- Address: 55 Eastern Hospital Road, Hong Kong
- Country: China
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: 1953
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Hong Kong Stadium
The stadium is also known as a venue for the Hong Kong Sevens, a rugby sevens tournament. In 1956, it hosted the first-ever AFC Asian Cup match. 30,000 people attended the football match. The venue hosted its first Bledisloe Cup match between the national rugby union teams of Australia and New Zealand in 2008, with 39,000 people in attendance. In 2010, 26,000 people attended the second Bledisloe Cup game at the Hong Kong Stadium.
South China AA
The Hong Kong Stadium hosted numerous home games of the football club named South China Athletic Association. They became the first club which won the top-flight football league of Hong Kong 10 times. The club was founded in 1910. In 1924, South China AA won the top division of Hong Kong for the first time in their history after gathering 36 points.
Nicholas Butt is one of the former players of South China AA. In 1999, he won the FA Cup, the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and a world championship title with the world famous English football club Manchester United. Butt played in the UEFA Champions League final against the German side FC Bayern München and he played in the world championship final against the Brazilian side SE Palmeiras.
Mateja Kežman also played for South China AA. He was born in the Serbian city of Belgrade. Kežman signed with Partizan, the first Serbian football club in a European championship final, in 1998. He left Partizan in 2000 for the Dutch club PSV from Eindhoven. PSV were crowned European football champions in 1988 for the first time in their history. The same year, they won the Dutch top-flight football league and the Dutch cup tournament. PSV played their first-ever world championship final in 1988 against Club Nacional de Football from Uruguay.
The football career of Kežman
Kežman became top-scorer of the Dutch top-flight football league before he signed with the world famous English football club Chelsea in 2004. He joined the Spanish side Atlético de Madrid in 2005. Later, Mateja Kežman also played professional football for the Turkish side Fenerbahçe, the French side Paris Saint-Germain and the Russian side Zenit before he signed with South China AA in 2011. The former striker won various trophies before he ended his professional football career.