Exclusive: “Shenhua have no intention of leaving Shanghai” – stadium source

Contrary to the headlines dominating the Chinese football press at present, Shanghai Shenhua’s proposed move to Kunming in south-west China is nothing more than political manoeuvring, an inside source told . Soccer News carried a report to “shock the Chinese football world” yesterday claiming an un-named Yunnan province company had already paid a sum of […]

Guangzhou Evergrande: The construction of Asia’s champions

In the wake of Saturday night’s Asian Champions League victory, a lot of talk went into all that Guangzhou Evergrande spent to become the dominating force in the Chinese Super League and Asia’s top team. Below is a year-by-year breakdown of who joined the club and the transfer fees paid for each of the players. […]

Greenland group breaks silence over potential Shanghai Shenhua takeover

Real estate giants Greenland has confirmed it is interested in buying Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua but say it is waiting to see how the general situation develops. Late last month, Chinese media reported that the group had purchased the club, however the news turned out to be premature. No confirmation came from Greenland […]

Shanghai Shenhua bought by Greenland Group

Shanghai Shenhua football club have new owners, according to information released by Sina Sports, with the purchase of the club by property developers Shanghai Greenland Group announced on Tuesday. Details of the proposed arrangement are still sparse, but it would bring an end to the Zhu Jun era at the Hongkou stadium, with the club becoming officially […]

David Beckham’s appearance at Shanghai university leads to stampede

An event David Beckham was attending for young footballers in Shanghai had to be cancelled today after the crowd caused a stampede, leading to multiple injuries. The event, held at the prestigious Tongji University, was to include a number of local school children who participate in the country’s new Schoolyard Football initiave. Upon Beckham’s arrival, […]