NameChangchun Yatai Football Club
Home Kit ColorsRed and Black
Away Kit ColorsWhite
StadiumChangchun Stadium
Stadium Capacity42,000
ManagerChen Yang
League Titles WonOne
Link to Official Site

Changchun Yatai Information

Changchun Yatai Football Club currently compete in the Chinese Super League. They are based in Changchun, Jilin City and were established in 1996.

They play their home games at the Changchun Stadium, which has a capacity of 42,000. The stadium was originally built in 1933 and went through a full reconstruction in 1992.  

At home, the team play in red shirts and black shorts, while their current away kit is all white.

They are managed by Chen Yang, who has been in the role since October 2020.

Despite being relatively new to the footballing world, Changchun Yatai have already set their sights on building a legacy for themselves, and not just from a footballing perspective. They pride themselves on having a strong relationship with their fans and the local community. In 2017, the club retired the number 12 shirt in recognition of the supporters and their role as the ‘twelfth man’.

Changchun Yatai History

Changchun Yatai were formed on June 6, 1996 by a local conglomerate, Jilin Yatai Group. They started out by competing in the third tier of the football league in 1997.

They moved up to the second tier in 2000 after taking over Huizhou PLA Saonon. Despite winning the second division in 2003, they were denied the chance of promotion due to the formation of the Chinese Super League. The club continued to push for promotion after the setback and eventually earned this in 2005 when they finished as runners-up.

In 2007, having only been in the Chinese Super League for one previous season, they finished as Chinese Super League champions, capping a remarkable rise for a club that only launched 11 years ago.

Unfortunately they were unable to replicate their success and, after many seasons of mid-table mediocrity, they were relegated from the Chinese Super League at the end of the 2018 season.

2021 marked a return to the Super League, and after the league had had a change in format, Changchun Yatai had their best season since taking the title. They finished top of Group B before finishing fourth in the Champions table once the best teams in each group merged.