Yuen Long FC

Yuen Long
Full name Yuen Long Football Club
Nickname(s) Squire team (鄉紳班), Tai Pei Tau (大披頭)
Founded 1959 (as Yuen Long District Sport Association)
2013 (as Yuen Long Football Club)
Ground Yuen Long Stadium
Ground Capacity 4,932
President Wilson Wong
Head coach Fung Hoi Man
League Hong Kong Premier League
2015-16 7th

Yuen Long Football Club (Chinese: 元朗足球會, renamed as KMB Yuen Long due to sponsorship reasons) are a Hong Kong professional football club currently competing in Hong Kong Premier League.

The football teams of the club was originally organised by Yuen Long District Sports Association (Chinese: 元朗區體育會). In 2013, Yuen Long Football Club was established and took over the teams.


Yuen Long District Sport Association was established by former chairmen of Hong Kong Football Association, Fu Lee Sha and Tsang Sam Chiu in 1959.

The team entered the former Hong Kong Third Division League in 1959–60 season. The team carried a three-year plan to get promotion to First Division. In 1961–62, the team became the first district team to compete in First Division. In 1962–63, the team gained their first top Division League title. In 1967–68, the team captured their first Senior Shield by beating Tung Sing. In 1968–69, the team turned professional until 1972–73 when it focused on a youth squad. In 1978–79, the team beat the league giant Seiko in FA Cup final, which avoided Seiko from capturing all the 6 major tropies in the season. In 1979–80, the team quit the league due to financial problem.

With the promotion of the district football league, Yuen Long team was formed again in 2003 and entered the Hong Kong Third District Division League.

They were promoted to the Hong Kong First Division League in the 2013–14 season, as they were the champion of the Hong Kong Second Division League, 7 points ahead the runner-up Happy Valley.




Current squad (2016-2017)

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

No. Position Player
1 Hong Kong GK Wong Tsz Chung
2 Hong Kong DF Pang Chiu Yin
3 Hong Kong DF Chan Ka Lok
4 Hong Kong DF Lau Ka Ming
6 Hong Kong DF Law Chun Ting
7 Brazil MF Teko
9 Hong Kong DF Lai Hau Hei
9 Brazil FW Diego Higino
11 Hong Kong FW Yip Tsz Chun
12 Hong Kong MF Ngan Lok Fung
15 Hong Kong DF Yu Wai Lim
No. Position Player
18 Hong Kong DF Wong Yim Kwan
18 Hong Kong MF Lai King Fung
21 Hong Kong GK Lau Ho Lam
22 Brazil MF Fábio Lopes (Captain)
27 Hong Kong DF Chan Hin Kwong
30 Hong Kong GK Pang Tsz Kin
33 Hong Kong MF Tam Lok Hin
37 Brazil DF Luciano
99 Serbia MF Aleksandar Ranđelović
Hong Kong MF Yiu Ho Ming

Famous players

See also


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