Hong Kong League XI

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Hong Kong Hong Kong XI
AssociationThe Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachTsang Wai Chung
CaptainChan Wai Ho
Home stadiumHong Kong Stadium
First colours
Second colours
2007 Hong Kong League XI (those in red jersey)

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.

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, the Hong Kong Football Association has fielded the Hong Kong national football team to participate 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[edit]

1957[edit]

31 August 1957 Merdeka Tournament
1st Round
Hong Kong League XI Hong Kong6 – 2 KhmerKuala Lumpur, Malaya
2 September 1957 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
Indonesia 1 – 2Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIShah Alam, Malaya
4 September 1957 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
Malaya 3 – 3Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIShah Alam, Malaya
7 September 1957 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
South Vietnam 1 – 3Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIShah Alam, Malaya

1958[edit]

31 August 1958 Merdeka TournamentSouth Vietnam 3 – 5Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
1 September 1958 Merdeka TournamentMalaya 3 – 0Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
3 September 1958 Merdeka TournamentSingapore 0 – 2Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
4 September 1958 Merdeka TournamentIndonesia 1 – 2Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya

1959[edit]

31 August 1959 Merdeka Tournament
1st Round
Japan 1 – 1Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
2 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
1st Round Replay
Japan 2 – 4Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
3 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
India 2 – 0Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
5 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
South Vietnam 4 – 1Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
6 September 1959 Merdeka Tournament
2nd Round
Malaya 2 – 1Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya

1960[edit]

6 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
South Vietnam 1 – 3Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
South Korea 3 – 1Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
11 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
Indonesia 3 – 1Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
13 August 1960 Merdeka Tournament
Group A
Singapore 2 – 3Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya

1961[edit]

4 August 1961 Merdeka Tournament
Group B
Indonesia 2 – 2Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
6 August 1961 Merdeka Tournament
Group B
Thailand 1 – 2Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya
10 August 1961 Merdeka Tournament
Group B
Singapore 4 – 3Hong Kong Hong Kong League XIKuala Lumpur, Malaya

Recent Matches[edit]

Date Type of match Location Head coach Opponent Result
20 May 2002 HKSAR Reunification Cup Hong Kong  Turkey 0–2
23 May 2002 HKSAR Reunification Cup Hong Kong  Scotland 0–4
22 January 2004 2004 Carlsberg Cup Hong Kong Hong Kong Lai Sun Cheung  Hong Kong 0–1
25 January 2004 2004 Carlsberg Cup Hong Kong Hong Kong Lai Sun Cheung  Sweden 0–3
18 February 2007 2007 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Brazil Casemiro Mior  Jamaica U-23 1–1 (3–5 PSO)
21 February 2007 2007 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Brazil Casemiro Mior  Australia U-23 2–2 (3–5 PSO)
30 December 2007 2008 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup Hong Kong Portugal José Luís China Guangdong 3–0
6 January 2008 2008 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup Foshan, China Portugal José Luís China Guangdong 1–0
7 February 2008 2008 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Portugal José Luís Uruguay Peñarol 2–1
10 February 2008 2008 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Portugal José Luís Croatia Hajduk Split 2–1
26 January 2009 2009 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Chile Julio César Moreno, Hong Kong Chan Ho Yin Hong Kong South China Pegasus Team 1–1 (4–5 PSO)
29 January 2009 2009 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Chile Julio César Moreno, Hong Kong Chan Ho Yin South Korea Suwon Bluewings 0–0 (4–5 PSO)
18 July 2010 Xtep Cup Hong Kong Hong Kong Tsang Wai Chung England Birmingham City F.C. 2–3
9 February 2016 2016 Lunar New Year Cup Hong Kong Brazil José Ricardo Rambo  Hong Kong 4–0

Most recent squad[edit]

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

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK North Macedonia Kristijan Naumovski (1988-09-17)17 September 1988 (aged 27) Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus
2 2DF Spain Dani Cancela (1981-09-23)23 September 1981 (aged 34) Hong Kong Kitchee
3 2DF Brazil Eduardo Praes Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus
4 2DF England Andy Russell (1987-11-21)21 November 1987 (aged 28) Hong Kong South China
5 2DF Brazil Correa Da Luz Mauricio Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers
6 3MF Spain José María Díaz Muñoz (1982-07-04)4 July 1982 (aged 33) Hong Kong Kwoon Chung Southern
7 4FW Brazil Fernando Augusto Azevedo Pedreira (1986-11-14)14 November 1986 (aged 29) Hong Kong Kitchee
8 4FW Montenegro Admir Adrović (1988-05-08)8 May 1988 (aged 27) Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus
9 3MF Spain Dieguito (1983-01-06)6 January 1983 (aged 33) Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers
10 3MF Brazil João Emir Porto Pereira (1989-03-17)17 March 1989 (aged 26) Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus
11 4FW Brazil Wellingsson de Souza (1989-09-07)7 September 1989 (aged 26) Hong Kong Kwoon Chung Southern
12 3MF South Korea Yoon Dong-hun (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 32) Hong Kong Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin
13 2DF Brazil Luciano Silva da Silva (1987-06-13)13 June 1987 (aged 28) Hong Kong Yuen Long
14 4FW Japan Kenji Fukuda (1977-10-21)21 October 1977 (aged 38) Hong Kong Dreams Metro Gallery
15 2DF Brazil Roberto Fronza (1984-07-10)10 July 1984 (aged 31) Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers
17 1GK Brazil Paulo César da Silva Argolo (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 29) Hong Kong Biu Chun Rangers
18 3MF Spain Jordi Tarrés (1981-03-16)16 March 1981 (aged 34) Hong Kong Kitchee
19 3MF Brazil Dhiego de Souza Martins (1988-08-27)27 August 1988 (aged 27) Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus

Competition history[edit]

Minor tournaments[edit]

Minor tournaments record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Federation of Malaya 1957 Merdeka Tournament[nb 1][nb 2] Winner 1 4 3 1 0 14 7
Federation of Malaya 1958 Merdeka Tournament[nb 1][nb 3] Runners-up 2 4 3 0 1 9 7
Federation of Malaya 1959 Merdeka Tournament[nb 1][nb 4] Fourth place 4 5 1 1 3 7 11
Federation of Malaya 1960 Merdeka Tournament[nb 1][nb 5] First Round 5 4 2 0 2 8 9
Federation of Malaya 1961 Merdeka Tournament[nb 1][nb 6] First Round 8 4 1 2 1 8 8

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hong Kong Football Association sent team that consist of players that represented Republic of China (Taiwan) and Hong Kong, as well as Western expatiates from 1957 to 1961; not participated in 1962; In 1963 to 1967 editions, Republic of China (Taiwan) formerly joined the tournament, despite all Republic of China international footballer were based in Hong Kong;[2][3] Hong Kong national team also joined since 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Lunar New Year Cup Announcement of Squad - Hong Kong Representative Team vs Hong Kong League XI". www.hkfa.com. Hong Kong Football Association. 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ 華協會長沈瑞慶赴台接洽昨返港 中華民國決定參加默迪卡賽. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 24 July 1963. p. 16 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  3. ^ 中國决定參加默迪卡足球賽. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 7 August 1964. p. 3 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  4. ^ Written at Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong. 默迪卡國際足球賽結束 聯合邦元首嚴端 以總理杯贈港球隊. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). content from Agence France-Presse was incorporated. Hong Kong. 9 September 1957. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Lee, John C.W. (2015). 足球王國:戰後初期的香港足球 (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 9789620437823. Retrieved 18 December 2017 – via Google Book preview.
  6. ^ 默迪卡足球賽香港大爆冷門馬來勝三比零. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 2 September 1958. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  7. ^ 香港默賽代表隊廿二嘉山戰華聯. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 19 August 1959. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  8. ^ 香港足球代表隊今午飛馬來亞參加默迪卡賽參戰七國實力均強港隊應努力爭勝. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 26 August 1959. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  9. ^ 華聯在星慘敗詳情. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 15 August 1959. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  10. ^ 參加默迪卡杯足球賽 香港以傑志爲班底 七名救兵日內抵步助陣 新加坡隊定本週四北上. Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. 2 August 1960. p. 11. Retrieved 18 December 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  11. ^ 參加默杯賽九國球員名單號碼. Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. 12 August 1960. p. 11. Retrieved 18 December 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  12. ^ 足總補選兩將赴默迪卡作賽. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 15 July 1961. p. 12 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.

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