Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Drogba joins Anelka in Shanghai
AFP, June 20th, 2012 5:42PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  china

MOST COMMENTED

Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba has signed a two and a half year deal with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, where he will again be paired with former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka and, according to reports, be paid 200,000 pounds ($314,000) per week.

Shanghai Shenhua posted a picture of Drogba, 34, wearing the team's blue shirt -- similar to Chelsea's -- and confirmed the deal in a brief statement. Alongside Anelka, who joined Shenhua in January, Drogba adds prestige to the Chinese league, which has shrugged off years of corruption scandals with a spending spree on coaches and players.

Reigning champion Guangzhou Evergrande is spearheaded by imported South American talent, and they pulled off a coup by snaring the services of World Cup-winning Italian coach Marcello Lippi in May. Shenhua, bankrolled by video-game tycoon Zhu Jun, is in 12th place in the 16-team league and has won just three of 13 matches.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
Messi Surpasses 400 for Club and Country     
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi surpassed 400 goals for Barcelona and Argentina on Sunday, netting ...
Jimenez Notches First Goal for Atleti    
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Spanish champ Atletico Madrid in Saturday's 4-0 romp against ...
Rooney Apologizes for Sending-Off     
Wayne Rooney on Monday apologized to his Manchester United teammates for the red card he received ...
Jurgen Klopp: 'We Will Be Back'    
Borussia Dortmund fell to 12th-place in the Bundesliga table after losing the first Rivier-derby of the ...
Alonso Hailed for Cologne Master-class    
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso on Saturday set a new Bundesliga record after taking an astonishing ...
PSG Hopes to Improve Against Barca "Masters"    
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Monday said his team must get through its bad spell ...
Gunners' Injury Crisis Worsens Ahead of Blues Clash     
Arsenal is once again facing an injury crisis ahead of an important run of games as ...
Eddy returns for third time from ACL injury    
Georgia midfielder Laura Eddy has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee three times ...
Parents buy in to 'Silent Soccer'     
Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a "silent soccer weekend" in ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives