Sun Hei SC
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.
|Full name||Sun Hei Sports Club Limited|
|League||Hong Kong Third Division|
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.
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 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. 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.
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.
Team name historyEdit
- 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)
|2005||AFC Cup||Group D||Club Valencia||6–1||1–1||1st|
|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|
|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|
|2013||AFC Cup||Group F||New Radiant||0–3||1–0||3rd|
- Champions (2): 2015–16, 2016–17
References and notesEdit
- 晨曦獲雙冠名贊助 Archived 23 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Tao Kung Pao (in Chinese)
- 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)
- "港超聯 南華退出 來季10隊參賽". on.cc. Retrieved 9 June 2017. (in Chinese)
- 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
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- 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)
- Sun Hei at HKFA