Hong Kong Rangers FC

Hong Kong Rangers
Full name Hong Kong Rangers Football Club
Founded 1958, as Rangers Football Team
1960, as Hong Kong Rangers FC
Ground Tsing Yi Sports Ground
Ground Capacity 1,200
President Lee Man Yan
Head Coach Fung Hoi Man
League Hong Kong Premier League
2015–16 Premier League, 8th
Website Club home page

Hong Kong Rangers Football Club (Chinese: 流浪足球會, often abbreviated to Rangers, renamed as Lee & Man Rangers due to sponsorship reasons), is a Hong Kong football club and plays in Hong Kong Premier League. They have won the Hong Kong First Division League once, the Senior Challenge Shield 4 times, and the FA Cup twice.


The club was founded in 1958 by a Scottish expatriate from Glasgow named Ian John Petrie. He named his club after Rangers. It was the first Asian football club with a modern football club managing system. In the early days, the club could not compete with the bigger clubs financially. So Petrie relied on young players and the team was known as a breeding ground for young players. Kwok Ka Ming was the best known players discovered by Petrie in the 1960s. In 1970, the club brought three Scottish professional players to Hong Kong. They were the first European professional players to play in the Hong Kong League, opening a new chapter in Hong Kong's football history. Great players such as Ian Taylor, Joe Brennan, Jimmy Liddell, and Derek Currie were a few to name. More were to follow in the 1980s such as Steve Paterson Jimmy Bone, and Tommy Nolan.


Since 12 October 2001, the club had been named after its sponsor, Buler, resulting in the name "Buler Rangers" up until Summer 2006. On 15 September 2007, the club announced that it has secured a large sponsorship from Bulova, a watch brand which used to fund a famous Hong Kong football team decades ago, and used "Bulova Rangers" as the team name.

In 2011, the team changed their name as Kam Fung. They were the champions of the 2011–12 Hong Kong Second Division League and were promoted to the Hong Kong First Division League, where they have remained since. The club has since renamed itself as Biu Chun Rangers due to being sponsored by Biu Chun Watch Hands.

Over the last decade, Rangers' policy in youth investment has paid off and has gained the club a reputation as an excellent school for young footballers. The Rangers youth academy has produced many of Hong Kong's finest youngsters. Although many have been signed to bigger clubs since, some have chosen to stay with the club that nurtured them. Ranger's youth system has been so successful it is common to see Rangers providing the bulk of Hong Kong's age-grade international youth teams spanning all U-15, U-17, U-19 and U-21 levels.


Season Team name League Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Senior
FA Cup League Cup Junior
2005–06 Buler Rangers D1 314734241924 First round First round Group stage Hong Kong–Shanghai Championship – Runners-up
Cite du Louvre Cup – 3rd
2006–07 Rangers D1 418774231928 First round Semi-finals Group stage
2007–08 Bulova Rangers D1 1018297193515 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Group stage Relegated to D2
2008–09 Rangers D2 618657323223 First round
2009–10 Ongood D2 4161015493131
2010–11 Biu Chun D2 722949373831 Third round
2011–12 Kam Fung D2 1221624692450 Second round Promoted to First Division League


Major trophies are listed below.

Performance in AFC competitions

1995–96: Second Round

Current squad

As of 27 October 2016.

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

No. Position Player
2 Spain DF Fernando Recio (vice-captain)
3 Hong Kong DF Tse Wai Chun
4 Brazil DF Clayton
5 Hong Kong MF Law Chun Yan
6 Hong Kong MF Chow Cheuk Fung
7 South Korea MF Gee Kyung-hun
8 Hong Kong MF Wong Chun Hin
10 Hong Kong MF Ip Chung Long
11 France FW Quentin Lendresse
12 Hong Kong MF Lai Yiu Cheong
13 Hong Kong FW Hui Ka Lok
16 Hong Kong MF Marco Wegener
17 Hong Kong MF Chan Cheuk Kwong
No. Position Player
18 Spain FW Jordi (captain)
19 Hong Kong GK Luk Felix
20 Hong Kong MF Lee Kai Chi
23 Hong Kong DF Cheung Kin Fung
24 Hong Kong DF To Philip Michael
25 Hong Kong GK Chiu Yu Ming
27 Hong Kong GK Yip Ka Yu
28 Hong Kong DF Chiu Chun Kit
30 Hong Kong DF Wong Tsz Ho
37 Hong Kong MF Chan Ming Kong
95 Hong Kong DF Tse Long Hin
TBC Venezuela FW Hermes Palomino

FP These players are registered as foreign players.

Players with dual nationality:

Retired numbers

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

No. Position Player
15 Hong Kong DF Cheung Yiu Lun (posthumous)


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