Shanghai Shenxin F.C.

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Shanghai Shenxin
Shànghǎi Shēnxīn
Full name Shanghai Shenxin Football Club
Founded 2003; 14 years ago (2003)
Ground Jinshan Football Stadium,
Shanghai, China
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Xu Guoliang (徐国良)
Manager Juan Ignacio Martínez
League China League One
2016 League One, 10th
Current season

Shanghai Shenxin Football Club (Chinese: 上海申鑫; pinyin: Shànghǎi Shēnxīn) is a professional football club that participates in the China League One division under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The team is based in Jinshan District, Shanghai and their home stadium is the Jinshan Football Stadium that has a seating capacity of 30,000. Their majority shareholder is Chinese real estate company Hengyuan Corporation.

The club was founded in 2003 as Shanghai Hengyuan Football Club before they made their debut in the third tier of China's football league pyramid in the 2003 league season. When the People's Liberation Army dismissed part of its sports branch, which included its football team the club became interested in acquiring it before ultimately buying their youth team. On April 2, 2004, a new club named Nanchang Bayi Hengyuan Football Club was established with players who had played for the Shanghai Hengyuan Football Club and the Bayi U-19 team. The club worked its way up to the top tier after coming runners-up in the second division during the 2009 league season and promotion to the Chinese Super League. The club name changed to "Nanchang Hengyuan Football Club" at 2010 summer, because the word "Bayi" (means People's Liberation Army) used by enterprise is prohibited from 2009.[1] After almost eight years in Nanchang the club would decide to move back to Shanghai at the beginning of 2012 and renamed themselves Shanghai Shenxin Football Club.


In 2003 Shanghai real estate company Hengyuan Corporation formed Shanghai Hengyuan Football Club who were based in the Zhabei District. In their first season they failed to reach the Chinese Football Association Yi League finals at the end of the league campaign.[2] During this period top tier side Bayi FC were in financial difficulties. Shanghai Hengyuan were interested to taking over the entire club especially their position in the top tier of the Chinese football pyramid, however this was unable to be achieved because many of the first team had already left the club. Shanghai Hengyuan then concentrated on buying Bayi's youth team and on April 2, 2004, a new club named Nanchang Bayi Hengyuan Football Club was established with players who had played for the Shanghai Hengyuan Football Club and the Bayi U-19 team. The club moved to Nanchang, Jiangxi and play at the 26,000 seater Nanchang Bayi Stadium to take advantage of the region's lack of football representation, yet strong support. Playing at the bottom of the Chinese football pyramid in the third tier the club brought in Li Xiao to manage the team. He quickly guided the team to win the Yi League in 2005 and promotion to the Jia League.[3] After this achievement Li Xiao became the club's vice-chairman. High-profile managers Zhou Suian and then Zho Bo came to manage the team with little success. Li Xiao returned to manage the team until November 27, 2008 when he decided to resign at the end the season.[4]

The club then brought in Zhu Jiong who despite having a slow start to the season quickly guided the club to a runners-up position and promotion to the Chinese Super League for the first time in the club's history. The club struggled to settle within the league, until Chen Zhizhao's ten league goals enabled the team to narrowly avoid relegation when they finished thirteenth within the league.[5] In the following season the club had a contract dispute with Chen Zhizhao and they spent the whole season without their top goalscorer. Despite this they again just avoided relegation.[6] With the team perpetual relegation contenders and constantly disappointing crowd support, the Hengyuan Corporation decided that it would be easier to bring the team back to Shanghai and closer to the company's headquarters. The club moved into 30,000 seater Jinshan Football Stadium at the beginning of the 2012 league campaign and was renamed Shanghai Shenxin Football Club.[7]

Name history[edit]

  • 2003: Shanghai Hengyuan (上海衡源)
  • 2004–12: Nanchang Hengyuan (南昌衡源)
  • 2013–: Shanghai Shenxin (上海申鑫)


The club's main rivals are against Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG whom they contest in the local Shanghai derby. The club's first top flight derby encounter occurred 12 May 2012 against Shenhua in a result that ended in a 0–0 draw.[8] The following season Shenhua's long serving captain Yu Tao defected clubs, which enraged the Shenhua supporters and heated the rivalry between the two teams.[9] The tie against Shanghai SIPG also contains strong links between the two teams. Players Jiang Zhipeng and Wang Jiayu had represented both teams before the two clubs met in their first derby on 2 June 2013, which resulted in a 6–1 victory to Shanghai SIPG.[10] The club's geographical location has opened them up to rivalries with neighbouring clubs Hangzhou Greentown F.C. and Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty F.C. where they contest in a fixture called the Yangtze Delta Derby.[11]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 March 2017 [12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 China GK Zhang Yinuo
2 China DF Hu Mingfei
3 China DF Zhao Zuojun
4 China DF Zhang Yifeng
5 Spain DF Raúl Rodríguez
6 China MF Gu Bin
7 China FW Pan Chaoran
8 China MF Liu Yichao
9 China FW Ji Jun
10 Brazil FW Biro Biro
11 China MF Liu Chao
12 China MF Xia Ningning
13 China MF Tan Fucheng
14 China DF Lin Jiahao
15 China MF Wang Cheng
No. Position Player
16 China MF Yan Jiahao
17 China FW Zhang Wentao
18 China MF Ye Chongqiu
19 China DF Zhang Hao
20 China MF Wu Yizhen
21 China DF Xu Xiaolong (on loan from Hebei CFFC)
22 China GK Lin Xiang
23 Brazil FW Cleiton Silva
24 China MF Zhang Yudong
25 China DF Li Wanjie
26 China MF Li Xinyu
27 China GK Guo Wei
28 China DF Sun Yifan
29 China DF Huang Wei
30 China MF Chen Wei

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
41 China DF Mao Shiming
42 China DF Chen Xiaolei
43 China MF Shen Yiwei
44 China MF Zhou Weixiang
45 China MF Dai Linqiang
46 China FW Wang Jun
47 China MF Wang Hui
48 China DF Wang Ning
49 China MF Wang Tongzhou
50 China FW He Qiyuan
No. Position Player
51 China DF Jin Chenchen
52 China MF Li Lan
55 China GK Tang Chaoshuang
56 China DF Tian Junjie
57 China FW Wu Jiang
China DF Zeng Yi
China MF Pan Hao
China MF Wang Tong
China MF Yang Risheng
China FW Tong Zengwei

On loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Spain Juan Ignacio Martínez
Assistant coach England Matt Ward
Goalkeepers coach China Li Wei
Fitness coach
Team physicians China Chen Bin
China Shen Ming


Managerial history[edit]

As of 4 December 2015 [13][14]


Winners (1): 2005


All-time League Rankings

Year Div Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos. FA Cup Super Cup AFC Att./G Stadium
2003 3 10 DNQ NH DNQ Zhabei Stadium
2004 3 22 13 4 5 30 15 15 401 6[17] DNQ DNQ DNQ Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2005 3 19 11 4 4 27 15 12 271 W DNQ DNQ DNQ Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2006 2 24 4 8 12 11 27 −16 20 11 R1 NH DNQ Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2007 2 24 10 6 8 26 26 0 36 5 NH NH DNQ Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2008 2 24 11 9 4 37 24 13 42 3 NH NH DNQ Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2009 2 24 14 5 5 48 22 26 47 RU NH NH DNQ Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2010 1 30 8 8 14 33 35 −2 32 13 NH NH DNQ 11,680 Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2011 1 30 8 5 17 20 41 −21 29 14 R3 NH DNQ 10,462 Nanchang Bayi Stadium
2012 1 30 6 12 12 36 35 −1 30 15 R3 DNQ DNQ 11,597 Jinshan Football Stadium
2013 1 30 11 7 12 31 42 −11 40 7 R4 DNQ DNQ 8,559 Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium
2014 1 30 9 6 15 26 42 −16 33 11 QF DNQ DNQ 10,115 Jinshan Football Stadium
2015 1 30 4 5 21 30 70 −40 17 16 R3 DNQ DNQ 7,028 Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium
2016 2 30 12 4 14 54 48 6 40 10 R4 DNQ DNQ 3,816 Jinshan Football Stadium
2017 2 30 DNQ DNQ Jinshan Football Stadium


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "南昌更名告别"八一" 军旅无缘中国足球职业联赛". 2010-06-23. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nanchang Hengyuan Moving Back to Shanghai?". February 12, 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "China 2005". 26 Oct 2006. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "南昌发表官方声明 冲超失败老总及主帅李晓下课". 2008-11-27. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "China 2010". 10 Dec 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "陈志钊下定决心不回头 称仲裁失败也不回南昌". 2011-02-24. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "南昌衡源新赛季迁往上海 将更名为"上海申鑫"". 2012-02-25. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "阿内中柱乔尔伤退 德比战申花0–0申鑫". 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Fowl play as Shenhua strike first-blood in Shanghai derby". 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  10. ^ "武磊帽子戏法吕文君2球 东亚客战6–1申鑫". 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  11. ^ "Attending A Shanghai Shenhua Match: A First Time Visitor's Guide". 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  12. ^ 2017赛季中甲联赛名单之上海申鑫 2017-03-03 Retrieved 2017-03-08
  13. ^ "Shanghai Shenxin » Manager history". Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  14. ^ "Shanghai Shenxin". Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  15. ^ "China 2003". 22 Feb 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "上海申鑫". Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  17. ^ 2004年中国足球协会乙级联赛决赛阶段比赛名次 2013-04-30 Retrieved 2016-03-04

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