Stanojevic to take over in the capital


Beijing Guoan appears to have signed a contract with Alexander Stanojević to serve as the club’s manager. Sources are reporting the agreement is a two-year deal worth US$1.9 million a year and with similar results-based requirements as were put in former manager Jaime Pacheco’s contract. Stanojević is a relatively inexperienced manager, at only 39 years […]

Grading Guoan: Handing out grades for 2012

good guoan 2012 team shot

The 2012  season has come to an end and most Beijing Guoan fans have to be happy with the team’s results, despite struggling in the Asian Champions League and the CFA Cup, the club finished third and will be back in Asia next year. goes down the roster and hands out report cards to the […]

Guoan defeats Evergrande on final kick of the 2012 season


Beijing Guoan 1-0 Guangzhou Evergrande CSL Round 30 Zhang Xizhe 92′ On a miserable, rainy day, Beijing Guoan took on CSL repeat league champions Guangzhou Evergrande to end the 2012 season. Guoan sent the more than 40,000 supporters home happy with a goal on virtually the last kick of the season to win the match […]

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.  The atmosphere at Nanjing Olympic Stadium was festive, as if Jiangsu fans realized they weren’t fated to […]

Pacheco’s final three?


Ricardo Sá Pinto, manager of Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon has been shown the door and Jaime Pacheco, manager of Beijing Guoan is one of three coaches in the frame to replace him. Sporting Club Portugal, commonly known as Sporting Lisbon, let ‘Ricardo the Lion Heart’ leave after a bad run of results. A club legend […]

Lampard to Beijing Guoan – Impossible

Frank Lampard to Beijing Guoan

General Manager of Beijing Guoan, Gao Chao has labeled the likelihood of current Chelsea legend Frank Lampard joining the Imperial Guards as ‘impossible’ amid claims from the British media that the England international could be making his way to China at the end of the season. Tabloid The Sun The Daily Mail , and The […]

Dalian Aerbin’s African connection downs Beijing Guoan

Peter Utaka and Seydou Keita

Dalian Aerbin 3 Beijing Guoan 1 CSL Round 27 • Seydou Keita 37, Peter Utaka 45, 74 • Wang Hongyou (OG) 86 Seydou Keita and Peter Utaka ran the show as Dalian Aerbin comfortably disposed of Beijing Guoan at the Jinzhou Stadium in the North East. Guoan provided little entertainment as Utaka supplied Keita for […]

Guoan’s Kaluđerović off to Spain

AK goal celebration

With the European transfer window coming to an end this weekend, Guoan worked out a major piece of business sending Andrija Kaluđerović (or AK99, his number with Red Star) to Spanish side Racing Santander. AK’s signing for Guoan was met with much excitement, he was a former Serbian golden boot winner, scoring 13 goals in […]

Beijing Guoan survive Brazilian barrage in Shanghai

Jaime Pachedo

A combination of Xu Liang’s luck and Wang Xiaolong’s brilliance gave Beijing Guoan their first away victory in three months against an onslaught of Brazilian flair at Shanghai Shenxin. Guoan manager Jaime Pacheco was forced to take some risks  as Freddie Kanoute and Shao Jiayi were both suffering from injuries and left in Beijing, but […]

Despite referee’s error, Guoan manages a draw


With manager Jaime Pacheco’s job at risk, Beijing Guoan went out and put in a solid performance against Liaoning Whowin, but could only manage a 1-1 draw. Unfortunately, once again it was a case where the referee would serve as the major talking point on the night. Pacheco’s desperation was felt even before the match […]