Zibo Cuju淄博蹴鞠

Zibo Cuju Football Club (Chinese: 淄博蹴鞠足球俱乐部) is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the China League One. The team is based in Zibo.

History

Zibo Sunday was founded in June 1982 inspired by the 1982 FIFA World Cup. As the founders of the team mainly played football together on Sunday, they used Sunday as the club's name. They officially registered as an amateur club on 18 July 1996. Zibo Sunday finished the third place in the 2011 AFC Vision China Championship and won qualification for the 2012 Chinese FA Cup, which they lost to China League Two club Dongguan Nancheng 3–0. On 30 September 2017, Zibo Sunday won promotion to China League Two after they advanced to semi-final of 2017 China Amateur Football League by beating Lhasa Urban Construction Investment 1–0, and eventually, winning the entire Championship by beating Anhui Hefei Guiguan in the final. After competing in 2018 China League Two and ending up in a mid-table finish, Zibo Sunday F.C. changed their name to Zibo Cuju F.C. in January 2019, stressing the significance of Zibo being the home of Cuju, a form of proto-football sport in ancient China.

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Zibo Cuju淄博蹴鞠