small_beijing_renheBeijing Renhe F.C

Beijing Renhe FC team

Overview

Club name: Beijing Renhe FC
Chinese name: 北京人和足球俱乐部
Founded in: 1995
City: Beijing
Stadium: Beijing Fengtai Stadium
Coach: Luis Garcia Plaza

Club info

The club was founded in 1995 as Shanghai Pudong Football Club. Since then, the club has been renamed 6 times and became Beijing Renhe Football Club in 2016. They have been settled in Shanghai, Xi’an, Shaanxi, Guizhou and now Beijing. The club colors also changed a lot over the years.

When the club was founded in Shanghai they decided to take advantage of the 1994 Chinese football league professionalism reforms that allowed more than one club in each city. With Shanghai Shenhua already established within the city the potential for China’s first top-flight city derby emerged. On 9 March 2002 the first top-flight city derby became a reality when they met in a league game, which saw the club win 2–0 away to Shenhua in front of a sold out Hongkou Football Stadium. Known as the Shanghai derby it would be the start of an intense but short rivalry between the two clubs. The club owners decided it was financially unviable to remain in Shanghai and relocated their team to Xi’an, which effectively ended the rivalry.

Chongqing Dangdai Lifan stadium