Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In August 2003, Hong Kong XI team joined by six players from DaLian, matched up with Real Madrid in a friendly game. Real took the 4:2 win in that game, but their defense was beaten by what two Dalian players who scored again Real Madrid?||Welcome to China Soccer
Wang Peng , Li Yao. Wang Peng's header beat Casillas in 26th minute, and Li Yao capitalized on some slack Real defending just before half time.
Zoran Jankovic. Zoran Jankovic played for DaLian ShiDe. Krassimir Balakov played for VfB Stuttgart. Dimitar Berbatov was with Bayer Leverkusen. Stilian Petrov played for Glasgow Celtics.
BeiJing . He played in China for 3 years before moving to Paraguayan side Cerro Porteņo. He saw action in both 98 and 02 World Cup Final Rounds.
|Marco Materazzi was a major part of Serie A side Inter Milan's defense in season 02/03. His Dad, on the other hand, was the head coach of a Chinese Division I club?||Welcome to China Soccer
Yes. Giuseppe Materazzi, father of Inter defender Marco Materazzi, was the head coach of TianJin KangShiFu (TEDA) in 2003. Stig Tofting played for him there.
|Brazilian midfielder Everson Ratinho joined Chinese Club ShenYang JinDe, after he left Bundesliga Side Kaiserslautern in 2003. He scored twice and recorded two assists in his first two appearances with his new team. What was his jersey number in ShenYang?||Welcome to China Soccer
10. Ratinho was given #10 when he joined ShenYang JinDe. 13 days after his arrival in China, he was eyeing the "Most Valuable Foreign Player" title in the Chinese League.
|Former Bolton ball-winner Stig Tofting, celebrated his release from prison by signing a six-month contract with Chinese first division side Hong Kong United?||Welcome to China Soccer
No. Tofting joined TianJin KangShiFe (TEDA) during his stay in China in 2003.
ShangHai ZhongYuan. He was on a year-long loan from Argentine giants River Plate.
ShangHai ShenHua. Albertz enjoyed his stay in ShangHai and his role as playmaker for the ShangHai ShenHua club.
|It's not a secret that former English Super Star Paul Gascoigne, played a couple of games in the Chinese League in 2003. Is it true that he played for a Division II club in China?||Welcome to China Soccer
Yes. Gazza played for Division II club GanSu TianMa, but not for long before he decided to go back to England.
|This player from BeiJing Hyundai (GuoAn) signed a deal with Bundesliga club Munchen 1860 in 2002. Who is he?||Welcome to China Soccer
Shao JiaYi. Shao, the leftie from BeiJing, was bought by Munchen 1860 wishing to replace the team's former leader Thomas Haessler.
No. Hao was recognized as one of the most dangerous strikers in Asia. He spent his career playing for two clubs: BaYi and DaLian ShiDe (WanDa). He was offered a contract from Peņarol while he was in BaYi, but his club was reluctant to let go of him.
|Chinese international Fan ZhiYi, who later played in Great Britain, was the long-time captain of the Chinese National Team. Has he ever been the league's MVP for scoring the most goals in one season?||Welcome to China Soccer
Yes. Although better known as a strong defender, Fan started out his career as a productive striker in his former club ShangHai ShenHua. He retired in 2003 after suffering from injury, while he joined English Second Division Team Cardiff City. He was a legend in China and had 109 caps.
|Which city has won the most league titles in the first decade of the Chinese professional league?||Welcome to China Soccer
DaLian. DaLian ShiDe, earlier known as DaLian WanDa, won 7 of 9 league titles since the start of the Chinese professional league. The City's devotion to this sport earned them the name "Football (soccer) City".
|The Chinese National Team made it into the 2002 World Cup Final Round. Is it true that they've accomplished that before the establishment of their professional league?||Welcome to China Soccer
No. It's the first time China ever made it into the World Cup Final Round. Although they were hammered in all three matches they played, it would still be a major milestone in the history of this country, that had just stepped into the professional world of soccer.