Straight Outta Canton: “King of Tianti” Dario Conca returns an Evergrande rival

Dario Conca at Tianhe Stadium

Football fans can be notoriously complex to understand. Fiercely loyal one minute, fickle the next. There is not always underlying logic to their likes and dislikes, while often support can be divided. And so, this weekend’s top of the table Chinese Super League clash between Guangzhou Evergrande and current leaders Shanghai SIPG is particularly intriguing. […]

Shanghai SIPG v Shanghai Shenhua: More than just a derby


This weekend’s Chinese Super League action sees the return of the Shanghai Derby. At last, once more, we appear to have once more settled upon a deserving rivalry for such a title—the Shanghai International Port Group against Greenland-backed Shanghai Shenhua. Both sides possess the ambition, money and, encouragingly, increasing core support to be real forces […]

Ronaldinho sees red, but late strike gives Brazilians third place

Ronny Sees Red

Guangzhou Evergrande 2-3 Atletico Mineiro FIFA Club World Cup Third/Fourth Place Playoff Muriqui 9′, Conca (p) 15′; Tardelli 2′, Ronaldinho 45′, Luan 90(+1)’ An exciting contest was settled by an injury time goal as Atletico Mineiro beat Guangzhou Evergrande 3-2 to claim third place in the 2013 World Club Cup. In doing so they avoided […]

Evergrande Defeat Al Ahly to Book Semi-Final Clash With Bayern Munich

Evergrande Team vs Al-Ahly

Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 Al-Ahly FIFA Club World Cup Quarter-final Elkeson 49′, Conca 67′ In their first appearance in the FIFA Club World Cup, Guangzhou Evergrande defeated Egyptian giants Al Ahly 2-0 to set up a semi-final encounter against European champions Bayern Munich. The African Club of the Century were making their fifth appearance in this […]

Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

Evergrande First Eleven

After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013. Each fan (and another who couldn’t attend) had […]

Guizhou Renhe Claim CFA Cup Despite Loss at Tianhe

Sun Jihai receives CFA Cup

Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 (2-3 agg.) Guizhou Renhe CFA Cup Final, second leg Feng Junyan 59′, Conca 61′; Yu Hai 27′ After a 2-0 victory in the home leg last weekend, Guizhou Renhe went to Tianhe Stadium knowing that if they scored one, their opponents would need four to deprive them of the CFA Cup. They […]

Evergrande Defeat Guoan Home and Away to Claim CFA Final Berth

Elkeson and Conca celebrate vs Guoan

CFA Cup Semi-final, both legs Beijing Guoan 0-1 Guangzhou Evergrande Muriqui 80′ Guangzhou Evergrande 6-3 Beijing Guoan Elkeson 33′, Conca 43′, 89′, Zhang Linpeng 58′, Huang Bowen 78′, Muriqui 80′; Utaka 55′, 67′, 69′ Guangzhou Evergrande will face Guizhou Renhe in the final of the Chinese FA Cup after a resounding 7-3 aggregate victory over […]

ACL Final Second Leg, Guangzhou Evergrande vs FC Seoul: View From the Press Box

View From the Press Box s

Guangzhou Evergrande 1-1 (agg. 3-3) FC Seoul ACL Final Second Leg Elkeson 58′; Damjanović 62′ Thanks to famed Korea-based football writer John Duerden, Wild East Football’s Guangzhou Evergrande correspondent GZBiffo managed to acquire a media pass for the second leg of the Asian Champions League final. Here is his perspective on the game from his […]

Conca scores brace in final CSL appearance for Evergrande

Concas Message

Guangzhou Evergrande 5-0 Wuhan Zall Chinese Super League round 30 Elkeson 2′, 22′, Conca 6′, 76′, Gao Lin 80′ This game was everything you’d expect of a season-closer between the confirmed top and bottom placed teams of a league, especially one with a quality gap as large as the CSL. There wasn’t a whole lot […]

FC Seoul 2-2 Guangzhou Evergrande: Honours even in ACL final


FC Seoul 2-2 Guangzhou Evergrande ACL Final First Leg Escudero 12′, Damjanović 83′; Elkeson 20′, Gao Lin 59′ It was a chilly night in Seoul, with temperatures dropping into single digits for the first time in months, but all those fortunate enough to be inside the World Cup stadium were rewarded with a fine game […]