Looking for an amateur football team in Shanghai (China)


New player in Shanghai (People’s Republic of China) and seeking a squad or a team? Goalkeeper, defender, attacking or defensive midfielder, forward and striker looking for a team? You’re American, British, Chinese, French, German, Spanish or any national looking to play in Shanghai, China at amateur level?

Sounds like what you’re looking for? Then Shanghai Lions FC might be the squad right for you!



At first, let’s underline that we are  an AMATEUR club. It means our club does not offer ANY SALARY and any form of compensation whatsoever.

All club members are players or passionate volunteers. It means we’re all working/studying and football remains a hobby/passion.

For more details about our teams in the club, please visit this page.


We have 4 teams competing in various leagues in Shanghai (People’s Republic of China)

  • Team 1 – 11 a side – On Saturday in Shanghai International Football League (SIFL). For more info, click here.
  • Team 2 – 11 a side – On Sunday in Shanghai Premier League (SPL). For more info, click here.
  • Team 3 – 7 a side – On Monday evenings in the WePlay League. For more info, click here.
  • Shanghai Lions FC Veteran Team: 11 a side. Play around once a month in the only Master league, Shanghai Vets League.
  • Youth Team: 11 aside – Play friendly almost every month



For those who’d like to keep fitness and train regularly, we have regular training session on Wednesday from 20:00 to 22:00. It’s on artificial grass field and full pitch (meaning we can accommodate 35+ players.

Pitch address and location here.


How to join us?

We’re overall “New Player” friendly as we have various football level option to offer. If you’re interested, please drop us an email with a short description of your football background and motivations to join us.