Shenhua or SIPG? Choose one

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From following the English Premier League to the Chinese Super League. This is a first hand account of one expat football fan’s experience following Shanghai SIPG. It all started when I heard about a Shanghai SIPG supporters club that was offering season tickets for just 500 RMB, I couldn’t believe what great value it was […]

Players pay tribute to murdered Shanghai East Asia fan

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Shanghai East Asia players climbed into the stands post-match last night to lay floral tributes on the seat of a 16-year-old female fan who was murdered two days before the match. The deeply shocking death occurred when the unnamed supporter failed to return home on Sunday night. Her mother contacted the police that evening, and […]

Jiang Ning loses control as R&F and East Asia share the spoils

Hysen header for East Asia against Guangzhou R&F

A late equaliser, beautiful goals, a moment of madness, horrific challenges, red cards, two stretchered off and a disallowed goal all featured in a pulsating encounter under the lights at a wet Yuexiushan. Tobias Hysen first put Shanghai East Asia ahead before Guangzhou R&F took the lead only for the Swede to secure East Asia […]

East Asia’s unbeaten start continues at Hangzhou Greentown

The second Yangtze Delta derby of the season saw Shanghai East Asia maintain their excellent start to the campaign; with a hard-fought 2-1 away victory at Hangzhou Greentown, in a game which will be remembered for an exquisite first-half volley by Wu Lei. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 3 Hangzhou Greentown 1 Wang Song (PK) 51′ Shanghai […]

Wu Lei secures point as East Asia draw at Liaoning


Shanghai East Asia kicked off their 2014 CSL campaign with a 1-1 draw shaded with controversy away to Liaoning Whowin at the Panjin Stadium. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Liaoning Whowin 1  Kevin Oris 19′ Shanghai East Asia 1 Wu Lei 45′ The home side had gone ahead in the 19th minute via Belgian striker […]

CSL Season Previews: Shanghai East Asia


The Manager: With the departure of Gao Hongbo following the close of last season, control over the side was handed to his assistant, Xi Zhikang. As the new manager’s only previous experience of first-team management came at rivals Shanghai Shenhua during the 2011 season (in which he was sacked towards the tail-end of the season after results started dropping […]

China falls ass backwards into Asian Cup


ASIAN CUP QUALIFYING GROUP C Iraq 3 Younis Mahmood 22, 42 Adi Adnan 58 China 1 Zhang Xizhe (pk) 73 Despite an embarrassing 3-1 defeat against Iraq, China will take part in next year’s Asian Cup thanks to qualifying as the best third place team. Even though China started the match with a six goal […]

China 1-0 Indonesia: Wu Lei header secures victory

China 1-0 Indonesia Asian Cup 2015 Qualifying (Wu Lei 45′) China remain on course for Asian Cup 2015 qualification after a 1-0 victory over Indonesia in Xi’an on Friday night, a result which leaves Fu Bo’s side on seven points after four fixtures. Saudi Arabia’s victory over Iraq later in the evening assured the hosts […]

The Mads Davidsen Column: Analyzing CSL 2013’s winners and losers

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The Chinese Super League 2013 is now over after an interesting season with Guangzhou Evergrande, as expected, the champions, while Shanghai East Asia were the surprise package of the year as the promoted team lifted the CSL’s quality of football. The usual suspects Head coach Marcello Lippi and Evergrande were outstanding this season with a […]

Wu Lei: I want to be in Europe, the sooner the better


A few weeks ago I sat down with Wu Lei at the national team’s hotel in Beijing. The young striker didn’t dominate the room when he entered, in fact few in the lobby paid attention to him, nor did he come across as a football star, instead he was your average 21 year old, shy […]