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Li Yingfa said football culture is one of the most important components of urban culture of Shenyang
Football culture of Shenyang owns a history of one hundred years
source: Shenyang Daily   2018-06-25 16:15
Li Yingfa (left) is signing for the football fans

"Shenyang is a city which owns a long history of football culture. Shenyang Football Fan Association is the oldest football organization of China. No matter in the long journey of the ten championships of Liaoning football team in a row, or the remarkable competitions of the national football team, Shenyang football fans all left their proud posture. Football culture is one important component of the urban culture of Shenyang." On June 22 night, reporter encountered Li Yingfa, famous football coach who is entitled "commander of Northeast China", at Shenyang Tiandi 17# Beer Garden, Beiling Avenue, Huanggu District. He explained the football culture of Shenyang, its history and spirit.

With more than 200 football fans there, Li Yingfa said to the reporter:"See? This is the best proof of football culture of Shenyang." So, what is football culture and what's its origin? Li Yingfa said:"Mentioning sports in Shenyang, football games cannot be ignored. Shenyang owns a football development history of one hundred years. This city has forged indissoluble bound with football. China football entered the world from this city. Football culture has deeply rooted in this city. It's the medal of honor of this city. Shenyang has a century old history of football. Even compared with the world's top football cities, such as Madrid and Milan, Shenyang is not a halfpenny the worse. Football culture of Shenyang started in the beginning of 20th century. Back in 1918, official competitions were held among schools. In 1929, Northeast University Football Team went to Japan to participate in the football competitions, which marks the beginning of China football to enter the world. It's exactly the 100th year of the development of Shenyang football culture."

Li Yingfa said football can make a city and a country to be the focus of the whole world. It's the strength of football culture.Li Yingfa said:"The essence of football culture is the love for the hometown and our country. Shenyang needs football culture because football combines the fighting spirit of Shenyang. Shenyang owns a football dream. It can improve the spirit of the city and gather more positive energy. It can also increase the power to achieve the construction of 'four centers'."

Reporter Yang Bo and Li Hao

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