BAODING and TIANJIN, China, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- FC Bayern Youth Cup China commenced its Hainan and Tianjin finals last week on March 24 in Haikou, Hainan and on April 1st in Tianjin. This event was jointly hosted by Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar", National Youth Campus Football, Chinese Football Association (CFA) and FC Bayern Munich, one of the most successful football clubs in the world. Li Xue, Chairwoman of CFA and Director of National Campus Football Office, Mr. Paul Breitner, Club Legend and Brand Ambassador of FC Bayern Munich, and Judy Tzeng Lee, Director of Marketing & Development of Yingli Green Energy attended the event.
FC Bayern Youth Cup aims to provide opportunities for children from disadvantaged areas to play football and for outstanding young players who wish to show their talents in Munich. The concept of FC Bayern Youth Cup began with FC Bayern Munich and is jointly hosted by sponsors worldwide. Yingli Green Energy, FC Bayern Munich's first Chinese sponsor and the first official premium partner in the renewable energy industry, was excited to be able to bring this event to China.
Ten young players have been selected to play in Munich, Germany. Selections are made accordingly to the players' skills and performance during the matches. These ten young players from China will have the opportunity to play against other Youth Cup teams including Germany, Italy, Austria, and India at the Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich.
Judy Tzeng Lee from Yingli Green Energy said, "We are willing to utilize our football marketing platforms to provide continuous support for social improvement."
"This event provides a great chance for those Future Stars who wish to learn and improve themselves. It is a great motivation for the young football players." Li Xue from CFA said.
The names of the ten selected young football players have been published on selected media.
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," is a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar cell production and module assembly. Currently, Yingli Green Energy maintains a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 1,700 MW per year. Capacity expansion projects of an additional 750 MW in total are under construction in Haikou, Tianjin, Hengshui and Baoding, which are expected to start initial production in 2012 and will increase the Company's total nameplate production capacity to 2,450 MW by the end of 2012. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 16,000 employees and more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.
About FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 German titles and 15 cups. The club was founded in 1900. FC Bayern Munich is by far the most successful team in German football, winning six of the last ten championships. The club's last international title was the Intercontinental Cup in 2001In the same year it won the UEFA Champions League, the club's fourth European Champions Cup. Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season FC Bayern Munchen plays its home games in the Allianz Arena. The team colors are red and white.
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