Mason Trafford on Canada, Arie Schans and the harsh reality of China League One

Guizhou Zhicheng are not a team that gets much coverage in English, something their Canadian international defender Mason Trafford knows all too well. Earlier this year, the 26 year old started 2013 with the greatest of honours, his first international cap. He finished his contract at IFK Mariehamn in Finland and trained for a short […]

WEF Exclusive: Yu Dabao talks playing in Europe & almost joining Evergrande

Last week, before China took on Holland in Beijing, Wild East Football sat down with Yu Dabao at the Chinese national team’s hotel. The 25 year old attacker was extremely comfortable and confident in addressing a variety of issues, including the differences between playing in Europe and China, his experience playing under Jose Antonio Camacho, […]

Ryan McGowan talks Scotland, Chinese footballers and Guangzhou Evergrande

In the build up to arguably the biggest match of the Chinese Super League so far, Guangzhou Evergrande v Shandong Luneng, Wild East Football writer Peter Davis had the opportunity to speak with Socceroo Ryan McGowan. Only parts of the interview were used. However, can now bring you the full conversation with some exclusive comment […]

Guangzhou Evergrande's Muriqui speaks to WEF editor

Wild East Football editor Christopher Atkins had the opportunity last week to speak with Guangzhou Evergrande forward Muriqui on behalf of Sohu Sports. The interview was published in Chinese on Wednesday morning, but can bring you the English transcript of the conversation in which Muriqui discusses his Asian Champions League successes, Elkeson’s arrival, raising a […]

Interview: Feng Xiaoting discusses his career so far

Guangzhou Evergrande and China national team centre-back Feng Xiaoting has given an interview to Chinese sports website Sohu discussing many aspects of his career thus far. A former star of the China youth team setup, Feng is regarded as one of the country’s finest players of recent years, and spent time in Korea before returning to […]