Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club is a professional football club based in Guangzhou, China which currently plays in the Chinese Super League. Tianhe Stadium is the home ground of the club, which regularly draws crowds of approximately 56,000 to games.
The club was founded in June, 1954 as Guangzhou Football Team. It became the first professional football club in China after Apollo Group took over the club in January, 1993. Guangzhou have won five second tier league titles in 1956, 1958, 1981, 2007 and 2010. The best achievement in the first tier league is second place which Guangzhou finished in 1992 and 1994. Guangzhou also reached the final of Chinese FA Cup in 1991.
Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Factory signed to support the club with 200,000 yuan per year in october, 1984. Guangzhou Baiyunshan FC was the first club supported by Company in China.
Apollo Group took over the club in January, 1993. It became the first professional football club who was hold by a company in China.
Geely Automobile Holdings Limited took over the club and made the team achieved the forth place in B league 2001.
Xiangxue Pharmaceutical Group took over the club and made the team achieved the third place in B league. Guangzhou football saw the hope of the future.
Sun Ray Cave Group took over the club with 1 yuan symbolically. The team only loosed 4 games in 2005 season and achieved the forth place in the China league.
Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group took over the club. Holder pump more funds into the club and made the team achieved the champion of China League in 2007.
On 21 February 2010, Guangzhou was relegated to China League One in the fallout of a match fixing scandal despite having achieved the ninth place in the previous season of Chinese Super League. The match in question dated back to 2006, when the club was still playing in the China League. Guangzhou paid CNY 200,000 to its opponent to secure a win at home.
On 28 February 2010, Evergrande Real Estate Group took over the club with a fee of 100 million yuan. Now, with the participation of Muriqui, Cleo and Conca, the team is becoming more and more competent. Professor Xu Jiayin, chairman of Evergrande Real Estate Group, said that they would pump more funds into the transfer market.
Since the end of 2009 came to light in the betting storm twice once in the 2006 season to participate in games away, the Chinese Football Association on February 23, 2010 to make punishment, the Guangzhou team and the other involving fake team Chengdu Blades associated with being lowered into the Football League in 2010.
March 1, 2010,Evergrande Group, a billion buyout of the entire equity interest in Guangzhou Football Club, the team officially changed its name to Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club.
After the establishment of the new club, the Guangzhou team hired Tieshuai Lee Jang-soo of Korea, have also introduced a number of powerful players, Gao Lin, Zheng Zhi, Sun Xiang. In addition to these, the Guangzhou Evergrande also focus on communication with the media. The vast majority of the game of the season in a league of Guangzhou Evergrande, Guangdong TV Sports Channel broadcast live, and Guangzhou, the local print media following the team "Civil war".
With so many people support, Guangzhou football is very competitive, Chongchao case ahead of three of the 2010 season in the A League championship success.
September 25, 2010, Guangzhou Evergrande 3-1 2 defeated Guangdong Sunray Cave, while the other branch, in theory, there is hope board the super League Hubei Greenery team home with the Shanghai Zobon team 1 1 draw, so Guangzhou Evergrande brigade advance three board the super League success.
This time, Guangzhou football board the super League the significance and the last time is never the same. Last football Guangzhou is rushed through years of accumulation and Shen Yun Super, the which football Guangzhou is proved in the world that our own have the ability to go on an expedition Super. Now Greentown, Chanba, Guangzhou Evergrande plus before the real estate business, football, than in the past, to a large investment, which is very good for the development of the Chinese football league. These years, the environment of Chinese football has been in the doldrums, Chinese football needs some strong corporate investment to the inside to make the league bigger, stronger norms, the level of development of Chinese football up.
The Guangzhou team return to the Super Xu Jiayin, chairman of Evergrande Group will continue to increase investment in the team. Has joined the team before the 2011 season, Zhang Lin, Feng Xiaoting, Yang Jun, Jiang Ning, Yang Hao five players with national team experience. Brazilian striker Cleo to new club record transfer record of € 3.2 million joining from Partizan Belgrade, after Guangzhou Evergrande has introduced former South Korea international Cho Won-Hee and Brazilian defender Pallan. Season, Guangzhou Evergrande even based on introduction of a $ 10 million the Brazilian League MVP hole card, the first time for the Chinese league international superstar. Within the foreign aid transfer a total cost of over one billion.
The huge investment has brought rich rewards, the 2011 Super League season, Guangzhou Evergrande Yiqijuechen, won the Super League championship final ahead of four. Won the the Guangzhou football top league first crown, while also a newly promoted team that won the "Kaiserslautern myth. Evergrande football inputs did not slow down in the face of fruitful. In August, the the Guangzhou Evergrande Real Madrid club signed a strategic cooperation agreement, and cooperation to set up Evergrande Real Madrid soccer school football youth academy on the road to promote the development of Chinese football really step forward.
February 25, 2012, Guangzhou Evergrande 2:1 beat Tianjin Teda team won the Super Bowl, this the Guangzhou football history won the Super Bowl for the first time, another milestone in Guangzhou football. Followed by more in the AFC opener away 5:1 victory over South Korea's K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai successfully break through in the composition of the Group of Death in the league title in Japan and South Korea and Thailand, and the 1/8 finals: 0 phase-out of the Japanese troupes Tokyo FC, as only a Chinese team to qualify for the quarterfinals, winning glory for the country. 2 May of the same year, the Guangzhou Evergrande officially announced the world's best striker, Paraguay striker, headed Dortmund striker Barrios joined, a transfer fee of 8.5 million euros to let him go beyond the hole cards, became the most expensive player in the Chinese professional league history. May 17, the club officially announced to the world famous champion coach Marcello Lippi as coach of the first team, became the first marshal on the true meaning of the Chinese coach. On July 2, the the Guangzhou Evergrande officially announced the introduction of the Korean Olympic team's main defender Kim Eng full transfer fee of $ 2.5 million. On July 7, the club officially announced, Chinese internationals HuangBoWen officially joining. October 27th, 2012, GuangzhouEvergrande 29 match of the 2012 Super League season 1-0 beat Liaoning Hongyun, thus advance a championship, became the first team of the defending Super League champions Guangzhou Heng big again to create the the Guangzhou football and even the history of football. November 18, 2012, Guangzhou Evergrande at Tianhe Stadium 4:2 total score 5:3 victory over Guizhou and won the FA Cup champion, Albert achievements double winners. On November 20, the club official announced the Chinese internationals Feng Renliang joining. December 24, Brazil Nova transfer El Eriksson, the Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club.
January 1, 2013, the club officially announced Chinese defender Zeng Cheng, Zhao, and supernova Yi Teng joined Guangzhou Evergrande this point have 11 internationals.