Jingdao national football team
|FMF member||2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–22|
CTFA (2012–13, 2014)|
AEFA (2013–14, 2016–22)
|Home stadium||Zijincheng Stadion|
|First FMF intermicronational|
|South Batavia 1–1 Incontinentia|
|Jääland 0–7 Jingdao|
|Mercury 6–0 Jingdao|
|FMF World Cup|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2017)|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2018)|
The Jingdao national football team was the football team which most recently represented the Great Apollonian constituent nation of Jingdao, and previously represented the independent nation of the same name. It was a member of the AEFA after previously being affiliated to the CTFA and also the WMFA. The team was the official successor of both South Batavia and the Six Islands, and the official predecessor of Zhongjing and Kildare.
The team existed three times in the FMF's history; firstly between 2012 and mid-2013 independently, secondly between late 2013 and 2014 also independently, and thirdly between 2016 and early 2022 both as an independent nation and a constituent nation of Great Apollonia.
The team was founded in 2012 after the foundation of Jingdao as the successor state to the Batavian constituent nation of South Batavia. Under the name of South Batavia, the team finished seventh in the inaugural Zeeburg Tournaments, before being succeeded by Jingdao later in the year.
In early 2013, the team competed in the second edition of the Four Nations Internationals, finishing bottom of the tournament's five-team group without gaining a point. During their first World Cup qualifiers, the Jingdaoese team finished fifth in their six-team group with nine points. Soon afterwards, Jingdao was succeeded by Zhongjing, before then being succeeded by the Six Islands. Jingdao returned to Micras in late 2013, in the AEFA confederation, after succeeding the Six Islands.
In the 2014 qualifiers, the team finished fourth in their six-team group with twelve points. In mid-2014, the team returned to being affiliated to the CTFA before changing its affiliation to that of the WMFA soon afterwards. Later in the year, Jingdao left Micras once more after being declared dead.
Following the merger of the Apollonian Confederation and Gong Federation in 2015, Jingdao returned to Micras once again. However, the nation did not rejoin the FMF; instead being represented by its constituent nations' respective teams until leaving Micras in mid-2016 with the secession of Jexit. Jingdao returned to Micras later in the year, this time rejoining the FMF in the AEFA confederation, after annexing Jexit.
In the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, their first since returning to Micras, Jingdao performed well and finished second in their four-team group with nine points, behind Victoria on goal difference. They advanced to the play-offs as a result and overcame Neo Patrova 3–2 on aggregate before beating Fort Kolgrad on penalties to qualify for their first World Cup finals. The team continued their good fortunes into the finals, where they managed to finish second in their group with seven points to advance to the play-off round, beating Gerenia on penalties after a 2–2 draw, before losing their quarter-final 3–0 to Alexandria.
The team competed in the 2018 Copa Apollonia qualification rounds, where they topped their six-team group with 23 points to qualify for their first finals. At the Copa Apollonia, the team could only finish bottom of their four-team group, on goal difference, with three points.
Jingdao went unbeaten through the 2019 World Cup qualifiers, and topped their five-team group with twenty points to qualify for their second consecutive finals, where they could only finish bottom of their group on goal difference with three points.
In the following year's Copa Apollonia qualifiers, the team finished second in their six-team group with twenty points and qualified for the finals by virtue of goal difference. In the finals, the team advanced from their three-team group in second place with three points before being eliminated 3–1 in the quarter-finals by the Florian Republic.
In the 2021 FMF World Cup qualification rounds, the team finished second in their five-team group with 14 points, ahead of Antakia on goal difference. Later in the year, Jingdao joined with Çakaristan to form Great Apollonia, with each constituent nation retaining its separate FMF membership. In early 2022, Jingdao was succeeded by Kildare upon regaining independence.
Chronological competitive participation
- 2012 Zeeburg Tournaments (as South Batavia)
- 2013 Four Nations Internationals
- 2013 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2014 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2017 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2017 FMF World Cup
- 2018 Copa Apollonia qualification
- 2018 Copa Apollonia
- 2019 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2019 FMF World Cup
- 2020 Copa Apollonia qualification
- 2020 Copa Apollonia
- 2021 FMF World Cup qualification
Jingdao used the following flags during its three FMF affiliations: