Seiko SA

Seiko Sports Association (Chinese: 精工體育會) were one of the most popular and successful football teams in the history of Football in Hong Kong. The team withdrew from the Hong Kong First Division League after the 1985–86 season.

Seiko
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Full nameSeiko Sports Association
Founded1970
Dissolved1986

HistoryEdit

Seiko was a team sponsored and named by the agents of Seiko Corporation who entered the team into the Hong Kong Third Division in 1970. They finished runners up in the Third Division (B) League with a record of 26 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from 28 matches and won promotion into the Second Division in the following season. In 1971–72, the team captured the league title immediately after its promotion with a record of 21 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses and were thus promoted to the Hong Kong First Division for the first time. Led by four time Hong Kong Footballer of the Year Wu Kwok Hung, the team then stayed in the top flight for 14 consecutive years until they folded in 1986.

HonoursEdit

Throughout the 14 years in the Hong Kong First Division League, Seiko captured 29 Hong Kong football trophies, which included 9 times League champion, 8 times Hong Kong Senior Shield, 6 times Hong Kong Viceroy Cup and 6 times Hong Kong FA Cup. Its reserve team also captured 2 times reserve league champion.[citation needed]

In 1986, Asian Champions Cup (now AFC Champions League) was re-introduced after its suspension after 1971. Seiko represented Hong Kong for the competition. In the qualifying round, Seiko beat Liaoning FC from China and April 25 Sports Club from North Korea and qualified for the main round. However, the rules set by competition host Saudi Arabia were too harsh and Seiko withdrew from the competition.[citation needed]

DomesticEdit

Former coachesEdit

League resultsEdit

[1]

Season Position Matches Win Draw Loss Goal For Goal
Against
Goal
Difference
Points
1972–73[2] Champion 26 18 4 4 71 35 36 40
1973–74[3] 2nd 26 17 4 5 75 36 39 38
1974–75[4] Champion 24 15 5 4 54 21 33 35
1975–76[5] 2nd 22 13 4 5 46 22 24 30
1976–77[6] 2nd 22 13 8 1 44 23 21 34
1977–78[7] 4th 22 9 7 6 41 27 14 25
1978–79 Champion 22 19 3 0 60 14 46 41
1979–80[8] Champion 22 18 3 1 58 15 43 39
1980–81 Champion 20 13 5 2 46 12 34 31
1981–82[9] Champion 20 15 4 1 45 15 30 34
1982–83 Champion 18 12 4 2 31 13 18 28
1983–84 Champion 16 10 5 1 40 19 21 25
1984–85 Champion 16 12 3 1 37 12 25 27
1985–86[10] 4th 18 7 7 4 35 23 12 21

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 香港足球總會九十週年紀念特刊
  1. ^ Rsssf.com Hongkong – List of Champions and Runners-up
  2. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing – Season 1972/1973 (FINAL)
  3. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing – 1973/1974 Season (FINAL)
  4. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing: up to and including 30 May 1975
  5. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing – 1975/76 Season (FINAL)
  6. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing: 1976/77 Season (Final)
  7. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing 1977/78 Season (Final)
  8. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing: up to and including 3 June 1980
  9. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] 81–82
  10. ^ www.GoalGoalGoal.com[permanent dead link] HKFA League Standing for the 1985/86 season (final)