CSL team superstitiously paints entire stadium gold, climbs to third in league

Chinese Super League football club Guangzhou R&F repainted its entire stadium gold in a superstitious act to encourage lady luck to favour them.

Guangzhou is this week coming off the back of its fifth home win in a row, following its pre-gold run of only winning one home game in four months.

The 20,000-capacity Yuexiushan Stadium in southern China was coated gold in mid-July.

Following the dismal run, the club decided to redecorate believing that gold made for better feng shui than its kit colour of blue. The feng shui philosophy is influential in many parts of Asia, where people carefully position items in offices and homes to maximise luck and wealth.

This week, the club beat Jiangsu Suning 4-2 at home to climb to third in the CSL, bumping its home run up to four on the trot. They also beat city rivals Guangzhou Evergrande in a home cup game.

Coach Dragan Stojkovic said: “After we changed the colour of our home stadium we got five wins and a high goal-scoring rate as well.

“I think this is what the fans want to see – beautiful offensive football. The gold colour of our home stadium is pretty nice, no need to change it now.”

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