The third time the Super League failed, how much do you remember about the past of Greentown?

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The total score of the two rounds of the Chinese Super League promotion and promotion play-offs was 2 to 3 against Wuhan Zall. Zhejiang Greentown once again fell before the threshold of the Super League. This is their third consecutive defeat in the Super League. Greentown, which has left too many memory fragments for Chinese football, still needs to continue on its way to the Super League.


Greentown fell outside the gate of the Super League again. Figure/Visual China


Return to the goal of the Super League in 3 years Failed


On October 30, 2016, Zhejiang Greentown drew with Yanbian Fude 2-2 at home. The consequences of this draw were disastrous: In addition to Shijiazhuang Yongchang, who had already been downgraded, Greentown, which had 31 points before the war, was in the worst situation among several relegation opponents at the time-Changchun Yataiji in front of them. 32 points, Tianjin TEDA and Liaoning Hongyun scored 33 points together-1 point in the closing game made them only accept relegation.


The outside world regards this game as a weird reincarnation of fate: In November 2000, Song Weiping, chairman of the Greentown Club, and Jin Hui, director of Jilin Aodong Club, signed the purchase contract and obtained Aodong’s qualifications for the A-B competition and the first team. The local media said, “Zhejiang football finally has a first-tier team”. The remaining Jilin Aodong Second Team registered and established Yanbian Changbai Mountain Football Club, which was the predecessor of Yanbian Fude.


After that day, "returning to the Super League" has become the goal of Greentown. In the 2017 season, Greentown ranked 9th in the Chinese Premier League. At the end of the year, the club invited Sergey, the main player of Cruyff's dream team, as the team's coach. General Manager Jiao Fengbo bluntly said that the Spanish coach was invited to show that Greentown "does not want to be in the Chinese Premier League" attitude. Returning to the Chinese Super League within 3 years was his goal set for the team at that time.


At the end of 3 years, looking back on Greentown’s journey to overtake, I saw bumps in every step: the 2018 season, as long as it can close They defeated the Meizhou Hakka in an away game in the official battle. At that time, Greentown, who was ranked second in the Chinese Premier League standings, could advance, but after losing 1-2, they could only watch the Shenzhen team come from behind to replace themselves and succeed in surpassing. In 2019, Greentown was rushing. The Super Group fell behind early and ended the season with 6th place in the Chinese Premier League; the Chinese Premier League’s surpassing quota was reduced to 1.5 in the special season of 2020. Greentown, who won the runner-up of the Chinese Premier League, faced the second-to-last in the Super League promotion playoff against Wuhan. Zall, 2 to 2 in the first round and 0 to 1 in the second round, they fell again only one step away from the Super League.


Zhang Yuning is one of the outstanding representatives of Greentown Youth Training. Data map


Youth training is a proud capital for many years


In the summer of 2019, Serge resigned due to the team’s poor record, and Zheng Xiong took over as the coach of Zhejiang Greentown. After the second round of the Super League promotion playoffs this week, Zheng Xiong was unwilling to the result, but he was still optimistic about the future. "The average age of the domestic players in our team is less than 25 years old. If you lose, you can come back."


They do have the confidence to come back. The youth storm has been blowing in Greentown for many years, because youth training is the most powerful capital. For a long time, people who care about Chinese football can easily say threeFamous youth training bases: Xu Genbao is the Genbao football base on Chongming Island, Shandong Luneng Football School and the Sino-Thai training base in Zhejiang Greentown.


Song Weiping, the former head of Greentown, has been committed to building the team’s youth training system since 2000. Zhou Suian and Wu Jingui , Takeshi Okada, Trussier... The former head coaches of Greentown who are good at youth training have left Greentown football with a more valuable asset than the league points ranking. "Bloom everywhere" is the evaluation of Greentown youth training achievements by people in the circle. The 93 echelon and 97 echelon are the two age groups with the highest success rate.


Taking this year’s Super League as an example, scored 6 goals for Beijing Zhonghe Guoan, known as the "strongest U23" Zhang Yuning was produced by Greentown Youth Training; Luo Jing, who scored the winning goal for Jiangsu Suning in the second round of the semifinals of the Chinese Super League Championship, was also born in Greentown Youth Training; this year, he was selected as a country for his outstanding performance in Dalian. The team's Tong Lei, Jiangsu Suning's Xie Pengfei, Guangzhou Evergrande's Yan Dinghao, Beijing Guoan's Zou Dehai, and Shanghai SIPG's Shi Ke all bear the brand of Greentown Youth Training.


In 2010 season, it was the highlight of Greentown to win the AFC qualification as No. 4 in the Super League, but after the Jinyuan football rampant , The team's performance declined all the way until relegation. Selling players has been an inevitable dilemma for Greentown in recent years, and it is also a source of "bloom everywhere." The 2020 season is overwhelming. Will there be a new scene in the new season?


With the withdrawal of Song Weiping, the "Great Song Dynasty" of Greentown Football came to an end. Data map


"The Song Dynasty" quietly ended

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In the past, when Zhejiang Greentown played at home, there would always be a huge banner with "Song Dynasty" written in the stands. . This flag floated for 22 years, and it didn't quietly fall until the morning of September 11 this year. On the same day, the Zhejiang Football Association officially notified the public that with the care and support of the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, the Provincial State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and the Provincial Sports Bureau, Zhejiang Energy Group took over part of the equity of the Greentown Football Club. A few days before the official announcement, the club officially changed its name to Zhejiang Energy Greentown Football Club. The team’s new team is called Zhejiang Energy Greentown Football Club. The topic of Zhejiang Energy Group’s acquisition of 50% of the shares of Zhejiang Greentown Football Club from Song Weiping came up. Conclusive.


Song Weiping is the founder of Greentown China and also the founder of Greentown Football. For more than 20 years, he has been in the mouth of fans." Boss Song". The most famous entanglement between Song Weiping and Chinese football was the sweeping scene in 2001. Back then, in the last round of A-B, Chengdu Wuniu swept Sichuan Mianyang 11-2, and they attacked A-A rival Changchun Yatai. Defeated Greentown 6-0.


The gray-faced Song Weiping immediately held a temporary press conference after the game to announce the expulsion of five players suspected of playing match-fixing. The player in question will never show mercy, or even expel the entire team!” At the end of the same year, Song Weiping did not hesitate to use his “stained witness” to expose the club’s bribery to the referee.


The background of that year was the celebration of the National Football Team’s entry into the World Cup under the leadership of "magic coach" Milou. .


So, for a long time, Song Weiping’s most famous label was "anti-black", until later, this The label was replaced by "Youth Training". There is one label that has not changed, that is, "ball idiot", one year or two years, for many years.


The acquisition of Zhejiang Energy Group is the end of Song Weiping’s Greentown football story. From the establishment of the Greentown Football Club in 1998 to 2020, All the shares of the club were surrendered, and this story spans 22 years. The entanglements and anger of the past have quietly fallen into the pile of old papers, and both life and football have begun to write a new chapter.


Beijing News reporter Zhou Xiao

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