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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Beijing Guoan

We take a detailed look at one of the founding clubs of the Chinese Super League - Beijing Guoan.

As part of our series of ‘fact-files’ focusing on each of the teams contesting in the Chinese Super League (CSL), we take a look into everything you would need to know about Beijing Guoan. One of the founding teams of the CSL, this is a club that is usually chasing Continental football by the end of the season. However, currently sitting in 8th place, they have a lot of work to do to catch up with their bigger spending rivals this term.

Team: Beijing Guoan


 

Nickname: The Imperial Guards


 

City Based: Beijing


 

Year founded (professionally): 1992


 

Stadium: Workers Stadium


 

Stadium Capacity: 66,161


 

Manager: Xie Feng


 

Captain: Xu Yunlong


 

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Renato Augusto (Brazilian), Ralf (Brazilian), Burak Yilmaz (Turkish)


 

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Zhang Xizhe, Yu Dabao, Zhang Chengdong


 

Position Last Season: 4th


 

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 8th

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Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

15

11

3

1

30

7

23

36

2

Hebei China Fortune

15

9

3

3

22

15

7

30

3

Jiangsu Suning

15

8

5

2

20

11

9

29

4

Shanghai SIPG

15

6

6

3

21

12

9

24

5

Shanghai Shenhua

15

5

7

3

24

15

9

22

6

Henan Jianye

15

6

4

5

13

12

1

22

7

Tianjin Teda

15

5

6

4

17

19

-2

21

8

Beijing Guoan

14

5

5

4

15

13

2

20

9

Liaoning

14

4

5

5

15

22

-7

17

10

Yanbian Funde

15

4

4

7

16

18

-2

16

11

Guangzhou R&F

15

4

4

7

13

20

-7

16

12

Chongqing Lifan

15

3

6

6

15

20

-5

15

13

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright

14

3

5

6

10

16

-6

14

14

Changchun Yatai

15

3

4

8

11

23

-12

13

15

Hangzhou Greentown

15

3

3

9

8

18

-10

12

16

Shandong Luneng Taishan

14

2

4

8

13

22

-9

10


Current Top Goalscorer (This Season): Zhang Xizhe (5)


 

Current Most Assists (This Season): Zhang Xizhe/Yu Dabao/Zhang Chengdong (2)


 

Continental Competition (This Season): None


 

League Wins: 2009 (1 time)


 

Chinese FA Cup Wins: 1985, 1996, 1997, 2003 (4 times)


 

Asian Champions League Wins: None


 

Highest League Position: 1st (2009)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £6.00m (Renato Augusto – from Corinthians/Burak Yilmaz – from Galatasaray)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £2.06m (Li Yunqiu – to Shanghai Shenhua)


 

Rivals: Shanghai Shenhua, Tianjin Teda, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, Shandong Luneng Taishan

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