New arrivals on target as Evergrande open with a win


CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Guangzhou Evergrande 3  Renê Júnior 53′, Feng Renliang 62′, Dong Xuesheng 70′ Henan Jianye 0 Despite fielding a weakened line-up, Guangzhou Evergrande ran out comfortable winners over Henan Jianye in the second fixture of the 2014 China Super League. Last year’s China League One champions gave a good account of […]

Guangzhou R&F sign controversial Korean midfielder

Olympics Day 8 - Men's Football Q/F - Match 28 - Great Britain v Korea

Busan IPark have announced the sale of international midfielder Park Jong-Woo to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F, with the player signing a three-year contract with the Canton side. Park, 24, hit the headlines at the London 2012 Olympics when he was denied the chance to collect his bronze medal after holding up a “Dokdo/Tokto […]

Netto, Ryan Griffiths, Cuadrado and Rostyn Griffiths take the China interview!

China Interview

What is your impression of China? Can you use chop sticks? Do you speak Chinese? For too long the foreign football player in China has been subject to the same questions from interviewers and we at Wild East Football intend to remedy this situation by asking four players the questions that you the readers need […]

WEF Exclusive: Estonia International Taavi Rähn on life in China

Rahn against Forlan

Rarely do Wild East Football get the chance to cover lower than the Chinese Super League but when the opportunity presents itself to speak not only to a player in China League One but an international to boot, it’s too good to miss. Estonia international capped 70 times, Taavi Rähn is a unique footballer; nine […]

WEF Exclusive Interview: Leandro Netto

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Following their China League One win in 2006, Henan Jianye or Construction settled well in the Chinese Super League and achieved a fantastic third place in 2009 and a respectable eighth in 2010. However, 2012 saw the clubs relegation from the top flight and hope now turns to their impressive squad to immediately bounce back. […]

Super sub Cao wins it for Shenhua yet again

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For the fifth time this season, local hero Cao Yunding came off the bench to score a result-changing goal as Shanghai Shenhua beat a stubborn Henan Construction 2-1 on Friday night. The pint-sized creative midfielder came on in the second half to stab the ball home after a scrappy move in the Henan box to […]

Tianjin misses opportunity; Henan and Shenxin keep things tight at the bottom


Tianjin failed to seize their chance to move up the table over the weekend, drawing 1-1 against Dalian Shide. Despite the international break, there were three fixtures over the weekend, this match being the only one that wasn’t a game in hand situation. Early on in the first half, it was Sjoerd Ars setting up […]

Henan’s new African flair


One of the most interesting singings of the Chinese Super League’s summer transfer window is an African striker, but not one named Didier Drogba. Henan Construction reached an agreement with Ghanian born, Hong Kong citizen Godfred Karikari earlier this week, their first pickup of the window. Karikari’s move was not without controversy. He began the […]

Shenhua slump continues with defeat in Zhengzhou

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A shocking miss from youngster Fan Lingjiang was responsible for Shanghai Shenhua’s seventh defeat of the season away to Henan Construction on Saturday night. Shenhua continued their non-scoring ways, this time away from home, but Mario Bozic was unlucky to be denied by the crossbar in the closing stages. Of the 11 players who started […]

Another home win for R&F


Two first half goals propelled Guangzhou R&F to a 2 – 1 victory over Henan Construction in possibly their last game at Yuexiushan stadium. Inform foreign stars Rafael Coelho and David both scored before Bi Jinhao replied for the visitors. After a 4 – 2 away defeat to mid-table Shanghai Shenxin, R&F were able to […]