Atkins: Evergrande-Guoan remains the CSL’s prize attraction

As a neutral supporter of the Chinese Super League, it is always the first game I scan the fixture list for—Guangzhou Evergrande against Beijing Guoan. Whatever the season in recent years, it is this game which has continually stood out. On this very website, clashes between the pair were named “match of the year” on […]

Paulinho stars as Evergrande win feisty clash with Beijing Guoan

Brazil midfielder Paulinho struck twice to help Guangzhou Evergrande to victory in their CSL opener with rivals Beijing Guoan in a match which will be remembered for its ill-tempered nature and woeful refereeing. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Paulinho 19′, 87′ Beijing Guoan 1 Yilmaz 38′ (pen) Over the course of 90 minutes, referee […]

OFFICIAL: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho joins Guangzhou Evergrande

Reigning Chinese Super League champions have announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Tottenham Hotspur, with the former Corinthians player signing for a fee of €14 million and signing a four-year contract. The figure falls just short of the club record €15 million spent this January on compatriot Ricardo Goulart. Paulinho, 26, joined Tottenham […]