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Metro Gallery FC

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Leaper MG
Full nameMetro Gallery Football Club
Founded2008; 16 years ago (2008) (as Fourway Athletics)
GroundPo Kong Village Road Park
Capacity1,500
LeagueHong Kong Second Division
2022–23First Division, 13th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Metro Gallery Football Club (Chinese: 駿其足球會) is a Hong Kong football club which currently competes in the Hong Kong Second Division.

History

The team began as Fourway Athletics (Chinese: 四海體育會), it joined Hong Kong First Division in 2008–09 season as a competition member (Chinese: 競賽會員, members who pay a specific amount of money and sponsor a domestic cup of Hong Kong to the Hong Kong Football Association, to join the Hong Kong First Division League) of the Hong Kong Football Association.

In 2009–10 season, Fourway merged with Rangers in the Hong Kong Second Division and was renamed as Fourway Rangers (Chinese: 四海流浪) for the new season.

In 2011–12 season, the team was renamed Biu Chun Rangers in deference to club sponsor Biu Chun Watches.[1]

In 2012–13 season, the team was renamed as Yokohama FC Hong Kong as J. League Division 2 team Yokohama F.C. purchased the Hong Kong Football Association membership of the team.

In the 2013–14 season, Yokohama FC Hong Kong moved their home ground from Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground to Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, finishing a disappointing 10th in the league.

For the 2014–15 season, the club attained sponsorship from Modic Entertainment and was thus renamed as YFCMD (Yokohama FC Modic). The team also once again moved stadiums to Sham Shui Po Sports Ground.

In summer 2015, Modic Entertainment confirmed they will not extend the sponsorship contract with the club. Metro Gallery confirmed that they will attain the sponsorship.[2] The team was then branded as Dreams Metro Gallery FC.

On 6 July 2016, the club announced via Facebook that they would not field a team in the 2016–17 season, instead, choosing to voluntarily drop down to the First Division.[3] The South China Morning Post reported that the team was facing financial difficulties after failing to attain sponsorship for the Premier League.[4]

In the 2017–18 season, the club was branded as Hongda Metro Gallery. The next season, the club was branded as Hongda.

In the 2019–20 season, the club was branded as Icanfield.

In the 2021–22 season, the club was branded as Leaper MG.

In the 2022–23 season, the club was relegated to the Second Division.

In the 2023–24 season, the club was renamed as Leaper FC.

Name history

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  • 2008–2009: Fourway Athletics (四海體育會)
  • 2009–2011: Fourway Rangers (四海流浪)
  • 2011–2012: Biu Chun Rangers (標準流浪)
  • 2012–2014: Yokohama FC Hong Kong (橫濱FC(香港))
  • 2014–2015: YFCMD (YFC澳滌)
  • 2015–2016: Dreams Metro Gallery (夢想駿其)
  • 2016–2017: Metro Gallery (駿其)
  • 2017–2018: Hongda Metro Gallery (宏大駿其)
  • 2018: Hongda (宏大)
  • 2019: Metro Gallery (駿其)
  • 2019–2020: Icanfield (駿棹)
  • 2020–2022: Metro Gallery (駿其)
  • 2022–: Leaper MG (騰翱MG)

References

  1. ^ (in Chinese) 流浪盼足總分擔頻道製作費 Ming Pao. (By Sina.com.hk) 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ "YFCMD change name to Dreams Metro Gallery FC" Archived 9 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. offside.hk. Retrieved on 2015-07-20
  3. ^ (in Chinese) "夢想駿其來季動向事宜" Archived 13 February 2019 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Special treatment: Guangzhou R&F will get players’ concessions if they compete in Hong Kong Premier League" Archived 10 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. scmp.com.
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