|（School of Physical Education，South China University of Technology，Guangzhou 510641，China）
Abstract: The gaming between China Football Association and football clubs in China has occurred for a long time, containing profound interest need, institutional background and political culture. We must actively explore a way of management to realize the sustainable development of football in China. The main causes for the gaming between the China Football Association and football clubs in China include the followings: interest unbalance: the conflict between China Football Association’s thirst for achievements and football clubs’ need for capital; institutional de-fect: the disharmony between China Football Association’s high degree centralization of power and football clubs’ right shrinkage; responsibility dodging: the bad result of the inadequate supervision of China Football Association and the interest short sight of football clubs in China. Facing the gaming between China Football Association and football clubs in China, China Football Association must friendly cooperate with football clubs in China, and seek for a new way to balance the will of football fans in China and the interests; China Football Association should, by means of cooperative management, establish a new mode of management for football in China, and realize the har-monious development of China Football Association and football clubs in China.
Key words: football；China Football Association；football clubs