Shandong Luneng

Full Name: Shandong Luneng Taishan FC
Nickname: Taishan
Founded: 1956 (as Shandong Provincial)
Home Ground: Shandong Sports Center
Manager/Coach: Rajko Magić (Croatia)

League Champions: 1999, 2006, 2008, 2010
League Runner-Up: 1981, 1982, 2004
FA Cup Winners: 1995, 1999, 2004, 2006
FA Cup Runner-Up: 1996, 2005, 2011
League Cup Winners: 2005

Despite finishing Runner-Up in 1981 and 1982 in the National Football League, Shandong was a inconspicuous team in Chinese League. They finished third in Division 2 in 1992, meaning they won their chance to play in the new professional league (CSL) starting in 1994.

Shandong became a professional club in 1993 and was named Shandong Taishan. Taishan, or Mountain Tai in English, is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai’an, in Shandong province.

In 1998, Shandong Luneng Group, a subgroup of SEPC Group (Shandong Electric Power Coperation), bought the club and renamed it as its current name. With huge investment and a lot of development work, the club achieved great success and is now considered as the powerhouse club in China.