2008 Chinese Super League
|Champions||Shandong Luneng Taishan|
|AFC Champions League||Shandong Luneng Taishan
|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)
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
- At the end of the 2007 season, Guangzhou GPC and Chengdu Blades were promoted to Super League.
- At the end of the 2007 season, Xiamen were relegated.
- Wuhan Guanggu withdrew from the league and folded.
- At the end of the season, Liaoning Whowin were relegated.
Final league table
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Shandong Luneng Taishan (C)||30||18||9||3||54||25||+29||63||AFC Champions League 2009
|2||Shanghai Shenhua Liansheng||30||17||10||3||58||29||+29||61|
|5||Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba||30||15||7||8||41||29||+12||52|
|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
|12||Shenzhen Xiangxue Shangqingyin||30||8||9||13||35||34||+1||33|
|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||01||Withdrew from the league and folded|
Updated to games played on November 30, 2008.
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.
|Home ╲ Away||BJ||CC||CS||CD||DL||GZ||HN||LN||QD||PD||SD||SH||SZ||TJ||WH||ZJ|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Stadia and 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|
|Team||Manager||2nd Manager||3rd Manager|
|Beijing Guoan||Lee Jang-Soo|
|Chengdu Blades||Li Bing|
|Guangzhou GPC||Shen Xiangfu|
|Qingdao Jonoon||Guo Kanfeng|
|Shaanxi Chanba||Cheng Yaodong|
|Shandong Luneng Taishan||Ljubiša Tumbaković|
|Shanghai Shenhua||Wu Jingui (Sacked after round 14)||Jia Xiuquan|
|Liaoning Whowin||Werner Lorant (Sacked after round 10)||Ma Lin|
|Changsha Ginde||Slobodan Santrač (Sacked after round 9)||Zhu Bo|
|Dalian Haichang||Ratko Dostanić (Sacked after round 8)||Milorad Kosanović|
|Tianjin Teda||Jozef Jarabinský (Sacked after round 7)||Zuo Shusheng|
|Zhejiang Greentown||Sun Wei (Sacked after round 4)||Zhou Suian|
|Wuhan Guanggu||Chen Fangping (Sacked after round 4)||Zhu Guanghu|
|Changchun Yatai||Gao Hongbo (Sacked after round 10)||Ernst Middendorp (Resigned after round 24)||Li Shubin|
|Henan Construction||Jia Xiuquan (Resigned after round 8)||Acácio Casimiro (Sacked after round 16)||Tang Yaodong|
|Shenzhen Xiangxue||Mai Chao (Resigned after round 1)||Zhang Zengqun (Sacked after round 13)||Wang Baoshan|
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