Yang Yimin, the former deputy chief of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and the Chinese Football Administrative Centre, has admitted to the Intermediate People's Court of Dandong that he received payments from Gao Hongbo, Jia Xiuquan and Yin Tiesheng.
Gao, who was coach of the Chinese national team until August this year, is alleged to have given Yang 20,000 yuan (US$3,100) and a laptop computer worth US$1,000 in December 2003 for his help in naming Gao the head coach of Xiamen.
It was also claimed that Jia Xiuquan, former head coach of the Chinese youth team, had given a total of 218,750 yuan (US$34,500) to Yang.
Yang also stated that he had accepted 30,000 yuan ($US4,700) in 2001 from Changchun head coach Yin Tiesheng, who later had a short spell with the national team.
The latest news will come as a further blow to the reputation of football in China and is the latest in a series of crackdowns which began in 2009 when a high-profile committee was set up by 12 ministry-level bodies to clean up corruption.