Changchun Yatai F.C.

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Changchun Yatai
Chángchūn Yàtài
长春亚泰
Logo
Full name Changchun Yatai FC
长春亚泰足球俱乐部
Founded 1996; 18 years ago (1996)[1]
Ground Development Area Stadium,
Changchun, China
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Liu Yuming
Manager Dragan Okuka
League Chinese Super League
2013 14th
Current season

Changchun Yatai Football Club (simplified Chinese: 长春亚泰; traditional Chinese: 長春亞泰; pinyin: Chángchūn Yàtài) is a professional Chinese football club based in the 25,000 seater Development Area Stadium in Changchun, Jilin while currently participating in the Chinese Super League where they are managed by Svetozar Šapurić. They were founded on 6 June 1996 by the Jilin Yatai Group and started in the Yi Division but failed to win promotion until they bought a position into the upper division with the merging of Bayi Chaoneng in 2000. The new team finished fifth and maintained an unbeaten record at home before finishing second the following season, however the club did not gain promotion to the Chinese Super League until they gained another runners-up position in the 2005 league season and promotion to the 2006 Chinese Super League for the first time. In the 2007 Chinese Super League they surprised everybody by winning the 2007 league title and participated in the 2008 AFC Champions League for the first time. They have since gone on to come second within 2009 Chinese Super League and also participated in the 2010 AFC Champions League.

Club history[edit]

Changchun Yatai was founded on 6 June 1996 by local conglomerate Jilin Yatai Group in Changchun, Jilin to take part in the recently fully professionalized league system, which allowed private enterprises to own their own clubs.[2] Before assembling the club's senior team the club would make sure they had a competitive youth system by bringing in the best youth players from Shenyang before moving them into their recently created football training base at a cost of two million yuan, while the total cost of starting the whole enterprise would end up being twenty million yuan.[3] For the next several seasons the club achieved very little until they bought a position into the second tier when the club took over Bayi Chaoneng at the beginning of the 2000 league season for fifteen million yuan, while during the season the team maintained an unbeaten home record but still finished in a disappointing fifth at the end of the season.[4] The following season the club's manager Yin Tiesheng looked like he could improve upon last years results when he guided the club to a runners-up position and what looked like promotion to the top tier for the first time, however it was soon discovered that the 6 October 2001 game that Changchun won 6–0 against Zhejiang was fixed. This saw the club denied promotion, had all offending participants banned for a year while the club had three months to reform and re-apply for a CFA playing license.[5] Despite this Yin Tiesheng stayed on and promoted future Chinese internationals Du Zhenyu, Zhang Xiaofei and Cao Tianbao from the club's youth team which was assembled from Shenyang into the senior team. The move would eventually become a huge success and by the end of the 2003 league season Changchun would go on to win their first piece of silverware when they won the division title.[6]

Unfortunately for Changchun when they won the division title there was no promotion that season, however the club would eventually bring in a new manager in Chen Jingang who would soon see the club win promotion when he guided the club to a runners-up position at the end of the 2005 league season and promotion to the Chinese top tier for the first time.[7] In the club's debut season within the top tier they surprised many when they finished fourth. In 2007 they won the Chinese Super League.[8] This would see Changchun allowed entry to the 2008 AFC Champions League for the first time along with Beijing Guoan and played their first game against Vietnamese football club Bình Dương F.C. on 12 March 2008 in a 2–1 victory[9] While the club finished the group runners-up only one team was allowed to go through the knock out stages and the club crashed out of the tournament, this unfortunately affected the club's league performance and Gao Hongbo was fired during the season. The club would then eventually bring in Li Shubin to stabilize the team and through the team's consistent performances he helped guide the club to a runners-up spot at the end of the 2009 Chinese Super League season.[10] Despite achieving consistently good performances for the team the club decided that they wanted Shen Xiangfu to manage the team for the following season and within one of his first games for the club in the 2010 AFC Champions League on 9 March 2010 Changchun beat Indonesian side Persipura Jayapura 9–0, making the victory the largest ever within the AFC Champions League for a Chinese side.[11] Shen Xiangfu was however, unable to guide Changchun into the knock out stages despite there being two places up for grabs and his league performances were not impressive, despite this the club held on to him for another season where he fared little better and at the beginning of the 2012 Chinese Super League season the club brought in Svetozar Šapurić as the club's new manager.[12]

Results[edit]

All-time League rankings

As of the end of 2013 season.[13][14]

Year Div Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos. FA Cup Super Cup League Cup AFC Att./G Stadium
1997 3 5 1 1 3 4 9 -5 31 31 DNQ DNQ NH
1999 3 12 6 3 4 20 7 13 61 51 DNQ DNQ NH
2000 2 22 7 10 5 28 22 6 31 5 QF DNQ NH Changchun City Stadium
2001 2 22 12 6 4 39 15 24 42 RU2 QF DNQ NH Changchun City Stadium
2002 2 22 8 4 10 30 35 -5 28 8 R1 DNQ NH Changchun City Stadium
2003 2 26 15 8 3 51 15 36 53 W3 R2 DNQ NH Changchun City Stadium
2004 2 32 13 12 7 53 34 19 51 5 R1 NH DNQ Jingkai Stadium
2005 2 26 20 4 2 71 22 49 64 RU R1 NH DNQ Changchun City Stadium
2006 1 28 13 7 8 41 26 15 46 4 R1 NH NH 8,607 Changchun City Stadium
2007 1 28 16 7 5 48 25 23 55 W NH NH NH 16,429 Changchun City Stadium
2008 1 30 12 9 9 53 45 8 45 6 NH NH NH Group 5,797 Changchun City Stadium
2009 1 30 14 8 8 38 31 7 50 RU NH NH NH 12,179 Development Area Stadium
2010 1 30 10 8 12 40 41 -1 38 9 NH NH NH Group 10,067 Development Area Stadium
2011 1 30 11 12 7 33 31 2 45 7 R3 NH NH 13,835 Development Area Stadium
2012 1 30 12 8 10 37 40 -3 44 6 QF DNQ NH 12,701 Development Area Stadium
2013 1 30 8 8 14 29 41 -12 32 14 R4 DNQ NH 12,975 Development Area Stadium
  • Did not enter in 1998 campaign.
  • ^1 In group stages. ^2 Promotion to Jia-A league was cancelled due to match fixing. ^3 No promotion.

Key

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 5 March 2014 [15]

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 Wu Yake
2 China DF Wang Wanpeng
3 China DF Yan Shipeng
4 China MF Yan Feng
5 Uzbekistan DF Anzur Ismailov
6 China DF Pei Shuai
7 China MF Jiang Pengxiang
8 Brazil MF Eninho
9 Montenegro FW Fatos Beqiraj
11 Brazil FW Rafael Coelho
12 China DF Lü Jianjun
13 China DF Mou Yanlong
14 China FW Cao Tianbao
15 China DF Sun Jie
16 China DF Jiang Zhe
17 Argentina MF Walter Iglesias
18 China DF Li Xiaoting
No. Position Player
19 China FW Liu Xiaodong
20 China DF He Chao
21 China FW Liu Weidong
22 China MF Li Shang
23 China MF Zhang Xiaofei (captain)
24 China MF Chen Liansheng
25 China MF Che Kai
26 China FW Pan Chaoran
28 China GK Mi Tianhe
29 China GK Song Zhenyu
30 China GK Zhou Miao
32 China DF Li Guang
33 China MF Liu Qiming
34 China FW Yang He
35 China FW Cheng Changcheng
37 China MF Feng Renliang
- China DF Zhao Peng

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager China Gao Jinggang
Head coach Serbia Dragan Okuka
Assistant coaches China Sun Jianwen
Goalkeepers coach China Yang Jingdong
Fitness coach Cyprus Soteriou Christos
Team physicians China Yu Da
China Zhang Zhonglin
China Wang Wei

Source: Sina.com

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries.

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "China League Tables 2005". Rsssf.com. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "China League Tables 2007". Rsssf.com. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "MATCH SUMMARY Changchun Yatai FC 2–1 Bình Dương F.C.". the-afc.com. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2012. [dead link]
  10. ^ "China League Tables 2009". Rsssf.com. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "亚泰9球屠杀印尼打破三纪录 敌主帅称球鞋影响发挥". sports.sina.com.cn. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "亚泰定萨布利奇正式挂帅 签约两年2012剑指三甲". sports.sohu.com. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "China League History". rsssf.com. 22 Oct 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "长春亚泰". sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  15. ^ 长春亚泰2014赛季中超联赛球员及教练员名单

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