Bayi Football Team

Bayi Football Team (Simplified Chinese: 八一足球队) was a football team under the sport branch of the People's Liberation Army (Simplified Chinese: 中国人民解放军) in China between 1951 and 2003.The Club's full name is The People's Liberation Army Bayi Football Club (Simplified Chinese: 中国人民解放军八一足球俱乐部). The team was based in Beijing.

The Name of Bayi (八一) means that "Ba" (八) is for eight and "Yi" (一) is for one. This name comes from the People's Liberation Army's establishment in 1st August,1927.

Bayi had a long history of honors and won the national title five times before 1986. However, as a part of the People's Liberation Army, Bayi can not introduce foreign players and attract sponsors.

After the formation the Chinese Football Association Jia League (now Chinese Super League) in 1994, Bayi moved its home city almost every year for financial reasons. Their home cities include Taiyuan, Xi'an, Kunming, Shijiazhuang, XinXiang, Liuzhou and Xiangtan, Hunan. In these years, Bayi had many named due to sponsorship, include Bayi Zhengbang, and Bayi Xiangtan.

Bayi Football Team was disbanded in 2003 by the People's Liberation Army.

History

*1951-1998: Bayi FC 八一足球队
*1999: Bayi Jinsui 八一金穗
*2000-2002: Bayi Zebon(Zhenbang) 八一振邦
*2003: Bayi Xiangtan 八一湘潭

Performance in AFC Competitions

* Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance::1988: Group Stage

Former Players

*Zeng Xuelin
*Xu Genbao
*Chi Shangbin
*Zhu Guanghu
*Pei Encai
*Jia Xiuquan
*Jiang Jin
*Hao Haidong
*Li Leilei

External links

* [http://english.people.com.cn/200312/29/eng20031229_131438.shtml Chinese military football team disbanded]

ee also

*Nanchang Bayi
*Bayi Rockets


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