Playonpro return for a third consecutive HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens appearance seeking what has so far proven an elusive place in the semi-finals of the Cup competition.  

Making their debut in 2017, Playonpro arrived with a star-studded line-up led by former Manchester United, Arsenal and England defender Viv Anderson on the sidelines and players of the calibre of David James, Emile Heskey and Mikael Silvestre on the pitch. 

They finished behind Wallsend Boys Club and Yau Yee League Masters in the group stage to drop down into the Plate final, where playonPROS beat Discovery Bay 3-2 to take home the silverware on their debut appearance.  

Last year, Playonpro again finished third after draws against Discovery Bay, HKFC Masters, a win over KCC Veterans and defeat by Wallsend Boys Club. 

But they were unable to retain the Plate as SCC Masters ran out 4-3 winners in the final with the likes of James and Wes Brown in their side.  

The Playonpro initiative was created as a way to give both current and ex-professionals the chance to save for their futures and build a life outside of the game, while also helping recently retired players as they start a new journey in life.