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 […]

Hong Kong and China set to clash in Asian Champions League for first time

Eastern have finally reached the promised land of the Asian Champions league and Hong Kong will see the highest level of continental club football grace it’s shores for the first time in it’s history. Eastern have been drawn in Group G with Chinese club giants Guangzhou Evergrande (CSL), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (K-League) and the third […]

Coaching in “hard mode” in China’s second division – Gary White’s Shanghai Shenxin turnaround

STOP PRESS: Shortly after this interview was completed, Gary White’s contract with Shanghai Shenxin was not renewed, despite an impressive record at the second tier club. What follows is the interview as conducted just before the Chinese football management merry-go-round spun once more. —- Gary White took over a free-falling Shanghai Shenxin back in May […]

League One Team of the Season – 2016: Choosing the Best XI Players from Another Exciting Year

Yet another compelling and unpredictable League One season is over and it’s time to pick through the remnants in an attempt to make sense of it all. In the first in a series of post-season articles, we present our team of the the season. This team is based on League One foreign quota rules – […]