Names change, the game stays the same


Commerce and football – never the best of companions, particularly in leagues still struggling to establish themselves in a nation’s hearts.…

Atletico Mineiro tour: Ronaldinho to play China games


In conjunction with Chinese sports network Hupu, Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro will tour China between 19 and 29 June 2014, playing three friendlies against Super League sides.…

On the back of Evergrande’s success, CSL entering new era of riches


February has been a very rich month for Chinese football with a number of new sponsorship agreements being signed marking a new level of confidence and investment in the domestic game.…

Ping’an Group to sponsor Chinese Super League


The 2014 Chinese Super League will bear the name of a new sponsor in the form of Ping’an Group, after a four-year deal worth 150 million RMB (18 million Euros) per season was agreed with the insurance company.…

Report: Nissan to sponsor Evergrande in groundbreaking deal


Guangzhou Evergrande have struck a 100 million RMB  (12 million Euro) sponsorship deal with car manufacturer Dongfeng Nissan shirt for the 2014 season, according to a detailed report on Chinese website (Netease).…

Beginning of the end for Evergrande’s domination ? Greenland make Shenhua promise

zhang yuliang tv interview

Shanghai Shenhua can look forward to returning to the top of Chinese football within three years of Greenland group taking over, the real estate giant’s chairman said in a TV news interview.…

Guangzhou Evergrande shirt sponsorship price to outstrip Chelsea’s?

conca front

Guangzhou Evergrande are selling their shirt sponsorship rights for 19 million Euro per year – higher than most EPL  clubs including Chelsea’s current 16.7 million Euro deal with Samsung, according to a Chinese media report.…

Exclusive: “Shenhua have no intention of leaving Shanghai” – stadium source

Shenhua to Kunming? Irresponsible stunt to wrestle power

Contrary to the headlines dominating the Chinese football press at present, Shanghai Shenhua’s proposed move to Kunming in south-west China is nothing more than political manoeuvring, an inside source told WEF.…

Guangzhou Evergrande: The construction of Asia’s champions

Captain Zheng Zhi lifts the CSL trophy, everyone else lifts cuddly toys.

In the wake of Saturday night’s Asian Champions League victory, a lot of talk went into all that Guangzhou Evergrande spent to become the dominating force in the Chinese Super League and Asia’s top team.

Greenland group breaks silence over potential Shanghai Shenhua takeover

zhang yuliang

Real estate giants Greenland has confirmed it is interested in buying Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua but say it is waiting to see how the general situation develops.…