No Sponsors for Chinese Football

AdminAdmin 236 PointsU16 International
edited May 2011 in Asian Football Forum
China's top football league is beginning a new season without a main sponsor or a national TV deal.

Main sponsor tyre maker Pirelli has torn up its contract with the Chinese Super League, and football officials have failed to find a new one.

National broadcaster China Central Television is refusing to show the matches, and there are reports of poor ticket sales at some clubs.

The league has been hit by a series of scandals in recent years.

The problems do not stem from a lack of interest in football in China - there are tens of millions of potential fans.

The problem is the league itself, or more precisely, the people who run it.

Several senior officials from the Chinese Football Association have been arrested over match-fixing allegations.

Top referees were sacked for taking bribes and even players have been tainted by claims of corruption.

The national team has not helped either - years of poor results have seen China drop to 76 in the Fifa world rankings.

That has turned off fans, many of whom now prefer to watch top European football instead.

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  • jose12jose12 2 Points
    The state of affairs of football in China is almost similiar to Indian football but the only silver lining is, till date no Indian official has been caught in bribery or match-fixing. But we can surely say that the Indian football officials r the laziest in the world. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->
  • rudrarudra 2547 PointsU23 Olympian
    The state of affairs of football in China is almost similiar to Indian football but the only silver lining is, till date no Indian official has been caught in bribery or match-fixing. But we can surely say that the Indian football officials r the laziest in the world. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

    But atleast Chinese football is progressing....they have a smart plan - on FIFA match days, they keep two team - China A and B - so, they play parallely against two good international sides, thus giving exposure to more players...
    but yes the above news surprised me
  • jose12jose12 2 Points
    The state of affairs of football in China is almost similiar to Indian football but the only silver lining is, till date no Indian official has been caught in bribery or match-fixing. But we can surely say that the Indian football officials r the laziest in the world. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

    But atleast Chinese football is progressing....they have a smart plan - on FIFA match days, they keep two team - China A and B - so, they play parallely against two good international sides, thus giving exposure to more players...
    but yes the above news surprised me
    All ur good efforts becomes a big ZERO if your integrity is questioned (former commonwealth chairman, IPL commissioner) chinese football is presently moving in circles because of their selfish officials & Indian football is not moving at all because of our absentminded officials <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: -->
  • tejiteji 142 PointsU16 International
    good idea of having A and B team.. country the size of India needs the same plan
  • archakarchak 2063 PointsU23 Olympian
    "teji&quot wrote:
    good idea of having A and B team.. country the size of India needs the same plan
    aiff does not plan friendlies for A team. How can you think that the B team will see game time
    Carbon_14
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13599 PointsAmateur Footballer
    This thread... huh
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  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13599 PointsAmateur Footballer
    Guess this could be used for Chinese football...

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/mrdx/2017-01/04/c_135953111.htm

    Today the CFA announced throught Xinhua Agency that Chinese Professional Football League, formed as a limited company, will be established in March 2017, that means Chinese League will be the second Asian League which is fully seperated from Domestic FA, following the steps of the J-League.

    the Preparatory committee of the Chinese Professional Football League was established On June 1 2016, all of the three professional level leagues of China, the Chinese Super League, China Football League one and China Football League two will break away from the League structure of the CFA, The PFL will be a private company wholly owned by its Member Clubs who make up the League at any one time, Each club is a shareholder, with one vote each on issues such as rule changes and contracts. The newly formed PFL would have commercial independence from The CFA, giving the PFL licence to negotiate its own broadcast and sponsorship agreements.

    The CFA will nolonger holds any shares of the League, but as national governing body for football in China the CFA is responsible for sanctioning competition Rule Books,and regulating on-field matters. It also organises The CFA Cup competition, in which PFL Member Clubs compete.and the lower division leagues ranked after CL2, under specific agreement between CFA and PFL, The CFA will also has the ability to exercise a vote on certain specific issues, but has no role in the day-to-day running of the CSL, CL1 and CL2.

    the CSL and CL1 clubs will be found members of the PFL starts from 2017, with CL2 planing to join the system by 2019.

    The PFL preparatory committee will discuss and establish the regulations and the structures of the PFL, holds the elections of the PFL president in January and February.

    munna219777Carbon_14
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar P.O.K14794 PointsAmateur Footballer
    Hahaha look where they are now. signing Oscars to paying 2£ per sec to Carlos Tevez. while we are signing players from Nepali Armature league to Random Brazilians from Portuguese village Sunday team.
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  • ashindiaashindia 4145 PointsU23 Olympian
    Be patient bro ISL should take India to higher levels soon. :)
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  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13599 PointsAmateur Footballer
    Does the CSL have fireworks and the league chairperson being involved in award ceremonies? Ya, I thought so :p
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