Dalian Shide F.C.

Sports Digest, January 17, 2013

Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich have appointed former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to replace Jupp Heynckes from next season, the Bundesliga club said yesterday. 

Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 2:27am

Bo-linked tycoon spirals from grace

One of the mainland's youngest billionaires seems to have plunged from favour, after party authorities reportedly started investigating him in mid-March.

Rumours are rife about 41-year-old Dalian Shide chairman Xu Ming, an associate of former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, who is believed to have helped Xu amass his fortune.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Executive reportedly held over links to Bo Xilai

A top businessman from Dalian with close ties to Chongqing's embattled former Communist Party boss Bo Xilai failed to show up for an important economic forum in Hainan, prompting speculation that he has been detained.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hengda make winning start in Super League

A 50 million yuan (HK$59.42 million) variety show featuring pop stars kicked off the new Chinese Super League season last night as home team Guangzhou Hengda defeated Dalian Shide 1-0.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Future looks dark for Sun after ban

Sun Jihai - China's most successful soccer export and mainstay of the national side - is facing an inglorious end to his international career.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Shandong increase CSL lead

Leaders Shandong Luneng look unstoppable in their charge towards the Chinese Super League title after notching up their 14th win in 19 league games yesterday.

A brace from former Chinese international Li Jinyu, plus an own-goal by Shenzhen Kingway defender Li Jianhua, powered Shandong to a fifth victory in a row.

24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Problems mount for mainland players

Mainland soccer players are facing their biggest crisis since the sport turned professional a decade ago with rising unemployment and massive pay cuts looming, an official at the Chinese Football Association (CFA) warned yesterday.

In an effort to avert a crisis the CFA delayed the scheduled closure of the off-season transfer window on Wednesday until next Tuesday.

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Hao all set for move to English Blades

China's veteran striker Hao Haidong is a step away from reaching a deal with Sheffield United of English soccer's Championship.

Hao, currently under contract with seven-time domestic champions Dalian Shide as player-coach, announced the planned move after getting the go-ahead from club president Xu Ming, who asked for nothing but a 'symbolic price' for the move.

22 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


South China team director Peter Leung Shou-chi insists tonight's ATV Cup clash with Chinese side Dalian Shide will be a 'friendly' only in name. 'We understand Dalian are still a very strong team even without their four best players, so I have told my players to give everything they have and not treat this as an exhibition game,' revealed Leung.

20 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Not so united

News that English Premier League football club Newcastle United are working with the mainland's Dalian Shide to create a new Hong Kong club to enter the Chinese league was music to the ears of local South China heart-throb Ricky Cheng Siu-chung.

17 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

HK ready for Palestine

Hong Kong national coach Arie van der Zouwen believes the SAR World Cup squad will be ready to play Palestine on Sunday despite two defeats in their warm-up games, including a 6-0 thrashing by top Chinese side Dalian Shide.

1 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Dalian fined $77,500 for Asian Club medals snub

Dalian Wanda have been fined $77,500 by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for their medals snub after the Asian Club Championship final on April 5 at Hong Kong Stadium.

Dalian may consider the punishment lenient as AFC secretary-general Peter Velappan had said they could face suspension.

15 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Penalty blows it for Caroliners

A QUESTIONABLE penalty awarded in the last five minutes spoilt South China's hopes of salvaging some lost pride after Chinese side Dalian Wanda won their second-round, second-leg clash in the Asian Club Championship 2-1 in Dalian yesterday.

Dalian advanced to the third round 6-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg 4-0 10 days ago at the Mongkok Stadium.

30 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Country comes first, say China

The Chinese Professional League has put its season on hold for the good of the national team's World Cup qualifying campaign.

22 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Dalian help their expatriate duo live up to the China challenge

Being a professional soccer player in China is not easy - and it's even tougher if you are a foreigner and do not speak the language. But Swedish duo Per Arne Bloum and Patrik Svensson seem to be handling the challenge well, with help from their club Dalian Wanda who are now leading the Chinese Professional League with three straight wins.

6 May 1996 - 12:00am