Lions beat Gelingda in the 1st round of Chen Yi Cup 2019

GelingdaFor this 1st round of Chen Yi Cup 2019 versus Gelingda (阁凌达), we had with a good mix of young and experienced players. For the 1st time in Chen Yi cup history, the Shanghai Football Association (SFA) allowed 2 foreign teams participating in the cup with Shanghai Japan FC and ourselves. 10 minutes before the match, the organizer told us that our opponent was certainly the weakest among the 32 registered teams. Icing on the cake, they were only 9 players to start the game with few of their guys stucked into traffic…


[ Chen Yi Cup ] Shanghai Lions FC 15 – 0 Gelingda

Actually, the game got broadcasted live on the internet. You can watch the replay in full on Youtube or on the following link.

During the line-up, we had the “official” privilege listening to the Chinese national anthem. A not so common football experience here in China. Coming back to our opponent, we proved Gelingda bringing a small squad was a mistake by scoring 2 goals on our first 2 attacks. We kept playing well and got rewarded with more goals. For instance, our right back Fabi certainly scored the nicest goal with a long range shot over the keeper. Just before half-time, we got another surprise with the organizer asking us to slow down the scoring machine… Understanable with 10-0 at half-time.

In 2nd half, we got a little experimental in our line-up. 5 straight changes were made with Chris as offensive midfield. While his son was wathing him from the sideline, he got the “father praising privilege” scoring a nice goal. Well done, Chris ! In the end, the score ended-up at 15-0. We shook hands and took a nice team picture together. Both teams will remember this match for different reasons 😉


We will play play the 2nd round on Sunday 26th of May 2019 at 09:00 am at T98 Lvzhou Soccer Base. Let’s keep our focus as the next team would probably be better than Gelingda.



Tongji University win “2012 Chen Yi Cup (陈毅杯)” organized by the Shanghai Football Association

Late August 2012, Chen Yi Cup (陈毅杯) organized by the Shanghai Football Association (上海市足球协会) saw Tongji University team win in final for the 2nd time in a row.

Chen Yi cup was born in the eighties but had been suspended for 19 years until 2011 and is now in recovery. Last year, party secretary of Shanghai Sports Bureau, Li Yuyi , called the Shanghai community and the general public to support and participate in the Cup to build a sporting and cultural life in Shanghai.

The tournament format last three months and is played in various pitches in Shanghai: Shanghai Stadium outfield, Century Park Stadium Jing’an, Zhabei training ground, Xuhui training field, Yuanshen Stadium, Luwan Stadium, Jinshan, Songjiang University City Stadium.

Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to find much online resources for 2012 edition except this video on Youku with Stephen Phillips (Azzurri FC) delivering one assist and scoring once.

Also, some pictures and team information for 2011 edition on those links (English/Chinese)

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