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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Changchun Yatai

We take a detailed look at one of the newest teams to make it to the top tier of the Chinese Super League - Changchun Yatai.

Changchun Yatai

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 Changchun Yatai. Situated in the far North-East of China, this club is a mainstay of the CSL, regularly competing for titles in the 2000s. Nowadays, however, you are more likely to see them in the bottom half of the table.

Team: Changchun Yatai

City Based: Changchun, Jilin Province

Year founded (professionally): 1996

Owner: Yatai Group

Stadium: Development Area Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 25,000

Manager: Lee Jang-soo

Captain: Zhang Xiaofei

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Marcelo Moreno (Bolivian), Julien Gorius (French), Anzur Ismailov (Uzbek)

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Pei Shuai, Du Zhenyu, Zhang Xiaofei

Position Last Season: 10th

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 14th

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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): Marcelo Moreno (7)

Continental Competition (This Season): None

League Wins: 2007 (1 time)

Chinese FA Cup Wins: None

Asian Champions League Wins: None

Highest League Position: 1st

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £1.85m (Marcelo Moreno – from Gremio)

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £1.35m (Zhang Wenzhao – to Shandong Luneng Taishan)

Rivals: No fierce rivals

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