Association Football (Soccer) has been played at the Club since its origin when a combined form of Rugby and Soccer was the first sport to be played at the Hong Kong Football Club in 1886. The Hong Kong Football Club continues to play an active role in the development of soccer in Hong Kong and works closely with the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) and other national and international sporting bodies to promote the game and nurture young talent.
Of the 300-plus members in the Soccer Section, the vast majority are active playing members, either for one of the six competitive men's teams, the ladies team, one of three social sides, or HKFC Youth and Junior teams. The Club’s Junior Soccer programme is open to the Hong Kong community, members and non-members and more than 1,000 children and young people participate in the programme.
Famous Hong Kong Soccer Venue
The Club’s 2,750-seat floodlit stadium with all-weather pitch regularly hosts other local Hong Kong teams and fans for home fixtures in the HKFA, Yau Yee leagues and cup competitions, as well as providing an exceptional facility for visiting social sides. Touring international football teams have also played matches at the Club.
The Club’s Soccer Section aims to compete at the highest level possible, involve the Hong Kong community in as many teams and activities as possible and to contribute to raising the standard of 'the beautiful game' in Hong Kong.
The Club First Team competes in the local HKFA football league and is the only amateur side to have competed in the Premier Division. Our Second Team, known as Lucky Mile, play in the HKFA Division Two, while Albion, Wanderers and Colts teams compete in the First Division of the Yau Yee League, playing on Sundays. The Vets team participates in the Hong Kong Legal League Legends competition while the Ladies play in the HKFA Jockey Club Ladies League. At the youth level, Hong Kong Football Club plays in the HKFA Jockey Club Youth Leagues in the U18, U16, U15, U14 and U13 age groups.
HKFC teams have an exceptional record of success often crowned Cup Winners and/or Champions of the Yau Yee League competitions as well as trophy wins at youth level and on overseas tours, including the Singapore Soccer Sevens.
Interested in playing soccer for the Club? Visit HKFC Soccer Section.
Established in 1999, the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens, organised and run by the Soccer Section and staged at the Main Pitch Stadium in late May, has become a major international televised sporting event. Over the years, it has featured professional soccer clubs from England, Scotland, Holland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and other Asian countries.
The Main Soccer Sevens tournament has seen under 23 sides visiting from major clubs worldwide, including names such as Atletico Madrid, Aston Villa, Bayer Leverkusen, Brighton and Hove Albion, Celtic, Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool, Kashima Antlers, Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Glasgow Rangers, Urawa Red Diamonds, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The event also features a Masters tournament that has seen participation from many famous international players of the past. The Club’s standing in international football has also attracted world-famous sports personalities as guests of the Soccer Section to speak at the Soccer Sevens Sportsman’s Dinner, plus other charity dinners and fundraising events.