NameShenzhen Football Club
Home Kit ColorsOrange
Away Kit ColorsWhite
StadiumShenzhen Universiade Sports Centre
Stadium Capacity60,334
ManagerLee Jang-Soo
League Titles WonOne
Link to Official Site

Shenzhen Information

Shenzhen Football Club were formed in 1994 and they are based in the Shenzhen district of Guangdong. They are currently competing as one of the Chinese Super League teams.

They play their home games at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre, which has a seating capacity of 60,334. The stadium was built in 2011 and has a unique triangular pattern around the outside.

Shenzhen predominantly play in an orange home strip, and their current away kit is white with red trim.

The club’s current manager is Lee Jang-Soo. The South Korean was appointed in February 2022 and has a wealth of experience of managing in the top league in Chinese football. He holds the record for the most games managed in the top league since taking his first job in 1998.

Shenzhen History

Shenzhen Football Club was formed on January 26, 1994 following the Chinese Football Association’s announcement that its football league was to become fully professional. 

They started in the third tier of Chinese football, and despite only forming at the start of the year, they won promotion at the end of 1994. Successive promotions soon followed, and they found themselves in the top division for the start of the 1996 season.

After struggling in their first season at that level, they were relegated back to the second division but made an immediate return the following year.

This was followed by an extended period in the top flight, and they were part of the inaugural season of the Chinese Super League when it was formed in 2004.

The team surpassed all of the odds to top the league that season and finished six points clear of their nearest challengers after only losing two games in the 22-game season.

In 2005, as the reigning league champions, they made their first appearance in the Asian Champions League and finished joint-third after an impressive run to the semi-finals.

Unfortunately, they were unable to reach those heights again, and after a run of finishing in the lower half of the table, they were relegated back to the second tier in 2011. After a period of rebuilding and consolidation, they made their return in 2019.