TSW Pegasus FC

TSW Pegasus FC (Chinese: 天水圍飛馬足球會) are a Hong Kong professional football club based in Yuen Long. Founded in 2008, the club currently competes in the Hong Kong Premier League.

TSW Pegasus
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Full nameTSW Pegasus FC Limited
Nickname(s)The Flying Horsemen
Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
GroundYuen Long Stadium
Capacity4,932
PresidentSteven Lo
ChairmanTorres Chee
ManagerKwok Kar Lok
LeagueHong Kong Premier League
2019–20Withdrew
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Name historyEdit

  • 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–present: TSW Pegasus (天水圍飛馬)

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.

Club equipmentEdit

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.

StadiumEdit

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.

SupportersEdit

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".

Community contributionEdit

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.[6] It played a friendly game against South China in the afternoon and the teams drew 1–1, TSW Pegasus lost (3–5) on penalties.[7]

Team staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Kwok Kar Lok
Assistant coach   Man Pei Tak
Assistant coach   Fábio Lopes
Assistant coach   Steve Chau
Goalkeeping coach   Fan Chun Yip
Fitness coach   Cheung Po Chun

Source:[citation needed]

Current squadEdit

First TeamEdit

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 Leung Hing Kit (captain)
2 DF   HKG Festus Baise
3 DF   HKG Chan Ching Him
4 MF   HKG Wu Chun Ming (on loan from Eastern)
5 MF   HKG Kwok Tsz Kaai
6 MF   BRA Kessi FP
7 MF   HKG Sun Ming Him
8 MF   HKG Chan Hiu Fung
9 FW   BRA Nilson FP
11 FW   BRA Marquinhos FP
12 MF   HKG Lai Kak Yi
13 GK   HKG Felix Luk
14 DF   HKG Christopher Chung
15 DF   BRA Júnior Goiano FP
16 DF   HKG Law Chun Ting
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   HKG Chan Pak Hang
18 MF   HKG Lee Oi Hin
19 FW   HKG Kiranbir Singh
20 DF   HKG Tse Long Hin
21 MF   HKG Law Hiu Chung
22 DF   HKG Fábio Lopes
23 FW   HKG Ng Man Hei
24 GK   HKG Law King Hei
25 DF   HKG Lau Hok Ming (on loan from Eastern)
26 MF   HKG Ho Ka Chi
27 DF   HKG Fong Pak Lun
28 MF   HKG Chiu Wan Chun

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

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

Season-to-season recordEdit

Hong Kong Premier LeagueHong Kong First Division League2018-19 Hong Kong Pegasus FC season2018-19 Hong Kong Pegasus FC season2017-18 Hong Kong Pegasus FC season2016-17 Hong Kong Pegasus FC season2015–16 Hong Kong FC season2014–15 Hong Kong FC season2013–14 Sun Pegasus FC season2012–13 Sun Pegasus FC season2011–12 TSW Pegasus FC season

Season Tier Division Teams Position Home Stadium Attendance/G FA Cup Senior Shield League Cup Sapling Cup
2008–09 1 First Division 13 7 Runner-up Champions Runner-up
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

Note:

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

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2011 AFC Cup Group E   Sông Lam Nghệ An 1–2 2–3 3rd
  Sriwijaya 1–2 3–2
  VB 3–5 3–0

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Runners-up (3): 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14

Cup competitionsEdit

Champions (1): 2008–09
Runners-up (1): 2013–14
Champions (2): 2009–10, 2015–16
Runners-up (3): 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13
Runners-up (3): 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12
Champions (1): 2015–16
Runners-up (1): 2016–17

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tai Kung Pao news[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Facebook". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "港超聯 天水圍飛馬重出江湖". 20 October 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. ^ Tai Kung Pao news Archived 15 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Tai Kung Pao news Archived 24 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "on.cc news". Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  7. ^ "on.cc news". Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008.

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