2007–08 Hong Kong First Division League

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Hong Kong First Division
Season 2007–08
Champions South China
38th Hong Kong title
Relegated Bulova Rangers
AFC Cup South China (group stage)
Eastern (group stage)
Matches played 90
Goals scored 282 (3.13 per match)
Top goalscorer Detinho (South China) (19)
Biggest home win South China 6 – 1 Workable (26 September 2007)
South China 6 – 1 Wofoo Tai Po (13 November 2007)
Biggest away win Bulova Rangers 1–9 South China (2 November 2007)
Highest scoring Bulova Rangers 1–9 South China (2 November 2007)
Longest winning run South China (7 games)
Longest unbeaten run South China (12 games)
Longest losing run Bulova Rangers, Workable, Lanwa Redbull (3 games)
Highest attendance Workable 1 – 3 Kitchee
Eastern 0 – 2 South China (4397) (22 September 2007)
Lowest attendance Happy Valley 0 – 0 Lanwa Redbull (117) (18 April 2008)
Average attendance 1305(except home matches of Lanwa Redbull)

The 2007–08 Hong Kong First Division League season is the 96th since its establishment. The first match was played on 2 September 2007 with South China lost to Kitchee 1–2.

In this season, the First Division League was composed by 10 teams. Workable has been promoted from the Second Division League while Eastern, originally demoted to Third Division League by rule, was invited by HKFA to play in the First Division League after securing sufficient sponsorship.

League table[edit]

Full table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 South China (C) 18 11 3 4 51 17 +34 36 AFC Cup 2009 Group stage
2 Citizen 18 10 4 4 31 22 +9 34
3 Wofoo Tai Po 18 7 6 5 36 37 −1 27
4 Happy Valley 18 5 9 4 25 22 +3 24
5 Convoy Sun Hei 18 5 8 5 26 23 +3 23
6 Kitchee 18 5 7 6 30 33 −3 22
7 Eastern 18 4 8 6 25 28 −3 20 AFC Cup 2009 Group stage 1
8 Lanwa Redbull 18 4 8 6 25 31 −6 20
9 Workable 18 3 6 9 14 34 −20 15
10 Bulova Rangers (R) 18 2 9 7 19 35 −16 15 Relegation to Second Division

Source: HKFA.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 via Hong Kong Senior Shield 2007-08
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

First Division League 2007–08 Winners
South China
38th Title

Home matches only[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Citizen 17 9 5 2 2 15 12 +3
2 Wofoo Tai Po 17 9 6 1 2 24 18 +6
3 South China 17 9 5 2 2 23 8 +15
4 Bulova Rangers 11 9 2 5 2 9 18 −9
5 Eastern 9 9 2 3 4 12 15 −3
6 Kitchee 9 9 2 3 4 13 18 −5
7 Lanwa Redbull 8 9 1 5 3 12 17 −5
8 Convoy Sun Hei 7 9 1 4 4 9 12 −3
9 Happy Valley 7 9 0 7 2 8 11 −3
10 Workable 7 9 2 1 6 9 22 −13

Note: Here is the home stadium list of the teams:

Away matches only[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 South China 19 9 6 1 2 28 9 +19
2 Happy Valley 17 9 5 1 3 17 11 +6
3 Citizen 17 9 5 2 2 16 10 +6
4 Convoy Sun Hei 16 9 4 4 1 17 11 +6
5 Kitchee 13 9 3 4 2 17 15 +2
6 Lanwa Redbull 12 9 3 3 3 13 14 −1
7 Eastern 11 9 2 5 2 13 13 0
8 Wofoo Tai Po 10 9 2 4 3 14 19 −5
9 Workable 8 9 1 5 3 5 13 −8
10 Bulova Rangers 4 9 0 4 5 10 17 −7

Teams[edit]

The following 10 clubs are competing in the Hong Kong First Division League during the 2007–08 season.

Club
Position
in 2006–07
First season in
top division
Last title
Bulova Rangers 4th 1965–66 1970–71
Citizen 8th 2004–05 n/a
Convoy Sun Hei 3rd 1994–95 2004–05
Eastern 10th, Second Division 1936–37 1994–95
Happy Valley 6th 1959–60 2005–06
Kitchee 2nd 1947–48 1963–64
Lanwa Redbull 5th 2005–06 n/a
South China 1st 1918–19 2006–07
Wofoo Tai Po 7th 2006–07 n/a
Workable 2nd, Second Division 2007–08 n/a

Kits[edit]

Team Kit maker Sponsor
Bulova Rangers Umbro Bulova
Citizen Jako BMA Entertainment
Convoy Sun Hei Kappa Aviva
Eastern Adidas Panasonic
Happy Valley Puma Alliance Engineering
Kitchee Mizuno Canon
Lanwa Redbull Umbro Huangshan Wenquan
South China Adidas PCCW
Wofoo Tai Po Akita Yashica
Workable Adidas Crocodile Garments

Fixtures and results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

South China 1–2 Kitchee
Li Haiqiang Goal 58' (Report) Chan Siu Ki Goal 79' (pen.)
Anderson Goal 82'
Attendance: 3,141
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Workable 2–2 Wofoo Tai Po
Beto Goal 75' Goal 90' (pen.) (Report) Chan Sze Wing Goal 33'
Annan Goal 58'
Attendance: 2,453
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Eastern 0–2 Convoy Sun Hei
(Report) Giovane Goal 48' (pen.) Goal 53'
Attendance: 2,453
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Citizen 0–0 Lanwa Redbull
(Report)
Attendance: 1,191
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Happy Valley 1–1 Bulova Rangers
Chao Pengfei Goal 55' (Report) Godfred Goal 62'
Attendance: 1,191
Referee: Wong Po On

Round 2[edit]

Convoy Sun Hei 0–0 Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 511
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Lanwa Redbull 1–3 South China
Lin Zhong Goal 90' (Report) Detinho Goal 10' Goal 24'
Maxwell Goal 36'
Wofoo Tai Po 4–3 Happy Valley
Leung Kam Fai Goal 21'
Junior Goal 39' (pen.) Goal 68'
Annan Goal 58'
(Report) Tomy Goal 45' Goal 62'
Law Chun Bong Goal 82'
Attendance: 588
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Bulova Rangers 0–4 Citizen
(Report) Wang Xuanhong Goal 17' Goal 68' Goal 73' Goal 81'
Attendance: 1,638
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Kitchee 2–2 Eastern
Cheung Kin Fung Goal 27'
Anderson Goal 40'
(Report) Paulo Goal 6' (pen.)
Rodrigo Goal 15'
Attendance: 1,638
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

Round 3[edit]

Happy Valley 2–3 Convoy Sun Hei
Diego Goal 16'
Poon Man Tik Goal 27'
(Report) Fabio Herbert Goal 18'
João Miguel Goal 25'
Giovane Goal 64'
Attendance: 560
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Workable 1–3 Kitchee
Au Yeung Yiu Chung Goal 12' (Report) Goran Goal 6' Goal 50'
Chan Siu Ki Goal 85'
Attendance: 4,397
Referee: Wong Po On
Eastern 0–2 South China
(Report) Maxwell Goal 74'
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 79'
Attendance: 4,397
Citizen 2–1 Wofoo Tai Po
Sham Kwok Fai Goal 52'
Wang Xuanhong Goal 75'
(Report) Joel Goal 71'
Attendance: 554
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Bulova Rangers 3–2 Lanwa Redbull
Liang Zicheng Goal 3'
Yaw Goal 37'
Godfred Goal 69'
(Report) Willian Goal 14'
Lin Zhong Goal 74'
Attendance: 554
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho

Round 4[edit]

South China 6–1 Workable
Maxwell Goal 10'
Itaparica Goal 32'
Detinho Goal 62' Goal 89' (pen.) Goal 90'
Cris Goal 85'
(Report) Au Yeung Yiu Chung Goal 58'
Attendance: 1,892
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Lanwa Redbull 0–2 Eastern
(Report) Ferreira Goal 67'
Paulo Goal 70' (pen.)
Wofoo Tai Po 2–0 Bulova Rangers
Annan Goal 25'
Rafael Goal 46'
(Report)
Attendance: 473
Convoy Sun Hei 3–2 Citizen
Lau Chi Keung Goal 24'
Giovane Goal 44' Goal 51'
(Report) Leko Goal 14'
Sham Kwok Fai Goal 29'
Attendance: 2,218
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Kitchee 3–3 Happy Valley
Chan Siu Ki Goal 11'
Cheng Lai Hin Goal 72'
Zizic Goal 90'
(Report) Tomy Goal 18'
Diego Goal 43'
Monteiro Goal 85'
Attendance: 2,218
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Round 5[edit]

Happy Valley 1–1 South China
Tomy Goal 39' (Report) Detinho Goal 66'
Attendance: 2,489
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Wofoo Tai Po 2–4 Lanwa Redbull
Zhang Yu Goal 58' (o.g.)
Joel Goal 83'
(Report) Wang Gang Goal 10'
Lin Zhong Goal 43'
Yang Baoming Goal 45'
Zhang Yu Goal 86'
Attendance: 853
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Bulova Rangers 0–0 Convoy Sun Hei
(Report)
Attendance: 853
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Citizen 2–1 Kitchee
Leko Goal 3'
Márcio Bambu Goal 75'
(Report) Goran Goal 53'
Attendance: 1,155
Referee: Wong Po On
Workable 0–2 Eastern
(Report) Rodrigo Goal 74'
Jeferson Goal 90'
Attendance: 1,155
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

Round 6[edit]

Eastern 1–2 Happy Valley
Rodrigo Goal 81' (Report) Poon Yiu Cheuk Goal 37' (pen.) Goal 56' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,609
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Lanwa Redbull 1–1 Workable
Villalba Goal 61' (Report) Chan Man Fai Goal 82'
South China 0–0 Citizen
(Report)
Attendance: 3,609
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Convoy Sun Hei 1–2 Wofoo Tai Po
Giovane Goal 85' (pen.) (Report) Annan Goal 67'
Joel Goal 82'
Attendance: 1,132
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Kitchee 3–1 Bulova Rangers
Chan Siu Ki Goal 29'
Akosah Goal 45'
McKee Goal 81'
(Report) Liang Zicheng Goal 10'
Attendance: 1,132
Referee: Wong Po On

Round 7[edit]

Happy Valley 0–0 Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 540
Referee: Wong Po On
Convoy Sun Hei 0–1 Lanwa Redbull
(Report) Ye Nan Goal 33'
Attendance: 540
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Wofoo Tai Po 3–3 Kitchee
Junior Goal 21' (pen.) Goal 41' (pen.)
Joel Goal 61'
(Report) Liu Quankun Goal 9'
Lo Kwan Yee Goal 62'
Anderson Goal 66'
Attendance: 677
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Citizen 2–2 Eastern
Wang Xuanhong Goal 52' Goal 90' (Report) Machado Goal 1'
Jeferson Goal 4'
Attendance: 677
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Bulova Rangers 1–9 South China
Godfred Goal 41' (Report) Detinho Goal 4' Goal 23' Goal 60'
Kwok Kin Pong Goal 25' Goal 67'
Maxwell Goal 28' Goal 86'
Li Haiqiang Goal 30' Goal 70'
Attendance: 1,196
Referee: Ng Kai Lam

Round 8[edit]

Lanwa Redbull 3–2 Happy Valley
Anibal Goal 50'
Willian Goal 61'
Zhang Yu Goal 76'
(Report) Tomy Goal 32'
Diego Goal 45'
Kitchee 1–1 Convoy Sun Hei
Chan Siu Ki Goal 7' (pen.) (Report) Giovane Goal 88'
Attendance: 581
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Workable 0–1 Citizen
(Report) Ju Yingzhi Goal 57'
Attendance: 883
Referee: Wong Po On
Eastern 4–3 Bulova Rangers
Rodrigo Goal 17'
Paulo Goal 36' (pen.) Goal 48' (pen.) Goal 72' (pen.)
(Report) Liang Zicheng Goal 56'
Marcio Goal 76' (o.g.)
Fofo Goal 90'
Attendance: 883
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
South China 6–1 Wofoo Tai Po
Kwok Kin Pong Goal 4'
Detinho Goal 14' Goal 31' (pen.)
Maxwell Goal 56' Goal 80' Goal 84'
(Report) Lee Wai Lim Goal 42'
Attendance: 1,558
Referee: Pau Sai Yin

Round 9[edit]

Convoy Sun Hei 1–2 South China
Chan Ho Man Goal 90' (Report) Detinho Goal 59'
Maxwell Goal 86'
Attendance: 1,531
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Bulova Rangers 0–0 Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 376
Referee: Lam Sing Yan
Kitchee 2–3 Lanwa Redbull
Chan Siu Ki Goal 54'
Goran Goal 90'
(Report) Villalba Goal 45' Goal 46'
Li Hang Wui Goal 90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 376
Referee: Wong Po On
Citizen 0–3 Happy Valley
(Report) Tomy Goal 13'
Sham Kwok Keung Goal 22'
Poon Yiu Cheuk Goal 79'
Attendance: 1,466
Wofoo Tai Po 0–1 Eastern
(The result was declared null) Picoli Goal 51'
Attendance: 1,466
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Wofoo Tai Po 3–1 Eastern
Rafael Goal 19'
Junior Goal 45'
Annan Goal 76'
(Re-match)
(Report)
Lee Sze Ming Goal 4'
Attendance: 461
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Round 10[edit]

Kitchee 0–5 South China
(Report) Itaparica Goal 29'
Detinho Goal 30' Goal 39' Goal 46' Goal 79'
Attendance: 2,082
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Wofoo Tai Po 2–1 Workable
Rafael Goal 24' Goal 66' (Report) Wong Chun Yue Goal 1'
Attendance: 898
Lanwa Redbull 1–1 Citizen
Anibal Goal 53' (pen.) (Report) Wang Xuanhong Goal 45'
Convoy Sun Hei 1–1 Eastern
Miguel Goal 50' (Report) Fabio Goal 76'
Attendance: 898
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Bulova Rangers 0–0 Happy Valley
(Report)
Attendance: 433
Referee: Fung Ka Yu

Round 11[edit]

South China 4–1 Lanwa Redbull
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 32'
Cris Goal 76'
Chan Wai Ho Goal 85'
Itaparica Goal 90'
(Report) Geng Xin Goal 4'
Attendance: 976
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Eastern 1–1 Kitchee
Fabio Goal 42' (Report) Goran Goal 14'
Attendance: 992
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Workable 1–6 Convoy Sun Hei
Beto Goal 32' (pen.) (Report) Roger Goal 8'
Pizzi Goal 10'
Giovane Goal 18' Goal 20' Goal 36'
Chan Yiu Lun Goal 75'
Attendance: 992
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Happy Valley 1–1 Wofoo Tai Po
Sham Kwok Keung Goal 45' (Report) Annan Goal 58'
Attendance: 1,089
Referee: Wong Po On
Citizen 3–2 Bulova Rangers
Wang Xuanhong Goal 14' Goal 60'
Leko Goal 53'
(Report) Siumar Goal 21' (pen.)
Donatus Goal 70'
Attendance: 1,089
Referee: Fung Ka Yu

Round 12[edit]

Wofoo Tai Po 2–3 Citizen
Junior Goal 25' (pen.)
Rafael Goal 90'
(Report) Chiu Chun Kit Goal 4' (o.g.)
Leko Goal 5' Goal 16'
Attendance: 185
Referee: Lui Siu Chuen
Kitchee 0–1 Workable
(Report) Chan Man Fai Goal 58'
Attendance: 750
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Convoy Sun Hei 0–1 Happy Valley
(Report) Chao Pengfei Goal 22'
Attendance: 750
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
South China 2–0 Eastern
Schutz Goal 13' Goal 15' (Report)
Attendance: 1,097
Referee: Wong Po On
Lanwa Redbull 2–2 Bulova Rangers
Villalba Goal 31'
Lin Zhong Goal 69'
(Report) Liang Zicheng Goal 6'
Caleb Goal 62'

Round 13[edit]

Happy Valley 0–0 Kitchee
(Report)
Attendance: 251
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Eastern 0–0 Lanwa Redbull
(Report)
Attendance: 650
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Bulova Rangers 2–2 Wofoo Tai Po
Lam Ka Wai Goal 81' Goal 86' (Report) Junior Goal 26' (pen.)
Annan Goal 79'
Attendance: 650
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Citizen 0–1 Convoy Sun Hei
(Report) Chan Yiu Lun Goal 66'
Attendance: 183
Workable 1–4 South China
Au Yeung Yiu Chung Goal 53' (Report) Wong Chin Hung Goal 26'
Detinho Goal 63'
Maxwell Goal 77' Goal 87'
Attendance: 1,000

Round 14[edit]

Eastern 0–0 Workable
(Report)
Attendance: 838
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Convoy Sun Hei 1–1 Bulova Rangers
Roger Goal 59' (Report) Siumar Goal 85' (pen.)
Attendance: 838
Referee: Fung Ka Yu
Kitchee 0–1 Citizen
(Report) Ronan Goal 17'
Attendance: 2,092
Referee: Lui Siu Chuen
South China 0–2 Happy Valley
(Report) Chao Pengfei Goal 25' Goal 36'
Attendance: 2,092
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Round 15[edit]

Workable 3–2 Lanwa Redbull
Au Yeung Yiu Chung Goal 33'
Yang Xu Goal 35'
Balbinot Goal 62'
(Report) Anibal Goal 70' (pen.)
Min Jin Goal 74'
Attendance: 671
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
Wofoo Tai Po 2–2 Convoy Sun Hei
Joel Goal 48'
Lee Wai Lim Goal 72'
(Report) Chan Yiu Lun Goal 45'
Roger Goal 82'
Attendance: 671
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Citizen 2–1 South China
Ronan Goal 65' (pen.)
Márcio Goal 78'
(Report) Detinho Goal 37' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,184
Referee: Wong Chi Tang
Bulova Rangers 3–1 Kitchee
Lam Ka Wai Goal 29'
Nanmi Goal 45' (o.g.)
Minga Goal 60'
(Report) Cheng Lai Hin Goal 22'
Attendance: 894
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Happy Valley 3–3 Eastern
Tomy Goal 17'
Chao Pengfei Goal 36'
Godfred Goal 42'
(Report) Fábio Goal 22' Goal 86'
Paulo Goal 82'
Attendance: 894
Referee: Fung Ka Yu

Round 16[edit]

Kitchee 2–1 Wofoo Tai Po
McKee Goal 77' Goal 90' (Report) Sze Kin Wai Goal 84'
Attendance: 1,607
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
South China 0–0 Bulova Rangers
(Report)
Attendance: 1,607
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
Workable 0–1 Happy Valley
(Report) Denisson Goal 3'
Attendance: 999
Eastern 4–2 Citizen
Rodrigo Goal 4' Goal 33' Goal 75'
So Yiu Man Goal 17'
(Report) Paulinho Goal 72'
Ronan Goal 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 999

Round 17[edit]

Happy Valley 0–0 Lanwa Redbull
(Report)
Attendance: 117
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Citizen 4–1 Workable
Baise Goal 34'
Paulinho Goal 40'
Ju Yingzhi Goal 61'
Leko Goal 78'
(Report) Beto Goal 62' (pen.)
Attendance: 460
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Bulova Rangers 0–0 Eastern
(Report)
Attendance: 904
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Convoy Sun Hei 2–2 Kitchee
Giovane Goal 23'
Cordeiro Goal 38'
(Report) Goran Goal 35' (pen.)
Nanmi Goal 72'
Attendance: 904
Referee: Wong Po On
Wofoo Tai Po 2–1 South China
Chiu Chun Kit Goal 6'
Joel Goal 76'
(Report) Lee Chi Ho Goal 8'
Attendance: 1,590
Referee: Wong Chi Tang

Round 18[edit]

Workable 1–0 Bulova Rangers
Beto Goal 24' (Report)
Attendance: 1,093
Referee: Cheng Oi Cho
Lanwa Redbull 2–4 Kitchee
Hao Shuang Goal 24'
Anibal Goal 77'
(Report) Akosah Goal 6' Goal 47' Goal 52'
Gao Wen Goal 66'
Happy Valley 0–2 Citizen
(Report) Marcio Goal 21'
Anthony Goal 75'
Attendance: 1,093
Referee: Pau Sai Yin
Eastern 2–3 Wofoo Tai Po
Rodrigo Goal 5'
Yu Ho Pong Goal 51'
(Report) Rafael Goal 12' Goal 35'
Junior Goal 59'
Attendance: 4,199
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
South China 4–1 Convoy Sun Hei
Chan Chi Hong Goal 24'
Schutz Goal 61' Goal 66'
Detinho Goal 86' (pen.)
(Report) Chan Yiu Lun Goal 46'
Attendance: 4,199
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

Scorers[edit]

19 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Only scorers with 3 goals or above are listed here.

Annual awards[edit]

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]