NameChongqing Liangjiang Athletic
Home Kit ColorsRed and blue
Away Kit ColorsNavy
StadiumChongqing Olympic Sports Center
Stadium Capacity60,000
ManagerChang Woe-ryong
League Titles WonNone
Link to Official Site

Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic Information

Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic is a Chinese Super League team based in the Chongqing region of China. The club was founded in 1995.

It has bounced between the Chinese Super League and Chinese Division One but has been ever-present in the top flight since 2015.

Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic is majority-owned by the Wuhan Dangdai Group. It plays its home games at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center, which has a capacity of 60,000.

The club is currently managed by Chang Woe-ryong. It has previously been managed by names such as Edson Taveres, Paulo Bento and Jordi Cruyff. The club’s record goal scorer is Alan Kardec, who has scored 57 times in 108 Super League appearances.

Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic History

The club was originally known as Wuhan Qianwei when first founded in 1995. It started life out in China’s bottom tier but quickly climbed the Chinese football pyramid. In just two seasons, the club found itself in China’s top league, where it would stay until 2006. 

When the club secured its top-flight status, the team’s owners decided to move the team from Wuhan to the larger region of Chongqing. The team also changed its name to Chongqing Lifan. 

Things continued to flourish for Chongqing Lifan as it secured the 2000 Chinese FA Cup and reached the semi-finals of the 2001 Asian Cup Winners Cup. However, Chongqing’s form soon began to fall off, and the club was relegated in 2006 before getting promoted in 2008. The club would be relegated again in 2011 before regaining its top-flight status in 2015.

Despite the club being relatively young compared to some of its rivals in the league, Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic has an impressive trophy haul. As well as the Chinese FA Cup, it has won the Chinese League One title in 1996 and 2014.