We are Shanghai Marlins Football Club, based in the Jinqiao area of Shanghai. We play in the Shanghai Premier League, a mainly expat Sunday league based in Pudong. Our home pitch is the Goldenbridge field on Biyun Lu, Jinqiao, a fantastic playing surface and only 100m from our sponsor’s pub! We also play at Century Park and Shanghai Rugby Club, Waigaoqiao.
The club has existed under different names for nearly 10 years, and in recent years we’ve been one of the stronger teams in the SPL , with 3 consecutive top 4 finishes. In June 2014 we won the “Jinqiao World Cup” tournament, an event sponsored by the local government and held over 2 days to celebrate the start of the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It was a great occassion, with over 5,000 spectators visiting the field over the 2 days.
The team has a British core, but we have players from many different countries; France, Serbia, China, Croatia, Chile, Ireland and Italy to name a but few. Our social scene is legendary; “Sunday Fundays” in Blue Marlin are not to be missed!