R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC 19 16 1 2 31 49
2 Beijing Guoan 18 16 0 2 26 48
3 Shanghai East Asia FC 18 15 1 2 24 46
4 Shandong Luneng 18 9 4 5 12 31
5 Chongqing SWM Motors 18 7 6 5 -3 27
6 Wuhan ZALL 18 7 4 7 -1 25
7 Dalian Aerbin 19 6 6 7 -3 24
8 Guangzhou Fuli FC 19 7 3 9 -8 24
9 Jiangsu Suning FC 18 6 5 7 2 23
10 Tianjin Teda 19 6 5 8 -4 23
11 Henan Jianye 18 5 5 8 -7 20
12 Hebei HX Xingfu 18 4 4 10 -12 16
13 Shanghai Shenhua 18 4 3 11 -11 15
14 Shenzhen JiaZhaoye 18 3 5 10 -12 14
15 Tianjin Tianhai 18 1 8 9 -13 11
16 Beijing Renhe 18 3 2 13 -21 11
AFC CL AFC CL qualifying Degrade Team

Chinese Super League

Chinese Super League originally contested by 12 teams in the inaugural year, the league has been expanding. There are 16 teams in the current season. The title has been won by seven teams: Shanghai Shenhua, Shenzhen Jianlibao, Dalian Shide, Shandong Luneng, Changchun Yatai, Beijing Guoan, and Guangzhou Evergrande. The current Super League champions are Guangzhou Evergrande. Unlike in many top European leagues, the Chinese Super League starts in February or March (spring in China) and ends in November or December (early winter). In each season, each club plays each of the other clubs twice, once at home and another away. The current system, with 16 clubs in the Super League, so the teams played 30 games each for a total of 240 games in the season. The two lowest placed teams by the end of the season are relegated to the China League One and the top two teams from the League One are promoted, taking their places. The top three of the league, as well as the winner of the Chinese FA Cup, qualify for the AFC Champions League of the next year. If the FA Cup finalists finish the league 3rd or higher, 4th place in the league will take the Champions League spot.
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