Sichuan Guancheng F.C.
Sichuan Guancheng (Chinese: 四川冠城) is a defunct Chinese football club, which was located in Chengdu, Sichuan where they played in the Chengdu Sports Centre. They were founded in 1953 and spent a large part of their history within the top tier of Chinese football until on November 8, 1993 they became a fully professional unit and took part in China's inaugural season of professional football in the 1994 Chinese Jia-A League season. After being the flagship of western Chinese football the club was sold to the Dahe Group in 2002, however the new owners were found to be under the influence of another Chinese football team Dalian Shide. Despite the sale of the club to the Guancheng Group in 2003, an investigation by the Chinese Football Association found them to still be breaking competition rules, and on January 27, 2006 the club were unable to sell the club's remaining Dalian Shide's shares to the Sichuan Football Association and were forced to disband.
|Full name||Sichuan Guancheng F.C.|
|Founded||1953 (Semi Pro)|
|Ground||Chengdu Sports Centre, |
|League||Chinese Super League|
Formed as Sichuan Quanxing (四川全兴) on 8 November 1993, the football club was the football flagship of western China until Vanguard Huandao (now Chongqing Lifan) surfaced. In 2002, Sichuan Quanxing was sold to Dahe Group and was renamed Sichuan Dahe. Sichuan Guancheng which finished 9th in the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
However, the Dahe Group was found under the influence of Dalian Shide. Under the criticism of unfair competition, the team was sold again to Guancheng Group. The sale had not removed the doubt of Dalian Shide influence, however. After an investigation by Chinese Football Association, the club was ordered to remove any relationship with Dalian Shide. The club disbanded on January 27, 2006 because the owner Dalian Shide could not make a deal with the Sichuan Football Association in time.
- 1953–1993: Sichuan FC 四川足球队
- 1994–1998: Sichuan Quanxing 四川全兴
- 1999: Sichuan Quanxing Langjiu 四川全兴郎酒
- 2000: Sichuan Quanxing Shuijingfang 四川全兴水井坊
- 2001: Sichuan Shangwutong 四川商務通
- 2002: Sichuan Dahe 四川大河
- 2003–2005: Sichuan Guancheng 四川冠城
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