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Guangzhou Evergrande

Guangzhou Evergrande
Guǎngzhōu Héngdà
广州恒大
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Full name Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club
广州恒大足球俱乐部
Nickname(s) Southern China Tigers (华南虎)
Founded June 1954 (semi-professional)
January 1993 (professional)
Ground Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Ground Capacity 58,500
Owner Evergrande RE
Chairman Liu Yongzhuo
Manager Marcello Lippi
League Chinese Super League
2013 Super League, 1st
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club (simplified Chinese: 广州恒大; traditional Chinese: 廣州恆大; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Héngdà) is a professional Chinese football club based in the 58,500-seat Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, Guangdong, where they currently participate in the Chinese Super League. Originally founded in 1954, their biggest achievements were winning several second-tier division titles before they became professional in 1993 and achieved an upswing in results, leading to a runners-up spot in China's top division. Unable to improve upon these results the club would go through a period of stagnation and then decline before they experienced a brief revival when they won the 2007 second division, however in 2009 the club were embroiled in a match-fixing scandal. This saw them punished with relegation, however the Evergrande Real Estate Group decided to purchase the club and pumped significant funds into the team, which saw them immediately win promotion as well as gain their first ever top-tier title in the following campaign in the 2011 Chinese Super League season.

History

In June 1954 the local Guangzhou sports body founded Guangzhou Football Team to take part in the recently formed Chinese national football league and entered the club in the 1955 league season where they named Luo Dizhi as their first manager who guided them to an eighth spot finish in their debut campaign.[1] Unfortunately for Guangzhou the league had grown to incorporate a second tier and their debut season performance final standing would see them relegated to the second division. Guangzhou would nevertheless go on to win the division championship, however the Chinese Football Association decided to restructure the league at the beginning of the 1957 season and Guangzhou were denied promotion.[2] Despite this Luo Rongman managed the team to win the 1958 second division title, however the club were unable to gain promotion because this time they went into receivership and were not officially re-established until April 1961 where they were allowed to take part in the top tier. Back within the top division Guangzhou often struggled within the league and were once again relegated to the second tier at the end of the 1963 league season where they remained until 1966 when the Chinese Cultural Revolution halted football in China.[3]

When the Chinese football league restarted Guangzhou took the unusual step of abstaining from the competition and instead on October 26, 1977 brought Luo Rongman to manage in their development of their youth team.[4] The team would play within the National Youth League until 1980 when it was decided that they were mature enough to play in the football league pyramid and started in the recently created third division. The clubs youth team development would immediately pay-off and players such as Mai Chao, Zhao Dayu and later Wu Qunli would all rapidly rise into Chinese international footballers that would see Guangzhou gain successive premotions until they reached the top tier. The harsh realities of the top division would hit the young players when at the end of the 1982 league season Guangzhou were relegated at the end of the campaign. With the club able to hold on to their young talent they would eventually return to the top division at the end of the 1984 season, via the Chinese FA Cup. With this premotion on October 1, 1984 the club would be the first Chinese team to gain sponsorship when Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. signed a $200,000 annual deal with the club.[5]

Throughout the 1990s, the Chinese Football Association were demanding more professionalism from their football teams and while many were semi-professional, Guangzhou would be one of the first fully professional football clubs in China after the Apollo Group took over the club on January 8, 1993. Initially the investment would aid the manager Zhou Suian to help create a competitive squad and with Hu Zhijun going on to win the top goalscoring award Guangzhou were able to gain a runners-up spot at the 1994 league season.[6] The following season Zhou Suian left the team despite having twice guided the club to a runners-up position within the league as well as a runners up spot against Shanghai in the 1991 Chinese FA Cup. After his exit the club were unable to replicate the same results and when influential international footballers Peng Weiguo and Hu Zhijun left the club the team would go into free fall and were relegated at the end of the 1998 league season.[7] With the management concerned about the teams insipid display an investigation was launched, which discovered that their players Wen Junwu and three others were in collusion with gambling groups and were immediately expelled from the club.[8] In 2001 the Guangzhou Sports Bureau took over the club once again and with significant investment coming from the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd it was hoped that the club could push for promotion, however the division was rocked by a match-fixing scandal involving Changchun Yatai, Chengdu Wuniu, Jiangsu Sainty and Zhejing Greentown saw Guangzhou's new sponsors Geely immediately pull their funding from the team to distant themselves from the bad publicity.[9] This would see the club go through a tough transitional period until the Sunray Cave Group took over the club in 2004 and started to invest money in hopes of pushing for promotion.[10] When the Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group took over the club in 2006 they were able to realize the ambition of gaining promotion when the club won the 2007 division title and entry to the Chinese Super League.[11]


In February 2010, Guangzhou was relegated to China League One in the fallout of a match fixing scandal despite having achieved a ninth place finish in the previous 2009 Chinese Super League season.[12] The match in question was the August 19, 2006 league game against Shanxi Luhu, which saw Guangzhou win 5-1 when they were still playing in the China League One division. It was discovered by the police that the Guangzhou General manager Yang Xu paid CNY 200,000 to his opponents General manager Wang Po to secure a win at home and that Guangzhou's Vice-President's Wu Xiaodong and Xie Bin knew about it.[13] With the offending participants sentenced to jail for fraud the club was put up for sale.[14] On 28 February 2010, Evergrande Real Estate Group took over the club with a fee of ¥100 million and Xu Jiayin, chairman of Evergrande Real Estate Group, said that they would pump more funds into the transfer market.[15] His first act was to sign in China national team striker Gao Lin from Shanghai Shenhua for a reported fee of ¥6 million, then he replaced the previously existing head coach Peng Weiguo with former Beijing Guoan coach Lee Jang-Soo with no indication. In the 2010 summer transfer window, the club signed Sun Xiang, the first Chinese footballer to play in the UEFA Champions League with PSV Eindhoven, and Zheng Zhi, former China national team captain on 28 June. More pleasant amazement came in two days later, on 30 June, Guangzhou confirmed that they had signed Muriqui on a four-year deal from Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side Atlético Mineiro with a domestic record fee of CNY 22,980,000.[16] On 30 October 2010, Guangzhou successfully achieved League One champion for the second time and returned to Super League after a 3–1 victory to Hunan Billows.

During the 2011 season, Guangzhou Evergrande further strengthened its squad with the purchase of Argentinean Dario Conca and Brazilian Cléo. Although the team was promoted to the Super League in the first year, they clinched the league title in late September 2011 although there were 4 games yet to play. In March 2012, Guangzhou played and won their first ever AFC Champions League match, thrashing Korean champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 5-1. Lucas Barrios left the German football champion Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2012 to join Guangzhou Evergrande. Marcello Lippi replaced Lee Jang-Soo as the head coach and brought in Korean defender Kim Young-Gwon and Chinese midfielder Huang Bowen. Guangzhou was knocked out of the 2012 AFC Champions League when they lost 5-4 on aggregate to Al Ittihad in the quarterfinals. They were the first Chinese side to reach the quarterfinals since 2006. During the 2012 season, Guangzhou Evergrande won the league for the second time in a row, becoming the first team in China to win the Super League title twice in a row, while also securing the Chinese FA Cup to become double winners for 2012.

All-time league rankings

Season 1955 1956 1957 1958 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Division 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 Youth Youth 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Position 8 1 2 5 1 17 9 1 18 20 7 6 20 3 1 2 1 15 2 2 9 3 7 7 7 7 8 2 4 2 8
Season 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Division 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Position 2 5 7 8 14 8 10 4 11 3 4 4 3 1 7 9 4 1 1 1 1
  • No league game in 1959, 1966–72, 1975, 1976; Guangzhou did not enter the league in 1973, 1974 and 1977.
  • ^1 In group stage. ^2 No promotion. ^3 Promoted via FA Cup. 4 Relegated for match-fixing scandal.

Recent seasons

Year Tier Pld W W% D L GF GA GD Pts Pos Cup Avg league att Stadium
1994 1 22 11 50.00 5 6 36 27 +9 27 2 not held 10,545 Yuexiushan Stadium
1995 1 22 7 31.82 7 8 28 27 +1 28 5 1st round 18,818 Yuexiushan Stadium
1996 1 22 7 31.82 8 7 26 25 +1 29 7 Last 16 13,091 Yuexiushan Stadium
1997 1 22 5 22.73 10 7 14 20 −6 25 8 Last 16 15,364 Yuexiushan Stadium
1998 1 26 4 15.38 8 14 25 41 −16 20 14 1st round 5,385 Yuexiushan Stadium
1999 2 22 6 27.27 8 8 26 30 −4 26 8 Last 16 Tianhe Stadium
2000 2 22 6 27.27 7 9 27 27 0 25 10 1st round Guangdong Provincial Stadium
2001 2 22 11 50.00 7 4 31 16 +15 40 4 1st round 15,273 Yuexiushan Stadium
2002 2 22 4 18.18 9 9 23 30 −7 21 11 1st round 7,227 Yuexiushan Stadium
2003 2 26 13 50.00 9 4 40 20 +20 48 3 1st round 10,091 Yuexiushan Stadium
2004 2 32 12 37.50 16 4 47 29 +18 52 4 1st round 13,647 Yuexiushan Stadium
2005 2 26 15 57.69 7 4 50 22 +28 52 4 Last 16 14,850 Yuexiushan Stadium/Tianhe Stadium
2006 2 24 15 62.50 3 6 45 25 +20 48 3 Last 16 17,167 Yuexiushan Stadium
2007 2 24 19 79.17 4 1 65 15 +50 61 1 not held 22,500 Yuexiushan Stadium
2008 1 30 10 33.33 10 10 41 42 −1 40 7 not held 19,624 Yuexiushan Stadium
2009 1 30 9 30.00 10 11 38 38 0 37 9 not held 20,057 Yuexiushan Stadium
2010 2 24 17 70.83 6 1 61 21 +40 57 1 not held 9,083 Zengcheng Stadium/Century Lotus Stadium
2011 1 30 20 66.67 8 2 67 23 +44 68 1 2nd Round 45,666 Tianhe Stadium
2012 1 30 17 56.67 7 6 51 30 +21 58 1 Winners 37,250 Tianhe Stadium
2013 1 30 24 80.00 5 1 78 18 +60 77 1 40,428 Tianhe Stadium

Records

Since 1994 the first professional league season. Correct as of 3 November 2013.

Club records

Wins

Defeats

  • Record home defeat: 2−5 against Shanghai Shenhua in Jia-A League, 8 May 1994
  • Record away defeat: 0−6 against Changchun Yatai in Super League, 11 October 2008

Streaks

  • Longest unbeaten streak (league): 44 games (32 wins and 12 draws) during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League seasons
  • Longest home unbeaten run (league): 34 games during 2010 League One season to 2012 Super League season (29 wins and 5 draws)
  • Longest away unbeaten run (league): 23 games (14 wins and 9 draws) during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League seasons
  • Longest streak without a win (league): 12 games (5 draws and 7 defeats) during the 2002 Jia-B League season
  • Longest streak without a win at home (league): 7 games (4 draws and 3 defeats) during the 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Longest streak without a win away (league): 21 games (11 draws and 10 defeats) during 1996 to 1998 Jia-A League seasons
  • Longest winning streak (league): 9 games during the 2007 League One season
  • Longest home winning streak (league): 12 games during the 2011 to 2012 Super League season
  • Longest away winning streak (league): 8 games during the 2013 Super League season
  • Longest losing streak (league): 6 games during the 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Longest home losing streak (league): 3 games during the 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Longest away losing streak (league): 7 games during 1999 to 2000 Jia-B League seasons
  • Longest drawing streak (league): 6 games during the 2004 League One season
  • Longest home drawing streak (league): 3 games during the 2000 Jia-B League season, 2004 League One season and 2009 Super League season
  • Longest away drawing streak (league): 4 games during 2000 to 2001 Jia-B League seasons
  • Longest scoring run (league): 23 games during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League season
  • Longest scoring run at home (league): 36 games during 2010 League One to 2012 Super League season
  • Longest scoring run away (league): 11 games during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League seasons and during 2013 Super League season
  • Longest non-scoring run (league): 6 games during the 1997 Jia-A League season
  • Longest non-scoring run at home (league): 3 games during the 1997 Jia-A League season and 1999 Jia-B League season
  • Longest non-scoring run away (league): 9 games during the 1997 Jia-A League season
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal (league): 4 games during 2001 to 2002 Jia-B League seasons and 2007 League One season
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal at home (league): 7 games during 2001 to 2002 Jia-B League seasons
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal away (league): 4 games during the 2010 League One season and 2011 Super League season
  • Longest streak with conceding goals (league): 9 games during 2001 to 2002 Jia-B League seasons and 2009 Super League season
  • Longest streak with conceding goals at home (league): 9 games during the 2006 League One season
  • Longest streak with conceding goals away (league): 14 games during 1999 to 2000 Jia-B League seasons

Record results in a season

  • Most wins in a league season: 24 – 2013 Super League seasons
  • Most draws in a league season: 16 – 2004 League One season
  • Most draws in a first-tier league season: 10 – 1997 Jia-A League season, 2008 Super League season and 2009 Super League season
  • Most defeats in a league season: 14 – 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Fewest wins in a league season: 4 – 1998 Jia-A League season and 2002 Jia-B League season
  • Fewest draws in a league season: 3 - 2006 League One season
  • Fewest draws in a first-tier league season: 5 - 1994 Jia-A League season and 2013 Super League season
  • Fewest defeats in a league season: 1 - 2007 League One season, 2010 League One season and 2013 Super League season
  • Fewest defeats in a first-tier league season: 1 - 2013 Super League season

Goals

  • Most League goals scored in a season: 78 - 2013 Super League season
  • Fewest League goals scored in a season: 14 - 1997 Jia-A League season
  • Most League goals conceded in a season: 42 - 2008 Super League season
  • Fewest League goals conceded in a season: 15 - 2007 League One season
  • Fewest first-tier League goals conceded in a season: 18 - 2013 Super League season

Player records

Appearances

  • Most appearances in the league: Feng Junyan, 217 games, 2003–present
  • Most appearances in all matches: Feng Junyan, 237 games, 2003–present
  • Most first-tier league appearances: Peng Changying, 105 games, 1994–1998

Goalscorers

Transfers

Current squad and staff

As of 10 August 2013

First team squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 China GK Yang Jun
2 China MF Liao Lisheng
3 China DF Yi Teng
4 China DF Zhao Peng
5 China DF Zhang Linpeng
6 China DF Feng Xiaoting
7 China MF Feng Junyan
8 China MF Qin Sheng
9 Brazil MF Elkeson
10 China MF Zheng Zhi (captain)
11 Brazil MF Muriqui
12 China MF Zheng Long (on loan from Qingdao Jonoon)
14 China MF Feng Renliang
15 Argentina MF Darío Leonardo Conca
16 China MF Huang Bowen
19 China GK Zeng Cheng
20 China FW Ni Bo
No. Position Player
21 China DF Huang Jiaqiang
22 China GK Li Shuai
23 China MF Li Zhilang
24 China MF Shi Hongjun
26 China MF Li Bin
28 South Korea DF Kim Young-Gwon
29 China FW Gao Lin
30 China FW Yang Chaosheng
31 China DF Zhang Hongnan
32 China DF Sun Xiang
33 China DF Rong Hao
34 China FW Hu Weiwei
35 China FW Shewket Yalqun
36 China GK Fang Jingqi
37 China MF Zhao Xuri
39 China MF Tan Jiajun

Reserve squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
41 China GK Xu Guangliao
42 China FW Hu Yangyang
43 China DF Liu Haidong
44 China DF Kuang Haokun
45 China DF Guan Haojin
46 China MF Yang Xin
47 China DF Luo Jiacheng
48 China DF Lin Jiawei
49 China DF Chen Jinchao
No. Position Player
50 China MF Zhong Yecheng
51 China MF Shen Qi'an
52 China MF Cai Haojian
53 China FW Liang Xueming
54 China FW Gan Tiancheng
55 China DF Wang Zihang
56 China FW Li Shaokang
58 China MF Li Shunxiang

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
17 China MF Gao Zhilin (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
25 China MF Peng Xinli (at Chengdu Blades until 31 December 2013)
27 China FW Ye Weichao (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
38 China DF Zhang Yujia (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
China DF Li Jianbin (at Shanghai Shenhua until 31 December 2013)
China DF Li Weixin (at Meixian Hakka until 31 December 2013)
Brazil DF Paulão (at Cruzeiro until 31 December 2013)
No. Position Player
China DF Tu Dongxu (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
China MF Peng Shaoxiong (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
Brazil MF Renato Cajá (at Vitória until 31 December 2013)
China MF Wang Rui (at Meixian Hakka until 31 December 2013)
China MF Zhang Xingbo (at Meixian Hakka until 31 December 2013)
Serbia FW Cléo (at Kashiwa Reysol until 1 January 2014)
China GK Dong Chunyu (at Shenyang Shenbei until 31 December 2014)

Technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Italy Marcello Lippi
Assistant coaches Italy Narciso Pezzotti
Italy Massimiliano Maddaloni
China Li Tie
Goalkeeping coach Italy Michelangelo Rampulla
Fitness coach Italy Claudio Gaudino
Reserve team coach Italy Fabrizio Del Rosso
Reserve team assistant coach China Pan Li
Medical adviser Italy Enrico Castellacci
Team doctor / Physiotherapist Italy Silvano Cotti
Physiotherapist Germany Georg Meyer
Team doctors China Liu Shulai
China Kang Kebao
China Wang Shucheng
Chief scout Italy Franco Ceravolo

Past and present internationals

Names in bold indicate players who had international appearances for their country while playing for Guangzhou.

Angola
Australia
Belarus
Cameroon
Canada
China PR

DR Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Patrick Katalay (2000–01)
Honduras

Hong Kong
Korea Republic
Nigeria
Paraguay
Peru
  • Peru Ismael Alvarado (2008–09)
Romania
Trinidad and Tobago

All-time top ten scorers

Since 1994 the first professional league season. Correct as of 3 November 2013. Names in bold indicate players currently plays for Guangzhou

 
League
Player Goals Period
Brazil Muriqui 50 2010–present
Honduras Luis Ramírez 48 2007 - 2009
China Gao Lin 45 2010–present
China Hu Zhijun 36 1994 - 1997
Argentina Darío Conca 33 2011–present
China Xu Liang 29 2007 - 2009
China Wen Xiaoming 24 2001 - 2008
Brazil Elkeson 2013–present
China Lu Lin 23 2003 - 2010
China Peng Weiguo 21 1994 - 1997
 
All
Player Goals Period
Brazil Muriqui 70 2010–present
China Gao Lin 51 2010–present
Argentina Darío Conca 49 2011–present
Honduras Luis Ramírez 48 2007 - 2009
China Hu Zhijun 36 1994 - 1997
China Xu Liang 29 2007 - 2009
Brazil Elkeson 2013–present
China Wen Xiaoming 27 2001 - 2008
Brazil Cléo 24 2011 - 2012
China Peng Weiguo 23 1994 - 1997
China Lu Lin 2003 - 2010

Club honours

Winners (3): 2011, 2012, 2013
Winners (2): 2007, 2010
Winners (1): 2012
  • Chinese FA Super Cup
Winners (1): 2012

Personal honours

Player Honor Season
China Mai Chao Player of the Year 1989
China Wu Qunli Player of the Year 1990
1993
China Zhou Suian Manager of the Year 1992
China Hu Zhijun Jia-A League Top Scorer 1994
Denmark Riffi Haddaoui Chinese FA Cup Top Scorer* 1997
Belarus Mikalay Ryndzyuk League One Top Scorer 2005
Honduras Luis Ramírez League One Top Scorer
Chinese Super League Top Scorer*
2007
2009
China Gao Lin League One Top Scorer 2010
Brazil Muriqui Chinese Football Association Footballer of the Year
Chinese Super League Top Scorer
Chinese FA Cup Top Scorer
2011
Brazil Cléo Chinese FA Super Cup Most Valuable Player 2012
Paraguay Lucas Barrios Chinese FA Cup Most Valuable Player
Italy Marcello Lippi Chinese FA Cup Best Manager
Brazil Elkeson Chinese Super League Top Scorer 2013

(* shared)

Managerial history

Non-professional club period (1954−1993)

 
Manager Period
China Luo Dizhi 1954 - 1956
China Zeng Peifu 1956
China Zheng Deyao 1956
China Luo Rongman 1956 - 1961
China Li Wenjun 1964
China Lin Xiaocai 1966 - 1976
China Luo Rongman 1977
China Feng Meilu 1977
 
Manager Period
China Luo Rongman 1978 - 1982
China Cai Tangyao 1983 - 1984
China Chen Yiming 1985
China Qi Wusheng 1986 - 1988
China Xie Zhiguang 1989
China Chen Yiming 1990
China Zhou Suian 1991 - 1993

Professional club period (1994−present)

As of 3 November 2013
# Name Period Pld W D L GF GA GD Win% Honours
1 China Zhou Suian 1994 - 7 June 1995 29 13 7 9 40 34 +6 44.83
2 China Zhang Jingtian 8 June 1995 - 28 December 1995 16 6 5 5 27 24 +3 37.50
3 China Xie Zhiguang 1996 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 &00.00
4 China Xian Dixiong 1996 25 8 8 9 31 33 −2 32.00
5 China Chen Yiming January 1997 - 13 August 1997 17 3 8 6 11 16 −5 17.65
6 China Mai Chao 13 August 1997 - 12 June 1998 24 5 11 8 24 28 −4 20.83
7 China Chen Xirong 12 June 1998 - 4 May 1999 21 4 5 12 20 34 −14 19.05
8 China Zhao Dayu 1999 18 6 6 6 24 25 −1 33.33
9 Brazil Gildo Rodrigues January 2000–19 April 2000 5 0 1 4 2 9 −7 &00.00
10 China Zhou Suian 19 April 2000 - 23 September 2000 18 6 6 6 25 20 +5 33.33
11 Brazil Edson Tavares (caretaker) 13 November 2000 - 11 December 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
12 China Liu Kang 11 December 2000 - 25 July 2001 16 5 7 4 15 13 +2 31.25
13 China Zhou Suian 25 July 2001 - 2 September 2002 24 10 6 8 37 30 +7 41.67
14 China Wu Qunli 2 September 2002 - 19 December 2002 6 0 3 3 5 9 −4 &00.00
15 China Zhou Suian 19 December 2002 - 18 February 2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
16 China Mai Chao 18 February 2003 - 31 October 2005 91 41 33 17 144 86 +58 45.05
17 Croatia Drago Mamić (caretaker) 25 November 2005 - 25 February 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
18 China Qi Wusheng 25 February 2006 - 31 December 2006 26 16 3 7 47 27 +20 61.54
19 China Shen Xiangfu 4 January 2007 - 30 November 2009 84 38 24 22 144 95 +49 45.24 2007 China League One
20 China Peng Weiguo (caretaker) 1 December 2009 - 25 March 2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
21 South Korea Lee Jang-Soo 25 March 2010 - 16 May 2012 73 49 17 7 164 65 +99 67.12 2010 China League One
2011 Chinese Super League
2012 Chinese FA Super Cup
22 Italy Marcello Lippi 17 May 2012 – present 75 50 17 8 172 65 +107 66.67 2012 Chinese Super League
2012 Chinese FA Cup
2013 Chinese Super League

Ownership and naming history

Year Owner Club name Sponsored team name
1954–1985 Guangzhou Sports Bureau Guangzhou Football Team
1985–1989 Guangzhou Baiyun
1989–1993 Guangzhou Football Club
1993–2000 Guangdong Apollo Group Guangzhou Apollo Football Club
2001–2002 Guangzhou Sports Bureau Guangzhou Football Club Guangzhou Geely
2002–2003 Guangzhou Xiangxue
2004–2005 Sunray Cave Group Guangzhou Sunray Cave
2005–2007 Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Guangzhou GPC Football Club
2007–2008 Guangzhou GPC Zhongyi
2008–2009 Guangzhou GPC Baiyunshan
2009–2010 Evergrande Real Estate Group Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club Guangzhou GAC
2010–present

Notes and references

External links

  • Official website (Chinese)
  • Supporters' website (Chinese)
  • Stats on Sina (Chinese)
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