Beijing: As the Chinese Super League gets set to kick off in the coming days, we continue our series reviewing the most popular clubs in Asia, this week shifting the focus to China PR.
The CSL was launched in 2004 and has since attracted numerous world-renowned superstars as the league has grown into one of the strongest in Asia and among the most watched anywhere on the planet. The country's clubs, meanwhile, have become big hitters in the AFC Champions League.
Based on both domestic and Continental success, below are five candidates for China's most popular club. Review the teams and don't forget to vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the article.
Kuala Lumpur: It's that time of the week when the-AFC.com looks back at some of the finest goals the AFC Cup has witnessed over the years, with the latest '5 of the Best' taking in chips, lobs and scoops.
Kuala Lumpur: Having had a look at legends from Australia, China PR, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand and the UAE, the latest edition of the series focuses on five Qatari players who have left a mark on the AFC Champions League.
While only one Qatari club has won the competition, there have also been long runs ending in the late knockout-stages of the competition with a number of Qatari stars excelling over the years.
Qatar Stars League wheels resume turning after a four-month stoppage
Dubai: Action returns to stadiums in Qatar as the 2022 FIFA World Cup host nation prepares for resumption of the 2019-2020 Qatar Stars League season on Friday, with the remaining five matchdays to be played between Friday and August 21st.
With summer temperatures constantly above 40 degrees Celsius, most remaining league matches will take place in two air-conditioned grounds; Al Sadd’s Jassim bin Hamad Stadium and the newly opened Al Janoub Stadium.
Beijing: The Chinese Super League (CSL) 2020 season will be played in two stages, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced.
The first stage - scheduled for July 25 to September 28 - will be played in the centralised venues of Dalian and Suzhou with the 16 clubs divided into two groups according to the final standings of the 2019 season.