Chinese Super League

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Chinese Super League
Chinese Super League Logo.png
Country  China
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2004; 10 years ago (2004)
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to China League One
Domestic cup(s) Chinese FA Cup
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
(Four spots)
Current champions Guangzhou Evergrande
(2014, Fourth title)
Most championships Guangzhou Evergrande
(Four titles)
Website CSL.sina.com.cn
2014 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), commonly known as Chinese Super League (中超联赛) or CSL, currently known as the Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League for sponsorship reasons, is the highest tier of professional association football in China, operating under the auspices of the Chinese Football Association.

The Chinese Super League was created by the rebranding of the former top division Chinese Football Association Jia-A League in 2004. (see Chinese Jia-A League, not to be confused with Chinese Football Association Jia League, which is the current second tier league.)

Originally contested by 12 teams in the inaugural year, the league has been expanding. There are 16 teams in the current season. The title has been won by six teams: Shenzhen Jianlibao, Dalian Shide, Shandong Luneng, Changchun Yatai, Beijing Guoan, and Guangzhou Evergrande. The current Super League champions are Guangzhou Evergrande.

Overview[edit]

Unlike in many top European leagues, the Chinese Super League starts in February or March (spring in China) and ends in November or December (early winter). In each season, each club plays each of the other clubs twice, once at home and another away. The current system, with 16 clubs in the Super League, so the teams played 30 games each for a total of 240 games in the season.

The two lowest placed teams by the end of the season are relegated to the China League One and the top two teams from the League One are promoted, taking their places.

The top three of the league, as well as the winner of the Chinese FA Cup, qualify for the AFC Champions League of the next year. If the FA Cup finalists finish the league 3rd or higher, 4th place in the league will take the Champions League spot.

International players policy[edit]

Professional footballers in China receive relatively high salaries when compared to other Chinese sports leagues and football leagues in other countries. As a result, numerous players from Serbia, Brazil, Honduras, and other Latin American regions are signed as the foreign players in the Chinese league. The league has rules, however, restricting the number of foreign players strictly to five per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use a maximum of four foreign players on the field each game. This is to promote native player improvement and to conform to rules regarding international club competitions in the AFC.

Players from Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taipei (except goalkeepers) are deemed as native players in CSL. Hong Kong players were considered foreigners at the beginning of 2009 but the league hold back the change in summer transfer. After 2010 season, players from Hong Kong Macau and Taiwan were not considered foreigners in CSL matches, but will be regarded as foreigners in AFC competitions. During the middle of the 2012 season, it was decided that teams that were competing in the AFC Champions League were allowed to have two extra foreign players, which can bring the number of foreigners on a team's roster to seven.

Season Squad Per match Note
1994–2000 3 3
2001–2003 4 3 In 2001, foreign goalkeepers were restricted to play in matches.
2004–2006 3 2 After 2006, players from Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taipei were not considered as foreign players (except goalkeepers)
2007–2008 4 3
2009– 4+1 3+1 "+1" is Asian quota, which means teams can add a player from Asia that isn't from any regions outside from the region.

History[edit]

In 1994, the Chinese Jia-A League became the country's first professional football league. On October 29, 2000, Yan Shiduo, vice-president of the Chinese Football Association, talked about setting up a new professional league system. In 2002, the CFA made a decision to establish the Chinese Super League, which started in 2004.

Compared to the Jia-A, the CSL is a lot more demanding on teams. The CFA and CSL committee imposed a range of minimum criteria to ensure professional management and administration, financial probity, and a youth development program at every club. The second division, China League One, was also re-established under a new system. Besides the regular professional league, the CSL also has a reserve league, U-19 league, U-17 league and an U-15 league.

The CSL and China League One's goals are to promote high quality and high-level competition; introduce advanced managerial concepts to the market; enforce the delivery of minimum standards of professionalism; encourage the influx of more higher quality foreign coaches and players; and gradually establish the European system for player registrations and transfers.

The first CSL season began in 2004, with 12 teams in the league. The inaugural season was plagued with controversy, which continued from the former league, Jia-A. After 1998, scandals such as match fixing and gambling were uncovered. This resulted in loss of interest in the domestic game, low attendances and great financial losses.

The original plan was to have one relegated team and two promoted teams for the 2004 season and 2005 season, thus increasing the number of teams in 2006 to 14. But the CFA's decisions caused the relegations to be cancelled for these 2 years.

For the 2005 season, the league expanded to 14 teams after Wuhan Huanghelou and Zhuhai Zhongbang won promotion from China League One. The Zhuhai team, formerly Zhuhai Anping, had been bought by the Shanghai Zhongbang real estate company and relocated to Shanghai for the 2005 season, and subsequently renamed to Shanghai Zobon.

In 2006, the league was planned to expand to 16 teams with the newly promoted Xiamen Lanshi and Changchun Yatai. However, Sichuan Guancheng withdrew before the start of the season, leaving only 15 teams when the season started on March 11. Shanghai Liancheng Zobon, after another change of ownership, was renamed Shanghai United.

In 2007, the league was again planned to be expanded to 16 teams, but once again it found itself one team short. Shanghai United's owner, Zhu Jun, bought a major share in local rival Shanghai Shenhua and merged the two teams. As a result, Shanghai Shenhua retained its name as it already had a strong fanbase in the city, while Shanghai United pulled out of the league.

In 2008, the season started with 16 clubs participating for the first time, however Wuhan protested against punishments made by the CFA after a match against Beijing Guo'an, and announced its immediate withdrawal from the league, which left the season to finish with 15 clubs.

Since 2009, the league has run with 16 stable clubs participating in each year. Two are relegated to China League One, and two promoted from China League One each season.

In 2010, the CSL was beset by a scandal going right to the top of the CFA. The Chinese government took nationwide action against football gambling, match-fixing and corruption, and former CFA vice presidents Xie Yalong, Nan Yong and Yang Yimin were arrested.[1]

In 2011, the anti-corruption movement had visibly improved the image of the CSL, with increases to attendance. Clubs such as Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua began investing heavily in foreign stars. After former Fluminense midfielder Darío Conca transferred in 2011, Some noticeable signings during the 2012 seasons include former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita and Fábio Rochemback, former Sevilla forward Frédéric Kanouté, former Blackburn Rovers forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni and former Borussia Dortmund forward Lucas Barrios. Former Japanese national team coach Takeshi Okada took up the reins as the new coach of Hangzhou Greentown, former Argentina national team coach Sergio Batista replaced Jean Tigana as Shanghai Shenhua's head coach, and former Italy national team and Juventus manager Marcello Lippi replaced Lee Jang-Soo as Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach.

Chinese Jia-A League seasons and champions[edit]

Season Winners Runners-up Third-place
1994 Dalian Wanda Guangzhou Apollo Shanghai Shenhua
1995 Shanghai Shenhua Beijing Guoan Dalian Wanda
1996 Dalian Wanda Shanghai Shenhua Bayi Football Team
1997 Dalian Wanda Shanghai Shenhua Beijing Guoan
1998 Dalian Wanda Shanghai Shenhua Beijing Guoan
1999 Shandong Luneng Liaoning Fushun Sichuan Quanxing
2000 Dalian Shide Shanghai Shenhua Sichuan Quanxing
2001 Dalian Shide Shanghai Shenhua Liaoning Fushun
2002 Dalian Shide Shenzhen Jianlibao Beijing Guoan
2003 Shanghai Shenhuavacant 1 Shanghai International Dalian Shide

^1 Shanghai Shenhua were stripped of the title on 19 February 2013 for the match-fixing scandal in this season.[2]

Chinese Super League seasons and champions[edit]

Season Winners Runners-up Third-place
2004 Shenzhen Jianlibao Shandong Luneng Shanghai International
2005 Dalian Shide Shanghai Shenhua Shandong Luneng
2006 Shandong Luneng Shanghai Shenhua Beijing Guoan
2007 Changchun Yatai Beijing Guoan Shandong Luneng
2008 Shandong Luneng Shanghai Shenhua Beijing Guoan
2009 Beijing Guoan Changchun Yatai Henan Construction
2010 Shandong Luneng Tianjin Teda Shanghai Shenhua
2011 Guangzhou Evergrande Beijing Guoan Liaoning Whowin
2012 Guangzhou Evergrande Jiangsu Sainty Beijing Guoan
2013 Guangzhou Evergrande Shandong Luneng Beijing Guoan
2014 Guangzhou Evergrande Beijing Guoan Guangzhou R&F

Most successful clubs[edit]

Club Champions Runners-Up Winning Seasons Runners-Up Seasons
Dalian Shide
8
0
1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
Shandong Luneng
4
2
1999, 2006, 2008, 2010 2004, 2013
Guangzhou Evergrande
4
1
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 1994
Shanghai Shenhua
1
8
1995 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008
Beijing Guo'an
1
4
2009 1995, 2007, 2011, 2014
Shenzhen Ruby
1
1
2004 2002
Changchun Yatai
1
1
2007 2009
Liaoning Whowin
0
1
1999
Guizhou Renhe
0
1
2003
Tianjin Teda
0
1
2010
Jiangsu Sainty
0
1
2012

Current clubs[edit]

Club Chinese name Home stadium Capacity Seasons in CSL Best finish Worst finish Spell in level 1 Top Division Titles (Overall) Top Division Titles (Professional) Last Title
Beijing Guoan 北京国安 Workers Stadium 66,161[3] 2004 - 2014 1st, 2009 7th, 2004 from 1991 6 1 2009
Changchun Yatai 长春亚泰 Development Area Stadium 25,000[4] 2006 - 2014 1st, 2007 9th, 2010 from 2006 1 1 2007
Dalian Aerbin 大连阿尔滨 Jinzhou Stadium 30,775[5] 2012 - 2014 5th, 2012 5th, 2012 from 2012 0 0
Guangzhou Evergrande 广州恒大 Tianhe Stadium 60,151[6] 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2014 1st, 2011, 2012 9th, 2009 from 2011 2 2 2013
Guangzhou R&F 广州富力 Yuexiushan Stadium 18,000[7] 2004 - 2010,2012 - 2014 7th, 2012 16th, 2010 from 2012 0 0
Guizhou Renhe 贵州人和 Guiyang Olympic Sports Center 51,636[8] 2004 - 2014 3rd, 2004 13th, 2007 from 2002 0 0
Hangzhou Greentown 杭州绿城 Yellow Dragon Sports Center 52,672[9] 2007 - 2014 4th, 2010 15th, 2009 from 2007 0 0
Harbin Yiteng 哈尔滨毅腾 Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center 50,000 2014- - - from 2014 0 0
Henan Jianye 河南建业 Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 30,000 2007 - 2012, 2014- 3rd, 2009 16th, 2012 from 2014 0 0
Jiangsu Sainty 江苏舜天 Nanjing Olympic Sports Center 61,443 2009 - 2014 2nd, 2012 11th, 2010 from 2009 0 0
Liaoning Whowin 辽宁宏运 Tiexi New District Sports Center 30,000 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2014 3rd, 2011 15th, 2008 from 2010 8 0 1993
Shandong Luneng 山东鲁能 Luneng Stadium 56,808[10] 2004 - 2014 1st, 2006, 2008, 2010 12th, 2012 from 1994 4 4 2010
Shanghai Shenhua 上海申花 Hongkou Football Stadium 33,060[11] 2004 - 2014 2nd, 2005, 2006, 2008 11th, 2011 from 1982 3 1 2003
Shanghai Shenxin 上海申鑫 Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium 16,000 2010 - 2014 13th, 2010 15th, 2012 from 2010 0 0
Shanghai East Asia 上海上港 Shanghai Stadium 56,842 2013 - 2014 from 2013 0 0
Tianjin Teda 天津泰达 Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium 54,696[12] 2004 - 2014 2nd, 2010 10th, 2011 from 1999 2 0 1980

Attendances[edit]

Season averages[edit]

Season Total Attendance Games Average Change High avg. Team No. Of Clubs Relegation Slots
1994 2,155,000 132 16,326 -- 40,000 Sichuan Quanxing 12 2
1995 3,140,280 132 23,790 +45.7% 40,182 Sichuan Quanxing 12 2
1996 3,203,122 132 24,266 +2.0% 42,272 Jinan Taishan 12 2
1997 2,801,100 132 21,220 -14.4% 39,180 Sichuan Quanxing 12 2
1998 3,883,000 182 21,335 +0.5% 39,713 Shanghai Shenhua 14 2
1999 3,623,500 182 19,909 -7.2% 33,538 Shandong Luneng 14 2
2000 3,622,000 182 19,901 -0.1% 35,615 Shenyang Ginde 14 2
2001 3,329,872 182 18,296 -8.8% 38,700 Shanxi Guoli 14 -
2002 3,146,640 210 14,984 -22.1% 32,429 Beijing Guo'an 15 -
2003 3,719,700 210 17,710 +18.2% 30,500 Dalian Shide 15 3
2004 1,430,600 132 10,838 -63.4% 23,636 Shandong Luneng 12 -
2005 1,871,700 182 10,284 -5.4% 26,000 Shandong Luneng 14 -
2006 2,228,300 210 10,611 +3.2% 30,679 Shandong Luneng 15 1
2007 3,173,500 210 15,112 +42.4% 24,643 Shanxi Chanba 15 1
2008 3,065,280 228 13,444 -12.4% 26,501 Shandong Luneng 16 2
2009 3,854,115 240 16,059 +19.5% 36,805 Beijing Guo'an 16 2
2010 3,499,304 240 14,581 -9.2% 33,342 Beijing Guo'an 16 2
2011 4,236,322 240 17,651 +21.1% 45,666 Guangzhou Evergrande 16 2
2012 4,497,578 240 18,740 +6.2% 37,250 Guangzhou Evergrande 16 2
2013 4,456,977 240 18,571 -0.9% 40,428 Guangzhou Evergrande 16 2
2014 4,556,520 240 18,986 +2.2% 42,154 Guangzhou Evergrande 16 2

Attendance by clubs[edit]

This table lists average attendances of Jia-A League clubs during 1994-2003 yearly, but only for seasons when that club played in the top division. Club names are as of 2003 season.

Team Crowd average
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
August 1st 15,818 18,818 12,091 16,000 16,769 - - 14,385 13,429 13,071
Beijing Guoan 14,091 26,364 36,182 24,727 27,538 24,231 18,692 15,385 32,429 16,500
Chongqing Lifan - - - 27,727 24,000 17,231 16,615 21,615 14,893 19,286
Dalian Shide 26,636 22,273 29,364 19,455 27,769 17,769 27,077 21,385 18,429 30,500
Guangdong Hongyuan 9,091 20,545 15,182 9,091 - - - - - -
Guangzhou FC 10,545 18,818 13,091 15,364 5,385 - - - - -
Guangzhou Songri - - 11,727 - 7,308 12,308 - - - -
Jiangsu Sainty 5,364 - - - - - - - - -
Liaoning FC 15,364 22,727 - - - 24,538 16,846 15,846 6,964 13,786
Qingdao Jonoon - 13,364 - 10,545 11,538 12,192 16,923 15,308 6,214 12,429
Shandong Luneng Taishan 19,727 24,545 42,272 22,545 28,231 33,538 27,231 21,385 21,571 23,286
Shanghai International - - - - - - - - 17,500 17,821
Shanghai Shenhua 20,909 27,909 26,727 19,636 39,713 17,462 18,462 18,000 12,464 22,214
Shanxi Guoli - - - - - - - 38,700 9,500 19,357
Shenyang Ginde 5,591 - - - 15,077 11,923 35,615 12,000 14,500 18,857
Shenzhen Jianlibao - - 18,182 - 19,000 20,769 15,769 16,231 15,571 18,357
Sichuan Guancheng 40,000 40,182 41,455 39,180 34,231 33,077 23,462 20,654 9,607 11,786
Tianjin Teda - 19,173 20,345 17,091 - 13,692 13,692 10,154 9,250 13,000
Wuhan Yaqi - - - - 22,077 12,077 - - - -
Xiamen Lanshi - - - - - - 16,615 - - -
Yanbian FC 21,818 27,818 25,545 33,000 27,538 26,692 12,385 - - -
Yunnan Hongta - - - - - - 15,923 16,846 9,126 14,071
Whole season 16,326 23,790 24,266 21,220 21,335 19,909 19,901 18,296 14,984 17,710

This table lists average attendances of clubs yearly, but only for seasons when that club played in the top division. Clubs are listed with their current names.

Team Crowd average
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Beijing Guoan 10,864 18,923 13,571 21,571 14,641 36,805 33,342 40,397 36,879 39,269 39,395
Changchun Yatai - - 8,607 16,429 5,797 12,179 10,067 13,835 12,701 12,975 12,886
Chongqing Lifan 15,727 5,731 6,536 - - 11,440 11,433 - - - -
Chengdu Blades - - - - 12,378 11,873 - 6,443 - - -
Dalian Aerbin - - - - - - - - 15,774 10,538 10,993
Dalian Shide 11,273 14,000 5,043 10,286 7,900 16,613 12,307 17,148 11,093 - -
Guangzhou Evergrande - - - - 19,624 20,057 45,666 37,250 40,428 42,154
Guangzhou R&F 5,000 2,077 2,750 10,571 6,645 8,498 10,152 - 8,460 10,384 11,487
Guizhou Renhe 8,455 4,385 17,286 24,643 24,625 23,026 28,053 27,836 29,574 21,312 12,327
Harbin Yiteng - - - - - - - - - - 26,126
Hangzhou Greentown - - - 19,571 12,188 14,790 14,550 8,586 10,563 14,164 13,766
Henan Jianye - - - 16,857 16,267 19,255 18,630 16,334 17,526 - 18,390
Jiangsu Sainty - - - - - 15,976 10,667 17,170 31,163 28,808 24,349
Liaoning Whowin 7,727 11,000 6,929 15,929 11,733 - 10,100 19,621 18,638 20,850 12,781
Qingdao Jonoon 4,645 4,500 6,071 7,179 6,600 8,774 6,247 8,464 9,538 8,284 -
Shandong Luneng Taishan 23,636 26,000 30,679 22,607 26,501 17,015 15,901 12,112 20,148 27,683 23,931
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 13,636 12,462 12,786 11,393 11,510 12,627 12,963 9,828 14,761 12,739 15,417
Shanghai Shenxin - - - - - - 11,680 10,462 11,597 8,559 10,115
Shanghai SIPG - - - - - - - - - 10,161 12,460
Shanghai United - 4,885 2,193 - - - - - - - -
Shenzhen Ruby 10,364 2,423 10,071 13,000 6,400 13,460 12,439 10,277 - - -
Sichuan Guancheng 5,545 5,477 - - - - - - - - -
Tianjin Teda 13,182 16,462 18,071 15,429 14,007 14,554 14,757 18,242 14,175 16,577 17,190
Wuhan Guanggu - 15,654 10,500 13,179 12,556 - - - - - -
Wuhan Zall - - - - - - - - - 14,403 -
Xiamen Lanshi - - 8,071 8,036 - - - - - - -
Whole season 10,838 10,284 10,611 15,112 13,444 16,059 14,581 17,651 18,740 18,571 18,986

Awards[edit]

The official Chinese Super league annual awards are given to players, managers and referees based on their performance during the season.

Most valuable player[edit]

It is also named the "Mr. Football Golden Ball award".

Year Footballer Club Nationality
2004 Zhao Junzhe Liaoning Zhongyu  China
2005 Branko Jelic Beijing Guoan  Serbia
2006 Zheng Zhi Shandong Luneng  China
2007 Du Zhenyu Changchun Yatai  China
2008 Emil Martínez Shanghai Shenhua  Honduras
2009 Samuel Caballero Changchun Yatai  Honduras
2010 Duvier Riascos Shanghai Shenhua  Colombia
2011 Muriqui Guangzhou Evergrande  Brazil
2012 Cristian Dănălache Jiangsu Sainty  Romania
2013 Darío Conca Guangzhou Evergrande  Argentina
2014 Elkeson Guangzhou Evergrande  Brazil

Golden Boot award[edit]

This award is awarded to the top goalscorer of the league that year.

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2004 Ghana Kwame Ayew Inter Shanghai 17
2005 Serbia Branko Jelić Beijing Guoan 21
2006 China Li Jinyu Shandong Luneng 26
2007 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

There is also an award that is awarded to the top Chinese goalscorer of that season, which was first introduced in 2011.

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2011 China Yu Hanchao Liaoning Whowin 12
2012 China Wang Yongpo Shandong Luneng Taishan 10
2013 China Wu Lei Shanghai East Asia 15
2014 China Wu Lei Shanghai East Asia 12

Manager of the year[edit]

Year Manager Club Standings Nationality
2004 Zhu Guanghu Shenzhen Jianlibao Chinese Super League champions  China
2005 Vladimir Petrovic Pizon Dalian Shide Chinese Super League champions; Chinese FA Cup winners  Serbia
2006 Ljubisa Tumbakovic Shandong Luneng Taishan Chinese Super League champions; Chinese FA Cup winners  Serbia
2007 Gao Hongbo Changchun Yatai Chinese Super League champions  China
2008 Ljubisa Tumbakovic Shandong Luneng Chinese Super League champions  Serbia
2009 Tang Yaodong Henan Jianye Chinese Super League third place  China
2010 Branko Ivankovic Shandong Luneng Taishan Chinese Super League champions  Croatia
2011 Ma Lin Liaoning Whowin Chinese Super League third place  China
2012 Dragan Okuka Jiangsu Sainty Chinese Super League runners-up  Serbia
2013 Marcello Lippi Guangzhou Evergrande Chinese Super League champions  Italy
2014 Gregorio Manzano Beijing Guoan Chinese Super League runners-up  Spain

Youth player of the year[edit]

Year Footballer Club Nationality
2004 Chen Tao Shenyang Ginde  China
2005 Hao Junmin Tianjin Teda  China
2006 Wang Dalei Shanghai Liancheng  China
2007 Hao Junmin Tianjin Teda  China
2008 Huang Bowen Beijing Guoan  China
2009 Deng Zhuoxiang Jiangsu Sainty  China
2010 Zheng Zheng Shandong Luneng Taishan  China
2011 Song Wenjie Qingdao Jonoon  China
2012 Zhang Xizhe Beijing Guoan  China
2013 Jin Jingdao Shandong Luneng Taishan  China
2014 Liu Binbin Shandong Luneng Taishan  China

Goalkeeper of the year[edit]

Year Footballer Club Nationality
2012 Deng Xiaofei Jiangsu Sainty  China
2013 Zeng Cheng Guangzhou Evergrande  China
2014 Wang Dalei Shandong Luneng Taishan  China

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsorships
Season Sponsor Annual Value Official League Name
1994 Marlboro $1.2 million[13] Marlboro Jia-A League
1995 Marlboro $1.32 million Marlboro Jia-A League
1996 Marlboro $1.44 million Marlboro Jia-A League
1997 Marlboro $1.56 million Marlboro Jia-A League
1998 Marlboro $1.68 million Marlboro Jia-A League
1999 Pepsi $10 million Pepsi Jia-A League
2000 Pepsi $11 million Pepsi Jia-A League
2001 Pepsi $12 million Pepsi Jia-A League
2002 Pepsi $13 million Pepsi Jia-A League
2003 Siemens Mobile $5 million Siemens Mobile Jia-A League
2004 Siemens Mobile €8 million Siemens Mobile Chinese Super League
2005 No sponsor Chinese Football Association Super League
2006 IPhox €6 million Iphox Chinese Super League
2007 Kingway Beer ¥ 36 million[14] Kingway Beer Chinese Super League
2008 Kingway Beer ¥ 38 million Kingway Beer Chinese Super League
2009 Pirelli €5 million[15] Pirelli Chinese Super League
2010 Pirelli €5 million Pirelli Chinese Super League
2011 Wanda Plaza ¥ 65 million[16] Wanda Plaza Chinese Super League
2012 Wanda Plaza ¥ 65 million Wanda Plaza Chinese Super League
2013 Wanda Plaza ¥ 65 million Wanda Plaza Chinese Super League
2014 Ping An Insurance ¥ 150 million[17]

Reserve league[edit]

The reserve league is open to all of the reserve teams from the Chinese Super League, China League One, and China League Two clubs.

Season Winners
2006 Shandong Luneng
2007 Tianjin Teda
2008 Wuhan Optics Valley
2009 Not held
2010 Shandong Luneng
2011 Shandong Luneng
2012 Shandong Luneng
2013 Shandong Luneng

Youth league[edit]

Like the reserve league, the youth league is open to all the youth teams of all professional clubs in China.

Season U-19 Champions U-17 Champions U-15 Champions
2004 Shanghai Shenhua Shandong Luneng Shandong Luneng
2005 Shandong Luneng Shandong Luneng Shandong Luneng
2006 Beijing Guoan Shandong Luneng Shandong Luneng
2007 Chongqing Lifan Shandong Luneng Shandong Luneng
2008 Beijing Guoan Changchun Yatai Shandong Luneng
2009 Shandong Luneng Changchun Yatai Wuhan FA
2010 Not held Shandong Luneng Shanghai Luckystar
2011 Beijing Guo'an Shanghai FA Hubei FA
2012 Jiangsu FA Liaoning FA Guangzhou FA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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