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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sport in the People's Republic of China football wikipedia

{{Main|Football in China}}
[[Association football|Football]] is the most popular spectator sport in the country and has been one of the most well supported sports in China ever since it was introduced in the 1900s.{{Citation needed|date=September 2010}} There is also written evidence that a game similar to football was first played in China around 50 BC.[ Was this how soccer was introduced? The origins & history of the great game.] The current [[Football Association of the People's Republic of China|Chinese Football Association]] was founded in the People's Republic of China after 1949. Its headquarters is located in Beijing, and the current chairman is [[Nan Yong]]. From 1994 to 2004, CFA established first professional football league, which was "Jia A". The [[Chinese Super League]] is the premier football league in China, which was changed from "jia A" in 2004, as the top of a league hierarchy that extends to four leagues. Jia in Chinese also means "First" or "Best". Since its foundation the Super League has been relatively unstable, and has struggled to maintain popularity.[]

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