League One 2016 Review – Part 4: Hunan & Jonoon down after awful seasons; Yiteng have 2016 to forget & Dalian Transcend relegation

Hunan Billows and Qingdao Jonoon’s League One stints bit the dust after terrible seasons and Zhejiang Yiteng survived, but had a difficult 2016 in their new home.

League One 2016 Review – Part 3: Shenzhen take a dose of Sven to recover from Seedorf hangover; Shenxin, Xinjiang and Meizhou also in focus

2017 is now upon us, but we all know that 2016 is a year we won’t quickly forget. Of course, by now we’re all tired of reading about sizable geopolitical shifts and a slew of beloved celebrities passing on, so it’s time to focus on what really matters and that’s the second tier of Chinese […]

League One 2016 Review – Part 2: Yifang and BG fall short but Wuhan and Hohhot finish strong

WEF continues its review of the 2016 League One season with a closer look at the sides who finished between fifth and eighth this year. While Dalian Yifang and Beijing BG will be disappointed to have finished among this batch of teams, rather than in the top four we previewed last week, Wuhan Zall and […]

CFA one step closer to cutting foreign player quota for Chinese Super League clubs in 2017

Following changes first mooted earlier this year, the Chinese FA has today issued a specific proposal to a cut the number of foreign players Chinese Super League clubs can name in their match day squads from 4+1 to 3+1, from the start of next season. In recent years, clubs could name five players in their match […]

League One 2016 Review- Part 1: 2017 CSL sides Guizhou and Quanjian in focus, along with Huanghai and Renhe

The 2016 Chinese domestic season may be gone, but it is far from forgotten as WEF’s comprehensive review of the League One season shows. Part One features the top four sides, including Tianjin Quanjian and Guizhou Zhicheng who will be gracing the Chinese Super League in 2017. Qingdao Huanghai and Beijing Renhe’s seasons will also […]