HKFA Red Dragons

The Hong Kong Football Association will again be represented by the HKFA Red Dragons.  

HKFA Red Dragons participated in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the tournament as the Hong Kong Football Association sought to give more of their U-23 players the invaluable chance to pit their wits against teams from across the globe. 

The HKFA fielded two teams in 2015 when U-18 and U-20 sides played in the annual showpiece. 

A HKFA Red Dragons side previously competed at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens in 2012 and 2013 as a U-21 side. 

In 2013, the HKFA Red Dragons edged out the Yau Yee League Select on penalties in the Plate quarter-finals before losing on penalties to eventual champions BC Rangers in the semi-finals. 

Last year, HKFA Red Dragons began the group stage with a credible draw against Brighton & Hove Albion before suffering defeats by Leicester City and Singapore Cricket Club. 

They beat HKFC Captain’s Select 2-0 in the Plate quarter-finals only to miss out on a place in the final after losing by the same scoreline to Australia’s Newcastle Jets.  

Hong Kong’s U-23 side enjoyed their finest hour in 2009 as they won the gold medal at the East Asian Games with a penalty shootout victory over Japan in the final.