MUST CPK Football Team

CPK FOOTBALL TEAM is a Macau sports club established in 2009 to participate in the Macau First Division Football League. The chairman is Stephen Chow, the director is Iancio Hui.

The sponsor for 2017 is GRANDE LAB sporting goods. In January 2017, CPK announced the establishment of youth to discover talents for the future of the Macau football world.

In 2018, CPK won the title sponsorship of MACAU SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GROUP CoLtd and will use “ MUST CPK “ to compete in all competitions throughout the following year, including seven-a-side and youth leagues.

Finally, our main ambition is to win every single soccer trophy in the world.



The Club was born when a school teacher and churchwarden formed a team for local boys at Fulham St Andrew’s Church in 1879. Although cricket initially took the priority, seven years later, the team won their first silverware, the West London Amateur Cup, beating St Matthew’s 2-1 in the Final.

The Club’s title was shortened to Fulham Football Club in January 1889, meaning the original nickname of the Saints had to be dropped.

In 1896, after two years of development, the Club finally took residence in their new home – one that would not only match our ambitions but also offer a more secure foundation to move forward.

Fulham won their first home game, too, beating Minerva 4-0 in the Middlesex Senior Cup, and very quickly the symbolic relationship between Club and ground was forged. To this day, few clubs can claim to be more synonymous with its home.

The FA Cup Final was the unprecedented highlight of the 1970s. Having reached the Semi-Final for a fourth time in 1962, Fulham finally made the Wembley showpiece in May 1975 after a staggering 11-game run (a never-to-be-beaten record of most games en route to the final) that included six replays.

Then a Division Two club, Fulham would meet Division One West Ham United in the Final – a match that would sadly end in a 2-0 defeat. However, against all the odds we had finally got to the Final and in going close the side, led by Captain Mullery, would be remembered for many years to come.

FC Seoul

FC Seoul became the first ever South Korean team to appear at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens last year and they put in a highly impressive performance by reaching the semi-finals before a narrow 1-0 defeat to eventual runners-up West Ham United.

The side from the South Korean capital had previously defeated Thai Youth Football Home, Kashima Antlers and HKFC Captain’s Select to finish on top of Group C before overcoming Newcastle United 4-2 in the quarter-finals.

FC Seoul enjoyed an incredible 2016 when they won the K-League Classic for the sixth time after leapfrogging nearest rivals Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on the final day of the season following a dramatic 1-0 victory.

The side also claimed the FA Cup and reached the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League to continue a strong record on the continent that has also seen them finish runner-up on two occasions.

Among the notable players who have come through FC Seoul’s youth ranks are Swansea City’s Ki Sung-yueng and Crystal Palace’s Lee Chung-yong. Both Ki and Lee are currently leading South Korea’s charge towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia having also appeared at the 2010 and 2014 editions.

Veteran club captain Kwak Tae-hwi, meanwhile, also represents the national team while former Monaco and Arsenal forward Park Chu-young, who began his career at FC Seoul before returning in 2015, is among their other modern-day stars.

Wallsend Boys Club

Returning to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens is Wallsend Boys Club, a club that boasts a proud history as one of the most renowned footballing institutions in England. The likes of Alan Shearer, Michael Carrick and Steve Bruce spent their early playing days at the North Tyneside club, while former Premier League stars Michael Bridges, Alan Thompson and Robbie Elliot have all represented their former team at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens. 

One of the side’s most famed graduates, Peter Beardsley, who represented England at the 1990 World Cup and boasts legendary status at both Liverpool and Newcastle United, also turned out for Wallsend in 2014 and 2015. A quarter final appearance on their debut was followed by a runner-up finish a year later. In 2016, the team advanced to the semi-finals but were eliminated by USRC. They made further progress in 2017, this time winning their group before seeing off HKFC Masters in the semi-finals to set up a meeting with Citi All Stars in the final. But Wallsend’s wait for that title continued after an agonizing 3-2 defeat. 

The hunt for that elusive trophy ended in 2019, with the Club managing to win the tournament for the first time. The 2023 tournament will see Wallsend doing their best to retain their title! 


Local amateur side USRC have appeared in the last three finals at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens Masters event but, after defeating Wallsend Boys Club in the 2015 final, were unable to claim back-to-back titles as Citi All Stars ran out 3-1 victors in last year’s showpiece event.

Nonetheless, the Kowloon side put in another strong showing in 2016 when they topped Group A ahead of HKFC Chairman’s Select, KCC Veterans, Ajax All Stars and Discovery Bay. An impressive 2-1 victory over Ajax to seal top spot in the table and eliminate the Dutch team was among the highlights.

USRC then saw off tournament regulars Wallsend Boys Club 2-0 in the last four, but ultimately fell just short by suffering a 3-1 reversal to Citi All Stars in the final.

A year earlier, Brazilian duo Daniel Lins Cortes and Paulo Enrique each scored as USRC claimed the Masters title following a 2-1 final victory over a Wallsend side that featured former Leeds United striker Michael Bridges and ex-Newcastle United defender Robbie Elliott. They also reached the final in 2014, but lost out 1-0 to Ajax.

USRC won Hong Kong’s top amateur league, Division One of the Yau Yee League, in 2008, 2009 and 2014. They will return to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens as one of the favourites to lift a second Masters crown.


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Singapore Cricket Club Masters

Established 1852, the Singapore Cricket Club is one of the premier sports clubs in Singapore. SCC is represented by two teams in the HKFC Soccer Sevens 2023, SCC Singapore Football League (SFL) team for the main tournament and SCC Masters team in the masters tournament. SCC has been in this tournament for over 5 years.

The SCC Masters team, which competes in several domestic football leagues, comprised ex-professional footballers and players who were formerly from the SCC SFL team.

Kitchee All Stars

Group: A

Seeded: 5-10

Founded: 1931

Home: Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong


As they make their Soccer Sevens debut, Kitchee All Stars are expected to continue a tradition of strong local sides in the Masters Tournament, embodied by the crowd-pleasing possession football embodied by Eastern Salon Top Class, who aren’t competing in 2015.

The introduction of the Kitchee All Stars has even raised the possibility of Kitchee winning a Main and Masters ‘double’, likely to be out of reach for amateur outfits like hosts Hong Kong Football Club and Singapore Cricket Club, who also field teams in both tournaments.

Kitchee All Stars are expected to challenge the top four seeds for a place in the Masters Cup semi-finals, especially if the final squad lives up to its early promise.

Roberto Losada, Kitchee’s star striker when they won the back-to-back league titles in 2011 and 2012, helped the first team win the 2011 Soccer Sevens and was being lined up for the All Stars along with outgoing Kitchee coach Jose Molina and his former Spain teammate Vicente Engonga. Former Hong Kong international Ricky Cheng was also included in a provisional squad.

Kitchee’s first team won the Main Tournament in 2011 and even led last year’s Cup final before losing to Manchester City. Founded in 1931, Kitchee have usurped South China as Hong Kong’s strongest club in recent years and recently won the league for the fourth time in five seasons.


  • Wilson Ng - Manager
  • 1. Jose Molina (Spain; 44) - Forward
  • 6. Alex Chu Chi-kwong (Hong Kong) - Defender
  • 9. Paul Foster (Australia; 47) - Midfielder
  • 10. Ricky Cheng Siu-chung (Hong Kong; 42) - Defender
  • 15. Vicente Engonga (Spain; 49) - Midfielder
  • 17. Xiao Guoji (China; 36) - Midfielder
  • 20. Roberto Losada (Spain; 38) - Forward
  • 25. Feng Ji Zhi (China; 38) - Goalkeeper
  • 28. Bikas Curung (Nepal; 49) - Defender


  • 2015

    Group A (5th)

    Drew with HKFC Veterans 0-0

    Lost to USRC –BTS 2-0

    Lost to KCC Veterans 1-0

    Lost to Wallsend Boys Club 2-0

HKFC Chairman’s Select

The HKFC Chairman’s Select team regularly participates in the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens tournament. After a disappointing performance in the 2019 event, the team is determined to bounce back and make a strong showing this year. With their sights set on being competitive, the Chairman’s Select team has been working hard to improve their game and is eager to take the field. Along with the other HKFC team, the Chairman’s Select team hopes to represent the club and play some high-quality football proudly.

Ampcontrol Discovery Bay

The lads from Discovery Bay (DB) return to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens for the tenth time and this year as Ampcontrol Discovery Bay, having secured a new main sponsor that specializes in high voltage electrical engineering services and following their notable performances in 2017 and 2019 (reaching the plate final) and especially in 2018 (cup winners) the team will be fully charged for an electrifying display in this year’s tournament.

Ampcontrol Discovery Bay consist of local amateur and professional players from Discovery Bay Football Club (DBFC) and the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) league teams, having separated from the previous years of partnership with the boys from Brazil, who this year field their own team in the tournament. Discovery Bay teams from the past have included some star attractions such as former England Internationals Peter Beardsley, Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton. 

Ampcontrol Discovery Bay will be coached again by former Hong Kong star forward and Discovery Bay resident Tim Bredbury and big support will come from the teams main and secondary sponsors’ representatives, who are all Discovery Bay residents.

PFA Citi All Stars

The PFA are delighted to be providing the Citibank Allstars for the Hong Kong Soccer 7s once again.

This partnership has been going for 21 years with many former Professional players from all divisions in the English leagues taking part.

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix are making their fourth successive appearance at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens after becoming New Zealand’s first-ever representatives in 2015.

Wellington, the only club from New Zealand to compete in Australia’s A-League, reached the semi-finals on their debut at Hong Kong Football Club before losing 1-0 to eventual winners Atletico Madrid. And the New Zealanders again made the last four three years ago when, after topping a group comprising Eastern, Stoke City and Yau Yee League Select, they defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the last eight. Once more, Wellington would lose to the eventual champions in the last four, this time when Aston Villa ran out 2-0 victors.

The 2017 edition saw Wellington reach the final of the Plate competition, where they lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen. Domestically, Wellington have participated in the Australian league since being founded in 2007 and have reached the end-of-season Grand Final series on four occasions, achieving a best ever third-place finish in 2010.

Striker Hamish Watson was among the stars of Wellington’s 2016 HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens tournament and the New Zealander has gone on to become a regular feature in the first-team squad. The club also boast a strong Hong Kong connection having previously been led by former Hong Kong coach Ernie Merrick.

HKFC Captain’s Select

The ‘Captain’s Select’ represents the HKFC and is made up of players from the Club’s five men’s teams, including from the FA Division , HKFC and Lucky Mile and from the Yau Yee League Albion, Wanderers and Colts. 

The team has been competing in the Hong Kong Soccer 7s for several years now and has established itself as one of the top teams in the tournament. Winning the Plate competition in 2011 and reaching the semi finals in 2015. 

They have consistently performed well in the tournament and have gained a reputation as a team to watch out for.

BC Rangers

Group: A

Seeded: 9-12

Founded: 1958

Home: Kowloon Bay Sports Ground, Hong Kong


BC Rangers have only lost one out of 12 matches in the last two Soccer Sevens. Last year the Hong Kong club lost 2-0 to Leicester City in the Plate final, but had been unfortunate not to make it into the Cup competition for the first time after finishing level on five points in Group C with eventual champions Manchester City and Rangers, having drawn with both British clubs before beating Singapore Cricket Club 2-1 only to finish third on goal difference.

In 2013, BC Rangers won the Plate by going undefeated in all six of their games, a feat not even achieved by eventual Cup winners Leicester. BC Rangers finished third in Group D after a scoreless draw with Aston Villa followed 1-1 draws with fellow First Division side Citizen and Kowloon Cricket Club. BC Rangers then routed Southern 5-0 and beat HKFA U-21 on penalties to set up a rematch with KCC, edging the amateurs 1-0 in the final.

On their debut in 2011, they finished third in their group and exited in the Plate quarters.

BC Rangers have had a middling 2014/15 Premier League campaign, having finished fifth in the 2013/14 First Division, one place better than the previous season, which was their first year back in the top flight after being relegated to the Second Division in 2008.

One of the territory’s most storied clubs, the team were founded as Hong Kong Rangers more than 50 years ago by a Scottish expatriate called Ian Petrie, who named his new team after the more famous Rangers in his homeland.

Rangers changed the face of local football in 1970, becoming the first team to recruit overseas players by bringing in Scottish professionals Derek Currie and Walter Gerrard – both of whom remain revered in Hong Kong to this day – a move that brought the club their only league title in 1971.


  • Chan Hung-ping - Team Manager
  • Yan Lit-kin - Head Coach
  • 27. Paulo Cesar da Silva Argolo (Brazil; 29) - Goalkeeper
  • 2. Tse Wai-chun -
  • 6. Chow Cheuk-fung (Hong Kong; 25) - Midfielder
  • 7. Chuck Yiu-kwok (Hong Kong; 21) - Midfielder
  • 10. Han Jae-woong (South Korea; 30) - Forward
  • 14. Marco Wei -
  • 16. Jason Eng (Hong Kong; 19) - Defender
  • 22. Ko Shing-chi -
  • 23. Roberto ‘Beto’ Fronza (Brazil; 30) - Defender
  • 28. Hiromichi Katano (Japan; 33) - Defender


  • 2015

    Group A (2nd)

    Beat Leicester City 1-0

    Drew with Newcastle United 0-0

    Beat Singapore Cricket Club 2-0

    Cup quarter-finals: Lost to Wellington Phoenix 3-0

    Shield semi-finals: Beat Kitchee 2-1

    Shield final: Beat Yau Yee League Select 3-1

  • 2014

    Group C (3rd)
    Drew with Rangers 1-1
    Drew with Manchester City 2-2
    Beat Singapore Cricket Club 2-1

    Plate quarter-finals: Beat Guangzhou Evergrande 1-0
    Plate semi-finals: Beat Yau Yee League Select 1-0
    Plate final: Lost to Leicester City 2-0

  • 2013

    Group D (3rd)
    Drew with Citizen 1-1
    Drew with Kowloon Cricket Club 1-1
    Drew with Aston Villa 0-0

    Plate quarter-finals: Beat Southern 5-0
    Plate semi-finals: Beat HKFA Dragons (U-21) 1-1 (2-1 pens)
    Plate final: Beat Kowloon Cricket Club 1-0

  • 2011

    Group D (3rd)

    Lost to Kitchee 1-0

    Drew with Ajax 1-1

    Beat Hong Kong Football Club 2-1

    Cup quarter-final: Lost to HKFA U-21 1-0

Yau Yee League Select

Yau Yee League Select: 

The Yau Yee League is the oldest and biggest amateur football league in Hong Kong that was formed in 1976 by founder members Squadron, HKFC, HKU70s, Swiss XI and German All Stars and has grown to 4 divisions with, currently, 47 teams.

YYL Select is the only team, along with HKFC teams, that has competed in every year of the sevens since its formation in 1999 and we are both proud and privileged to be competing again in the first tournament since 2019. This year’s teams are managed by Michael Johnson and Cyrill Arzner along with the appointed Head Coaches Charlie Pryke of first division team Allied Colloids for the YYL Select and Head Coach Javeed Vageehudeen from Swiss XI for the YYL Masters.

Big thanks to Tony Bratsanos and Hong Kong Football Club for putting on what will, no doubt, be another great event and unforgettable experience.


Yau Yee League Masters: 

The Yau Yee League is the oldest and biggest amateur football league in Hong Kong that was formed in 1976 by founder members Squadron, HKFC, HKU70s, Swiss XI and German All Stars and has grown to 4 divisions with, currently, 47 teams.

YYL Select is the only team, along with HKFC teams, that has competed in every year of the sevens since its formation in 1999 and we are both proud and privileged to be competing again in the first tournament since 2019. This year’s teams are managed by Michael Johnson and Cyrill Arzner along with the appointed Head Coaches Charlie Pryke of first division team Allied Colloids for the YYL Select and Head Coach Javeed Vageehudeen from Swiss XI for the YYL Masters.

Big thanks to Tony Bratsanos and Hong Kong Football Club for putting on what will, no doubt, be another great event and unforgettable experience.