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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Chongqing Lifan

A detailed look at Chongqing Lifan.

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 Chongqing Lifan. Based in the beautiful, mountainous city of Chongqing, this is the only team in the CSL situated in the less familiar western regions of China, far away from the cash rich clubs of the East and South coasts. Promoted to the CSL in 2015, they are now seeking to establish themselves as a mainstay in the league.

Team: Chongqing Lifan

City Based: Chongqing

Year founded (professionally): 1995

Owner: Lifan Group

Stadium: Chongqing Olympic Sports Center

Stadium Capacity: 58,680

Manager: Chang Woe-ryong (South Korean)

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Emanuel Gigliotti (Argentinian), Fernandinho (Brazilian), Jael (Brazilian)

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Wang Dong, Liu Yu, Feng Jing

Position Last Season: 8th

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 12th

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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): Fernandinho (5)

Current Most Assists (This Season): Emanuel Gigliotti/Jael (3)

Continental Competition (This Season): None

League Wins: None

Chinese FA Cup Wins: 2000 (1 time)

Asian Champions League Wins: None

Highest League Position: 4th (1999, 2000)

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £2.06m ( Emanuel Gigliotti – from Boca Juniors)

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £750k (Zhang Chiming – to Beijing Guoan)

Rivals: No fierce rivals

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