Hong Kong F.C.
The crest of Hong Kong FC is dominated by a dragon.
The significance of dragons in China (and Hong Kong in particular) cannot be underestimated.
Oriental dragons have been viewed for centuries as being wise, magical, mystical and spiritual. Dragons are the primal 'yang' force used to ward off evil spirits. Some are even considered able to control the natural elements.
The majority of dragons in Chinese culture are seen as strong, fierce protectors and hence the dragon symbol is one of luck.
A long-term belief in Hong Kong is that nine dragons habitat the waters of Kowloon, protecting the cities and local population from any harm. (The number 'nine' is also seen as lucky in Chinese culture.)
It is said that when dragons travel north and east, they lose their toes, which explains why the dragon symbol is not so often seen throughout European and American regions.
Dragon boat racing has long been a favourite pastime with the people of Honk Kong, with this sport now being considered for inclusion in the Olympic Games.
The Hong Kong FC club crest is completed with the addition of the club name and its year of formation.
Thanks to Nick Willows, Webmaster at Hong Kong FC, for the above crest and information. (Additional information from Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy website.)
Football Crests of China