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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Hangzhou Greentown

We take a detailed look at Tim Cahill's club in the Chinese Super League - Hangzhou Greentown.

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 Hangzhou Greentown. Situated in the scenic city Hangzhou, the city described by Marco Polo as “greater than any in the world". The club has been present in the CSL football scene since 2007, and for the past few seasons have been a consistent lower-mid table side.

Team: Hangzhou Greentown


 

Nickname: Green Giants


 

City Based: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province


 

Year founded (professionally): 1998


 

Stadium: Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium


 

Stadium Capacity: 56,672


 

Manager: Hong Myung-bo


 

Captain: Matthew Spiranovic


 

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Tim Cahill (Australian), Matthew Spiranovic (Australian), Denílson Gabionetta (Brazilian)


 

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Feng Gang, Zhao Yuhao, Chen Po-liang (Taiwanese)


 

Position Last Season: 11th


 

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 15th

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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): Tim Cahill (3)


 

Current Most Assists (This Season): Feng Gang (3)


 

Continental Competition (This Season): None


 

League Wins: None


 

Chinese FA Cup Wins: None


 

Asian Champions League Wins: None


 

Highest League Position: 4th (2010)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £1.95m (Anselmo Ramon – from Cruzeiro)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £5.29m (Gu Chao – to Jiangsu Suning)


 

Rivals: Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai Shenhua

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