2016–17 Hong Kong Premier League

2016–17 Hong Kong Premier League (also known as BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the third season of Hong Kong Premier League, the top division of Hong Kong football. The season was won by Kitchee. Kitchee forward Sandro was the top goalscorer with 21 goals. South China and HKFC were relegated to the Hong Kong First Division.

Hong Kong Premier League
Season2016–17
ChampionsKitchee
RelegatedSouth China
HKFC
AFC Champions LeagueKitchee
Eastern
Matches played110
Goals scored377 (3.43 per match)
Top goalscorerSandro (Kitchee)
(21 goals)
Best goalkeeperYapp Hung Fai (Eastern)
Biggest home winKitchee 10–0 HKFC
(7 April 2017)
Biggest away winHKFC 0–6 Southern
(3 February 2017)
Highest scoringKitchee 10–0 HKFC
(7 April 2017)
Longest winning run8 matches:
Kitchee
Longest unbeaten run19 matches:
Eastern
Longest winless run12 matches:
Biu Chun Glory Sky
Longest losing run10 matches:
HKFC
Highest attendance6,413
Eastern 1–4 Kitchee
(6 May 2017)
Lowest attendance100
R&F 0–3 Rangers
(6 May 2017)
Total attendance99,156
Average attendance901

TeamsEdit

A total of 11 teams will contest the league, including seven sides from the 2015–16 Hong Kong Premier League, two promoted from the 2015–16 Hong Kong First Division League and two new teams.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2016-17 Hong Kong Premier League clubs

Primary venues used in the Hong Kong Premier League:

Eastern
Kitchee
South China Southern Pegasus
Mong Kok Stadium Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground Aberdeen Sports Ground Hong Kong Stadium
Capacity: 6,664 Capacity: 3,500 Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 40,000
       
Yuen Long Rangers Tai Po HKFC
Yuen Long Stadium Tsing Yi Sports Ground Tai Po Sports Ground HKFC Stadium
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 1,500 Capacity: 3,200 Capacity: 2,750
       
Biu Chun Glory Sky   R&F
Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
Capacity: 2,200 Capacity: 11,981
 

Remarks:
1The capacity of Aberdeen Sports Ground reduces from 9,000 to 4,000 as only the main stand is opened for football matches.

Personnel and KitsEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Biu Chun Glory Sky Brian Leung   Yoon Dong-hun Mirko Teodorović Kelme Glory Sky Finance
Eastern Peter Leung Chan Yuen-ting Yapp Hung Fai Adidas SMI Corporation
HKFC   Tony Sealy   Richard Ewart   Zoltan Gheczy Adidas The Executive Center (Front)
HK Pegasus Canny Leung   Kevin Bond   Kristijan Naumovski Adidas ZTE
Kitchee Ken Ng Chu Chi Kwong Lo Kwan Yee Nike Jockey Club Kitchee Centre (Front)
WWF (Shorts)
Rangers Fung Ka Ki Lam Hing Lun   Jordi Tarrés Xtep Lee & Man Chemical
Southern Chan Man Chun Cheng Siu Chung Leung Tsz Chun Nike ISUZU (Front)
Kwoon Chung Motors (Back)
South China Wallace Cheung   Dejan Antonić Chan Wai Ho Adidas AET (Front)
Tai Po Cheung Hok Ming Lee Chi Kin Chan Yuk Chi Nike Lee Kee Group (Back)
Yuen Long Wong Wai Shun Tsang Chiu Tat   Fábio Lopes Lotto KMB (Front)
  R&F   Huang Shenghua   Li Zhihai   Tu Dongxu Xtep R&F Princess Cove (Front)

Managerial ChangesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Biu Chun Glory Sky Chiu Chung Man Promoted as General Manager 4 October 2016 7th   Yoon Dong-hun 4 October 2016
South China   Ricardo Return as Coach 25 October 2016 4th   Dejan Antonić 31 October 2016
HK Pegasus   Steve Gallen Mutual consent 3 November 2016 4th   Kevin Bond 7 November 2016

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. Non-Chinese/Hong Kong player could not be registered in R&F as one of the participating conditions of the China-based club. Moreover, R&F need to have at least eight Hong Kong players in the squad.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Asian Player
Biu Chun Glory Sky   Mirko Teodorović   Everton Camargo   Igor Miović   Oleksiy Shlyakotin   Lee Kil-hoon   Yoon Dong-hun
Eastern   Manuel Bleda   Diego Eli   Michel Lugo   Giovane   Miroslav Saric   Josh Mitchell
HKFC   Jerome De Clarens   Zoltan Gheczy   Andrew Wylde   Thomas Smith   Issey Maholo   Shunsuke Nakamura
HK Pegasus   Dhiego Martins   Eduardo Praes   João Emir   Kristijan Naumovski   Salva Chamorro   Travis Major
Kitchee   Fernando   Dani   Rufino   Krisztián Vadócz   Kim Dong-jin   Kim Bong-jin
Rangers   Fernando Recio   Jordi Tarrés   Clayton   Denis   Berg   Gee Kyung-hun
Southern   Tomas   Wellingsson   Diego Garrido   Dieguito   Marcos Jiménez   Tomoya Uchida
South China   Luiz Carlos   Mahama Awal   Bojan Mališić   Nikola Komazec   Marko Perović   Yusuke Kato
Tai Po   Paulo César   Lucas Silva   Dudu   Lima   David Lazari   Yuto Nakamura
Yuen Long   Stefan   Luciano Silva   Diego Higino   Aleksandar Ranđelović   Ticão
Club HK Player 1 HK Player 2 HK Player 3 HK Player 4 HK Player 5 HK Player 6 HK Player 7 HK Player 8
  R&F Chuck Yiu Kwok Liang Zicheng Tsang Kin Fong Jing Teng Lam Wan Kit Lau Tak Yan Chen Liming Lam Hin Ting

League TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kitchee (C) 20 16 3 1 54 8 +46 51 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Eastern Long Lions 20 15 4 1 60 25 +35 49 Qualification to Champions League preliminary round 2 and Season Play-off
3 Southern 20 10 6 4 48 21 +27 36 Qualification to Season Play-off
4 South China (R) 20 11 2 7 34 26 +8 35 Qualification to Season Play-off and Relegation to First Division[a]
5 Yuen Long 20 9 4 7 36 23 +13 31 Qualification to Season Play-off
6 Tai Po FC 20 9 4 7 29 21 +8 31
7 Rangers 20 7 5 8 31 33 −2 26
8 HK Pegasus 20 7 5 8 35 35 0 26
9 Biu Chun Glory Sky 20 2 4 14 24 55 −31 10
10   R&F 20 3 1 16 13 53 −40 10
11 HKFC (R) 20 2 0 18 13 77 −64 6 Relegation to First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. 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)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ South China did not apply for the next season's Hong Kong Premier League Licence.

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Positions by RoundEdit

To preserve the chronological order of events, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for round 7, but then played between rounds 8 and 9, it will be added to the standings for round 8.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Kitchee2111112222112222222221
Eastern3322221111221111111112
Kwoon Chung Southern1099111188878765545533333
South China3522443343344354344444
KMB Yuen Long1455555434433433455555
Wofoo Tai Po9676667555556666666666
Lee Man Rangers578101076786887787888887
Hong Kong Pegasus5244334667678878777778
Biu Chun Glory Sky8106779999910101010101011101010109
R&F78109810101010109999999999910
HKFC111111891111111111111111111111101111111111
Leader - 2018 AFC Champions League group stage
Relegation to 2017–18 Hong Kong First Division League

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BGS EAS CLU PEG KCS KIT LMR SCA TPO YLF R&F
Biu Chun Glory Sky 1–2 2–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–3 3–3 2–3 2–0
Eastern 6–2 7–0 2–1 3–1 1–4 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 6–1
HKFC 1–4 0–4 0–1 0–6 0–2 0–1 1–6 1–2 0–3 3–4
Hong Kong Pegasus 2–1 3–5 5–0 0–0 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2
Kwoon Chung Southern 6–0 1–3 7–0 4–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2
Kitchee 0–0 0–0 10–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 5–0
Lee Man Rangers 5–2 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0
South China 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 2–4 1–4 1–0 1–0
Wofoo Tai Po 1–0 1–1 1–2 5–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–3 2–1
KMB Yuen Long 4–0 1–2 6–2 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–0 0–1 0–2 4–0
R&F 0–0 0–4 1–0 1–3 0–5 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–4
Updated to match(es) played on 10 June 2017. Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top ScorerEdit

As of match played 6 May 2017[3]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Sandro Kitchee 21
2   Manuel Bleda Eastern 16
3   Nikola Komazec South China 13
  Jordi Tarrés Rangers
5   Lucas Silva Tai Po 11
6   Giovane Eastern 10
  Everton Biu Chun Glory Sky
8   Rufino Kitchee 9
  Marcos Southern
10 Lee Hong Lim Eastern 8

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Wellingsson Southern HKFC 7-0 22 October 2016 [4]
  Manuel Bleda4 Eastern Long Lions Biu Chun Glory Sky 6-2 2 November 2016 [5]
  Stefan Pereira Yuen Long Biu Chun Glory Sky 4–0 19 November 2016
  Everton Camargo Biu Chun Glory Sky HKFA 4–1 17 March 2017
Sandro Kitchee Lee Man Rangers 5–1 19 March 2017
  Marcos Southern R&F (HK) 5–0 1 April 2017
  Giovane Eastern Long Lions HK Pegasus 5–3 1 April 2017
  Rufino Kitchee Biu Chun Glory Sky 5–1 2 April 2017
  Rufino4 Kitchee HKFC 10–0 7 April 2017
Sandro4 Kitchee HKFC 10–0 7 April 2017
  Jordi Lee Man Rangers Eastern Long Lions 3–3 8 April 2017
Sandro Kitchee Eastern Long Lions 4–1 6 May 2017
  Lucas Wofoo Tai Po Biu Chun Glory Sky 3–3 6 May 2017
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Eastern 19,227 6,413 682 1,923 +0.8%
2 Kitchee 18,498 3,863 744 1,850 +16.1%
3 Yuen Long 13,951 2,019 592 1,395 +29.6%
4 South China 13,529 3,283 346 1,353 +18.9%
5 Tai Po 7,642 1,474 421 764 n/a1
6 Hong Kong Pegasus 7,235 1,507 249 724 −26.2%
7 Southern 5,322 1,167 236 532 +8.8%
8 Rangers 5,190 1,171 215 519 +8.8%
9 Biu Chun Glory Sky 4,595 746 230 460 n/a1
10 HKFC 3,867 669 292 387 n/a1
11 R&F 2,066 361 100 207 n/a1
League total 101,122 6,413 100 919 −9.8%

Source: Soccerway
Notes:
1: Team did not play last season in the Premier League

Hong Kong Top Footballer AwardsEdit

Awards Prize Winner Club Votes
Footballer of the Year   Fernando Kitchee 75.95%
Coach of the Year   Chu Chi Kwong Kitchee 53.68%
Young Players of the Year   Tan Chun Lok Tai Po 67.18%
  Wong Tsz Ho Eastern 47.50%
Players' Player   Fernando Kitchee 25
Most Favorite Player   Fernando Kitchee 2,429
Hong Kong Top Footballers
Goalkeeper   Yapp Hung Fai Eastern 41.13%
Defenders   Kim Bong-jin Kitchee 67.18%
  Hélio Kitchee 52.33%
  Beto Júnior Eastern 37.86%
  Wong Tsz Ho Eastern 36.13%
Midfielders   Fernando Kitchee 75.95%
  Huang Yang Kitchee 49.79%
  Diego Eli Eastern 37.05%
  Itaparica Tai Po 30.76%
Forwards   Sandro Kitchee 57.69%
  Manuel Bleda Eastern 40.58%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Standings BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League 2016-2017 - Football". Eurosport. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  2. ^ "Premier League 2016/2017 results, Football Hong Kong - FlashScore". www.flashscore.com. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong Football Association – Top Scorers". Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Kwoon Chung Southern 7-0 HKFC". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Eastern 6-2 BCGS". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.