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South China FC, founded in 1904, are the most successful football team in Hong Kong, having won the league title 40 times. They are based at Hong Kong Stadium.

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  • Anilton had landed his first contract in Hong Kong in 1997 when he was in transit after a failed tryout in mainland China
  • His biggest successes came with South China and the Hong Kong international team, working alongside Kim Pan-gon

South China official says club will consider return to top-flight football when time is right after grand opening ceremony for multimillion dollar redevelopment project, which boasts 1,000-seat capacity venue.

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Chan Siu-ki scored the equaliser in the 2009 East Asian Games final against Japan before Hong Kong claimed the gold medal, and his reported transfer fee of HK$800,000 in 2008 remains the highest for a local player.

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Yuto Nakamura recently got his Hong Kong passport after nearly 10 years living in the city, paving the way for him to represent Hong Kong in international soccer. The 32-year-old says a love of food helped him settle in the city.

South China hope to host the top Italian internationals when the domestic powerhouses play against two-time Uefa Champions League winners Juventus in an exhibition match at Hong Kong Stadium next month.

South China captain Chan Wai-ho and New York Cosmos star Raul will cross paths again - 12 years after they first met on the pitch at Hong Kong Stadium.

South China are prepared to bite the bullet and lose money to ensure a big turnout for the AET Lunar New Year Cup clash against the New York Cosmos at Hong Kong Stadium next month. Ticket prices for the annual event, on February 19, have been set at HK$100 - the same as a domestic match - and HK$30 for concessionary tickets for the elderly and students.