BAODING, China, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, also known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that it is bringing the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup ("Youth Cup") to China for the fourth year in a row. The Youth Cup is an international charity youth football competition that brings together teams of athletes from around the world to compete at the Allianz Arena in Munich, the home of FC Bayern Munich ("FC Bayern"), one of the world's most successful football clubs. Yingli partnered with China Central Television 5 ("CCTV 5") to run a qualifying tournament, "Who is the King" to select China's FC Bayern Youth Cup team. The Final Match of "Who is the King" takes place today at 19:30 (CST) in the National Gym in Beijing, and will also be broadcast live on CCTV 5. The Youth Cup is organized by FC Bayern in cooperation with its sponsors, which include Yingli, Adidas, Audi, Unicredit, Lufthansa, Allianz, and Bundesliga.
Over several months, hundreds of China's best youth football players competed in "Who is the King" with the goal of earning spots on China's FC Bayern Youth Cup team. Following today's final and semi-final matches, the tournament's ten best players will travel to Germany as China's Youth Cup team. There, they will compete against teams from Thailand, the United States, Austria, India and Germany. All participants will be able to attend an official Bundesliga game between FC Bayern and Mainz in the Allianz Arena during their stay in Munich.
Mrs. Judy Tzeng Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing of Yingli Green Energy, said, "As the only Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern in China, we at Yingli are excited to contribute to our country's youth football development. By providing international standard training and matches for these future stars, we are encouraging healthy, active lifestyles for youth across China – and by sponsoring high-profile teams like FC Bayern, we are bringing solar power into the mainstream."
Mr. Paul Breitner, Brand Ambassador of FC Bayern, commented: "China is one of the most important growth markets for FC Bayern, and we're pleased to have a sponsor like Yingli to help us become more established in the region. By partnering with Yingli to give China's most promising youth footballers the opportunity to compete at the Allianz Arena, we are helping to develop a strong football culture in China."
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as "Yingli Solar," is one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 10 GW of solar panels to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
About FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich is the most successful football club in Germany and one of the most successful football clubs in Europe, having won 24 Bundesliga titles and 17 German cups. The club was founded in 1900. FC Bayern Munich is by far the most successful team in German football. Since the beginning of the 2005–06 season, FC Bayern München plays its home games in the Allianz Arena. The team colors are red and white.
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