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Hong_Kong_FA_Cup

Hong Kong FA Cup

Hong Kong FA Cup is a knockout cup competition in Hong Kong football, run by and named after The Hong Kong Football Association.

The first edition of the competition was held in 1975, before then the cup was known as the Golden Jubilee Cup. The current season is the 33th edition of the event. Until now, 11 teams have won the cup with 9-time champions South China being the most successful.

In the first three years, the semi-finals and the finals were two-legged event. If the aggregate result was drawn, there would be extra time after the second leg. Drawn after the extra time would be settled by a replay. However, this practice was abandoned in 1977. Since 1978, all the matches have become one-legged, drawn is settled by extra time and penalty shootouts.

Moreover, teams from the Second Division and Third Division was allowed to enter the competition before. However, due to the huge difference in playing level between the First Division and the inferior levels below it, the cup has been limited to top flight teams since 1981.

The current HKFA Cup holders are Citizen who beat Wofoo Tai Po by a 2-0 win in the 2008 final played on 18 May, 2008 at the Hong Kong Stadium. The match was part of the fund raising activities for the 2008 Sichuan earthquake happened on 12 May.

Competition name due to sponsorship

No. Season Name
29 2002–03 No sponsorship for the name
30 2003–04 Dongguan Century City FA Cup
31 2004–05 Xiangxue Pharmaceutical FA Cup
32 2005–06 LANWA International FA Cup
33 2006–07 LANWA International FA Cup
34 2007–08 LANWA International FA Cup

Champions

FA Cup Finalists

No. Season Winner Scorers Score Runner–up Scorers
1 1974–75 Seiko Rangers
2 1975–76 Seiko South China
3 1976–77 Rangers Tung Sing
4 1977–78 Seiko Blake Garden
5 1978–79 Yuen Long 6-4 after pen Seiko
6 1979–80 Seiko Bulova
7 1980–81 Seiko Sea Bee
8 1981–82 Bulova Sea Bee
9 1982–83 Bulova 3-0 Rangers
10 1983–84 Eastern 2-1 Zindabad
11 1984–85 South China 2-2;
3-1 (replayed)
Harps
12 1985–86 Seiko 2-1 South China
13 1986–87 South China 4-1 Happy Valley
14 1987–88 South China 2-0 Tsuen Wan
15 1988–89 Lai Sun Double Flower 2-0 Tsuen Wan
16 1989–90 South China 1-0 Lai Sun
17 1990–91 South China 2-1 Lai Sun
18 1991–92 Ernest Borel 1-0 Instant-Dict
19 1992–93 Eastern 1-0 Ernest Borel
20 1993–94 Eastern 4-1 Happy Valley
21 1994–95 Rangers 3-0 Eastern
22 1995–96 South China 4-1 Golden
23 1996–97 Instant-Dict 2-1 (golden goal) Sing Tao
24 1997–98 Instant-Dict 3-1 South China
25 1998–99 South China 1-0 (golden goal) Instant-Dict
26 1999–00 Happy Valley 7-2 Orient & Yee Hope Union
27 2000–01 Instant-Dict 2-1 South China
28 2001–02 South China 1-0 Sun Hei
29 2002–03 Sun Hei Cornelius (45, 101) 2–1 golden goal Buler Rangers Lo Kwan Yee (28)
30 2003–04 Happy Valley Gerard (24, 54)
Jancula (36)
3–1 Kitchee Liu Quankun (53)
31 2004–05 Sun Hei Akosah (61)
André (119)
2–1 a.e.t. Happy Valley Cordeiro (40 o.g.)
32 2005–06 Xiangxue Sun Hei André (72) 1–0 Happy Valley
33 2006–07 South China Detinho (22 pen)
Chan Chi Hong (27)
Cheng Siu Wai (85)
3–1 Happy Valley Poon Yiu Cheuk (48 pen)
34 2007–08 Citizen Chen Zhizhao (14)
Joel (84 o.g.)
2–0 Wofoo Tai Po

Teams ranked by number of titles

Rank Team Winning Times Runners-up Times Last Winning Season
1 South China 9 4 2006-07
2 Seiko 6 1 1985-86
3 Lai Sun D' Flower / Instant-Dict 4 2 2000-01
3 Golden / Sun Hei / Xiangxue Sun Hei 3 2 2005-06
5 Eastern 3 1 1993-94
6 Happy Valley 2 5 2003-04
7 Rangers / Buler Rangers 2 3 1994-95
8 Bulova 2 1 1982-83
9 Ernest Borel 1 1 1991-92
10 Yuen Long 1 0 1978-79
10 Citizen 1 0 2007-08 (Current Holder)

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