Sun Hei SC

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Sun Hei Sports Club (Chinese: 晨曦體育會) is a Hong Kong football club which currently competes in the Hong Kong Third Division. The club has a long history in playing in the top flight, but decided to self-relegate in the 2013–14 season after declining to participate in the newly established Hong Kong Premier League.

Sun Hei
Full nameSun Hei Sports Club Limited
Founded1986; 35 years ago (1986)
PresidentRicky Ma
LeagueHong Kong Third Division
WebsiteClub website


Sun Hei entered the Hong Kong First Division under the name Golden (Chinese: 好易通) in the 1994–95 season. In 1996, Golden under the name Golden XI played against England. England was in Hong Kong preparing for the UEFA Euro 1996 later in the summer. It was in Hong Kong that Paul Gascoigne's famous dentist chair incident took place.

After securing the sponsorship of Xiangxue Pharmaceutical, the club competed in the league under the team name Xiangxue Sun Hei (Chinese: 香雪晨曦) from 2005–07.

In the season 2004–05, Sun Hei achieved The Quadruple, winning all four senior football competitions, including the Hong Kong First Division League, the Senior Shield, the League Cup and the FA Cup. In the 2005 AFC Cup, Sun Hei also got through to the semi-finals stage, the best result for a Hong Kong football club in the competition to date.

In season 2007–08, Sun Hei changed the club name to Convoy Sun Hei (Chinese: 康宏晨曦) as the club obtained sponsorship from Convoy Financial Services, a Hong Kong financial service company.

In the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, Sun Hei used Tsing Yi Sports Ground as their home ground.

In season 2011–12, the team changed its name to Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei due to sponsorship from Sunray Cave and JC Group, a company owned by Jackie Chan.[1] The team used Mong Kok Stadium as its home ground for this season, but moved back to Tsing Yi Sports Ground for the 2013–14 season. As Sun Hei refused to take part in the NOW TV broadcast agreement, it did not have its home games shown live on Now TV, its personnel was not to be interviewed, it did not share any potential TV income and its sponsors' names were not be mentioned on Now TV broadcasts.[2]

In the 2009–10 season, Sun Hei starts using Tsing Yi as their home ground. The first home match against a local strong team, Kitchee, has attracted around 1200 fans. It is the highest percentage home attendance in this season.

In the 2013–14 season, Sun Hei decided to self-relegate at the end of the season after declining to participate in the newly established Hong Kong Premier League.

During the 2016–17 season, Sun Hei captured their first league title in over ten years winning the title by one point over Wong Tai Sin. However, they declined promotion to the Hong Kong Premier League at the end of the season due to financial difficulties.[3]

A year after winning the First Division, Sun Hei were relegated following a 13th place finish in the 2017–18 season.[4]

The club finished at the bottom of the table in the 2018–19 season and were relegated to the Hong Kong Third Division.[5]

Team name historyEdit

The club has joined Hong Kong football league system by using the membership of Voicelink since 1994.

  • 1994–1999: Golden (Chinese: 好易通)
  • 1999–2005: Sun Hei (Chinese: 晨曦)
  • 2005–2007: Xiangxue Sun Hei (Chinese: 香雪晨曦)
  • 2007–2009: Convoy Sun Hei (Chinese: 康宏晨曦)
  • 2009–2011: Sun Hei (Chinese: 晨曦)
  • 2011–2014: Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei (Chinese: 日之泉JC晨曦)
  • 2014–2017: Sun Hei (Chinese: 晨曦)
  • 2017–2018: Glorysky Sun Hei (Chinese: 灝天晨曦)
  • 2018–  : Sun Hei (Chinese: 晨曦)

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 AFC Cup Group D   Club Valencia 6–1 1–1 1st
  Tampines Rovers 1–1 1–1
  Perak FA 2–1 0–1
Quarter final   Al Ahed Beirut 3–1 1–0 3–2
Semi final   Al-Nejmeh Beirut 2–3 3–0 2–6
2006 AFC Cup Group E   New Radiant 5–2 0–2 1st
  Home United 0–1 0–2
  Perlis FA 0–0 1–2
Quarter final   Al-Faisaly 1–1 1–1 2–2 (4–5 p)
2007 AFC Cup Group D   Victory SC 2–0 0–2 1st
  Hoa Phat Hanoi 7–4 1–2
  Negeri Sembilan FA 2–0 1–0
Quarter final   Al-Wahdat 0–1 1–3 1–4
2013 AFC Cup Group F   New Radiant 0–3 1–0 3rd
  Persibo Bojonegoro 8–0 3–3
  Yangon United 1–3 2–0



Champions (4): 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2016–17
Runners-up (2): 2002–03, 2005–06

Cup CompetitionsEdit

Champions (2): 2004–05, 2011–12
Runners-up (5): 1995–96, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09
Champions (3): 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06
Runners-up (2):: 1995–96, 2001–02
Champions (4): 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2008–09
Runners-up (1): 2000–01
Champions (2): 2015–16, 2016–17

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ 晨曦獲雙冠名贊助 Archived 23 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Tao Kung Pao (in Chinese)
  2. ^ 晨曦若不支持港足頻道 足總「三不一沒有」應對 Ta Kung Pao. 7 September 2011. (in Chinese)
  3. ^ "港超聯 南華退出 來季10隊參賽". Retrieved 9 June 2017. (in Chinese)
  4. ^ Shou, Ji Yeung. [郭裕洪何勉唐各建一功 南華險勝力壓晨曦成功護級 "郭裕洪何勉唐各建一功 南華險勝力壓晨曦成功護級"] Check |url= value (help). HK01. Retrieved 13 May 2018. (in Chinese)
  5. ^ Chan, Ting Long. "葵青一季即重返乙組 標準盛豐大聯盟護級夢末輪幻滅". HK01. Retrieved 27 May 2019. (in Chinese)

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Hong Kong national rugby union team
Hong Kong Sports Stars Award
Team Only Sport

Succeeded by
Hong Kong national cricket team