Stadium 3,399
2019–20 Eastern 2–0 Lee Man Mong Kok Stadium 0 [1]

Notes

  1. ^
    Match was played behind closed doors due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong. [4]

Results by team

Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence in Hong Kong football league system.

ClubWinnersLast Final Won
South China 312013–14
Eastern 112019–20
Seiko 81984–85
Kitchee 72018–19
Sing Tao 61991–92
Happy Valley 52003–04
HKFC 51921–22
Kowloon 51927–28
Rangers 41994–95
R.G.A.31913–14
Royal Welch Fus.21901–02
Royal Engineers21914–15
South Wales Borderers21933–34
Sun Hei 22011–12
Yuen Long 22017–18
"G" Coy., King's Own Regiment11897–98
HMS Glory11902–03
HMS Albion11903–04
Royal West Kent Regt.11904–05
HMS Diadem11905–06
HMS Bedford11908–09
HMS Centurion 11896–97
Buffs11909–10
Naval Yard11910–11
K.O.Y.L.I.11911–12
HMS Titania11920–21
East Surrey Regiment11923–24
The King's Own Borderers11926–27
Summerset11929–30
Royal Navy11945–46
KMB 11950–51
Kwong Wah 11962–63
Jardine 11968–69
Bulova 11983–84
Yee Hope 12000–01
Pegasus 12008–09
Citizen 12010–11
Tai Po 12012–13

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References

  1. 高級組銀牌賽回顧(一)
  2. 高級組銀牌賽回顧(二)
  3. 高級組銀牌賽回顧(三)
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