Tianjin Quanjian F.C.

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Tianjin Quanjian F.C.
Full name Tianjin Quanjian Football Club
Founded 6 June 2006; 10 years ago (6 June 2006)
Ground Haihe Educational Football Stadium,
Tianjin, China
Ground Capacity 30,000
Owner Quanjian Nature Medicine
Chairman Shu Yuhui (束昱辉)
Manager Fabio Cannavaro
League Chinese Super League
2016 League One, 1st (promoted)
Website www.chinaquanjianfc.com

Tianjian Quanjian F.C. (Chinese: 天津权健; pinyin: Tiānjīn Quánjiàn) is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the Chinese Super League division under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The team is based in Tianjin and their home stadium is the Haihe Educational Football Stadium that has a seating capacity of 30,000. Their current owners are Quanjian Nature Medicine who officially took over the club on 7 July 2015.


On June 6, 2006 the Tianjin Binhai Holdings Limited company would form a new football team based in Hohhot called Hohhot Binhai and would name former Chinese international player Han Jinming as their manager. They would move into the Hohhot People's Stadium while taking part at the bottom of the Chinese pyramid within the third tier at the start of the 2007 league season. By May 5, 2007 Tianjin Songjiang Sports Culture Industry Co. Ltd would take a controlling interest within the club and hired another former Chinese international player in Hao Haidong to be the clubs general manager.[1] When the club finished in a disappointing fifth within the group stages of the division it was decided that the club needed significant restructuring, which saw Hao Haidong named as Chairman, Han Jinming moved to General management, Zhang Xiaorui was named as the new manager and lastly the entire team was moved to Tianjin to play within the Hedong Sports Centre.[2]

While under Zhang Xiaorui's reign results gradually improved, however while the club were constant play-off contenders they could not gain promotion and he was soon replaced by the Belgium Patrick De Wilde who guided the club to a runners-up spot and promotion at the end of the 2010 league season.[3] By the following season the club had already moved into the 60,000 seater Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, however despite their grand settings the team would struggle within the division and narrowly avoided relegation at the end of the season.[4] This saw Patrick De Wilde exit soon after and the club decided to promote his assistant as well as Hao Haidong's cousin Hao Haitao into the management chair. In the 2012 league season Hao Haitao would actually guide the club to their best ever finish of sixth within the league, however at the end of the campaign Li Weiqi (李微奇) took over Hao Haidong's position as Chairman and Hao Haitao followed his cousin in leaving the club.[5] At the start of the 2013 league season Pei Encai was brought in as Head coach, however he left the team four games before the end of the season due to the passing away of his mother, which saw Zhang Xiaorui return to the club as a caretaker manager.[6] Italian Gianni Bortoletto was brought in at the beginning of the 2014 league season, initially as a technical director before accepting the Head coach position but after a series of disappointing results he was fired on 14 June 2014.[7] On 23 June 2014 Portuguese manager Manuel Cajuda came in for the remainder of the season.[8] The club would once again start the following season with a new manager when Croatian coach Dražen Besek joined the team 15 December 2014.[9] After a series of defeats, Besek was replaced by another Croatian in Goran Tomić who joined the management on 12 May 2015.[10]

On 7 July 2015 Quanjian Nature Medicine officially took over the club.[11] This would be their second foray into Chinese football after their sponsorship of Tianjin Teda F.C. abruptly came to an end on 30 June 2015 after a public dispute occurred on who had control over the clubs player transfers, particularly in the attempted signing of the Chinese international player Sun Ke.[12] At the start of the 2016 season the club would go through a complete overhaul, they would redesign a new badge that reflected Quanjian Nature Medicine's own logo, change the clubs colours to a light blue, bring in experienced Brazilian coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo along with international players in Luís Fabiano, Jádson Rodrigues da Silva, Zhao Xuri and the player the owners originally attempted to sign, Sun Ke.[13] On 22 October 2016, under the guidance of Fabio Cannavaro, Tianjin Quanjian defeated Meizhou Hakka 3–0 to win the 2016 China League One title and gain promotion to the 2017 Chinese Super League.[14] At the start of the 2017 Chinese Super League season the owners once again decided to change the teams home colours from a light blue to an all red uniform.[15]

Name history[edit]

  • 2006–2007 "Hohhot Binhai F.C." 呼和浩特滨海
  • 2008–2015 "Tianjin Songjiang F.C." 天津松江
  • 2015– "Tianjin Quanjian F.C." 天津权健

Crest history[edit]


First team squad[edit]

As of 2 March 2017 [16]

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 Zhang Lu (Captain)
2 China DF Liu Sheng
3 China DF Wang Jie
4 China DF Liu Yiming
5 China DF Yang Shanping
7 China MF Zhao Xuri
8 China MF Zhang Xiuwei
9 Brazil FW Júnior Moraes (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
10 Brazil FW Alexandre Pato
11 Brazil FW Geuvânio
12 China DF Yan Zihao
13 China MF Chu Jinzhao
14 China MF Huang Long
No. Position Player
15 Hong Kong DF Jean-Jacques Kilama
16 China MF Zheng Dalun
17 China MF Su Yuanjie
18 China GK Zhang Jin
19 China MF Wang Xiaolong
21 South Korea MF Kwon Kyung-won
22 China GK Yang Jun
25 China DF Mi Haolun
27 China DF Zhang Cheng
28 Belgium MF Axel Witsel
29 China MF Li Xingcan
38 China MF Sun Ke
39 China MF Wang Yongpo

Reserve 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
41 China FW Ning Zhiwei
42 China DF Shi Zebin
43 China MF Luan Longrui
44 China MF Jia Hongyu
45 China MF Sun Ze
46 China DF Yang Junshan
47 China FW Liu Xuanchen
48 China MF Yu Songhai
49 China GK Sun Qibin
50 China MF Chen Buzi Xin
51 China GK Shi Meng
53 China MF Sun Xuelong
54 China MF Li Qinghao
No. Position Player
57 China DF Yang Zihui
China FW Su Bohan
China DF Zhang Kaixuan
China FW Gao Yan
China MF Ming Hengyu
China DF Zhang Xiaochen
China MF Shen Yonghao
China MF Yao Yuan
China DF Li Chunsheng
China MF Ma Xiaopeng
China FW Hao Tengjiao
China MF Li Jichao

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
China FW Zhang Shuo (at Jiangsu Yancheng Dingli until 31 December 2017)
China FW Yang Xu (at Liaoning Whowin until 31 December 2017)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Italy Fabio Cannavaro
Assistant Coach China Shen Xiangfu
Italy Antonio Rogazzo
Italy Francesco (Ciccio) Troise
Goalkeeping Coach Italy Franco Cotugno
Fitness Coach Italy Jordi Garcia
Team Manager China Zhang Xiaorui

Managerial history[edit]


Winners (1): 2016[14]


All-time League Rankings

Year Tier Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos FA Cup Super Cup Asia Att./G Stadium
2007 3 14 4 6 4 19 19 0 18 5 1 NH DNQ DNQ Hohhot People's Stadium
2008 3 18 12 2 4 36 14 22 29 2 5[19] NH DNQ DNQ Hedong Sports Centre
2009 3 14 4 7 3 18 15 3 18 2 9[20] NH DNQ DNQ Shuidi Outer Stadium
2010 3 19 11 5 3 32 12 20 35 2 RU NH DNQ DNQ Tianjin Olympic Outer Stadium
2011 2 26 5 10 11 23 31 −8 25 12 R1 DNQ DNQ Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium
2012 2 30 12 9 9 27 24 3 45 6 R2 DNQ DNQ 2,998 Tianjin Tuanbo Football Stadium
2013 2 30 8 11 11 31 36 −5 35 10 R3 DNQ DNQ 2,247 Tianjin Tuanbo Football Stadium
Haihe Educational Football Stadium
2014 2 30 12 7 11 39 33 6 43 7 R3 DNQ DNQ 2,511 Tianjin Tuanbo Football Stadium
2015 2 30 9 9 12 28 33 −5 36 9 R3 DNQ DNQ 7,369 Tianjin Tuanbo Football Stadium
2016 2 30 18 5 7 61 27 34 59 C QF DNQ DNQ 12,165 Haihe Educational Football Stadium
2017 1 30 DNQ DNQ Haihe Educational Football Stadium


Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries.