Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C.
|Club name:||Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C.|
|Nickname:||“The Flower of Shanghai” “申花”|
|Stadium:||Hongkou Football Stadium|
|Coach:||Gustavo Poyet (Uruguay)|
In 1951 Shanghai Shenhua’s predecessor was originally called East China, a team name used as far back as 1910 for the football in the multi-sport event Chinese National Games. Years later in 2014 the club was bought by Greenland Holding Group Company Limited, which named the club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC.
In 1995 Shanghai Shenhua won the forerunner of the Chinese Super League for the first time. Besides winning the Chinese FA Cup and Chinese FA Supercup, they have been runner-up of the Chinese Super League for three times.
Last season of the Chinese Super League Shanghai Shenhua finished as 4th. The club had some notable wins over Jiangsu Suning (3-2) and Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao(2-1).
Superstar Carlos Tevez joins Shanghai Shenhua for the new season. Other foreign players in this squad are Demba Ba, Obafemi Martins and Fredy Guarin.