1996: Brian Mcloskey creates the Lions
1996-2003: The SIFL years in Tianma
2003-2010: The SPL years in Jinqiao
20??: Freek Boelen takes over the Lions
2010-2011: Lions merge with "Les Bleus"
2012-2016: Lions Champion in both SIFL & SPL
2013: The Legends are born
2014: Junior Teams are born
2020: Mini Lions Teams are born
As a football club, our goal is to manage and develop as many teams as possible. As a matter of fact, we're probably the only amateur football club in Shanghai having all senior, veteran but also youth teams playing all-together under the Lions banner.
- Senior team : plays in the SPL on Sunday afternoons 11 aside at the Golden Bridge field in Jinqiao Pudong
- Youth teams : play in SPL U16 and SPL U18 leagues on Saturday afternoons 11 aside at the Concordia International School field
- Legend team : plays in the SPL V on Sunday mornings 11 aisde at the Wellington School field in Pudong
Our trainings are held at the Concordia International School Field in Jinqiao Pudong :
- Each Tuesday 19:30-21:00 for our seniors, legends & selected youth players
- Each Wednesday 19:00-21:00 for our youth players
- Each Friday 19:30-21:00 for our youth players
- Shanghai Premier League (SPL) : Our senior team is playing in SPL 11 a-side league on Sunday. The SPL was founded in 1998 and is one of the only sunday 11 a-side leagues in Shanghai. Teams from various ethnicity and backgroung are competing for the championship. Players are ususally aged between 18 and 35 years old. The SPL teams play on the best grounds of Shanghai.
- Shanghai Premier League Veteran (SPL V) : Our "legends" team is playing in the SPL V on Sunday. Around 10 teams take part in the league and you need to be aged above 35 to play. We have won the league several times already and we also take part in veteran tournaments which are very popular in Asia such as the Shanghai Masters Cup.
- Shanghai Premier League Youth (SPL Y) : Our youth teams are playing in the SPL Y on Saturday.
- Shanghai International Premier League (SIFL) : We no longer play in this 11 a-side saturday league as we currently do not have enough senior players to sustain the enrolment in two competitive 11 a-side league... As we won this league many times, let's say that we still have a profound bound with this league and wanted to mention about it.
Our trophy & awards collection
- 8 x SIFL CHAMPION
- 4 x SIFL CUP WINNER
- 2 x HEBIGUCHI WINNER
- 11 x SPL CHAMPION
- 6 x SPL CUP WINNER
- 4 x SHANGHAI SUMMER 7’S WINNER
- We also won international amateur tournaments in Phuket, Hangzhou and Xiamen
- 3 x SPL V CHAMPION
- 4 x SHANGHAI MASTERS TOURNAMENT WINNERS
- 2 x SPL U18 CHAMPION
- Voted "best sports team in Shanghai": As we started competing and wining many different leagues, our team was voted “Best Sports Team of Shanghai” two years in a row in 2010 and 2011. A great achievement!