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Chinese Super League: Club Profile – Jiangsu Suning

We take a detailed look at the Chinese Super League club that added Alex Teixeira and Ramires to its ranks - Jiangsu Suning.

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 the highly ambitious, and current Chinese FA Cup holders, Jiangsu Suning. With the high-profile recent additions of Brazilians Alex Teixeira and Ramires, this is a football club that has set its since firmly on big things – definitely one of the teams to watch!


Team: Jiangsu Suning


 

City Based: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province


 

Year founded (professionally): 1994


 

Owner: Suning Appliance Group


 

Stadium: Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre


 

Stadium Capacity: 61,443


 

Manager: Choi Yong-soo (South Korean)


 

Captain: Wu Xi


 

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Alex Teixeira (Brazilian), Ramires (Brazilian), Jô (Brazilian)


 

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Wu Xi, Li Áng, Ren Hang


 

Position Last Season: 9th


 

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 3rd

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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): Alex Teixeira (4)


 

Current Most Assists (This Season): Alex Teixeira (3)


 

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


 

League Wins: None


 

Chinese FA Cup Wins: 2015 (1 time – Current Holders)


 

Asian Champions League Wins: None


 

Highest League Position: 2nd (2012)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £37.50m (Alex Teixeira – from Shakhtar Donetsk)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £6.90m (Sun Ke – to Tianjin Quanjian)


 

Rivals: Hangzhou Greentown, Shanghai Shenhua, Shanghai SIPG

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