Shanghai Lions Football Club

[SPL News] Its getting hotter in the SPL

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

We are in the last 5 rounds of the SPL now and it’s time to give compliments to Adam and Karl who manage the quality of the fields and it goes without saying that the Century Park pitch and the Jinqiao pitch are the best fields in Shanghai ! Well done !

Its was beautiful weather on Sunday and so far the weather Gods are friendly to the SPL. No complaints from our side. We handed out the first SPL Team of the week award sponsored by Estrella Galicia beer to Super 48. As well we were pleased with the free Cabreiroa water from Spain. All of this will help to create a good atmosphere of fun and football !

This week Estrella Galicia Team of the Week award goes to ERS ! They had a very difficult start of the season but managed to come back winning their last three games. Famous for their SPL Spirit and Team Spirit they are an example of a well managed team. Congratulations !

I would like to ask the players not to argue each and every decision of the referees. Yes you can disagree with all the decision a referee makes in a game but you have no reason to swear or shout at him. Many times we have young children watching and we should be a role model for them ! Referees do make mistakes even on the highest level of football but we need to respect them as without them we have no games ! My advice is play on and focus on the game !

  • Galacticos 0-2 ERS

Galacticos are getting their act together and are looking stronger by the week ! First half was even with no goals 0-0. But the French ran away with all three points after goals from Chakib and Nico. I really liked Nicolas comment after the game : “It was a fair game and we enjoyed playing the Galacticos” !

  • Super 48 0-3 Flamenkos

Super 48 just awarded team of the week fought very hard to get a result however the two goals against them by Andy and Jaime in the first half proofed to  be a too big hurdle to take. The Flamenkos missed a penalty and got a late Christmas present from Super 48 in the form of an own goal after a very long kick of Gonzalo the Flamenkos goalie.

  • Japan 1-2 Marlins

The Japanese team looked surprisingly sharp and fresh on the day. Must have been because of the one hour warming up they did before the game cant find another reason ! For long it looked as if Japan would score first as they got a few opportunities. Marlins were less sharp on the day but with Kevin “The Terminator” on their team he scored with a low shot in the corner. Second half Japan equalized but it was not enough as Kevin kept the Marlins in the title race by scoring the winning goal. Very good level game in a very fair spirit ! No Cards !

  • Shanghai 2000 3-9 Gremio

Unfortunately the game was over in 30 minutes as Gremio too strong for Shanghai 2000 took a 0-3 lead. Marcelo the strong Brasilian player from Gremio scored a goal of the season contender as he scored from his own half with missile precision into the goal.   1-5 at half time and in the end 3-9. Gremio striker Zhu Biao was in fine form scoring 5 goals !


We have our May holiday break this weekend so no game but on the 5th of May we are back in full force.

  • 1000-1200 Galacticos – Pistolera Bulls
  • 1200-1400 Cowboys – ERS
  • 1400-1600 Japan – Flamenkos
  • 1400-1600 Shanghai 2000 – Marlins @ Century Park
  • 1200-1400 Lions – Gremio @ Waigaoqiao


Enjoy the good weather and the green grass and the games of football in the SPL !


Freek – SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee

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