China’s richest man to strengthen Atletico Madrid?

Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting that La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have worked out a deal with China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, head of the Wanda Group, that will see him invest in the club and get involved in the team’s management. Nothing has been officially announced by either side yet but Marca appears certain […]

China’s “Football city” facing wipeout – Dalian Aerbin in crisis

Financially-troubled Dalian Aerbin’s could go to the wall after the city’s FA said it would block any attempt by a potential new owner to move the club to their hometown, Nanjing. At the start of the previous CSL season, Dalian Aerbin owner Zhao Mingyang announced that his side would challenge the mighty Guangzhou Evergrande,and backed […]

China’s most successful club on the brink of death? An in-depth background

Dalian Shide FC, China’s most decorated club with eight championships to its name, is clinging on for dear life despite emotional scenes at the end of last season as players and fans believed the club had played its last ever game. Just days later, local sports media reported that city rivals Dalian Aerbin had purchased […]

Property Equals Power in Chinese Football

If you want to know who has money in China, look to those who own the property.  The real estate boom of the last few years has been one of the hottest topics in the local news and is one that is constantly on the minds of average people.  Real estate companies often get the […]

Money football: Will lavish spending affect the Chinese National Team?

Lately the Chinese press has been gossiping about Wang Jianlin, the Chinese Roman Abramovich who owns a large chunk of China’s real estate market, investing a huge amount of money in Chinese football. It was rumoured that on top of Wang Jianlin’s agenda, the real estate mogul wants Gao Hongbo out, and he would open […]