| Yuexiushan Stadium|
| Chen Yiming (to 13 August)
Mai Chao (from 13 August)|
Tan Ende (4)
Riffi Haddaoui (4)
The 1997 season is the 44th year in Guangzhou Football Club's existence, their 30th season in the Chinese football league and the 4th season in the professional football league.
1997 Guangzhou Apollo F.C. season Wikipedia
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.