HKFA appoints Mr. Jörn Andersen as Head Coach


The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jörn Andersen as Head Coach of the Hong Kong Senior Representative Team. Mr. Andersen assumed his role on December 13.


Born in Norway, Mr. Andersen had a successful career playing for different football clubs in top leagues of Norway, Germany and Switzerland. He was the first foreign player to become top goalscorer in the Bundesliga. Having retired from playing in 2001, he embarked on his coaching career where his experiences straddled across club and national levels. Prior to taking up the role of Head Coach of the Hong Kong Senior Representative Team, he successfully led the DPR Korea national team in qualifying for two major regional tournaments throughout 2016-2018. Afterwards, he was also the Head Coach of Incheon United FC of the K League 1.


HKFA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Joaquin Tam said, “We extend a warm welcome to Jörn. With his football background in Europe and practical experience in Asia, we are confident that he would be able to inject new elements, help our players fully achieve their potentials, as well as improve our quality and performance. His experience in scouting and grooming young players also align with our vision to train up young talents for the future development of Hong Kong football.”


Mr. Andersen shared his excitement at the appointment. He said, “I’m honoured for the opportunity to lead the Hong Kong Senior Representative Team. I hope to use my experience and tactical philosophy in building a strong and competitive team for upcoming international matches.”