Beijing Guoan Football Club
: 北京国安 is part of CITIC Group
(China International Trust and Investment Corporation). Their current home stadium is Workers Stadium
and the Fengtai stadium
for less popular games. The current head coach is Jaime Pacheco
and the club's general manager is Li Xiaoming
. In 2010, Guoan finished a disappointing 5th place and, thus, missed out on an Asian Champions League spot.
Beijing Guoan is one of the most noticeable Chinese football clubs with a significant holding by the Chinese government or its subsidiaries. Not only that its main source of investment since its inception, the CITIC Guoan Group, is a government-owned corporation
, governmental departments such as the Beijing Sports Bureau has on several occasions made significant investment into the club, the most recent being for 20 million RMB
, announced in January 2009.
Beijing Guoan Football Club was formed on December 31, 1992, as a result of the Chinese football reform. The club was set up by the CITIC Guoan Group
and the Beijing Municipal Sports Committee
. In 2003, the club signed an endorsement contract with Beijing Hyundai Motor Company
and the adult men's football team of the club changed its name to Beijing Hyundai Motor Football Team
. The contract ended in early 2006 and the team's original name was restored.
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