Shanghai SIPG Football Club (predecessor Shanghai East Asia Football Club) was founded in 2005, established and funded together by Shanghai East Asia Co.Ltd and Shanghai Genbao Football Training Base. The famous Chinese Shanghai local coach Mr Xu Genbao was the first chairman and president of the club. Since the very early times, the club has been paying great attention to youth development system. Led by " football godfather" Mr Xu Genbao, the club has cultivated a group of best players with local special features who promoted to Chinese Super League in the year of 2012. Now, this group of youth developed players has become the absolute driving force in the club.
In 2013, Shanghai International Port (Group) Co. Ltd, the world's largest port business operation company, became the main sponsor of the club, and in 2014, the Club finished fifth position in its second season of CSL. At the end of 2014, SIPG bought 100% shares of the Club for the purpose of contribution to the sports industry of the city and multi-business development of the Group itself.
During the season of 2015 and 2016, SIPG FC achieved great success under the leadership of former head coach Mr Sven Eriksson.
In the season of 2015, SIPG got the runner-up in CSL and qualified to the ACL, it is the best record ever.
In the season of 2016, SIPG FC got the third place in CSL and qualified for the ACL again. Although this is the first time the team played in the Asian competitions, but did very well. The team was stopped in the quarter-finals.