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2014–15 Hong Kong Premier League

2014–15 Hong Kong Premier League (also known as BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the first season of Hong Kong Premier League, the top division of Hong Kong football. The fixtures were announced on 15 August 2014.[1] The season began on 12 September 2014 and concluded on 9 May 2015.

Hong Kong Premier League
Season2014–15
ChampionsKitchee
RelegatedWofoo Tai Po
AFC Champions LeagueKitchee
AFC CupSouth China
Matches played72
Goals scored240 (3.33 per match)
Top goalscorerGiovane (Eastern)
(17 goals)
Biggest home winEastern 7–1 Wofoo Tai Po
(7 December 2014)
Biggest away winBiu Chun Rangers 0–5 Kitchee
(29 March 2015)
Highest scoringEastern 7–1 Wofoo Tai Po
(7 December 2014)
Longest winning run7 games
Kitchee
Longest unbeaten run9 games
South China
Longest winless run13 games
Wofoo Tai Po
Longest losing run6 games
I-Sky Yuen Long
Highest attendance3,523
Kitchee 2–2 South China
Mong Kok Stadium
(Week 10)
Lowest attendance209
Biu Chun Rangers 2–0 I-Sky Yuen Long
Kowloon Bay Park
(Week 11)
Total attendance75,431
Average attendance1,048

TeamsEdit

A total of 9 teams will contest the league, including seven sides from the 2013–14 Hong Kong First Division League and two promoted from the 2013–14 Hong Kong Second Division.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.

Team Stadium Location Capacity
Rangers Kowloon Bay Park Kowloon Bay 1,200
Eastern Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground Tseung Kwan O 3,500
Yuen Long Yuen Long Stadium Yuen Long 4,932
Kitchee Mong Kok Stadium Mong Kok 6,664
South China Hong Kong Stadium So Kon Po 40,000
Sun Pegasus Mong Kok Stadium Mong Kok 6,664
Tai Po Tai Po Sports Ground Tai Po 3,000
Wong Tai Sin Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground Choi Hung 2,200
YFCMD Sham Shui Po Sports Ground Cheung Sha Wan 2,194
Locations of the 2014-15 Hong Kong Premier League teams


Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Rangers Mok Yiu Keung Yan Lik Kin   Beto Xtep Kunne
Eastern Lam Kin Ming Cristiano Cordeiro Leung Chi Wing Adidas Dream Foundations
Yuen Long Wong Wai Shun Chan Ho Yin Cheng King Ho Nike Wong & Poon Solicitors
Kitchee Ken Ng   José Molina Lo Kwan Yee Nike Jockey Club Kitchee Centre
South China Wallace Cheung   Ricardo Chan Wai Ho Adidas Panasonic
Sun Pegasus Cheng Ting Kong Chan Chi Hong Tong Kin Man Adidas Yahoo
Tai Po Cheung Hok Ming Pau Ka Yiu Chan Yuk Chi Adidas Lee Kee Group Ltd
Wong Tai Sin Ma Hung Ming Chiu Chung Man
  Poon Man Chun
  Sandro Nike
YFCMD Khan Swadiq Lee Chi Kin Leung Kwun Chung Nike LEOC

Chairman changesEdit

Team Outgoing Chairman Date of vacancy Incoming Chairman Date of appointment
South China   Steven Lo 30 May 2014 Wallace Cheung 1 June 2014
YFCMD   Hiroshi Onodera 1 July 2014 Khan Swadiq 1 July 2014

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Kitchee Cheng Siu Chung
Chu Chi Kwong
Returned as assistant coach 23 May 2014 Pre-season   José Molina 23 May 2014
Sun Pegasus Chan Chi Hong Promoted as Technical Director 9 June 2014   Ricardo 9 June 2014
Rangers   Ricardo Signed by Sun Pegasus 9 June 2014 Chan Hung Ping 9 June 2014
Wong Tai Sin Chan Chi Kwong Returned as assistant coach 9 July 2014 Chiu Chung Man
Poon Man Chun
9 July 2014
Rangers Chan Hung Ping Returned as assistant coach 11 July 2014 Tim Bredbury 11 July 2014
Rangers Tim Bredbury Resigned 14 July 2014 Chan Hung Ping 14 July 2014
Rangers Chan Hung Ping Returned as assistant coach 1 August 2014 Cheung Po Chun 1 August 2014
South China Yeung Ching Kwong Sacked, Poor league position 14 December 2014 3rd   Mario Gómez 22 December 2014
Rangers Cheung Po Chun Sacked, Poor league position 10 January 2015 7th Yan Lik Kin 10 January 2015
Sun Pegasus   Ricardo Sacked, Poor run of recent result 27 January 2015 2nd Chan Chi Hong 27 January 2015
South China   Mario Gómez Signed by Johor DT 1 May 2015 4th   Ricardo 1 May 2015
South China   Ricardo Returned as assistant coach 14 May 2015 4th   Casemiro Mior 14 May 2015

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to six (including an Asian player) per team, with no more than four on pitch during matches.[2]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Asian Player
Eastern   Giovane   Diego Eli   Michel Lugo   Miroslav Saric   Rohan Ricketts   Dylan Macallister
Kitchee   Fernando Recio   Dani Cancela   Jordi Tarrés   Juan Belencoso   Borja Rubiato   Kim Tae-Min
Rangers   Óscar   Yago González   Han Jae-woong   Iván Zarandona   Hiromichi Katano
South China   Evan Kostopoulos   Mahama Awal   Cristian Mora   Yuto Nakamura   Bojan Mališić   Daniel McBreen
Sun Pegasus   Dario Damjanović   Admir Raščić   Niko Tokić   Petrisor Voinea   Igor Miović   Jerrad Tyson
Tai Po   Naves   Clayton   Joao Sales   Vincent Weijl   Leong Ka Hang
Wong Tai Sin   Sandro   Tomas   Maurício   Zhang Jun   Mirko Teodorović   Yoon Dong-hun
YFCMD   Fernando Pereira   Rubén López   Dieguito   Jose Maria Diaz   Mamadou Barry   Kenji Fukuda
Yuen Long   Wellingsson Souza   Gustavo Silva   Reinaldo   Čedomir Mijanović   Tsuyoshi Yoshitake

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kitchee 16 11 3 2 40 18 +22 36 Qualification to Champions League preliminary round 2
2 Eastern 16 10 3 3 34 20 +14 33 Qualification to Season Play-off[a]
3 Sun Pegasus 16 8 3 5 34 23 +11 27[b]
4 South China 16 7 6 3 30 17 +13 27[b] Qualification to AFC Cup group stage[c]
5 YFCMD 16 8 2 6 25 29 −4 26 Qualification to Season Play-off[a]
6 Yuen Long 16 5 2 9 20 31 −11 17
7 Rangers 16 4 2 10 20 33 −13 14[d]
8 Wong Tai Sin 16 3 5 8 20 29 −9 14[d]
9 Tai Po 16 1 4 11 17 40 −23 7 Relegation to First Division
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play points; 8) Drawing lots (Play-off if the winner has to be decided)
Notes:
  1. ^ a b As Kitchee won the FA Cup, Eastern finished 2nd in Premier League and won the Senior Challenge Shield, teams finishing 4th and 5th in Premier League entered the Season Play-off as well.
  2. ^ a b Sun Pegasus wins head-to-head against South China.
  3. ^ As winners of the Season Play-off.
  4. ^ a b Biu Chun Rangers wins head-to-head against Wong Tai Sin.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away HKR EAA IYL KIT SCA SPS TPO WTS YFC
Rangers 0–1 2–0 0–5 1–4 1–4 3–1 3–0 0–2
Eastern 2–1 2–1 0–4 1–2 3–3 7–1 1–1 1–1
Yuen Long 1–0 0–3 0–3 1–0 1–4 2–1 1–1 3–1
Kitchee 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 4–1
South China 0–0 3–0 5–2 2–2 0–3 0–0 4–0 2–0
Sun Pegasus 5–1 0–3 3–2 0–1 2–4 4–1 1–0 2–2
Tai Po 1–3 0–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–1
Wong Tai Sin 3–3 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2
YFCMD 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–2 5–2 1–5
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Round 4Edit

Round 5Edit

Round 6Edit

Round 7Edit

Round 8Edit

Round 9Edit

Round 10Edit

Round 11Edit

Round 12Edit

Round 13Edit

Round 14Edit

Round 15Edit

Round 16Edit

Round 17Edit

Round 18Edit

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Sun Pegasus 12,936 3,499 931 1,617 +5.6%
2 Kitchee 11,976 3,523 518 1,497 +9.1%
3 South China 11,182 2,289 1,016 1,398 −14.9%
4 Yuen Long 9,518 1,911 735 1,190 +17.6%
5 Eastern 7,677 1,811 522 960 −26.0%
6 Wofoo Tai Po 6,635 1,449 379 829 n/a
7 YFCMD 6,076 1,075 447 760 +56.1%
8 Wong Tai Sin 5,552 1,448 345 694 n/a
9 Hong Kong Rangers 3,879 1,035 209 485 −2.4%
League total 75,431 3,523 209 1,048 +12.8%

Source:[citation needed]

Hong Kong Top Footballer AwardsEdit

Awards Prize Winner Club Votes
Footballer of the Year   Giovane Eastern 59.2%
Coach of the Year   Lee Chi Kin YFCMD 38.63%
Young Players of the Year   Leung Kwun Chung YFCMD 52.42%
  Chan Siu Kwan South China 36.97%
Most Favorite Player   Bojan Mališić South China 2,642
Hong Kong Top Footballers
Goalkeeper   Yapp Hung Fai Eastern 53.15%
Defenders   Bojan Mališić South China 56.44%
  Cheung Kin Fung Kitchee 51.4%
  Lo Kwan Yee Kitchee 46.96%
  Chan Wai Ho South China 32.91%
Midfielders   Xu Deshuai Kitchee 44.97%
  Lam Ka Wai Kitchee 42.55%
  Miroslav Saric Eastern 38.51%
  Mahama Awal South China 31.42%
Forwards   Giovane Eastern 59.2%
  Juan Belencoso Kitchee 39.57%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fixtures for 2014-2015 Hong Kong Premier League". Hong Kong Football Association. 2014-08-15. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  2. ^ "足總CEO:下季港職聯降一隊 外援註6出3+1". on.cc 東網. 2014-04-08. Retrieved 2014-07-12.