Kitchee

Hong Kong Premier League team Kitchee has been the city’s most successful domestic side in recent years, and possess the best record from the local representative in the history of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 

After Instant Dict beat Chelsea 2000 Cup final, Kitchee overcame Scotland’s Celtic 1-0 in the 2011 final to become only the second side from Hong Kong to lift the trophy at Hong Kong Football Club.  

It is not their only HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens silverware having also beaten Hong Kong Football Club 2-0 in the final of the Plate in 2005.  

Kitchee, who also lost the Plate final on penalties to Birmingham City in 2009, returned to the Cup final in 2014 only to lose 2-1 to Manchester City.  

Over the last two years, Kitchee have struggled to make an impact, losing in the semi-finals of the Plate on both occasions.  

Domestically, Kitchee have established themselves as the territory’s leading club in recent years by winning six titles between 2011 and 2018.  

They also became the first team from the city to pick up a win in the group stage of the AFC Champions League as they claimed a surprise 1-0 victory over Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol in 2018.  

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