Club name: Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C.
Chinese name: 山东鲁能泰山足球俱乐部
Nickname: ‘Team Mount Tai‘ 泰山队
Founded in: 1998
Stadium: Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium
Coach: Felix Magath (Germany)
The club’s predecessor was called Shandong Provincial team which was founded in 1956. In 1998 Shandong Provincial team changed their name to Shangdong Luneng Taishan, The reason behind this was because Shandong Electric Power Group became the majority of the shareholders and changed the club’s name.
Shandong Luneng has won the Chinese FA Cup and Chinese Super League several times and is one of the most successful Chinese football teams.
In the season of 2016 the club didn’t perform very well. The club ended the season as 14th, just 2 points off relegation. Although this dramatic season Shandong Luneng managed to win against Beijing Guoan (1-2) and Hebei Fortune (1-0).
Notable foreign players in this squad are Graziano Pellè and Papiss Cissé.