Evergrande update: Cléo departs for Japan

Cleo spent 2013 with Kashiwa Reysol in Japan

Guangzhou Evergrande chairman Liu Yongzhuo this week declared the club’s planning for the 2013 season “basically complete”, as Brazilian striker Cléo departed for J-League side Kashiwa Reysol on a year long loan deal.…

Wuhan go on early spending spree


Wuhan Zall, newly promoted to the CSL after cruising to second place in the China League, have got off to an early start buying up players in the first few weeks of the off-season.…

Guangzhou Evergrande chairman fury at ‘unprofessional’ Conca


Guangzhou Evergrande chairman Liu Yongzhuo has hit out angrily at “unprofessional” Argentine Dario Conca after the midfielder walked out on the club at the end of the season.

CSL announces the squad for All-Star Game

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By now, we’ve all come to realize that football’s a little different in China and, as if you need yet another example, the league holds an All-Star Game following the end of the season, typically featuring the league champions (Guangzhou Evergrande) against a team of the league’s top players.…

“We are blue” – Saying goodbye to China’s best fans

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It was a Saturday of tears in Dalian as the home side, Dalian Shide, played their last match in front of their loyal fans.…

Guoan defeats Evergrande on final kick of the 2012 season


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On a miserable, rainy day, Beijing Guoan took on CSL repeat league champions Guangzhou Evergrande to end the 2012 season.…

Pacheco plays it defensively, gets Guoan into ACL with draw at Jiangsu


In the penultimate match of the 2012 season, Beijing Guoan did just enough to earn a point after a scoreless draw against Jiangsu Sainty and, with the help of the rest of the league, lock up third place.  …

Liaoning puts in weak performance, suffers defeat in Tianjin


Tianjin Teda earned a much needed three points last night, defeating Liaoning Whowin 1-0 off a late penalty.  With the win, their Asian Champions League hopes remain, hough the odds are still against them to once again represent China in Asia.…

Tianjin misses opportunity; Henan and Shenxin keep things tight at the bottom


Tianjin failed to seize their chance to move up the table over the weekend, drawing 1-1 against Dalian Shide. Despite the international break, there were three fixtures over the weekend, this match being the only one that wasn’t a game in hand situation.…

CSL Round 22: Attendance, highlights, and all the goals

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Changchun Yatai 1 – 2 Guangzhou Evergrande
Attendance: 21,365

Jiangsu Sainty 1 – 1 Shanghai Shenxin
Attendance: 22,385

Beijing Guoan 1 – 1 Liaoning Whowin
Attendance: 33,639

Hangzhou Greentown 1 – 2 Tianjin Teda
Attendance: 4,396

Shanghai Shenhua 0 – 0 Dalian Shide
Attendance: 22,356

Guangzhou R&F 4 – 2 Shandong Luneng
Attendance: 8,558

Dalian Aerbin 2 – 1 Guizhou Renhe
Attendance: 13,797

Qingdao Jonoon 3 – 1 Henan Construction
Attendance: 8,673