Articles by Ola Bjerkevoll

Zhang Linpeng

Zhang Linpeng Team: Guangzhou Evergrande Age: 27 Position: Right/Centre Back Nationality: China Former team: Shanghai Dongya (now SIPG) He’s heavily tattooed, he’s been described by…


Ezequiel Lavezzi

Team: Hebei China Fortune Age: 31 Position: Winger Nationality: Argentina Former team: PSG Lavezzi started his career at Estudiantes de Buenos Aires (no, not the…


Burak Yilmaz

Burak Yilmaz Team: Beijing Guoan Age: 31 Position: Striker Nationality: Turkey Former team: Galatasaray Burak Yilmaz is one of a select group to have played…


Alex Teixeira

Team: Jiangsu Suning Age: 27 Position: Attacking Midfielder Nationality: Brazil Former team: Shakhtar Donetsk Alex Teixeira went from being a star in Ukraine to being…


Axel Witsel

Team: Tianjin Quanjian Age: 28 Position: Central Midfielder Nationality: Belgium Former team: Zenit Axel Lauren Angel Lambert Witsel, as is his full name, is new…


Zheng Zhi

Team: Guangzhou Evergrande Age: 36 Position: Centre/Defensive Midfielder Nationality: China Former team: Celtic As one of the few Chinese players to play in Europe with…


Wu Lei

Team: Shanghai SIPG Age: 25 Position: Winger Nationality: China Former team: – With the recent flood of big foreign superstars coming to the Chinese Super…


Carlos Tevez

Team: Shanghai Shenhua Age: 33 Position: Striker Nationality: Argentina Former team: Boca Juniors The highest paid player in the world should be well known to…


John Obi Mikel

Team: Tianjin TEDA Age: 26 Position: Central midfielder Nationality: Nigeria Former team: Chelsea Known for his loyalty to Chelsea, having played there for 10 years, it was a somewhat…


Zhang Xizhe

Team: Beijing Sinobo Guoan Age: 26 Position: Attacking midfielder/winger Nationality: China Former team: Wolfsburg Zhang Xizhe (or Xizhe Zhang as it would be written had…