Guangzhou Evergrande Squad 2014

Full name Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club
广州恒大足球俱乐部
Nickname(s) Southern China Tigers (华南虎)
Founded June 1954 (semi-professional)
January 1993 (professional)
Ground Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou,Guangdong, China
Capacity 58,500
Owner Evergrande RE
Chairman Liu Yongzhuo
Manager Marcello Lippi
League Chinese Super League
2013 Super League, 1st

All-time league rankings

Season 1955 1956 1957 1958 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1978 1979
Division 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 Youth Youth
Position 8 1 5 1 17 9 18 20 7 6 20 3
Season 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Division 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Position 2 1 15 2 7 7 7 7 8 2 4
Season 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Division 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Position 2 8 2 5 7 8 14 8 10 4 11 3
Season 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Division 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Position 4 4 3 1 7 1 1 1 1

Recent seasons

Year Tier Pld W W% D L GF GA GD Pts Pos Cup Asian Avg league att Stadium
1994 1 22 11 50.00 5 6 36 27 +9 27 2 not held not qualified 10,545 Yuexiushan Stadium
1995 1 22 7 31.82 7 8 28 27 +1 28 5 1st round not qualified 18,818 Yuexiushan Stadium
1996 1 22 7 31.82 8 7 26 25 +1 29 7 Last 16 not qualified 13,091 Yuexiushan Stadium
1997 1 22 5 22.73 10 7 14 20 −6 25 8 Last 16 not qualified 15,364 Yuexiushan Stadium
1998 1 26 4 15.38 8 14 25 41 −16 20 14 1st round not qualified 5,385 Ying Tung Stadium / Provincial People's Stadium
1999 2 22 6 27.27 8 8 26 30 −4 26 8 Last 16 not qualified   Tianhe Stadium
2000 2 22 6 27.27 7 9 27 27 0 25 10 1st round not qualified   Provincial People's Stadium
2001 2 22 11 50.00 7 4 31 16 +15 40 4 1st round not qualified 15,273 Yuexiushan Stadium
2002 2 22 4 18.18 9 9 23 30 −7 21 11 1st round not qualified 7,227 Yuexiushan Stadium
2003 2 26 13 50.00 9 4 40 20 +20 48 3 1st round not qualified 10,091 Yuexiushan Stadium
2004 2 32 12 37.50 16 4 47 29 +18 52 4 1st round not qualified 13,647 Yuexiushan Stadium
2005 2 26 15 57.69 7 4 50 22 +28 52 4 Last 16 not qualified 14,850 Yuexiushan Stadium / Tianhe Stadium
2006 2 24 15 62.50 3 6 45 25 +20 48 3 Last 16 not qualified 17,167 Yuexiushan Stadium
2007 2 24 19 79.17 4 1 65 15 +50 61 1 not held not qualified 22,500 Yuexiushan Stadium
2008 1 30 10 33.33 10 10 41 42 −1 40 7 not held not qualified 19,624 Yuexiushan Stadium
2009 1 30 9 30.00 10 11 38 38 0 37 9 not held not qualified 20,057 Yuexiushan Stadium /Guangzhou University City Stadium
2010 2 24 17 70.83 6 1 61 21 +40 57 1 not held not qualified 9,083 Yuexiushan Stadium / Century Lotus Stadium
2011 1 30 20 66.67 8 2 67 23 +44 68 1 2nd Round not qualified 45,666 Tianhe Stadium
2012 1 30 17 56.67 7 6 51 30 +21 58 1 Winners Quarter-finals 37,250 Tianhe Stadium
2013 1 30 24 80.00 5 1 78 18 +60 77 1 Runners-up Winners 40,428 Tianhe Stadium

Records

Club records

Wins

  • Record home win: 10−0 against Nanjing Yoyo in China League One, 21 July 2010
  • Record away win: 6−1 against Shanghai Shenhua in Jia-A League, 14 August 1994 and Harbin Lange in League One, 1 November 2003

Defeats

  • Record home defeat: 2−5 against Shanghai Shenhua in Jia-A League, 8 May 1994
  • Record away defeat: 0−6 against Changchun Yatai in Super League, 11 October 2008

Streaks

  • Longest unbeaten streak (league): 44 games (32 wins and 12 draws) during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League seasons
  • Longest home unbeaten run (league): 34 games during 2010 League One season to 2012 Super League season (29 wins and 5 draws)
  • Longest away unbeaten run (league): 23 games (14 wins and 9 draws) during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League seasons
  • Longest streak without a win (league): 12 games (5 draws and 7 defeats) during the 2002 Jia-B League season
  • Longest streak without a win at home (league): 7 games (4 draws and 3 defeats) during the 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Longest streak without a win away (league): 21 games (11 draws and 10 defeats) during 1996 to 1998 Jia-A League seasons
  • Longest winning streak (league): 9 games during the 2007 League One season
  • Longest home winning streak (league): 12 games during the 2011 to 2012 Super League season
  • Longest away winning streak (league): 8 games during the 2013 Super League season
  • Longest losing streak (league): 6 games during the 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Longest home losing streak (league): 3 games during the 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Longest away losing streak (league): 7 games during 1999 to 2000 Jia-B League seasons
  • Longest drawing streak (league): 6 games during the 2004 League One season
  • Longest home drawing streak (league): 3 games during the 2000 Jia-B League season, 2004 League One season and 2009 Super League season
  • Longest away drawing streak (league): 4 games during 2000 to 2001 Jia-B League seasons
  • Longest scoring run (league): 23 games during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League season
  • Longest scoring run at home (league): 36 games during 2010 League One to 2012 Super League season
  • Longest scoring run away (league): 11 games during the 2010 League One to 2011 Super League seasons and during 2013 Super League season
  • Longest non-scoring run (league): 6 games during the 1997 Jia-A League season
  • Longest non-scoring run at home (league): 3 games during the 1997 Jia-A League season and 1999 Jia-B League season
  • Longest non-scoring run away (league): 9 games during the 1997 Jia-A League season
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal (league): 4 games during 2001 to 2002 Jia-B League seasons and 2007 League One season
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal at home (league): 7 games during 2001 to 2002 Jia-B League seasons
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal away (league): 4 games during the 2010 League One season and 2011 Super League season
  • Longest streak with conceding goals (league): 9 games during 2001 to 2002 Jia-B League seasons and 2009 Super League season
  • Longest streak with conceding goals at home (league): 9 games during the 2006 League One season
  • Longest streak with conceding goals away (league): 14 games during 1999 to 2000 Jia-B League seasons

Record results in a seasons

  • Most wins in a league season: 24 – 2013 Super League seasons
  • Most draws in a league season: 16 – 2004 League One season
  • Most draws in a first-tier league season: 10 – 1997 Jia-A League season, 2008 Super League season and 2009 Super League season
  • Most defeats in a league season: 14 – 1998 Jia-A League season
  • Fewest wins in a league season: 4 – 1998 Jia-A League season and 2002 Jia-B League season
  • Fewest draws in a league season: 3 - 2006 League One season
  • Fewest draws in a first-tier league season: 5 - 1994 Jia-A League season and 2013 Super League season
  • Fewest defeats in a league season: 1 - 2007 League One season, 2010 League One season and 2013 Super League season
  • Fewest defeats in a first-tier league season: 1 - 2013 Super League season

Goals

  • Most League goals scored in a season: 78 - 2013 Super League season
  • Fewest League goals scored in a season: 14 - 1997 Jia-A League season
  • Most League goals conceded in a season: 42 - 2008 Super League season
  • Fewest League goals conceded in a season: 15 - 2007 League One season
  • Fewest first-tier League goals conceded in a season: 18 - 2013 Super League season

Player records

Appearances

  • Most appearances in the league: Feng Junyan, 217 games, 2003–present
  • Most appearances in all matches: Feng Junyan, 242 games, 2003–present
  • Most first-tier league appearances: Peng Changying, 105 games, 1994–1998

Goalscorers

  • Most goals in all competitions: Muriqui, 72 goals, 2010−present
  • Most goals in first-tier league: Muriqui, 37 goals, 2010–present
  • Most goals in a season: 32 goals, Elkeson during the 2013 season
  • Most goals in a match: 4 goals, Hu Zhijun against Shanghai Shenhua, 14 August 1994 and Muriqui against Nanjing Yoyo, 21 July 2010
  • Fastest goal: Tan Ende, 10 seconds, against Yanbian Hyundai, 2 June 1996

Transfers

  • Record transfer fee paid: signing Lucas Barrios from Borussia Dortmund for €8.5 million, May 2012
  • Record transfer fee received: selling Lucas Barrios to Spartak Moscow for €7 million, August 2013

Current squad and staff

As of 3 January 2014

First team squad

No. Position Player
1 GK Yang Jun
2 MF Liao Lisheng
3 DF Yi Teng
4 DF Zhao Peng
5 DF Zhang Linpeng
6 DF Feng Xiaoting
7 MF Feng Junyan
8 MF Qin Sheng
9 MF Elkeson
10 MF Zheng Zhi (captain)
11 FW Muriqui
12 MF Zheng Long
14 MF Feng Renliang
16 MF Huang Bowen
19 GK Zeng Cheng
20 FW Ni Bo
21 DF Huang Jiaqiang
22 GK Li Shuai
 
No. Position Player
23 MF Li Zhilang
24 MF Shi Hongjun
26 MF Li Bin
28 DF Kim Young-Gwon
29 FW Gao Lin
30 FW Yang Chaosheng
31 DF Zhang Hongnan
32 DF Sun Xiang
33 DF Rong Hao
34 FW Hu Weiwei
35 FW Shewket Yalqun
36 GK Fang Jingqi
37 MF Zhao Xuri
39 MF Tan Jiajun
- DF Mei Fang
- MF Renê Júnior
- MF Liu Jian

Reserve squad

No. Position Player
41 GK Xu Guangliao
42 FW Hu Yangyang
43 DF Liu Haidong
44 DF Kuang Haokun
45 DF Guan Haojin
46 MF Yang Xin
47 DF Luo Jiacheng
48 DF Lin Jiawei
49 DF Chen Jinchao
 
No. Position Player
50 MF Zhong Yecheng
51 MF Shen Qi'an
52 MF Cai Haojian
53 FW Liang Xueming
54 FW Gan Tiancheng
55 DF Wang Zihang
56 FW Li Shaokang
58 MF Li Shunxiang

Out On Loan

No. Position Player
17 MF Gao Zhilin (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
25 MF Peng Xinli (at Chengdu Blades until 31 December 2013)
27 FW Ye Weichao (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
38 DF Zhang Yujia (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
GK Dong Chunyu (at Shenyang Shenbei until 31 December 2014)
DF Li Jianbin (at Shanghai Shenhua until 31 December 2013)
DF Li Weixin (at Meixian Hakka until 31 December 2013)
 
No. Position Player
DF Tu Dongxu (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
MF Peng Shaoxiong (at Meizhou Kejia until 31 December 2013)
MF Renato Cajá (at Bursaspor until 31 May 2014)
MF Wang Rui (at Meixian Hakka until 31 December 2013)
MF Zhang Xingbo (at Meixian Hakka until 31 December 2013)
FW Cleo (at Kashiwa Reysol until 1 January 2014)

Technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Marcello Lippi
Assistant coaches Narciso Pezzotti
Massimiliano Maddaloni
Li Tie
Goalkeeping coach Michelangelo Rampulla
Fitness coach Claudio Gaudino
Reserve team coach Fabrizio Del Rosso
Reserve team assistant coach Pang Li
Medical adviser Enrico Castellacci
Team doctor / Physiotherapist Silvano Cotti
Physiotherapist Georg Meyer
Team doctors Liu Shulai
Kang Kebao
Wang Shucheng
Chief scout Franco Ceravolo

Past and present internationals

Names in bold indicate players who had international appearances for their country while playing for Guangzhou.

Angola
  • Quinzinho (2003–04)
Australia
  • Brad Maloney (1995)
Belarus
  • Mikalay Ryndzyuk (2005)
Cameroon
  • Bertin Tomou (2001)
Canada
  • Charles Gbeke (2010)
China PR
  • Bai Lei (2008–09)
  • Feng Renliang (2013–present)
  • Feng Xiaoting (2011–present)
  • Gao Lin (2010–present)
  • Hu Zhaojun (2009–10)
  • Hu Zhijun (1990–97)
  • Huang Bowen (2012–present)
  • Huang Hongtao (1990–96, 1999–00)
  • Huang Qineng (1991–99)
  • Jiang Ning (2011–12)
  • Kong Guoxian (1986–93, 1998)
  • Li Jianhua (2009–12)
  • Li Wei (2005–06)
  • Li Yong (1988–95)
  • Liu Jian (2014–present)
  • Mai Chao (1981–95)
  • Peng Weiguo (1990–97)
  • Qin Sheng (2012–present)
  • Rong Hao (2012–present)
  • Rong Zhihang (1966–69)
  • Su Yongshun (1950s)
  • Sun Xiang (2010–present)
  • Wu Pingfeng (2008–12)
  • Wu Qunli (1983–85, 1990–93)
  • Xu Liang (2007–09)
  • Yang Hao (2011)
  • Yang Jun (2011–present)
  • Ye Weichao (2011–present)
  • Zeng Cheng (2013–present)
  • Zhang Linpeng (2011–present)
  • Zhao Dayu (1978–86)
  • Zhao Peng (2013–present)
  • Zhao Xuri (2012–present)
  • Zheng Long (2013–present)
  • Zheng Zhi (2010–present)
DR Congo
  • Patrick Katalay (2000–01)
Honduras
  • Luis Ramírez (2001, 2007–09)

All-time top ten scorers

  League
Player Goals Period
Muriqui 50 2010–present
Luis Ramírez 48 2007–2009
Gao Lin 45 2010–present
Hu Zhijun 36 1994–1997
Darío Conca 33 2011–2013
Xu Liang 29 2007–2009
Wen Xiaoming 24 2001–2008
Elkeson 2013–present
Lu Lin 23 2003–2010
Peng Weiguo 21 1994–1997
  All
Player Goals Period
Muriqui 73 2010–present
Darío Conca 54 2011–2013
Gao Lin 51 2010–present
Luis Ramírez 48 2007–2009
Hu Zhijun 36 1994–1997
Elkeson 32 2013–present
Xu Liang 29 2007–2009
Wen Xiaoming 27 2001–2008
Cleo 24 2011–2012
Peng Weiguo 23 1994–1997
Lu Lin 2003–2010

Club honours

Domestic

Leagues

  • Chinese Super League
    • Winners (3): 2011, 2012, 2013
  • China League One
    • Winners (2): 2007, 2010

Cups

  • Chinese FA Cup
    • Winners (1): 2012
    • Runners-up (1): 2013
  • Chinese FA Super Cup
    • Winners (1): 2012
    • Runners-up (1): 2013

Asian

  • AFC Champions League
    • Winners (1): 2013

Worldwide

  • FIFA Club World Cup
    • Fourth place (1): 2013

Personal honours

Player Honor Season
Mai Chao Player of the Year 1989
Wu Qunli Player of the Year 1990
1993
Zhou Suian Coach of the Year 1992
Hu Zhijun Jia-A League Top Scorer 1994
Riffi Haddaoui Chinese FA Cup Top Scorer* 1997
Mikalay Ryndzyuk League One Top Scorer 2005
Luis Ramírez League One Top Scorer
Chinese Super League Top Scorer*
2007
2009
Gao Lin League One Top Scorer 2010
Muriqui Chinese Football Association Footballer of the Year
Chinese Super League Top Scorer
Chinese FA Cup Top Scorer
2011
Cleo Chinese FA Super Cup Most Valuable Player 2012
Lucas Barrios Chinese FA Cup Most Valuable Player
Marcello Lippi Chinese FA Cup Best Coach
Zheng Zhi AFC Player of the Year 2013
Elkeson Chinese Super League Top Scorer
Muriqui AFC Champions League Top Scorer
AFC Champions League Most Valuable Player
AFC Foreign Player of the Year
Dario Conca Chinese Football Association Footballer of the Year
Chinese FA Cup Most Valuable Player
Zeng Cheng Chinese Football Association Goalkeeper of the Year
Marcello Lippi Chinese Football Association Coach of the Year

Managerial history

Non-professional club period (1954−1993)

 
Manager Period
Luo Dizhi 1954–1956
Zeng Peifu 1956
Zheng Deyao 1956
Luo Rongman 1956–1961
Li Wenjun 1964
Lin Xiaocai 1966–1976
Luo Rongman 1977
Feng Meilu 1977
 
Manager Period
Luo Rongman 1978–1982
Cai Tangyao 19831984
Chen Yiming 1985
Qi Wusheng 1986–1988
Xie Zhiguang 1989
Chen Yiming 1990
Zhou Suian 1991–1993

Professional club period (1994−present)

# Name Period Pld W D L GF GA GD Win% Honours
1 Zhou Suian 2 July 1994 – 7 June 1995 29 13 7 9 40 34 +6 44.83  
2 Zhang Jingtian 8 June 1995 – 28 December 1995 16 6 5 5 27 24 +3 37.50  
3 Xie Zhiguang 1996 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 0.00  
4 Xian Dixiong 1996 25 8 8 9 31 33 −2 32.00  
5 Chen Yiming January 1997–13 August 1997 17 3 8 6 11 16 −5 17.65  
6 Mai Chao 13 August 1997 – 12 June 1998 24 5 11 8 24 28 −4 20.83  
7 Chen Xirong 12 June 1998 – 4 May 1999 21 4 5 12 20 34 −14 19.05  
8 Zhao Dayu 1999 18 6 6 6 24 25 −1 33.33  
9 Gildo Rodrigues January 2000–19 April 2000 5 0 1 4 2 9 −7 0.00  
10 Zhou Suian 19 April 2000 – 23 September 2000 18 6 6 6 25 20 +5 33.33  
11 Edson Tavares (caretaker) 13 November 2000 – 11 December 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0  
12 Liu Kang 11 December 2000 – 25 July 2001 16 5 7 4 15 13 +2 31.25  
13 Zhou Suian 25 July 2001 – 2 September 2002 24 10 6 8 37 30 +7 41.67  
14 Wu Qunli 2 September 2002 – 19 December 2002 6 0 3 3 5 9 −4 0.00  
15 Zhou Suian 19 December 2002 – 18 February 2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0  
16 Mai Chao 18 February 2003 – 31 October 2005 91 41 33 17 144 86 +58 45.05  
17 Drago Mamic (caretaker) 25 November 2005 – 25 February 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0  
18 Qi Wusheng 25 February 2006 – 31 December 2006 26 16 3 7 47 27 +20 61.54  
19 Shen Xiangfu 4 January 2007 – 30 November 2009 84 38 24 22 144 95 +49 45.24 2007 China League One
20 Peng Weiguo (caretaker) 1 December 2009 – 25 March 2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0  
21 Lee Jang-Soo 25 March 2010 – 16 May 2012 73 49 17 7 164 65 +99 67.12 2010 China League One
2011 Chinese Super League
2012 Chinese FA Super Cup
22 Marcello Lippi 17 May 2012–present 83 54 18 11 186 78 +108 65.06 2012 Chinese Super League
2012 Chinese FA Cup
2013 Chinese Super League
2013 AFC Champions League

Ownership and naming history

Year Owner Club name Sponsored team name
1954–1985 Guangzhou Sports Bureau Guangzhou Football Team  
1985–1989 Guangzhou Baiyun
1989–1993 Guangzhou Football Club
1993–2000 Guangdong Apollo Group Guangzhou Apollo Football Club  
2001–2002 Guangzhou Sports Bureau Guangzhou Football Club Guangzhou Geely
2002–2003 Guangzhou Xiangxue
2004–2005 Sunray Cave Group Guangzhou Sunray Cave
2005–2007 Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Guangzhou GPC Football Club  
2007–2008 Guangzhou GPC Zhongyi
2008–2009 Guangzhou GPC Baiyunshan
2009–2010 Evergrande Real Estate Group Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club Guangzhou GAC
2010–present