2015 K League Classic
The 2015 K League Classic was the 33rd season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K-League and the third season in its current name, the K League Classic. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors were the defending champions, having won their third title in 2014. Teams relegated to 2015 K League Challenge Sangju Sangmu Gyeongnam FCTeams promoted from the 2014 K League Challenge Daejeon Citizen Gwangju FC The following 12 clubs will compete in the K League Classic during the 2015 season. K League Classic's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records. K League Official Club Profiles Page Primary venues used in the K League Classic: Restricting the number of foreign players to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC country; as of 31 July 2015 Leader & 2016 AFC Champions League Qualification to 2016 AFC Champions League Relegation playoffs Relegation to the 2016 K League Challenge Split rounds are from round 34 to round 38 Teams play each other twice, once at home, once away.
Updated to games played on 9 September 2015. Source: K League1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win. For coming matches, an a indicates. Updated to games played on 4 October 2015. Source: K League1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win. For coming matches, an a indicates. After 33 matches, the league splits into two sections of six teams each, with teams playing every other team in their section once; the exact matches are determined upon the league table at the time of the split. Promotion and relegation playoffs will be held between the winner of the 2015 K League Challenge Playoff and 11th club of 2015 K League Classic; the winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn entry into 2016 K League Classic. Suwon FC secure promotion to 3:0 on aggregate; the 2015 K League Awards was held on 1 December 2015. The K League Most Valuable Player award was won by Lee Dong-gook; the K League Young Player award was won by Lee Jae-sung.
The K League Top Scorer award was won by Kim Shin-wook. The K League Top Assistor award was won by Yeom Ki-hun; the K League Manager of the Year award was won by Choi Kang-Hee. The K League Special Award was won by Shin Hwa-yong; the K League'FAN'tastic Player was won by Lee Dong-gook. 2015 Season Review at K League Website Official K League website
PFC Slavia Sofia
PFC Slavia Sofia is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Sofia, which competes in the top tier of the Bulgarian football league system, the First League. Slavia's home ground is the Slavia Stadium in Ovcha Kupel with a capacity of 25,556; the team's colours are black. Established on 10 April 1913, Slavia is the oldest sports club in Sofia. Domestically, the club has won the Bulgarian Championship seven times and the Bulgarian Cup eight times, they have been runners-up in the championship ten times and have reached the cup final on three additional occasions. Among the team's international successes are a European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final in 1967 and a quarter-final in 1981, as well as two consecutive Balkans Cup trophies in 1986 and 1988. On 10 April 1913, a group of young people living near a Russian Monument in Sofia and representatives of the local capital clubs Botev and Razvitie, in a coffee-house – Alabin str. in Sofia, decided to establish an incorporated sports club, the first organized sport club in Sofia.
The new incorporated club has named Slavia. Dimitar Blagoev – Palio, a 21-year-old student, was elected as the first president of the club; as members of the first club administrative council were elected Emanuil Geshev, Ferdinand Mihaylov, Tsvyatko Velichkov, Georgi Grigorov and Todor Kalkandzhiev. A few days was elected the first football team of the club - Stefan Lalov, Ilia Georgiev, Emanuil Geshev, Todor Kalkandzhiev, Stefan Chumpalov, Dimitar Blagoev – Palio and Pavel Grozdanov, Ferdinand Mihaylov, Boris Sharankov, Asen Bramchev, Dimitar Cvetkov; the first sport dresses of the club were black shorts. Since 1924, the team has played with white shirts and white shorts and up to present days it is popular as the "White pride". On 11 August 1913, Slavia played its first match, against local club Savata, won 1–0. After World War I, Slavia began to become more successful. On 5 June 1928, the club won its first champion title, winning 4–0 in the final match against Vladislav Varna. Slavia won the title five more times until 1946, in 1930, 1936, 1938–39, 1941 and 1943.
Slavia won its first Bulgarian Cup in 1952. By winning the 1963 Bulgarian Cup Final, Slavia qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup, the club's first appearance in European competition, they were drawn against Hungarian club MTK Budapest in the first round. Slavia were eliminated from the competition 2–1 on aggregate, its most important achievements in Europe during 1966–67 Cup Winners' Cup campaign when Slavia eliminated Swansea City and Servette, before being eliminated by Rangers in the semi-finals. The team consisted of great players such as goalkeeper Simeon Simeonov, Ivan Davidov, Aleksandar Shalamanov, Dimitar Largov, Dimitar Kostov and Aleksandar Vasilev. In 1969, Slavia was merged with Lokomotiv Sofia under the name ZhSK Slavia. Two years the two clubs split again after a split was supported by 100,000 fans. In the 1980–81 season, led by Chavdar Tsvetkov and Andrey Zhelyazkov, Slavia reached the quarter-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup before losing 6–3 on aggregate to Feyenoord. In 1986, Slavia won Balkans Cup.
In 1988, Slavia won the Balkans Cup for the second time. In 1994, Stoyan Kotsev, the former Slavia midfielder, was appointed as the club's new manager. After finishing fourth in 1995, they went on to win the A PFG title in 1995–96. Slavia finished with five points more than second-placed Levski Sofia; this marked Slavia's first Bulgarian title since 1943. In the 2010–11 season, Slavia reached the Bulgarian Cup final, defeating Ludogorets Razgrad, Etar 1924, Chernomorets Burgas and Pirin Blagoevgrad en route. However, they lost the final 1–0 to CSKA Sofia. There is one remaining ultras group called Boys Sofia, a name referring to the fact the traditional support is from the south of the city, they have a long standing friendship with BSC Young Boys. The traditional rivalry has been with Levski Sofia, however in recent decades Lokomotiv Sofia has become the major rival; the other city rivalry is with CSKA Sofia. In the first ten years after Slavia was founded, the club played in the stadium of his predecessor SC Razvitie.
On 3 October 1923, Slavia became the owner of land to the Russian Monument in Sofia, where was the first ground of the club. They played their home games there for the next few decades, until they moved to southwest Sofia in the 1960s. On 12 March 1958, started the construction of Slavia Stadium. Mayor of the sixth area in Sofia and president of the Slavia women's basketball team, Dimitar Tinev, presided at the laying in place of the first stone; the stadium is built in a residential area Ovcha Kupel, served by regular bus services 6 km from Sofia city center. Slavia Stadium has undergone many changes over the years and it presently has a capacity of 25,556. Bulgarian State Football Championship/A Group: Winners: 1928, 1930, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1995–96 Runners-up: 1926, 1932, 1934, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1958–59, 1966–67, 1979–80, 1989–90 Third place: 1939–40, 1942, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1996–97Bulgarian Cup: Winners: 1952, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1995–96, 2017–18 Runners-up: 1954, 1971–72, 2010–11 Balkans CupWinners: 1986, 1987–88Cup Winners' CupSemifinalist: 1967UEFA Intertoto CupFirst place in group four: 1977 As of 18 January 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2018 and Transfers winter 2018–19. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined u
Forward (association football)
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, are therefore most responsible for scoring goals. Their advanced position and limited defensive responsibilities mean forwards score more goals on behalf of their team than other players. Modern team formations include one to three forwards. Unconventional formations may include none; the traditional role of a centre-forward is to score the majority of goals on behalf of the team. The player may be used to win long balls or receive passes and retain possession of the ball with their back to goal as teammates advance, in order to provide depth for their team or help teammates score by providing a pass. Most modern centre-forwards operate in front of the second strikers or central attacking midfielders, do the majority of the ball handling outside the box; the present role of centre-forward is sometimes interchangeable with that of an attacking midfielder in the 4–3–1–2 or 4–1–2–1–2 formations.
The term "target man" is used to describe a particular type of striker whose main role is to win high balls in the air and create chances for other members of the team. These players are tall and physically strong, being adept at heading the ball; the term centre-forward is taken from the early football playing formation in which there were five forward players: two outside forwards, two inside forwards, one centre-forward. When numbers were introduced in the 1933 English FA Cup final, one of the two centre-forwards that day wore the number nine – Everton's Dixie Dean a strong, powerful forward who had set the record for the most goals scored in a season in English football during the 1927–28 season; the number would become synonymous with the centre-forward position. The role of a striker is rather different from that of a traditional centre-forward, although the terms centre-forward and striker are used interchangeably at times, as both play further up the field than other players, while tall and technical players, like Zlatan Ibrahimović, have qualities which are suited to both positions.
Like the centre-forward, the traditional role of a striker is to score goals. They are fast players with good ball control and dribbling abilities. More agile strikers like Michael Owen have an advantage over taller defenders due to their short bursts of speed. A good striker should be able to shoot confidently with either foot, possess great power and accuracy, have the ability to link-up with teammates and pass the ball under pressure in breakaway situations. While many strikers wear the number 9 shirt, the position, to a lesser degree, is associated with the number 10, worn by more creative deep-lying forwards such as Pelé, with numbers 7 and 11, which are associated with wingers. Deep-lying forwards have a long history in the game, but the terminology to describe their playing activity has varied over the years; such players were termed inside forwards, creative or deep-lying centre-forwards. More two more variations of this old type of player have developed: the second, or shadow, or support, or auxiliary striker and, in what is in fact a distinct position unto its own, the number 10, exemplified by Dennis Bergkamp.
Other number 10s who play further back, such as Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, are described as an attacking midfielder or the playmaker. The second striker position is a loosely defined and most misapplied description of a player positioned somewhere between the out-and-out striker, whether he is a "target-man" or more of a "poacher", the Number 10 or attacking midfielder, while showing some of the characteristics of both. In fact, a term coined by French advanced playmaker Michel Platini, the "nine-and-a-half", which he used to describe Roberto Baggio's playing role, has been an attempt to become a standard in defining the position. Conceivably, a Number 10 can alternate as a second-striker provided that he is a prolific goalscorer. Second or support strikers do not tend to get as involved in the orchestration of attacks as the Number 10, nor do they bring as many other players into play, since they do not share the burden of responsibility, functioning predominantly as assist providers.
In Italy, this role is known as a "rifinitore" or "seconda punta", whereas in Brazil, it is known as "segundo atacante" or "ponta-de-lança". The position of inside forward was popularly used in the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries; the inside forwards would support the centre-forward and making space in the opposition defence, and, as the passing game developed, supporting him or her with passes. The role is broadly analogous to the "hole" or second striker position in the modern game, although here there were two such players, known as inside right and inside left. In early 2–3–5 formations the inside-forwards would flank the centre-forward on both sides. With the advent of
PFC Botev Plovdiv
Professional Football Club Botev Plovdiv known as Botev Plovdiv or Botev, is the oldest continuously existing Bulgarian association football club. The club was established on 11 March 1912 by a group of students in Plovdiv, its home ground, the Hristo Botev Stadium is located in the residential quarter of Kamenitza and is under reconstruction. Therefore, home matches are temporarily played at Botev 1912 Football Complex in Komatevo; the team competes in First League, the top division of the Bulgarian football league system. Named in honour of the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev, the club has won two Bulgarian championships, three Bulgarian Cups, one Bulgarian Supercup and one Balkans Cup; the club has reached the Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals once. In addition, Botev has been a runner-up in the domestic league twice and has reached the Bulgarian Cup final twelve times. In the years before A Group was created, the team participated in the local Plovdiv championship, claiming it six times.
Botev Plovdiv is the oldest still existing football club in Bulgaria. Stoyan Puhtev became president, Nenko Penelov was the vice-president, Petar Delev secretary and Tenyo Rusev steward. Rusev named it "Botev" in honor of the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev. Since the club's name has been changed for political reasons several times: Botev, DNV, DNA, SKNA, Botev and Trakia; the current name is Botev Plovdiv. The club's colours and black, were adopted in 1917. In 1920, the team won the unofficial football championship of Plovdiv. On August 30, 1925, the canaries played their first official international match against the Turkish Fenerbahçe. In the next year, the team led by the coach and captain Nikola Shterev, won the first official trophy, the Cup of Plovdiv. Botev Plovdiv became National League champions for the first time in 1929, winning the final against Levski Sofia; the canaries won with 1:0 the final game in Sofia. The goal scored Nikola Shterev. Key players during this period included Nikola Shterev, Stancho Prodanov, Vangel Kaundzhiev and Mihail Kostov, who played for the national team.
In 1951, Botev Plovdiv joined the newly created Bulgarian A PFG. Despite being relegated in 1953 to the Bulgarian B PFG, in 1954 the club won promotion for the top division. 1956 was successful for the team, which finished 3rd in the domestic league and qualified for the final of the Bulgarian Cup, where Botev faced Levski Sofia. The final match was lost by the canaries with 2:5. In the next few years, the local municipality decided to build a new venue for the sports club; the construction for the sports complex, started on July 21, 1959 and was built in a period of two years. The new stadium was named Hristo Botev, in honor of the national hero; the sport venue was inaugurated with a friendly match between Botev and Steaua Bucureşti, won by the canaries with 3:0 in front of 20,000 spectators. In 1961 Botev finished 3rd for second time in the club's history; this championship marked the first appearance of the club's most important player Dinko Dermendzhiev and the beginning of Botev's golden age.
Dermendzhiev holds Botev's overall appearances record, playing in 447 matches for the club. Second is Viden Apostolov with 429 matches and third is Petar Zehtinski with 351. Botev's all-time leading scorer is Dermendzhiev, who scored 194 goals at his period in the club. Kostadin Kostadinov is the Botev's second highest scorer with 106 goals and third is Atanas Pashev with 100 goals. Under the leadership of Dinko Dermendzhiev, Botev won their first Bulgarian Cup in 1962, beating Dunav Rousse 3–0 at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on 12 August. In the 1962–63 season Botev reached the quarter-final of the Cup Winners' Cup by eliminating Steaua Bucureşti and Shamrock Rovers before losing to Atlético Madrid 1–5 on aggregate. In the same season the team finished runners-up in A PFG with 40 points, only 3 less than the first, Spartak Plovdiv. In 1967 Botev became champions for the second time; the championship team featured several notable players, such as Viden Apostolov, Georgi Popov and Rayko Stoynov, with Vasil Spasov as head coach.
Botev represented Bulgaria in the 1967–68 European Champions Cup where they lost in the first round to Rapid Bucureşti after 2:0 win in Plovdiv and 0–3 loss in Romania. A five years in 1972, the team became winner of the Balkans Cup for the first time, playing against Yugoslavian Velež Mostar after two spectacular final matches to take the cup. In 1981, the club's forward Georgi Slavkov won the club's highest individual achievement, the European Golden Shoe after finishing as Europe's top domestic scorer with 31 goals; the same year, the team won its second Bulgarian Cup, after a win against Pirin Blagoevgrad. This period was successful for the club. Botev finished 3rd in the A PFG, in 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 2nd in 1986. In this year the team finished with 41 points, only 2 less than the first, Beroe, in spite of the 8–1 win against Beroe in the direct match. Many of the club's most notable stars played around this time, such as Antim Pehlivanov, Dimitar Vichev, Atanas Pashev, Dimitar Mladenov, Zapryan Rakov, Blagoy Bangev and Petar Zehtinski were part of the rank and file of the notable Golden Team.
An important achievement of that period was the 1985 Cup Winners' Cup campaign, when Botev qualified for the second round of the tournament. The team secured a 2–0 victory against the German powerhouse Bayern Munich. On November 7, 1984, in front of more than 45
Association football, more known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport; the game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity; the modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were codified in England by The Football Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms; the team that scores most goals by the end of the match wins.
If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years; the rules of association football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time rugby football. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the mid-14th century: "Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe"; the Online Etymology Dictionary states that the "rules of the game" were made in 1848, before the "split off in 1863". The term soccer comes from a slang or jocular abbreviation of the word "association", with the suffix "-er" appended to it; the word soccer was first recorded in 1889 in the earlier form of socca.
Within the English-speaking world, association football is now called "football" in the United Kingdom and "soccer" in Canada and the United States. People in countries where other codes of football are prevalent may use either term, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now use "football" for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is evidence. Cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net, it was remarkably similar to modern football. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established. Phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup. Athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified "mob football", the antecedent of all modern football codes, these three games involved more handling the ball than kicking. Other games included kemari in chuk-guk in Korea. Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other ball games played around the world FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe; the modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD; the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Rugby and Shrewsbury schools.
They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football; some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School devised an influential set of rules; these ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse; the Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which produced the first comprehensive set of rules. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand.
Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under
2016 K League Classic
The 2016 K League Classic was the 34th season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K League and the fourth season in its current name, the K League Classic. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors were the defending champions, having won the title for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015. Teams relegated to 2016 K League Challenge Daejeon Citizen Busan IParkTeams promoted from the 2015 K League Challenge Sangju Sangmu Suwon FC The following 12 clubs competed in the K League Classic during the 2016 season. K League Classic's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records. K League Official Club Profiles Page Primary venues used in the K League Classic: Restricting the number of foreign players to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC confederation; as of 2 October 2016 Leader & 2017 AFC Champions League Qualification to 2017 AFC Champions League Relegation playoffs Relegation to the 2017 K League Challenge Split rounds are from round 34 to round 38 Teams play each other twice, once at home, once away.
Updated to games played on 30 July 2016. Source: K League1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win. For coming matches, an a indicates. Teams play every other team once. Updated to games played on 2 October 2016. Source: K League1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win. For coming matches, an a indicates. After 33 matches, the league splits into two sections of six teams each, with teams playing every other team in their section once; the exact matches are determined upon the league table at the time of the split. Promotion and relegation playoffs were held between the winners of the 2016 K League Challenge playoff and 11th club of the 2016 K League Classic; the winner on aggregate score after both matches earned entry into the 2017 K League Classic. Gangwon FC secured promotion to the 2017 K League Classic on away goals; the 2016 K League Awards was held on 8 November 2016. The K League Most Valuable Player award was won by Jung Jo-gook.
The K League Young Player award was won by Ahn Hyun-beom. The K League Top Scorer award was won by Jung Jo-gook; the K League Top Assistor award was won by Yeom Ki-hun. The K League Manager of the Year award was won by Hwang Sun-hong; the K League'FAN'tastic Player was won by Leonardo. 2014 Season Review at K League Website Official K League website Official K League Website
Henan Jianye F.C.
Henan Jianye Football Club is a professional football club that participates in the Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association. The team is based in Zhengzhou, in the province of Henan and their home stadium is the Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium that has a seating capacity of 29,860, their owners are the Jianye Residential Group Co. Ltd., part of the Central China Real Estate Limited. The clubs predecessor was the Henan Provincial Team who were founded in 1958 while the current professional football team was established on August 27, 1994; the club have never won the league title and the highest position they have achieved was when they came third in the 2009 Chinese Super League season. The football club were known as Henan Provincial team and was founded in 1958 by the local government sports body to take part in the 1959 Chinese National Games before joining the expanding Chinese football league system; the team spent much of its time in the second tier except for a short period during the late 1970s when the league was expanded to accommodate more teams.
When the Chinese football league system grew to accommodate a third tier Henan found themselves in it when they were relegated from the second tier in the 1981 league season, however they were able to return to the second tier when they came top of the table to win promotion in the 1982 league season. It wasn't long until they won promotion to the top tier once more in the 1985 league season where they would remain until the 1988 league season when they were relegated at the end of the season. By the 1994 league season the entire Chinese football league system had become professional and Henan would follow when they became professional on August 27, 1994 by selling a 40% stake of the club to Jianye Residential Group Co. Ltd. and renaming themselves Henan Construction. Henan's transition toward professionalism was difficult and they were once more relegated at the end of the 1994 league season to the third tier. Once again they would have to win promotion from the third tier when they came runners-up in the table at the 1995 league season.
For several season they were a second tier club fighting against relegation until Henan Jianye Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. decided to take full control of the club on January 15, 1999. With this sure financial footing the club would go on to win the division title and establish themselves back into the second tier; the club won promotion to the Chinese Super League at the end of the 2006 league season after winning the division title. In their debut season in the top tier playing professional football Henan brought in Pei Encai to add experience to their management and to help them avoid relegation, which he achieved when they finished the season in 12th position, narrowly avoiding relegation after defeating Changchun Yatai 3–2. While he helped them avoid relegation, Henan demanded results in the 2008 league season and this saw them go through several managers before they settled with Tang Yaodong to help them avoid relegation once more, his appointment ended up successful, throughout the 2009 league season he would lead them to a third-place finish, the highest league position they have achieved.
The third-place finish led to the club's first and only appearance in the AFC Champions League in 2010, after they changed their English name to Henan Jianye while its Chinese name remained the same. Henan finished the championship with 3 draws and 3 losses in the group stage, from on, the club's performance dropped from year to year. In 2011, they finished the season in 13th position. After an more chaotic and unsatisfying season in 2012, the club was relegated to the second division. Henan appointed Tang Yaodong again in 2013, who helped the team return to the Chinese Super League after the season. However, Tang was dismissed once again halfway through the 2014 season due to the team's disastrous performance. Jia Xiuquan took the position; the team fought hard against Beijing Guoan in the last game of the season. This goalless game helped the club stay in the Chinese Super League by a narrow one point margin. 1958–1994 Henan 河南 1994–2009 Henan Construction 河南建业 2010– Henan Jianye 河南建业 As of 1 March 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. As of 1 March 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Managers who have coached the club and team since Henan became a professional club back in August 27, 1994. All-time honours list including semi-professional Henan Provincial team period. Chinese Jia B League/Chinese League One Winners: 1989, 2006, 2013Chinese Yi League/Chinese League Two Winners: 1982, 1999 U-19 team U-19 FA Cup Winners: 2007U-17 Team U-17 FA Cup Winners: 2006, 2007 All-time League Rankings As of the end of 2018 season. No league game in 1966–72, 1975. ^2 In group stage. ^3 No promotion. Key