Meizhou Hakka F.C.

Meizhou Hakka
Méizhōu Kèjiā
Full name Meizhou Hakka Football Club
Founded 2013 (2013)
Ground Wuhua County Stadium, Wuhua
Capacity 15,000
Manager Li Weijun (caretaker)
League China League One
2017 League One, 12th

Meizhou Hakka Football Club (Chinese: 梅州客家足球俱乐部; pinyin: Méizhōu Kèjiā Zúqiú Jùlèbù; pronounced [měi ʈʂóu kʰɤ̂ tɕjátsǔ  tɕʰjǒu tɕŷ ̂ pû]),is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the China League One division under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The team is based in Wuhua County, Meizhou in the province of Guangdong and their home stadium is the 6,800 capacity Wuhua County Stadium. Their current majority shareholders are the Meizhou municipal government, Municipal Sports Bureau and Wei Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. The club was renamed Meizhou Wuhua Football Club according to Meizhou Daily.[1] Nevertheles, the original name was stilled uesed in official documents of CFA all the time.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


Meizhou Kejia F.C. was established in January 2013 by former Guangdong Sunray Cave manager Cao Yang along with the support of the Meizhou municipal government, Municipal Sports Bureau.[8] He would soon go on to gain financial support from the Chairman of Wei Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., Wei Jinping who was persuaded in investing into the team after Cao Yang described his envision of creating a footballing hub in Wuhua County, the home town of former Chinese footballer and coach Lee Wai Tong.[9] The squad was assembled with local Hakka players and players from other teams in Guangdong, including Guangdong Sunray Cave, Guangzhou Evergrande, Shenzhen Ruby and Shenzhen Fengpeng before entering the third tier in the 2013 league season where despite topping the group stages they finished fifth in the knock-out stages.[10]

Name history

According to the club's statement:

  • 2013 Meizhou Kejia (or Meizhou Hakka) 梅州客家
  • 2014– Meizhou Wuhua 梅州五华[1]

According to official documents of CFA:

Current squad

As of 15 July 2018 [11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Li Zheng
2 DF Tsui Wang Kit
3 DF Wang Weilong (on loan from Shenzhen F.C.)
4 DF Luo Xi
6 MF Shi Hongjun
7 MF Guo Yi (on loan from Tianjin Teda)
8 FW Serges Déblé
9 MF Chen Kerui (on loan from Shandong Luneng)
10 MF Cui Wei (on loan from Shandong Luneng)
11 DF Zhang Hongjiang
12 FW John Mary
13 MF Zhang Zhiquan
14 MF Wang Pan
15 MF Izunna Uzochukwu
No. Position Player
17 MF Li Zhe
18 DF Huo Liang
19 DF Lin Juyuan
22 GK Hou Yu
23 DF Chen Jianlong
24 DF Yang Wenji
25 MF Fan Jinrui (on loan from Gondomar)
27 MF Li Zhilang
29 DF Tang Dechao
31 MF Tan Yaoyang
32 DF Wei Liping
35 DF Zhou Zihao
36 GK Hong Zhiyue
39 MF Ouyang Xue

Reserve squad

As of 2 March 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
42 DF Xiong Zexuan
46 GK Li Xinyu
47 MF Chi Zhongjie
48 MF Le Yutian
No. Position Player
52 FW Gao Zhilin
53 DF Zhong Lang
61 MF Tang Hai

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
21 MF Tan Jiajun (at Shenzhen Pengcheng until 31 December 2018)
GK Luo Zuqing (at Shenzhen Pengcheng until 31 December 2018)

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Li Weijun (caretaker)
Assistant coach Anel Hidić
Qu Gang
Goalkeeping coach Da Silva


Managerial history


Winners (1): 2015


All-time league rankings

As of the end of 2017 season.[13][14]

Year Div Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos. FA Cup Super Cup AFC Att./G Stadium
20133129303062430 15[15]DNEDNQDNQMeixian Tsang Hin-chi Stadium
Wuhua County Stadium
201431614024573842 14R3DNQDNQWuhua County Stadium
201531493239132630 1WR3DNQDNQ4,818
  • ^1 In group stage.



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