.. to Forbidden City and Summer Palace!
Forbidden City Football Club is an amateur football club based in Beijing, China.
We have two teams competing in Beijing’s IFFC League. Team Forbidden City plays in the Premier League and Team Summer Palace plays in the First Division. Both team are playing fairly decent football and usually are among the title contenders in their respective divisions. Our most successful year to date was the 2010-11 season when both Forbidden City and Summer Palace won their respective leagues.
We also have a number of teams and players participating in the ClubFootball operated 5-a-side leagues in Beijing. If you fancy playing some football in Beijing, but are not sure about playing 11’s then join us for some 5-a-side.
Highlights in 2012 and 2013 was participation in the International Far East Football Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. Lots of fun was had in the City of Angels and a respite on Koh Chang. Why not join us next time?
“Creating an atmosphere of fun and friendship for footballers from all corners of the world in the spirit of competition that all players, past, present and future, can enjoy.“
While we do enjoy our football and play to a relatively decent standard, we are a club focused on fun and the finer points of Beijing life. If you are moving to Beijing or currently live in Beijing and want to play for Forbidden City FC, then join us and play football (soccer) in China. Send us an email for more information about football, training and parties.
The Club was founded in 2004 and is a not-for profit social club. Since 2004, more than 220 players representing all six continents and 30+ countries have played for Forbidden City Football Club.
Since 2008 we have been sponsored by Luga’s Villa, a sports bar in the Sanlitun district of Beijing. Luga’s offers us great discounts and specials which means we are happy to come to this great sports bar in Sanlitun after our football games and also frequently at other times to watch sporting events on the big screen, or for a game of pool. Luga’s also hosts the impressive Forbidden City trophy cabinet. Be part of the City faithful and join us there!