2007–08 Hong Kong First Division League

The 2007–08 Hong Kong First Division League season was the 96th since its establishment. The first match was played on 2 September 2007 with South China lost to Kitchee 1–2.

Hong Kong First Division
Season2007–08
ChampionsSouth China
38th Hong Kong title
RelegatedBulova Rangers
AFC CupSouth China (group stage)
Eastern (group stage)
Matches played90
Goals scored282 (3.13 per match)
Top goalscorerDetinho (South China) (19)
Biggest home winSouth China 6 – 1 Workable (26 September 2007)
South China 6 – 1 Wofoo Tai Po (13 November 2007)
Biggest away winBulova Rangers 1–9 South China (2 November 2007)
Highest scoringBulova Rangers 1–9 South China (2 November 2007)
Longest winning runSouth China (7 games)
Longest unbeaten runSouth China (12 games)
Longest losing runBulova Rangers, Workable, Lanwa Redbull (3 games)
Highest attendanceWorkable 1 – 3 Kitchee
Eastern 0 – 2 South China (4397) (22 September 2007)
Lowest attendanceHappy Valley 0 – 0 Lanwa Redbull (117) (18 April 2008)
Average attendance1305(except home matches of Lanwa Redbull)

In this season, the First Division League was composed of 10 teams. Workable were promoted from the Second Division while Eastern, originally demoted to Third Division League by rule, was invited by HKFA to play in the First Division League after securing sufficient sponsorship.

League tableEdit

Full tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 South China (C) 18 11 3 4 51 17 +34 36 2009 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Citizen 18 10 4 4 31 22 +9 34
3 Wofoo Tai Po 18 7 6 5 36 37 −1 27
4 Happy Valley 18 5 9 4 25 22 +3 24
5 Convoy Sun Hei 18 5 8 5 26 23 +3 23
6 Kitchee 18 5 7 6 30 33 −3 22
7 Eastern 18 4 8 6 25 28 −3 20 2009 AFC Cup Group stage[a]
8 Lanwa Redbull 18 4 8 6 25 31 −6 20
9 Workable 18 3 6 9 14 34 −20 15
10 Bulova Rangers (R) 18 2 9 7 19 35 −16 15 Relegation to Second Division
Source: HKFA.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
 First Division League 2007–08 Winners 
South China
38th title

Home matches onlyEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Citizen 9 5 2 2 15 12 +3 17
2 Wofoo Tai Po 9 6 1 2 24 18 +6 17
3 South China 9 5 2 2 23 8 +15 17
4 Bulova Rangers 9 2 5 2 9 18 −9 11
5 Eastern 9 2 3 4 12 15 −3 9
6 Kitchee 9 2 3 4 13 18 −5 9
7 Lanwa Redbull 9 1 5 3 12 17 −5 8
8 Convoy Sun Hei 9 1 4 4 9 12 −3 7
9 Happy Valley 9 0 7 2 8 11 −3 7
10 Workable 9 2 1 6 9 22 −13 7

Note: Here is the home stadium list of the teams:

Away matches onlyEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 South China 9 6 1 2 28 9 +19 19
2 Happy Valley 9 5 1 3 17 11 +6 17
3 Citizen 9 5 2 2 16 10 +6 17
4 Convoy Sun Hei 9 4 4 1 17 11 +6 16
5 Kitchee 9 3 4 2 17 15 +2 13
6 Lanwa Redbull 9 3 3 3 13 14 −1 12
7 Eastern 9 2 5 2 13 13 0 11
8 Wofoo Tai Po 9 2 4 3 14 19 −5 10
9 Workable 9 1 5 3 5 13 −8 8
10 Bulova Rangers 9 0 4 5 10 17 −7 4

TeamsEdit

The following 10 clubs are competing in the Hong Kong First Division League during the 2007–08 season.

Club
Position
in 2006–07
First season in
top division
Last title
Bulova Rangers 4th 1965–66 1970–71
Citizen 8th 2004–05 n/a
Convoy Sun Hei 3rd 1994–95 2004–05
Eastern 10th, Second Division 1936–37 1994–95
Happy Valley 6th 1959–60 2005–06
Kitchee 2nd 1947–48 1963–64
Lanwa Redbull 5th 2005–06 n/a
South China 1st 1918–19 2006–07
Wofoo Tai Po 7th 2006–07 n/a
Workable 2nd, Second Division 2007–08 n/a

KitsEdit

Team Kit maker Sponsor
Bulova Rangers Umbro Bulova
Citizen Jako BMA Entertainment
Convoy Sun Hei Kappa Aviva
Eastern Adidas Panasonic
Happy Valley Puma Alliance Engineering
Kitchee Mizuno Canon
Lanwa Redbull Umbro Huangshan Wenquan
South China Adidas PCCW
Wofoo Tai Po Akita Yashica
Workable Adidas Crocodile Garments

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Round 1Edit

South China1–2Kitchee
Li Haiqiang   58' (Report) Chan Siu Ki   79' (pen.)
Anderson   82'
Attendance: 3,141
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Workable2–2Wofoo Tai Po
Beto   75'   90' (pen.) (Report) Chan Sze Wing   33'
Annan   58'
Attendance: 2,453
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Eastern0–2Convoy Sun Hei
(Report) Giovane   48' (pen.)   53'
Attendance: 2,453
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Citizen0–0Lanwa Redbull
(Report)
Attendance: 1,191
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Happy Valley1–1Bulova Rangers
Chao Pengfei   55' (Report) Godfred   62'
Attendance: 1,191
Referee: Wong Po On

Round 2Edit

Convoy Sun Hei0–0Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 511
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Lanwa Redbull1–3South China
Lin Zhong   90' (Report) Detinho   10'   24'
Maxwell   36'
Wofoo Tai Po4–3Happy Valley
Leung Kam Fai   21'
Junior   39' (pen.)   68'
Annan   58'
(Report) Tomy   45'   62'
Law Chun Bong   82'
Attendance: 588
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Bulova Rangers0–4Citizen
(Report) Wang Xuanhong   17'   68'   73'   81'
Attendance: 1,638
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Kitchee2–2Eastern
Cheung Kin Fung   27'
Anderson   40'
(Report) Paulo   6' (pen.)
Rodrigo   15'
Attendance: 1,638
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

Round 3Edit

Happy Valley2–3Convoy Sun Hei
Diego   16'
Poon Man Tik   27'
(Report) Fabio Herbert   18'
João Miguel   25'
Giovane   64'
Attendance: 560
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Workable1–3Kitchee
Au Yeung Yiu Chung   12' (Report) Goran   6'   50'
Chan Siu Ki   85'
Attendance: 4,397
Referee: Wong Po On
Eastern0–2South China
(Report) Maxwell   74'
Cheng Siu Wai   79'
Attendance: 4,397
Citizen2–1Wofoo Tai Po
Sham Kwok Fai   52'
Wang Xuanhong   75'
(Report) Joel   71'
Attendance: 554
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Bulova Rangers3–2Lanwa Redbull
Liang Zicheng   3'
Yaw   37'
Godfred   69'
(Report) Willian   14'
Lin Zhong   74'
Attendance: 554
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho

Round 4Edit

South China6–1Workable
Maxwell   10'
Itaparica   32'
Detinho   62'   89' (pen.)   90'
Cris   85'
(Report) Au Yeung Yiu Chung   58'
Attendance: 1,892
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Lanwa Redbull0–2Eastern
(Report) Ferreira   67'
Paulo   70' (pen.)
Wofoo Tai Po2–0Bulova Rangers
Annan   25'
Rafael   46'
(Report)
Attendance: 473
Convoy Sun Hei3–2Citizen
Lau Chi Keung   24'
Giovane   44'   51'
(Report) Leko   14'
Sham Kwok Fai   29'
Attendance: 2,218
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Kitchee3–3Happy Valley
Chan Siu Ki   11'
Cheng Lai Hin   72'
Zizic   90'
(Report) Tomy   18'
Diego   43'
Monteiro   85'
Attendance: 2,218
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Round 5Edit

Happy Valley1–1South China
Tomy   39' (Report) Detinho   66'
Attendance: 2,489
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Wofoo Tai Po2–4Lanwa Redbull
Zhang Yu   58' (o.g.)
Joel   83'
(Report) Wang Gang   10'
Lin Zhong   43'
Yang Baoming   45'
Zhang Yu   86'
Attendance: 853
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Bulova Rangers0–0Convoy Sun Hei
(Report)
Attendance: 853
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Citizen2–1Kitchee
Leko   3'
Márcio Bambu   75'
(Report) Goran   53'
Attendance: 1,155
Referee: Wong Po On
Workable0–2Eastern
(Report) Rodrigo   74'
Jeferson   90'
Attendance: 1,155
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

Round 6Edit

Eastern1–2Happy Valley
Rodrigo   81' (Report) Poon Yiu Cheuk   37' (pen.)   56' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,609
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Lanwa Redbull1–1Workable
Villalba   61' (Report) Chan Man Fai   82'
South China0–0Citizen
(Report)
Attendance: 3,609
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Convoy Sun Hei1–2Wofoo Tai Po
Giovane   85' (pen.) (Report) Annan   67'
Joel   82'
Attendance: 1,132
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Kitchee3–1Bulova Rangers
Chan Siu Ki   29'
Akosah   45'
McKee   81'
(Report) Liang Zicheng   10'
Attendance: 1,132
Referee: Wong Po On

Round 7Edit

Happy Valley0–0Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 540
Referee: Wong Po On
Convoy Sun Hei0–1Lanwa Redbull
(Report) Ye Nan   33'
Attendance: 540
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Wofoo Tai Po3–3Kitchee
Junior   21' (pen.)   41' (pen.)
Joel   61'
(Report) Liu Quankun   9'
Lo Kwan Yee   62'
Anderson   66'
Attendance: 677
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Citizen2–2Eastern
Wang Xuanhong   52'   90' (Report) Machado   1'
Jeferson   4'
Attendance: 677
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Bulova Rangers1–9South China
Godfred   41' (Report) Detinho   4'   23'   60'
Kwok Kin Pong   25'   67'
Maxwell   28'   86'
Li Haiqiang   30'   70'
Attendance: 1,196
Referee: Ng Kai Lam

Round 8Edit

Lanwa Redbull3–2Happy Valley
Anibal   50'
Willian   61'
Zhang Yu   76'
(Report) Tomy   32'
Diego   45'
Kitchee1–1Convoy Sun Hei
Chan Siu Ki   7' (pen.) (Report) Giovane   88'
Attendance: 581
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Workable0–1Citizen
(Report) Ju Yingzhi   57'
Attendance: 883
Referee: Wong Po On
Eastern4–3Bulova Rangers
Rodrigo   17'
Paulo   36' (pen.)   48' (pen.)   72' (pen.)
(Report) Liang Zicheng   56'
Marcio   76' (o.g.)
Fofo   90'
Attendance: 883
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
South China6–1Wofoo Tai Po
Kwok Kin Pong   4'
Detinho   14'   31' (pen.)
Maxwell   56'   80'   84'
(Report) Lee Wai Lim   42'
Attendance: 1,558
Referee: Pau Sai Yin

Round 9Edit

Convoy Sun Hei1–2South China
Chan Ho Man   90' (Report) Detinho   59'
Maxwell   86'
Attendance: 1,531
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Bulova Rangers0–0Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 376
Referee: Lam Sing Yan
Kitchee2–3Lanwa Redbull
Chan Siu Ki   54'
Goran   90'
(Report) Villalba   45'   46'
Li Hang Wui   90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 376
Referee: Wong Po On
Citizen0–3Happy Valley
(Report) Tomy   13'
Sham Kwok Keung   22'
Poon Yiu Cheuk   79'
Attendance: 1,466
Wofoo Tai Po0–1Eastern
(The result was declared null) Picoli   51'
Attendance: 1,466
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Wofoo Tai Po3–1Eastern
Rafael   19'
Junior   45'
Annan   76'
(Re-match)
(Report)
Lee Sze Ming   4'
Attendance: 461
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Round 10Edit

Kitchee0–5South China
(Report) Itaparica   29'
Detinho   30'   39'   46'   79'
Attendance: 2,082
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Wofoo Tai Po2–1Workable
Rafael   24'   66' (Report) Wong Chun Yue   1'
Attendance: 898
Lanwa Redbull1–1Citizen
Anibal   53' (pen.) (Report) Wang Xuanhong   45'
Convoy Sun Hei1–1Eastern
Miguel   50' (Report) Fabio   76'
Attendance: 898
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Bulova Rangers0–0Happy Valley
(Report)
Attendance: 433
Referee: Fung Ka Yu

Round 11Edit

South China4–1Lanwa Redbull
Cheng Siu Wai   32'
Cris   76'
Chan Wai Ho   85'
Itaparica   90'
(Report) Geng Xin   4'
Attendance: 976
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Eastern1–1Kitchee
Fabio   42' (Report) Goran   14'
Attendance: 992
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Workable1–6Convoy Sun Hei
Beto   32' (pen.) (Report) Roger   8'
Pizzi   10'
Giovane   18'   20'   36'
Chan Yiu Lun   75'
Attendance: 992
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Happy Valley1–1Wofoo Tai Po
Sham Kwok Keung   45' (Report) Annan   58'
Attendance: 1,089
Referee: Wong Po On
Citizen3–2Bulova Rangers
Wang Xuanhong   14'   60'
Leko   53'
(Report) Siumar   21' (pen.)
Donatus   70'
Attendance: 1,089
Referee: Fung Ka Yu

Round 12Edit

Wofoo Tai Po2–3Citizen
Junior   25' (pen.)
Rafael   90'
(Report) Chiu Chun Kit   4' (o.g.)
Leko   5'   16'
Attendance: 185
Referee: Lui Siu Chuen
Kitchee0–1Workable
(Report) Chan Man Fai   58'
Attendance: 750
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Convoy Sun Hei0–1Happy Valley
(Report) Chao Pengfei   22'
Attendance: 750
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
South China2–0Eastern
Schutz   13'   15' (Report)
Attendance: 1,097
Referee: Wong Po On
Lanwa Redbull2–2Bulova Rangers
Villalba   31'
Lin Zhong   69'
(Report) Liang Zicheng   6'
Caleb   62'

Round 13Edit

Happy Valley0–0Kitchee
(Report)
Attendance: 251
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Eastern0–0Lanwa Redbull
(Report)
Attendance: 650
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Bulova Rangers2–2Wofoo Tai Po
Lam Ka Wai   81'   86' (Report) Junior   26' (pen.)
Annan   79'
Attendance: 650
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Citizen0–1Convoy Sun Hei
(Report) Chan Yiu Lun   66'
Attendance: 183
Workable1–4South China
Au Yeung Yiu Chung   53' (Report) Wong Chin Hung   26'
Detinho   63'
Maxwell   77'   87'
Attendance: 1,000

Round 14Edit

Eastern0–0Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 838
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Convoy Sun Hei1–1Bulova Rangers
Roger   59' (Report) Siumar   85' (pen.)
Attendance: 838
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Kitchee0–1Citizen
(Report) Ronan   17'
Attendance: 2,092
Referee: Lui Siu Chuen
South China0–2Happy Valley
(Report) Chao Pengfei   25'   36'
Attendance: 2,092
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Round 15Edit

Workable3–2Lanwa Redbull
Au Yeung Yiu Chung   33'
Yang Xu   35'
Balbinot   62'
(Report) Anibal   70' (pen.)
Min Jin   74'
Attendance: 671
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Wofoo Tai Po2–2Convoy Sun Hei
Joel   48'
Lee Wai Lim   72'
(Report) Chan Yiu Lun   45'
Roger   82'
Attendance: 671
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Citizen2–1South China
Ronan   65' (pen.)
Márcio   78'
(Report) Detinho   37' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,184
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Bulova Rangers3–1Kitchee
Lam Ka Wai   29'
Nanmi   45' (o.g.)
Minga   60'
(Report) Cheng Lai Hin   22'
Attendance: 894
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Happy Valley3–3Eastern
Tomy   17'
Chao Pengfei   36'
Godfred   42'
(Report) Fábio   22'   86'
Paulo   82'
Attendance: 894
Referee: Fung Ka Yu

Round 16Edit

Kitchee2–1Wofoo Tai Po
McKee   77'   90' (Report) Sze Kin Wai   84'
Attendance: 1,607
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
South China0–0Bulova Rangers
(Report)
Attendance: 1,607
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Workable0–1Happy Valley
(Report) Denisson   3'
Attendance: 999
Eastern4–2Citizen
Rodrigo   4'   33'   75'
So Yiu Man   17'
(Report) Paulinho   72'
Ronan   90' (pen.)
Attendance: 999

Round 17Edit

Happy Valley0–0Lanwa Redbull
(Report)
Attendance: 117
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Citizen4–1Workable
Baise   34'
Paulinho   40'
Ju Yingzhi   61'
Leko   78'
(Report) Beto   62' (pen.)
Attendance: 460
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Bulova Rangers0–0Eastern
(Report)
Attendance: 904
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Convoy Sun Hei2–2Kitchee
Giovane   23'
Cordeiro   38'
(Report) Goran   35' (pen.)
Nanmi   72'
Attendance: 904
Referee: Wong Po On
Wofoo Tai Po2–1South China
Chiu Chun Kit   6'
Joel   76'
(Report) Lee Chi Ho   8'
Attendance: 1,590
Referee: Wong Chi Tang

Round 18Edit

Workable1–0Bulova Rangers
Beto   24' (Report)
Attendance: 1,093
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Lanwa Redbull2–4Kitchee
Hao Shuang   24'
Anibal   77'
(Report) Akosah   6'   47'   52'
Gao Wen   66'
Happy Valley0–2Citizen
(Report) Marcio   21'
Anthony   75'
Attendance: 1,093
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Eastern2–3Wofoo Tai Po
Rodrigo   5'
Yu Ho Pong   51'
(Report) Rafael   12'   35'
Junior   59'
Attendance: 4,199
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
South China4–1Convoy Sun Hei
Chan Chi Hong   24'
Schutz   61'   66'
Detinho   86' (pen.)
(Report) Chan Yiu Lun   46'
Attendance: 4,199
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

ScorersEdit

19 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Only scorers with 3 goals or above are listed here.

External linksEdit