Kitchee Sports Club
() is a Hong Kong sports club
best known for its footballing
exploits. The club was founded in 1931 and currently plays in Hong Kong First Division League
Kitchee also holds the best record against Italian
teams by a Hong Kong team. They defeated A.C. Milan
2-1 on 31 May 2004 in a summer friendly match played in Hong Kong.
Kitchee Football Team was founded at 1931.
Following its return to the First Division in 2003
, Kitchee became one of the most prominent in Hong Kong
. Handled by their previous coach, Dejan Antonic
, Kitchee won two trophys in one season (2005-2006) and under the same cold-hand coach, Dejan Antonic
, in their 2006-07 season, the club secured 2nd place in the league, whereas the champion South China
had already qualified for AFC Cup
as Hong Kong Senior Shield
winner. As a result, Kitchee became one of the two Hong Kong
representatives in 2008 AFC Cup
Kitchee has been invited to take part in the 2010 Singapore Cup
. Kitchee will be the first Hong Kong team to take part in this tournament.