Chinese Super League | China - an overview

The Chinese Football Association Super League is more commonly called the China Super League, or CSL for short. The CSL is the top level of professional men’s football in China. The China Super League has become one of the most interesting leagues in Asia. Serious financial investment and a veritable “who’s who” of international superstars has reinvented the CSL and given it a new lease of life with genuine worldwide popularity. Players and coaches are reported to be amongst the highest paid in the sport, which attracts big named players to China. 16 teams play in the top-flight of CSL football. A league that was formed through the re-branding of their outdated top division Chinese. There is no promotion from the CSL, but the top three teams qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, with one further place being determined by the winner of the Chinese FA Cup. The bottom two placed teams at the end of the season are relegation to the China League One.

Participating teams

  • Beijing Guoan
    Workers' Stadium, Beijing
  • Chongqing Lifan
    Chongqing Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing
  • Dalian Yifang FC
    Dalian Sports Center, DescriptionDalian
  • Guangzhou Evergrande
    Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
  • Guangzhou R&F
    Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
  • Hebei China Fortune
    Langfang Stadium, Langfang
  • Henan Jianye
    Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium, Zhengzhou
  • Jiangsu Suning FC
    Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Nanjing
  • Qingdao Huanghai
    Conson Stadium, Qingdao
  • Shandong Luneng Taishan
    Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Jinan
  • Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
    Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai
  • Shanghai SIPG
    Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
  • Shenzhen F.C.
    Longgang Stadium, Shenzen
  • Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
    Yutong International Sports Center, Shijiazhuang
  • Tianjin Teda
    Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Tianjin
  • Wuhan Zall
    Dongxihu Sports Centre, Wuhan

Chinese Super League Standings

1Jong Holland172741
3CSD Barber181232
7Centro Dominguito171623
8Victory Boys18-1812
10Hubentut Fortuna18-506

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