2008–09 in Hong Kong football

The 200809 season in Hong Kong football, starting July 2008 and ending June 2009:


On 9 July 2008, South China goalkeeper Zhang Chunhui was sentenced imprisonment for 8 months due to inflicting grievous bodily harm upon another person. He injured a 17-year-old boy in Causeway Bay on 19 December 2007.[1]

On 22 July 2008, HKFA confirmed the Hong Kong First Division League team list for 2008-09 season. 13 teams will compete in the top division, among which TSW Pegasus and Xiangxue Eisiti will enter using competing membership, and they will need to sponsor one local cup competition each. There are two team name changes: Lanwa Redbull renamed to be Sheffield United and Wofoo Tai Po renames to be NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po.[2]

On 2 September 2008, the 2008–09 season of Hong Kong First Division League started at Hong Kong Stadium, with the match between South China and Citizen, with Citizen drawing South China 1–1.

On 17 September 2008, South China head coach Tsang Wai Chung left his post.

Representative team

Hong Kong Team

The home team is on the left column; the away team is on the right column.

Friendly matches

19:00 GMT+8
Macau  1 – 9  Hong Kong
Iek Kim Pang  ?' Lee Wai Lim  5', 66', ?'
Cheng Siu Wai  10'
Chan Siu Ki  19', ?', 55', 63'
Au Yeung Yiu Chung  30'
Macau UST Stadium, Macau

20:00 GMT+8
Hong Kong  2 – 1  India
Au Yeung Yiu Chung  70'
Ng Wai Chiu  90'
(Report) Bhutia  80'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,200

Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup

Hong Kong representative football team participated in 31st Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup.

15:00 GMT+8
Guangdong 3 – 1  Hong Kong
Shi Liang  15', 33'
Zhao Huang  53'
(Report) Chan Siu Ki  54'
Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Sun Bing

15:15 GMT+8
Hong Kong  4 – 1 (a.e.t.) Guangdong
Chan Siu Ki  31'
Lee Wai Lim  45'
Xu Deshuai  49'
Leung Chun Pong  94'
(Report) Yin Hongbo  74' (pen.)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,395
Referee: Ng Kai Lam

Asian Cup qualifiers

Hong Kong is going to play in their Asian Cup 2011 qualifying campaign.

19:30 UTC+8
Hong Kong  1 3  Bahrain
Cheng Siu Wai  90' (Report) Abdullatif  10'
Fatadi  37'
Salman Isa  87'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,013
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

16:15 UTC+3
Yemen  1 0  Hong Kong
Al Selwi  52' (Report)
Ali Muhesen Stadium, Sana'a
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

Hong Kong U-23

Hong Kong Macau Interport

16:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  5 – 1  Macau
Yeung Chi Lun  13'
Pak Wing Chak  21'
Leung Kam Fai  63' (pen.)
Leung Chun Pong  65'
To Hon To  84'
(Report) Ho Man Hou  28'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 350
Referee: Ng Kai Lam (Hong Kong)


Competition Winner Details
First Division South China First Division 200809
Senior Challenge Shield TSW Pegasus Senior Challenge Shield 200809
Beat Convoy Sun Hei 3–0
FA Cup NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po FA Cup 200809
Beat TSW Pegasus 4–2
League Cup Convoy Sun Hei League Cup 200809
Beat TSW Pegasus 42 on penalties after 22 draw
Second Division Shatin Second Division 200809
Third Division Final Tuen Mun
Third Division "A" Lucky Mile
Third Division "District" Tuen Mun
Junior Challenge Shield Shatin Beat Sham Shui Po 2–0
HKFA 7-A-Side Competition Convoy Sun Hei Team A 2008–09 HKFA 7-A-Side Competition
Beat Kitchee Team B 1–0

Overall Top-scorers

First Division

Rank Player Club Goal(s) scored
League Shield L.C. FA Cup Total
1Brazil GiovaneConvoy Sun Hei1626024
2Brazil DetinhoSouth China1800018
3Brazil SandroCitizen1510016
4Cameroon Guy Junior OndouaTSW Pegasus7613
Hong Kong Chan Siu KiSouth China1210013

Asian clubs competitions

AFC Cup 2008

For more details on this topic, see AFC Cup 2008.

AFC Cup 2009

For more details on this topic, see AFC Cup 2009.

Hong Kong Top Footballers Awards

Exhibition matches


20:45 UTC+8
Cameroon U-23 Cameroon 0 – 2 Netherlands Netherlands U-23
Report Babel  87'
Makaay  90'
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 6,039

17:00 UTC+8
Cameroon U-23 Cameroon 1 – 0 United States USA U-23
Chedjou  25' (pen.) Report
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 6,728
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

19:30 UTC+8
Côte d'Ivoire U-23 Ivory Coast 1 – 1 Netherlands Netherlands U-23
Gervinho  47' Report Emanuelson  14'
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 6,728
P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts[3]
1 Netherlands Netherlands U-23 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 7
2 Cameroon Cameroon U-23 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 4
3 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire U-23 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 3
4 United States USA U-23 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1

Lunar New Year Cup

See 2009 Lunar New Year Cup.

Transfer deals

For more details on this topic, see List of Hong Kong football transfers summer 2008.


  1. "南華門將張春暉傷人囚8月". Ta Kung Pao. 2008-07-09.
  2. HKFA, 2008/09年度甲組聯賽參賽隊伍事宜 (Chinese)
  3. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw, no points for a defeat. An extra point is also awarded for every goal scored.

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