Two ex-chiefs of Chinese Football Association (CFA) Nan Yong and his predecessor Xie Yalong have been sentenced to jail for 10 years and six months for taking bribes and four national team players were given shorter prison terms as part of a major crackdown on corruption in the sport.
Former national team manager Wei Shaohui also received 10 1/2 years for taking bribes and former technical department director Li Dongsheng received nine years for bribery and embezzlement.
Nan took bribes worth 1.48 million yuan ($235,000) while Xie accepted 1.7 million yuan.
Xie Yalong and Nan Yong have also been fined and ordered to pay 200,000 yuan ($31,700) by the court in the north eastern cities of Tieling and Dandong.
Four former national team players who were also sentenced by a separate court to jail terms of up to six years for taking bribe, were involved in fixing the result of a professional league game and have been fined 500,000 yuan ($79,000).
Shen Si was fined for 500,000 yuan and sentenced to six years in jail, while Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming each received five-and-half year sentences and fines of 500,000 yuan.
Two local association and team officials were also given suspended two-year sentences for paying bribes.
The Chinese government has vowed to clean up corruption in the sport, which has been dogged by match-fixing scandals for years, along with violence on and off the pitch.