2009 Chinese Super League

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Chinese Super League
Season 2009
Champions Beijing Guoan
Relegated Chengdu Blades
Guangzhou GPC
Champions League Beijing Guoan
Henan Construction
Changchun Yatai
Shandong Luneng
Matches played 240
Goals scored 536 (2.23 per match)
Top goalscorer Ramírez, Barcos (17)
Biggest home win Guangzhou 6–1 Shenzhen (8 Aug)
Qingdao 6–1 Chongqing (8 Aug)
Biggest away win Chongqing 0–6 Tianjin (22 Aug)
Highest scoring Changchun 2–6 Beijing (10 May)
Longest winning run 4 games
Beijing (10 May–13 Jun)
Longest unbeaten run 11 games (5w & 6d)
Shandong (12 Apr–2 Jul)
Longest losing run 5 games
Dalian (5 Oct–31 Oct)
Highest attendance 60,000
(Beijing v Hangzhou)[1]
Lowest attendance 4,100
(Changsha v Qingdao)
Average attendance 16,059
2008
2010

The 2009 Chinese Super League season was the sixth season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League, the sixteenth season of a professional football league and the 48th top-tier league season in China. Beijing Guoan won their first ever Chinese Super League title.

The events during the 2008 season saw Liaoning relegated and Wuhan withdrawn. They were replaced by the promoted teams Jiangsu Sainty and Chongqing Lifan. Zhejiang Greentown which is located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang were renamed to Hangzhou Greentown.

Each team is allowed to register a maximum of five foreign players and field four of them in starting line-up this season, one of whom must be from an AFC country.[2]

The league title sponsor is Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli. A three-year deal was announced on March 20, 2009.[3] Nike have renewed sponsorship deal with Super League before season starts. CCTV, SMG and Sina became league partners and will broadcast live matches on TV and online across the country.

Clubs, stadiums & attendance[edit]

  • P - Promoted, TH - Title Holders
Club Chinese City Home stadium Capacity Average attendance
Beijing Guoan 北京国安 Beijing Workers Stadium 62,000 36,805
Changchun Yatai 长春亚泰 Changchun Development Area Stadium[4] 25,000 12,179
Changsha Ginde 长沙金德 Changsha Helong Stadium 55,000 8,498
Chengdu Blades 成都谢菲联 Chengdu Chengdu Sports Center 42,000 11,873
Chongqing Lifan P 重庆力帆 Chongqing Chongqing Olympic Sports Center 58,680 11,440
Dalian Shide 大连实德 Dalian Jinzhou Stadium[5] 30,775 16,613
Guangzhou GPC 广州医药 Guangzhou Yuexiushan Stadium 30,000 20,057
Hangzhou Greentown 杭州绿城 Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Stadium[6] 51,139 14,790
Henan Construction 河南建业 Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 29,000 19,255
Jiangsu Sainty P 江苏舜天 Nanjing Nanjing Olympic Stadium[7] 61,443 15,976
Qingdao Jonoon 青岛中能 Qingdao Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 20,525 8,774
Shaanxi Chan-Ba 陕西浐灞 Xi'an Shaanxi Province Stadium 47,565 23,026
Shandong Luneng TH 山东鲁能 Jinan Shandong Provincial Stadium[8] 43,700 17,015
Shanghai Shenhua 上海申花 Shanghai Hongkou Stadium[9] 33,060 12,627
Shenzhen Asia Travel 深圳亚旅 Shenzhen Shenzhen Stadium 32,500 13,460
Tianjin Teda 天津泰达 Tianjin TEDA Football Stadium 36,390 14,554
Total 16,059

H1N1 flu pandemic[edit]

Chongqing Lifan reported an 8-player and 3-crew infection of H1N1 flu virus on 10 September. Its matches in Round 22, 23 and 24 were postponed by Chinese FA.[10]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Beijing Guoan (C) 30 13 12 5 48 28 +20 51 AFC Champions League 2010
Group stage
2 Changchun Yatai 30 14 8 8 38 31 +7 50
3 Henan Jianye 30 13 9 8 35 26 +9 48
4 Shandong Luneng Taishan 30 11 12 7 35 30 +5 45 Shandong: 9 pts, 7-4
Shanghai: 7 pts, 9-3
Tianjin: 1 pt, 1-10
5 Shanghai Shenhua 30 12 9 9 39 29 +10 45
6 Tianjin Teda 30 12 9 9 36 29 +7 45
7 Chengdu Blades (R) 30 11 6 13 32 39 −7 0392 Relegation to China League One
8 Dalian Shide 30 10 8 12 27 31 −4 38
9 Guangzhou GPC (R) 30 9 10 11 38 38 0 0372 Relegation to China League One Guangzhou: 10 pts, 12-10
Jiangsu: 8 pts, 6-7
Shenzhen: 8 pts, 8-10
Shaanxi: 6 pts, 9-8
10 Jiangsu Sainty 30 9 10 11 30 30 0 37
11 Shenzhen Ruby 30 10 10 10 36 40 −4 0371
12 Shaanxi Renhe 30 9 10 11 26 24 +2 37
13 Qingdao Jonoon 30 8 12 10 36 36 0 36
14 Changsha Ginde 30 6 15 9 23 31 −8 33
15 Hangzhou Greentown 30 8 8 14 30 43 −13 32
16 Chongqing Lifan 30 7 8 15 27 51 −24 29

Updated to games played on 31 Oct 2009.
Source: 2009 league table on the official site of the Chinese Super League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th goals scored; 7th disciplinary points[11].
1 Shenzhen were deducted 3 points for wearing the wrong kits for a home match against Shanghai and causing a one-hour delay of the match on 30 Aug 2009.[12]
2 Both clubs were relegated after being found gulity of match fixing on February 23, 2010.[13]
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;
(C) = Champion; (Q) = Qualified for AFC Champions League; (R) = Relegated to CL1.
Head-to-Head: Only used at the end of the season when two or more teams need the head-to-head rules to break a tie.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Beijing Guoan 2 2 6 3 5 8 8 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 2 3 1 1 1 1
Changchun Yatai 10 4 2 6 8 4 3 4 7 3 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 7 5 4 4 5 2 2 5 2 4 3 3 2
Henan Jianye 6 7 3 2 1 1 2 3 5 7 3 5 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3
Shandong Luneng Taishan 8 3 8 5 7 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 5 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4
Shanghai Shenhua 5 11 4 4 2 5 7 7 8 5 7 4 7 5 7 8 6 9 9 7 7 8 9 7 9 6 5 6 5 5
Tianjin Teda 1 1 1 1 3 2 5 2 3 4 8 8 4 6 9 10 9 6 7 5 3 4 5 9 6 7 6 5 6 6
Chengdu Blades 15 8 13 14 15 16 15 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 12 12 12 12 11 8 10 7
Dalian Shide 16 6 12 10 6 7 6 8 4 6 6 9 6 7 5 5 7 8 8 9 8 9 6 6 3 5 7 7 7 8
Guangzhou Evergrande 11 10 5 7 4 6 4 6 6 8 4 6 9 9 11 7 5 4 4 6 6 6 7 8 8 10 9 10 8 9
Jiangsu Sainty 13 16 15 12 9 10 10 9 12 9 10 10 10 10 8 9 8 5 6 8 9 7 8 5 7 8 8 9 9 10
Shenzhen Ruby 7 15 7 11 14 14 16 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 15 12 11
Shaanxi Renhe 3 5 9 13 12 11 12 13 13 12 13 13 11 11 12 12 13 14 13 13 13 13 11 10 10 9 10 11 11 12
Qingdao Jonoon 12 13 14 15 13 13 11 12 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 13 13
Changsha Ginde 9 12 10 9 10 12 13 10 11 13 9 7 8 8 6 6 10 10 10 12 12 12 14 14 14 13 15 14 14 14
Hangzhou Greentown 4 9 11 8 11 9 9 11 9 10 11 11 12 12 10 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 13 13 13 14 13 13 15 15
Chongqing Lifan 14 14 16 16 16 15 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Winner; Champions League 2nd place; Champions League 3rd place; Champions League 4th place; Champions League Relegation to League One

Last updated: 31 Oct 2009
Source: Results by round

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BJ CC CS CD CQ DL GZ HZ HN JS QD SX SD SH SZ TJ
Beijing Guoan 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0
Changchun Yatai 2–6 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–0
Changsha Ginde 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Chengdu Blades 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–1
Chongqing Lifan 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–6
Dalian Shide 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1
Guangzhou GPC 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–1 1–1
Hangzhou Greentown 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–2
Henan Jianye 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–1
Jiangsu Sainty 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–1
Qingdao Jonoon 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 6–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Shaanxi Renhe 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–0
Shanghai Shenhua 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 4–0
Shenzhen Ruby 2–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
Tianjin Teda 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0

Source: Results on the official site of the Chinese Super League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Updated to games played on 31 Oct 2009.[14]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Honduras Luis Ramírez Guangzhou GPC 17
Argentina Hernán Barcos Shenzhen Asia Travel/Shanghai Shenhua 17
3 Brazil Valdo Hangzhou Greentown 13
4 China Qu Bo Qingdao Jonoon 12
5 China Han Peng Shandong Luneng 11
6 China Xu Liang Guangzhou GPC 10
Poland Emmanuel Olisadebe Henan Construction 10
Costa Rica Johnny Woodly Chongqing Lifan 10

Hat-tricks[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Club Outgoing Manner When Incoming
Chengdu Blades China Li Bing Resigned[15] After Round 6 China Wang Baoshan
Qingdao Jonoon China Guo Kanfeng Sacked After Round 6 Serbia Slobodan Santrač
Chongqing Lifan China Wei Xin Resigned After Round 10 Netherlands Arie Haan
Shenzhen Asia Travel China Fan Yuhong Sacked After Round 17 China Xie Feng
Shaanxi Chan-Ba China Cheng Yaodong Resigned After Round 20 China Zhu Guanghu
Beijing Guoan South Korea Lee Jang-Soo Sacked[16] After Round 23 China Hong Yuanshuo
Hangzhou Greentown China Zhou Suian Sacked After Round 24 China Wu Jingui
Changsha Ginde China Zhu Bo Sacked After Round 27 China Hao Wei

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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