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Club Overview

Best Amateur Football Club in ShanghaiWelcome to the Shanghai Lions FC, the best amateur football club in Shanghai!

The Shanghai Lions FC has been created in 1996 and is one of the oldest amateur football clubs in Shanghai. As such, it has a long history of success and excellence. In recent years, our focus has been to build a “Club Structure” comparable to what exists in Europe. In other words, the full spectrum of players from the younger ages to the oldest.

What's better in terms of club identity than having a kid climbing the ladder of his childhood club to finally being able to play with the "big boys"? Believe us or not, not a single football club has it and this is the reason why we're the best amateur Football Club in Shanghai!

Having implemented this multi-layer structure, the Shanghai Lions FC is able to offer a competitive football environment for any category of age.

With this structure in place, we're very proud to have players from 5 yo all the way up to 60 yo being part of the Shanghai Lions FC family. Over the years, many foreigners have left China and fewer new ones are now coming (especially during the Covid-19 time). Therefore, we are more than happy to get local talented players to join us. It makes our club a special place where you can meet and make friends with players from all over the world.

Mini Lions

At the base, we have the Mini Lions. This segment is for boys and/or girls aged between 5 to 9 years old. The aim here is for them to learn the basic skills of football such as ball mastery, shooting, passing, dribbling as well as the first steps into team play. For this segment, the training is supervised by our own Lions' coaches. They will also be able to play in 5 aside league matches on the weekend.

Junior Teams

The 2nd segment is the Junior Teams

  1. For boys and/or girls aged between 10 to 13 years old. This age group is still under development but it's just a matter of time. For instance, we know that the Mini Lions will end up in this group with time. Same as for the Mini Lions, we will organize training sessions and 7 aside league matches on the weekend.
  2. For boys and/or girls aged between 14 to 18 years old. This segment dedicated to High School students is already very mature within the club. For this age group, we have more specific training where we focus on the physical aspect of the game. Therefore it also means building sessions without the ball to get more power and strength as well endurance. Matches are also held over the weekend; mainly 11 aside. This age group is very important as the older players will have the chance to play in the first team if selected. This is definitely an invaluable opportunity for them to have a first experience with Senior Football.

Senior Team

The 3rd segment of the club is the Senior Team. Currently, we play 11 aside on Saturday in the Shanghai International Football League (SIFL). Pieces of training are also organized once a week by our own Lions coaches.

This is the historical backbone segment of the club as this team has been playing ever since 1996, winning numerous titles in various Shanghai amateur leagues. Among others, this is also the reason why we'd like to claim ourselves the best amateur football club in Shanghai.

Veteran Team

This is the last segment of the club. Our legends are playing 11 aside on Sunday in the SPL Veteran. To play in this league, you need to be over 35 years old. On the other edge, there is no age limit and some of our legends are still enjoying playing football games close to their 60's.

Next Fixtures

Sat 30 Mar 11:00 SIFL Shanghai Lions FC v Shanghai Celtic FC
Sun 14 Apr 09:30 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Wellington Champs
Sun 21 Apr 13:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Old Guns FC
Sun 12 May 09:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Shanghai England F.C.
Sun 26 May 14:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Shanghai Marlins FC
Sun 02 Jun 11:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Japan FC

Honours

Shanghai Premier League Veteran (SPL V)

  • Season 2023/2024: SPL Santa Cup Winner
  • Season 2022/2023: SPL V Runner-up
  • Season 2021/2022: SPL V Champion
  • Season 2020/2021: SPL V Runner-up
  • Season 2019/2020:
  • Season 2018/2019: SPL V Champion
  • Season 2017/2018:
  • Season 2016/2017: SPL V Champion
  • Season 2015/2016:
  • Season 2014/2015:
  • Season 2013/2014:
  • Season 2012/2013:

Shanghai International Football League Senior (SIFL)

Shanghai Premier League Senior (SPL)

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  • Season 2010/2011: SPL Champion & Cup Winner
  • Season 2009/2010: SPL Champion & Cup Winner
  • Season 2008/2009: SPL Runner-up
  • Season 2007/2008: SPL Champion
  • Season 2006/2007: SPL Champion & Cup Winner

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Last Results

  • Senior SIFL Hebiguchi Cup Final April 20, 2024 @ 15:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    1 - 2

    Shanghai Shooters

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  • Legends SPL Veteran  April 14, 2024 @ 09:30
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    3 - 3
    Wellington Champs

    Wellington Champs

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  • Senior SIFL D3 April 13, 2024 @ 13:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    7 - 2

    Shanghai Pures FC

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  • Senior SIFL D2 March 30, 2024 @ 11:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    6 - 2

    Shanghai Celtic FC

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  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 24, 2024 @ 14:00
    Old Guns FC

    Old Guns FC

    3 - 4
    Wellington Champs

    Wellington Champs

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 14:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    1 - 2

    Shanghai Marlins FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 11:00

    Japan FC

    2 - 1
    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:30
    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Shanghai Scottish SC

    3 - 1

    Ferie FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00

    Shanghai England F.C.

    9 - 1

    Strosso FC

    Match Center
  • Senior SIFL Hebiguchi Cup semi-final March 23, 2024 @ 13:00

    Azzurri FC

    0 - 1
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 17, 2024 @ 15:00
    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Shanghai Scottish SC

    6 - 1

    Strosso FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 14:00
    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Shanghai Emerald FC

    0 - 7

    Shanghai Marlins FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 11:00

    Japan FC

    4 - 3
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00

    Shanghai England F.C.

    1 - 0

    Ferie FC

    Match Center
  • Senior SIFL D1 March 16, 2024 @ 13:00

    Shanghai Anzacs

    0 - 0
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 10, 2024 @ 13:00

    Japan FC

    1 - 2
    Old Guns FC

    Old Guns FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 11:30

    Shanghai England F.C.

    5 - 0
    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 11:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    7 - 3
    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00
    Wellington Champs

    Wellington Champs

    3 - 3

    FC Shanghai Super 48

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  • Senior SIFL  March 9, 2024 @ 13:00

    Shanghai Voodoo FC

    2 - 2
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center

Next Fixtures

  • Senior SIFL Cup SF April 27, 2024 @ 09:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v

    Japan FC

  • Legends SPL Veteran  May 12, 2024 @ 09:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v

    Shanghai England F.C.

  • Legends SPL Veteran  May 26, 2024 @ 14:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v

    Shanghai Marlins FC

  • Legends SPL Veteran  June 2, 2024 @ 11:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v

    Japan FC