Football in China

China is not particularly known for its football talent. However, in recent years Chinese football clubs have managed to attract a lot of foreign football talents. For example Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Fellaini and Pato.

By attracting foreign talent the Chinese aim to improve both their football structure and player development The Chinese’s ambition to develop their football is as big as their country!

In the Chinese Football Association Super League, the highest football division in China, 16 teams compete for the cup. For example Beijing Sinobo Guoan, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, Shanghai Shenhua and Henan Jianye.

Out of all Chinese clubs, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao definitely has the most impressive youth academy. Their facilities include no less than 50 football pitches and they’ve contracted numerous European youth coaches.

Create your own football tour to China

Although the Chinese are still improving their level of football, being active is definitely in their genes. Visit any city park during the weekend and you will see lots of people outside, playing sports.

The Chinese culture will surely interest your teammates, so be sure to combine your football activities with a visit to a temple, marketplace or to famous sights like the Chinese wall, the Forbidden City and the Shanghai Tower.

For your football tour to China, you can choose between the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Or even combine them in one trip! It’s interesting to interact with Chinese youth academies, because of their big ambitions and drive for development.

Friendly matches, training sessions and a tour of the academy grounds will give your players a Chinese football experience to remember!

Why book a football tour to China?

  • Let your players experience a different (football) culture
  • Possibilities to play friendlies against multiple high level teams from China
  • Visit the facilities of Guangzhou Evergrande, the biggest youth academy in the world

Tailor-made football tours

Whether you book a football tour, training camp, pre-season trip or a tournament trip: all our tours are tailor-made, to suit the needs of you and your youth players.

Choose your preferred services below and we will create your own itinerary. Would you like to maximize your players’ development potential? Why not make this a multi destination trip!


Beijing Sinobo Guoan

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC

Guangzhou R&F FC

Shanghai SIPG

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Example Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival at Beijing airport Transfer to hotel Evening walk
DAY 2 Visit Chinese youth academy Training session with academy coachesTeam meeting
DAY 3Training session Friendly match vs. academy team Video analysis
DAY 4Visit Chinese WallGuided Tour Forbidden City Team meeting
DAY 5Training session Friendly match vs. academy team Visit sports match
DAY 6Walk/jog session in city parkSightseeing in BeijingCoaching education evening
DAY 7Training session with academy coachesFree time in BeijingTeam meeting
DAY 8Transfer to Beijing airport Departure from Beijing airport Fly back home