Hong Kong national football team

The Hong Kong national football team (Chinese: 香港足球代表隊; Cantonese Yale: Hēunggóng jūkkàuh doihbíu deuih) represents Hong Kong in international football and is controlled by the Hong Kong Football Association, the governing body for football in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was the first in Asia to hold the AFC Asian Cup in 1956 and won third place, and was also semi-finalist in 1964. Hong Kong did not qualify for another AFC tournament until 2023. They had never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and its biggest celebrated victory was the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) where Hong Kong produced a 2–1 upset win against China which resulted in Hong Kong qualifying for the second rounds of qualification. Hong Kong has qualified for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship six times in 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2019 and 2022.

Hong Kong
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Strength (勁揪)
AssociationHong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
香港足球總會
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachJørn Andersen
CaptainHuang Yang
Most capsYapp Hung Fai (82)
Top scorerChan Siu Ki (40)
Home stadiumHong Kong Stadium
FIFA codeHKG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 145 Increase 2 (6 October 2022)[1]
Highest90 (February 1996)
Lowest172 (November 2012)
First international
 Hong Kong 3–2 Vietnam 
(Mong Kok, Hong Kong; 20 April 1947)[2]
Biggest win
 Hong Kong 15–0 Guam 
(Taipei, Taiwan; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Hong Kong 0–7 Sweden 
(So Kon Po, Hong Kong; 30 November 1962)
 China 7–0 Hong Kong 
(Guangzhou, China; 14 June 1980)
 China 7–0 Hong Kong 
(Guangzhou, China; 17 November 2004)
 Hong Kong 0–7 Paraguay 
(So Kon Po, Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
 Hong Kong 0–7 Argentina 
(So Kon Po, Hong Kong; 14 October 2014)
World Cup
Appearances0
Best resultN/A
Asian Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1956)
Best resultThird place (1956)
EAFF Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2003)
Best resultFourth place (2003, 2010, 2019, 2022)

HistoryEdit

Establishment and pre-WWII eraEdit

Before Hong Kong became a member of FIFA in 1954, Hong Kong began playing in the Hong Kong–Macau Interport tournament in 1937,[4] which was one of the oldest competitions co-held by Hong Kong as well as continuously played. There were other interport tournaments in the past, such as the Shanghai-Hong Kong Interport which was first held in 1908.[5] At that time the team was composed of ethnic Chinese as well as western expatriates, as in the 1935 and 1937 edition of Shanghai-Hong Kong Interport.[6][7] There was another Interport tournament against Saigon.[8] The aforementioned Macau, Shanghai and Saigon were not a member of FIFA nor a sovereign nation at that time, with Hong Kong and Macau only having joined FIFA in 1954 and 1978 respectively. The China national football team that participated in 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics, were mainly composed of ethnic Chinese players from Hong Kong, most famously Lee Wai Tong.[9][10]

After WWII, a number of Shanghai-based players began representing Hong Kong, such as Chang King Hai and Hsu King Shing. Hong Kong played its first international match after World War II in 1949,[citation needed] against South Korea. Its first victory came in 1953, a 4–0 win against South Korea.[citation needed]

FIFA member (1954–present)Edit

the Hong Kong FA became a member of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954. Since then Hong Kong played their first FIFA-recognized international match against other countries. HKFA also sent a scratch team for 1957 Merdeka Tournament, which was composed of players from Eastern due to their proximity, plus few players from other clubs. The club was having a pre-season tour in South Asia, thus the HKFA invited the club to represent Hong Kong. However, some of the players were in fact ineligible to play for Hong Kong, as they were ROC (Taiwan) international players.[11][12]

Hong Kong qualified for three of the first four editions of the Asian Cup, including a third-place finish in the 1956 edition as host. At that time, most Hong Kong players represented Republic of China (Taiwan); they finished third in the Asian Cup in the 1960 edition, leaving more inferior players to the proper Hong Kong team.[13]

Hong Kong has never qualified for the World Cup. However, its most celebrated victory happened during 1986 World Cup qualifying. On 19 May 1985, in Beijing, Hong Kong faced China in the final match of the first qualifying round, where Hong Kong needed a win to advance while China needed only a draw. Hong Kong, led by coach Kwok Ka Ming, produced a 2–1 upset win, with goals from Cheung Chi Tak and Ku Kam Fai, thereby winning the group and advancing to the knockout stage where it subsequently lost to Japan.

The 1998 World Cup Asian qualifiers was considered one of Hong Kong's darkest moments as it was hit by a match-fixing scandal that involved former Sing Tao attacker Chan Tsz-Kong who was found guilty and jailed for a year after he bribed players to throw and lose a match against Thailand. Others who were involved include goalkeeper Kevin Lok Kar-Win, defenders Chan Chi-Keung and Lau Chi Yuen and striker Wai Kwan-Lung.[14]

Success at the 2009 East Asia Games and beyondEdit

The year 2009 was a turning point in the diminishing football standards of Hong Kong. On 12 December, Hong Kong defeated Japan and took their first East Asian Games football gold medal, the first major competition Hong Kong have won. This result raised the belief that the Hong Kong football team could perform in major competition. The Hong Kong football team also won the 2010 Long Teng Cup and 2011 Long Teng Cup.

A short football fever appeared during 2018 World Cup qualifying in Hong Kong, as Hong Kong had drawn into the same group with their fierce rival, China. Due to the tensions built up from Hong Kong–Mainland China conflict, many local citizens became interested in this year's campaign; all four home matches were recorded as a sellout. Hong Kong ended the campaign with 4 victories against Bhutan and Maldives, 2 scoreless draws against China, and 2 losses against Qatar.

In late 2018, under the guidance of English-born coach Gary White, Hong Kong qualified for their third appearance at the E-1 EAFF East Asia Cup finals. Shortly afterwards, White departed from the role.

In April 2019, the Hong Kong Football Association appointed Finnish-born Mixu Paatelainen as the new head coach of the national football team in time for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the E-1 EAFF East Asia Cup finals. However, after a poor run of performances, Mixu's contract was not renewed.

On 13 December, Norwegian Jorn Andersen who formerly guided the North Korea national football team was named as the new head coach succeeding Mixu Paatelainen of the national football team in preparation for the third round of qualification of the 2023 Asian Cup finals.

Hong Kong qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup by beating Afghanistan and Cambodia, reaching the final tournament after a 55-year absence.

Team imageEdit

Kits and crestEdit

The national team's home kit has always been a red shirt, red shorts, and red or white socks. The away colours are white shirts, white shorts and red or white socks.

Kit suppliersEdit

Kit supplier Period Ref.
  Puma 1970s一1990s
  Diadora 2000–2005
  Adidas 2005–2011
  Nike 2011–present

Kit dealsEdit

Kit supplier Period Contract
announcement
Contract
duration
Value
Nike 2011–present 2011-07-01 July 2011 – July 2016 (5 years) Unknown
2016-08-24 August 2016 – 2025 (10 years)[15] Unknown

CrestEdit

The crest of the Hong kong national football team has a Chinese dragon from the crest of the HKFA, which were logo has been always used as the team emblem.

Nevertheless, the HKFA emblem was not used on jerseys until 31 May 2011, HKFA debuted current emblem for the national team.

Home StadiumEdit

For some of the friendly matches and the minor qualification matches, the Hong Kong team plays most often at the Mong Kok Stadium in Kowloon, which was re-opened in 2011 after a renovation. Moreover, the 2018 edition of the Lunar New Year Cup was held in Mong Kok.[16] The cup was a local tradition to celebrate Chinese New Year, which was held in Government Stadium in the past.

The Jockey Club HKFA Football Training Centre is currently the main training ground for the Hong Kong national and youth teams.

RivalriesEdit

Hong Kong maintains a specific rivalry with China. The rivalry began in 1978 and for the first decades before the return of Hong Kong to China, Hong Kong produced a shock 2–1 upset in Beijing, and this led to unrest by Chinese supporters.[17] Since then, China never lost to Hong Kong, and has achieved more successes, but the rivalry continues to have some influence on Hong Kong society.[18][19][20]

Recent results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2022Edit

27 May Unoifficial Friendly Thailand U23   0–1   Hong Kong Thailand
21:00 UTC+7
1 June Friendly Malaysia   2–0   Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
21:00 UTC+8
  • Safawi   31' (pen.)
  • Safiq   90+1'
Report Stadium: Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Referee: Suhaizi Shukri (Malaysia)
8 June 2022 ACQ R3 Hong Kong   2–1   Afghanistan Kolkata, India
17:00 UTC+5:30
Report
Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Attendance: 1,115
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)
11 June 2022 ACQ R3 Cambodia   0–3   Hong Kong Kolkata, India
17:00 UTC+5:30 Report
Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Attendance: 1,078
Referee: Yousif Saeed Hasan (Iraq)
14 June 2022 ACQ R3 India   4–0   Hong Kong Kolkata, India
20:30 UTC+5:30
Report Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Attendance: 48,216
Referee: Qasim Matar Ali Al-Hatmi (Oman)
19 July 2022 EAFF E-1 Japan   6–0   Hong Kong Ibaraki, Japan
19:20 UTC+9
Report (EAFF)
Report (EAFF)
Stadium: Kashima Stadium
Attendance: 4,980
Referee: Hassan Akrami (Iran)
24 July 2022 EAFF E-1 South Korea   3–0   Hong Kong Toyota, Japan
16:00 UTC+9
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,335
Referee: Nazmi Nasaruddin (Malaysia)
27 July 2022 EAFF E-1 China   1–0   Hong Kong Toyota, Japan
16:00 UTC+9
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,220
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
21 September Friendly Hong Kong   2–0   Myanmar Mong Kok, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8
Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sultan Mohamed Saleh Yousif Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
24 September Friendly Hong Kong   0–0   Myanmar So Kon Po, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 12,264
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

2023Edit

March Friendly Hong Kong   v   Malaysia So Kon Po, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
March Friendly Hong Kong   v   Tajikistan So Kon Po, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Jorn Andersen
Technical Director   Carlos Antón
Executive Manager   Liu Chun Fai
Assistant Coach   Wolfgang Luisser
  Cheung Kin Fung
Goalkeeping Coach   Fan Chun Yip
Physical coach   Mathew Pears
Specialist Conditioning Coach   Stephen Lee
Physiotherapist   Lo Ho Cheong
  Yau Kai Ching

Coaching historyEdit

Last updated: Hong Kong 0–0 Myanmar, 24 September 2022. Statistics include international "A" matches only.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 25 players have been called up for the friendly vs   Myanmar held on 21 September 2022 and 24 September 2022.[24]

Caps and goals as of 24 September 2022 after the match against   Myanmar.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yapp Hung Fai (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 32) 82 0   Eastern
18 1GK Paulo César (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 36) 3 0   Kitchee
19 1GK Ng Wai Him (2002-06-30) 30 June 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Southern

2 2DF Law Tsz Chun (1997-03-02) 2 March 1997 (age 25) 17 1   Kitchee
3 2DF Tsui Wang Kit (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 25) 18 0   Lee Man
4 2DF Sean Tse (1992-05-03) 3 May 1992 (age 30) 8 0 Free Agent
5 2DF Hélio (1986-01-31) 31 January 1986 (age 36) 27 0   Kitchee
12 2DF Leung Kwun Chung (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 30) 8 0   Eastern
15 2DF Fung Hing Wa (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 29) 9 0   Lee Man
20 2DF Wong Tsz Ho (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 28) 8 0   Eastern
22 2DF Yu Wai Lim (1998-09-20) 20 September 1998 (age 24) 6 0   Lee Man
25 2DF Alexander Jojo (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 23) 0 0   Eastern

6 3MF Huang Yang (captain) (1983-10-19) 19 October 1983 (age 39) 66 1   Kitchee
8 3MF Wu Chun Ming (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 25) 8 0   Eastern
10 3MF Wong Wai (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 30) 35 2   Lee Man
11 3MF Cheng Chin Lung (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 24) 6 0   Kitchee
13 3MF Ngan Lok Fung (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 29) 6 0   Lee Man
16 3MF Chan Siu Kwan (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 30) 8 1 Free Agent
24 3MF Ju Yingzhi (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 35) 39 4   Southern

7 4FW Fernando (1986-11-14) 14 November 1986 (age 36) 3 0   Kitchee
14 4FW Yu Joy Yin (2001-10-08) 8 October 2001 (age 21) 2 0   Rangers
17 4FW Jahangir Khan (2000-10-03) 3 October 2000 (age 22) 9 0   Southern
21 4FW Cheng Siu Kwan (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 25) 10 0   Lee Man
23 4FW Sun Ming Him (2000-06-19) 19 June 2000 (age 22) 15 2   Eastern
26 4FW Alex Akande (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 33) 29 10   Kitchee

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team within the previous 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Chan Ka Ho (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 26) 2 0   Lee Man 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
GK Yuen Ho Chun (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 27) 0 0   Lee Man Training Camp; July 2022
GK Wang Zhenpeng (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 38) 6 0   Kitchee v.   India, 14 June 2022
GK Pong Cheuk Hei (2004-01-31) 31 January 2004 (age 18) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
GK Ngan Ngo Tin (2003-07-03) 3 July 2003 (age 19) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
GK Choy Tsz To (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 23) 0 0   Southern Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022

DF Leung Nok Hang (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 28) 5 0   Zhejiang Pro 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
DF Vas Nuñez (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 27) 3 0   Dalian Pro 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
DF Tsang Yi Hang (2003-10-27) 27 October 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Kitchee 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
DF Tomas Maronesi (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 (age 37) 2 0   Kitchee 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
DF Lau Hok Ming (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 27) 2 0   Southern 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
DF Wong Chun Ho (1990-05-31) 31 May 1990 (age 32) 0 0   Lee Man Training Camp; July 2022
DF Wong Ho Yin (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 24) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; July 2022
DF Roberto (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 39) 24 1   Kitchee Training Camp; May 2022
DF Cheng Tsz Sum (1999-03-20) 20 March 1999 (age 23) 0 0   Rangers Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
DF Chan Yun Tung (2002-07-07) 7 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
DF Yang Tsz Pan (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   North District Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
DF Chan Hoi Pak (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 23) 0 0   Southern Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
DF Yeung Hin Lok (2003-11-08) 8 November 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Resources Capital Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022

MF Tan Chun Lok (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 26) 33 2   Guangzhou City 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
MF Yue Tze Nam (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 24) 8 0   Meizhou Hakka 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
MF Lee Ka Yiu (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 30) 8 0   Southern Training Camp; July 2022
MF Tse Long Hin (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 27) 0 0   Rangers Training Camp; July 2022
MF Yiu Ho Ming (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 27) 0 0   Rangers 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
MF Sohgo Ichikawa (2004-07-30) 30 July 2004 (age 18) 1 0   Kitchee 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
MF Diego Eli (1988-09-04) 4 September 1988 (age 34) 4 0   Lee Man v.   India, 14 June 2022
MF Yeung Dik Lun (2002-08-13) 13 August 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Rangers Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
MF Wong Chi Hong (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 23) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
MF Lai Pui Kei (2001-12-30) 30 December 2001 (age 20) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
MF Ho Ka Chi (2002-07-16) 16 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
MF Tang In Chim (2003-02-28) 28 February 2003 (age 19) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022
MF Lau Kwan Ching (2002-05-15) 15 May 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Resources Capital Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022

FW Matt Orr (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 25) 10 3   Guangxi Pingguo Haliao 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship; July 2022
FW Yuto Nakamura (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987 (age 35) 1 0   Lee Man Training Camp; July 2022
FW Wellingsson (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 33) 0 0 Free Agent Training Camp; May 2022
FW James Ha (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 (age 29) 11 1 Free Agent Training Camp; May 2022INJ
FW Ng Man Hei (2000-11-13) 13 November 2000 (age 22) 0 0   HK U23 Training Camp; May 2022
FW Lee Oi Hin (1999-07-16) 16 July 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Free Agent Training Camp; 14-30 April 2022

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
PRE Preliminary squad
WD Player withdrawn from the squad.
RET Player retired from international football

RecordsEdit

As of 24 September 2022[25]
Players in bold are still active with Hong Kong.

Most appearancesEdit

 
Yapp Hung Fai is the most capped player for Hong Kong with 82 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Position Career
1 Yapp Hung Fai 82 0 GK 2010–
2 Chan Siu Ki 70 40 FW 2004–2017
2 Lee Chi Ho 70 0 DF 2000–2017
4 Lee Wai Man 68 2 DF 1993–2006
5 Huang Yang 66 1 MF 2012–
6 Chan Wai Ho 65 6 DF 2000-2017
7 Poon Yiu Cheuk 62 4 DF 1998–2010
8 Tsang Ting Fai 57 0 DF 1972–1980
9 Cheung Sai Ho 56 8 MF 1995–2007
10 Leung Chun Pong 54 1 MF 2006–2018

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Chan Siu Ki is the all-time top goalscorer for Hong Kong with 40 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Chan Siu Ki 40 70 0.57 2004–2017
2 Au Wai Lun 26 50 0.52 1989–2005
3 Lau Wing Yip 24 39 0.62 1973–1985
4 Wan Chi Keung 18 32 0.56 1976–1986
5 Chung Chor Wai 16 45 0.36 1971–1979
6 Ho Cheng Yau 14 34 0.41 1956–1968
Tim Bredbury 14 34 0.41 1986–1999
8 Li Kwok Keung 13 34 0.38 1964–1972
9 Yu Kwok Kit 12 13 0.92 1973–1977
Kwok Ka Ming 12 47 0.26 1968–1979
Jaimes McKee 12 53 0.23 2012–2019

CaptainsEdit

Only record the players who were named as captains in official international competitions.

 
Huang Yang is named as captain under the appointment of new head coach Gary White.[26]
Year Tournament Captain(s)
1954 The 2nd Asian Games Ko Po Keung
1956 The 1st Asian Cup (Final) Ko Po Keung
1958 The 3rd Asian Games Ho Cheung Yau
1959 The 2nd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1963 The 3rd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1964 The 3rd Asian Cup (Final) Cheung Wing Ching
1967 The 4th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Kung Wah Kit
1968 The 4th Asian Cup (Final) Kung Wah Kit
1971 The 5th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Fok Pak Ling
1973 The 10th World Cup (Qualifying) Kwok Ka Ming
1975 The 6th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cheng Yun Yue
1977 The 11th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung, Kwok Ka Ming
1979 The 7th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1980 The 12th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1984 The 8th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1985 The 13th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1987 The 24th Olympic Games (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1988 The 9th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1989 The 14th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1990 The 11th Asian Games Cheung Chi Tak
1992 The 10th Asian Cup Chan Ping On, Ku Kam Fai
1993 The 15th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1994 The 12th Asian Games Lee Kin Wo
1996 The 11th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1997 The 16th World Cup (Qualifying) Ku Kam Fai, Cheung Chi Tak
1998 The 13th Asian Games Cheung Sai Ho
1999 The 12th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
2001 The 17th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho
2003 The 1st East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai
2003 The 1st East Asian Football Championship (Final) Lee Wai Man
2003 The 13th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai, Cheung Sai Ho, Lee Wai Man
2004 The 18th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2005 The 2nd East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2006 The 14th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 19th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 3rd East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro
2009 The 4th East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Man Pei Tak,[27] Li Haiqiang[28][29]
2009–2010 The 15th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro, Poon Yiu Cheuk, Man Pei Tak, Chan Wai Ho
2010 The 4th East Asian Football Championship (Final) Poon Yiu Cheuk, Chan Wai Ho, Au Yeung Yiu Chung
2011 The 20th World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2012 The 5th EAFF East Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2013–2014 The 16th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Chan Siu Ki, Yapp Hung Fai
2014 The 6th EAFF East Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2015–2016 The 21st World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Yapp Hung Fai
2016 The 7th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2017–2018 The 17th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2018 The 8th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Qualifying) Huang Yang[26]
2019 The 8th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Final) Huang Yang
2019–2021 The 22nd World Cup (Qualifying) Huang Yang
2022 The 18th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Huang Yang
2022 The 9th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Final) Sean Tse

Competition historyEdit

See comprehensive article: Hong Kong national football team – record in qualifying and major tournaments
Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All time resultsEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup finals FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1970 Did not enter Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 4 3
  1978 13 3 2 8 15 31
  1982 4 0 3 1 3 4
  1986 8 5 1 2 20 7
  1990 6 0 3 3 5 10
  1994 8 2 1 5 9 19
  1998 4 1 0 3 3 10
    2002 6 1 1 4 3 10
  2006 6 2 0 4 5 15
  2010 4 2 1 1 11 6
  2014 2 0 0 2 0 8
  2018 8 4 2 2 13 5
  2022 8 1 2 5 4 13
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 81 24 16 41 95 141

AFC Asian CupEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Dynasty Cup and East Asian Football ChampionshipEdit

Minor tournamentsEdit

Minor tournaments
Competition Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1965 Merdeka Tournament Seventh place 7 6 2 2 2 11 9
  1966 Merdeka Tournament First round 9 5 0 1 4 2 8
  1967 Merdeka Tournament Sixth place 6 6 2 0 4 6 18
  1970 Merdeka Tournament Fourth place 4 7 3 1 3 10 14
  1971 Merdeka Tournament Eighth place 8 6 2 0 4 6 14
  1972 Merdeka Tournament Sixth place 6 6 2 2 2 8 8
  1974 Merdeka Tournament Third place 3 4 1 3 1 5 5
  1975 Merdeka Tournament Fifth place 5 7 3 0 4 17 13
  1977 Beijing Invited Tournament Runners-up 2 3 2 0 1 8 2
  1983 Great Wall Cup Eighth place 8 4 1 2 1 4 4
  2006 Carlsberg Cup Fourth place 4 2 0 0 2 0 7
  2010 Long Teng Cup Winners 1 3 2 1 0 9 3
  2011 Long Teng Cup Winners 1 3 2 1 0 14 4
  2016 AYA Bank Cup Fourth place 4 2 0 1 1 2 5
Total 2 Titles

Guangdong–Hong Kong CupEdit

Hong Kong team won the competition 17 times.

Lunar New Year CupEdit

[30]

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