OFFICIAL: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho joins Guangzhou Evergrande


Reigning Chinese Super League champions have announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Tottenham Hotspur, with the former Corinthians player signing for a fee of €14 million and signing a four-year contract. The figure falls just short of the club record €15 million spent this January on compatriot Ricardo Goulart. Paulinho, 26, joined Tottenham […]

Atkins: Felipão arrives in China with much to prove as Evergrande roll the dice


The wind of change swept across Guangzhou on Thursday evening as dramatically as any of the city’s regular and dramatic storms thus far this summer. No sooner had the four-time Chinese Super League champions secured a 2-2 draw with Tianjin Teda than the announcement came—Fabio Cannavaro’s brief tenure as manager was over. In his place, […]

Weibo reacts to Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande departure


With Fabio Cannavaro departing Guangzhou Evergrande in dramatic style on Thursday evening and Luiz Felipe Scolari announced as his successor, Wild East Football takes a look at some of the initial Weibo reaction to the changes. (This page will be updated throughout the hours ahead)   Guangzhou Evergrande reporter Pan Weili of hinted at […]

Luiz Felipe Scolari named Guangzhou Evergrande manager, Fabio Cannavaro departs


Guangzhou Evergrande have announced the arrival of 2002 World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari at Tianhe Stadium, following the shock dismissal of Fabio Cannavaro on Thursday evening. Evergrande drew 2-2 with Tianjin earlier in the day with a team depleted of seven first-team players to remain in contention for a fifth league title. However, Cannavaro’s […]

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

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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. […]

Straight Outta Canton: Evergrande winning with the handbrake on thanks to Goulart


Guangzhou Evergrande’s season is now five games old—glossing over February’s half-hearted effort at a Super Cup—and the Canton Tigers continue to boast a 100 percent record in 2015. In truth, they have yet to really be tested. Two league outings and a further three in the AFC Champions League have brought wins and goals, but not […]

Straight Outta Canton: What does 2015 hold in store for Guangzhou Evergrande?

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Guangzhou Evergrande’s 2015 season began with a whimper in the Chinese Super Cup earlier this month, a competition which the four-time Super League champions have largely treated as a sideshow over recent campaigns. Given the Cantonese side sent out a team bereft of new signings Ricardo Goulart and Alan, it is perhaps fair that the penalty […]

Straight Outta Canton: Luck or Champions’ Spirit as Evergrande Stay Top?


When Gao Lin found the back of the net in the 82nd minute of Saturday’s Chinese Super League fixture with spirited Shanghai Shenxin, what was to come seemed almost inevitable. However, as the seconds and minutes ticked by it appeared that this weekend would be one of celebration in Beijing, with the gap at the […]

WEF interview: European dreams and Chinese reality for Zhang Linpeng


Ambition can be a cruel beast at times. It can be all too easy to possess an intense burning desire to achieve more and take the crucial next step in one’s life or career but, when the time comes, discover there is no viable exit route to pursue. For Chinese footballers, it is an all too common scenario that perhaps […]

Changchun earn well deserved victory over Guangzhou Evergrande

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Changchun Yatai turned around their below-average start to the second half of the CSL season with a well earned 2-1 victory over league leaders/defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande on sunday night. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 18 Changchun Yatai 2  Eninho 3′ Huszti 85′ Guangzhou Evergrande 1 Gilardino 32′ Changchun went into the match on the back […]