NameTianjin Jinmen Tiger FC
Home Kit ColorsWhite with blue stripes
Away Kit ColorsPurple
StadiumTianjin Olympic Center
Stadium Capacity54,696
ManagerYu Genwei
League Titles WonThree
Link to Official SiteN/A

Tianjin Jinmen Tiger Introduction

Tianjin Jinmen Tiger FC are a club who compete in the Chinese Super League. They were founded in 1951. The club are based in the Tianjin region of the country and play their home games at Tianjin Olympic Center. The stadium has a capacity of 54,696. Tianjin have been a mainstay of the Chinese Super League since its inception in 2004 and have been predominantly a top-flight club since then.

Tianjin have had a wealth of top talent play for the club over the years. Established stars such as Mikel John Obi, Wagner and Mbaye Diagne have donned the club’s jerseys.

Tianjin are currently managed by Yu Genwei, who was appointed in 2021.

Tianjin Jinmen Tiger History

Tianjin started life as North China and were one of the first clubs to play in China’s newly formed football leagues that came into existence in the 1950s. They would keep the North China name until 1956, when they became Tianjin. This name stuck until 1992 when Tianjin became Tianjin FC. The club would go through another name change in 1997, becoming Tianjin TEDA after TEDA Group took over as the club’s owners. TEDA Group would remain in charge until the end of the 2020 season.

Tianjin have been one of the Chinese Super League teams since its inception and have experienced some mixed results. The best campaign for the club came back in 2010 when, under the stewardship of former China manager Arie Haan, the club finished as league runners-up. As a virtue of their league position, they would go on to compete in the Asian Champions League. Tianjin finished in the last 16, their best-ever showing in the competition. 

In recent seasons, the team have found themselves at the wrong end of the table and flirted with relegation on more than one occasion. In 2020, the club didn’t manage to win a single game in the curtailed season, but crucially won two matches in the relegation playoffs to maintain their league status.