- Address: Longxiang Avenue, Shenzhen
- Country: China
- Capacity: 60,000
- Opened: 2011
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Shenzhen FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Stadium
The Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Stadium is also known as the Longgang Stadium. It was used for the 2011 Summer Universiade. In 2015, the venue hosted the first-ever International Champions Cup match in the People’s Republic of China, when the Italian side AC Milan defeated their arch-rivals FC Internazionale Milano in front of 38,000 spectators. AC Milan and Internazionale are among the first football clubs with a world championship title. Both clubs won their first world championship title in the 1960s. Inter won the title after beating the Argentine side CA Independiente in 1964. In 1969, AC Milan won their first world championship title after defeating the Argentine football club Estudiantes de La Plata.
Shenzhen Football Club use the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Stadium for home games. The football club was founded in 1994. Shenzhen FC became one of the most popular sports clubs from Guangdong. In 2004, they were crowned Chinese football champions for the first time in their history. Shenzhen FC gathered 42 points in 22 matches during that Chinese top-flight football league season. They won 11 of those 22 matches. Nine games ended in a draw and two games ended in a loss.
The former midfielder Clarence Clyde Seedorf, who was born in Suriname, became the manager of Shenzhen FC in 2016. A few months later, he was replaced by Sven-Göran Eriksson from Sweden. Clarence Seedorf won two world championship titles. One with Real Madrid and one with AC Milan. Seedorf also reached the semi-finals of the 1998 FIFA World Cup with the national football team of the Netherlands. In 2014, he ended his professional football career with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas from Brazil.
The UEFA Champions League
Seedorf became the first football player to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs. In 1995, he won the tournament with the Dutch side Ajax after beating AC Milan in Austria. In 1998, Seedorf won his second UEFA Champions League title after beating the Italian club Juventus with Real Madrid. The Spanish football giants Real Madrid became the first football club with 10 UEFA Champions League titles. Seedorf won the European championship for football clubs twice with AC Milan. The first time after beating the Italian side Juventus in 2003 and the second time after beating the English side Liverpool FC in 2007.