John Duerden has covered Asian sport for over 20 years for The Guardian, Associated Press, ESPN, BBC, New York Times, as well as various Asian media. He is also the author of four books, including Rovers Revolution: Blackburn's Rise from Nowhere to Premier League Champions (opens in new tab) and Lions and Tigers: The Story of Football in Singapore and Malaysia (opens in new tab).
Unless they strut their stuff in a top European league, many of the best Asian players go under the radar
Arsene Wenger Before Arsenal and the Premier League, there was Nagoya and the J.League. John Duerden remembers Wenger's halcyon days
Chinese Super League While the trickle of big-name players heading to Chinese Super League pitches has turning into a flood, there is just as big a pool for the competition's touchline-dwellers
Chinese Super League John Obi Mikel, Carlos Tevez and Oscar are the latest household names to flock to the Far East for lorryloads of cash – but there's more to the country's development than splurging sizeable sums on established stars
Chinese Super League The Chinese Super League (CSL) garnered worldwide headlines for some astronomical transfer fees handed out earlier this year. With many players now finishing up their campaigns, we rank the performances of 10 of them in relation to their price tags…
Japan Women Japan’s captain Aya Miyama – a member of the World Cup-winning side of 2011 – explains what you need in your locker to become a world champion...
FFTASIA50 With Asian players starting to build global reputations back home, John Duerden wonders if playing in Europe is still the true test of a footballer's mettle...
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