|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||Super League|
|Relegation to||League Two|
|Domestic cup(s)||FA Cup|
|Current champions|| Changchun Yatai |
|Most championships|| Dalian Yifang |
Henan Jianye (2)
|TV partners||PPTV (live streaming)|
|Current: 2021 China League One|
The Chinese Football Association China League (Chinese :中国足球协会甲级联赛; pinyin :Zhōngguó Zúqiú Xiéhuì Jiǎjí Liánsài), also known as China League One or Chinese Jia League (中甲联赛), is the second tier of Chinese clubs. Above League One is the Chinese Super League.
Prior to the formation of the Chinese Super League, Jia League was known as Jia B League. The then top two levels of Chinese football league were known as Jia A League and Jia B League respectively. Jia A was rebranded as CSL and Jia B was rebranded as the current Jia League in 2004. Below the Jia League is the Yi League, following the Chinese Heavenly Stems naming convention of numbers.
It is currently made up of 18 teams, playing each other home and away once. At the end of each season, the top two teams are promoted to the CSL and the two lowest placed teams from the CSL are relegated to China League Two. The top two teams from China League Two are promoted and replace the two lowest placed teams from China League One.
|Club||Chinese name||Home stadium||Capacity||Seasons in League One||Best finish||Worst finish||Spell in level 2|
|Beijing BSU||北京北体大||Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing)||36,228||2010 to 2020||4th, 2014, 2015||15th, 2012||from 2010|
|Beijing Renhe||北京人和||Beijing Fengtai Stadium||31,043||2016 to 2017, 2020||2nd, 2017||4th, 2016||from 2020|
|Changchun Yatai||长春亚泰||Changchun City Stadium||38,500||2004 to 2005, 2019 to 2020||2nd, 2005||5th, 2004, 2019||from 2019|
|Chengdu Better City||成都兴城||Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium||26,000||2020||from 2020|
|Guizhou Hengfeng||贵州恒丰||Guiyang Olympic Sports Center||51,636||2011, 2013, 2015 to 2016, 2019 to 2020||2nd, 2016||16th, 2013||from 2019|
|Heilongjiang Lava Spring||黑龙江火山鸣泉||Harbin ICE Center Stadium||50,000||2018 to 2020||4th, 2019||7th, 2018||from 2018|
|Jiangxi Liansheng||江西联盛||Ruichang Sports Park Stadium||N/A||2015, 2020||16th, 2015||from 2020|
|Kunshan F.C.||昆山足球俱乐部||Kunshan Stadium||30,000||2020||from 2020|
|Inner Mongolia Zhongyou||内蒙古中优||Hohhot City Stadium||51,632||2015 to 2020||6th, 2015||13th, 2018||from 2015|
|Meizhou Hakka||梅州客家||Wuhua County Stadium||6,800||2016 to 2020||9th, 2018||12th, 2016, 2017||from 2016|
|Nantong Zhiyun||南通支云||Rugao Olympic Sports Center||15,000||2019 to 2020||12th, 2019||from 2019|
|Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic||陕西长安竞技||Weinan Sports Center Stadium||32,000||2019 to 2020||9th, 2019||from 2019|
|Liaoning Shenyang Urban||辽宁沈阳城市||Shenyang Urban Construction University Stadium||12,000||2020||from 2020|
|Sichuan Jiuniu||四川九牛||Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium||27,000||2008 to 2009, 2020||5th, 2008||13th, 2009||from 2020|
|Suzhou Dongwu||苏州东吴||Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre||45,000||2020||from 2020|
|Taizhou Yuanda||泰州远大||Taixing Sports Center||8000||2020||from 2020|
|Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard||新疆天山雪豹||Xinjiang Sports Centre||50,000||2013 to 2020||8th, 2015||16th, 2018||from 2013|
|Zhejiang Greentown||浙江绿城||Yellow Dragon Sports Center||52,672||2004 to 2006, 2017 to 2020||2nd, 2006||9th, 2017||from 2017|
|Club||Chinese name||Seasons in League One||Best finish||Worst finish||Current league|
|Qingdao Huanghai||青岛黄海||2014 to 2019||1st, 2019||12th, 2014||Chinese Super League|
|Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||石家庄永昌||2012 to 2014, 2017 to 2019||2nd, 2014, 2019||8th, 2013||Chinese Super League|
|Shenzhen F.C.||深圳足球俱乐部||2012 to 2018||2nd, 2018||12th, 2015||Chinese Super League|
|Wuhan Zall||武汉卓尔||2010 to 2012, 2014 to 2018||1st, 2018||10th, 2015||Chinese Super League|
|Dalian Yifang||大连一方||2011, 2015 to 2017||1st, 2011, 2017||5th, 2016||Chinese Super League|
|Hebei China Fortune||河北华夏幸福||2014 to 2015||2nd, 2015||14th, 2014||Chinese Super League|
|Chongqing Lifan||重庆力帆||2007 to 2008, 2011 to 2014||1st, 2014||8th, 2011||Chinese Super League|
|Henan Jianye||河南建业||2004 to 2006, 2013||1st, 2006, 2013||10th, 2005||Chinese Super League|
|Shanghai East Asia||上海东亚||2008 to 2012||1st, 2012||9th, 2011||Chinese Super League|
|Guangzhou R&F||广州富力||2011||2nd, 2011||Chinese Super League|
|Guangzhou Evergrande||广州恒大||2004 to 2007, 2010||1st, 2007, 2010||4th, 2004, 2005||Chinese Super League|
|Zhejiang Yiteng||浙江毅腾||2007 to 2008, 2012 to 2013, 2015 to 2018||2nd, 2013||13th, 2008, 2016, 2017||China League Two|
|Qingdao Jonoon||青岛中能||2014 to 2016||5th, 2014||15th, 2016||China League Two|
|Hunan Billows||湖南湘涛||2010 to 2016||4th, 2011||16th, 2016||China League Two|
|Beijing BIT||北京理工||2007 to 2015||7th, 2008||15th, 2015||China League Two|
|Sichuan Longfor||四川隆发||2019||14th, 2019||Defunct|
|Liaoning F.C.||辽宁足球俱乐部||2009, 2018 to 2019||1st, 2009||15th, 2019||Defunct|
|Shanghai Shenxin||上海申鑫||2006 to 2009, 2016 to 2019||2nd, 2009||16th, 2019||Defunct|
|Dalian Transcendence||大连超越||2016 to 2018||14th, 2016, 2017||15th, 2018||Defunct|
|Yanbian Funde||延边富德||2005 to 2015, 2018||1st, 2015||16th, 2014||Defunct|
|Yunnan Lijiang||云南丽江||2017||16th, 2017||Defunct|
|Baoding Yingli ETS||保定英利易通||2017||15th, 2017||Defunct|
|Tianjin Quanjian||天津权健||2011 to 2016||1st, 2016||12th, 2011||Defunct|
|Shenyang Zhongze||沈阳中泽||2011 to 2014||6th, 2011, 2013||12th, 2012||Defunct|
|Guangdong Sunray Cave||广东日之泉||2009 to 2014||3rd, 2011, 2013||13th, 2014||Defunct|
|Chengdu Tiancheng||成都天诚||2004 to 2007, 2010, 2012 to 2014||2nd, 2007, 2010||15th, 2014||Defunct|
|Chongqing F.C.||重庆足球俱乐部||2012 to 2013||8th, 2012||15th, 2013||Defunct|
|Shenyang Dongjin||沈阳东进||2009 to 2012||3rd, 2009||16th, 2012||Defunct|
|Anhui Jiufang||安徽九方||2008 to 2010||4th, 2008||9th, 2010||Defunct|
|Shanghai Zobon||上海中邦||2005 to 2010||8th, 2007||11th, 2008||Defunct|
|Nanjing Yoyo||南京有有||2004 to 2010||5th, 2006||13th, 2010||Defunct|
|Beijing Hongdeng||北京宏登||2006 to 2009||9th, 2007||12th, 2006, 2008||Defunct|
|Qingdao Hailifeng||青岛海利丰||2004 to 2009||6th, 2005||11th, 2004||Defunct|
|Jiangsu Sainty||江苏舜天||2004 to 2008||1st, 2008||6th, 2004, 2006||Defunct|
|Hohhot Black Horse||呼和浩特黑马||2006 to 2007||9th, 2006||13th, 2007||Defunct|
|Hunan Shoking||湖南湘军||2004 to 2006||12th, 2005||14th, 2004||Defunct|
|Harbin Guoli||哈尔滨国力||2004 to 2005||12th, 2004||14th, 2005||Defunct|
|Xiamen Blue Lions||厦门蓝狮||2004 to 2005||1st, 2005||3rd, 2004||Defunct|
|Dalian Changbo||大连长波||2004 to 2005||13th, 2005||15th, 2004||Defunct|
|Wuhan Huanghelou||武汉黄鹤楼||2004||1st, 2004||Defunct|
|Dongguan Dongcheng||东莞东城||2004||16th, 2004||Defunct|
|Shenzhen Kejian||深圳科健||2004||10th, 2004||Defunct|
|Xi'an Anxinyuan||西安安馨园||2004||17th, 2004||Defunct|
|Shanghai United||上海联城||2004||2nd, 2004||Merged with Shanghai Shenhua|
|2004||Wuhan Huanghelou||Zhuhai Zobon||Xiamen Lanshi|
|2005||Xiamen Lanshi||Changchun Yatai||Zhejiang Greentown|
|2006||Henan Construction||Zhejiang Greentown||Guangzhou GPC|
|2007||Guangzhou GPC||Chengdu Blades||Jiangsu Sainty|
|2008||Jiangsu Sainty||Chongqing Lifan||Nanchang Hengyuan|
|2009||Liaoning F.C.||Nanchang Hengyuan||Shenyang Dongjin|
|2010||Guangzhou Evergrande||Chengdu Blades||Yanbian FC|
|2011||Dalian Aerbin||Guangzhou R&F||Guangdong Sunray Cave|
|2012||Shanghai East Asia||Wuhan Zall||Fujian Smart Hero|
|2013||Henan Jianye||Harbin Yiteng||Guangdong Sunray Cave|
|2014||Chongqing Lifan||Shijiazhuang Yongchang||Wuhan Zall|
|2015||Yanbian Changbaishan||Hebei Zhongji||Dalian Aerbin|
|2016||Tianjin Quanjian||Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng||Qingdao Huanghai|
|2017||Dalian Yifang||Beijing Renhe||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright|
|2018||Wuhan Zall||Shenzhen F.C.||Zhejiang Greentown|
|2019||Qingdao Huanghai||Shijiazhuang Yongchang||Guizhou Hengfeng|
|2020||Changchun Yatai||Zhejiang Energy Greentown||Kunshan|
|Season||Total Attendance||Games||Average||No. Of Clubs||Promotion slots||Relegation Slots|
|2005||Mikalay Ryndzyuk||Guangzhou Sunray Cave||15|
|2007||Luis Ramírez||Guangzhou GPC||19|
|2008||Sabin Ilie||Qingdao Hailifeng||18|
|2009||Martín García||Nanchang Hengyuan||19|
|2010||Gao Lin||Guangzhou Evergrande||20|
|2011|| Mitchel Brown 1 |
| Hunan Billows |
|2012||Babacar Gueye||Shenzhen Ruby||23|
|2013||Babacar Gueye||Shenzhen Ruby||23|
|2015||Ha Tae-kyun||Yanbian Changbaishan||26|
|2016||Luís Fabiano||Tianjin Quanjian||22|
|2017|| Marcelo Moreno 1 |
| Wuhan Zall |
|2018||John Mary||Meizhou Hakka||24|
|2019||Oscar Maritu||Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic||22|
|2020||Tan Long||Changchun Yatai||11|
|2013||Xu Yang||Henan Jianye|
|2014||Wang Dong||Chongqing Lifan|
|2015||Ha Tae-kyun||Yanbian Changbaishan|
|2016||Luís Fabiano||Tianjin Quanjian|
|2017||Matheus||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright|
|2018||Ji Xiaoxuan||Zhejiang Yiteng|
|2019||Tan Long||Changchun Yatai|
|2013||Zhou Yajun||Henan Jianye|
|2014||Wang Guoming||Shijiazhuang Yongchang|
|2015||Chi Wenyi||Yanbian Changbaishan|
|2016||Zhang Lu||Tianjin Quanjian|
|2017||Zhang Lie||Beijing Renhe|
|2018||Mou Pengfei||Heilongjiang Lava Spring|
|2019||Xu Jiamin||Heilongjiang Lava Spring|
|2016||Ming Tian||Wuhan Zall|
|2017||Wang Jinxian||Dalian Yifang|
|2018||Zhang Hongjiang||Meizhou Hakka|
|2019||Xu Yue||Shanghai Shenxin|
|2013||Tang Yaodong||Henan Jianye|
|2014||Goran Tomić||Beijing Baxy|
|2015||Park Tae-ha||Yanbian Changbaishan|
|2016||Li Bing||Guizhou Zhicheng|
|2017||Juan Ramón López Caro||Dalian Yifang|
|2018||Li Tie||Wuhan Zall|
|2019||Wang Bo||Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic|
|Season||Reserve Champions||Elite Champions|
|2014||Wuhan Zall||Not Held|
|2015||Qingdao Jonoon||Not Held|
|2016||Beijing BG||Not Held|
|2017||Wuhan Zall||Dalian Yifang|
|2018||Wuhan Zall||Not Held|
|2019||Shijiazhuang Yongchang||Not Held|
|Season||Sponsor||Annual Value||Official League Name|
|2015||58.com||￥30 million||58.com Chinese Football Association China League|
|2016||￥30 million||58.com Chinese Football Association China League|
|2017||￥35 million||58.com Chinese Football Association China League|
|2018||￥50 million||58.com Chinese Football Association China League|
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