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Full name Port Shanghai F.C.

上海上港集团足球俱乐部

Nickname(s) Red Eagles

红鹰

Founded 25 December 2005; 11 years ago
Ground Shanghai Stadium
Capacity 56,842
Chairman Chen Xuyuan
Head Coach André Villas-Boas
League Chinese Super League
2016 Super League, 3rd
Website Club home page
Home colours Away colours

Port Shanghai Football Club (Chinese: 上海上港; pinyin: Shànghǎi Shànggǎng) or SIPG FC is a professional football club that participates in the Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The team is based in Xuhui,Shanghai, and their home stadium is the Shanghai Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 56,842. Their owners are the Chinese group Shanghai International Port (Group) (SIPG).

The club was founded on December 25, 2005, as Shanghai Dongya FC (Dongya literally means East Asia in Chinese) by formerChinese international footballer coach Xu Genbao. The club used graduates from Genbao Football Base, a football academy also founded by Xu, to form their first team as they made their debut in the third tier of China's football league pyramid in the 2006 league season. They worked their way up to the top tier and the highest position they have ever finished is second in the 2015 Chinese Super League season.

According for Forbes, Port Shanghai F.C. are the third-most valuable football team in China, with a team value of $159 million, and an estimated revenue of $37 million in 2015.[1]

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  • 1History
    • 1.1Est.–2007: League Two
    • 1.22008–2012: League One
    • 1.32013–present: CSL
  • 2Ownership and naming history
  • 3Rivalries
  • 4Current squad
    • 4.1First-team squad
    • 4.2Reserve squad
    • 4.3Out on loan
  • 5Coaching staff
    • 5.1Managerial history
  • 6Honours
    • 6.1League
  • 7Results
    • 7.1All-time league rankings
    • 7.2International Competition
  • 8Asian clubs ranking
  • 9References
  • 10External links

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