China - Interport Matches


Hong Kong vs Shanghai
Shanghai vs Tianjin
Hong Kong vs Tianjin
Shanghai vs Hankou
Hong Kong vs Guangdong
Hong Kong vs Macao
Shanghai vs Macao
Guangdong vs Macao

Before 1949, China only occasionally took part in international competition, either the Far Eastern Games or, in 1936 and 1948, the Olympics. Therefore, the main fixtures were the Interports. These were annual matches between city select XI's.


Hong Kong vs Shanghai

The main event between the two main football centres in pre-1949 China. It started as a match between expatriates, but Chinese players were included for the first time in 1925. Since 1924, it was played for a trophy donated by the Hong Kong Telegraph.

Year		Winners		Score			Venue
1908		Hong Kong	3-0			Hong Kong
1913		Shanghai	2-1			Hong Kong
1923		Shanghai	3-0			Hong Kong
1924		Shanghai	1-0			Shanghai
1925		Hong Kong	3-0			Hong Kong
1926		Shanghai	5-4			Shanghai
1927		Hong Kong	4-0			Hong Kong
1928		Shanghai	7-0			Shanghai
1929		Hong Kong	3-0			Hong Kong
1930		Shanghai	5-2			Shanghai
1931		Shanghai	4-3			Hong Kong
1932		Hong Kong	4-3			Shanghai
1933		Shanghai	3-2			Hong Kong
1934		Shanghai	6-2			Shanghai
1935		Hong Kong	7-1			Hong Kong
1936		Hong Kong	3-2			Shanghai
1937		Shanghai	4-3			Hong Kong
1940		Shanghai	2-0			Shanghai
1947 (Jan)	Hong Kong	2-0 (after 0-0 draw)	Hong Kong
1947 (May)	Shanghai	2-1			Shanghai
1948		Hong Kong	5-1			Hong Kong

The fixture was revived in 1987. In recent years, a League XI has usually
represented Hong Kong, while, since 1994, the city's leading professional club, 
Shanghai Shenhua, has represented Shanghai.  

1987		Shanghai	4-1			Shanghai
1988		Hong Kong	3-2			Hong Kong
1989		Shanghai	1-0			Shanghai
1990		Hong Kong	2-1			Hong Kong
1991		Shanghai	1-0			Shanghai
1992		Shanghai	1-0			Hong Kong
1993		Hong Kong	0-0 (4-3 pens)		Shanghai
1994		Hong Kong	3-2			Hong Kong
1995		Shanghai	2-0			Shanghai
1996		Shanghai	3-2			Hong Kong
1997		Shanghai	3-1			Shanghai
1998		Shanghai	1-0			Hong Kong
1999		Shanghai	3-2			Shanghai
2000  8 Oct	Hong Kong	0-0 (5-3 pens)		Hong Kong
2001  5 Oct     Hong Kong       1-1 (5-4 pens)          Shanghai

There was another interruption when the fixture was not played from 2002 to 2004.

Since 2005 there is an (almost) annual fixture contested by club team called the
Hong Kong-Shanghai Club Challenge;
In 2005, Hong Kong were represented by Kitchee, Shanghai by Shanghai Shenhua;
in 2006, Hong Kong were represented by Buler Rangers, Shanghai by Shanghai Shenhua;
in 2008, Hong Kong were represented by South China, Shanghai by Shanghai Shenhua;
in 2010, Hong Kong were represented by Citizen, Shanghai by Shanghai East Asia
in 2011, Hong Kong were represented by Wofoo Tai Po, Shanghai by Shanghai East Asia
in 2012, Hong Kong were represented by Kitchee, Shanghai by Shanghai Tellace
in 2013, Hong Kong were represented by South China, Shanghai by Shanghai East Asia

2005 16 Feb     Hong Kong       0-1	                Shanghai 
2006  7 Feb     Shanghai        1-0                     Shanghai
2008 24 Jan     Shanghai        2-1                     Hong Kong
2010  6, 13 Nov Shanghai        4-1 1-2                 Hong Kong
2011  5, 12 Nov Shanghai        3-2 7-1                 Hong Kong 
2012  1, 10 Nov Shanghai        4-0 2-3                 Hong Kong
2013            Shanghai        2-1 0-1 (7-6 pens)      Hong Kong

Shanghai vs Tianjin

The leading football centre in north China was Tianjin (Tientsin).

Year		Winners		Score			Venue
1928		Tianjin		5-4 (after 1-1 draw)	Shanghai
1930		Shanghai	3-2			Shanghai
1933		Tianjin		7-1			Tianjin
1934		Draw		3-3			Shanghai
1936		Tianjin		8-4			Tianjin
1937		Tianjin		8-3			Shanghai

Hong Kong vs Tianjin

These matches were part of triangular tournaments staged in Shanghai alongside the other interports. Shanghai won both tournaments.

Year		Winners		Score			Venue
1930		Hong Kong	3-2			Shanghai
1934		Tianjin		4-2			Shanghai

Shanghai vs Hankou

This match was part of a triangular tournament including the Shanghai-Hong Kong interport. Shanghai won this match, and the tournament, although the score is unknown. There was presumably also a match between Hong Kong and Hankou. Hankou is now part of the city of Wuhan.

Year		Winners		Score			Venue
1924		Shanghai	unk			Shanghai

Hong Kong vs Guangdong

Guangdong (Canton) is the Chinese province adjoining Hong Kong, and this fixture takes place each January. The Hong Kong team is usually a League XI, while, in recent years, the Guangdong team has been made up of players from the province's leading clubs (Guangdong Hongyuan, Guangzhou Apollo, Guangzhou Songri and Shenzhen Ping'an).

Year	Ed	Winners		1st leg	2nd leg		Aggregate	Venue 1st leg

1979     1      Guangdong	1-0	3-1		4-1		Guangzhou (Jan 21, 1979; 2nd Jan 28)
1980	 2	Hong Kong	1-0	0-0		1-0		Hong Kong (Dec 30, 1979; 2nd Jan 14)
1981	 3	Guangdong	0-0	1-0		1-0		Guangzhou (Jan 18, 1981; 2nd Jan 22)
1982	 4	Hong Kong	1-1	2-1		3-2		Hong Kong (Jan  3, 1982; 2nd Jan 12)
1983	 5	Guangdong	1-1	0-0		1-1 (4-3 pens)	Guangzhou (Jan 25, 1983; 2nd Jan 30)
1984	 6	Guangdong	1-0	0-0		1-0		Hong Kong (Jan  1, 1984; 2nd Jan  5)
1985	 7	Guangdong	2-1	1-0		3-1		Guangzhou (Jan  3, 1985; 2nd Jan  6)
1986	 8	Guangdong	1-0	2-1		3-1		Hong Kong (Jan  5, 1986; 2nd Jan  9)
1987	 9	Guangdong	1-0	0-1		1-1 (5-3 pens)	Guangzhou (Dec 31, 1986; 2nd Jan  4)
1988	10	Guangdong	3-0	0-0		3-0		Hong Kong (Jan  2, 1988; 2nd Jan  9)
1989	11	Hong Kong	0-1	4-2		4-3		Guangzhou (Dec 25, 1988; 2nd Jan  1)
1990	12	Hong Kong	0-1	2-0		2-1		Hong Kong (Jan  6, 1990; 2nd Jan 13)
1991	13	Guangdong	4-0	2-1		6-1		Guangzhou (Jan 19, 1991; 2nd Jan 26)
1992	14	Guangdong	2-1	1-0		3-1		Hong Kong (Jan 11, 1992; 2nd Jan 18)
1993	15	Hong Kong	1-1	1-0		2-1 [!]		Guangzhou (Jan  3, 1993; 2nd Jan 10)
1994	16	Guangdong	0-2	3-1		3-3 (5-4 pens)	Hong Kong (Jan  9, 1994; 2nd Jan 16)
1995	17	Guangdong	2-0	2-0		4-0		Guangzhou (Jan  1, 1995; 2nd Jan  8)
1996	18	Guangdong	4-0	4-1		8-1		Hong Kong (Dec 31, 1995; 2nd Jan  7)
1997	19	Guangdong	3-0	1-2		4-2		Guangzhou (Dec 29, 1996; 2nd Jan  5)
1998	20	Guangdong	1-1	1-0		2-1		Hong Kong (Jan 11, 1998; 2nd Jan 17)
1999	21	Guangdong	1-0	1-1		2-1		Guangzhou (Jan  3, 1999; 2nd Jan 10)
2000	22	Hong Kong	1-0	1-1		2-1	        Hong Kong (Jan  2, 2000; 2nd Jan  9)
2001    23      Hong Kong       2-2     1-0             3-2             Guangzhou (Jan  6, 2001; 2nd Jan 13)
2002    24      Hong Kong       3-1     0-1             3-2             Hong Kong (Dec 30, 2001; 2nd Jan  6)
2003    25      Guangdong       2-0     2-1             4-1             Guangzhou (Dec 29, 2002; 2nd Jan  5)
2004    26      Hong Kong       2-1     0-0             2-1             Hong Kong (Dec 28, 2003; 2nd Jan  4)
2005    27      Hong Kong       2-0     2-2             4-2             Guangzhou (Jan  2, 2005; 2nd Jan  9)
2006    28      Guangdong       0-1     2-0             2-1             Hong Kong (Dec 31, 2005; 2nd Jan  8)
2007    29      Hong Kong       0-1     4-2             4-3             Guangzhou (Dec 30, 2006; 2nd Jan  7)
2008    30      Hong Kong       3-0     1-0             4-0             Hong Kong (Dec 30, 2007; 2nd Jan  6)
2009    31      Hong Kong       1-3     4-1 aet         5-4             Guangzhou (Jan  1, 2009; 2nd Jan  4)
2010    32      Guangdong       1-2     2-0 (*)         3-2             Hong Kong (Dec 29, 2009; 2nd Jan  2)
2011    33      Guangdong       1-1     3-1             4-2             Guangdong (Jan  1, 2011; 2nd Jan  4)
2012    34      Hong Kong       2-2     0-0             2-2 (5-4 pens)  Hong Kong (Dec 28, 2011; 2nd Jan  1)
2013    35      Hong Kong       0-1     2-1 (aet)       2-2 (9-8 pens)  Guangdong (Dec 29, 2012; 2nd Jan  1)
2014    36      Guangdong       3-2     3-2             6-4             Hong Kong (Dec 29, 2013; 2nd Jan  1)

[!] in 1993 Hong Kong were allowed to field (up to three) foreigners for the first time in over ten years
(*) match in Zhaoqing

Number of Wins (36)

21 Guangdong
15 Hong Kong

Hong Kong vs Macao

Winners of 4 editions (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, all held) unknown. Neither Hong Kong nor Macao may use their A-team

Year		Winners		Score			Venue
1937            Macao           2-1                     Macao
1938            Macao           5-3                     Hong Kong
1939            Hong Kong       2-0                     Macao
1940            Hong Kong       6-3                     Hong kong
1941            Macao           1-0                     Macao
1942-1946         [not held]
1947            Hong Kong       3-2                     Hong Kong
1948            Macao           4-2                     Macao
1949            Hong Kong       7-0                     Hong Kong
1950            Hong Kong       2-1                     Macao
1951            Hong Kong       2-0                     Hong Kong
1952            Macao           3-0                     Macao
1953            Hong Kong       4-1                     Hong Kong
1954            Macao           3-2                     Macao
1955            Hong Kong       7-3                     Hong Kong
1956            Hong Kong       5-3                     Macao
1957            Hong Kong       7-2                     Hong Kong
1958            Hong Kong       3-1                     Macao
1959            Hong Kong       6-1                     Hong Kong
1960            Hong Kong       3-0                     Macao
1961            Hong Kong       7-1                     Hong Kong
1962              [not held]
1963            Hong Kong       4-3                     Macao
1964            Hong Kong       3-1                     Hong Kong
1965            Hong Kong       3-2                     Macao
1966            Hong Kong       4-1                     Hong Kong
1967              [not held]
1968            Draw            2-2                     Macao
1969            Hong Kong       5-0                     Hong Kong
1970            Macao           3-1                     Macao
1971            Hong Kong       3-1                     Hong Kong
1972            Hong Kong       5-1                     Macao
1973            Hong Kong       1-0                     Hong Kong
1974            Hong Kong       3-2                     Macao
1975            Hong Kong       7-0                     Hong Kong
1976            Hong Kong       2-0                     Macao
1977            Hong Kong       2-0                     Hong Kong
1978            Hong Kong       4-0                     Macao
1979            Hong Kong       5-0                     Hong Kong
1980            Hong Kong       2-0                     Macao
1981            Hong Kong       3-1                     Hong Kong
1982            Macao           1-0                     Macao
1983            Hong Kong       1-0                     Hong Kong
1984            Hong Kong       3-0                     Macao
1985            Hong Kong       2-0                     Hong Kong
1986            Hong Kong       3-2                     Macao
1987            Hong Kong       5-0                     Hong Kong
1988            Hong Kong       unk                     Macao
1989            Hong Kong       2-1                     Hong Kong, May 13
1990            Draw            unk                     Macao
1991            Hong Kong       unk                     Hong Kong
1992            Hong Kong       unk                     Macao
1993            Hong Kong       3-2                     Hong Kong
1994            Macao           2-1                     Macao
1995            Macao           2-1                     Hong Kong
1996            shared          0-0                     Macao
1997            Macao           1-0                     Hong Kong
1998              [not held]
1999            Hong Kong U-23  2-1                     Hong Kong    
2000            Hong Kong       1-0                     Macao    
2001            Hong Kong       3-0                     Hong Kong
2002            Hong Kong       2-0                     Macao
2003            Hong Kong       6-0                     Hong Kong, Apr 22, 2004
NB: 2003 edition postponed due to SARS
2004            Hong Kong       2-1                     Macao, Jun 12
2005            Hong Kong       8-1                     Hong Kong, May 29
2006            Draw            0-0                     Macao, Jun 3
2007            Hong Kong       2-1                     Hong Kong, Jun 10
2008            Hong Kong       1-0                     Macao, Jun 15
2009            Hong Kong       5-1                     Hong Kong, Jun 20
2010            Hong Kong       5-1                     Macao, Jun 20
2011            Macao           1-0                     Hong Kong, Jun 11
2012            Hong Kong       3-1                     Macao, Jun 16  
2013            Hong Kong       3-0                     Hong Kong, Oct 1       

NB: the 2012 edition was the 68th.

Shanghai vs Macao

No historical records (if any) known.

2005            annnounced for Jan 25 and 28

Guangdong vs Macao

No historical records (if any) known; the second edition was held in December 2003, suggesting there has been an edition in 2002 as well. The tournament was set up to commemorate the passing of Macao under Chinese sovereignty (and played for the Taça da Soberania); the 2008 edition was the sixth; the official Portuguese name for Macao is Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

Year	Ed	Winners		Score			Venue
2003     2      unknown
2004      ?     possibly postponed due to SARS
2005     3?     announced for Dec 20 (as 'tournament'?)
2006     4      Guangdong
2007     6      Guangdong
2008     6      Guangdong   1-1 0-0*Macao   [G. on pen] Zhuhai, Dec 13, and Macao, Dec 17(?)
* 2nd leg aet


About this document

Sources: [Kni 91], Zhongguo Zuqiu Yundongshi (Chinese Football History), Shanghai Ban Shiji Zuqiu Yundongshi (A Half Century of Shanghai Football)

With thanks to Bojan Jovanovic, Ian King, Neil Morrison and Hans Schöggl for additions

Prepared and maintained by Tom Lewis for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Tom Lewis (Tom.Lewis@btinternet.com)
Last updated: 5 Nov 2014

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