China League One

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China League One
China League One.png
Founded2004;17 years ago (2004)
CountryChina
Confederation AFC
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Super League
Relegation to League Two
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
Current champions Changchun Yatai
(2020)
Most championships Dalian Yifang
Guangzhou Evergrande
Henan Jianye (2)
TV partners PPTV (live streaming)
Website www.thecfa.cn
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.

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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.

Current clubs

ClubChinese nameHome stadiumCapacitySeasons in League OneBest finishWorst finishSpell in level 2
Beijing BSU 北京北体大 Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing) 36,2282010 to 20204th, 2014, 201515th, 2012from 2010
Beijing Renhe 北京人和 Beijing Fengtai Stadium 31,0432016 to 2017, 20202nd, 20174th, 2016from 2020
Changchun Yatai 长春亚泰 Changchun City Stadium 38,5002004 to 2005, 2019 to 20202nd, 20055th, 2004, 2019from 2019
Chengdu Better City 成都兴城 Shuangliu Sports Centre Stadium 26,0002020from 2020
Guizhou Hengfeng 贵州恒丰 Guiyang Olympic Sports Center 51,6362011, 2013, 2015 to 2016, 2019 to 20202nd, 201616th, 2013from 2019
Heilongjiang Lava Spring 黑龙江火山鸣泉 Harbin ICE Center Stadium 50,0002018 to 20204th, 20197th, 2018from 2018
Jiangxi Liansheng 江西联盛 Ruichang Sports Park Stadium N/A2015, 202016th, 2015from 2020
Kunshan F.C. 昆山足球俱乐部 Kunshan Stadium 30,0002020from 2020
Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 内蒙古中优 Hohhot City Stadium 51,6322015 to 20206th, 201513th, 2018from 2015
Meizhou Hakka 梅州客家 Wuhua County Stadium 6,8002016 to 20209th, 201812th, 2016, 2017from 2016
Nantong Zhiyun 南通支云 Rugao Olympic Sports Center 15,0002019 to 202012th, 2019from 2019
Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic 陕西长安竞技 Weinan Sports Center Stadium 32,0002019 to 20209th, 2019from 2019
Liaoning Shenyang Urban 辽宁沈阳城市 Shenyang Urban Construction University Stadium 12,0002020from 2020
Sichuan Jiuniu 四川九牛 Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium 27,0002008 to 2009, 20205th, 200813th, 2009from 2020
Suzhou Dongwu 苏州东吴 Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre 45,0002020from 2020
Taizhou Yuanda 泰州远大 Taixing Sports Center 80002020from 2020
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 新疆天山雪豹 Xinjiang Sports Centre 50,0002013 to 20208th, 201516th, 2018from 2013
Zhejiang Greentown 浙江绿城 Yellow Dragon Sports Center 52,6722004 to 2006, 2017 to 20202nd, 20069th, 2017from 2017

Clubs Locations

Former clubs

ClubChinese nameSeasons in League OneBest finishWorst finishCurrent league
Qingdao Huanghai 青岛黄海2014 to 20191st, 201912th, 2014 Chinese Super League
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 石家庄永昌2012 to 2014, 2017 to 20192nd, 2014, 20198th, 2013 Chinese Super League
Shenzhen F.C. 深圳足球俱乐部2012 to 20182nd, 201812th, 2015 Chinese Super League
Wuhan Zall 武汉卓尔2010 to 2012, 2014 to 20181st, 201810th, 2015 Chinese Super League
Dalian Yifang 大连一方2011, 2015 to 20171st, 2011, 20175th, 2016 Chinese Super League
Hebei China Fortune 河北华夏幸福2014 to 20152nd, 201514th, 2014 Chinese Super League
Chongqing Lifan 重庆力帆2007 to 2008, 2011 to 20141st, 20148th, 2011 Chinese Super League
Henan Jianye 河南建业2004 to 2006, 20131st, 2006, 201310th, 2005 Chinese Super League
Shanghai East Asia 上海东亚2008 to 20121st, 20129th, 2011 Chinese Super League
Guangzhou R&F 广州富力20112nd, 2011 Chinese Super League
Guangzhou Evergrande 广州恒大2004 to 2007, 20101st, 2007, 20104th, 2004, 2005 Chinese Super League
Zhejiang Yiteng 浙江毅腾2007 to 2008, 2012 to 2013, 2015 to 20182nd, 201313th, 2008, 2016, 2017 China League Two
Qingdao Jonoon 青岛中能2014 to 20165th, 201415th, 2016 China League Two
Hunan Billows 湖南湘涛2010 to 20164th, 201116th, 2016 China League Two
Beijing BIT 北京理工2007 to 20157th, 200815th, 2015 China League Two
Sichuan Longfor 四川隆发201914th, 2019Defunct
Liaoning F.C. 辽宁足球俱乐部2009, 2018 to 20191st, 200915th, 2019Defunct
Shanghai Shenxin 上海申鑫2006 to 2009, 2016 to 20192nd, 200916th, 2019Defunct
Dalian Transcendence 大连超越2016 to 201814th, 2016, 201715th, 2018Defunct
Yanbian Funde 延边富德2005 to 2015, 20181st, 201516th, 2014Defunct
Yunnan Lijiang 云南丽江201716th, 2017Defunct
Baoding Yingli ETS 保定英利易通201715th, 2017Defunct
Tianjin Quanjian 天津权健2011 to 20161st, 201612th, 2011Defunct
Shenyang Zhongze 沈阳中泽2011 to 20146th, 2011, 201312th, 2012Defunct
Guangdong Sunray Cave 广东日之泉2009 to 20143rd, 2011, 201313th, 2014Defunct
Chengdu Tiancheng 成都天诚2004 to 2007, 2010, 2012 to 20142nd, 2007, 201015th, 2014Defunct
Chongqing F.C. 重庆足球俱乐部2012 to 20138th, 201215th, 2013Defunct
Shenyang Dongjin 沈阳东进2009 to 20123rd, 200916th, 2012Defunct
Anhui Jiufang 安徽九方2008 to 20104th, 20089th, 2010Defunct
Shanghai Zobon 上海中邦2005 to 20108th, 200711th, 2008Defunct
Nanjing Yoyo 南京有有2004 to 20105th, 200613th, 2010Defunct
Beijing Hongdeng 北京宏登2006 to 20099th, 200712th, 2006, 2008Defunct
Qingdao Hailifeng 青岛海利丰2004 to 20096th, 200511th, 2004Defunct
Jiangsu Sainty 江苏舜天2004 to 20081st, 20086th, 2004, 2006Defunct
Hohhot Black Horse 呼和浩特黑马2006 to 20079th, 200613th, 2007Defunct
Hunan Shoking 湖南湘军2004 to 200612th, 200514th, 2004Defunct
Harbin Guoli 哈尔滨国力2004 to 200512th, 200414th, 2005Defunct
Xiamen Blue Lions 厦门蓝狮2004 to 20051st, 20053rd, 2004Defunct
Dalian Changbo 大连长波2004 to 200513th, 200515th, 2004Defunct
Wuhan Huanghelou 武汉黄鹤楼20041st, 2004Defunct
Dongguan Dongcheng 东莞东城200416th, 2004Defunct
Shenzhen Kejian 深圳科健200410th, 2004Defunct
Xi'an Anxinyuan 西安安馨园200417th, 2004Defunct
Shanghai United 上海联城20042nd, 2004Merged with Shanghai Shenhua

Winners

SeasonWinnersRunners-upThird-place
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

Attendance

SeasonTotal AttendanceGamesAverageNo. Of ClubsPromotion slotsRelegation Slots
1995805,2001316,1471224
19961,306,8001329,9001222
19971,518,00013211,5001242
19981,808,40013213,7001222
19992,006,40013215,2001222
20002,005,50013215,1931222
20011,814,10013213,7431211
20021,018,4001327,71512--
20031,413,7501827,76814-1
2004 1,842,9002726,7751722
2005 1,081,9001596,8041421
2006 1,190,7871567,6331321
2007 1,046,1601447,2651321
2008 654,2001564,1941321
2009 671,7931564,3061321
2010 568,0001563,6411321
2011 645,0381823,5441421
2012 958,9552403,9961621
2013 1,129,9122404,7081622
2014 1,280,1212405,3341622
2015 2,161,1652409,0071622
2016 1,493,9192406,2251622
2017 1,857,3592407,7391622

Awards

Top scorers

SeasonTop scorerClubGoals
2004 Flag of Brazil.svg Will Wuhan Huanghelou 22
2005 Flag of Belarus.svg Mikalay Ryndzyuk Guangzhou Sunray Cave 15
2006 Flag of Brazil.svg Tico Zhejiang Greentown 15
2007 Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg Luis Ramírez Guangzhou GPC 19
2008 Flag of Romania.svg Sabin Ilie Qingdao Hailifeng 18
2009 Flag of Colombia.svg Martín García Nanchang Hengyuan 19
2010 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Gao Lin Guangzhou Evergrande 20
2011 Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg Mitchel Brown 1
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Johnny Woodly
Hunan Billows
Dalian Aerbin
13
2012 Flag of Senegal.svg Babacar Gueye Shenzhen Ruby 23
2013 Flag of Senegal.svg Babacar Gueye Shenzhen Ruby 23
2014 Flag of Brazil.svg Guto Chongqing Lifan 21
2015 Flag of South Korea.svg Ha Tae-kyun Yanbian Changbaishan 26
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Fabiano Tianjin Quanjian 22
2017 Flag of Bolivia.svg Marcelo Moreno 1
Flag of Colombia.svg Harold Preciado
Wuhan Zall
Shenzhen
23
2018 Flag of Cameroon.svg John Mary Meizhou Hakka 24
2019 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Oscar Maritu Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic 22
2020 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tan Long Changchun Yatai 11

Most valuable player

SeasonPlayerClub
2013 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xu Yang Henan Jianye
2014 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Dong Chongqing Lifan
2015 Flag of South Korea.svg Ha Tae-kyun Yanbian Changbaishan
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Fabiano Tianjin Quanjian
2017 Flag of Brazil.svg Matheus [2] Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ji Xiaoxuan [3] Zhejiang Yiteng
2019 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tan Long Changchun Yatai

Best goalkeeper

SeasonPlayerClub
2013 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhou Yajun Henan Jianye
2014 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Guoming Shijiazhuang Yongchang
2015 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chi Wenyi Yanbian Changbaishan
2016 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Lu Tianjin Quanjian
2017 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Lie [2] Beijing Renhe
2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Mou Pengfei [3] Heilongjiang Lava Spring
2019 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xu Jiamin Heilongjiang Lava Spring

Youth player of the year

SeasonPlayerClub
2016 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ming Tian Wuhan Zall
2017 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Jinxian [2] Dalian Yifang
2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Hongjiang [3] Meizhou Hakka
2019 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xu Yue Shanghai Shenxin

Best coach

SeasonPlayerClub
2013 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tang Yaodong Henan Jianye
2014 Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Tomić Beijing Baxy
2015 Flag of South Korea.svg Park Tae-ha Yanbian Changbaishan
2016 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Bing Guizhou Zhicheng
2017 Flag of Spain.svg Juan Ramón López Caro [2] Dalian Yifang
2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Tie [3] Wuhan Zall
2019 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Bo Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic

Reserve league and Elite league

SeasonReserve ChampionsElite 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

Sponsors

Sponsorships
SeasonSponsorAnnual ValueOfficial League Name
201558.com¥30 million58.com Chinese Football Association China League
2016¥30 million58.com Chinese Football Association China League
2017¥35 million58.com Chinese Football Association China League
2018¥50 million58.com Chinese Football Association China League

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