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Post  IlonaSong on Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:11 am

The current state of football in China is already something of an embarrassment, but perhaps even more disgraceful than the gameplay itself are the layers upon layers of internal corruption. People from practically every level have been implicated in some sort of scandal, from the highest-level directors of the Chinese General Sports Administration Football Management Centre to the referees on the field, from the head coach of the national team to the players themselves. It's a complex web of dubious connections, a tangled mess of individuals temporarily collaborating for personal gain.

In the world of Chinese football, national level administrators often intervene in team decisions, including helping the coaches choose line-ups, or even directly forcing them to use certain players over others. Compared to rigged matches, illegal betting, or dirty referees that anyone can spot, most fans would agree that high-level officials in national sports administration leadership manipulating entire competitions from behind a curtain of corruption is somewhat more threatening to the game itself. With enough money, anything is possible. 200,000 Yuan buys a win or loss. 50-60,000 Yuan buys a spot on the national team. A starting member of the former national team was once caught accepting a 2 million Yuan bribe to throw a match. But antics like these are just the tip of the iceberg. With corruption of this magnitude, suddenly it's not so hard to understand why a country of 1.5 billion people can't seem to scrape together 11 decent football players.

Since Football Management Centre director Nan Yong's arrest under charges of rigging and gambling on matches in March of 2010, the Chinese football world has enjoyed more than two full years of scandal and investigations. On June 13th, a new pronouncement has implicated a number of officials, referees and players from several organisations and football clubs in a wide range of offences, including gambling, match fixing and other illegal activity.

Below is an overview of the major players implicated in the cases, along with description of the charges and the results:

NB RMB is the official abbreviation for Renminbi which is the official name of the Chinese currency however it is more commonly referred to as Yuan and sometimes Kuai. The exchange rate is approx 10RMB to £1 and 6RMB to $1 (approximately).


Person & Position Details Crime Sentence
Xie Yalong
(Director of the National Football Management Centre)
Abused official privileges to manipulate the
system for others in exchange for gifts. From 1998 to June of 2008,
accepted a total of 1,363,800 RMB in gifts
Bribery 10 years and 6 months imprisonment, confiscation of 200,000 RMB in property and 710,000 RMB in illegal assets
Nan Yong
(Director of the Football Management Centre)
As deputy director, then director of the
Football Management Centre, and as vice director of the Chinese Football
Association, accepted special requests related to football affairs.
From 1998 to 2009, accepted a total of 1,196,554 RMB in funds, watches,
necklaces and other gifts in return for favours for players and coaches
from several clubs.
Bribery 10 years and 6 months imprisonment, 200,000 RMB in fines
Person & Position Details Crime Sentence
Yu Shaohui
(
Deputy director of the Football Management Centre's Department
of Development, captain of the original Chinese national men's soccer
team)
Abused status as deputy director of the
Football Management Centre's Department of Development, lead coordinator
and supervisor of competitions, and captain of the original Chinese
national men's soccer team to organise and influence commercial, club,
and league matches on behalf of numerous national officials; abused
authority as Beijing Sport University official to influence results of
athletics examinations. From 1995 to 2000, illegally accepted and
demanded a total of 1,236,554 RMB in funds.
Bribery 10 years and 6 months imprisonment, confiscation of 200,000 RMB in property and 1,236,554 RMB in illegal funds.
Person & Position Details Crime Sentence
Li Dongsheng
(Former director of the Football Management Center's Technical Department)
From March of 2003 to 2010, multiple
offenses of bribery on behalf of several departments and persons,
totalling more than 790,000 RMB. From February of 2005 to March of 2008,
illegally manipulated 46,300 RMB of public funds through six repeated
incidents of falsified receipts
Bribery, corruption 7 years imprisonment and confiscation of
100,000 RMB in property for bribery, 5 years imprisonment (final total
decided sentence 9 years imprisonment) and confiscation of 100,000 RMB
in property for corruption
Shen Si
(Head coach of the Shanghai Zhongbang team)
On November 30th, 2003, before the league
match against Tianjin TEDA, accepted 2,000,000 RMB of the 8,000,000 RMB
in bribes offered to four individuals by Wang Yong (tried in a separate
case)
Bribery (non-government official) 6 years imprisonment, confiscation of 500,000 RMB in property
Qi Hong, Li Ming, Jiang Jin
(Former national team players)
On November 30th, 2003, before the league
match against Tianjin TEDA, accepted 2,000,000 RMB each out of the
8,000,000 RMB in bribes offered to four individuals by Wang Yong (tried
in a separate case)
Bribery (non-government official) 5 years and 6 months imprisonment, confiscation of 500,000 RMB in property
Person & Position Details Crime Sentence
Shao Wenzhong
(Former CEO of Chinese Football Association affiliate company Futebao)
From 1998 to 2003, abused status as CEO and
legal representative of the China Futebao development company and the
Beijing Futebao advertising company to misappropriate 4,200,000 RMB and
embezzle an additional 4,000,000 RMB of public funds.
Corruption, embezzlement of public funds 12 years and confiscation of 500,000 RMB in
property for corruption, 6 years imprisonment for embezzlement for a
total of 18 years (final decided sentence 15 years) plus an additional
500,000 RMB for embezzlement.
Huang Junjie
(Former referee)
From 2005 to 2009, abused authority as
official referee to accept illegal bribes on more than 20 occasions from
multiple clubs and individuals totalling 1,480,000 RMB and 100,000 HKD.
Bribery (non-government official) 7 years imprisonment, confiscation of 200,000 RMB in property
Lu Jun
(Asian Football Confederation Referee Committee member (one of 6 major members))
From 1999 to 2003, abused authority as
official referee to accept illegal bribes on 7 occasions from multiple
clubs and individuals totalling 810,000 RMB.
Bribery (non-government official) 5 years and 6 months imprisonment, confiscation of 100,000 RMB in property
Person & Position Details Crime Sentence
Zhou Weixin
(Former Chinese Super League main referee)
From 2001 to 2005 accepted bribes on 8
occasions totalling 490,000 RMB. In 2009, offered 8 separate bribes to
four individuals including Huang Junjie totalling 350,000 RMB and
100,000 HKD 2001.
Bribery (non-government official) and offering bribes (to non-government officials) 3 years and 6 months imprisonment
Wan Daxue
(Chinese International level referee)
From 2003 to 2009 accepted bribes on 11 occasions totalling 940,000 RMB. Bribery (non-government official) 6 years imprisonment, confiscation of 150,000 RMB
Lü Feng
(General Manager of Chinese Super League Limited)
In 2001, gave 50,000 RMB in bribe money to Nan Yong. From 2007 to 2009, accepted 1,400,000 RMB in bribes. Bribery (non-government official) 6 years and 6 months imprisonment, confiscation of 150,000 RMB
Yang Yimin
(Former deputy Director of the Football Management Centre)
From 1997 to 2009, abused authority to
accept illegal bribes from multiple clubs and individuals totalling more
than 1,254,000 RMB.
Bribery 10 years and 6 months imprisonment, fined 200,000 RMB
Person & Position Details Crime Sentence
Zhang Jianqiang
(Deputy director of the Football Management Centre's Integrated Department)
From 1997 to 2009, abused authority to
accept illegal bribes from multiple clubs and individuals totalling more
than 2,730,000 RMB.
Bribery 12 years imprisonment, fined 250,000 RMB


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Post  Hugh Jardon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:18 pm

...On reading the headline...I thought that it was because the teams have more than 2 wings...
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Post  IlonaSong on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:26 pm

@Hugh Jardon wrote:...On reading the headline...I thought that it was because the teams have more than 2 wings...

There are rumours going round China that the reason there is so much attention on cleaning up Chinese football and attracting international stars to the game (Didier Drogba) is that they are preparing a bid for a future World Cup. :shock:
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