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Bayi Football Team was a football team under the sport branch of the People's Liberation Army
People's Liberation Army
The People's Liberation Army is the unified military organization of all land, sea, strategic missile and air forces of the People's Republic of China. The PLA was established on August 1, 1927 — celebrated annually as "PLA Day" — as the military arm of the Communist Party of China...

 (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
Beijing
Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's...

.

The Name of Bayi
Bayi
-Chinese:*Bāyī , referring to the anniversary of the Nanchang Uprising, which is considered as the founding of the People's Liberation Army, and thus a common name used by entities in the People's Republic of China:...

(八一) means that Ba (八) is for eight and Yi (一) is for one. This name comes from the People's Liberation Army
People's Liberation Army
The People's Liberation Army is the unified military organization of all land, sea, strategic missile and air forces of the People's Republic of China. The PLA was established on August 1, 1927 — celebrated annually as "PLA Day" — as the military arm of the Communist Party of China...

's establishment in 1 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
People's Liberation Army
The People's Liberation Army is the unified military organization of all land, sea, strategic missile and air forces of the People's Republic of China. The PLA was established on August 1, 1927 — celebrated annually as "PLA Day" — as the military arm of the Communist Party of China...

, Bayi can not introduce foreign players and attract sponsors.

After the formation the Chinese Football Association Jia League
Chinese Football Association Jia League
The China League One is the second tier professional league for Chinese football clubs. The league is under the auspices of the Chinese Football Association. Above the League One is Chinese Super League....

 (now Chinese Super League
Chinese Super League
The Chinese Football Association Super League , commonly known as Chinese Super League or CSL, currently known as the Pirelli Chinese Football Association Super League for sponsorship reasons, is the highest tier of professional association football in China, operating under the auspices of the...

) in 1994, Bayi moved its home city almost every year for financial reasons. Their home cities include Taiyuan
Taiyuan
Taiyuan is the capital and largest city of Shanxi province in North China. At the 2010 census, it had a total population of 4,201,591 inhabitants on 6959 km² whom 3,212,500 are urban on 1,460 km². The name of the city literally means "Great Plains", referring to the location where the Fen River...

, Xi'an
Xi'an
Xi'an is the capital of the Shaanxi province, and a sub-provincial city in the People's Republic of China. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, the city was known as Chang'an before the Ming Dynasty...

, Kunming
Kunming
' is the capital and largest city of Yunnan Province in Southwest China. It was known as Yunnan-Fou until the 1920s. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of Yunnan, and is the seat of the provincial government...

, Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang is the capital and largest city of North China's Hebei province. Administratively a prefecture-level city, it is about south of Beijing...

, XinXiang
Xinxiang
Xinxiang is a prefecture-level city in northern Henan province, People's Republic of China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to its southwest, Kaifeng to its southeast, Hebi and Anyang to its north, Jiaozuo to its west, and the provinces of Shanxi and Shandong to its northwest and...

, Liuzhou
Liuzhou
-History:thumb|Liuchow in 1945.Liuzhou has a history of more than 2,100 years. The city was founded in 111 B.C. when it was known as Tanzhong....

 and Xiangtan
Xiangtan
Xiangtan is a city in China's Hunan Province that is located on the lower reaches of Xiang river. The hometowns of several founding leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, including Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, and Peng Dehuai are in the Xiangtan Municipal District, as well as the hometowns of Qing...

, Hunan
Hunan
' is a province of South-Central China, located to the south of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting...

. 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
People's Liberation Army
The People's Liberation Army is the unified military organization of all land, sea, strategic missile and air forces of the People's Republic of China. The PLA was established on August 1, 1927 — celebrated annually as "PLA Day" — as the military arm of the Communist Party of China...

.

Crest and Name 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

Results


All time league rankings
Season 1951 1953 1957 1958 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1974 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Division 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Position 3 1 3 12 7 2 2 12 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 7 1 5 3 6

Season 1985 1986 1987
Chinese Jia-A League 1987
-League standings:-References:*...

1988
Chinese Jia-A League 1988
-First round:-Group A:-Group B:-Final ranking:-Places 13-21:-References:*...

1989
Chinese Jia-A League 1989
-League standings:-References:*...

1990
Chinese Jia-A League 1990
-League standings:-References:*...

1991
Chinese Jia-A League 1991
-League standings:-References:*...

1992
Chinese Jia-A League 1992
-League standings:-References:*...

1993
Chinese Jia-A League 1993
-Overview:It was performed in 8 teams, and Liaoning Dongyao won the championship.-Group A:-Group B:-Championship Group:-Consolation Group:-Award:24 players were awarded the Athlete Award at February 26, 1993....

1994
Chinese Jia-A League 1994
-Overview:It was performed in 12 teams, and Dalian Wanda won the championship.-Managerial changes:-League standings:-Top scorers:-References:** at Zuqiuziliao.cn...

1995
Chinese Jia-A League 1995
-League standings:-References:*...

1996
Chinese Jia-A League 1996
-Overview:It was performed in 12 teams, and Dalian Wanda won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

1997
Chinese Jia-A League 1997
-Overview:It was performed in 12 teams, and Dalian Wanda won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

1998
Chinese Jia-A League 1998
-Overview:It was performed in 14 teams, and Dalian Wanda won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

1999
Chinese Jia-A League 1999
-League standings:-References:*...

2000
Chinese Jia-A League 2000
-Overview:It was performed in 14 teams, and Dalian Shide won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

2001
Chinese Jia-A League 2001
-Overview:It was performed in 14 teams, and Dalian Shide won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

2002
Chinese Jia-A League 2002
-Overview:It was performed in 15 teams, and Dalian Shide won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

2003
Chinese Jia-A League 2003
-League standings:-References:*...

Division 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
Position 2 1 5 8 4 2 5 4 5 9 9 3 10 13 5 2 12 13 14

no league games in 1954-1956, 1966–1973, 1975; in group stage

Performance in AFC Competitions
  • Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance
1988: Group Stage

Former players

  • Zeng Xuelin
    Zeng Xuelin
    Zeng Xuelin is a Thailand born Chinese football manager and former football player. He is best known for his successful reigns at managing Tianjin and Beijing as well as also managing the Chinese national football team.-Playing career:While Zeng Xuelin was born in Thailand, he would move back...

  • Xu Genbao
    Xu Genbao
    Xu Genbao is a Chinese football manager and a former international football player. He is the current founder, chairman and manager of Shanghai East Asia football club as well as also being the owner of the Genbao Football Academy...

     (1965–1975)
  • Chi Shangbin
    Chi Shangbin
    Chi Shangbin is a Chinese football coach and former international football player. As a player he spent his whole career playing for Liaoning before moving into management where he achieved his big break at Dalian Wanda when he won two Chinese Jia-A League titles...

  • Zhu Guanghu
    Zhu Guanghu
    Zhu Guanghu is a Chinese football coach currently under contract with Shaanxi Chanba, and was previously the head coach of the China national football team to 22 August 2007.-Managerial career:...

  • Pei Encai
    Pei Encai
    Pei Encai is a Chinese football manager and a former player who currently works for Chongqing F.C. in Chinese League Two division.-Playing career:Pei Encai would spend his youth within the Chinese military where he rose to be a Colonel...

     (1972–1982)
  • Jia Xiuquan
    Jia Xiuquan
    Jia Xiuquan is a Chinese former international footballer and head coach.-Club career:As a player, Jia Xiuquan predominately played the majority of his career for Bayi Football Team. During his time at Bayi, he saw them win two league titles, his first title in 1981 and his second in the 1986...

     (1976–1988)
  • Jiang Jin
    Jiang Jin
    Jiang Jin is an assistant coach and former international Chinese football goalkeeper who was predominantly known for being the first-choice goalkeeper for China during the 2002 FIFA World Cup...

     (1987–1999)
  • Hao Haidong
    Hao Haidong
    Hao Haidong is the current chairman of Tianjin Songjiang F.C. and a former Chinese international football player who was widely regarded as the best striker China has ever produced. Hao holds the record for being China's all-time leader in goals scored...

     (1986–1996)
  • Li Leilei
    Li Leilei
    Li Leilei is a Chinese football player who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Shandong Luneng and the China national football team.-Club career:...

    (1999–2003)

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