Stanojevic to take over in the capital


Beijing Guoan appears to have signed a contract with Alexander Stanojević to serve as the club’s manager. Sources are reporting the agreement is a two-year deal worth US$1.9 million a year and with similar results-based requirements as were put in former manager Jaime Pacheco’s contract. Stanojević is a relatively inexperienced manager, at only 39 years […]

Grading Guoan: Handing out grades for 2012

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The 2012  season has come to an end and most Beijing Guoan fans have to be happy with the team’s results, despite struggling in the Asian Champions League and the CFA Cup, the club finished third and will be back in Asia next year. goes down the roster and hands out report cards to the […]

Guoan defeats Evergrande on final kick of the 2012 season


Beijing Guoan 1-0 Guangzhou Evergrande CSL Round 30 Zhang Xizhe 92′ On a miserable, rainy day, Beijing Guoan took on CSL repeat league champions Guangzhou Evergrande to end the 2012 season. Guoan sent the more than 40,000 supporters home happy with a goal on virtually the last kick of the season to win the match […]

Pacheco plays it defensively, gets Guoan into ACL with draw at Jiangsu


In the penultimate match of the 2012 season, Beijing Guoan did just enough to earn a point after a scoreless draw against Jiangsu Sainty and, with the help of the rest of the league, lock up third place.  The atmosphere at Nanjing Olympic Stadium was festive, as if Jiangsu fans realized they weren’t fated to […]

Pacheco’s final three?


Ricardo Sá Pinto, manager of Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon has been shown the door and Jaime Pacheco, manager of Beijing Guoan is one of three coaches in the frame to replace him. Sporting Club Portugal, commonly known as Sporting Lisbon, let ‘Ricardo the Lion Heart’ leave after a bad run of results. A club legend […]

Despite referee’s error, Guoan manages a draw


With manager Jaime Pacheco’s job at risk, Beijing Guoan went out and put in a solid performance against Liaoning Whowin, but could only manage a 1-1 draw. Unfortunately, once again it was a case where the referee would serve as the major talking point on the night. Pacheco’s desperation was felt even before the match […]

Pacheco’s days may be numbered, an appeal for leniency

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This article first appeared on Yahoo! Sports China

Shandong crushes Guoan as the nightmare continues


Beijing Guoan’s season was made a whole lot worse after being hit for four goals against Shandong Luneng at Jinan’s Provincial Stadium on Saturday. The win moves Shandong safely out of the relegation fight while the Beijingers are caught in a free fall. With the home side in white instead of their traditional orange, the […]

Guangzhou too much for Guoan in the end

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Yesterday’s match between Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande was a display of the Chinese Super League at its finest, a hard fought, well played match between the league’s two strongest clubs, unfortunately for Guoan, they came up just a little short, losing 3-2. The visitors made a number of adjustments for this match, moving Xu […]

Preview from the North: Beijing tries to regroup after ACL embarassment

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This week Beijing Guoan is back on the road, once again going up to Liaoning province for the second time in two weeks, this time they’ll be travelling to Shenyang to take on Liaoning Whowin. The weather shouldn’t be too harsh, but going north is never easy this time of year. On the road again […]