When attending the opening ceremony of his soccer school in Campinas of Sao Paulo state, Ronaldo showed his optimism towards Chinese soccer market, and hoped his understanding of soccer could help China improve its soccer level.

"Besides business factor, the major reason for me to open soccer school in China is because there are lots of soccer fans and players in the country, and Chinese government and civil organization also focus on soccer development. I hope my method of soccer training could help develop Chinese soccer," Ronaldo told.

"I think Chinese soccer has the mass base and determination, but it may still lack the proper concept and training method," Ronaldo added.

According to statistics released by Germany's Transfer Market, the Chinese Super League (CSL) spent a record 108 million euros to buy players and coaches on the 2014-15 transfer market.

The Chinese league, which has been professional for only 20 years, stands second to only the English Premier League in terms of the money spent on transfers, topping most ofthe top-flight leagues around the world.

Last week, CSL sold its broadcasting rights for 8 billion yuan for the five years in 2016-20.The Chinese government announced an ambitious soccer reform plan earlier this year, which includes the women's team's return to the world top class as a mid-term goal and the men's side joining the world leading powers in the long run. Bidding to host theWorld Cup is also listed as a long-term goal.

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