Chinese teenager Wang Chengkuai signs with Ajax


Chinese attacking midfielder Wang Chengkuai has signed a two-year contract with Eredivisie giants Ajax it was announced on Wednesday, having been without a club since the collapse of Dalian Shide at the start of the campaign.…

Interview: Feng Xiaoting discusses his career so far


Guangzhou Evergrande and China national team centre-back Feng Xiaoting has given an interview to Chinese sports website Sohu discussing many aspects of his career thus far. 

Death of an institution: The Dalian Shide Story

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Last week one of the most popular Dalian Shide weibo news accounts made its final ever post, bidding a final farewell to the world, following the tragic demise of the club over the close season.

China’s most successful club on the brink of death? An in-depth background

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Dalian Shide FC, China’s most decorated club with eight championships to its name, is clinging on for dear life despite emotional scenes at the end of last season as players and fans believed the club had played its last ever game.

The Red Mist In A Blue City: East Asia’s Ambitious Quest To Be Top Dog In Shanghai

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Shanghai East Asia are the newest addition to the Chinese Super League and will be bringing a lot of hope, hyperbole and expectation with them as they prepare for their debut season in the big time.…

DONE DEAL: Zhang Yaokun joins Guangzhou R&F


On Tuesday afternoon, Guangzhou R&F announced the capture of China international defender Zhang Yaokun from Dalian Shide,  via their official Weibo account.…

Confusion reigns in Dalian

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Last month, Wild East Football carried the news that Dalian Aerbin were set to purchase neighbours Dalian Shide for RMB320 million ( £32 million), following financial backer Shide Group’s well publicised political issues (a quick Google search will help explain). 

Aerbin purchases Dalian Shide for RMB 3.2 billion

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The sale of Dalian Shide to the Aerbin group, who own Dalian’s other CSL club, is a huge development which has many implications for football in China.

“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.…

Dalian Down? Shanghai Shenxin pour petrol on relegation fire


Dalian Shide 1 – 4 Shanghai Shenxin

CSL round 28

Adriano 12;  Wang Yun 19, Anselmo 15 (pen),  Antônio Flávio 52, Anselmo 84

Shanghai Shenxin completely outclassed Dalian Shide on their own turf to keep the final relegation spot wide open in the CSL.…