Sichuan Guancheng F.C.

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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.[1] 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.

Sichuan Guancheng
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Full nameSichuan Guancheng F.C.
Founded1953; 67 years ago (1953) (Semi Pro)
1993 (Professional)
Dissolved2006; 14 years ago (2006)
GroundChengdu Sports Centre,
Chengdu, China
LeagueChinese Super League
20059th

HistoryEdit

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.

Name historyEdit

  • 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

Crest historyEdit

Managerial historyEdit

Managers who coached the club and team since Sichuan Guancheng became a professional club in 1993.[2][3]

ResultsEdit

All-time league rankings[4]
Season 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1973 1974 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Division 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 2 2
Position 13 9 15 24 4 9 18 9 61 23 2 14 4 10 10 52 8 3 9 19 7 2 8 4 5
Season 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Division 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Position 6 10 6 7 5 3 3 4 14 8 9 9
  • No league games in 1959, 1966–72, 1975; Sichuan did not compete in 1985.
  • ^1 : In the group stage.
  • ^2 : in the southern league.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 冠城解散 at sports.163.com Retrieved 2013-01-18
  2. ^ "Sichuan Guancheng » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  3. ^ "冠城主帅高惠辰只有遗憾:这是我首场职业联赛啊". sports.sina.com.cn. 2004-09-13. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. ^ "List of Chinese football league tables". rsssf.com. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2015-11-09.

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