Bayer Leverkusen: Young at Heart

Bayer Leverkusen look to add the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens to an already impressive trophy cabinet as the Bundesliga side with a history of youth development become the first German team to feature in the tournament at Hong Kong Football Club. At no club is the ethos of hard work more ingrained than at German […]


HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens debutants playonPROS confirm all-star squad

HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens debutants playonPROS have confirmed an all-star squad for this month’s Masters Tournament with Emile Heskey, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Mikael Silvestre, David James and Colin Hendry set to head to Hong Kong Football Club. Regi Blinker, Des Walker, Phil Babb, Paul Dickov, Lee Hendrie and Michael Hughes complete playonPROS’ squad, which is […]


Andy Townsend hails HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens as ‘invaluable’ experience for young players

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder and current television pundit Andy Townsend insists playing at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens can play an “invaluable” role for any young player looking to make an impact on the modern global game. Ex-Southampton, Norwich City, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder Townsend will make his first-ever trip to Hong […]


Defending champions Aston Villa to face German newcomers Bayer Leverkusen

Defending HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens champions Aston Villa will face German newcomers Bayer Leverkusen, HKFA U-23 and competition regulars Singapore Cricket Club in an intriguing looking Group C after the draw for the May 26-28 tournament took place at Hong Kong Football Club on Tuesday. Villa defeated West Ham United 2-0 in last year’s final […]


English sides in clean sweep at HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

Aston Villa lifted the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens Cup for a tournament-leading sixth time as a 2-0 final victory over West Ham United on Sunday completed a 100% record, while English Premier League winners Leicester City and Stoke City also claimed silverware at Hong Kong Football Club. Goals from the competition’s top scorer Harry McKirdy […]


Stage set for HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens knockout phase after heavyweights progress

Five-time champions Aston Villa set up a HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens quarter-final with Japan’s Kashima Antlers after recording three successive wins on Saturday. Aston Villa, the tournament’s most decorated side having also appeared in the final on a further two occasions, claimed victories over Kitchee, Hong Kong Football Club and Newcastle United to top Group […]


Eastern, Phoenix, FC Seoul and Kashima qualify for cup knockout stage

Hong Kong Premier League champions Eastern have qualified for the quarter-finals of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens at the first time of asking after recording impressive victories over New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix and English Premier League side Stoke City. Chan Yuen-ting’s side opened the Main Tournament on Saturday morning with a 2-1 win over Stoke […]


McBreen makes scoring return to Hong Kong at HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

Former South China striker Daniel McBreen made a scoring return to Hong Kong to help Wallsend Boys Club make a perfect start at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens as last year’s finalists recorded back-to-back wins in Group B on Friday. McBreen opened his account by netting the first goal in a 2-0 win over Singapore […]


West Ham aiming to make up for last year’s final loss

Last year’s HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens runner-up West Ham United have arrived in Hong Kong determined to make up for their 2015 final defeat this weekend, according to defender Alex Pike. West Ham led Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the 2015 final before eventually losing 3-2 after extra-time as the Spanish side claimed the title on […]

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