Shanghai Shenhua’s loyal followers have many victory rituals, one of the best known of which is the massive gathering of fans underneath the elevated line 3 metro station right next to the stadium to sing songs of joy after a big win. Tonight’s after match revelery was no expection, here is a video of the post-game celebrations and a translation of one of Shenhua fans’ staple “call and response” songs – (albeit the clip starts after the first line).
蓝色申花 (Lanse Shenhua)
申花是冠军 (Shenhua shi guanjun)
Shenhua are champions
为我们而胜利 (Wei women er shengli)
Bring victory for us
蓝色申花，申花ole. (Lanse Shenhua, Shenhua Ole!)
Blue Shenhua, Shenhua Ole!
Ole ole, ole ole… Lanse Shenhua, Ole….
Ground: Hongkou Football Stadium, Hongkou District, Shanghai
Capacity: 35,000 (26,000 for football)
Honours: Chinese top-tier league champions: 1995
Chinese top-tier league runners-up: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008
Chinese FA Cup winners: 1998
Chinese FA Cup runners up: 1995, 1997, 2015