THE TEAMS

For anyone who doesnt know anything about Macau’s top tier teams, here is a little bit of information to help you on your way…

FUTEBOL CLUBE os ARTILHEIROS or more commonly known as Pau Peng are two time winners of the Macau championship. Winning in 1995 and successfully defending that title in 1996. Pau Peng finished the 2010 campaign in 6th place, and exitted the Macau FA cup after losing to third division CPK in the second round stage

FUTEBOL CLUBE do PORTO won promotion from Macau’s second tier in 2009 and were expected to struggle in the debut season in the top flight, but instead they hit the ground running. A haul of twenty points from the nine league fixtures saw them clinch a widely unexpected runners up finish. Porto also reached the MFA cup semi final, but lost out to Lam Pak

CLUBE de NATACAO HOI FAN only secured their survival in Macau’s Campionato Divisao 1a in the penultimate fixture. Hoi Fan not only had the second best goalscoring record, but the second worst defensive record. In total, fifty-four goals were scored in fixtures involving Hoi Fan – 6 goals per game!

ASSOCIACAO de DESPORTIVO de HONG NGAI won promotion as champions of Macau’s second tier. They went out of the Macau FA cup to Lam Pak in the quarter final stage

CLUBE DESPORTIVA LAM IENG are the other team promoted from the second division. Known as Lam Paks second team, they will be looking to show their bigger, more established brothers that they can compete with them at the top level

GRUPO DESPORTIVO de LAM PAK are Macau’s most decorated team in terms of league success, with 9 championships in the last 2 decades. Winning their first in 1992, Lam Pak have been a consistant threat in Macau football ever since. They managed a Macau FA cup final appearence, only to lose on penalties against Windsor Arch Ka I. Lam Pak finished this campaign in 3rd position

MACAU DEVELOPMENT UNDER 23 is literally the future of Macau’s national team, with a high percentage of Macau’s international squad coming from this team consisting of only local players aged 23 and under. The development team finished the season in 7th place, despite a bright start of 7 points from the 3 fixtures after their openning day defeat against Lam Pak

CLUBE DESPORTIVO de MONTE CARLO were re-instated into Macau’s football league. After winning the 2008 championship, they were excluded from defending their title by the FA after failing to enter a team into Macau’s mandatory 7 a side Bolinha. They recorded only 1 loss in the league, but still managed only 4th placed finish. Monte Carlo reached the semi final of the MFA cup, only to lose a penalty shootout against eventual winners, Ka I

POLICIA SEGURANCA PUBLICA have won the championship 3 times in their history, 1973, 2000 and 2005. They are notoriously tight in defence, conceeding a mere 7 goals in the nine game season. They struggled infront of goal for most of the season, scoring only 4 goals in the openning 7 games, but managed 13 goals in the final two matches

ASSOCIACAO DESPORTIVA (WINDSOR ARCH) KA I are relatively new boys to the Macanese football scene. After finishing 2nd in their debut season in division one in 2009, they have won everything since. After picking up 2009’s MFA cup, they successfully defended it in 2010. They have also picked up top honours in the 2009 Bolinha tournament as well as the 2010 Macau championship title

Relegated from the Campeonato Divisao 1a this season was Associacao Desportiva Cultural Kuan Tai and Associacao Desportiva Va Luen. The two team didnt manage a single win between them, but fought out a thrilling 4-4 draw when the two side met on Match week 3. Kuan Tai will have good reason to fancy their chances of returning to the top flight, after prooving very difficult to beat, managing 5 draws from 9 fixtures (although the origonal 1-1 scoreline with Ka I was later taken from them for alleged use of ineligable players)

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Werner on January 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Dear ‘blogger’,

    Would it be possible to contact any of these teams directly? Or are there open football trials in Macau for foreigners like there are in Singapore e.g. ?

    I’d be very interested in such information, as I’m a semi-professional football player who’d love to live in the Far East for a while. Sonce I have a passion for Asia and one for football, it would be a dream for me to be able to combine living in Asia, with the opportunity of playing football there.

    Friendly greetings!

    Reply

  2. Is there any amateur/social/pub football league in Macau? I currently play every weekend in Singapore and will be moving to Macau shortly for work and I want to continue playing. I cant seem to find anything online about playing regular football in Macau…Can you help? (

    Reply

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