International Football Tournaments in China

While the attention of international tournaments in China is usually reserved for high profile clubs such matches do not always impact the development of the game in China as expected. In fact the uber-publicized and over-promoted matches of visiting European ‘blockbuster’ clubs sometimes to shadow the domestic efforts happening right before our eyes. has taken […]

Expat Football in China: A Rough Guide

has assembled a compilation of information surrounding the international soccer communities among expats in Chinese cities. Compiled from online resources as well as personal and professional networks, hopes the information will be useful for developing soccer communities in local cities and the greater China community. Expats in China: Fighting for chances to play With the […]

Attending a Beijing Guoan Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

Beijing Guoan has been one of the best draws in Beijing the past few years, with massive crowds turning out to watch one of the CSL’s best sides week in, week out. If you’re looking to get in on the action, here’s how to do so. How to Get Beijing Guoan Tickets The only official […]

A Guide to Football in Shenyang

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China’s northeast is a footballing hotbed, and of the three provinces, Liaoning has always led the charge, in particular, the province’s capital city of Shenyang.  Despite the lack of success for the city’s local teams, it has produced an inordinate amount of China’s top footballers who’ve gone on to great success in other sides around […]

A Guide to Football in Nanjing

Nanjing is a city rich in history. Roughly 300km west of Shanghai this former capital is home to many famous landmarks and historical events such as Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s mausoleum, the ancient Confucius Temple and the tragic massacre of 1937. One thing Nanjing is not famous for though is it’s football team. Jiangsu Sainty enters […]