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Take a look at the countless stars who switched from high profile clubs in Europe to rich newcomers in China.
The Bosnian international Sejad Salihović changed during the summer break on a free transfer from TSG Hoffenheim to the second division team Beijing Renhe.
Gervinho, who exchanged from AS Rom to China, comes from Côte d'Ivoire and won the African Championship with them. After FC Arsenal and AS Rom he changed to Hebei China Fortune F.C. during the last winter break.
The columbian centrefield player Fredy Guarin played for Inter Mailand and FC Porto, which he won the Euroleague with.
Coaching legend Sven-Göran Eriksson achieved his biggest success in Italy. At the moment he is coach at Shanghai Dongya F.C. in the Chinese Super League.
He came back to the Bundesliga very quickly and admitted openly: "If you leave the Bundesliga to go to China, the main reason is the money." Today Szabolcs Huszti plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. In China he was active for Changchun Yatai.
Zvjezdan Misimovic is playing for the second division club Beijing Renhe. After he became german champion with VfL Wolfsburg, he came to the far east for the end of his career.
Winger Ezequiel Lavezzi changed from FC Paris Saint-Germain to Hebei China Fortune for 5,5 Mio. during the winter break. There he will be teammate of Gervinho, who changed from AS Rom to China.
With FC Chelsea Drogba won the Premier League four times and the Champions League once. After the win of the trophy cup in Munich the striker exchanged to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. After one season he moved on to Galatasaray Istanbul and then back to FC Chelsea.
The two time winner of the Champions League Nicolas Anelka changed from FC Chelsea to Shanghai Greenland Shenuhua in the Chinese Super League. He returned very quickly as well and ended up at Juventus Turin.
After a successful time at Borussia Dortmund, where he won the championship twice, Lucas Barrios changed for 8,5 Mio. to the Chinese Super League. With Guangzhou he won the AFC Champions-League.
Alex Teixeira exchanged for the sum of 50 Million Euros from Shakthar Donetsk to Jiangsu Suning.
The Brazilian international Paulinho changed for 14 Mio. from Tottenham Hotspur to Guangzhou Evergrande in China. Under coach Luiz Felipe Scolari he won the AFC Champions-League.
Striker Jackson Martinez changed from Atletico Madrid to Guangzhou Evergrande for 35 Mio. during the winter break. This was one of the biggest transfer fees ever paid in the Chinese Super League.
"Awesome!" this is how Mike Hanke described his time in China. The world championship participant of 2006 had his most successful time at Borussia Mönchengladbach alongside Marco Reus. Before the end of his career he played in the second division of China with GZ Renhe.
Renato Augusto, who played for Bayer Leverkusen, exchanged this summer to Beijing Guoan for 8 Mio.
The Brazilian coaching legend Luiz Felipe Scolari won with his club Guangzhou Evergrande the Chinese Championship as well as the AFC Champions-League.
Demba Ba made the promotion into the German Bundesliga with the club TSG Hoffenheim. After that he made a stop at multiple British clubs such as FC Chelsea and changed to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in the chinese Super League for 13 Mio. this summer.