From the Qing dynasty, to collapsing roofs and the CSL: a history of Guangzhou R&F’s temporary home

Military parade ground, site of the first Provincial Games in China, political rallying point, Japanese military depot, home of the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup, host of the Women’s World Cup, and finally a CSL venue. The Guangdong Provincial People’s Stadium has certainly witnessed a lot since it hosted the first Provincial Games in the dying days […]

Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part two

Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The second of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s more recent history, and that of the teams and […]

Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part one

Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The first of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s early history, and that of the teams […]

Attending a Guangzhou R&F Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

Chinese domestic football had an early summer break for the World Cup but the third round of the CFA cup takes place midweek before the Chinese Super League matches resume at the weekend. here takes a look at going to Yuexiushan to watch Guangzhou R&F play. Located in downtown Guangzhou, Yuexiushan stadium is often referred […]

Three years of Guangzhou R&F: All Time XI

A slightly disingenuous name perhaps but the third anniversary of the founding of Guangzhou R&F provides your correspondent with a chance to select his eleven; conforming to CSL foreign player rules of course which only allow five foreigners with at least one being an Asian national. Three years ago Guangzhou based property development firm R&F […]