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The Heated Kang League: List of All 2012 Transfers To Date

These avowed Liaoningers are sitting on the kang talking about the merits of Yang Hao for Zhao Xuri or possibly discussing the potential success of the Yang/Yu combo in Shenyang.

It’s easy to see why this may appear to be the Chinese Super League’s hottest transfer window ever, however for me it’s been utterly boring (outside of Anelka, of course).  If you told me at the beginning of November that the biggest transfer would be a swap of Zhao Xuri for Yang Hao or and injured Deng Zhuoxiang returning to Jiangsu, I’d be thoroughly disappointed.  With all the talk of Yang Zhi, Yu Dabao, Feng Renliang Yu Hanchao, and Wu Xi moving, it looked like it was going to be an action packed winter as teams tried to do everything they could to match Guangzhou while Guangzhou tried to stack themselves even further.

It seems that most clubs decided it was smarter to spend their money on higher quality foreign imports than before instead of (over)paying for top domestic talent.  It also may be the case that Guangzhou, intimidated by their ACL group opponents, decided it’s best to spend their money next year.

If you look at the list below, it’s going to be an exciting 2012 season.  With just over a month before it kicks off, let’s take a look at the current transfer picture during what turned out to be a fairly quiet close season.  Note: The “Foreigners” section lists the name of each team’s foreigners signed for 2012 with new-to-the-Chinese Super League players in italics.

Guangzhou Evergrande
In: Zhao Xuri, Rong Hao, Li Jianbin, Peng Xinli, Qin Sheng
Out: Yang Hao, Yang Yihu, Guo Zichao, Chen Jianlong, Zhang Tianlong
Foreigners: Muriqui, Dario Conca, Cho Won-Hee, Paulao, Cleo

Beijing Guoan
In: Mao Jianqing, Shao Jiayi, Zhang Xiaobin
Out: Lu Jiang, Ding Haifeng, Wang Haizhi
Foreigners: Darko Matic, Manu, Reinaldo, Andrija Kaluđerović, Francois

Liaoning Whowin
In: None
Out: Qin Sheng, Chen Xing
Foreigners: Kim Yoo-Jin, Miloš Trifunović

Jiangsu Sainty
In: Deng Zhuoxiang, Wang Yunlong, Xu Youzhi
Out: Tan Si, Liu Yu
Foreigners: Cristian Dănălache, Eleílson, Kamoliddin Tadjiev, Aleksandar Jevtić

Shandong Luneng
In: Wang Gang, Jiao Zhe
Out: Li Leilei, Deng Zhuoxiang, Wang Liang, Liu Zhao
Foreigners: Roda Antar, Obina, Fabiano

Qingdao Jonoon
In: Wang Yun
Out: Hu Jun (Portugal)
Foreigners: Aziz Ibrahimov, Gabriel Melkam, Leonardo

Changchun Yatai
In: Cao Tianbao
Out: Gao Jian, Huang Jie
Foreigners: Yovanny Arrechea, Anzur Ismailov, Claudio

Hangzhou Greentown
In: Cai Chuchuan
Out: Rong Hao, Wang Quan, Teng Shangkun
Foreigners: Kim Dong-Jin, Jeong Dong-Ho, Fabricio, Mazola, Renatinho

Guizhou Renhe
In: Yang Hao, Yang Yihu, Dong Yang
Out: Zhou Xuri, Mao Jianqing, Zhu Jianwei
Foreigners: Dino Dulbic, Nano, Gustavo

Tianjin Teda
In: Hui Jiakang, Zhou Liao
Out: Wu Wei’an, Zhang Xiaobin
Foreigners: Sjoerd Ars, Lucian Goian, Milan Susak

Shanghai Shenhua
In: Wang Fei
Out: Wen Huyi
Foreigners: Nicolas Anelka, Joel Griffiths

Dalian Shide
In: None
Out: None
Foreigners: James Chamanga, Martin Kamburov, Adriano, Ricardo, Park Dong-Hyuk

Henan Construction
In: Wang Haozhi
Out: Wang Shouting
Foreigners: Netto, Marcos Flores, Christopher Katongo, Enis Hajri

Nanchang Hengyuan
In: Zhu Jiawei, Chen Jianlong
Out: Bai Xiaolei, Li Haozhen
Foreigners: Antonio Flavio, Anselmo , Jailton

Guangzhou Fuli
In: Wu Wei’an, Lu Lin, Zhang Yuan, Cheng Yuelei
Out: None
Foreigners: Rafael CoelhoJumar

Dalian Aerbin
In: Dong Xuesheng, Aidi Frances, Jin Pengxiang, Liu Yu, Chen Lei, Liu Weiguo
Out: None
Foreigners: Peter Utaka, Rochemback, Lee Addy, Gustavo Canales


Brandon Chemers aka B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – is a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese blogosphere. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Wild East Football and is one of the lonely souls writing about Chinese football in English for the last 10 years. Chemers' credentials are second to none – his former blog focused not only on the fortunes of his beloved Beijing Guoan FC, but a multitude of other aspects of Beijing life. He’s deservedly built a reputation in the Chinese blogosphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers. For WEF, beyond writing about Guoan, he often focuses on fan culture and the business of Chinese football.



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