Lee Man Football Club (Chinese: 理文足球會) are a Hong Kong professional football club based in Tseung Kwan O, which currently competes in the Hong Kong Premier League. The club is owned by Lee & Man Chemical.

Lee Man
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Full nameBranded name:
Lee Man Football Club
Legal registration name:
Lee Man Football Limited
Founded2017; 5 years ago (2017)
GroundTseung Kwan O Sports Ground
Capacity3,500
PresidentNorman Lee
ManagerChan Hiu Ming
LeagueHong Kong Premier League
2020–21HKPL, 3rd of 8
Current season
Lee Man Football Club
Traditional Chinese理文足球會
Lee Man
Traditional Chinese理文
Lee Man Football Limited
Traditional Chinese理文足球有限公司

HistoryEdit

Lee & Man Paper were the main sponsors and operators of Rangers during the 2016–17 season. The club played that season using the team name Lee Man Rangers (Chinese: 理文流浪).

The following season, Lee & Man decided to invest their money in building their own football club. They paid a HK$1 million entrance fee to the Hong Kong Football Association for the right to enter a club directly into the Hong Kong Premier League.[1] The club hired former Hong Kong international Fung Ka Ki as their first manager on 3 July 2017.[2] Fung would only last one season as manager as the club finished a disappointing 8th place.

On 21 May 2018, Lee Man hired former Hong Kong and Macau manager Chan Hiu Ming as head coach.[3] Under Chan, the club won its first trophy, capturing the 2018–19 Hong Kong Sapling Cup on 27 April 2019 in a 3–2 victory over Yuen Long.[4]

Team staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Chan Hiu Ming
Assistant coach   Tsang Chiu Tat
Assistant coach   Li Hang Wui
Goalkeeping coach   Cheng Ho Man
Fitness coach   Lee Kin Wai
Analytical coach   Kwok Chun Lam
Technical analyst   Yeung Lok Man

Source:[citation needed]

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 5 November 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   HKG Ko Chun
2 DF   HKG Fernando Recio (captain)
3 DF   HKG Tsui Wang Kit
5 DF   HKG Yu Wai Lim
6 MF   HKG Wong Ho Chun
7 FW   HKG Lee Hong Lim
9 FW   ESP Manuel Bleda FP
10 MF   ARG Jonatan Acosta FP
11 FW   HKG Cheng Siu Kwan
12 MF   HKG Law Cheuk Hei
13 MF   HKG Diego Eli
14 DF   ESP José Ángel FP
16 MF   HKG Ngan Lok Fung
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   HKG Chang Hei Yin
18 MF   HKG Zachary Hui
19 FW   BRA Junior Dutra FP
21 DF   HKG Tsang Kam To
26 DF   HKG Wong Chun Ho
28 GK   HKG Chan Ka Ho
29 DF   HKG Yu Pui Hong
31 DF   HKG Yung Hui To
44 MF   HKG Yuto Nakamura
88 GK   HKG Yuen Ho Chun
91 FW   BRA Gil FP
99 FW   KOR Kim Seung-yong FP

Remarks:
LP These players are considered as local players in Hong Kong domestic football competitions.
FP These players are registered as foreign players.

Season-to-season recordEdit

Season Tier Division Teams Position Home Stadium Attendance/G FA Cup Senior Shield Sapling Cup
2017–18 1 Premier League 10 8 Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground 509 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Group Stage
2018–19 1 Premier League 10 9 Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground 627 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Champions
2019–20 1 Premier League 10 4 Sham Shui Po Sports Ground 877 First Round Runner-up Group Stage
2020–21 1 Premier League 8 3 Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground 852 Semi-finals

Note:

  1st or Champions   2nd or Runner-up   3rd place   Promotion   Relegation

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2021 AFC Cup Group J   Eastern
1–0
1st
  Tainan City
4–1
  Athletic 220
5–1
Inter zone play off final   Nasaf
2–3 (a.e.t.)

HonoursEdit

Cup competitionsEdit

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "上廣州鬥富力來回六粒鐘 港超兵被玩殘". Apple Daily. Retrieved 23 June 2017. (in Chinese)
  2. ^ "理文密密簽唔想再靠借?". on.cc. Retrieved 3 July 2017. (in Chinese)
  3. ^ "理文宣布陳曉明任主教練 曾昭達做副手 盼成「真專業」球會". Ming Pao. Retrieved 21 May 2018. (in Chinese)
  4. ^ "理文雨戰加時3:2挫元朗 稱霸菁英盃成球隊首冠". Ming Pao. Retrieved 27 April 2019. (in Chinese)
  5. ^ "理文來季大搞 挖角飛馬3將 陳曉明或領軍". Ming Pao. Retrieved 10 April 2018. (in Chinese)
  6. ^ "理文宣布陳曉明任主教練 曾昭達做副手 盼成「真專業」球會". Ming Pao. Retrieved 21 May 2018. (in Chinese)

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