Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

Evergrande First Eleven

After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to WEF (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013.

Guizhou Renhe Claim CFA Cup Despite Loss at Tianhe

Sun Jihai receives CFA Cup

Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 (2-3 agg.) Guizhou Renhe

CFA Cup Final, second leg

Feng Junyan 59′, Conca 61′; Yu Hai 27′

After a 2-0 victory in the home leg last weekend, Guizhou Renhe went to Tianhe Stadium knowing that if they scored one, their opponents would need four to deprive them of the CFA Cup.…

Yu’s double gives Guizhou the advantage


Guizhou Renhe 2-0 Guangzhou Evergrande
CFA Cup Final, Leg 1
Yu Hai 51′, 67

Guangzhou Evergrande’s slogan is having “never won enough”, but that may have come to its conclusion after Guizhou Renhe’s Yu Hai knocked in a brace Sunday afternoon with no answer from the champions of Asia.…

Evergrande Defeat Guoan Home and Away to Claim CFA Final Berth

Elkeson and Conca celebrate vs Guoan

CFA Cup Semi-final, both legs

Beijing Guoan 0-1 Guangzhou Evergrande

Muriqui 80′

Guangzhou Evergrande 6-3 Beijing Guoan

Elkeson 33′, Conca 43′, 89′, Zhang Linpeng 58′, Huang Bowen 78′, Muriqui 80′; Utaka 55′, 67′, 69′

Guangzhou Evergrande will face Guizhou Renhe in the final of the Chinese FA Cup after a resounding 7-3 aggregate victory over the country capital’s premier side.…

Disgrace and humiliation as Shenhua knocked out of cup by 3rd tier side


Shanghai Shenhua 2-3 Dali Ruicheng

CFA Cup Round 3

Wang Changqing 35, Cao Yunding 90; Wang Peng 13, Zheng Wangyang 73, Ma Sai 75

One of the biggest CFA cup shocks in recent years took place last night at Hongkou Football Stadium as Shanghai Shenhua were utterly humiliated by 3rd tier side Dali Ruicheng in a profoundly embarrassing 2-3 defeat.…

Liaoning wins the Shenyang derby; few upsets in third round of CFA Cup


Liaoning survived a close call yesterday afternoon against local China League side, Shenyang Shenbei. The sparsly attended afternoon match lacked the passion of a derby in the crowd, but on the pitch it was a tight affair.…

Lu Lin inspires Guangzhou R&F to cup victory over Chongqing FC

Zhang Yaokun

Guangzhou R&F 4 – 1 Chongqing FC
CFA Cup Round 3
Lu Lin ’48, 63′, Zhang Shuo ’77, Davi ’87; Zhai Zhaoyu ’81
Attendance: 1935

A fantastic individual performance from winger Lu Lin lifted Guangzhou R&F to a 4-1 win over their China League One opponents.…

New Zealand international Steven Old talks CFA Cup chances against Shandong Luneng


The beauty of the cup! We hear a lot about the English F.A. Cup or the Copa Del Rey these days and many were sucked in by the heroics of Bradford City in the English League Cup, but undoubtedly most have never given much attention to the Chinese FA Cup.

Schedule released for CFA Cup Round 3


The third round of the CFA Cup is upon us and now we’ll get to see the Chinese Super League sides enter the competition.…

CFA Cup draw released

cfa cup logo

With excitement at a high for the Chinese Super League’s opening this season, the CFA Cup has stepped in, briefly, to detract our attention with the cup draw today.…