Guangzhou Evergrande’s Elkeson in action against Urawa Red Diamonds in the 2019 AFC Champions League. Photo: EPA
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

Guangzhou Evergrande field ‘all-Chinese team’ dream of chairman Xu Jiayin

  • Chairman had stated aim of playing only China nationals by 2020, which has been achieved with naturalised Brazilians
  • Club, which has spent lavishly and recorded US$274 million loss last season, also has world’s largest football school
Guangzhou Evergrande’s Elkeson in action against Urawa Red Diamonds in the 2019 AFC Champions League. Photo: EPA
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