Zhu Jun: “Drogba is going nowhere” + Shenhua close season roundup

Drogba the Destroyer

Didier Drogba will continue to play for Shanghai Shenhua this coming season, says erratic club owner Zhu Jun, following a close season absolutely bursting with speculation over the Ivorian’s future.…

Shanghai Shenhua player ratings 2012 – Wang Dalei the standout performer

Leaky defence

With another dreadful season behind them, Shanghai Shenhua are left lying in the dirt licking their wounds yet again as the dust from CSL 2012 settles.

“Where’s the championship?” Shenhua fans protest after win over Qingdao

shenhua fan protest (Small)

Shanghai Shenhua 3-0 Qingdao Joonon

CSL Round 30

Drogba 74, Song Boxuan 81, Griffiths 83

A surprisingly good end-of-season match at Hongkou Stadium saw Shanghai Shenhua run out 3-0 winners over Qingdao in a one-sided affair notable for a very public protest from the home fans.…



All games of the second-last round of the 2012 season kicked off on Saturday at 3.30 pm. While Guangzhou Evergrande used home advantage to secure a second championship title in a row, Henan Jianye  finally got relegated to China League 1 for the next season.…

CSL Round 28: Attendance, highlights, and all the goals


The two saturday afternoon kick-offs at 3.30 pm provided action for teams at both ends of the table.

Qingdao Jonoon – Beijing Guo’an 0:2 (0:2)

Attendance: 12,816


Matters at Qingdao’s Tiantai Stadium were settled virtually by the half-hour mark, courtesy due to a solid Guo’an performance.…

CSL Round 27: Attendance, highlights, and all the goals


The two kick-offs opening Round 27 of the CSL at 3.30 pm on Saturday had implications for the race to secure ACL football next season, and they also provided plenty of goals.…

Sad Shenhua’s 11 game unbeaten run smashed by Guizhou

guizhou beat shenhua scuffle

Guizhou Renhe 4 Shanghai Shenhua 2

CSL Round 27

  • Rafa Jordá 16,  Đulbić 38,  Zhang Chenglin 57, Shen Tianfeng 78′
  • Griffiths 63, Drogba 89

An unbeaten run stretching back over three months came to an abrupt halt for Shenhua as they crashed 4-2 away to Guizhou Renhe on Saturday afternoon.…

WEF Exclusive Interview: Ian Walker

Ian Walker Coaching

Shanghai Shenhua have been CSL news central this year, from the high publicity signings of Drogba, Anelka and Giovanni Moreno, to the managerial merry-go-round with Jean Tigana, Anelka and Sergio Batista, and the odd world of the Shenhua chairman himself –  Hongkou stadium and its inhabitants have been a media dream  in 2012.

WEF Exclusive: Drogba smashes furniture in changing room outburst

drogba pissed (Small)

Didier Drogba was so infuriated with his team-mates lack-luster display in Shenhua’s 1-1 derby draw with Shanghai Shenxin on Saturday that he smashed a wooden locker in frustration, according to local media reports.…

Youngsters win it for Shenhua as Drogba and Anelka return

bai jia zhun drogba anelka

First-ever goals from Zhang Kaimu and Bai Jiazhun were the order of the day as Shanghai Shenhua cruised to a 3-0 win over Liaoning at Hongkou Stadium on Saturday night.…