The professional football league of China was found in 1994 as the Chinese Jia-A League (甲A联赛). After 10 years of existence, the Chinese FA decided to create a new top tier league known as the Chinese Super League.
So far 18 seasons have been completed, with 8 seasons as the Chinese Super League. Dalian Shide (former Dalian Wanda), a defunct team based in Dalian is the most successful team with 8 triumphs. They twice achieved the accomplishment of winning 3 consecutive titles, one is from 1996 to 1998, with the other from 2000 to 2002.