What On Earth Is Going On In The Chinese Super League?

HITC Sevens

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    A few days ago, Jiangsu Suning announced that they were ceasing all operations of both their men's and women's football teams.
    Jiangsu are the reigning Chinese Super League champions, and their demise has sparked questions as to whether China's remarkably lucrative state-sponsored soccer league could be a bubble that's about to burst.
    So in this brief documentary, HITC Sevens takes a look at the relationship between China's president Xi Jinping, the country's footballing finances that extend to Serie A and the Premier League, their bold plans, and whether it is all about to come crashing down in the CSL.

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    1. WSRLD

      I despise the CSL

    2. CERN

      i just clicked on this vid to ask the ultimate question... WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT CHINESE LEAGUE?

    3. Japarican

      Chinese teams should propose some spots in the European super league

    4. stephen smart

      I heard all this stuff about China scaling back on football about 5 years ago ....it never happened! 😕

    5. Alfred Bottombattaock

      it’s 2050 china won the world cup they beat America and everything is a little bit darker since you have to have a passport to play recreational ball kick god i miss the old days !!!

      1. Henry Pruski

        @Mineiro Did you happen to finish the video? you have missed the point

      2. Mineiro

        @Henry Pruski china Will be one of the greatest football teams ever,they just like tennis and football,and the president is support the kids to be Football players

      3. Henry Pruski

        @Mineiro and so is China. Your point?

      4. Mineiro

        Usa is a shit in football my man

    6. bruh bruh

      jesus christ, the way you speak is so disorienting and stupid, please take elocution lessons

    7. jeankof morales

      China has been heavily investing in esports, specifically league of legends. Their efforts there have payed off, I imagine while this isn’t the biggest factor, it is where some china’s investment has gone instead of football now as they’ve had two world champions in 3 years. The process to improve the Chinese league of legends scene started in a similar matter as they did in football with the “great Korean exodus” where they bought dozens of top Koreans players contracts and offered high salaries to come over

    8. Matt Hargest

      MLS and their strategies, although many don't agree with them, are proving to be far better for the log run when comparing to other newer leagues like the CSL.

    9. Broderick Gunther

      As with football, so it is with 100metres spring. 24-year-old Chinese sprinter has become China's fastest man, as he dashed to a 9.97-second winning mark in the men's 100-meter event

    10. Broderick Gunther

      300, 000, 000 young boys playing football. All you need is a 22 man squad - yeah I think they can do it. They are doing a similar thing with the Olympic 100metre sprint. 24-year-old Chinese sprinter Xie Zhenye has become China's fastest man, as he dashed to a 9.97-second winning mark in the men's 100-meter event

    11. No Name

      10:18 That's a Gaelic football Xi is kicking, a completely different sport to the one being talked about in the video. But there aren't any pictures of him playing soccer, so it's usage is understandable.

    12. KLD ALM

      1.5 Billion human being in China, and they can't form a good team of 11 players .. same goes to India .. what a shame.

    13. Not MainManMané hth

      we'll all be suggested this video in 2050, see u then if China be world champions

    14. Ní Síocháin Gan Saoirse

      Sorry, what??? China have dominated Olympic football??? Since when??? Come on Alfie, sort it out.

    15. Ní Síocháin Gan Saoirse

      How the hell does a communism nation employ footballers on vastly inflated wages??? Capitalism and communism don't play nicely together...

    16. James Mako

      These HITC SEVENS productions are pretty entertaining but the narrator needs to not let his voice trail off to near inaudible at the end of his sentences. It's particularly hard for American ears.

    17. Side Effects

      Check whats happening in the world. China supports alot of weird stuff and now its slowly degrading. They are failing in USA too with Biden (P)residency. Its all falling down

    18. Alfredo Ricciardo

      Find it amusing that China are significantly inferior to Australia at an international level, bearing in mind that soccer is a minor professional sport in Australia where it is domestically dominated by Australian Rules Football and Rugby League. How can a country with a small 25 million population, that really doesn’t give a rat’s arse about soccer, dominate China on the biggest stages? Actually all of Asia must be rubbish at soccer if Australia can win the Asia Cup (2015) and routinely qualify for the World Cup Finals from its tiny base.

    19. David Alexander

      Man, I live in Jiangsu, used to leave down the street from the stadium. I was so happy when we won the title, but now, no team, bummer

    20. Mörður

      That moment when Iceland has scored more goals in the World Cup than China

    21. Bob Boberson

      Of course China thinks their Super League is an "emerging power" in football. That's what China does.

    22. Fabio Artos Cassone

      Like USA's soccer NASL in 80s

    23. R.Mageddon

      Just like everything in China... Big claims and poor quality.

    24. Calvin

      Please stop mumbling the last word of the sentence. You do that in almost every sentence in the whole video.

    25. Calvin

      0:24 Inter Mala

    26. Paul Leach

      You need to turn the amount of adverts down. 9 adverts in 18 mins..... that's the most I've seen in a video before

    27. Eric Johnson

      America has it's faults but so many countries don't have access to drugs or weed. Glad I wasn't born in China. All those cameras around....you'd be murdered by the Government just for some bud! Ridiculouslessly stupid.

    28. Vu Nguyen

      The Chinese Super League is the NASL of the 70's.

    29. Marc S.

      They should learn from the USA. Americans create their own sports that nobody else plays (besides basketball) and then call themselves world champions.

    30. Trucker

      WhT you mean that league that paid the highest wages on earth despite having no one in the least bit interested in it has gone bust?

      1. partlycurrent

        I'm shocked!


      I took no interest in soccer at all. but YT was thinking I love football / soccer. I don't know why.

    32. Rue Smale

      Watching this from Beijing, vpn. Honestly it’s the big European clubs that Chinese kids follow.

    33. AngKionG

      Chinese should do away with football.

    34. JS2000

      I've said it many times that English football fans need to be seriously careful what they wish for when these Chinese and Middle East Billionaires come trying to buy the football club.

    35. AORourke

      10.47 that’s a Gaelic ball not a (English) football. Doesn’t matter I know, just saying

    36. Andy F

      Chinese culture just does not like football enough for it to be a passion or higher importance in Chinese society. Hence why the underperformence. It has got nothing to do with population but culture. Most Chinese parents will encourage their children to study hard rather then getting them to pursue a career in football. Football is just not in high regard within the Chinese culture and mindset.

    37. Panos OT

      Oh My Goal's next video: What the hell happened to Alfie from HITC Sevens?!

    38. just me

      This is a rally interesting story. Many countries have a strong popular interest but can't seem to get their act together. China, Indonesia and India are three massive countries with very poor national football teams.

    39. Scottie B

      F**k China and their tyrannical government. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of murderers. There are so many here in the States that defend them constantly, especially our "new" administration. Any informed thinker sees through the Beijing smog. Well, at least we don't have suicide nets on our buildings ... yet.

    40. KEVIN

      Chinese Super League lower than championship (English 2 div) Chinese Second Messi or Ronaldo= all bulsht China with football: 90% of the country is thinking China is better than India Well.. that 3 is True..

    41. Marlon Basti Sebastian

      Last video

    42. Jos VES

      The Winnie the Pooh president! I wonder what Ior is doing nowadays

    43. Antonius Tyaswidyono

      Oh god, seeing the evil Winnie The Pooh is nauseating. Also, I am disappointed PP TV broadcasts just football match instead of... y'know... PP

    44. Jon Paul

      Basically got no passion in football, they got passion in betting on football😂😂😂

    45. jonny begood

      china is being put under sanctions in the near future theres a reason for that in 2013 they abolished 1 child policy. this is ur time. as sanctions sink in folks must boycott china also forcing the modernization of china not hardware software rather. boycott china

    46. Yuwen T

      If there is one thing you make fun of in China and the whole nation will follow, is Chinese soccer.

    47. Alejandro Esquivel

      muy bueno..Carlos Estévez bajo su rendimiento en chinas!!!

    48. Shane Kelley

      I never think of China as anything positive, Greed, Corruption, Murder, Diseases and oh that old favorite Communism.

    49. Dialectics Junkie

      As a Chinese football fan... this is just the same old 😂 we're so unfazed by it. It's the reason why many of us prefer to support foreign club teams than pay much attention to the CSL, because it's such a joke

    50. El mesías del gol

      A club from my country made an agreement with the Chinese government to remodel its stadium, the Chinese would put 80 million dollars for that. One of the things that stadium would have would be a government office. What I think is that they want to take youth players to China, continue training them there and that they play there to keep the league alive.

    51. Marty G

      @10:18 you used a picture of Irish ☘️ Gaelic Football not soft English football 🙃

    52. Holt Mody

      You know a video will be good when it has Paulinho on the thumbnail. I think it would be better if Hulk was there, but he’s at Atletico Mineiro now(I think)

    53. Only Facts

      TALKING ABOUT kidnaps the daugther of HUWAEI CEO is still arrested....

    54. ginger

      Plastic league melts ...

    55. Danknight _

      Oh My Goal in a few weeks: “What the hell happened to Alfie from HITC Sevens!?”

    56. Jacob Meza

      Bruh this is probably bad, but I'd be coo with having Xi Xi Ping as my president if we could have the same plan issued

    57. Standin Valentine

      everyone in china team had corona virus and close the the club

    58. TheShareeve7

      China league is like that one MMORPG dude, crazy stats crazy armor crazy items pay to win but noob as hell to the point it just garbage.

    59. Sebastian

      xi jinping is not a dictator

    60. Eric Rerrud11

      Wow so China invented football, interesting

      1. Davis M

        @partlycurrent You agree. That's good.

      2. partlycurrent

        @Davis M sure thing buddy

      3. Davis M

        @partlycurrent No it's not, it's a dumbed-down version of it. No one thinks of anything other than 11 vs 11 and 90 minute games with offside rule, yellow/red cards & throw ins/corners when they think of football. There's a reason why when you played with your friends as a kid in the school yard it finished 32 - 17. Because there was no offside rule. There's a lot more to football than simply trying to kick a ball in a net. And there's a reason why no one gives a shit about 5-a-side.

      4. partlycurrent

        @Davis M "Football is defined as 11 players on each side, 90 minute games/45 minute halves, offside rule, yellow/red cards, throw ins/corner kicks etc etc" not really mate. If you play 2v2 on one goal without halftimes and cards it's still football.

      5. Davis M

        @Eric Rerrud11 It's not a matter of opinion. The English were playing a type of football game throughout the middle ages, long before they had any contact with China. The game of football started to take shape in the 16th century, in Cambridge. Over time, rules were added, until they were codified in 1863: 'Cambridge Rules' - look it up. It's entirely possible that different cultures around the world had their own ballgame traditions, which is absolutely the case. But just because China MAY have had a kickball game before anyone else (there's no evidence which proves this), that doesn't mean the heritage of the game we know today called football lies in China. And you still haven't provided any evidence the creation of the English game of football was influenced by the Chinese game, which, by the time the English had contact with China, was virtually extinct.

    61. Colum Counihan

      At 10:17 Xi is pictured kicking a Gaelic football in Ireland and not a soccer ball. Boy I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.

    62. Rusty Wooden spoon

      Well it’s China the govt sucks leave it to communism to suck

    63. s c

      *What a derogatory video and narration! This video deserves to go into the garbage heap!*

    64. ficke deine

      Pointless league


      Basketball, Table Tennis and even badminton are more popular in China than football (soccer). Is it true?

    66. SergioSkywalker _

      I remembered the CSL fans said that the Their league is better than the MLS. MLS is producing top talent, while CSL was buying has-beens.

    67. Macho Fantastico

      The Chinese Super League is nothing but a retirement home for professional players. Not surprised things are changing over there. I do think it could be worrying for Chinese owned football teams like Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    68. Federico di Giulio

      Also relevant to mention that inter players have not had their wages paid for several months now. Other teams were relegated to the lowest levels for much less financial struggle

    69. mkdalwai


    70. Tim Liu

      Football is the best reflection of a country and its culture. All the shocking things have happened with Chinese football over the years are the exact mirror of what the country is like. It's not shocking at all.

    71. Ploke Newo78

      Meanwhile in America the game is getting more and more popular by the year. Some clubs already have fan bases the size of some Euro premier leagues.

      1. jimkhana007

        Cool story bro...

    72. sld1776

      The Chairman lost interest in his Football project. That's it.

    73. Daniel Ese

      I will watch this space alright, just to see if you're still uploading .

    74. Dane

      good to see that a lot of foreigners talking about Chinese football~though it is shit~ahh~

    75. Luis Prado

      No Shaolin soccer jokes? This seems like the perfect time!

    76. Walter Aragonese

      This video sucks!!! It is not specify anything but revealing some kind of bitterness towards China at different points. Jesus Christ!!! This is probably his worst video. All the others have a broader scope and are left to the viewers to conclude whatever which way they want, this is a joke 😅😅

    77. xkumanekox

      So they wanted a Chinese national team that can qualify for every WC, but instead of investing in the local youth academies, they spent billions buying washed up players from Europe and South America. That is plainly stupid and obviously counter-productive to their original goal. It's not politics that is killing this sport; it's money (and corruption of course).

    78. Peter Helmore

      who knows hitc sevens may be bombed by the c-i-n-s-

    79. MrPmc1983 McMental

      Why would anyone want to go to China ? Obviously people chase money but imagine living in a place where literally within a mile there are concentration camps, organ harvesting..... no human rights and absolutely horrendous animals cruelty like boiling, skinning and beating dogs cats that are alive to death because their stupid traditions think it makes them taste better 🤮🤮🤮🤮 what a disgusting place to live !

    80. Carlvl

      the Aztecs and the people before them played Football over 10,000 years ago.

    81. Generic Guy

      Ccp bots are out in full force in the comment section

    82. Batyngshain Majaw

      When professional players wants to go and take an expensive shit...china is their destination.

    83. Fredy Mendez

      Always know this !! Brazilian players flop at 29 and once you got them in the Chinese league you just accelerated that decline. At my if you disagree or get triggered by my statement. Yes it’s true all players decline getting older but Brazilian players notoriously decline fast as their greatest players all declined real fast!!!

    84. jamlove2020

      10:45 The honey bear is playing Gaelic football.

    85. - uju -

      When your citizens can’t afford to attend a football match or do not have the time because of their ridiculous working schedules what do you expect. Improve the lives of your citizens and then maybe frivolous ventures such as this might stand a chance

    86. Bernhard Sonn

      5:57 haha and one of the worst as well hahahs so sad at this size xD shit as fuck

    87. Bernhard Sonn

      3:52😂😂 good one

    88. Bernhard Sonn


    89. Oof

      It stills baffles me that 4 of the most populated nations have shit football management. USA is filled with sooo many talents but the country literally doesn't care about the sport even tho that sport could literally generate more income than Rugby or Basketball could ever imagine. India and China, both have billion of people, yet not even 11 of at least decent players. Indonesia, the country loves football so much, but not in a right way, they simply love football, without actually knowing football.

    90. keiming227

      Suning boss also owns Inter Milan, god helps Inter

    91. Ayush Apoorva

      Wow you really went for it, it was good till it lasted 👍 wish you luck!

    92. Mark Webster

      China or Britain didn’t invent football England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 did us English have the best league and football in the world no one will ever came close Spanish can keep trying mind 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


        Best league still no match for Bayarn munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, serie Clubs.....most expensive league with most average overrated national team....can't defeat a 0.3 M country Iceland, 4 M Croatia

    93. HARRIS LAM

      Keep doing this solid research. You're not going to be silenced by Winnie the Pooh anyway. If he does tho, you're going to have an even better video update! Cheers mate!

    94. Furtive Pygmy

      Hehehe... all you fucks that doubted the MLS.

    95. Villains Never die

      Chinese league exist South american players: And i took that personally

    96. Theo.JT98

      This was a surprisingly deep video , love to see it

    97. sars cov

      And they wanted to remove salary caps from the MLS too soon.

      1. sars cov

        ​@Francis Nwadike what's happening in China happened to the NASL, of New York Cosmos, because there were no salary caps. They got to increase the salary cap slowly as the sport gets more popular in America.

      2. Francis Nwadike

        It will be good for them

    98. Raw JN

      china lied about everything

    99. Pål Andreas

      imagine if a chinese football player is better than messi and ronaldo