Guangzhou Evergrande sign Alberto Gilardino; Muriqui departs

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Guangzhou Evergrande have continued their summer spending with the €5 million addition of 2006 World Cup winning striker Alberto Gilardino, who joins from Serie A side Genoa. Gilardino, 32, is reunited with former colleagues in China, having played under coach Marcello Lippi with the national side as well as forming a renowned partnership with attacking […]

Guangzhou R&F shock Evergrande in Canton Derby

Guangzhou R&F's finest hour: a well desrved vicotry over Chinese and Asian Champions Guangzhou Evergradne at Tianhe

Guangzhhou R&F claimed their second victory at Tianhe in three years on Friday night thanks to a second half goal from returning striker Abderazzak Hamdallah. The blue and whites dominated the first half, Elkeson’s penalty miss aside, and took the lead in the second, before the expected Evergrande onslaught emerged. Despite Muriqui and Diamanti’s best […]

ACL Round of 16 first leg: Evergrande crush Cerezo in Osaka


After an unsteady stumble through Group G, ACL holders Guangzhou Evergrande kicked off the knockout stage of their title defence by spectacularly eviscerating Cerezo Osaka on their own turf. One point in three away group games may have given potential opponents hope that fragility on the road was developing, but the five goal haul here, […]

Evergrande demolish Shanghai East Asia at Tianhe


The credibility of Shanghai East Asia’s continental aspirations was further undermined on Tuesday night as they shipped five against a back on form Guangzhou Evergrande. One win in their last four had seen the early pace-setters already drop out of the the qualification places, but few were expecting them to hand the reigning champions their […]

Evergrande hit full stride to beat Liaoning


“Minimum spend” or “最低消费“ has become the buzzword among fans of Guangzhou Evergrande to describe their expectations of their team in home matches over the past two seasons, where three or four goals are often seen as a minimum. On the road, though, life is rarely so easy, but the Super League champions put aside […]

CSL 2014 Previews: Guangzhou Evergrande

Elkeson is central to the Evergrande setup

With the new season coming up just around the corner, it’s time for to examine the prospects for last year’s Chinese Super League and Asian Champions League double winners, Guangzhou Evergrande. The manager: On a glorious night last November, Guangzhou Evergrande manager Marcello Lippi added the Asian Champions League to his already illustrious haul of […]

WEF exclusive: Muriqui reveals injury forced substitution


—GUANGZHOU—Following his side’s 4-2 win over Melbourne Victory on Wednesday night, Guangzhou Evergrande forward Muriqui revealed that a calf problem forced his half-time exit from the encounter. Last season’s top-scorer and MVP of the Asian Champions League, the Brazilian winger was below par in an opening forty-five minutes that saw Evergrande fall two goals behind. […]

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 […]

Marcello Lippi talks Guangzhou Evergrande and winning worldwide


Who the greatest Italian manager of all time?  Very few would disagree with Marcello Lippi. Winner of five Serie A titles, the UEFA Champions League and the 2006 World Cup, the 65 year old manager of Guangzhou Evergrande requires little introduction. With the 2013 Chinese Super League and ACL titles in the bag Lippi has […]

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 […]