Shanghai Shooters AFC: Welcome

Shanghai Shooters AFC, China's Most Successful Amateur Football Team

Welcome to the homepage of the Shanghai Shooters Amateur Football Club, China's leading amateur expat football (soccer) team. We are the current SIFL Premier League Champions, and the "Asian Power House" of expat football (as quoted in the May 18th 2006 edition of Hong Kong BC Magazine) .

The Shanghai Shooters AFC are the most successful football team in the Shanghai International Football League(SIFL) history with 10 SIFL Premier League titles, 10 SIFL Cups, 5 Hebiguichi League Cup, 10 SIFL Opening/Closing tournament titles and 8 International Tournaments. We are also the only team to win the SIFL Treble in one season, a feat we have acheved 3 times.
Our success lies in our ability to attract an eclectic mix of Shanghai's top footballers around a team culture of football and fun on and off the field. Historically most players came from the UK but nowadays, like the Premier League, we have expanded with the times to maintain our roots but form a truly global team in which we have on our books the best footballers in Shanghai from the UK, Denmark, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, USA, New Zealand, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Holland, Japan, Belgium, Ireland, France, Korea, the Basque, and even an ex China national team player.

This diversity of our player pool has also translated to success on the international football tournament front, where our regular team tours have seen us win in Manila, Bangkok, Phuket and China.

Other highlights have been in 2000, when we played against the Mongolian National Team in Ulan Bator as part of their World Cup warm up in front of 4,500 spectators.
In 2005, 2006 and 2008 we were invited to the Phillips Lighting Hong Kong 7s. At this tournament we have achieved amazing results, such as, 1-1 draw with Aston Villa and a 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven. We also played against Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers at this tournament and lost in two tight matches.

Friday, September 2
Big Bamboo Sponsor Shanghai Shooters AFC

It was announced today, that Big Bamboo, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Shanghai, will be the new main sponsor of the SIFL's most successful team, Shanghai Shooters AFC.

The team will now be known as Big Bamboo Shanghai Shooters AFC, and with the help of Big Bamboo Founder and CEO, Bryce Jenner, the club hope it will be the beginning of another era of dominance not only in Shanghai, but Asia amateur football.

Club Chairman, John Jofre, said "This new multi-year deal will allow us to concentrate solely on the playing side, and manager Roland Broughton will now have the resources to strengthen the squad. Shanghai Shooters AFC has always been at the forefront of the game off the pitch as well as on it and this partnership is another example of that. We look forward to helping Big Bamboo promote their brand in the SIFL and in Asia on our infamous tours!"


Friday, May 30
Shooters Reach Plate Semi-Final in Hong Kong

Rangers team including Andrew Shinnie, Andrew Little and Stephen Stirling.
The Shooters latest Hong Kong 7's adventure seen them go further in the tournament than previous attempts, reaching the semi-final of the plate. However, although we played very well in both our Saturday and Sunday opening games, undeservedly losing to Glasgow Rangers 0-1 on the Saturday, and beating HK Pro side Bulova Rangers on the Sunday, lack of fitness let us down in the remaining games where we lost to HK Pro side Happy Valley, HK All Star side Eagles FC and English Semi-Pro side Eastleigh FC.

vs. HK pro side Bulova Rangers FC

Shooters Held by PSV Eindhoven in Hong Kong

Shooters vs. PSV
The Shanghai Shooters have returned from the 2006 Philips Lighting Hong Kong 7's with another good result against Pro opposition. Last year we managed to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa, this year we held PSV Eindhoven 0-0. We also drew 0-0 with Hong Kong 2nd Division Champions, HKFC. In our other match against Glasgow Celtic, we lost 0-2, even though we were the better side in the first half. The lads were magnificent, and I am proud of them all. Let's hope we have done enough to get an invite back next year.

Shooters vs. Glasgow Celtic

Aston Villa snatch last gasp draw from Shooters in Hong Kong

Aston Villa team including Gary Cahill, Gabriel Agbonlahor, and Craig Gardner.
Aston Villa score in the last minute, from a deflected long range shot, to snatch a well deserve win away from the Shooters. The game finished 1-1. The Aston Villa team included 1st team players Gabriel Agbonlahor, Gary Cahill and Craig Gardner. The Shooters also played Glasgow Rangers and lost 0-1 to a dodgy penalty decision. The Rangers team included 1st team players Chris Burke, Charlie Adam and Steven Smith.

Glasgow Rangers team including, Steven Smith, Charlie Adam and Chris Burke.

Rush is a Shooter!!!

The photograph show's that Ian Rush, the Liverpool legend, is a Shanghai Shooter. Ian Rush was quoted as saying "This is the proudest day of my career to wear this shirt" Yes, Ian you are a lucky man, but sorry, we do not do elocution lessons!!!


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