Beijing Institute of Technology F.C.

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BIT
北京理工大学足球俱乐部
Beijing Institute of Technology logo.png
Full name Beijing Institute of Technology Football Club
北京理工大学足球俱乐部
Nickname(s) 北理工 Beijing 361 Degrees
Founded 2000; 14 years ago (2000)
Ground BIT Eastern Athletic Field, Beijing
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Liu Qixiao (刘启孝)
Manager Zhang Dongping (张冬平)
League China League One
2013 9th

Beijing Institute of Technology Football Club (BIT FC) (Simplified Chinese: 北京理工大学足球俱乐部) is a Chinese football (soccer) club based in Haidian, Beijing. The Club was found in 2000 and currently owned by the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). All the players, including few foreign students, are full-time students at the BIT. Before playing in professional league, the club had won 4 Chinese Collegiate Championships. Now BIT FC has played in the Chinese Football Association Jia League since 2007.

History[edit]

College football powerhouse[edit]

Before playing in the professional Jia League, the club was widely considered one of the best teams in Chinese collegiate football.

It participated in the Chinese Collegiate Football League (Simplified Chinese: 中国大学生足球联赛) since the founding of the league in 2001. The initial financial support came from the BIT, entrepreneur sponsorship and alumni donation. All the plays must continue their study at the same time and they got 400 RMB per month as nominal allowance. From 2001 to 2006, the team was awarded the Chinese Collegiate championship for 4 times in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006, notable for being crowned for three consecutive seasons.

The BIT team also represented China in the 2003 Summer Universiade Game and won the 7th place. The team was again chosen to play at the 2005 Summer Universiade Game.

Professional football[edit]

In 2006, the team won the championship title of the semi-professional Chinese Football Association Yi League and was promoted to the professional Jia League. The promotion drew great attention in the nation, because it was the first time a team consisting of full-time college students won such a promotion. However, concerns were also raised regarding the impact that professional football will have on the students and whether a university should allow its sports team to participate in a professional league.

In 2007 season, the team finished at the 11th out of the 13 teams in the league and stayed playing in the league for the 2008 season. During the same season, the team was renamed to the Beijing Aigo College Student Football Team (Simplified Chinese: 北京爱国者大学生足球队) due to the financial sponsorship from the Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co., Ltd, which owns the Aigo brand.

In 2009 the club changed its sponsor to GuiRenNiao and also is renamed into "Beijing GuiRenNiao College Student Football Club" (Simplified Chinese: 北京贵人鸟大学生足球俱乐部).

In 2011 the club changed its sponsor to 361 Degrees International Ltd. and renamed into "Beijing 361 Degrees College Student Football Club" (Simplified Chinese: 北京361°大学生足球俱乐部).

Results[edit]

All-time CUFL League Rankings[edit]

  • As of the end of 2009 season.[1]
Season 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08
Position 3 1 1 1 4 1 4[1] 3
  • ^1 in Final round group stage.

All-time Professional League Rankings[edit]

  • As of the end of 2013 season.[1] [2]
Year Div Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos. FA Cup Super Cup AFC Att./G Stadium
2006 3 21 12 8 1 45 13 -32 35 1 1 DNQ DNQ DNQ Engineering University Stadium
2007 2 24 5 7 12 27 40 -13 22 11 NH DNQ DNQ BIT Eastern Athletic Field
2008 2 24 7 7 10 27 39 −12 28 7 NH DNQ DNQ BIT Eastern Athletic Field
2009 2 24 7 7 10 29 33 −4 28 8 NH DNQ DNQ BIT Eastern Athletic Field
2010 2 24 4 6 14 22 40 −18 18 12 NH DNQ DNQ BIT Eastern Athletic Field
2011 2 26 5 9 12 15 33 −18 24 13 R1 DNQ DNQ BIT Eastern Athletic Field
2012 2 30 8 8 14 27 41 −14 32 14 R2 DNQ DNQ 1,491 BIT Eastern Athletic Field
2013 2 30 10 5 15 32 42 −10 35 9 R2 DNQ DNQ 1,792 BIT Eastern Athletic Field
  • ^1 In group stage.

Key

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 March 2014 [3]

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

No. Position Player
1 China GK Yan Xiangshan
2 China MF Liu Lijia
3 China DF Li Jiejun
4 China DF Lu Bin
5 China FW Wang Wei
6 China DF Meng Yang
7 China MF Han Guanghui
8 Uruguay MF Julio Gutiérrez
10 China DF Guo Ziyin
11 China DF Li Xiang
12 China FW Jiang Sheng
13 China MF Li Sichen
14 China DF Cui Boyu
15 China DF Sun Zheng'ao
17 China DF Hu Ming
18 China DF Wang Chao
No. Position Player
19 China DF He Zichao
20 Uruguay DF Abel Nazario
21 China MF Wang Zhipeng
22 China GK Liu Tianxin
23 China DF Xie Wenkai
24 China MF Jin Dichuanqi
25 China DF Cui Mengxu
26 China DF Jing Xuan
27 China MF Chen Zixuan
28 China DF Han Weilin
29 China FW Pei Xujunjie
30 Uruguay FW Martín Colombo
33 China MF Li Yi
39 China MF Li Xiangbin
40 China GK Chi Yong

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
41 China DF Zhang Jizhou
42 China MF Cui Wei
43 China MF Zhou Lei
44 China MF Lu Yuequn
45 China DF Li Xun
No. Position Player
46 China MF Liang Dongpo
47 China MF Liu Siyang
48 China FW Tian Sihao
49 China MF Li Wei

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach China Zhang Dongping
Team Manager China Liu Qixiao
Assistant coach China Yuan Wei
Goalkeeping coach China Sun Cheng
Fitness coach China Yu Fei
Team Physician China Zhai Tiejin

Source: sina.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "China - List of Champions". rsssf.com. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  2. ^ "北京理工". sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  3. ^ 北京理工2014中甲名单:南美3外援贯全场 卢斌队长

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