Hong Kong Pegasus FC
Hong Kong Pegasus FC (Chinese: 香港飛馬足球會) is a Hong Kong football club based in Yuen Long. Founded in 2008, the club currently competes in the Hong Kong Third Division.
|Full name||TSW Pegasus FC Limited|
|Nickname(s)||The Flying Horsemen|
|Ground||Yuen Long Stadium|
|Head coach||Yan Chi Kan|
|League||Hong Kong Third Division|
TSW Pegasus was established in June 2008, and they had their first season in 2008–09 Hong Kong First Division League with a budget of about HKD$10,000,000.
On 21 December 2008, Pegasus won their first trophy, defeating Sun Hei in the 2008 Senior Shield Final.
In July 2012, the club was renamed as Sun Pegasus following introduction of a new sponsor.
After the 2014–15 season, Sun International Resources Limited withdrew their sponsorship. Their club was renamed Hong Kong Pegasus following a takeover by Canny Leung.
In October 2020, the club was renamed back to TSW Pegasus and returned to Yuen Long Stadium.
After spending 13 years in top flight, Pegasus confirmed their withdrawal from the 2021–22 HKPL season and decided to self-relegate to the Hong Kong Third Division.
- 2008–2012: TSW Pegasus (天水圍飛馬)
- 2012–2015: Sun Pegasus (太陽飛馬)
- 2015–2020: Hong Kong Pegasus (香港飛馬)
- 2020–2021: TSW Pegasus (天水圍飛馬)
- 2021–present: Hong Kong Pegasus (香港飛馬)
Colours and badgeEdit
Pegasus's home colours are a red shirt with white shorts. Their away colours are a white shirt with black shorts. The current kits are designed by adidas. The team historically has played with an all yellow kit as their home colours, but after their name change to Hong Kong Pegasus, the club owners decided to make a change. It proved to be a largely unpopular decision with the club's fans.
The current Pegasus badge is a pegasus inside a yellow and red shield, which is representative of "creating miracles", "vigor", "vitality" and "creativeness" in Greek mythology.
TSW Pegasus has a bus for team transportation which is sponsored by Fuso.
The team also rented an entire 48th floor of a block of Central Park Towers in Tin Shui Wai as accommodation for team members. Renovation work is already completed.
TSW Pegasus applied to the Hong Kong Football Association for the use of Yuen Long Stadium and Tin Shui Wai Sports Ground for its home matches. HKFA replied that it will grant the application provided the grass turf at the stadium is up to standard after its examination. Later, the HKFA accepted the application of having the Yuen Long Stadium as TSW Pegasus's home ground for the game against South China on 5 October 2008. The team's directors promised to make a fanfare at the stadium on the day.
HKFA chairman Leung Hung Tak later claimed that a total of three home games for TSW Pegasus will be played at Yuen Long Stadium in the 2008–09 season.
For the 2013–14 season, TSW Pegasus has moved its home ground from Yuen Long Stadium to Mong Kok Stadium.
From 2015 to 2018, the club used Hong Kong Stadium as their home ground.
By virtue of their third-place finish in the 2017–18 season, Pegasus exercised their right to use the Mong Kok Stadium for 2018–19.
In October 2020, Pegasus returned to Yuen Long Stadium.
Pegasus has a fanbase mainly based in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai as they are Pegasus' original home districts. The club has an official fanclub known as "Pegasus Base". The club's slogan is "Pegasus, our team".
TSW Pegasus held a big recruitment event at Tin Shui Wai Sports Ground to recruit U-15 and U-19 team players on 3 August 2008. At the same time, the team also recruited a few team assistants in order to provide job opportunity for the local residents. It played a friendly game against South China in the afternoon and the teams drew 1–1, TSW Pegasus lost (3–5) on penalties.
|Season||Tier||Division||Teams||Position||Home Stadium||Attendance/G||FA Cup||Senior Shield||League Cup||Sapling Cup|
|2009–10||1||First Division||11||2||Yuen Long Stadium||1,027||Champions||Semi-finals|
|2010–11||1||First Division||10||3||Yuen Long Stadium||705||Semi-finals||Quarter-finals||Runner-up|
|2011–12||1||First Division||10||2||Yuen Long Stadium||1,252||Runner-up||Semi-finals||Runner-up|
|2012–13||1||First Division||10||5||Yuen Long Stadium||722||Runner-up||Quarter-finals|
|2013–14||1||First Division||12||2||Mong Kok Stadium||1,589||First Round||Runner-up|
|2014–15||1||Premier League||9||3||Mong Kok Stadium||1,617||First Round||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals|
|2015–16||1||Premier League||9||5||Hong Kong Stadium||981||Champions||Quarter-finals||Group Stage||Champions|
|2016–17||1||Premier League||11||8||Hong Kong Stadium||724||Quarter-finals||Quarter-finals||Runner-up|
|2017–18||1||Premier League||10||3||Hong Kong Stadium||830||Semi-finals||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals|
|2018–19||1||Premier League||10||6||Mong Kok Stadium||966||Quarter-finals||First Round||Semi-finals|
|2019–20||1||Premier League||10||Withdrew||Hong Kong Stadium||551||Semi-finals||Quarter-finals||Group Stage|
|2020–21||1||Premier League||8||4||Yuen Long Stadium||1,410||Group Stage|
1st or Champions 2nd or Runner-up 3rd place Promotion Relegation
|2011||AFC Cup||Group E||Sông Lam Nghệ An||1–2||2–3||3rd|
- Hong Kong First Division
- Hong Kong Senior Shield
- Hong Kong FA Cup
- Hong Kong League Cup
- Hong Kong Sapling Cup
- José Ricardo Rambo (1 July 2008 – June 2009)
- Dejan Antonić (August 2009 – 30 December 2009)
- José Ricardo Rambo (30 December 2009 – 30 June 2010)
- Chan Hiu Ming (1 July 2010 – 14 June 2012)
- Chan Ho Yin (10 July 2012 – 9 October 2012)
- Chan Chi Hong (9 October 2012 – 9 June 2014)
- José Ricardo Rambo (9 June 2014 – 27 January 2015)
- Chan Chi Hong (27 January 2015 – 30 June 2015)
- Lee Chi Kin (8 July 2015 – 11 April 2016)
- Kevin Bond (11 April 2016 – May 2016)
- Steve Gallen (23 June 2016 – 3 November 2016)
- Kevin Bond (7 November 2016, – 6 May 2017)
- Yeung Ching Kwong (19 June 2017 – 14 June 2018)
- Pedro García (2 July 2018 – 30 September 2018)
- Chan Ho Yin (30 September 2018 – 10 July 2019)
- Man Pei Tak (10 July 2019 – 10 May 2020)
- Kwok Kar Lok (10 May 2020 – 30 June 2021)
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- ^ "港超聯 天水圍飛馬重出江湖". 20 October 2020. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
- ^ "Pegasus to withdraw from Premier League". 3 August 2021. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
- ^ Tai Kung Pao news Archived 15 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Tai Kung Pao news Archived 24 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "on.cc news". Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
- ^ "on.cc news". Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
- Official webpage (in Chinese)