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Tianjin Teda
Tiānjīn Tàidá
天津泰达
天津泰达
Full name Tianjin Teda FC
天津泰达足球俱乐部
Nickname(s) 津门虎
Tianjin Tigers
Founded 1951; 63 years ago (1951) as North China
1957 as Tianjin
1993 (Professional)
Ground Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium , TianjinChina
Ground Capacity 54,696
Chairman Li Guangyi
Manager Arie Haan
League Chinese Super League
2014 Super League,7th
Current season

Tianjin Teda Football Club (simplified Chinese: 天津泰达; traditional Chinese: 天津泰達; pinyin: Tiānjīn Tàidá) is a professional Chinese football club based in Tianjin and are owned by the TEDA Group. (The club name is derived from the initials of Tianjin Economic - Technological Development Area). They currently participates in the Chinese Super League while their home stadium is the 37,450 capacity seater TEDA Football Stadium which is located in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area. Their current head coach is Alexandre Guimarães, the assistant coaches include former team captain Wang Xiao (王霄), former midfielder Liu Xueyu (刘学宇) and former goalkeeper of the Chinese national team Fu Bin (符宾).

The club's predecessor was called Tianjin Football Club and they predominantly played in the top tier, where they won several domestic league and cup titles. In 1993, the club was reorganized to become a completely professional football Club. Since then, they have won one Chinese FA Cup Championship and has participated in several AFC Champions League competitions.

The club has also set up a sister-city relationship with Australian A-League Club, Melbourne Victory. In 2007, the two clubs played off in the Lord Mayor's Cup, which has become an annual offseason match between the two clubs.

History[edit]

Tianjin Football Club[edit]

The clubs first incarnation came in 1951 when the local government sports body decided to take part in China's first fully nationalized football league tournament and decided to merge the best players from Beijing and Tianjin to create the North China team.[1] The team name was taken from the football team in the 1910 multi-sport event Chinese National Games that also represented the same regions.[2] The team ended up finishing fourth in their debut season and with the football league gradually expanding the team were allowed to separate themselves from Beijing and the local government sports body were allowed to reformed the club as Tianjin football club to take part in the expanding 1957 Chinese national football league tournament where they ended the campaign as runners-up at the end of the season.[3] By 1959 the club would hire from within and promoted former team captain Zeng Xuelin as their manager who would return this good faith by winning the 1960 league title as well as the Chinese FA Cup.[4] For the next several seasons Tianjin would now become regular title contenders, however the Cultural Revolution halted football within the country and when it returned Zeng Xuelin had already left to join the Beijing football team set-up.

The club brought in Sun Xiafeng to manage the team and he would make sure Tianjin were still a force within the league when he guided the club to runners-up spot at the end of the 1974 league season, where they narrowly lost the league title to August 1st football team on goal difference. His reign at the club was, however short lived and it wasn't until Tianjin brought in Yan Dejun in 1977 before the club would taste any further success. While his first few seasons were not particularly eventful he would go on to assemble a team built-up of young local players such as Lü Hongxiang, Zuo Shusheng and Chen Jingang. The players he assembled would go on to mature in the 1980 league season when Tianjin won the league title at the end of the campaign after a twenty-year wait.[5] With Tianjin allowed to field a B team within the second tier the club would now have a steady supply of youngsters coming into the team to fight for places, which made sure the 1980 title win wasn't a one-off when the club won the 1983 North League title.[6] This would, however be Yan Dejun's last piece of silverware with the club and despite coming close on several occasions he would leave the team in 1987. It was also during this period that the Chinese Football Association were demanding more professionalism from all the Chinese teams, unfortunately for the club was transitional period for the team and they were relegated to the second tier at the end of the 1991 league season.[7] Strangely enough the clubs management decided to miss the 1992 league season and spent the whole year in the Netherlands preparing the squad for full professionalism, which the club converted to in 1993.

Professionalism[edit]

With the Chinese football leagues fully professional by 1994, Tianjin brought in Lin Xinjiang to manage the club, where he guided them to a runners-up position and promotion back into the top tier at the end of the season.[8] With the club back in the top tier, they soon gained their first sponsorship deal with Samsung in 1995 while on the field they achieved enough to remain within the league until Lin Xinjiang left the club and they were soon relegated to the second tier once again at the end of the 1997 league season.[9] On February 16, 1998, the TEDA Group (derived from the initials of Tianjin Economic - Technological Development Area) took over the club for 50 million yuan, along with lower league local rivals Tianjin Vanke, to form Tianjin Teda for the start of the 1998 Chinese league season.[10] The club would bring in their first ever foreign coach and immediately win promotion back to the top tier by winning the division title.[11] The club struggled to remain within the top division and often found themselves in the lower half of the league; while this may have been enough to avoid relegation for the previous seasons, the Chinese Football Association decided to employ an averaging system for the 2003 league campaign, which would also take into account the 2002 league results. It would look like the club would be relegated once again unless they beat title chasers Shanghai International on the final league game of the season. It was discovered that the result was too good to be true and that the general manager Yang Yifeng bribed the Shanghai International players Shen Si, Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming (1975) to forfeit the game.[12] With the Chinese FA attempting to clean up its image over match-fixing, they decided that despite the incidents taking place over 10 years ago, it would retroactively punish the club on February 18, 2013, with a 1 million Yuan fine and a 6-point deduction at the beginning of the 2013 Chinese Super League season.[13]

While Tianjin remained in the Chinese top tier while it re-branded itself as the Chinese Super League, they achieved little until the club brought in former player Zuo Shusheng to manage the team during the 2008 league season, when he revitalised the team and guided the club to their first ever entry to the AFC Champions League.[14] At the beginning of the 2009 league season, the club brought in Li Guangyi as their new general manager; however, on August 18, the players went on strike during a training session after it was discovered he wanted to change the club's pay system, which would have shrunken the player wages, and it wasn't until the club's owner Liu Huiwen heard the players' representatives before the strike ended.[15] After the strike, the leaders of it such as Chinese internationals Yang Jun and Han Yanming and Chinese U-23 player Tan Wangsong would be frozen out of the team and eventually released, while back on the field the club's results declined as they were unable to replicate the previous season's achievements.[16] By the following season, the club would bring in former Chinese international manager Arie Haan, where he guided the club to a runners-up spot at the end of the 2010 league season. He would then guide the club to a last 16 position within the 2011 AFC Champions League and then lead the club to win their first piece of professional silverware when they won the 2011 Chinese FA Cup.[17]

Name Changes[edit]

  • 1957-92: Tianjin City FC (天津市足球队)
  • 1993-94: Tianjin FC (天津足球俱乐部)
  • 1995-96: Tianjin Samsung (天津三星)
  • 1997: Tianjin Lifei (天津立飞)
  • 1998-: Tianjin Teda (天津泰达)

Results[edit]

All time league rankings

As of 1 January 2014.[18][19]

Year Div Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos. FA Cup Super Cup League Cup AFC Other Att./G Stadium
1956 - - - - - - - - - - RU - -
1957 1 20 15 3 2 48 18 30 53 RU NH - -
1958 1 21 8 7 6 34 20 14 44 3 NH - -
1960 1 13 9 3 1 25 10 15 91 W W - -
1961 1 17 7 9 1 23 11 12 101 3 NH - -
1962 1 19 9 8 2 31 16 15 121 4 NH - -
1963 1 10 3 2 5 16 18 -2 31 3 NH - -
1964 1 22 8 8 6 15 17 -2 24 5 NH - -
1965 1 11 3 4 4 10 9 1 10 7 NH - -
1973 1 24 14 4 6 35 18 17 161 5 NH - -
1974 1 18 13 4 1 39 13 26 151 RU NH - -
1976 1 8 6 1 1 16 4 12 13 12 NH - -
1977 1 13 10 1 2 24 10 14 6 NH - -
1978 1 30 13 11 6 39 29 10 37 4 NH - -
1979 1 30 13 8 9 36 24 12 34 6 NH - -
1980 1 29 16 9 4 34 14 20 41 W NH - -
1981 1 30 17 - 13 34 7 NH - -
1982 1 30 - 19 11 47 27 20 38 3 NH - -
1983 1 16 12 - 4 24 11 13 24 W3 NH - -
1984 1 30 21 - 9 47 28 19 42 RU 4 - -
1985 1 15 8 - 7 11 16 8 5 - -
1986 1 14 7 5 2 20 11 9 19 4 6 - -
1987 1 14 6 6 2 19 13 6 24 RU NH - -
1988 1 25 11 9 5 29 14 15 48.5 3 NH - -
1989 1 14 5 3 6 13 13 0 19 5 NH - -
1990 1 14 5 6 3 17 11 6 22 5 Group - -
1991 1 14 2 2 10 8 22 -14 6 8 Group - -
1992 1 - - - - - - - - - R2 - -
1993 2 9 5 1/0 3 13 10 3 41 3 NH - -
1994 2 20 9 10 1 32 22 10 28 RU NH - - DNE Minyuan Stadium
1995 1 22 7 3 12 20 40 -20 24 8 R1 DNQ - 19,173 Minyuan Stadium
1996 1 22 6 8 8 20 30 -10 26 8 R2 DNQ - 20,345 Minyuan Stadium
1997 1 22 5 8 9 20 28 -8 23 11 R2 DNQ - 17,091 Minyuan Stadium
1998 2 22 11 11 0 42 20 22 44 W R2 DNQ - Minyuan Stadium
1999 1 26 8 11 7 32 28 4 35 7 R1 DNQ - 13,692 Minyuan Stadium
2000 1 26 7 10 9 28 37 -9 31 10 R2 DNQ - 13,692 Minyuan Stadium
2001 1 26 10 6 10 38 31 7 36 7 QF DNQ - 10,154 Minyuan Stadium
2002 1 28 9 7 12 37 36 1 34 10 QF DNQ - 9,250 Minyuan Stadium
2003 1 28 8 12 8 32 33 -1 36 10 R16 DNQ - 13,000 Minyuan Stadium
2004 1 22 7 8 7 28 29 -1 29 6 R2 NH SF 13,182 Minyuan Stadium
TEDA Football Stadium
2005 1 26 14 7 5 48 26 18 22 4 R1 NH R1 16,462 Minyuan Stadium
TEDA Football Stadium
2006 1 28 10 10 8 40 38 2 40 6 QF NH NH 18,071 Minyuan Stadium
TEDA Football Stadium
2007 1 28 12 8 8 31 22 9 44 6 NH NH NH 15,429 TEDA Football Stadium
2008 1 30 16 9 5 54 29 25 57 4 NH NH NH 14,007 TEDA Football Stadium
2009 1 30 12 9 9 36 29 7 45 6 NH NH NH Group 14,554 TEDA Football Stadium
2010 1 30 13 11 6 37 29 8 50 RU NH NH NH 14,757 TEDA Football Stadium
2011 1 30 8 13 9 37 41 -4 37 10 W NH NH R16 18,242 TEDA Football Stadium
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium
2012 1 30 10 10 10 29 30 -1 38 8 R4 RU NH Group 14,175 TEDA Football Stadium
2013 1 30 11 7 12 35 39 -4 344 11 R4 DNQ NH 16,577 Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium
TEDA Football Stadium
2014 1 30 10 9 11 41 44 -3 39 7 R3 DNQ NH 17,190 Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium
TEDA Football Stadium
  • No league games in 1959, 1966–72, and 1975; Tianjin didn't compete in 1992 Jia B but had kept their spot in the league.
  • ^1 : In final group stage. ^2 : In the group stage. ^3 : In the north league. ^4 : Deducted 6 points.

Key

Stadium[edit]

Tianjin TEDA Soccer Stadium

TEDA Football Stadium (Chinese: 泰达足球场) is a professional football stadium in Tianjin, China. It is the home of Tianjin Teda F.C. The stadium holds 37,450 people and was built in 2004. The stadium is located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), and was designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, an Australian architecture firm.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 march 2014 [20]

First-team 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
1 China GK Zong Lei
2 China DF He Yang
3 Brazil DF Éder Lima
4 China MF Du Zhenyu
5 China DF Li Weifeng (vice captain)
6 China MF Wang Guanyi
7 China MF Li Benjian
8 China MF Hu Rentian
9 Brazil FW Baré
10 China MF Wang Xinxin (captain)
11 Brazil MF Andrezinho
12 China GK Du Jia
13 China FW Zhou Liao
14 Colombia FW Carmelo Valencia
15 China DF Liao Bochao
16 Lebanon DF Mohammed Ali Khan
17 China MF Hui Jiakang
17 Indonesia MF Ahmad Bustomi
No. Position Player
18 China MF Zheng Jin
19 China DF Bai Yuefeng
20 China FW Mao Biao
21 China MF Wang Yi
23 China DF Nie Tao
24 China DF Zhou Qiming
25 China GK Yang Qipeng
26 China DF Cao Yang (vice captain)
27 China DF Yuan Weiwei
28 China FW Gu Jinjin
29 China DF Li Hongyang
30 China DF Lü Wei
31 China DF Zhang Wu
32 China MF Guo Hao
33 China MF Zhou Haibin (vice captain)
34 China MF Wang Qiuming
35 China MF Song Qi

Asia clubs ranking[edit]

As of 14 September 2014 [21]
Current Rank Country Team
89 Australia Melbourne Victory
90 China Guizhou Renhe
91 Indonesia Persib Bandung
92 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly
93 China Tianjin Teda

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Netherlands Arie Haan
Assistant coach China Liu Xueyu
Technical Director China Chen Jingang
Goalkeepers coach China Fu Bin
Coach China Wang Xiao

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Netherlands Arie Haan
Assistant coach China Liu Xueyu
Technical Director China Chen Jingang
Goalkeepers coach China Fu Bin
Coach China Wang Xiao

Honours since 1994 (Professional League)[edit]

League[edit]

  • Chinese Football League B Champions: 1998

Cup[edit]

Reserve Team[edit]

  • Coca-Cola Olympic League Champions: 1996
  • Reserve League Champions: 2007

Youth[edit]

U-19 Team

  • U19 FA Cup Winners: 2005

U-15 Team

  • U15 Winners Cup Winners: 2006

Minor Trophies[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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