Shanghai Lions Football Club

[SPL News] Japan sees Red + Lions on Top

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

We got our first cancellation of the season as we received a nasty rain event Saturday evening. Luckily we play at three locations this season that’s why we still played two SPL games. We received a lot orders for the SPL sweaters which is a good way to promote our SPL league in China and abroad !

Several SPL players took part in the half and or full Shanghai marathon this Sunday / Congratulations to all of you who completed the event. Special compliment for Kevin our referee who seems to be our fastest runner completing the 21 km in 1.28 hrs ! For now we can count that as a SPL record.

This year’s Santa Cup is going to be the best one ever ! 16 teams and 8 games per team that’s a lot of games !! Santa will be happy !

  • Japan 1-6 Shanghai 2000

First half all went as per normal. Japan quicker on the feet took a 1-0 lead. However in the second half disaster stroke and Japan for the first time in their history received two red cards and two yellow cards. Our vice president Yamada-san broke another record as oldest player to receive an yellow card this will however pave the way for Bilgin to extend his career several more years as Yamada-san is above 50 ! So believe it or not but that’s what happened most of the cards were justified and Shanghai 2000 happily outnumbered the Japanese team and sealed the victory !

Lions didn’t manage to get their early goal because the Flamenkos boosted by their last weeks victory over Gremio controlled the midfield. However a cross flying into the top corner changed the game 1-0 lions. Second half it was all about fitness as the Flamenkos with one substitute found it harder to defend. Lions took more control and took a 4-0 lead. Alex, the dangerous Flamenko striker, managed to pull two goals back but the damage was done and the Lions took all three points to go on top of the SPL.

This weekend we have our last round of SPL League games in 2012 ! Full program with 5 games and we hope the weather will be good !


Lets finish the year on a high note with good spirited games of SPL Football !


Freek – SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee

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