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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 02 Mar 13:00 SIFL H Cup Shanghai Lions FC v Celtics
Sun 03 Mar 14:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Old Guns FC
Sat 09 Mar 13:00 SIFL Shanghai Voodoo FC v Shanghai Lions FC
Sun 10 Mar 11:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Shanghai Emerald FC
Sat 16 Mar 09:00 SIFL Cup FD Academy v Shanghai Lions FC
Sun 17 Mar 11:00 SPL V Japan FC v Shanghai Lions FC
Sun 24 Mar 14:00 SPL V Shanghai Lions FC v Shanghai Marlins FC

Honours

Shanghai Premier League Veteran (SPL V)

  • Season 2022/2023: Runner-up
  • Season 2021/2022: Champion
  • Season 2020/2021: Runner-up
  • Season 2019/2020:
  • Season 2018/2019: Champion
  • Season 2017/2018:
  • Season 2016/2017: Champion
  • Season 2015/2016:
  • Season 2014/2015:
  • Season 2013/2014:
  • Season 2012/2013:

Shanghai International Football League (SIFL)

  • Season 2021/2022: ...
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Last Results

  • Legends SPL Veteran  February 25, 2024 @ 09:30
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    3 - 2
    Wellington Champs

    Wellington Champs

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  • Senior SIFL  February 24, 2024 @ 13:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    3 - 4

    Azzurri FC

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  • Senior SIFL  January 27, 2024 @ 09:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    0 - 1
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    FD Academy

    Match Center
  • Senior SIFL  January 20, 2024 @ 15:00

    Shanghai ReUnited

    1 - 1
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  January 7, 2024 @ 09:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    2 - 1

    FC Shanghai Super 48

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  • Legends SPL Veteran (Tournament) Santa Cup December 10, 2023 @ 12:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    0 - 0
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Senior SIFL Cup  December 9, 2023 @ 13:00

    Shanghai ReUnited

    0 - 1
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  December 3, 2023 @ 13:00
    Old Guns FC

    Old Guns FC

    6 - 1
    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 11:00

    FC Shanghai Super 48

    0 - 2

    Strosso FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00

    Japan FC

    4 - 1

    Shanghai England F.C.

    Match Center
  • Senior SIFL  December 2, 2023 @ 13:00

    Japan FC

    2 - 0
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  November 26, 2023 @ 13:00
    Old Guns FC

    Old Guns FC

    13 - 2

    Strosso FC

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

    Shanghai Lions FC

    5 - 1
    Nail FC

    Nail FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:30
    Wellington Champs

    Wellington Champs

    0 - 3

    Japan FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00
    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Shanghai Emerald FC

    2 - 3
    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Match Center
  • Senior SIFL  November 25, 2023 @ 13:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    5 - 1

    Celtics

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  November 19, 2023 @ 14:00

    Shanghai England F.C.

    0 - 4

    Shanghai Marlins FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 11:00

    Japan FC

    6 - 0
    Nail FC

    Nail FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00
    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Shanghai Emerald FC

    5 - 0

    Ferie FC

    Match Center
  • Legends SPL Veteran  @ 09:00

    FC Shanghai Super 48

    2 - 2
    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Shanghai Scottish SC

    Match Center

Next Fixtures

  • Senior SIFL Hebiguchi Cup Hebi QF March 2, 2024 @ 13:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v

    Celtics

  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 3, 2024 @ 14:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v
    Old Guns FC

    Old Guns FC

  • Senior SIFL  March 9, 2024 @ 13:00

    Shanghai Voodoo FC

    v
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 10, 2024 @ 11:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v
    Shanghai Emerald FC

    Shanghai Emerald FC

  • Senior SIFL Cup TBC March 16, 2024 @ 09:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    FD Academy

    v
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 17, 2024 @ 11:00

    Japan FC

    v
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

  • Legends SPL Veteran  March 24, 2024 @ 14:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    v

    Shanghai Marlins FC