Chinese Jia-A League 1998

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Chinese Jia-A League
Season 1998
Champions Dalian Wanda
Relegated August 1st
Guangzhou Apollo
Asian Club Championship Dalian Wanda
Matches played 182
Goals scored 437 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorer 18 goals
Hao Haidong (Dalian Wanda)
Average attendance 21,335
1997
1999

The 1998 Chinese Jia-A League (known as Marlboro Jia-A League for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth season of professional association football and the 37th top-tier overall league season held in China. The league was expanded to 14 teams and started on March 22nd 1998 and ending on October 25th 1998 where it saw Dalian Wanda win their third consecutive league title.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams promoted from 1997 Chinese Jia-B League

Teams relegated from 1997 Chinese Jia-A League

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Dalian Wanda 26 19 5 2 64 16 62
2 Shanghai Shenhua 26 11 12 3 43 23 45
3 Beijing Guoan 26 10 13 3 32 19 43
4 Guangzhou Songri 26 10 6 10 23 33 36
5 Sichuan Quanxing 26 8 10 8 32 34 34
6 Qingdao Yizhong Hainiu 26 8 8 10 24 30 32
7 Qianwei Huandao 26 8 8 10 29 29 32
8 Wuhan Hongjinlong 26 8 8 10 26 33 32
9 Shandong Luneng 26 8 8 10 39 40 32
10 Shenyang Haishi 26 7 10 9 19 28 31
11 Yanbian Aodong 26 9 4 13 25 31 31
12 Shenzhen Pingan 26 7 9 10 29 43 30
13 August 1st 26 8 5 13 27 37 29
14 Guangzhou Apollo 26 4 8 14 25 41 20
  1999–2000 Asian Club Championship qualification
  Relegated to Jia B League

Awards[edit]

Player of the year (Golden Ball Award)

Top scorer (Golden Boot Award)

Manager of the year

Best Referee

See also[edit]

References[edit]