Former Blue Pablo Couñago was the FA Cup final hero in Hong Kong yesterday, lashing in a 25-yard strike just after half-time as his side Kitchee defeated Sun Pegasus 1-0. The 33-year-old joined Kitchee in October and has now netted 10 times.
Couñago, who also picked up the Most Valuable Player award and a HK$10,000 [£839] bonus, in addition to HK$150,000 [£12,583] for winning the trophy, was delighted: "It's a great feeling. It's not only for me, but for the fans and the club."
Kitchee are also battling on other fronts and face an Asian Football Confederation Cup round of 16 match away against Malaysian club Kelantan this week before a domestic Super Cup play-off.
Couñago, who was previously playing in Vietnam with Đồng Tâm Long An, is out of contract at the end of the month and is unsure whether he will be staying with Kitchee.
The Spaniard's second spell with the Blues came to an end in the summer of 2011 when he was released having spent the previous season on loan at Crystal Palace.
I was at this game, as well as a Kitchee match last week (he came on as a sub and was invisible). Pablo actually played pretty poorly yesterday and disappeared for long stretches. His goal though, was an absolute cracker. The goal was against the run of play.
One of my favourites, but amazing to see him run out of gas and quickly fall so low when he should have still been in his prime.
Daley - the fact that you thought he was an awful player fills me with happiness. Great player, who was vastly under-rated and under used in his time here. Should have been played just behind a front one or two where he would have flourished.
Some utterly clueless people on here. Pablo was a great find by us, ok he didnt always have a great game but he was very good at holding up the ball and getting players into the game. Nice to see him with a club now
Such a shame that someone who played in over 200 games for town and scored over 50 goals aswell, and for the most part for a club going through big transitions at the time, that some mornoic fans still find it funny to belittle players like this. Well done Pablo and as always, all the best wherever your future lies.