2007 Chinese Super League

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Chinese Super League
Season 2007
Champions Changchun Yatai
Relegated Xiamen Lanshi
AFC Champions League Changchun Yatai
Beijing Guoan
Matches played 210
Goals scored 468 (2.23 per match)
Top goalscorer Li Jinyu (Shandong Luneng), 15 goals
Average attendance 15,112
2006
2008

The 2007 Chinese Super League (CSL 2007) season or the Kingway brewery Chinese Super League as it was known for sponsorship reasons was the fourth edition since its establishment, the 14th season of professional football as well as being the 46th top-tier league season in China. Starting on March 3, 2007 and ending on November 14, 2007 it saw Changchun Yatai clinch the league title for the first time in the last game of the season, while Xiamen Lanshi was relegated with two games to spare. Coincidentally, both of these teams were promoted in the previous season.

The champions as well as the runner-up of the league would qualify for the AFC Champions League 2008 as was the same from the previous season. The Chinese FA Cup was canceled due to the intended expansion of the league to 16 teams, however Shanghai United F.C. and Shanghai Shenhua merged, which saw the Chinese Football Association decide to leave the league with 15 teams for the season.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams promoted from the 2006 China League One season

Teams relegated from the 2006 Chinese Super League

Clubs[edit]

Club Chinese name Seasons in CSL Best finish, Season Worst finish, Season
Beijing Guoan 北京国安 2004 to 2007 3rd, 2006 7th, 2004
Changchun Yatai 长春亚泰 2006 & 2007 4th, 2006 4th, 2006
Changsha Ginde 长沙金德 2004 to 2007 8th, 2004 13th, 2005 & 2006
Dalian Shide 大连实德 2004 to 2007 1st, 2005 5th, 2004 & 2006
Henan Jianye 河南建业 2007 N/A N/A
Liaoning F.C. 辽宁足球俱乐部 2004 to 2007 4th, 2004 12th, 2006
Qingdao Zhongneng 青岛中能 2004 to 2007 7th, 2005 14th, 2006
Shaanxi Baorong 陕西宝荣 2004 to 2007 3rd, 2004 8th, 2005
Shandong Luneng Taishan 山东鲁能泰山 2004 to 2007 1st, 2006 3rd, 2005
Shanghai Shenhua 上海申花 2004 to 2007 2nd, 2005 & 2006 10th, 2004
Shenzhen Shangqingyin 深圳上清饮 2004 to 2007 1st, 2004 12th, 2005
Tianjin Teda 天津泰达 2004 to 2007 4th, 2005 6th, 2004 & 2006
Wuhan Guanggu 武汉光谷 2005 to 2007 5th, 2005 10th, 2006
Xiamen Lanshi 厦门蓝狮 2006 & 2007 8th, 2006 8th, 2006
Zhejiang Lvcheng 浙江绿城 2007 N/A N/A

Pre-season change[edit]

As Zhu Jun, the owner of Shanghai United F.C. bought a majority share of their crosstown rival. The 7th placed team of the previous season, Shanghai United was merged into two times CSL runner-up Shanghai Shenhua. The new team play under the name Shanghai Shenhua United but use the stadium of the former Shanghai United - Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium in Pudong, Shanghai as their home ground.

League table[edit]

Last updated: 14 November 2007.[1]

Rank Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Changchun Yatai 28 16 7 5 48 25 +23 55
2 Beijing Guoan 28 15 9 4 45 19 +26 54
3 Shandong Luneng Taishan (C) (FAC) 28 14 6 8 53 29 +24 48
4 Shanghai Shenhua 28 12 10 6 35 29 +6 46
5 Dalian Shide 28 11 11 6 36 31 +5 44
6 Tianjin Teda 28 12 8 8 31 22 +9 44
7 Wuhan Guanggu 28 11 7 10 29 31 -2 40
8 Qingdao Zhongneng 28 10 6 12 36 42 -6 36
9 Liaoning F.C. 28 9 8 11 26 36 -10 35
10 Changsha Ginde 28 8 10 10 17 24 -7 34
11 Zhejiang Lvcheng (N) 28 6 10 12 25 35 -10 28
12 Henan Jianye (N) 28 5 12 11 20 28 -8 27
13 Shaanxi Baorong 28 4 14 10 24 29 -5 26
14 Shenzhen Shangqingyin 28 5 10 13 21 42 -21 25
15 Xiamen Lanshi 28 4 8 16 22 46 -24 20


  Chinese Champions, 2008 AFC Champions League qualification
  2008 AFC Champions League qualification
  Relegate to 2008 China League One
(C)   Current League title holder
(FAC)   Current FA Cup holder
(N)   Promoted to Chinese Super League in this season

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 China Li Jinyu Shandong Luneng 15
2 China Han Peng Shandong Luneng 13
3 Honduras Elvis Scott Changchun Yatai 12
4 Ivory Coast Guillaume Dah Zadi Changchun Yatai 10
Brazil Tiago Jorge Honório Beijing Guoan
5 China Du Zhenyu Changchun Yatai 9
6 China Liu Jian Qingdao Jonoon 8
China Yan Xiangchuang Beijing Guoan
China Tao Wei Beijing Guoan

Attendances[edit]

League Attendance[edit]

  • Total attendance: 3,173,500 [2]
  • Average attendance: 15,112

Clubs Attendance[edit]

Team Average Attendance
Shaanxi Chanba 24,643
Shandong Luneng Taishan 22,607
Beijing Guo'an 21,571
Zhejiang Lvcheng 19,571
Henan Jianye 16,857
Changchun Yatai 16,429
Liaoning Zhongyu 15,929
Tianjin Teda 15,429
Wuhan Guanggu 13,179
Shenzhen Kingway 13,000
Shanghai Shenhua 11,393
Changsha Ginde 10,571
Dalian Shide 10,286
Xiamen Lanshi 8,036
Qingdao Jonoon 7,179

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CSL 2007 at Soccerway.com Retrieved 2013-01-08
  2. ^ 07中超统计:场均观众1.51万人 收视人次1.44亿 at sports.cn 2008-01-11 Retrieved 2013-01-08 (In Chinese)

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