Wu Lei

Chinese Super League

The ‘Godfather of Shanghai football’ inspired by Manchester Utd

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Shanghai (AFP) – He is known as the “Godfather of Shanghainese football”, is a former player and manager of the Chinese national team, and owns a side in the Spanish league.

Now, at the age of 73, the charismatic Xu Genbao is taking on his toughest assignment yet: forming a club from scratch to help China finally become a competitive force in world football.

The ‘Godfather of Shanghai football’ inspired by Manchester Utd

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Shanghai (AFP) – He is known as the “Godfather of Shanghainese football”, is a former player and manager of the Chinese national team, and owns a side in the Spanish league.

Now, at the age of 73, the charismatic Xu Genbao is taking on his toughest assignment yet: forming a club from scratch to help China finally become a competitive force in world football.

Football: Hulk in hot water as Brazilian goes before China FA

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Shanghai (AFP) – Hulk was hauled before the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Wednesday as the fallout from an eight-game ban handed to Shanghai SIPG team-mate Oscar rumbles on.

SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas travelled with the Brazilian striker to CFA headquarters in Beijing and another Shanghai player, Wu Lei, was also present, a club spokeswoman told AFP.

Football: Hulk in hot water as Brazilian goes before China FA

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Shanghai (AFP) – Hulk was hauled before the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Wednesday as the fallout from an eight-game ban handed to Shanghai SIPG team-mate Oscar rumbles on.

SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas travelled with the Brazilian striker to CFA headquarters in Beijing and another Shanghai player, Wu Lei, was also present, a club spokeswoman told AFP.

Asian Cup 2015: China – Everything you need to know about Team Dragon

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Asian Cup 2015: China Everything you need to know about Team Dragon is a post from: Just Football

Ready for some Asian Cup? With the Asian Cup 2015 fast approaching, we at Just Football bring you detailed previews of all 16 competitors, continuingwith China.

Shanghai East Asia FC: A new young hope for football in China

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Shanghai East Asia FC: A new young hope for football in China is a post from: Just Football

These are exciting times for Shanghainese football. Not just because of Shanghai Shenhua's brash, noisy acquisitions of Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba but because lower down a division, another team from the city, Shanghai East Asia are within touching distance of promotion to the Chinese Super League.