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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

Callum Newell
645   //    02 Jul 2016, 14:09 IST

We take a look at one of the top clubs in the Chinese Super League and list out all that you need to know about Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

Team: Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

Nickname: Southern China Tigers

City Based: Guangzhou, Guangdong Province

Year founded (professionally): 1993

Owner: Evergrande Real Estate (60%); Alibaba (40%)

Stadium: Tianhe Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 58,500

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

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Captain: Zheng Zhi

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Jackson Martinez (Colombian), Ricardo Goulart (Brazilian), Paulinho (Brazilian)

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Gao Lin, Zhang Linpeng, Huang Bowen

Position Last Season: 1st

Current League Position: 1st

Current Top Goalscorer (This Season): Ricardo Goulart (9)

Current Most Assists (This Season): Gao Lin (7)

Continental Competition (This Season): Asian Champions League – eliminated in the group stage.

League Wins: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (5 times – Current Holders)

Chinese FA Cup Wins: 2012 (1 time)

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Asian Champions League Wins: 2013, 2015 (Current Holders)

Highest League Position: 1st

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £31.50m (Jackson Martinez – from Atlético Madrid)

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £13.88m (Elkeson – to Shanghai SIPG)

Rivals: Beijing Guoan, Guangzhou R&F

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Callum Newell
Callum Newell is a British teacher of English, and writer, based in the city of Xi'an, China. His writing covers various topics - from sport, to food and drink. Although he has a passion for many different sports, for him nothing can compare to football - "the beautiful game".
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