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Full name Tianjin Teda FC

天津泰达足球俱乐部

Nickname(s) 津门虎

Tianjin Tigers

Founded 1951; 66 years ago as North China

1957; 60 years ago as Tianjin City FC
1993; 24 years ago as Tianjin FC (Professional)
February 16, 1998; 18 years agoas Tianjin Teda (Current Name)

Ground Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium,Tianjin,China
Capacity 54,696
Owner TEDA Holding[1]
Chairman Gao Yingqin
Manager Jaime Pacheco
League Chinese Super League
2016 Super League, 10th
Website Club home page
Home colours Away colours
Current season

Tianjin TEDA Football Club (simplified Chinese: 天津泰达; traditional Chinese: 天津泰達; pinyin: Tiānjīn Tàidá) is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association(CFA). The team is based in Tianjin and their home stadium is the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium that has a seating capacity of 54,696. Their owners are the TEDA Holding (The name is derived from the initials of Tianjin Economic – Technological Development Area) a state-owned conglomerate of the People's Republic of China.[2]

The club's predecessor was called Tianjin Football Club and they predominantly played in the top tier, where they won several domestic league and cup titles. In 1993, the club was reorganized to become a completely professional football Club. Since then, they have won the 2011 Chinese FA Cup and came runners-up within the 2010 Chinese Super League season.

The club has also set up a sister-city relationship with Australian A-League Club, Melbourne Victory. In 2007, the two clubs played in the Lord Mayor's Cup, which has become an annual off-season match between the two clubs.[3]

According to Forbes, Tianjin are the 8th most valuable football team in China, with a team value of $84 million, and an estimated revenue of $15 million in 2015.[4]

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  • 1History
    • 1.1Tianjin Football Club
    • 1.2Professionalism
  • 2Name history
  • 3Grounds
  • 4Rivalries
  • 5Current squad
    • 5.1First-team squad
    • 5.2Retired numbers
    • 5.3Reserve squad
    • 5.4Out on loan
  • 6Coaching staff
    • 6.1Managerial history
  • 7Honours
    • 7.1League
    • 7.2Cup
    • 7.3Reserve Team
    • 7.4Youth
    • 7.5Minor Trophies
  • 8Results
  • 9Asia clubs ranking
  • 10References
  • 11External links

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