China League One

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China League One
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Country  China
Confederation AFC
Founded 2004; 10 years ago (2004)
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Chinese Super League
Relegation to China League Two
Domestic cup(s) Chinese FA Cup
Current champions Henan Jianye
(2013)
Most championships Guangzhou Evergrande
Henan Jianye (2)
2014 China League One

China League One (Chinese: 中国足球协会甲级联赛; pinyin: Zhōngguó Zúqiú Xiéhuì Jiǎjí Liánsài), also known as Chinese Jia League(中甲联赛), is the second tier of Chinese football clubs. The league is under the auspices of the Chinese Football Association. Above League One is the Chinese Super League.

Prior to the formation of the Chinese Super League, Jia League was known as Jia B League. The then top two levels of Chinese football league were known as Jia A League and Jia B League respectively. Jia A was rebranded as CSL and Jia B was rebranded as the current Jia League in 2004. Below the Jia League is the Yi League, following the Chinese Heavenly Stems naming convention of numbers.

It is currently made up of 16 teams, playing each other home and away once. At the end of each season, the top two teams are promoted to the CSL and the two lowest placed teams from the CSL are relegated to China League One. The top two teams from China League Two are promoted and replace the two lowest placed teams from China League One.

Current clubs[edit]

Club Chinese name Home stadium Capacity Seasons in League One Best finish Worst finish Spell in level 2
Beijing Baxy 北京八喜 Chaoyang Sports Centre 8,000 2010 to 2014 7th, 2013 15th, 2012 from 2010
Beijing BIT 北京理工 BIT Eastern Athletic Field 5,000 2007 to 2014 7th, 2008 14th, 2012 from 2007
Chengdu Tiancheng 成都天诚 Shuangliu Sports Center 26,000 2004 to 2007, 2010, 2012 to 2014 2nd, 2007 & 2010 14th, 2013 from 2012
Chongqing Lifan 重庆力帆 Chongqing Olympic Sports Center 22,000 2007 to 2008, 2011 to 2014 2nd, 2008 8th, 2011 from 2011
Guangdong Sunray Cave 广东日之泉 Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium 25,000 2009 to 2014 3rd, 2011 & 2013 11th, 2010 from 2009
Hebei Zhongji 河北中基 Yutong International Sports Center 38,000 2014 from 2014
Hunan Billows 湖南湘涛 CSU New Stadium 18,000 2004 to 2006, 2010 to 2014 4th, 2011 14th, 2004 from 2010
Qingdao Hainiu 青岛海牛 Qingdao Sports Center Guoxin Stadium 45,000 2014 from 2014
Qingdao Jonoon 青岛中能 Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 20,525 2014 from 2014
Shenyang Zhongze 沈阳中泽 Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium 60,000 2011 to 2014 6th, 2011 & 2013 12th, 2012 from 2011
Shenzhen Ruby 深圳红钻 Bao'an Stadium 40,000 2012 to 2014 5th, 2013 7th, 2012 from 2012
Shijiazhuang Yongchang 石家庄永昌 Yutong International Sports Center 38,500 2012 to 2014 3rd, 2012 8th, 2013 from 2012
Tianjin Songjiang 天津松江 Tianjin Tuanbo Football Stadium 30,320 2011 to 2014 6th, 2012 12th, 2011 from 2011
Wuhan Zall 武汉卓尔 Xinhua Road Sports Center 32,137 2010 to 2012, 2014 2nd, 2012 7th, 2011 from 2014
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 新疆天山雪豹 Xinjiang Sports Centre 50,000 2013 to 2014 13th, 2013 from 2013
Yanbian Baekdu 延边长白山 Hailanjiang Stadium 32,000 2005 to 2014 3rd, 2010 13th, 2012 from 2005

Former clubs[edit]

Club Chinese name Seasons in League One Current league
Harbin Yiteng 哈尔滨毅腾 2007 to 2008, 2012 to 2013 Chinese Super League
Henan Jianye 河南建业 2004 to 2006, 2013 Chinese Super League
Shanghai Dongya 上海东亚 2008 to 2012 Chinese Super League
Dalian Aerbin 大连阿尔滨 2011 Chinese Super League
Guangzhou R&F 广州富力 2011 Chinese Super League
Guangzhou Evergrande 广州恒大 2004 to 2007, 2010 Chinese Super League
Liaoning Whowin 辽宁宏运 2009 Chinese Super League
Shanghai Shenxin 上海申鑫 2006 to 2009 Chinese Super League
Jiangsu Sainty 江苏舜天 2004 to 2008 Chinese Super League
Zhejiang Greentown 浙江绿城 2004 to 2006 Chinese Super League
Changchun Yatai 长春亚泰 2004 to 2005 Chinese Super League
Guizhou Zhicheng 贵州智诚 2011, 2013 China League Two
Shenyang Dongjin 沈阳东进 2009 to 2012 China League Two
Chongqing F.C. 重庆足球俱乐部 2012 to 2013 Defunct
Anhui Jiufang 安徽九方 2008 to 2010 Defunct
Shanghai Zobon 上海中邦 2005 to 2010 Defunct
Nanjing Yoyo 南京有有 2004 to 2010 Defunct
Sichuan 四川 2008 to 2009 Defunct
Beijing Hongdeng 北京宏登 2006 to 2009 Defunct
Qingdao Hailifeng 青岛海利丰 2004 to 2009 Defunct
Hohhot Black Horse 呼和浩特 2004 to 2007 Defunct
Shaanxi Guoli 陕西国力 2004 to 2005 Defunct
Xiamen Lanshi 厦门蓝狮 2004 to 2005 Defunct
Dongguan Lanwa 东莞联华 2004 Defunct
Wuhan Huanghelou 武汉黄鹤楼 2004 Defunct
Xi'an Anxinyuan 西安安馨园 2004 Defunct
Guangdong Xiongying 广东雄鹰 2004 Defunct
Zhuhai Zobon 珠海中邦 2004 Merged with Shanghai Shenhua

Winners[edit]

Season Winners Runners-up Third-place
2004 Wuhan Huanghelou Zhuhai Zobon Xiamen Lanshi
2005 Xiamen Lanshi Changchun Yatai Zhejiang Greentown
2006 Henan Construction Zhejiang Greentown Guangzhou GPC
2007 Guangzhou GPC Chengdu Blades Jiangsu Sainty
2008 Jiangsu Sainty Chongqing Lifan Nanchang Hengyuan
2009 Liaoning Whowin Nanchang Hengyuan Shenyang Dongjin
2010 Guangzhou Evergrande Chengdu Blades Yanbian FC
2011 Dalian Aerbin Guangzhou R&F Guangdong Sunray Cave
2012 Shanghai Tellace Wuhan Zall Fujian Smart Hero
2013 Henan Jianye Harbin Yiteng Guangdong Sunray Cave

Awards[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2004 Brazil Will Wuhan Huanghelou 22
2005 Belarus Mikalay Ryndzyuk Guangzhou Sunray Cave 15
2006 Brazil Tico Zhejiang Greentown 15
2007 Honduras Luis Ramírez Guangzhou GPC 19
2008 Romania Sabin Ilie Qingdao Hailifeng 18
2009 Colombia Martín García Nanchang Hengyuan 19
2010 China Gao Lin Guangzhou Evergrande 20
2011 Honduras Mitchel Brown
Costa Rica Johnny Woodly
Hunan Billows
Dalian Aerbin
13
2012 Senegal Babacar Gueye Shenzhen Ruby 23
2013 Senegal Babacar Gueye Shenzhen Ruby 23

Most valuable player[edit]

Season Player Club
2013 China Xu Yang Henan Jianye

Best goalkeeper[edit]

Season Player Club
2013 China Zhou Yajun Henan Jianye

Best coach[edit]

Season Player Club
2013 China Tang Yaodong Henan Jianye

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