Hong Kong FA Cup
Hong Kong FA Cup (Chinese: 香港足總盃) is a knockout cup competition in Hong Kong football, run by and named after The Hong Kong Football Association. The first edition of the competition was held in 1975, before then the cup was known as the Golden Jubilee Cup. The current season is the 45th edition of the event. 14 different teams have won the cup with 10-time champions South China being the most successful.
|Number of teams||10|
|Current champions||Eastern (5th title)|
|Most successful club(s)||South China|
|2019–20 Hong Kong FA Cup|
In the first three years, the semi-finals and the finals were two-legged events. If the aggregate result was drawn, there would be extra time after the second leg. Drawn ties after extra time would be settled by a replay. However, this practice was abandoned in 1977. Since 1978, all matches have become one-legged, draws are settled by extra time and penalty shootouts.
Moreover, teams from the First Division, Second Division and Third Division were allowed to enter the competition before through qualifying from the Preliminary Round. However, due to the huge difference in playing level between the Premier League and the lower levels below it, the cup has been limited to top-flight teams since the 2016–17 season. The teams in the lower divisions are now competing in the FA Cup Junior Division.
The current FA Cup holders are Eastern.
Competition name due to sponsorshipEdit
|29||2002–03||No sponsorship for the name|
|30||2003–04||Dongguan Century City FA Cup|
|31||2004–05||Xiangxue Pharmaceutical FA Cup|
|32||2005–06||LANWA International FA Cup|
|33||2006–07||LANWA International FA Cup|
|34||2007–08||LANWA International FA Cup|
|35||2008–09||Sheffield United FA Cup|
|*||Match went to extra time|
|^||Match went to extra time with golden goal|
|†||Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
Results by teamEdit
Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.
|Team||Wins||Last final won||Runners-up||Last final lost|
- 足總盃回顧(一), The Hong Kong Football Association website, 2007-04-16
- Hongkong - List of FA Cup Winners, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)
- Chan, Kin-wa. "No showers for players with Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground to host domestic games again behind closed doors". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2 March 2020.