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  • Li Wengang is known as Rossi the fans emperor in China
  • He organised China’s first fans club
  • He followed nearly every home match of the national team since 1986

Rossi is not a Chinese name. It is, though, one that’s very popular among Chinese football fans. If you bump into a Chinese supporter and ask him about Rossi, the answer will probably be:”Rossi? I know him, he is the fans’ emperor.”

All that began in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain™, when Paolo Rossi scored six times to finish as the tournament top-scorer and to help Italy to their third world title. Overnight, the name…



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