Qingdao Hailifeng F.C.
|Full name||Qingdao Hailifeng Football Club
Qingdao Shandong, China
|2009||Chinese Jia League, 10th|
Qingdao Hailifeng F.C. (Chinese: 青岛海利丰足球俱乐部), previously named Qingdao JVC Zhengyi, Qingdao Benda, Hefei Chuangyi, Qingdao Aokema and Qingdao Haixin is a former professional association football club in the Chinese Football Association Jia League. The club was engaged in "bribery and private business dealing" in matches held in 2007 and 2009 and was banned from all future national matches organised by the Chinese Football Association.
Qingdao Hailifeng Football Club was founded on 18 March 1998 and has recently been a regular in the second division. However, the club has never won promotion to the Jia B League, gaining it place in the division only by buying Guangdong Hongyuan in December 2001. After 4 years of failure to win promotion, the Guangdong Hongyuan Group had lost patience and agreed to sell their Jia B League team to Qingdao Hailifeng.
On February 21, 2010 the club was found guilty for accepting a bribe from Chengdu Blades and had their registration cancelled as well as being fined 200,000 RMB for their crime. It was discovered that the club deliberately lost a key game 2–0 during the 2007 league season for up to 500,000 RMB to allow Chengdu Blades to win promotion.
The Qingdao club has changed its name, its home stadium, and even its home city due to financial reasons. Their previous names include:
- 1995–1996 Qingdao JVC Zhengyi 青岛JVC正义 (Qingdao)
Qingdao JVC Zhengyi was founded 7 January 1995.
- 1997 Qingdao Benda 青岛奔达 (Qingdao)
- 1998– Qingdao Hailifeng 青岛海利丰 (Qingdao)
- 2002–2003 Hefei Chuangyi 合肥创亿 (Hefei)
- 2003–2004 Qingdao Aokema 青岛澳柯玛 (Qingdao)
- 2004–2005 Qingdao Hailifeng 青岛海利丰 (Qingdao)
- 2006–2007 Qingdao Haixin (Hisense) 青岛海信地产 (Qingdao)
- 2007– Qingdao Hailifeng 青岛海利丰 (Qingdao)
- As of the end of 2009 season
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