On the same day as the CBA’s Jiangsu Tongxi’s announcement of their new name, Nanjing Tongxi, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) confirmed the renaming of Hangzhou Greentown, the China League One’s (CL) club based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
At the end of 2017 Greentown Real Estate Group Company, purchased 50% shares in the club and so renaming Hangzhou Greentown as Zhejiang Greentown. This rebranding has now been confirmed and was published by the CFA on Jan 11, 2018.
Founded in 1998, Zhejiang Greentown FC is the first ever professional football club in Zhejiang Province and also the only top-flight club in the province. In 2009, the club was renamed as Hangzhou Greentown FC and returned to its original name in December.
Proofread by Raymond Fitzpatrick