Beijing Royal Fighters

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Beijing Royal Fighters
北京紫禁勇士
Beijing Royal Fighters 北京紫禁勇士 logo
LeaguesCBA
Founded2009; 12 years ago (2009)
HistoryGuangzhou Free Man
(2009–2012)
Chongqing Fly Dragons
(2012–2015)
Beikong Fly Dragons
(2015–2019)
Beijing Royal Fighters
(2019–present)
ArenaBeijing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Capacity6,000
LocationBeijing, China
Team colorsPurple, Gold, White
     
Main sponsorNanhai Corporation
(2009–2012)
Black Valley
(2012–2015)
Beijing BG / Beikong
(2015–present)
Team managerLü Jinqing
Head coachStephon Marbury
OwnershipLi Chunli

The Beijing Royal Fighters (Chinese: 北京紫禁勇士; pinyin: Běijīng Zǐjìn Yǒngshì) are a Chinese professional men's basketball team which is based in Beijing and plays in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Beijing BG (known in Chinese as Beijing Beikong) is the club's corporate sponsor.

History[edit]

The franchise was founded in 2009 in Guangzhou and spent its first five seasons of existence competing in the lower levels of China's basketball league system. The team relocated to Chongqing in 2012. The club entered the CBA in the 2014–15 season as an expansion team and finished at the bottom of the league standings with a record of 4–34.

In September 2015, the club relocated again and was initially renamed Beijing BG,[1] but to avoid confusion with the city's association football team, which is also called Beijing BG, as well as to avoid confusion with the Beijing Ducks when only the geographical names of the clubs are used, a large number of Chinese sports websites refer to the team as the Beikong Fly Dragons.

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Beijing Royal Fighters roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 3 United States Joe Young 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 28 – (1992-06-27)27 June 1992
G 4 China Meng Bolong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1996-05-03)3 May 1996
G/F 5 United States Andrew Harrison 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1994-10-24)24 October 1994
G 6 China Zhang Fan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84.0 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1996-01-02)2 January 1996
C 8 Nigeria Ekpe Udoh 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 34 – (1987-05-20)20 May 1987
G 9 China Sun Yue 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 105.5 kg (233 lb) 35 – (1985-12-06)6 December 1985
F 11 China Yu Liang 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 93.5 kg (206 lb) 34 – (1986-11-29)29 November 1986
F 12 China Jing Haoyang 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1996-11-01)1 November 1996
F 13 China Zong Zan (C) 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 112.4 kg (248 lb) 31 – (1989-08-13)13 August 1989
F 14 China Wang Shaojie 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 24 – (1996-09-17)17 September 1996
G 16 China Chang Yasong 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 76.9 kg (170 lb) 31 – (1990-02-18)18 February 1990
F 19 China Xu Mengjun 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 23 – (1998-01-19)19 January 1998
F 23 China Wang Xiangbin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 22 – (1999-01-19)19 January 1999
F 27 China Gao Shang 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100.7 kg (222 lb) 26 – (1994-08-10)10 August 1994
C 28 China Wang Zheng 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 140.6 kg (310 lb) 31 – (1990-02-08)8 February 1990
G 29 China Ban Duo 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 25 – (1995-09-16)16 September 1995
F 33 China Chen Jinlong 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 – (1992-08-22)22 August 1992
C 55 China Sun Tonglin 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 112.8 kg (249 lb) 28 – (1992-12-23)23 December 1992
G 81 China Wang Zirui 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 77.6 kg (171 lb) 28 – (1993-03-28)28 March 1993
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: January 1, 2021

Honours[edit]

Seri Mutiara Cup champion 2017

References[edit]