Aerbin purchases Dalian Shide for RMB 3.2 billion

The sale of Dalian Shide to the Aerbin group, who own Dalian’s other CSL club, is a huge development which has many implications for football in China. looks at how the fans of the eight-time Chinese champions are reacting. Dalian Shide’s financial problems have been far from a secret all season, especially after the club’s […]

Guoan looking to sell club naming rights

On Wednesday, Beijing Guoan hosted an investment promotion business event at a venue next to Worker’s Stadium. The invitation only event was an odd mix of media, players, businessmen, and supporters. The event itself was severely lacking in the major news category, unless you consider the singing exploits of Xu Liang, Xu Yunlong, and Darko […]

Chengdu Blades – The Failed Experiment

Chengdu Blades were met with huge fan fare when visiting Sheffield in 2007, they became the first foreign-owned Chinese side with the Chengdu Sports Centre becoming home to the familiar red and white stripes and crossed swords logo. Sheffield United boast links to Hungarian side Ferencváros, Estudiantes in Argentina, São Paulo in Brazil, Norway, Belgium, […]

Zhang Chengdong signs for Eintracht Braunschweig

Eintracht Braunschweig has announced that it acquired Chinese striker Zhang Chengdong, on loan for one year, from C.D Mafra. Last season, Zhang was loaned to Beira-Mar in the Portuguese Superliga where he scored six goals in 26 matches. His agility and heading ability have been praised by the Portuguese media. Beira-Mar tried to purchase Zhang […]

Shanghai shocker: Drogba and Anelka may have played their last games for Shenhua

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka’s short Shanghai Shenhua careers may already be over due to an imminent financial crisis at the club, according to an alarming story in today’s Oriental Sports Daily. The Shanghai-based newspaper today alleges that due to a shareholder dispute, Zhu Jun is set to pull his investment out of the club […]