Kitchee SC

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Kitchee
Kitchee SC crest.svg
Full nameKitchee Sports Club
Nickname(s)香港巴塞
The Bluewaves
The Bluebirds (藍鳥)
Founded1931;90 years ago (1931)
Ground Mong Kok Stadium
Capacity6,769
President Ken Ng
Manager Chu Chi Kwong (caretaker)
League Hong Kong Premier League
2019–20 Hong Kong Premier League, 1st of 10
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Kitchee Sports Club (Chinese :傑志體育會; Jyutping :Git6zi3 Tai2juk6wui2; [kìːt̚ tsīː tʰɐ̌i jò wǔːy] ; pinyin :Jiézhì tǐyù huì) is a Hong Kong professional football club based in Kowloon. It was founded in 1931 and currently competes in the Hong Kong Premier League.

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The club has won the Hong Kong title with 10 times, including Hong Kong First Division six times and Hong Kong Premier League four times. It also won the Hong Kong Senior Shield 7 times and the Hong Kong FA Cup 6 times in their history. In the last 10 years, Kitchee won slightly more than 50% of all possible trophies being competed in Hong Kong. The club is also the first team from Hong Kong to win a game in the history of the AFC Champions League group stage.

History

Kitchee squad in Macau ahead of a charity exhibition match in 1959. Kitchee 1959.jpg
Kitchee squad in Macau ahead of a charity exhibition match in 1959.
Kitchee team members celebrate winning the 2006-07 Hong Kong League Cup. Dejan Antonic, League Cup Champion 2006-2007, Hong Kong.jpg
Kitchee team members celebrate winning the 2006–07 Hong Kong League Cup.

Formation

In the late 1920s, a group of Hong Kongers formed a football team in order to compete in the Hong Kong Third Division. It was not until 1931, however, that the team was established as Kitchee Sports Club. [1]

Kitchee was founded as a grassroots organization, as such, they lacked the funding to pay the administrative and facilities costs necessary to become a multi sports club. It was not until 1934 when the club were able to raise the money to rent an office at 130 Johnston Road in Wan Chai, that they were admitted as members of the Hong Kong Football Association. [2]

World War II

In 1939, Japanese bombs accidentally hit Hong Kong during the Second Sino-Japanese War. [3] The club's records during this time were destroyed during the bombing.

As the Pacific War began, Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on 25 December 1941, therefore the club's operations were suspended during the three-year, eight-month Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

After the Japanese surrender of Hong Kong in August 1945, former members of Kitchee returned to the club. They resolved to help revitalize the Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation of Hong Kong and establish the Chinese Football Association of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Chinese Football Referees’ Association and the Hong Kong Chinese Footballer's Fraternity. [4]

Post War to 1964

Following the war, Kitchee were admitted into the 1947–48 Hong Kong First Division League where they won the league title, the club's first major trophy. Between 1947 and 1964, the club won three Hong Kong First Division titles, one Second Division title, four Hong Kong Senior Shield's and one Hong Kong Junior Shield.

During this period, Kitchee discovered Hong Kong football legends Yiu Cheuk Yin and Lam Sheung Yee. Yiu led the club to its first two First Division titles and later became known as the "Treasure of Hong Kong Football." [5] Lam spent a total 14 years at Kitchee, split between two spells, and was a part of every Kitchee squad which won a trophy between 1948 and 1964. [6]

1964 to 2003

In 1965–66, Kitchee won only one game while drawing four others in the season, finishing second bottom of the table. The club were relegated after a 17-year spell in the top flight. In the subsequent season, Kitchee slid into the Third Division for the first time in three decades.

In the late 1980s, Law Ding Chun was hired as the new chairman of Kitchee. Law moved quickly to modernize the operations of Kitchee, buying insurance for all of his players in order to provide them with peace of mind in the event of an injury. His changes worked as Kitchee were soon promoted back to the Second Division.

In 1991–92, Kitchee won the Second Division title, returning to the top flight for the first time in 26 years. The squad during this period featured many future Hong Kong internationals including Yau Kin Wai, Chung Ho Yin, Yeung Hei Chi, Yeung Ching Kwong, Dale Tempest, as well as former England international Mark Barham. Kitchee spent three seasons in the top flight before they were relegated along with Kui Tan at the end of the 1994–95 season.

During the 1998–99 season, Kitchee won promotion back to the First Division as well as the Hong Kong Junior Shield. The following year, the squad were led by a backbone of young local players such as Lee Wai Lun, Man Pei Tak and Ng Wai Chiu. However, these were soon poached by bigger clubs and due to inadequate replacements, the performance of the team suffered and Kitchee were once again relegated at the conclusion of the 2000–01 season.

Ahead of the 2002–03 season, former Hong Kong national team manager Chan Hung Ping was hired as Kitchee's manager. He led the team to the Second Division title in his one and only season as manager.

A new golden age

Following its return to the First Division in 2003, Kitchee became one of the most prominent teams in Hong Kong, winning three trophies in two seasons under coach Dejan Antonic: two in (2005–2006) and one in 2006–07 season. The club secured 2nd place in the league, along with league champions South China who had already qualified for the AFC Cup as the Hong Kong Senior Shield winners. As a result, Kitchee became one of two Hong Kong representatives in the 2008 AFC Cup.

Since 2009, the club has been a partner of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in its Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement (IPPE) program. [7]

Kitchee were invited to take part in the 2010 Singapore Cup, [8] becoming the first Hong Kong team to take part in the tournament. The club lost to Etoile FC 4:6 over two legs in the quarter final.

In the 2010–11 season, under coach Josep Gombau, Kitchee won its first league title in 47 years by one point over arch rival South China, allowing the club to compete in both the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy, where they lost 0:4 to Chelsea and 0:3 to Blackburn Rovers, and in the 2012 AFC Cup.

Between 2011–14, Kitchee players combined to win the Footballer of the Year award for four straight years. The recipients of this award were Roberto Losada in 2011, Lo Kwan Yee in 2012, Huang Yang in 2013 and Fernando Recio in 2014.

In 2012, Kitchee Foundation submitted a successful proposal to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for a youth football training centre. The club received over HK$44 million from the trust for the establishment of a training ground at Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories. The Jockey Club Kitchee Centre, as it was later called, opened in 2014. The trust provided 90% of the funding, with the rest coming in part from the proceeds of a Kitchee vs Arsenal exhibition match where they drew 2–2. [9] Apart from serving as the training ground of Kitchee first team and Kitchee Academy, the Centre also provides facilities for the Education Bureau-approved Professional Footballer Preparatory Programme, which Kitchee jointly offers with Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School, in order to integrate football training into regular school curriculum and schedule.

In October 2012, Arsenal donated HK$780,000 to Kitchee Foundation in support of the youth training centre. [10]

The club won the 2013–14 First Division title. The following season, Kitchee won the inaugural Hong Kong Premier League, the 2014–15 HKFA Cup and the 2014–15 League Cup, completing the treble for the second time.

In 2016–17, Kitchee completed a treble for the third time, capturing the 2016–17 Senior Shield, the 2016–17 Hong Kong FA Cup and the 2016-17 Hong Kong Premier League title. [11] The club promoted long time assistant coach Chu Chi Kwong to Head Coach and Director of Football. Brazilian attacking midfielder Fernando won the 2017 Footballer of the Year award while striker Sandro won the Golden Boot.

During the 2017 AFC Champions League qualifiers, Kitchee won against Vietnam's Hà Nội 3–2 but lost in the playoff rounds to Ulsan Hyundai in penalties.

Kitchee directly qualified 2018 AFC Champions League group stage through their HKPL title. To prepare for the competition, the club successfully signed famous Uruguayan footballer Diego Forlán to play for them. The club managed to achieve a 1–0 win over Kashiwa Reysol at home, becoming the first team from Hong Kong to win a game in the history of the AFC Champions League group stage. Domestically, Kitchee won the 2017–18 Hong Kong Premier League, 2017–18 Hong Kong FA Cup and the 2017–18 Hong Kong Sapling Cup, completing a treble for the second consecutive season and the fourth in club history.

Current squad

First Team

As of 09 April 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Wang Zhenpeng
2 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Law Tsz Chun
3 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Dani Cancela
5 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Hélio
6 DF Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Park Jun-heong FP
7 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Wellingsson FP
8 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Matt Orr
9 FW Flag of Montenegro.svg  MNE Dejan Damjanović FP
10 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Cleiton FP
11 FW Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Manuel Gavilán FP
12 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Tomas FP
14 MF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Ho Chun Ting
15 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Roberto
16 MF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Ngan Cheuk Pan
19 MF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Huang Yang (captain)
20 MF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Sohgo Ichikawa
21 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Tong Kin Man
No.Pos.NationPlayer
22 DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Clement Benhaddouche LP
23 GK Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Guo Jianqiao
24 MF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Ju Yingzhi
27 MF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Bosley Yu
28 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Cheng Chin Lung
30 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Chang Kwong Yin
33 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Sean Tse
34 MF Flag of Israel.svg  ISR Barak Braunshtain LP
35 MF Flag of the Philippines.svg  PHI Mark Swainston LP
36 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Tong Hew Fung
37 MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Raúl Baena FP
38 DF Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Alexandre Dujardin
67 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Seb Buddle
86 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Paulo César FP
88 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Alex Akande
95 FW Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Shinichi Chan

Remarks:
LP These players are considered as local players in Hong Kong domestic football competitions.
FP These players are registered as foreign players.

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Hong Kong.svg  HKG Wong Tsz Chung (on loan at Sham Shui Po)

Club culture

Supporters

Kitchee's supporter group is known as "Ultras Bluewave". The group was formed in 2015, as is active at home and away matches in both the Hong Kong Premier League, and in continental competition.

Honours

League

Champions (4): 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20
Runners-up: 2015–16
Champions (6): 1947–48, 1949–50, 1963–64, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
Runners-up (7): 1952–53, 1954–55, 1956–57, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2012–13
Champions (3): 1950–51, 1991–92, 2002–03
Champions: 1997–98

Cup competitions

Champions (7): 1949–50, 1953–54, 1959–60, 1963–64, 2005–06, 2016–17, 2018–19
Runners-up (6): 1948–49, 1951–52, 1955–56, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2014–15
Champions (6): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
Runners-up (2): 2003–04, 2013–14
Champions (2): 2017–18, 2019–20
Champions (5): 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
Champions (2): 2017, 2018
Champions (1): 2009

Continental record

WinDrawLoss
SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2008 AFC Cup Group E Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Armed Forces 0–24–03rd
Flag of Maldives.svg New Radiant 2–02–1
Flag of Malaysia.svg Perak 2–22–1
2012 AFC Cup Group F Flag of Singapore.svg Tampines Rovers 3–10–01st
Flag of Malaysia.svg Terengganu 2–20–2
Flag of Vietnam.svg Sông Lam Nghệ An 2–01–0
Round of 16 Flag of Indonesia.svg Arema 0–2
2013 AFC Cup Group E Flag of India.svg Churchill Brothers 3–00–42nd
Flag of Singapore.svg Warriors 5–02–4
Flag of Indonesia.svg Semen Padang 1–23–1
Round of 16 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kelantan 0–2
Quarter-finals Flag of Jordan.svg Al-Faisaly 1–22–12–4
2014 AFC Cup Group H Flag of Singapore.svg Tampines Rovers 4–00–51st
Flag of India.svg Pune 2–22–0
Flag of Myanmar.svg Nay Pyi Taw 2–01–2
Round of 16 Flag of Indonesia.svg Arema Cronus 2–0
Quarter-finals Flag of Vietnam.svg Vissai Ninh Bình 0–12–44–3
Semi-finals Flag of Iraq.svg Erbil 1–21–12–3
2015 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi 1–4
2015 AFC Cup Group F Flag of Singapore.svg Balestier Khalsa 3–01–22nd
Flag of India.svg East Bengal 2–21–1
Flag of Malaysia.svg Johor Darul Ta'zim 2–02–0
Round of 16 Flag of Indonesia.svg Persib Bandung 0–2
Quarter-finals Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Kuwait 1–16–01–7
2016 AFC Cup Group F Flag of the Philippines.svg Kaya FC 1–00–11st
Flag of Singapore.svg Balestier Khalsa 4–01–0
Flag of Maldives.svg New Radiant 0–00–2
Round of 16 Flag of India.svg Bengaluru FC 2–3
2017 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội 3–2 (aet)
Play-off Round Flag of South Korea.svg Ulsan Hyundai 1–1 (4–3 p)
2018 AFC Champions League Group E Flag of Japan.svg Kashiwa Reysol 1–01–04th
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–63–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tianjin Quanjin 0–13–0
2019 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 Flag of Malaysia.svg Perak 1–1 (6–5 p)
2019 AFC Cup East Asia Zone Group I Flag of North Korea.svg April 25 1–02–02nd
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Hang Yuen 3–01–2
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Tai Po 2–43–3
2020 AFC Cup East Asia Zone Group I Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Tatung FC Cancelled
Flag of Macau.svg MUST CPK
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg / Flag of Mongolia.svg Winners of Play-off East Asia
2021 AFC Champions League Group J Winners of Play-off East 2.2--
Flag of Thailand.svg Port FC
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou

Invitational tournament record

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2010 Singapore Cup Preliminary Round Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Guoan Talent 1 – 2 (aet)
Quarter-finals Flag of France.svg Etoile FC 4–42–04–6

Club officials

Club Senior staff

PositionName
President Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ken Ng
General manager Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wilson Ng
Public Relations Manager Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ng Yee Yun
Director of Marketing Flag of Hong Kong.svg Lo Shuk Ting
Director of Football Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong
Assistant Director of Football Flag of Hong Kong.svg Leung Chi Wing
Competition Manager Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chiu Yun Shing
Customer Service Manager Flag of Hong Kong.svg Cheng Ching Yu

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong (caretaker)
Assistant Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-jin
Assistant Director of Football Flag of Hong Kong.svg Leung Chi Wing
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Sambade Carreira
Fitness Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Bae Ji-won
Director of Youth Development Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong
Head of Recovery & Regeneration Flag of Catalonia.svg Pau MP
Trainer & Youth Team Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Yoon Dong-hun
Club Physiotherapist Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ngai Chi Wing
Team Assistant Flag of Hong Kong.svg Lee Wing Po
Reserve Team Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Bae Ji-won
U18 Team Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Bae Ji-won
U16 Team Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Yoon Dong-hun
U15 Team Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-jin
U14 Team Coach Flag of Hong Kong.svg Gao Wen
U13 Team Coach Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong
U12 Team Coach Flag of South Korea.svg Yoon Dong-hun
U11 Team Coach Flag of Hong Kong.svg Tong Kin Man
Club Doctor Flag of Hong Kong.svg Dr. Yung Shu Hang
Kitchee Academy Director Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong
Kitchee Academy Coach Flag of Hong Kong.svg Gao Wen, Flag of England.svg Tim Bredbury, Flag of Hong Kong.svg Yau Kin Wai
Professional Footballer Preparatory Programme Coach Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong

Basic Information

ItemName
Training Ground Flag of Hong Kong.svg Jockey Club Kitchee Centre
Official MascotKit Jai (A Little Blue Bird)
Official Club SongWe Are Kitchee!
Unofficial Supporters GroupULTRAS BLUEWAVE
Youth Football Training Academy Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kitchee Soccer Academy powered by Flag of Spain.svg DV7 Soccer Academy
Kitchee Soccer Academy HonorsAsian Football Confederation Elite Youth Scheme One-Star Academy
Systematic Football & Physical Training Program for Young Players Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kitchee Top Talent Elite Project for "Hong Kong 2034"
Professional Footballer Preparatory Programme Partnership Flag of Hong Kong.svg Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School
Youth Football Training System Consultant Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Double Pass Company
Home Stadium for Hong Kong Premier League and AFC Cup Flag of Hong Kong.svg Mong Kok Stadium
Home Stadium for AFC Champions League Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Stadium

History of Head Coaches

YearsNameNotes
2002–2003 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chan Hung Ping
2003–2005 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Cheng Siu Chung, Lam Hing LunCo-coaching and both coaches have played in part of the matches as players
July 1, 2005 – Dec 31, 2007 Flag of Serbia.svg Dejan Antonić
2007–2008 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong Caretaker
May 1, 2008 – March 30, 2009 Flag of Chile.svg Julio César Moreno
2009 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Cheng Siu Chung Caretaker
Aug 1, 2009 – April 30, 2013 Flag of Spain.svg Josep Gombau
July 1, 2013 – Nov 14, 2013 Flag of Spain.svg Àlex Gómez
Nov 15, 2013 – May 23, 2014 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong, Flag of Hong Kong.svg Cheng Siu ChungCaretaker
May 23, 2014 – 2015 Flag of Spain.svg José Francisco Molina
July 2015 – Mar 2016 Flag of Spain.svg Abraham García
Mar 2016 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong Caretaker
July 2016 – July 2019 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong
July 3, 2019 – Mar 22, 2020 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Blaž Slišković
Mar 23, 2020 – present Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chu Chi Kwong Caretaker

Notable seasons

SeasonLeagueLeague PositionSenior ShieldFA CupLeague CupSeason Play-offsCommunity CupAsia TournamentTop scorerNotes
1947–
1948
First DivisionChampion
1949–
1950
First DivisionChampionChampionDouble Champions
1950–
1951
Second DivisionChampion
1951–
1952
Second DivisionJunior Shield Champion
1953–
1954
First DivisionChampion
1959–
1960
First DivisionChampion
1963–
1964
First DivisionChampionChampionDouble Champions
1991–
1992
Second DivisionChampionPromoted
1997–
1998
Third DivisionChampionPromoted
1998–
1999
Second DivisionJunior Shield Champion
2000–
2001
First Division8Relegated
2002–
2003
Second DivisionChampionPromoted
2003–
2004
First DivisionRunners-upSecond roundRunners-upGroup stage
2004–
2005
First Division3Semi-finalsSemi-finalsGroup stage
2005–
2006
First Division4ChampionFirst roundChampion Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Keith Gumbs 15Double Champions
2006–
2007
First DivisionRunners-upSemi-finalsSemi-finalsChampion Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Keith Gumbs 13
2007–
2008
First Division6Runners-upQuarter-finalsRunners-up AFC Cup Group stage Flag of North Macedonia.svg Goran Stankovski 12
2008–
2009
First DivisionRunners-upQuarter-finalsQuarter-finalsSemi-finals Flag of Cameroon.svg Paul Ngue 14
2009–
2010
First Division3Runners-upFirst roundChampion Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Baruc Nsue 7
2010–
2011
First DivisionChampionQuarter-finalsFirst roundSemi-finals Singapore Cup Quarter-finalists2011 HKFC International Soccer Sevens Main Tournament Champion Flag of Spain.svg Jordi Tarrés 15Double Champions
2011–
2012
First DivisionChampion1st roundChampionChampion AFC Cup Round of 16 Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Losada 13Treble Champions
2012–
2013
First DivisionRunners-upQuarter-finalsChampionChampion AFC Cup Quarter-finals Flag of Spain.svg Jordi Tarrés 18Double Champions
2013–
2014
First DivisionChampion1st roundRunners-up AFC Cup Semi-finals Flag of Spain.svg Juan Belencoso 22
2014–
2015
Premier LeagueChampionRunners-upChampionChampionRunners-up ACL

AFC Cup

Pre. round 2

Quarter-finals

Flag of Spain.svg Juan Belencoso 34Treble Champions
2015–
2016
Premier LeagueRunners-upSemi-finalsQuarter-finalsChampionChampionRunners-up ACL

AFC Cup

Pre. round 2

Round of 16

Flag of Spain.svg Rufino Segovia 17Double Champions
2016–
2017
Premier LeagueChampionChampionChampionRunners-up ACL Play-off round Flag of Hong Kong.svg Sandro 25Treble Champions
SeasonLeagueLeague PositionFA CupSenior ShieldSapling CupCommunity CupWomen's LeagueWomen League
FA Cup
Asia TournamentTop scorerNotes
2017–
2018
Premier LeagueChampionChampionSemi-finalsChampionChampionChampion3 2018 ACL
Group-Stage
Flag of Brazil.svg Lucas Silva, Flag of Hong Kong.svg Sandro 16Five Champions
2018–
2019
Premier League4ChampionChampionGroup
Stage
Champion3Champion 2019 AFC Cup East
Asia Zone Group Stage
Flag of Brazil.svg Lucas Silva 18Quadruple Champions
2019–
2020
Premier LeagueChampionQuarter-finalsQuarter-finalsChampion Flag of Brazil.svg Wellingsson 11Double Champions
2020–
2021
Premier LeagueSemi-finals 2021 ACL
Group-Stage

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

PeriodKit manufacturerKit sponsor
2003–2004 Umbro Xplore
2004–2008 Mizuno Canon
2008–2013 Nike
2013–2018Jockey Club Kitchee Centre
2018–edps Systems Ltd.

AFC Club Ranking

As of 11 April 2021 [12]
Current RankingMember AssociationTeam NameTotal Points
24 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong KongKitchee SC18.886

Footnotes

  1. 1 2 Upon its formation in 2014, Hong Kong Premier League became the top tier of Hong Kong football; the First and Second Divisions then became the second and third tiers, respectively.

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