2009 Chinese Super League

The 2009 Chinese Super League season was the sixth season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League, the sixteenth season of a professional football league and the 48th top-tier league season in China. Beijing Guoan won their first ever Chinese Super League title.

Chinese Super League
Season2009
ChampionsBeijing Guoan
RelegatedChengdu Blades
Guangzhou GPC
Champions LeagueBeijing Guoan
Henan Construction
Changchun Yatai
Shandong Luneng
Matches played240
Goals scored536 (2.23 per match)
Top goalscorerHonduras Ramírez
Argentina Barcos (17)
Biggest home winGuangzhou 6–1 Shenzhen (8 Aug)
Qingdao 6–1 Chongqing (8 Aug)
Biggest away winChongqing 0–6 Tianjin (22 Aug)
Highest scoringChangchun 2–6 Beijing (10 May)
Longest winning run4 games
Beijing (10 May–13 Jun)
Longest unbeaten run11 games (5w & 6d)
Shandong (12 Apr–2 Jul)
Longest losing run5 games
Dalian (5 Oct–31 Oct)
Highest attendance60,000
(Beijing v Hangzhou)[1]
Lowest attendance4,100
(Changsha v Qingdao)
Average attendance16,059
2008
2010

The events during the 2008 season saw Liaoning relegated and Wuhan withdrawn. They were replaced by the promoted teams Jiangsu Sainty and Chongqing Lifan. Zhejiang Greentown which is located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang were renamed to Hangzhou Greentown.

Each team is allowed to register a maximum of five foreign players and field four of them in starting line-up this season, one of whom must be from an AFC country.[2]

The league title sponsor is Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli. A three-year deal was announced on March 20, 2009.[3] Nike have renewed sponsorship deal with Super League before season starts. CCTV, SMG and Sina became league partners and will broadcast live matches on TV and online across the country.

Clubs, stadiums & attendanceEdit

  • P - Promoted, TH - Title Holders
Club Chinese City Home stadium Capacity Average attendance
Beijing Guoan 北京国安 Beijing Workers Stadium 62,000 36,805
Changchun Yatai 长春亚泰 Changchun Development Area Stadium[4] 25,000 12,179
Changsha Ginde 长沙金德 Changsha Helong Stadium 55,000 8,498
Chengdu Blades 成都谢菲联 Chengdu Chengdu Sports Center 42,000 11,873
Chongqing Lifan P 重庆力帆 Chongqing Chongqing Olympic Sports Center 58,680 11,440
Dalian Shide 大连实德 Dalian Jinzhou Stadium[5] 30,775 16,613
Guangzhou GPC 广州医药 Guangzhou Yuexiushan Stadium 30,000 20,057
Hangzhou Greentown 杭州绿城 Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Stadium[6] 51,139 14,790
Henan Construction 河南建业 Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 29,000 19,255
Jiangsu Sainty P 江苏舜天 Nanjing Nanjing Olympic Stadium[7] 61,443 15,976
Qingdao Jonoon 青岛中能 Qingdao Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 20,525 8,774
Shaanxi Chan-Ba 陕西浐灞 Xi'an Shaanxi Province Stadium 47,565 23,026
Shandong Luneng TH 山东鲁能 Jinan Shandong Provincial Stadium[8] 43,700 17,015
Shanghai Shenhua 上海申花 Shanghai Hongkou Stadium[9] 33,060 12,627
Shenzhen Asia Travel 深圳亚旅 Shenzhen Shenzhen Stadium 32,500 13,460
Tianjin Teda 天津泰达 Tianjin TEDA Football Stadium 36,390 14,554
Total 16,059

H1N1 flu pandemicEdit

Chongqing Lifan reported an 8-player and 3-crew infection of H1N1 flu virus on 10 September. Its matches in Round 22, 23 and 24 were postponed by Chinese FA.[10]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Beijing Guoan (C) 30 13 12 5 48 28 +20 51 AFC Champions League 2010 Group stage
2 Changchun Yatai 30 14 8 8 38 31 +7 50
3 Henan Jianye 30 13 9 8 35 26 +9 48
4 Shandong Luneng Taishan 30 11 12 7 35 30 +5 45[a]
5 Shanghai Shenhua 30 12 9 9 39 29 +10 45[a]
6 Tianjin TEDA 30 12 9 9 36 29 +7 45[a]
7 Chengdu Blades (R) 30 11 6 13 32 39 −7 39[b] Relegation to China League One
8 Dalian Shide 30 10 8 12 27 31 −4 38
9 Guangzhou GPC (R) 30 9 10 11 38 38 0 37[c] Relegation to China League One
10 Jiangsu Sainty 30 9 10 11 30 30 0 37[d]
11 Shenzhen 30 10 10 10 36 40 −4 37[e]
12 Shaanxi Renhe 30 9 10 11 26 24 +2 37[d]
13 Qingdao Jonoon 30 8 12 10 36 36 0 36
14 Changsha Ginde 30 6 15 9 23 31 −8 33
15 Hangzhou Greentown 30 8 8 14 30 43 −13 32
16 Chongqing Lifan 30 7 8 15 27 51 −24 29
Source: 2009 league table on the official site of the Chinese Super League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th goals scored; 7th disciplinary points (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card). Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Shandong: 9 pts, 7-4; Shanghai: 7 pts, 9-3; Tianjin: 1 pt, 1-10
  2. ^ Both clubs were relegated after being found guilty of match-fixing on February 23, 2010.[11]
  3. ^ Guangzhou: 10 pts, 12-10; Jiangsu: 8 pts, 6-7; Shenzhen: 8 pts, 8-10; Shaanxi: 6 pts, 9-8. Both clubs were relegated after being found guilty of match-fixing on February 23, 2010.[12]
  4. ^ a b Guangzhou: 10 pts, 12-10; Jiangsu: 8 pts, 6-7; Shenzhen: 8 pts, 8-10; Shaanxi: 6 pts, 9-8
  5. ^ Guangzhou: 10 pts, 12-10; Jiangsu: 8 pts, 6-7; Shenzhen: 8 pts, 8-10; Shaanxi: 6 pts, 9-8. Shenzhen were docked 3 points for wearing the wrong kits for a home match against Shanghai and causing a one-hour delay of the match on 30 Aug 2009.[13]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Beijing Guoan226358852111111112231133231111
Changchun Yatai1042684347353544447544522524332
Henan Jianye673211235735332333312311112223
Shandong Luneng Taishan838573111222223221125244443444
Shanghai Shenhua5114425778574757869977897965655
Tianjin TEDA1111325234884691096753459676566
Chengdu Blades158131415161514141414151515151314131414141412121212118107
Dalian Shide166121067684669675578898966357778
Guangzhou GPC11105746466846991175446667881091089
Jiangsu Sainty131615129101091291010101089856897857889910
Shenzhen7157111414161515151514141414151515151515151515151514151211
Shaanxi Renhe35913121112131312131311111212131413131313111010910111112
Qingdao Jonoon121314151313111210111212131313141212121110101011111112121313
Changsha Ginde9121091012131011139788661010101212121414141315141414
Hangzhou Greentown491181199119101111121210111111111011111313131413131515
Chongqing Lifan141416161615141616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Leader
AFC Champions League Group stage
Relegation to League One

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BJ CC CS CD CQ DL GZ HZ HN JS QD SX SD SH SZ TJ
Beijing Guoan 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0
Changchun Yatai 2–6 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–0
Changsha Ginde 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Chengdu Blades 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–1
Chongqing Lifan 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–6
Dalian Shide 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1
Guangzhou GPC 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–1 1–1
Hangzhou Greentown 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–2
Henan Jianye 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–1
Jiangsu Sainty 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–1
Qingdao Jonoon 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 6–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Shaanxi Renhe 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–0
Shanghai Shenhua 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 4–0
Shenzhen 2–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
Tianjin TEDA 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0
Source: Results on the official site of the Chinese Super League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Updated to games played on 31 Oct 2009.[14]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Luis Ramírez Guangzhou GPC 17
  Hernán Barcos Shenzhen Asia Travel/Shanghai Shenhua 17
3   Valdo Hangzhou Greentown 13
4   Qu Bo Qingdao Jonoon 12
5   Han Peng Shandong Luneng 11
6   Xu Liang Guangzhou GPC 10
  Emmanuel Olisadebe Henan Construction 10
  Johnny Woodly Chongqing Lifan 10

Hat-tricksEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Club Outgoing Manner When Incoming
Chengdu Blades   Li Bing Resigned[15] After Round 6   Wang Baoshan
Qingdao Jonoon   Guo Kanfeng Sacked After Round 6   Slobodan Santrač
Chongqing Lifan   Wei Xin Resigned After Round 10   Arie Haan
Shenzhen Asia Travel   Fan Yuhong Sacked After Round 17   Xie Feng
Shaanxi Chan-Ba   Cheng Yaodong Resigned After Round 20   Zhu Guanghu
Beijing Guoan   Lee Jang-Soo Sacked[16] After Round 23   Hong Yuanshuo
Hangzhou Greentown   Zhou Suian Sacked After Round 24   Wu Jingui
Changsha Ginde   Zhu Bo Sacked After Round 27   Hao Wei

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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