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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Guangzhou R&F

We take a detailed look at the secondary Guangzhou club in the Chinese Super League- Guangzhou R&F

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 Guangzhou R&F. Very much Guangzhou's secondary football team, lying in the wake of the dominating force of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, with whom they contest the 'Canton Derby'. Nevertheless, they are still a strong presence in the league, finishing 3rd in 2014.

Team: Guangzhou R&F


 

Nickname: Blue Lions


 

City Based: Guangzhou, Guangdong Province


 

Year founded (professionally): 2011


 

Owner: Guangzhou R&F


 

Stadium: Yuexiushan Stadium


 

Stadium Capacity: 18,000


 

Manager: Dragan Stojkovic


 

Captain: Zhang Yaokun


 

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Eran Zahavi (Israeli), Renatinho (Brazilian), Gustav Svensson (Swedish)


 

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Jiang Zhipeng, Chang Feiya, Tang Miao


 

Position Last Season: 14th


 

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 11th

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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): Xiao Zhi/Zeng Chao (3)


 

Current Most Assists (This Season): Jiang Zhipeng (2)


 

Continental Competition (This Season): None


 

League Wins: None


 

Chinese FA Cup Wins: None


 

Asian Champions League Wins: None


 

Highest League Position: 3rd (2014)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £5.42m (Eran Zahavi – from Maccabi Tel-Aviv)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £8.12m (Jin Yangyang – to Hebei China Fortune)


 

Rivals: Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

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