Tim Bredbury

Tim Bredbury
Personal information
Full name Timothy Aston Bredbury
Date of birth (1963-04-25) 25 April 1963
Place of birth Hong Kong
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979-1982 Liverpool Reserves 19 (1)
1982 Ryoden 4 (13)
1982–1984 Seiko 34 (15)
1985–1986 Rangers (HKG)
1986–1990 South China (61)
1990–1991 Lai Sun 29 (22)
1991–1992 Sydney Olympic 24 (15)
1992 Selangor 18 (11)
1993 Sabah 10 (3)
1993 South China 3 (1)
1993–1994 Voicelink 11 (6)
1994–1995 Sing Tao 24 (8)
1995–1996 Frankwell 14 (3)
1996–1999 Instant-Dict
National team
1986–1999 Hong Kong 34 (14)
Teams managed
2006 Rangers (HKG)
2007 NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po
2007–2008 Rangers (HKG)
2011–2012 Biu Chun Rangers
2012 Sun Hei SC
2013– Kitchee (Academy Head Coach)
2013– Tai Chung

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tim Bredbury (Chinese: 巴貝利, born 25 April 1963 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong former international footballer. He is the current academy head coach of Kitchee, as well as the head coach of Hong Kong Second Division League club Tai Chung.

Early life

Bredbury was born in Hong Kong to British parents. He went to Glenealy School, a primary school on Hong Kong Island, and King George V School, a secondary school in Ho Man Tin, on Kowloon side. Bredbury represented Hong Kong Schools in Rugby (1979 Rosslyn Park World Schools 7's), Hockey and Swimming.

Playing career

Bredbury began his professional football career with Liverpool in 1979.[1] Bredbury stayed at Liverpool for 3 years. Bredbury was then approached by a Hong Kong football team, Ryoden, in 1982. Tim decided to take the offer and make a career in Asia. Between 1982 and 1999, Bredbury has held professional football contracts with football clubs based in Hong Kong, including Ryoden, Seiko, Hong Kong Rangers, South China, Lai Sun, Frankwell, Sing Tao & Instant-Dict and Australian Sydney Olympic FC and Malaysian Selangor FA & Sabah FA.[2][3]

Bredbury was the joint top goalscorer (with Kimon Taliadoros) in the National Soccer League with Sydney Olympic FC during the 1991–1992 season scoring 15 goals in 24 appearances.

At Club level, Tim brings a wealth of playing experience having played against top club sides from around the world, including Corinthians (Brazil), Lucky Gold Star (S Korea), Sampdoria (Italy), A.C. Milan (Italy), Everton (UK), Aston Villa (UK), Coventry (UK), Sparta Prague (Czch) and Brøndby (Denmark)

In 1986, Tim joined the Hong Kong national football team and has played in the World Cup qualifying rounds, Olympics qualifying rounds, Asian Games (Yokohama).

Tim has also been a regular member of the Hong Kong League XI competing in the Carlsberg Cup tournaments playing against such sides as Denmark, Paraguay (where he was "Man of the Match"), Yugoslavia, Japan, South Korea, Nigeria, Sweden, Romania, Switzerland, China.

During his professional football career, Tim also had trials with UK professional teams such as Wimbledon FC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers and Torquay United.

In addition to his professional playing career, he is also a fully qualified English Football Association coach and gained his UEFA A Licence in December 2011 through the English Football Association.

Tim Bredbury is a member of the English Football Association Coaches Association plus a former member of the English Professional Footballers Association.


Post playing career

Tim Bredbury had been working as a sport journalist and television anchor on ATV's World channel.[1]

Tai Po FC

On 31 July 2007, Tim Bredbury was announced by Tai Po FC as their coach for the 2007/08 Hong Kong Football League season. By mutual consent, he was released by the club on 9 October 2007 after 5 games in the season. His record was 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. He was replaced by Chan Chi Chiu.[4]

Biu Chun Rangers

On 1 August 2011, Biu Chun Rangers (then known as Fourway Rangers) announced that Tim Bredbury and Chan Hung Ping will take over as coach.[5]

Sun Hei SC

On 1 June 2012, Sun Hei SC announced that Tim Bredbury would take over as 1st team coach in preparation for the 2012–13 season and the AFC Cup competition.


  1. Shaw, Phil (22 October 2009). "Yeung must keep Super Promise International". ESPN Soccernet.
  2. "Bredbury almost sure of Sabah". New Straits Times. 9 January 1993.
  3. (traditional Chinese (HK)) 和富大埔炒巴貝利 Apple Daily. 10 October 2007.
  4. (traditional Chinese (HK)) 李輝立淡出流浪 巴貝利陳鴻平掌帥印 Wen Wei Po. 1 August 2011.

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