Chinese Super League

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Chinese Super League
Country  China
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2004
Level 1
Number of teams 16
Relegation to China League One
Domestic cup Chinese FA Cup
International cup AFC Champions League
Current champions Guangzhou Evergrande (2015)
Most successful club Guangzhou Evergrande (5 titles)
Website csl.lesports.com
Soccerball current event.svg2016 Chinese Super League

The Chinese Football Association Super League (Chinese: 中国足球协会超级联赛; Pinyin: Zhōngguó Zúqiú Xiéhuì Chāojí Liánsài; usually called Chinese Super League (中超联赛) or CSL; and known as Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League for sponsorship reasons) is the highest tier of professional association football in China. It is controlled by the Chinese Football Association.

The league was created in 2004 and replaced the Chinese Football Association Jia-A League.

Currently, 16 teams play in the league. The Chinese Super League has been won by 7 teams: Shanghai Shenhua, Shenzhen Jianlibao, Dalian Shide, Shandong Luneng, Changchun Yatai, Beijing Guoan, and Guangzhou Evergrande.

2016 clubs[change | change source]

History[change | change source]

In 1994, the Chinese Jia-A League became the country's first professional football league. People in the Chinese Football Association began to talk about creating a new league in late-2000. In 2002, the CFA made a decision to establish the Chinese Super League, which started in 2004.

Results and statistics[change | change source]

Champions[change | change source]

The following table shows who won the league and when.[1]

Club Champions Runners-up Winning Seasons Runners-up Seasons
Guangzhou Evergrande
5
0
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Shandong Luneng
3
2
2006, 2008, 2010 2004, 2013
Beijing Guoan
1
3
2009 2007, 2011, 2014
Changchun Yatai
1
1
2007 2009
Dalian Shide
1
0
2005
Shenzhen
1
0
2004
Shanghai Greenland
0
3
2005, 2006, 2008
Shanghai SIPG
0
1
2015
Jiangsu Suning
0
1
2012
Tianjin Teda
0
1
2010

Top scorers[change | change source]

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2004 Ghana Kwame Ayew Inter Shanghai 17
2005 Serbia Branko Jelić Beijing Guoan 21
2006 People's Republic of China Li Jinyu Shandong Luneng 26
2007 People's Republic of China Li Jinyu Shandong Luneng 15
2008 Brazil Éber Luís Tianjin Teda 14
2009 Argentina Hernán Barcos
Honduras Luis Ramírez
Shenzhen Asia Travel / Shanghai Shenhua
Guangzhou GPC
17
2010 Colombia Duvier Riascos Shanghai Shenhua 20
2011 Brazil Muriqui Guangzhou Evergrande 16
2012 Romania Cristian Dănălache Jiangsu Sainty 23
2013 Brazil Elkeson Guangzhou Evergrande 24
2014 Brazil Elkeson Guangzhou Evergrande 28
2015 Brazil Aloísio Shandong Luneng Taishan 22

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSL China PR Archive". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 June 2016.