The club was founded in 1951 as North China. In 1998 TEDA Group took over the club which led to Tianjin TEDA.
In 2010 Tianjin Teda FC were runners-up in the Chinese super League. The following year, 2011, the club have won the Chinese FA Cup.
Last season Tianjin Teda FC ended the season with a 10th place with a notable home win over Jiangsu Suning FC(1-0).
Tianjin Teda reinforced their squad with two new players. John Obi Mikel and Nemanja Gudelj are joining the club for the new season. Another notable foreign player at Tianjin Teda is Mbaye Diagne.