Hong Kong national football team

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Hong Kong
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Dragons (蛟龍), The Strength (勁揪)
Association Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Kim Pan-Gon
Captain Yapp Hung Fai
Most caps Lee Chi Ho (70)
Top scorer Chan Siu Ki (37)
Home stadium Hong Kong Stadium (40,000)
Mong Kok Stadium (6,769)
FIFA code HKG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 143 Decrease 1 (23 November 2017)
Highest 90 (February 1996)
Lowest 172 (November 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 162 (5 September 2017)
Highest 58 (February 1948)
Lowest 169 (June 2015)
First international
non-FIFA International
 Macau 0–2 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Macau; 16 April 1939)[not in citation given][1]
FIFA International
 South Korea 3–3 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Manila, Philippines; 2 May 1954)[2]
Biggest win
Hong Kong Hong Kong 15–0 Guam 
(Taipei, Taiwan; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 China PR 7–0 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Guangzhou, China; 17 November 2004)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 0–7 Paraguay 
(Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 0–7 Argentina 
(Hong Kong; 14 October 2014)
Asian Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1956)
Best result Third place, 1956
Hong Kong national football team
Traditional Chinese 香港足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese 香港足球代表队

The Hong Kong national football team (Chinese: 香港足球代表隊), represents Hong Kong in international association football competitions such as the FIFA World Cup, AFC Asian Cup and East Asian Football Championship. The team is represented and supervised by the Hong Kong Football Association, the governing body for football in Hong Kong.

The team had been representing Hong Kong in international football events before 1997 when Hong Kong was a colony of the United Kingdom. It continues to represent Hong Kong even after Hong Kong was handed over to the People's Republic of China by the United Kingdom and became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China in 1997. This team is a separate team from the national team of the People's Republic of China, as the Basic Law and the principle of "One country, two systems" allows Hong Kong to maintain its own representative teams in international sports competitions. In Hong Kong, the Hong Kong football team is colloquially referred as the "Hong Kong team" (Chinese: 香港隊), while the Chinese national team is referred as the "national team" (Chinese: 國家隊).

History

Hong Kong started to play "Macau-Hong Kong Interport" in 1937.[1] Shanghai-Hong Kong Interport was also held as early as in 1935.[3][4] There was another Interport tournament against Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).[5]

Hong Kong played its first international match after World War II in 1949,[citation needed] against South Korea. Its first victory came in 1953, a 4–0 win against South Korea.[citation needed]

Hong Kong qualified for three of the first four editions of the Asian Cup, including a third-place finish in 1956 as hosts.Hong Kong players represented Republic of China, they finished third in the Asian Cup in 1960. However, the players in the team originally came from Hong Kong since the reputation of the Hong Kong national football team was not as good as the Republic of China.[6] Also winning the Football at the 1954 Asian Games and Football at the 1958 Asian Games.

Hong Kong has never qualified for the World Cup. However, its most celebrated victory happened during 1986 World Cup qualifying. On 19 May 1985, in Beijing, Hong Kong faced China in the final match of the first qualifying round, where Hong Kong needed a win to advance while China needed only a draw. Hong Kong, led by coach Kwok Ka Ming, produced a 2–1 upset win, with goals from Cheung Chi Tak and Ku Kam Fai, thereby winning the group and advancing to the knockout stage, where it subsequently lost to Japan.

The year 2009 could be a turning point in the diminishing football standards of Hong Kong. On 12 December, Hong Kong defeated Japan and took their first East Asian Games football gold medal in the first major competition Hong Kong football team have won. This unexpected and surprising result, raised the belief that the Hong Kong football team could perform for football lovers in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong football team also won the 2010 Long Teng Cup and 2011 Long Teng Cup.

A short football fever had appeared during 2018 World Cup qualifying in Hong Kong, as Hong Kong had drawn into the same group with their fierce rival, China. Due to the tension built by Hong Kong–Mainland China conflict, many local citizens concerned about this year's campaign, all four home matches were recorded as a sellout. With the help of some key players like Yapp Hung Fai, Festus Baise, Godfred Karikari, Hong Kong ended the campaign with 4 victories against Bhutan and Maldives, 2 scoreless drawn against China, and 2 lost against Qatar. Qatar and China occupied the top two position of the group and qualified for the next round.

Stadium

For a long time, Hong Kong played their home major matches at the Hong Kong Stadium, as well as its predecessor Government Stadium, where they are also hosting an annual international tournament known as the Carlsberg Cup as part of the festivities to usher in the Chinese New Year.

For some of the friendly matches and the minor qualification matches, the Hong Kong team most often play at Mong Kok Stadium in Mong Kok and occasionally play at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in Siu Sai Wan.

In recent years, Hong Kong plays most of home matches at Mong Kok Stadium, including FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualification matches.

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach South Korea Kim Pan-Gon
Technical Director South Korea Kim Pan-Gon
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai
Assistant Coach Hong Kong Kwok Kar Lok Kenneth
Assistant Coach Brazil Anílton da Conceição
Goalkeeping Coach Hong Kong Fan Chun Yip
Specialist Conditioning Coach England Mathew Pears
Academy Head Coach Spain Xavier Bravo Giménez
Elite Development Coach Japan Yusuke Adachi
Physiotherapist Hong Kong Wong Wai Lung

Records

Players in bold are still active at international level.

Most Capped

Lee Chi Ho is the most capped player in the history of Hong Kong, reached his 69th cap and became the current record holder on 7th June 2017 against Jordan.


Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.

# Player Chinese Name Career Position Caps Goals
1 Lee Chi Ho 李志豪 2000– DF 70 0
2 Lee Wai Man 李偉文 1993–2006 DF 68 2
3 Chan Siu Ki 陳肇麒 2004– FW 67 37
4 Chan Wai Ho 陳偉豪 2000–2017 DF 65 6
5 Poon Yiu Cheuk 潘耀焯 1998–2010 DF 62 4
5 Yapp Hung Fai 葉鴻輝 2010– GK 62 0
7 Cheung Sai Ho 蔣世豪 1995–2007 MF 56 8
8 Wu Kwok Hung 胡國雄 1971–1986 MF 52 10
8 Lo Kwan Yee 盧均宜 2007– DF 52 9
10 Leung Chun Pong 梁振邦 2006– MF 51 1
11 Chan Fat Chi 陳發枝 1977–1989 MF 50 7
11 Au Wai Lun 歐偉倫 1989–2005 FW 50 26
11 Lam Ka Wai 林嘉緯 2005– MF 50 8
14 Cheung Chi Tak 張志德 1981–1997 DF 48 1
14 Lee Kin Wo 李健和 1987–2003 FW 48 11
16 Kwok Ka Ming 郭家明 1968–1979 FW 47 12
17 Tsang Ting Fai 曾廷輝 1973–1980 DF 46 0
17 Leung Sui Wing 梁帥榮 1980–1989 DF 46 1
19 Chung Cho Wai 鍾楚維 1971–1979 FW 45 16
19 Ku Kam Fai 顧錦輝 1983–1998 DF 45 5
19 Szeto Man Chun 司徒文俊 2000–2007 DF 45 1
19 Jaimes McKee 麥基 2012– FW 45 10

Top Goalscorers

Chan Siu Ki is the top goalscorer in the history of Hong Kong, with 37 goals.

Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked with the highest to lowest goals per game ratio.

# Player Chinese Name Career Position Goals^ Caps Average
1 Chan Siu Ki 陳肇麒 2004– FW 37 67 0.5522
2 Au Wai Lun 歐偉倫 1989–2005 FW 26 50 0.52
3 Lau Wing Yip 劉榮業 1971–1986 FW 24 39 0.6154
4 Wan Chi Keung 尹志強 1976–1986 FW 18 32 0.5625
5 Chung Cho Wai 鍾楚維 1971–1979 FW 16 45 0.3556
6 Ho Cheng Yau 何祥友 1956–1968 FW 14 34 0.4118
6 Tim Bredbury 巴貝利 1986–1999 FW 14 34 0.4118
8 Li Kwok Keung 李國強 1964–1972 FW 13 34 0.3824
9 Yu Kwok Kit 余國傑 1973–1977 FW 12 13 0.9231
9 Kwok Ka Ming 郭家明 1968–1979 FW 12 47 0.2553
11 Lau Chi Lam 劉志霖 1956–1964 MF 11 22 0.5
11 Lau Kai Chiu 劉繼照 1954–1964 FW 11 28 0.3929
11 Lee Kin Wo 李健和 1987–2003 FW 11 48 0.2992
14 Jaimes McKee 麥基 2012– FW 10 45 0.2222
14 Wu Kwok Hung 胡國雄 1971–1986 MF 10 52 0.1923

^ = Minimum 10 Goals

Recent results and fixtures

  • Only record the result that affect the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking
  • The FIFA Ranking Points showing below is just show as the reference for the points that Hong Kong gain at that time, does not show the affecting of weight.

2017

2018



  Win   Draw   Loss

Players

Current squad

The following players have been selected to the final squad for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying round - Third Round match against Lebanon on 14 November 2017 and the friendly match against Bahrain on 9 November 2017.

Caps and goals as of 14 November 2017, after the match against Lebanon.
Players shown below are listed descendingly on their position, caps, goals and age.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yapp Hung Fai (Captain) (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 27) 62 0 Hong Kong Eastern
19 1GK Wang Zhenpeng (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 33) 4 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
18 1GK Tse Ka Wing (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC

4 2DF Hélio (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 31) 16 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
15 2DF Roberto (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 34) 15 0 China R&F
12 2DF Andy Russell (1987-11-21) 21 November 1987 (age 30) 8 0 Hong Kong Tai Po
3 2DF Dani Cancela (1981-09-23) 23 September 1981 (age 36) 4 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
5 2DF Fernando Recio (1982-12-17) 17 December 1982 (age 34) 4 0 Hong Kong Kitchee
17 2DF Li Ngai Hoi (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus
2 2DF Tsui Wang Kit (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Hong Kong Rangers

10 3MF Lam Ka Wai (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 32) 50 8 Hong Kong Kitchee
6 3MF Huang Yang (1983-10-19) 19 October 1983 (age 34) 43 1 Hong Kong Kitchee
8 3MF Xu Deshuai (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 30) 33 4 Hong Kong Eastern
23 3MF Ju Yingzhi (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 30) 27 4 Hong Kong Eastern
16 3MF Tan Chun Lok (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 21) 16 1 Hong Kong Tai Po
21 3MF Wong Wai (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 25) 15 1 Hong Kong Tai Po
13 3MF Cheng Chin Lung (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Hong Kong Dreams FC

22 4FW Jaimes McKee (1987-04-14) 14 April 1987 (age 30) 45 10 Hong Kong Eastern
9 4FW Sandro (1987-03-10) 10 March 1987 (age 30) 20 5 Hong Kong Kitchee
12 4FW Alex Akande (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 28) 16 9 Hong Kong Kitchee
14 4FW Lo Kong Wai (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 25) 6 0 Hong Kong Eastern
20 4FW Jordi Tarrés (1981-03-16) 16 March 1981 (age 36) 4 2 Hong Kong Lee Man
11 4FW James Ha (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 (age 24) 3 0 Hong Kong Southern

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tse Tak Him (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 32) 9 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
GK Tsang Man Fai (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Hong Kong Tai Po v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
GK Pang Tsz Kin (1986-12-16) 16 December 1986 (age 30) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
GK Yuen Ho Chun (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup

DF Lee Chi Ho (1982-11-16) 16 November 1982 (age 35) 70 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
DF Wong Tsz Ho (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
DF Leung Kwun Chung (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Hong Kong Tai Po v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
DF Lau Hok Ming (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
DF Law Chun Ting (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
DF Festus Baise (1980-04-11) 11 April 1980 (age 37) 21 0 China Guizhou Zhicheng v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
DF Fong Pak Lun (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 24) 3 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
DF Tsang Kam To (1989-06-21) 21 June 1989 (age 28) 1 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
DF Cheung Chi Yung (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 28) 0 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
DF Jack Sealy (1987-05-04) 4 May 1987 (age 30) 23 0 China Changchun Yatai v.  Malaysia, 5 September 2017
DF Jean-Jacques Kilama (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 32) 15 0 China Tianjin Quanjian v.  Malaysia, 5 September 2017
DF Lo Kwan Yee (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 33) 52 9 Hong Kong Kitchee v.  Malaysia, 5 September 2017 PRE
DF Cheung Kin Fung (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 33) 40 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Malaysia, 5 September 2017 PRE
DF Cheng King Ho (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 28) 11 0 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Malaysia, 5 September 2017 PRE
DF Chan Hin Kwong (1988-02-27) 27 February 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Yeung Chi Lun (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 28) 0 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
DF Wong Chun Ho (1990-05-31) 31 May 1990 (age 27) 0 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup

MF Michael Luk (1986-08-22) 22 August 1986 (age 31) 4 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
MF Wu Chun Ming (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Hong Kong HK Pegasus v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
MF Itaparica (1980-07-08) 8 July 1980 (age 37) 8 1 China R&F v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017
MF Lau Ho Lam (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Hong Kong Yuen Long v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
MF Leung Chun Pong (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 31) 51 1 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Jordan, 7 June 2017 PRE
MF Lee Hong Lim (1983-09-29) 29 September 1983 (age 34) 32 4 Hong Kong Eastern v.  Jordan, 7 June 2017 PRE
MF Lee Ka Yiu (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 25) 6 0 Hong Kong Tai Po FC v.  Lebanon, 28 March 2017
MF Lai Lok Yin (1995-07-20) 20 July 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Hong Kong Rangers 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
MF Lai Yiu Cheong (1988-09-25) 25 September 1988 (age 29) 2 0 Hong Kong Lee Man 2017 Guangdong–Hong Kong CupINJ
MF Au Yeung Yiu Chung (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 28) 17 4 China Guizhou Zhicheng EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 2 PRE

FW Chan Siu Ki (1985-07-14) 14 July 1985 (age 32) 67 37 Hong Kong HK Pegasus v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
FW Godfred Karikari (1985-03-11) 11 March 1985 (age 32) 24 4 China Qingdao Huanghai v.  Lebanon, 14 November 2017 PRE
FW Paul Ngue (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 29) 4 0 Hong Kong Southern v.  Malaysia, 10 October 2017 PRE
Notes

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
PRE Preliminary squad
RET Player retired from international football

Captains in official international tournaments

Year Tournament Captain(s)
1954 The 2nd Asian Games Ko Po Keung
1956 The 1st Asian Cup (Final) Ko Po Keung
1958 The 3rd Asian Games Ho Cheung Yau
1959 The 2nd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1963 The 3rd Asian Cup (Qualifying) Ho Cheung Yau
1964 The 3rd Asian Cup (Final) Cheung Wing Ching
1967 The 4th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Kung Wah Kit
1968 The 4th Asian Cup (Final) Kung Wah Kit
1971 The 5th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Fok Pak Ling
1973 The 10th World Cup (Qualifying) Kwok Ka Ming
1975 The 6th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cheng Yun Yue
1977 The 11th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung, Kwok Ka Ming
1979 The 7th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1980 The 12th World Cup (Qualifying) Wu Kwok Hung
1984 The 8th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1985 The 13th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1987 The 24th Olympic Games (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1988 The 9th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1989 The 14th World Cup (Qualifying) Leung Sui Wing
1990 The 11th Asian Games Cheung Chi Tak
1992 The 10th Asian Cup Chan Ping On, Ku Kam Fai
1993 The 15th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1994 The 12th Asian Games Lee Kin Wo
1996 The 11th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
1997 The 16th World Cup (Qualifying) Ku Kam Fai, Cheung Chi Tak
1998 The 13th Asian Games Cheung Sai Ho
1999 The 12th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Kin Wo
2001 The 17th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho
2003 The 1st East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai
2003 The 1st East Asian Football Championship (Final) Lee Wai Man
2003 The 13th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yau Kin Wai, Cheung Sai Ho, Lee Wai Man
2004 The 18th World Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2005 The 2nd East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho
2006 The 14th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Lee Wai Man, Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 19th World Cup (Qualifying) Cheung Sai Ho, Fan Chun Yip
2007 The 3rd East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro
2009 The 4th East Asian Football Championship (Qualifying) Li Haiqiang, Man Pei Tak
2009–2010 The 15th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Cristiano Cordeiro, Poon Yiu Cheuk, Man Pei Tak, Chan Wai Ho
2010 The 4th East Asian Football Championship (Final) Poon Yiu Cheuk, Chan Wai Ho, Au Yeung Yiu Chung
2011 The 20th World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2012 The 5th EAFF East Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho
2013–2014 The 16th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Chan Siu Ki, Yapp Hung Fai
2014 The 6th EAFF East Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2015–2016 The 21st World Cup (Qualifying) Chan Wai Ho, Yapp Hung Fai
2016 The 7th EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai
2017–2018 The 17th Asian Cup (Qualifying) Yapp Hung Fai

Coaches records

Name Coaching career Played Won Drawn Lost Win % Points per game[7]
Scotland Sneddon, TomTom Sneddon 1954–1956 6 1 4 1 16.7 1.17
Hong Kong Taiwan Lai Shiu Wing 1958–1967 43 16 6 21 37.2 1.26
Hong Kong Taiwan Fei Chun Wah[8] 1964 5 0 1 4 00.0 0.20
Hong Kong Taiwan Chu Wing Keung 1967 2 0 0 2 0.00 0.00
Hong Kong Taiwan Tang Sum 1968 5 0 1 4 00.0 0.20
Hong Kong Taiwan Lau Tim 1968 5 0 3 2 00.0 0.60
Hong Kong China Hsu King Shing 1969–1970 3 0 1 2 00.0 0.33
Hong Kong Taiwan Chan Fai Hung 1970–1972 23 7 3 13 30.4 1.04
Hong Kong Taiwan Ho Ying Fun 1973–1975 23 9 6 8 39.1 1.43
Netherlands Balkom, Frans vanFrans van Balkom 1976–1977 21 7 2 12 33.3 1.10
Malaysia Chan Yong Chong 1978–1979 7 4 1 2 57.1 1.86
Northern Ireland McParland, PeterPeter McParland 1980 4 1 0 3 25.0 0.75
Netherlands Knobel, GeorgeGeorge Knobel 1980–1981 7 2 2 3 28.6 1.14
Hong Kong Kwok Ka Ming 1982–1990
1997
47 16 11 20 34.0 1.26
Hong Kong Wong Man Wai 1991–1992
Hong Kong Chan Hung Ping 1993
Hong Kong Koo Luam Khen 1994–1996
Hong Kong Hong Kong Tsang Wai Chung 1996
2010–2011
38 11 8 19 28.9 1.08
Brazil Araujo, SebastianSebastian Araujo 1998–2000 6 0 1 5 00.0 0.17
Netherlands Zouwen, Arie van derArie van der Zouwen 2000–2002 13 3 2 8 23.1 0.85
Hong Kong Lai Sun Cheung 2003–2006
2007
45 15 9 21 33.3 1.20
Hong Kong Lee Kin Wo
Hong Kong Chan Hiu Ming
2007 5 2 1 2 40.0 1.20
Serbia Antonic, DejanDejan Antonić
Croatia Paulic, GoranGoran Paulić[9]
2008–2009 4 2 0 2 50.0 1.50
Hong Kong Liu Chun Fai (caretaker) 2011–2012 7 4 2 1 57.1 2.00
Scotland Australia Merrick, ErnieErnie Merrick 2012 5 2 0 3 40.0 1.20
South Korea Pan-Gon, KimKim Pan-Gon 2009–2010
2012–
56 21 13 22 37.5 1.36
Totals 379 123 77 179 32.5 1.18

Last updated: Hong Kong 2-0 Malaysia, 13 October 2017. Statistics include international "A" matches only.

FIFA world ranking history

YR|M January February March April May June July August September October November December
1993 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 103º 106º 110º 112º 112º
1994 112º 97º 99º 97º 107º 109º 107º 107º 110º 95º 98º 98º
1995 98º 108º 108º 98º 100º 103º 106º 107º 110º 108º 109º 111º
1996 110º 90º 90º 104º 103º 103º 116º 119º 122º 121º 123º 124º
1997 124º 135º 135º 126º 126º 127º 127º 129º 130º 130º 129º 129º
1998 129º 133º 129º 139º 139º 139º 138º 139º 137º 139º 139º 136º
1999 131º 131º 133º 134º 136º 137º 137º 139º 140º 140º 125º 122º
2000 119º 119º 119º 121º 123º 120º 121º 125º 125º 126º 128º 123º
2001 123º 123º 125º 123º 128º 136º 134º 134º 135º 136º 137º 137º
2002 140º 140º 140º 141º 143º 143º 143º 143º 146º 149º 149º 150º
2003 153º 154º 141º 134º 134º 136º 136º 135º 134º 136º 136º 142º
2004 142º 142º 139º 141º 141º 145º 145º 145º 144º 144º 139º 133º
2005 134º 134º 124º 126º 125º 123º 120º 119º 120º 120º 117º 117º
2006 117º 117º 115º 116º 116º 116º 117º 120º 109º 120º 117º 117º
2007 117º 111º 108º 109º 109º 115º 128º 126º 134º 135º 129º 125º
2008 125º 126º 125º 124º 125º 117º 120º 121º 122º 130º 156º 151º
2009 152º 143º 141º 142º 143º 143º 137º 134º 128º 127º 141º 143º
2010 143º 137º 140º 139º 140º 140º 135º 133º 136º 138º 145º 146º
2011 146º (128) 143º (139) 140º (139) 147º (139) 146º (139) 145º (142) 154º (134) 154º (131) 156º (124) 156º (128) 168º (105) 169º (105)
2012 168º (109) 163º (126) 158º (132) 161º (132) 161º (132) 158º (142) 160º (132) 154º (147) 159º (133) 160º (133) 172º (108) 163º (112)
2013 163º (111) 156º (143) 159º (141) 150º (176) 151º (176) 147º (178) 148º (173) 144º (180) 148º (174) 148º (171) 144º (158) 140º (184)
2014 137º (185) 144º (170) 145º (156) 158º (111) 158º (111) 163º (112) 162º (114) 161º (118) 164º (102) 163º (109) 159º (120) 156º (134)
2015 156º (127) 159º (127) 157º (127) 167º (116) 169º (116) 164º (118) 154º (163) 151º (168) 151º (169) 153º (180) 145º (199) 137º (252)
2016 136º (252) 137º (252) 139º (253) 142º (234) 143º (234) 143º (233) 148º (213) 147º (213) 142º (221) 140º (227) 140º (205) 139º (210)
2017 140º (210) 142º (203) 142º (202) 149º (179) 150º (179) 148º (179) 145º (192) 146º (192) 147º (188) 142º (211) 143º (189)

Competition history

See comprehensive article: Hong Kong national football team - record in qualifying and major tournaments
Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All time results

FIFA World Cup record

FIFA World Cup finals record qualifications record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
1930 to 1970 Did Not Enter Did Not Enter
1974 Did not Qualify 4 3 0 1 4 3
1978 12 2 2 8 14 31
1982 4 0 3 1 3 4
1986 8 5 1 2 20 7
1990 6 0 3 3 5 10
1994 8 2 1 5 9 19
1998 4 1 0 3 3 10
2002 6 1 1 4 3 10
2006 6 2 0 4 5 15
2010 4 2 1 1 11 6
2014 2 0 0 2 0 8
2018 8 4 2 2 13 5
Total - 0/21 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 22 14 36 90 128

FIFA Confederations Cup record

FIFA Confederations Cup Record
Year Result Pos P W D L F A
1992 to 2021 Did not enter
Total - Did not qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0

AFC Asian Cup record

Asian Games record

Dynasty Cup and East Asian Football Championship record

Minor tournaments

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