South China AA–Hong Kong Pegasus FC rivalry
Hong Kong Pegasus
TSW Pegasus 0–3 South China|
2008–09 Hong Kong First Division
(5 October 2008)
Sun Pegasus 5–2 South China|
(14 September 2013)
|Most wins||South China (8)|
(South China, Hong Kong Pegasus)
South China 4–0 TSW Pegasus|
(22 April 2012)
The rivalry between South China and Hong Kong Pegasus is the football local derby in Hong Kong between South China and Hong Kong Pegasus (known from 2008 to 2012 as TSW Pegasus and from 2012 to 2015 as Sun Pegasus).
Hong Kong Pegasus FC was founded as TSW Pegasus FC by various people from the Yuen Long District Council in 2008, with the help of South China chairman Steven Lo and his entertainment company bma, as well as his spouse Canny Leung, who was one of the members of the board. Moreover, players including Cheng Siu Wai and Deng Jinghuang joined TSW Pegasus from South China soon after the club was founded. As a result, matches between them are widely known as rivalry between South China and South China B team.
Despite TSW Pegasus suffering a 0–3 defeat to South China in the first match between the clubs, they went on to win three times over South China in the Senior Shield, the League Cup and the Hong Kong FA Cup in the same season. However, between that season and 20 November 2011, TSW Pegasus never defeated South China. The drought was broken when they won the November match 2–1.
TSW Pegasus was renamed as Sun Pegasus for the 2012–13 season. They nearly won the away league match at Hong Kong Stadium, but Dhiego Martins' controversial goal brought South China a point.
Sun Pegasus was then renamed as Hong Kong Pegasus for the 2015–16 season.
South China vs Hong Kong Pegasus
Hong Kong Pegasus vs South China
Top scorers in First Division derbies
|Date||Venue||Competition||Score||South China goalscorers||Hong Kong Pegasus goalscorers||Attendance|
|7 December 2008||Mong Kok Stadium||Senior Shield||0–2||Cheng Siu Wai 41', Ondoua 90'||4,167|
|7 March 2009||Mong Kok Stadium||League Cup||1–2||Au Yeung Yiu Chung 19', Lee Hong Lim 45', Nakamura 56'||2,421|
|30 May 2009||Mong Kok Stadium||FA Cup||2–3||Chan Siu Ki 24', 81' (pen.)||Itaparica 21' (pen.), 50', Lee Hong Lim 34'||2,490|
|27 March 2011||Yuen Long Stadium||League Cup||2–1||Butt 11', Souza 26'||Chan Ming Kong 78'||3,623|
|10 December 2011||Yuen Long Stadium||Senior Shield||2–2||Chan Siu Ki 65', Au Yeung Yiu Chung 67'||Cheung Kin Fung 66', Itaparica 88'||2,092|
|25 December 2011||Hong Kong Stadium||Senior Shield||1–0||Joel 4'||3,972|
These are the major football honours of South China and Hong Kong Pegasus.
|International competitions||South China||Hong Kong Pegasus|
|FIFA Club World Cup||–||–|
|AFC Champions League||–||–|
|AFC Cup||Best result: Semi-finals (2009)||Best result: Group Stage (2010)|
|Asian Cup Winners Cup||Best result: Runner-up (1993–94)||–|
|Asian Super Cup||–||N/A|