Bayern Munich and FC Wolfsburg plan summer tour in China to highlight cooperation

Two Bundesliga sides are about to arrive in China, like many of their European counterparts, they will tour China in the summer of 2012. Bayern will first play in Beijing against the local CSL side Guo’an on July 24th, before the two German sides face off in Guangzhou days later on the 26th. Wolfsburg will […]

The CSL’s Top 15 Salaries

Sohu, one of the main Chinese Internet portals, recently released a list of the top 15 highest salaries in the Chinese Super League. A lot of what you see is to be expected, Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua are well represented. The list includes coaches and players and so it’s interesting to see four managers […]

CSL releases some revenue and salary statistics

Last week, the Chinese Super League released a “state of the game” report that included some interesting statistics about salaries and revenues. For regular readers of , this news may not come as a surprise, but to casual fans there are some shocks. Attendance Revenues Guangzhou Evergrande not only won the CSL title last season, […]

Manchester United to Play Shanghai Shenhua: July 25th

Friday June 1st Manchester United confirmed they will travel to China as part of their 2012 Asian tour to play against local side Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday July 25th in a friendly match at Shanghai Stadium. The match will be United’s first exhibition game in China since the 2009 friendly in Hangzhou against Hangzhou Greentown […]

The Anelka Experiment: A Beckham for the CSL?

Nicolas Anelka finally touched down in Shanghai last week and made his first public appearance at an event in the city where he was not only introduced to a crowd of admiring fans but also helped launch a new online game for Shenhua owner Zhu Jun’s company Ninth City. With the entire city buzzing in […]