R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Shanghai East Asia FC 30 21 5 4 44 68
2 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC 30 20 3 7 46 63
3 Shandong Luneng 30 17 7 6 18 58
4 Beijing Guoan 30 15 8 7 19 53
5 Jiangsu Suning FC 30 13 9 8 15 48
6 Hebei HX Xingfu 30 10 9 11 -4 39
7 Shanghai Shenhua 30 10 8 12 -9 38
8 Beijing Renhe 30 9 10 11 -13 37
9 Tianjin QuanJian 30 9 9 12 -7 36
9 Guangzhou Fuli FC 30 10 6 14 -12 36
11 Dalian Aerbin 30 10 5 15 -20 35
12 Henan Jianye 30 10 4 16 -15 34
13 Chongqing SWM Motors 30 8 8 14 -6 32
13 Tianjin Teda 30 8 8 14 -13 32
13 Changchun Yatai 30 8 8 14 -11 32
16 Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng 30 7 3 20 -32 24
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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