- Changchun Yatai
Football club infobox
clubname = Changchun Yatai
fullname = Changchun Yatai FC
founded = 1996
Changchun City Stadium, Changchun, China
capacity = 38,500 [ [http://www.fussballtempel.net/afc/listeafc.html www.fussballtempel.net] ]
chairman = flagicon|China Tang Pengju
manager = flagicon|Germany
Chinese Super League
season = 2007
position = Chinese Super League, 1st
Changchun Yatai (
Simplified Chinese: 长春亚泰) is a Chinese football team. It was founded on June 6, 1996by Jilin Yatai Groupat Changchun, Jilin. Their manager is Ernst Middendorp.
The club failed to win promotion from the Yi Division, until they bought a position in the upper division with the
Bayi Chaonengteam at 2000. The new team finished 5th and maintained an unbeaten record at home before finishing second the following season. However, the club did not get promoted to the Chinese Super Leagueuntil 2006. They finished 1st in the CSL in 2007.
They surprised everybody by winning the 2007 CSL title and will participate in the ACL 2008 along with Beijing Guoan, also making its debut.
They will play the first game against Binh Duong (Vietnam team) at ACL in March 12.
* Chinese Jia B Champion (2003)
* Chinese Jia B runner-up (2005,2001)
* Chinese Super League Champion (2007)
Performance in AFC Competitions
AFC Champions League: 1 appearance::2008: Group Stage
8 September, 2008"
* Marcelo Mansilla
* [http://www.yataifc.com/ Official Site] (Chinese)
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