Today's Shanghai SIPG Talking Points
Shanghai SIPG F.C. (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 former Chinese 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, Shanghai SIPG F.C. are the third-most valuable football club in China, with a club value of $159 million, and an estimated revenue of $37 million in 2015.Close