Shenzhen Ruby

Full Name: Shenzhen Ruby FC
Nickname: Young Guards
Founded: 1994 (as Shenzhen FC)
Home Ground: Shenzhen Stadium
Manager/Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)


ACHIEVEMENTS
League Champions: 2004
League Runner-Up: 2002
League Cup Runner-Up: 2004, 2005


HISTORY
The club was founded in 1994 and were promoted to top division in 1996. However their stay in the top division was short lived with the club relegated in 1997. They would, however, win promotion back in 1998.

The club bought the youth team of Locomotive FC in 1999, with the team featuring a lot of future stars includes Li Weifeng, Li Yi and Li Leilei. They caused an upset by winning the first ever Chinese Super League title in 2004, but the club faced finalcial difficulties and had to sell most of its best players.

They are currentlly owned by Wan Hongwei, who bought the club in February 2009.