China, Aspiration to Become a Football Superpower: What We Need to Know?


  • Jean Humbert School of Economics and Management, Yangtze University
  • Junying Wei School of Economics and Management, Yangtze University
  • Cristian Camilo Burgos Villa School of Economics and Management, Yangtze University
  • Gama Rivas Daru School of Economics and Management, Yangtze University



The purpose of this paper is to find out the Chinese aspiration towards the football business, its risks, and challenges. Specifically, we examined the national and international Chinese investments in football.  Our findings revealed that there is a tendency for China to offer a large sum of money to the foreign players to attract them but also to invest in infrastructure across the country in order to increase the population's interest in this sport. Imperative to know that, the state's asserted desire to become a great football nation, public and private companies must follow people’s hope. It has been found that big football fans are involved in the development of football in China. The goal is to find the future Mbappé or Ronaldo who will allow China to shine as a football superpower.


China, football, investments


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J. Humbert, J. Wei, C. C. Burgos Villa, and G. R. Daru, “China, Aspiration to Become a Football Superpower: What We Need to Know?”, Extsv. Rev., vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 3–10, Mar. 2022.