Shanghai United F.C.

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Shanghai United
Full name Shanghai Liancheng F.C.
Short name SUFC
Founded January 2001; 14 years ago (January 2001)
as Dalian Saidelong
Dissolved 8 February 2007; 8 years ago (8 February 2007)
Merged with Shanghai Shenhua
Ground Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium,
Shanghai, China
Ground Capacity 16,000

Shanghai United F.C (Simplified Chinese: 上海联城足球俱乐部) was a football club that competed in the Chinese Super League. The club played at the Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium in Shanghai and was owned by Zhu Jun, the owner of China's second-largest online gaming company The9 since 2005.

In 2004, the team was based in Zhuhai and played in the Chinese Football Association Jia League. When they won promotion to the Super League, their new owners, Shanghai Zhongbang Real Estate Co moved the team from Guangdong province to Shanghai.

In 2005, they were bought by Shanghai Liancheng and renamed Shanghai Liancheng Zobon (上海联城中邦足球俱乐部). However, in April, the team was again renamed to Shanghai United FC.

In 2007, Zhu Jun bought a majority share in the in-city rival Shanghai Shenhua, thus began to merge the two clubs. Shanghai United no longer exists in name and is replaced by Shanghai Shenhua. The new Shenhua team combines players from the two original teams. Due to the merger, there are only 15 teams in the CSL.


  • 2001-02: Dalian Sidelong (大连赛德隆)
  • 2003-04: Zhuhai Anping (珠海安平)
  • 2004: Zhuhai Zhongbang (珠海中邦)
  • 2004-05: moved to Shanghai and renamed to
    Shanghai Zobon (上海中邦)
  • 2005: Shanghai Liancheng Zobon (上海联城中邦) (aka Shanghai United)
  • 2006-07: Shanghai Liancheng (上海联城)

Crest History[edit]


All-time league rankings
Season 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Division 3 2 2 2 1 1
Position 2 2[1] 8 2 11 7
  • ^1 no promotion


  • Chinese Jia B / China League One Runners-up: 2002, 2004
  • Chinese Jia C Runners-up: 2001

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