Club name: Guangzhou R&F F.C.
Chinese name: 广州富力足球俱乐部
Nickname: Blue Lions
Founded in: 1986
Stadium: Yuexiushan Stadium
Coach: Dragan Stojković (Serbia)
The club was founded in 1986 in Shenyang as Shenyang Ginde FC. In 2011 they were purchased by an American sportswear and sports equipment company and relocated the club to Shenzhen. Their ownership was brief, and in the same year Chinese property developers Guangzhou R&F purchased the club and moved them to Guangzhou.
The club had their most successful season in 2014 as they finished third in the league and qualified for the 2014 Asian Champions League.
In 2016 the club ended the season as 6th. The club has some notable wins over Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao (2-1) and Hebei Fortune (0-2).
Notable foreign players in this squad are: The club topscorer Eran Zahavi and Renatinho.