Yau Yee League Select

Formed in 1979, the Yau Yee League is Hong Kong’s leading amateur competition with four leagues comprising teams from all over the territory. The league’s top performers have regularly been on display at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens and return once more with aspirations of reaching the Cup quarter-finals for a fourth time.

After losing their opening two games to Wellington Phoenix and Stoke City last year, Yau Yee League Select went on to claim an excellent 2-1 victory over Hong Kong champions Eastern in their final group match. A narrow 1-0 defeat to HKFA U-21 followed as the representative team exited in the Plate quarter-finals.

Two years ago, Yau Yee League Select achieved their best performance to date when they defeated Stoke City and HKFA U-20 either side of a 2-1 reversal to eventual champions Atletico Madrid to progress to the quarter-finals.

A 1-0 loss to runners-up West Ham United followed, but a penalty shootout victory over the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens’ most successful side Aston Villa in the Shield semi-final saw Yau Yee League Select book a showdown with BC Rangers. A 3-1 defeat meant a first trophy at Hong Kong Football Club was not forthcoming, but the amateur team had again shown their pedigree at the seven-a-side game.

Yau Yee League Select also reached the Cup quarter-finals in 2012 and 2008, while draws against Manchester City in 2013 and defending champions Leicester City a year later have been among their most notable results. Their first final came in 2010 when they lost out on the Plate to Australia’s Team Bondi.

RECORD

  • 2015

    Group D (2nd)

    Beat Stoke City 2-0

    Lost to Atletico Madrid 2-1

    Beat HKFA U20 2-1

    Cup quarter-finals: Lost to West Ham United 1-0

    Shield semi-finals: Beat Aston Villa 2-2 (7-6 pens)

    Shield final: Lost to BC Rangers 3-1

  • 2014

    Group D (3rd)

    Drew with Leicester City 1-1

    Lost to Aston Villa 2-0

    Drew with HKFA U-21 1-1

    Plate quarter-final: Beat HKFC Captain’s Select 2-2 (3-2 pens)

    Plate semi-final: Lost to BC Rangers 1-0

  • 2013

    Group A (4th)

    Drew with Manchester City 1-1

    Lost to Sunderland 5-0

    Lost to Singapore Cricket Club 2-1

    Plate quarter-final: Lost to HKFA Dragons (U-21) 0-0 (0-1 pens)

  • 2012

    Group C (2nd)

    Lost to Chelsea 1-0

    Beat Kitchee 1-0

    Drew with HKFA Lions (U-23) 0-0

    Cup quarter-final: Lost to Rangers 2-0

  • 2011

    Group A (3rd)

    Lost to Celtic 2-0

    Lost to Liverpool 3-0

    Beat Hong Kong U-18 2-0

    Plate quarter-final: Lost to Eastleigh 1-0

  • 2010

    Group B (4th)

    Lost to Aston Villa 4-0

    Beat Sunderland 1-0

    Lost to Eastleigh 2-1

    Plate quarter-final: Beat Singapore Cricket Club 0-0 (4-3 pens)

    Plate semi-final: Beat Tuen Mun 1-0

    Plate final: Lost to Eastleigh 2-1

  • 2009

    Group D (4th)

    Lost to Celtic 2-0

    Lost to Eastleigh 2-0

    Lost to Kitchee Invitational 2-0

    Plate quarter-final: Lost to Birmingham City 2-1

  • 2008

    Group C (2nd)

    Lost to Aston Villa 1-0

    Beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1

    Drew with Bulova Rangers 0-0 (won penalty shootout to decide second place)

    Cup quarter-final: Lost to Rangers 2-0

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