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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Shanghai SIPG

We take a detailed look at the Chinese Super League club who broke the Asian transfer fee record to sign Hulk - Shanghai SIPG.

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 the cash rich and highly ambitious Shanghai SIPG football club, who recently smashed the Asian transfer record with their capture of Brazilian forward Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg.

Team: Shanghai SIPG (Shanghai International Port Group)


 

Nickname: The Red Eagles


 

City Based: Shanghai


 

Year founded (professionally): 2005


 

Owner: Shanghai International Port Group


 

Stadium: Shanghai Stadium


 

Stadium Capacity: 56,842


 

Manager: Sven-Goran Eriksson (Swedish)


 

Captain: Sun Xiang


 

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Hulk (Brazilian), Dario Conca (Argentinian), Elkeson (Brazilian)


 

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Wu Lei, Yu Hai, Cai Huikang


 

Position Last Season: 2nd


 

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 4th

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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): Elkeson/Jean Kouassi/Wu Lei (4)


 

Current Most Assists (This Season): Wu Lei (5)


 

Continental Competition (This Season): Asian Champions League (face Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea in the quarter-finals)


 

League Wins: None


 

Chinese FA Cup Wins: None


 

Asian Champions League Wins: None


 

Highest League Position: 2nd (2015)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £45m (Hulk – from Zenit St Petersburg)


 

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £975k (Zhang Linpeng – to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)


 

Rivals: Shanghai Shenhua, Jiangsu Suning

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