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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Shandong Luneng Taishan

Everything you need to know about CSL club Shandong Luneng Taishan

Shandong Luneng Taishan

As part of our series of ‘fact-files’ focusing on each of the teams contesting in the Chinese Super League (CSL), we take a look into everything you would need to know about Shandong Luneng Taishan, who as one of the highest reputation teams in the league are experiencing something of a horror season, languishing at the bottom of the table. One consolation, however, is that they remain in contention for the Asian Champions League.

Team: Shandong Luneng Taishan


Nickname: Team Mount Tai


City Based: Jinan, Shandong Province


Year founded (professionally): 1993


Owner: Shandong Luneng Group


Stadium: Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium


Stadium Capacity: 56,808


Manager: Felix Magath


Captain: Wang Dalei


Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Gil (Brazilian), Diego Tardelli (Brazilian), Walter Montillo (Argentinian)


Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Yang Xu, Wang Yongpo, Zheng Zheng


Position Last Season: 3rd


Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 16th

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Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

15

11

3

1

30

7

23

36

2

Hebei China Fortune

15

9

3

3

22

15

7

30

3

Jiangsu Suning

15

8

5

2

20

11

9

29

4

Shanghai SIPG

15

6

6

3

21

12

9

24

5

Shanghai Shenhua

15

5

7

3

24

15

9

22

6

Henan Jianye

15

6

4

5

13

12

1

22

7

Tianjin Teda

15

5

6

4

17

19

-2

21

8

Beijing Guoan

14

5

5

4

15

13

2

20

9

Liaoning

14

4

5

5

15

22

-7

17

10

Yanbian Funde

15

4

4

7

16

18

-2

16

11

Guangzhou R&F

15

4

4

7

13

20

-7

16

12

Chongqing Lifan

15

3

6

6

15

20

-5

15

13

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright

14

3

5

6

10

16

-6

14

14

Changchun Yatai

15

3

4

8

11

23

-12

13

15

Hangzhou Greentown

15

3

3

9

8

18

-10

12

16

Shandong Luneng Taishan

14

2

4

8

13

22

-9

10


Current Top Goalscorer (This Season): Yang Xu (3)


Current Most Assists (This Season): Diego Tardelli/Walter Montillo (2)


Continental Competition (This Season): Asian Champions League (face FC Seoul of South Korea in the Quarterfinals)


League Wins: 2006, 2008, 2010 (3 times)


Chinese FA Cup Wins: 1995, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2014 (5 times)


Asian Champions League Wins: None


Highest League Position: 1st


Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £6.38m (Gil – from Corinthians)


Highest Transfer Fee Received: £1.76m (Lu Zheng – to Shanghai Shenhua)


Rivals: Beijing Guoan

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