Club name: Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C.
Chinese name: 广州恒大淘宝足球俱乐部
Nickname: Southern China Tigers (华南虎)
Founded in: 1954
Stadium: Tianhe Stadium
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil)
The club was founded in 1954 as Guangzhou Club. Major shareholders Evergrande Real Estate Group and Alibaba Group invested a lot in the club which led to the club name: Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao.
In 2011 they immediately won the China Super League for the first time in the club history. The following years they have dominated the Chinese Super League by winning the title five years in a row. In 2012 they won the Chinese FA Cup and Chinese FA Supercup for the first time. The following year the club won the AFC Champions League for the first time.
In 2016 the club became the league champions of the China Super League. With 19 wins, 7 losses and 4 draws the club had 7 more points than the number 2 (Jiangsu Suning) in the league. In the same season the club had also won the AFC Champions League.
Notable foreign players in this squad are: League topscorer Ricardo Goulart, Jackson Martinez, Alan Carvalho and Paulinho.