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Zibo Cuju F.C.

Zibo Cuju

淄博蹴鞠
Zibo Sunday F.C. logo.png
Full name Zibo Cuju Football Club

淄博蹴鞠足球俱乐部
Founded June 1982; 37 years ago (June 1982)
Ground Zibo Sports Center Stadium, Zibo
Chairman Song Jianshe (宋建设)
Manager Hou Zhiqiang (侯志强)
League China League Two
2019 League Two, 7th

Zibo Cuju Football Club (Chinese: 淄博蹴鞠足球俱乐部) is an amateur Chinese football club that currently participates in the China League Two. The team is based in Zibo.

History [ edit ]

Zibo Sunday was founded in June 1982 inspired by the 1982 FIFA World Cup. As the founders of the team mainly played football together on Sunday, they used Sunday as the club's name. They officially registered as an amateur club on 18 July 1996. Zibo Sunday finished the third place in the 2011 AFC Vision China Championship and won qualification for the 2012 Chinese FA Cup, which they lost to China League Two club Dongguan Nancheng 3–0.[1] On 30 September 2017, Zibo Sunday won promotion to China League Two after they advanced to semi-final of 2017 China Amateur Football League by beating Lhasa Urban Construction Investment 1–0.[2], and eventually, winning the entire Championship by beating Anhui Hefei Guiguan in the final. After competing in 2018 China League Two and ending up in a mid-table finish, Zibo Sunday F.C. changed their name to Zibo Cuju F.C. in January 2019[3], stressing the significance of Zibo being the home of Cuju, a form of proto-football sport in ancient China.

Name history [ edit ]

  • 1982–2018 Zibo Sunday S.C. 淄博星期天
  • 2019– Zibo Cuju F.C. 淄博蹴鞠

Current squad [ edit ]

As of 12 July 2019 [4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 China GK Gong Linhui
3 China DF Yang Lei
4 China DF Zhao Chengle
5 China DF Guo Mingyue
6 China FW Gao Fei
7 China MF Li Zhongyi
8 China MF Ling Sihao
9 China FW Men Yang
10 China FW Cheng Yuan (on loan from Shandong Luneng)
11 China MF Xu Li'ao
12 China DF Song Hua
14 China MF Yang Jiawei (on loan from Jiangsu Suning)
15 China MF Li Wei
17 China MF Han Guanghui
No. Position Player
18 China FW Ma Dongliang
19 China MF Zhang Fengyu
20 China MF Tian Xin
21 China MF Li Song
22 China GK Lin Xiang
29 China DF Du Yuxin
30 China FW Ji Shengpan (on loan from Shandong Luneng)
33 China DF Li Zhuangfei
35 China MF Wu Yue (on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande)
36 China MF He Tongshuai
37 China MF Liu Changqi
39 China GK Sun Qihang
40 China DF Xie Xiaofan (on loan from Jiangsu Suning)

Reserve squad [ edit ]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
23 China GK Jiao Bo

Out on loan [ edit ]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
China DF Si Xiao (at Shanxi Metropolis until 31 December 2019)
China FW Shen Tong (at Shanxi Metropolis until 31 December 2019)
China MF Sun Yi (at Shanxi Metropolis until 31 December 2019)
No. Position Player
China FW Han Yuhao (at Baoding Yingli Yitong until 31 December 2019)
China DF Xia Xicheng (at Kunshan F.C. until 31 December 2019)

Coaching staff [ edit ]

Position Staff
Head coach China Hou Zhiqiang
Assistant coach

Source: CFA

Managerial history [ edit ]

  • China Liu Mengyang (2015)
  • China Zhang Chonglai (2016)
  • China Liu Meng (2017)
  • ChinaHou Zhiqiang (2018–)

Results [ edit ]

All-time league rankings

As of the end of 2019 season. [5]

Year Div Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos. FA Cup Super Cup AFC Other Att./G Stadium
2011 4 DNQ 1 DNQ DNQ DNQ VCC 2 3
2012 4 DNQ 1 R1 DNQ DNQ VCC 2 3
2013 4 12 R1 DNQ DNQ
2014 4 DNQ 1 R1 DNQ DNQ
2015 4 DNQ 1 QR DNQ DNQ
2016 4 Group DNQ DNQ DNQ
2017 4 W DNQ DNQ DNQ Zibo Sports Center Stadium
2018 3 28 12 5 11 38 32 6 41 19 R2 DNQ DNQ 1,485
2019 3 30 22 3 5 60 13 47 693 7 R4 DNQ DNQ
  • ^1 Did not qualify to the final stage. ^2 AFC Vision China Championship. ^3 In group stage.

Key

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "足协杯-东莞南城3–0淘汰淄博星期天 次轮对阵松江". sina. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "新历史!淄博星期天进中丙四强 山东足球新增乙级队". sina. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "关于淄博星期天足球俱乐部有限公司更名的公告". thecfa.cn (in Chinese). 2019-01-30. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. ^ 2018中乙俱乐部报名表 fa.org.cn 2018-03-27 Retrieved 2018-03-28
  5. ^ "淄博星期天" (in Chinese). sodasoccer.com. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
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