2008 Chinese Super League

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Chinese Super League
Season 2008
Champions Shandong Luneng Taishan
Relegated Liaoning Whowin
AFC Champions League Shandong Luneng Taishan
Shanghai Shenhua
Beijing Guoan
Tianjin Teda
Top goalscorer Éber Luís (Tianjin Teda), 14 goals
Biggest home win Changchun 6–0 Guangzhou (Oct 11)
Biggest away win Changsha 1–5 Qingdao (Oct 11)
Highest scoring Liaoning 4–4 Shanghai (Nov 12)
Tianjin 5–3 Dalian (Nov 30)
Average attendance 13,444
2007
2009

The 2008 Chinese Super League (known as the Kingway 2008 Chinese Super League for sponsorship reasons) was the 5th season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League and the 15th season of the professional football league in China. Super League was expanded to 16 clubs. Shandong Luneng Taishan won their 3rd title at the end of this season.

Promotion and Relegation[edit]

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Shandong Luneng Taishan (C) 30 18 9 3 54 25 +29 63 AFC Champions League 2009
Group stage
2 Shanghai Shenhua Liansheng 30 17 10 3 58 29 +29 61
3 Beijing Guoan 30 16 10 4 44 27 +17 58
4 Tianjin MasterKong 30 16 9 5 54 29 +25 57
5 Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba 30 15 7 8 41 29 +12 52
6 Changchun Yatai 30 12 9 9 53 45 +8 45
7 Guangzhou GPC Zhongyi 30 10 10 10 41 42 −1 40
8 Qingdao Shengwen Jonoon 30 10 9 11 39 36 +3 39 Qingdao: 6 pts, 4-1
Zhejiang: 0 pts, 1-4
9 Zhejiang Greentown 30 9 12 9 38 32 +6 39
10 Henan Siwulaojiao 30 9 9 12 30 31 −1 36
11 Changsha Ginde 30 7 13 10 28 36 −8 34
12 Shenzhen Xiangxue Shangqingyin 30 8 9 13 35 34 +1 33
13 Chengdu Blades 30 7 11 12 30 37 −7 32
14 Dalian Haichang 30 6 12 12 30 40 −10 30
15 Liaoning Whowin (R) 30 6 9 15 34 47 −13 27 Relegation to China League One
16 Wuhan South Asia Optics Valley (R) 30 0 0 30 0 90 −90 001 Withdrew from the league and folded

Updated to games played on November 30, 2008.
Source: CSL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1 Wuhan Guanggu withdrew from the league and folded; all of their matches were scratched and counted as 3-0 wins to their opponents.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results table[edit]

Home ╲ Away BJ CC CS CD DL GZ HN LN QD PD SD SH SZ TJ WH ZJ
Beijing Guoan 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–0
Changchun Yatai 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 6–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–2 0–2 3–0 2–2
Changsha Ginde 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 1–0 1–5 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 1–1
Chengdu Blades 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–2
Dalian Haichang 3–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0
Guangzhou GPC Zhongyi 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 4–2 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–3 3–0 1–3
Henan Siwulaojiao 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0
Liaoning Whowin 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–4 4–4 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1
Qingdao Shengwen Jonoon 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba 2–1 4–3 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1
Shanghai Shenhua Liansheng 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–2
Shenzhen Xiangxue Shangqingyin 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–1
Tianjin MasterKong 1–3 1–2 2–0 3–1 5–3 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 4–0
Wuhan South Asia Optics Valley 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3
Zhejiang Greentown 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 3–0

Source: CSL
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Brazil Éber Luís Tianjin Teda 14
2 Angola Johnson Macaba Shenzhen Xiangxue 13
3 Honduras Luis Ramírez Guangzhou GPC 12
Poland Emmanuel Olisadebe Henan Construction
5 China Du Zhenyu Changchun Yatai 10
Brazil Valdo Zhengjiang Greentown
7 China Cao Tianbao Changchun Yatai 9
Ivory Coast Dah Zadi Changchun Yatai
Colombia Hamilton Ricard Shanghai Shenhua
10 China Han Peng Shandong Luneng 8
Serbia Miljan Mrdaković Shandong Luneng
China Gao Lin Shanghai Shenhua
Honduras Emil Martínez Shanghai Shenhua
Brazil Vicente Shaanxi Chan-Ba

Stadia and Attendance[edit]

Map of Super League Clubs 2008
Team Stadium Capacity Average attendance
Beijing Guoan Beijing Fengtai Stadium 31,000 14,641
Changchun Yatai Changchun City Stadium 38,000 5,797
Changsha Ginde Helong Stadium 55,000 6,645
Chengdu Blades Chengdu Sports Center 42,000 12,378
Dalian Haichang Jinzhou Stadium 30,000 7,900
Guangzhou GPC Yuexiushan Stadium 22,000 19,624
Henan Construction Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 30,000 16,267
Liaoning Whowin Tiexi New District Sports Center 26,800 11,733
Qingdao Jonoon Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 30,000 6,600
Shaanxi Chanba Shaanxi Coca-Cola Stadium 57,000 24,625
Shandong Luneng Taishan Shandong Provincial Stadium 43,700 26,501
Shanghai Shenhua Hongkou Stadium 35,000 11,510
Shenzhen Xiangxue Shenzhen Stadium 32,500 6,400
Tianjin Teda TEDA Football Stadium 37,500 14,007
Wuhan Guanggu Xinhua Road Sports Center 36,000 12,556
Zhejiang Greentown Yellow Dragon Sports Center 51,000 12,188
Total 13,444

Managers[edit]

Team Manager 2nd Manager 3rd Manager
Beijing Guoan South Korea Lee Jang-Soo
Chengdu Blades China Li Bing
Guangzhou GPC China Shen Xiangfu
Qingdao Jonoon China Guo Kanfeng
Shaanxi Chanba China Cheng Yaodong
Shandong Luneng Taishan Serbia Ljubiša Tumbaković
Shanghai Shenhua China Wu Jingui (Sacked after round 14) China Jia Xiuquan
Liaoning Whowin Germany Werner Lorant (Sacked after round 10) China Ma Lin
Changsha Ginde Serbia Slobodan Santrač (Sacked after round 9) China Zhu Bo
Dalian Haichang Serbia Ratko Dostanić (Sacked after round 8) Serbia Milorad Kosanović
Tianjin Teda Czech Republic Jozef Jarabinský (Sacked after round 7) China Zuo Shusheng
Zhejiang Greentown China Sun Wei (Sacked after round 4) China Zhou Suian
Wuhan Guanggu China Chen Fangping (Sacked after round 4) China Zhu Guanghu
Changchun Yatai China Gao Hongbo (Sacked after round 10) Germany Ernst Middendorp (Resigned after round 24) China Li Shubin
Henan Construction China Jia Xiuquan (Resigned after round 8) Portugal Acácio Casimiro (Sacked after round 16) China Tang Yaodong
Shenzhen Xiangxue China Mai Chao (Resigned after round 1) China Zhang Zengqun (Sacked after round 13) China Wang Baoshan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 足协维持李玮峰处罚 武汉宣布罢赛正式退出中超 at sports.sohu.com 2008-10-01 Retrieved 18 June 2012

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