Group: C

Seeded: 9-12

Founded: 1909 (HKFA)

Home: HKFA, 55 Fat Kwong Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong


In preparation for this year’s AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers, HKFA U-18 are making their first appearance in the Soccer Sevens since 2011.

The provisional squad included players from four Premier League clubs – Kitchee and BC Rangers, whose senior sides are also competing in the Soccer Sevens, as well as YFCMD and Sun Pegasus.

In a tough start for the teenagers, they kick off their campaign in Group C against five-time champions Aston Villa, A-League club Wellington Phoenix of New Zealand and Hong Kong Football Club, the hosts’ first team.

In 2011, HKFA U-18 were one of two national age-group teams to participate, along with HKFA U-21.

The U-18s couldn’t have had a much harder introduction to the event, with the teenagers drawn in a tough group with crowd favourites Liverpool, 2009 champions Celtic and Yau Yee League Select.

The young debutants lost of all their group games and then exited in the Plate quarter-finals after losing a penalty shootout against HKFC Captain’s Select, who went on to lift the silverware.


  • Francisco Javier Bravo Gimenez (Spain) - Head Coach
  • Szeto Man-chun (Hong Kong) - Team Manager
  • 1. Man Wai-sum (BC Rangers; 18) - Goalkeeper
  • 2. Hui Ka-lok (17) -
  • 3. Tsui Wang-kit (BC Rangers; 18) - Defender
  • 4. Wu Chun-ming (c) (Sun Pegasus; 18) - Midfielder
  • 5. Lam Fu-kwai (YFCMD; 18) - Midfielder
  • 6. Remi Dujardin (Sun Pegasus; 18) - Midfielder
  • 7. Matthew Ho Shing-yuen (Kitchee; 17) - Forward
  • 8. Clinton Ng (BC Rangers; 18) - Midfielder
  • 9. Chan Pak-hei (Sun Pegasus; 18) - Forward
  • 10. Ngan Cheuk-pan (Kitchee; 17) - Midfielder


  • 2015

    Group C (4th)

    Drew with Wellington Phoenix 0-0

    Lost to Aston Villa 1-0

    Drew with Hong Kong Football Club 0-0

    Plate quarter-finals: Lost to Leicester City 1-0

  • 2011

    Group A (4th)

    Lost to Liverpool 1-0

    Lost to Celtic 2-0

    Lost to Yau Yee League Select 2-0

    Plate quarter-final: Lost to HKFC Captain’s Select 0-0 (3-4 pens)