The 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League season, also known as 2011–12 bma Hong Kong First Division League season will be the 100th since its establishment. Kitchee will be the defending champions, having won their 4th Hong Kong title in the previous season.
Locations of the Hong Kong First Division League 2011–12 venues
A total of 10 teams will contest the league, 8 of which already contested in the 2010–11 season and 2 of which will be promoted from the 2010–11 Hong Kong Second Division League.
Tai Chung was relegated to Second Division after ending a two-year tenure in First Division and HKFC was also relegated, making its immediate return to the second level after just one year in the Hong Kong top flight. The 2 relegated teams will be replaced by Sham Shui Po and Pontic from the 2010–11 Hong Kong Second Division League.
Fourway Rangers changed their name to Biu Chun Rangers.
|Biu Chun Rangers
||Tsing Yi Sports Ground
||Mong Kok Stadium
|Hong Kong Sapling
||Kowloon Bay Park
||Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
||Tseung Kwan O
|Sham Shui Po
||Sham Shui Po Sports Ground
||Sham Shui Po
||Hong Kong Stadium
||So Kon Po
|Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei
||Mong Kok Stadium
||Yuen Long Stadium
||Tuen Mun Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground
|Wofoo Tai Po
||Tai Po Sports Ground
1As Mutual has withdrawn from 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League, Hong Kong Sapling is formed to replace.
Personnel and sponsorship
The 2011–12 season will continue to be sponsored by BMA Entertainment, a company owned by South China's convener Steven Lo. bma's sponsorship is worth HK$2 million. (approx US$250,000.) Of the HK$2 million, HK$1.2 million will be for the sponsorship of the Now TV Hong Kong football channel. The league winners will receive HK$500,000 prize money, while the 1st runner's up and 2nd runner's up will receive HK$200,000 and HK$100,000 respectively.
The referees' uniforms are sponsored by Lotto Sport Italia.
For the 2011–12 season, Now TV's channel 634 will become the Hong Kong Football Channel. The first live broadcast of the season will be Kitchee vs Sun Hei SC on 3 September 2011. The production cost will be sponsored by the TV station and supported by HKFA and the clubs. Advertising revenues, after subtracting Now TV's costs, will be shared with HKFA. Now TV announced that the channel will be free to all Now TV subscribers. The production cost of the channel is about HK$40 million. Now TV hopes that the Hong Kong government will subsidise the channel in the future, because they will also broadcast Hong Kong's inter-school matches.
As Sun Hei has decided not to take part in the TV broadcast package, the HKFA has imposed four broadcast sanctions: No live home game broadcasts, no division of advertising revenues, no interviews or feature programmes of team personnel and no mention of their sponsors' names. Faced with these sanctions, Sun Hei's Chung Chi Kwong continued to say the club has the right to spend its resources the way they like and will not change its mind due to external influences.
Updated to games played on 20 May 2012.
Rules for classification:
1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1 via 2011–12 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
Positions by round
Last updated: 21 April 2012
Fixtures and results
Note: The match between Hong Kong Sapling and South China was played at Mong Kok Stadium.(Originally at Kowloon Bay Park)
Note: The match between Biu Chun Rangers and Kitchee was played at Mong Kok Stadium. (Originally at Tsing Yi Sports Ground)
Note: Matches between Citizen and Sham Shui Po and between Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei and Kitchee were held in January 2012.
Note: The match between Biu Chun Rangers and TSW Pegasus was played at Mong Kok Stadium. (Originally at Tsing Yi Sports Ground)
Note: The match between Biu Chun Rangers and South China AA will be played at Mong Kok Stadium. (Originally at Tsing Yi Sports Ground)
- Due to unstable weather condition, the bma First Division League match between Citizen and HK Sapling which held at Mongkok Stadium tonight (4 May 2012) had been abandoned and re-scheduled to 15 May 2012
| Player|| For || Against || Result || Date|
|Karikari, GodfredGodfred Karikari || TSW Pegasus || Sham Shui Po ||WIN 4–0 || 24 September 2011|
|Chi Kwan, LoLo Chi Kwan || Kitchee || Hong Kong Sapling ||WIN 6–0 || 25 September 2011|
|Barry, MamadouMamadou Barry || Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei || Sham Shui Po ||WIN 5–0 || 16 October 2011|
|Cong, LingLing Cong || Tuen Mun || Sham Shui Po ||WIN 2–6 || 23 October 2011|
|Nakamura, YutoYuto Nakamura || Citizen || Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei ||WIN 2–3 || 16 December 2011|
|Sandro, Sandro || Biu Chun Rangers || Hong Kong Sapling ||WIN 4–0 ||18 December 2011|
- First goal of the season: Leung Tsz Chun for Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei against Kitchee (3 September 2011)
- Widest winning margin: 6 goals
- Highest scoring game: 10 goals
- Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 6 goals
- Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 4 goals
HKSPA Most Valuable Player of the Month
Keymansoho Best Eleven of the Month
- ↑ Sun Hei 5–0 Sham Shui Po
- ↑ Biu Chun Rangers 4–0 Hong Kong Sapling
- 1 2 (traditional Chinese (HK)) 足球 bma續贊助港甲 Apple Daily. 30 August 2011.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))港甲球證獲服裝贊助 Wen Wei Po. 31 August 2011.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))Rasonic 樂信牌 Citizen FC. 7 September 2011.
- ↑ 2011/12 年球季新聞發佈會(Chinese)
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))足球 now634台將播港甲 Apple Daily. 19 August 2011.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))now播港足 毋須加錢任睇 Ming Pao. 19 August 2011.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))足總擬「 4不」對付晨曦 Apple Daily. 7 September 2011.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK))晨曦拒絕出資協辦頻道 Sing Tao Daily (by Sina.com.hk) 8 September 2011.
- ↑ "Top Scorers". HKFA. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 高梵當選體記協會 「9月最有價值球員」, Wen Wei Po, 31 October 2011
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 高梵---港甲九月MVP, Youtube, 8 December 2011
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 晨曦闖4強 劍指全季不敗, Ming Pao, 28 November 2011
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 鄭少偉---港甲十月MVP, Youtube, 29 November 2011
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 侯宇1票之微力壓巴利當選, Hong Kong Daily News, 17 December 2011
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 侯宇當選11月最佳, Oriental Daily, 17 December 2011
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 侯宇---港甲十一月MVP, Youtube, 3 January 2012
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 祖爾奪香港體記協會甲足 十二月最有價值球員, Wen Wei Po, 27 January 2012
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 祖爾---港甲十二月MVP, Youtube, 7 February 2012
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) [http://www.hkdailynews.com.hk/sports.php?id=212696 佐迪獲選為1月份MVP, Hong Kong Daily News, 27 February 2012
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) [http://paper.wenweipo.com/2012/04/01/SP1204010023.htm 港菁向流浪搶分, Wen Wei Po, 1 April 2012
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) [http://paper.wenweipo.com/2012/04/20/SP1204200027.htm 傑志挫公民重登榜首, Wen Wei Po, 20 April 2012
- ↑ (traditional Chinese (HK)) [http://hk.news.yahoo.com/video/topstory-19458512/title-29354138.html 傑志謝幕勝利賀衛冕港甲, HKBN bbTV, 20 May 2012