Than Quang Ninh FC
|Full name||Than Quang Ninh Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Đội bóng Đất Mỏ (The team of Miner's Land)|
|Short name||TQN, Than QN, QN|
|Founded||24 April 1956|
|Dissolved||25 August 2021|
|Ground||Cẩm Phả Stadium|
|Owner||Quang Ninh Government|
|President||Phạm Thanh Hùng|
|2021||3rd (at time of abandonment)|
Than Quang Ninh Football Club (Vietnamese: Câu lạc bộ Bóng đá Than Quảng Ninh), simply known as Than Quang Ninh or TQN, was a professional football club, based in Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam.
They last played in the V.League 1 in 2021 and were sponsored by Vinacomin. They were omitted from V-League competitions for 2022, after loss of their main sponsor and other financial difficulties.
On April 24, 1956, the Party Committee of Hồng Quảng gathered a number of young men who knew how to play football to form the Hong Quang Youth Football Team'.
In 1967, after Hong Quang and Hai Ninh merged into Quảng Ninh, the team was renamed to "Quang Ninh Youth Football Team".
In 1990, the team was renamed to Quang Ninh Workers' Football Team, winning the right to promote national strong teams. After the end of the second national football tournament of strong teams in 1991, Quang Ninh Workers and Hanoi Youth teams and Thanh Hoa Police Football Team were relegated, Quang Ninh Workers' football team was dissolved. In 1994, the team was re-established with the new name "Ha Long Workers' Football Team".
In 1996, Vietnamese football organized a classification tournament, the team with the new name "Quang Ninh Workers' Club" won the right to compete in the 1997 national second division (equivalent to the first division in the period from 2000-2001 season onwards).
From the 1997 to 1999 season, the team competed in the National Second Division, after the 1999-2000 new classification season of Vietnamese football, the team won the right to play in the First Division. At the end of the 2000-01 National First Division football season, the team ranked 12/12 and was relegated to the national second place. After the Vietnam National Second Division Football Championship 2001-02, Quang Ninh continued to be relegated to the Third Division.
In the two seasons of 2003 and 2004, Than Quang Ninh played in the National Third Division and was only promoted to the National Second Division in 2005. In the following season, the pair won the runner-up and promoted to the First Division Football League. Country 2007. From then until the end of the 2013 football season, Than Quang Ninh played in the national first division.
The team started competing in the V.League in 2014 after winning the first place runner-up the previous season. In 2016, the team won the championship for the first time at 2016 Vietnamese Cup before the opponent Hanoi T&T in the final. Later that year, the team went on to win for the first time 2016 Vietnamese Super Cup on Hang Day stadium in front of the opponent Hanoi FC (former name Hanoi T&T) with the score 3-3 (4-2 in the penalty shootout).
In 2017, Than Quang Ninh attended the group stage for the first time 2017 AFC Cup. In 2019, Than Quang Ninh won the bronze medal for the first time at the V.League.
On August 25, 2021, Than Quang Ninh team had to stop working and liquidate all players. Before a series of players Than Quang Ninh voiced their request to the team's leadership to pay their salaries on time, the team announced that it would temporarily suspend operations because there was no money left to pay the team members' salaries. The club's head - president Pham Thanh Hung also admitted that the club owes the players more than 70 billion VND but is unable to pay. The team's leadership then wrote a request for help to the leaders of Quang Ninh province but received no response. There was no other way, they were forced to suspend all club activities for a year to wait for Quang Ninh province to receive the team back.
In 2022, they were officially banned from FIFA, AFC and VFF from participating in the V.League.
As of November 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
- Runners-up : 2006
- Winners : 2016
- Winners : 2016
|2017||AFC Cup||Group H||Home United||4–5||2–3||2nd|
|2020||AFC Cup||Group G||Bali United||Cancelled||1–4||2nd|
|2001 V. League 2||22||2||8||12||11||45||−34||14||12th||Relegation to 2002 V. League 3|
|2002 V. League 3||14||3||4||7||16||27||−11||13||8th||Relegation|
|2006 V. League 3||16||2nd||Promoted to 2007 V. League 2|
|2007 V. League 2||8||10||8||26||28||−2||34||9th|
|2008 V. League 2||26||10||6||10||34||32||+2||36||7th|
|2009 V. League 2||24||7||9||8||33||30||+3||30||7th|
|2010 V. League 2||24||12||7||5||38||27||+11||43||2nd||Relegation play-off|
|2011 V. League 2||26||11||9||6||45||37||+8||42||4th|
|2012 V.League 2||26||10||9||7||37||28||+9||39||4th|
|2013 V.League 2||14||7||4||3||21||17||+4||25||2nd||Promoted to 2014 V.League 1|
|2014 V.League 1||22||9||2||11||43||44||−1||29||6th|
|2015 V.League 1||26||13||3||10||39||31||+8||42||4th|
|2016 V.League 1||26||13||5||8||39||31||+8||44||4th||Qualified for 2017 AFC Cup Group stage|
|2017 V.League 1||26||12||7||7||42||34||+8||43||4th|
|2018 V.League 1||26||9||8||9||40||39||+1||35||5th|
|2019 V.League 1||26||10||9||7||41||33||+8||39||3rd||Qualified for 2020 AFC Cup Group stage|
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