Qingdao Jonoon F.C.
|Full name||Qingdao Jonoon Football Club
|Nickname(s)||Hai-Niu (The Sea Bulls, 海牛)|
|Founded||1990as Shandong Economic and Trade Commission F.C.|
|Ground||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium,
Qingdao, Shandong, China
|League||China League One|
Qingdao Jonoon Football Club (simplified Chinese: 青岛中能; traditional Chinese: 青島中能; pinyin: Qīngdǎo Zhōngnéng, known as Hai-Niu or The Sea Bulls) is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the China League One division under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The team is based in Qingdao, Shandong and their home stadium is the Qingdao Tiantai Stadium that has a seating capacity of 20,525. Their current owners are the privately owned cable manufacturer Qingdao Jonoon Group.
The club was founded as Shandong Economic and Trade Commission Football Club in 1990 and started at the bottom of the Chinese football league pyramid in the third tier. On December 31, 1993 they became the first professional club in Qingdao and changed its name to Qingdao Hainiu. They went on to establish themselves as a top tier club and won their first major trophy in 2002 by winning the Chinese FA Cup on November 16, 2002 when they beat Liaoning Bird.
- 1 History
- 2 Crest and colours
- 3 Grounds
- 4 Ownership and naming history
- 5 Current squad
- 6 Club Officials
- 7 Results
- 8 All-time top scorers
- 9 Records
- 10 Honours
- 11 Notable players
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Qingdao Jonoon Football Club started out as Shandong economic and trade commission in 1990 by some retired footballers at the corporation affiliated with Shandong economic and trade commission associated with some workers at Qingdao Municipal Sanatorium. After playing in the Chinese Yi League for three seasons, the club finished as Second Division Champions and won promotion to the Chinese Jia-B League in 1992 - the club's first league title. As required by Chinese Football Association, on 31 December 1993, the club set up a professional system and became the first professional football club in Qingdao. Subsequently the club was renamed to Qingdao Hainiu, which means "The Sea Bulls of Qingdao", originates from the sound of the foghorn in Tuandao Lighthouse.
Qingdao Hainiu finished as the Chinese Jia-B League Champions and won promotion to the Chinese Jia-A League in 1994. In the following season, the club was invited to compete the Tainland Queen's Cup and achieved the third place with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 lose - the club's first international honour. However, in domestic league the club was relegated to the Division 1B after losing an epic battle against Sichuan Quanxing 2-3. In 1996, the club appointed Wu Hongyue as manager, who led the team to second-place league finish and regained promotion to the Division 1A. Soon after that season, the state-run tobacco producer - Qingdao Yizhong/Etsong Group started to invest the club and added "Yizhong/Etsong" to its name the following year. From 1997 season, the club became a regular member of the top division and was never relegated since then. On November 16, 2002, after beating Liaoning Bird 2-0 in Yizhong Sports Center, the club won its first major trophy: the 2002 Chinese FA Cup.
After eight-year management by Yizhong/Etsong Group, the club was transferred to a privately owned cable manufacturer - Qingdao Jonoon Group and dropped the long term icon "Hainiu" from its name in December 2004. The club's new owner slashed down the budget greatly, sold up all notable players and assigned the former Jinan taishan's coach Yin Tiesheng as manager, who is famous for his defending style. In the following three seasons, Yin brought Jonoon to stay firmly in the middle position of the league. In 2008, after Yin's assignment as assistant coach of China Olympic team, the club promoted the assistant coach Guo Kanfeng as head coach and retained eighth place in that season. After six-round terrible management in the following season, Guo was sacked by the club and former notable Serbian coach Slobodan Santrač took over as manager. Though finished at thirteenth place, the team played a beautiful attacking soccer style and even the attacking combination was duplicated by the National Team head coach Gao Hongbo. Soon after 2009 season, the club surprisingly sacked Santrač and reassigned Guo as actual head coach, with Dragan Jovanovič assigned as nominal head coach due to Gu's lack of qualification. In 2010, the club endured a horrible season and lost the last match against Hangzhou Greentown 0-1, but surprisingly survived from relegation in the fourteenth place.
Crest and colours
The club's first choice of home kit colors were all red until with they won promotion and changed the clubs name to Qingdao Hainiu and decided they should use yellow as their new home color. The owners Yizhong/Etsong Group decided to rebrand the club once more with a new badge and new kit colors of red and white. With Zhengneng coming in as their new sponsor the club changed their colors once again to blue while using red as their new away colors. When the Jonoon Group took over they wanted to use orange as the new home colors as it is the color of their own brand and also represents "passion and energy".
1992 Home 
1995 Home 
1998 Home 
2000 Home 
2004 Home 
2004 Away 
The current home stadium of Qingdao Jonoon Football Club is Qingdao Tiantai Stadium, which is also known as Qingdao First Stadium. Tiantai Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium built in 1933 as Qingdao Municipal Stadium, and was renamed Qingdao First Stadium in 1955. Qingdao Jonoon started to play in Tiantai Stadium in the first three professional seasons, and resided there permanently since 2007.
Ownership and naming history
|Year||Owner||Club name||Sponsored team name|
|1990–1993||Shandong Economic and Trade Commission||Shandong Economic and Trade Commission|
|1994–1996||Qingdao Hainiu||Qingdao Hainiu|
|1997||Qingdao Yizhong/Etsong Group||Qingdao Yizhong/Etsong Hainiu|
|1998–2000||Qingdao Yizhong/Etsong Hainiu|
|2005–2006||Qingdao Zhengneng/Jonoon Group||Qingdao Zhengneng/Jonoon||Qingdao Zhengneng|
|2007||Qingdao Handicraft City|
|2008||Qingdao Shengwen Jonoon|
As of 14 march 2015 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current Coaching staff
|Head coach||Tomaž Kavčič|
|Assistant coaches|| Song Xinbo
|Fitness coach||Hu Yu|
All-time league rankings
|Year||Div||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Pos.||FA Cup||Super Cup||League Cup||AFC||Att./G||Stadium|
|1994||2||20||11||6||3||28||15||+13||283||C||NH||-||-||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|1995||1||22||5||7||10||20||32||−12||22||11||R1||DNQ||-||13,364||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|1996||2||22||14||2||6||38||27||+11||44||RU||R2||DNQ||-||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2001||1||26||5||7||14||22||35||−13||22||134||QF||DNQ||-||15,308||Yizhong Sports Center
Zibo City Stadium
|2002||1||28||9||9||10||30||34||−4||36||8||C||RU||-||6,214||Yizhong Sports Center|
|2003||1||28||10||5||13||40||50||−10||35||11||R16||DNQ||-||12,429||Yizhong Sports Center|
|2004||1||22||4||9||9||21||28||−7||21||114||QF||NH||R1||4,645||Yizhong Sports Center|
|2005||1||26||9||7||10||26||31||−5||34||7||R1||NH||QF||4,500||Yizhong Sports Center|
|2006||1||28||6||7||15||25||36||−11||25||14||R1||NH||NH||6,071||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2007||1||28||10||6||12||36||42||−6||36||8||NH||NH||NH||7,179||Yizhong Sports Center|
|2008||1||30||10||9||11||39||36||+3||39||8||NH||NH||NH||6,600||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2009||1||30||8||12||10||36||36||0||36||13||NH||NH||NH||8,774||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2010||1||30||6||12||12||31||44||−13||30||14||NH||NH||NH||6,247||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2011||1||30||12||9||9||37||33||+4||45||6||R1||DNQ||NH||8,464||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2012||1||30||10||6||14||26||34||-8||36||13||R4||DNQ||NH||9,538||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2013||1||30||7||10||13||26||41||-15||31||15||QF||DNQ||NH||8,284||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
|2014||2||30||15||8||7||43||29||14||465||5||R3||DNQ||NH||3,602||Qingdao Tiantai Stadium|
- ^Note 1 : In final group stage. ^Note 2 : No promotion. ^Note 3 : 2 points each win. ^Note 4 : No relegation.^5 : Deducted 7 points.
- Queen's Cup results
All-time top scorers
|Name||Years||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Other||Total|
Top league scorers each season
Since 1994 the first professional league season. Correct as of 2 July 2012.
|1996|| Jiao Chunben
|2005|| Qu Bo
|2011|| Song Wenjie
- First Jia-B League match: Shandong Economic and Trade Commission 3-0 Jiangsu, 17 January 1993
- First Professional League match: Qingdao Hainiu 3-2 Henan Jianye, 17 April 1994
- First Jia-A League match: Guangzhou Apollo 1-0 Qingdao Hainiu, 16 April 1995
- First FA Cup match: Qingdao Hainiu 0-1 Liaoning Dongyao, 25 June 1995
- First Super Cup match: Qingdao Beilaite 0-1 Dalian Shide, 6 February 2003
- First Super League match: Qingdao Beilaite 2-2 Shanghai International, 16 May 2004
- First League Cup match: Qingdao Beilaite 2-1 Liaoning Zhongyu, 2 June 2004
- Record win: 6-1 v Chongqing Lifan, Super League, 8 August 2009
- Record League win: 6-1 v Chongqing Lifan, Super League, 8 August 2009
- Record Super League win: 6-1 v Chongqing Lifan, 8 August 2009
- Record FA Cup win: 4-0
- v Guizhou Zhicheng, 27 June 2012
- Record League home win: 6-1 v Chongqing Lifan, Super League, 8 August 2009
- Record League away win: 5-1 v Changsha Ginde, Super League, 11 October 2008
- Record defeat: 0-7 v Chongqing Longxin, 30 May 1999
- Record League defeat: 0-5 v Yunnan Hongta, Jia-A League, 10 June 2001
- Record Super League defeat: 0-4
- Record FA Cup defeat: 0-7 v Chongqing Longxin, 30 May 1999
- Record League home defeat: 0-4 v Shandong Luneng, Super League, 22 August 2007
- Record League away defeat: 0-5 v Yunnan Hongta, Jia-A League, 10 June 2001
- Most goals in a season in all competition: 12 - Qu Bo, Super League, 2009
- Most League goals in a season: 12 - Qu Bo, Super League, 2009
- Top scorer with fewest goals in a season: 4 - Zhang Jun, Jia-A League, 1997
- Most goals scored in a match: 3 - Jiang Ning v Chongqing Lifan, 29 March 2006
- Fastest Goal: 20 seconds - Peng Weijun v Yunnan Hongta, 2 April 2000
- First hat-trick: Jiang Ning v Chongqing Lifan, 29 March 2006
Qingdao Jonoon's first trophy was the Chinese Yi League Champions, which it won as Shandong Economic and Trade Commission in 1992. In 1995, the club won its first international honour as Qingdao Hainiu - the Tailand Queen's Cup third place. In 2002, the club won its first major trophy - the China FA Cup and became the Chinese Super Cup Runners-up that season.
- FA Cup Winners: 1
- Super Cup Runners-up: 1
- Jia-B League Champions: 1
- Jia-B League Runners-up: 2
- 1993, 1996
- Yi League Champions: 1
- Coca-Cola Olympic League Champions: 2
- 1998, 1999
- U19 FA Cup Winners: 1
- Queen's Cup Third Places: 1
Chinese Football Association Young Player of the Year
The following players have won the Chinese Football Association Young Player of the Year award while playing for Qingdao Yizhong Hainiu:
- Qu Bo - 2000
The following players have won the Chinese Football Association Young Player of the Year award while playing for Qingdao Jonoon:
- Song Wenjie - 2012
Top Scorer of 2010 East Asian Football Championship
The following players have won the Top Scorer of 2010 East Asian Football Championship award while playing for Qingdao Jonoon:
- Qu Bo - 2010
Best 11 in the Chinese Football Association Team of the year
The following players have won the Best 11 in the Chinese Football Association Team of the year award while playing for Qingdao Yizhong Hainiu:
- Chen Gang - 1999, DF
The following players have won the Best 11 in the Chinese Football Association Team of the year award while playing for Qingdao Jonoon:
Had international caps for their respective countries.
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- Official Qingdao Jonoon Group(Chinese)
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