|Founded||1895 (as Hongkong Football Cup)|
1896 (as Hongkong Challenge Shield)
|Number of teams||10|
|Current champions|| Eastern |
|Most successful club(s)|| South China |
|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.
The current Senior Shield holders are Eastern.
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.
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.
|*||Match went to extra time|
|^||Match went to extra time with golden goal|
|†||Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
|1895–96||Kowloon||3–0||HMS Centurion||Happy Valley|
|1896–97||HMS Centurion||2–1||Kowloon||Happy Valley||2,000–3,000|
|1897–98||"G" Coy., King's Own Regiment||3–0||25th Coy. S.D., R.A.|
|1898–99||HKFC||1–0||38th Coy. S.D., R.A.|
|1899–1900||Royal Welch Fus.Co. G||3–1||Royal Welch Fus.Co. H|
|1900–01||R.G.A.||6–0||Royal Welch Fus.Co. H|
|1901–02||Royal Welch Fus.||3–2||HMS Glory|
|1903–04||HMS Albion||3–0||HMS Cressy|
|1904–05||Royal West Kent Regt.||2–0||HMS Glory||~4,000|
|1922–23||Kowloon||2–1||The King's Liverpool Regiment|
|1923–24||East Surrey Regiment||3–1||Kowloon|
|1925–26||Kowloon||3–2||East Surrey Regiment|
|1926–27||The King's Own Borderers||2–0||Kowloon|
|1929–30||Somerset Light Infantry||2–1||Royal 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||3–1||South Wales Borderers|
|1933–34||South Wales Borderers||3–0||South China|
|1934–35||South China B||2–1||Police|
|1935–36||South China A||2–1||Police|
|1936–37||South China||2–0||Wiltshire Regiment|
|1937–38||South China A||3–0||South China B|
|1939–40||Eastern||3–2||South China A|
|1940–41||South China||2–0||Royal Navy|
|1945–46||Royal Navy B||3–3 *||No. 1 Commando||Causeway Bay|
|1945–46 (R)||Royal Navy B||4–3 *||No. 1 Commando||Causeway Bay|
|1946–47||Sing Tao||4–1||South China||Causeway Bay|
|1948–49||South China A||5–3||Kitchee|
|1958–59||South China||4–2||Tung Wah|
|1960–61||South China||4–0||Tung Wah|
|1962–63||Kwong Wah||2–1||South China|
|1964–65||South China||4–2||Yuen Long|
|1966–67||Sing Tao||2–0||Happy Valley|
|1967–68||Yuen Long||2–0||Tung Sing|
|1969–70||Sing Tao||2–0||Fire Services|
|1973–74||Seiko||3–1||South China||Government Stadium|
|1976–77||Seiko||2–1||South China||Government Stadium||28,137|
|1983–84 (R)||Bulova||2–0||Happy Valley|
|1985–86||South China||3–0||Sea Bee|
|1987–88||South China||5–2||Happy Valley|
|1988–89||South China||2–0||Tsuen Wan|
|1989–90||Happy Valley||2–1||South China|
|1990–91||South China||1–0||Lai Sun||Government Stadium||21,915|
|1991–92 (R)||Sing Tao||2–1||Instant-Dict|
|1994–95||Rangers||2–2 †||Happy Valley|
|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 |
Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence in Hong Kong football league system.
|Club||Winners||Last Final Won|
|Royal Welch Fus.||2||1901–02|
|South Wales Borderers||2||1933–34|
|"G" Coy., King's Own Regiment||1||1897–98|
|Royal West Kent Regt.||1||1904–05|
|East Surrey Regiment||1||1923–24|
|The King's Own Borderers||1||1926–27|
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