China’s historic 1977 tour to the USA remembered

In October 1977, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the New York Yankees were on their way to another World Series win and the Chinese national team was in America to play three friendlies against the USA, and on their ground-breaking first tour to the capitalist West, the Chinese would also play five games in […]

The first western club to tour China: New York Cosmos’ 1977 adventure

Pele’s farewell tour with the New York Cosmos in 1977 was the first time that a professional Western club had visited China. The Brazilian legend, alongside fellow World Cup winners Carlos Alberto and Franz Beckenbauer, were part of the Cosmos side that played friendlies against the Chinese national side in Beijing and Shanghai. WEF looks back at what happened on this ground breaking tour.

Hong Kong Round Up: New York Cosmos Shine Bright in Hong Kong

One of the trendiest and recognisable football teams in the world returned to Hong Kong in trumphiant fashion with a win over local powerhouses, South China. This was the legendary Cosmos first trip to Hong Kong since 1979 and they proved to be excellent ambassadors on and off the pitch as they sought to win […]

Hong Kong Round Up: Eastern win an Epic Senior Shield Final While New York Cosmos Confirmed for Chinese New Year

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR.… In one of the most enthralling Hong Kong matches in a long time, Eastern won a high-octane and borderline ‘bonkers’ Canbo Senior Shield final 3-2 against a Kitchee side […]