Argentina's soccer superstar Diego Maradona, clad in a jersey of Hong Kong side Seiko, holds the trophy after his Boca Juniors team won 2-0 at Hong Kong Stadium on January 10, 1982. Photo: Martin Chan Argentina's soccer superstar Diego Maradona, clad in a jersey of Hong Kong side Seiko, holds the trophy after his Boca Juniors team won 2-0 at Hong Kong Stadium on January 10, 1982. Photo: Martin Chan
Argentina's soccer superstar Diego Maradona, clad in a jersey of Hong Kong side Seiko, holds the trophy after his Boca Juniors team won 2-0 at Hong Kong Stadium on January 10, 1982. Photo: Martin Chan

Lunar New Year Cup

Maradona, Leo Messi and Son Heung-min – Hong Kong’s football tourists of the past

  • Visitors range from Pele, Eusebio and Franz Beckenbauer in the 1970s to star-studded Liverpool and Manchester City teams in recent seasons
  • With Lunar New Year Cup and preseason tours off because of Covid-19 it might be some time before another high-profile visit

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Argentina's soccer superstar Diego Maradona, clad in a jersey of Hong Kong side Seiko, holds the trophy after his Boca Juniors team won 2-0 at Hong Kong Stadium on January 10, 1982. Photo: Martin Chan Argentina's soccer superstar Diego Maradona, clad in a jersey of Hong Kong side Seiko, holds the trophy after his Boca Juniors team won 2-0 at Hong Kong Stadium on January 10, 1982. Photo: Martin Chan
Argentina's soccer superstar Diego Maradona, clad in a jersey of Hong Kong side Seiko, holds the trophy after his Boca Juniors team won 2-0 at Hong Kong Stadium on January 10, 1982. Photo: Martin Chan
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