2012 China League One

The 2012 China League One was the ninth season of the China League One, the second tier of the Chinese football league pyramid, since its establishment. It began on March 17, 2012 and ended on October 28, 2012.[1] The size of the league has been expanded from 14 to 16 teams this season.

China League One
Season2012
ChampionsShanghai Tellace
PromotedShanghai Tellace
Wuhan Zall
RelegatedBeijing Baxy
Hohhot Dongjin
Matches played240
Goals scored617 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorerSenegal Babacar Gueye
(23 Goals)
Biggest home winHarbin Yiteng 4-0 Beijing Baxy
(May 26th, 2012)
Hohhot Dongjin 4-0 Guangdong Sunray Cave
(Jul. 21st, 2012)
Harbin Yiteng 5-1 Beijing 361º
(Jul. 28th, 2012)
Yanbian Baekdu Tigers 4-0 Hohhot Dongjin
(Aug. 18th, 2012)
Shenzhen Ruby 4-0 Yanbian Baekdu Tigers
(Oct. 20th, 2012)
Chongqing FC 4-0 Chengdu Blades
(Oct. 28th, 2012)
(4 goals)
Biggest away winGuangdong Sunray Cave 1-5 Fujian Smart Hero
(Aug. 25th, 2012)
Yanbian Baekdu Tigers 1-5 Harbin Yiteng
(Sept. 1st, 2012)
Beijing 361º 0-4 Beijing Baxy
(Oct. 6th, 2012)
(4 goals)
Highest scoringShenzhen Ruby 5-3 Chongqing Lifan
(Sept. 22nd, 2012)
(8 goals)
Longest winning runShanghai Tellace
(6 matches)
Longest unbeaten runChongqing Lifan
(8 matches)
Longest winless runHohhot Dongjin
(11 matches)
Longest losing runHunan Liuyanghe
(8 matches)
Highest attendance22,316
Hunan Liuyanghe 2-1 Shanghai Tellace
(Aug. 4th, 2012)
Lowest attendance321
Beijing Baxy 0-3 Hunan Liuyanghe
(Jul. 28th, 2012)
Average attendance3,996
2011
2013

Team changesEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Dalian Aerbin F.C. as the champion of 2011 season and Guangzhou R&F F.C. as runner-up had promoted to the 2012 Chinese Super League. They were replaced by Chengdu Blades F.C. and Shenzhen Ruby F.C., who had relegated from the 2011 Chinese Super League after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the table.

Guizhou Zhicheng Toro F.C. had relegated to the 2012 China League Two after finishing the 2011 season in last place and lost play-off match against 2011 China League Two 3rd-placed team Fujian Smart Hero F.C.. Due to the league's expansion, three teams were admitted into the 2012 China League One. These were the two 2011 League Two promotion final winners, Harbin Yiteng F.C., Chongqing F.C., and the play-off winner, Fujian Smart Hero F.C..

Name changesEdit

Shenyang Dongjin F.C. moved to the city of Hohhot and changed their name to Hohhot Dongjin in February 2012.[2]

ClubsEdit

Stadiums and LocationsEdit

Club Head Coach City Stadium Capacity 2011 season
BIT FC   Bian Lijun Beijing BIT Eastern Athletic Field 5,000 13th
Beijing Baxy   Cao Xiandong
  Wang Tao
Beijing Shijingshan Stadium 20,000 11th
Chengdu Tiancheng R   Wang Baoshan Chengdu Shuangliu Sports Centre 26,000 CSL, 15th
Chongqing FC P   Zhao Changhong Chongqing Chongqing Olympic Sports Center 58,680 CL2, 2nd
Chongqing Lifan   Tang Yaodong Chongqing Fuling Stadium 22,000 8th
Fujian Smart Hero P   Xu Hui Fuzhou
Jinjiang
Fuzhou Stadium
Jinjiang Sports Center Stadium (after Round 27)
23,000
15,000
CL2, 3rd
Guangdong Sunray Cave   José Ricardo Rambo Guangzhou Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium
Guangdong Olympic Stadium (Round 29 & 30)
25,000
80,012
3rd
Harbin Yiteng P   Duan Xin Harbin Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center
Harbin Institute of Technology Stadium (Round 21)
50,000
20,000
CL2, 1st
Shenyang Dongjin   Yang Yumin (caretaker) Hohhot Hohhot City Stadium 60,000 5th
Hunan Billows   Zhang Xu Changsha
Yiyang
CSUFT East-Garden Stadium
Yiyang Olympic Sports Park Stadium (after Round 19)
18,000
30,000
4th
Shanghai Tellace   Jiang Bingyao Shanghai Shanghai Stadium
Jinshan Football Stadium (Round 26)
65,000
30,000
9th
Shenyang Shenbei   Liu Zhicai Shenyang Shenyang Sport University Stadium 12,000 6th
Shenzhen NEO Capital R   Philippe Troussier Shenzhen Bao'an Stadium 40,000 CSL, 16th
Tianjin Songjiang   Hao Haitao Tianjin Tianjin Tuanbo Football Stadium 30,320 12th
Wuhan Zall   Zheng Xiong Wuhan Xinhua Road Sports Center 32,137 7th
Yanbian Quanyang Spring   Cho Keung-Yeon Longjing Hailanjiang Stadium 32,000 10th

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Hohhot Dongjin   Chen Bo (caretaker) --- Pre-season N/A   Chen Bo Pre-season[4]
Chongqing Lifan   Liu Jingbiao Sacked Pre-season[5] N/A   Lawrie McKinna Pre-season[5]
Shenyang Shenbei   Liu Zhicai Sacked Pre-season N/A   Arie Haan Pre-season[6]
Guangdong Sunray Cave   Cao Yang Sacked Pre-season N/A   Dragan Kokotović Pre-season[7]
Beijing Baxy   Cao Xiandong
Resigned Pre-season N/A   Cui Enlang Pre-season
Guangdong Sunray Cave   Dragan Kokotović Sacked 27 March 2012 6th   Cao Yang (caretaker) 27 March 2012[8]
Chongqing Lifan   Lawrie McKinna Sacked 14 April 2012[9] 16th   Tang Yaodong 19 April 2012[10]
Wuhan Zall   Jose Carlos de Oliveira Sacked 24 April 2012[11] 8th   Zheng Xiong (caretaker) 24 April 2012[11]
Shenyang Shenbei   Arie Haan Resigned 1 May 2012[12] 14th   Li Zheng (caretaker) 1 May 2012[12]
Yanbian Quanyang Spring   Zheng Xianglong Sacked 20 May 2012[13] 14th   Jin Guangzhu (caretaker) 20 May 2012[13]
Hohhot Dongjin   Chen Bo Sacked 22 May 2012[14] 16th   Yang Yumin (caretaker) 22 May 2012[14]
Yanbian Quanyang Spring   Jin Guangzhu (caretaker) --- 1 June 2012 13th   Cho Keung-Yeon 1 June 2012[15]
Wuhan Zall   Zheng Xiong (caretaker) --- 14 June 2012 4th   Zheng Xiong 14 June 2012[16]
Shenyang Shenbei   Li Zheng (caretaker) Resigned 18 June 2012[17] 16th   Huang Yong (caretaker) 18 June 2012[17]
Beijing Baxy   Cui Enlang Sacked 3 July 2012[18] 14th   Gai Zengjun (caretaker) 3 July 2012[18]
Chongqing FC   Zhao Faqing Resigned 5 July 2012[19] 11th   Zhao Changhong 5 July 2012[19]
Shenyang Shenbei   Huang Yong (caretaker) Resigned 10 July 2012[20] 15th   Liu Zhicai 10 July 2012[20]
Chengdu Tiancheng   Niu Hongli Resigned 24 July 2012[21] 12th   Wang Baoshan 24 July 2012[21]
Guangdong Sunray Cave   Cao Yang (caretaker) Resigned 28 July 2012[22] 12th   José Ricardo Rambo 29 July 2012
Beijing Baxy   Gai Zengjun (caretaker) Resigned 3 August 2012[23] 16th   Cao Xiandong
  Wang Tao
3 August 2012[23]
Guangdong Sunray Cave   José Ricardo Rambo As assistant coach 30 August 2012 12th   Cao Yang (caretaker) 30 August 2012[24]

Foreign playersEdit

Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per CL1 team.[25] A team could use three foreign players on the field each game. Players came from Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taipei were deemed as native players in CSL.

  • Foreign players who left their clubs after first half of the season.
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Former Players*
BIT FC   Lee In-Shik   Matías Alonso   Walter Guglielmone   Martín Rodríguez   Vicent Rodrigue
Beijing Baxy   Júnior Paulista   Daniel Quaye   Momar N'Diaye   Shin Eun-Seok   Saša Mus
Chengdu Tiancheng   Johnson Macaba   João Paulo   Valdo   William   Ygor de Souza
Chongqing FC   Rafael Pérez   Walter Julián Martínez   Chris Killen
Chongqing Lifan   Brendon Šantalab   Guto   Nei   Nelson Cabrera
Fujian Smart Hero   Johnny Woodly   Vlado Jeknić   Sylvano Comvalius   Park Jung-Soo
Guangdong Sunray Cave   Dori   Jean Narde   Reinaldo   Mahama Awal   Josip Milardović
Harbin Yiteng   Million Butshiire   Adam Hughes   Rodrigo   Ricardo Steer   Oleksandr Krutskevich
Hohhot Dongjin   Luciano Olguín   Yovanny Arrechea   Lee Kil-Hoon   Song Tae-Lim
Hunan Billows   Astor Henríquez   Emil Martínez   Erick Norales   Claudio Cardozo
Shanghai Tellace   Bruno Camacho   Luis Carlos Cabezas   Ransford Addo   Samir Arzú   Didier Njewel
Shenyang Shenbei   José Duarte   Dario Dabac   Vladimir Vujović   Mustapha Allaoui
Shenzhen NEO Capital   Leandro Guaita   Benjamin Gavanon   Takashi Rakuyama   Babacar Gueye   Rony Flores
Tianjin Songjiang   Anderson   Taavi Rähn   Aleksander Rodić   Lee Se-In
Wuhan Zall   Adiel   Vicente   Carlos Ceballos   Julio Gutiérrez   César Valoyes
Yanbian Quanyang Spring   Ivan Božić   Stipe Lapić   Soumaila Coulibaly   Hong Jin-Sub   Ronaille Calheira

Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan players (doesn't count on the foreign player slot)

Club Player 1 Player 2
Beijing Baxy   Chen Hao-wei
Guangdong Sunray Cave   Chan Siu Ki   Leung Chun Pong
Shenzhen NEO Capital   Chen Po-liang

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Shanghai Tellace (P, C) 30 17 8 5 47 25 +22 59 Promotion to Chinese Super League
2 Wuhan Zall (P) 30 16 6 8 40 29 +11 54
3 Fujian Smart Hero 30 12 10 8 41 32 +9 46
4 Harbin Yiteng 30 13 6 11 53 43 +10 45[a]
5 Chongqing Lifan 30 12 9 9 50 45 +5 45[a]
6 Tianjin Songjiang 30 12 9 9 27 24 +3 45[a]
7 Shenzhen NEO Capital 30 12 6 12 46 41 +5 42
8 Chongqing FC 30 11 8 11 40 37 +3 41[b]
9 Chengdu Tiancheng 30 11 8 11 33 40 −7 41[b]
10 Guangdong Sunray Cave 30 10 8 12 41 46 −5 38[c]
11 Hunan Billows 30 10 8 12 33 37 −4 38[c]
12 Shenyang Shenbei 30 9 11 10 36 38 −2 38[c]
13 Yanbian Quanyang Spring 30 10 4 16 39 51 −12 34
14 BIT FC 30 8 8 14 27 41 −14 32
15 Beijing Baxy 30 8 7 15 34 46 −12 31
16 Shenyang Dongjin (R) 30 5 12 13 30 42 −12 27 Relegation to China League Two
Updated to match(es) played on October 28, 2012. Source: CL1 website on sohu.com (in Chinese)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) goals scored; 7) disciplinary points (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card). Head-to-Head: Only used at the end of the season when two or more teams need the head-to-head rules to break a tie.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Shanghai Tellace123111111111111111111111111111
Wuhan Zall911101088642244444442354552222222
Fujian Smart Hero7599677689121212121210109911101087766453
Harbin Yiteng911121210109111010810765667666666455344
Chongqing Lifan15141615161614151412108676555535423333535
Tianjin Songjiang11107811111083322333323443245644666
Shenzhen NEO Capital381174343667555778687777810991087
Chongqing FC159465687776789118787889101091010998
Chengdu Tiancheng33232235555691089911101091199887779
Guangdong Sunray Cave36547459111199118911121212912121213131313121110
Hunan Billows31123522443322223422233457881011
Shenyang Shenbei111612131414151415131415161515151514141314131514141414131212
Yanbian Quanyang Spring7141516131312121214131313131313111011121181111121112111313
BIT FC1481112121110981111101110121313131415141412111211141414
Beijing Baxy1165499131313151514141414141416161516161616161616151515
Shenyang Dongjin111112131515161616161616151616161615151613151315151515161616
Winner; promote to Chinese Super League
Runner-up; promote to Chinese Super League
Relegate to China League Two
Updated to match(es) played on Oct. 28, 2012. Source: Table by round (in Chinese)

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1
  Babacar Gueye Shenzhen NEO Capital
23
2
  Johnny Woodly Fujian Smart Hero
21
3
  Wu Lei Shanghai Tellace
17
4
  Chris Killen Chongqing FC
16
5
  Brendon Šantalab Chongqing Lifan
14
  Guto Chongqing Lifan
14
  José Duarte Shenyang Shenbei
14
8
  Vicente Wuhan Zall
11
9
  Ricardo Steer Harbin Yiteng
10
  Bu Xin Harbin Yiteng
10

League attendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Shenyang Dongjin 134,664 21,817 4,926 8,978 n/a
2 Hunan Billows 104,554 22,316 1,510 6,970 n/a
3 Wuhan Zall 100,522 12,987 3,153 6,701 n/a
4 Shenzhen NEO Capital 96,721 9,574 3,275 6,448 n/a
5 Yanbian Quanyang Spring 80,579 10,111 2,162 5,372 n/a
6 Chongqing FC 70,177 16,158 1,980 4,678 n/a
7 Fujian Smart Hero 62,136 8,321 866 4,142 n/a
8 Chongqing Lifan 60,650 11,550 1,051 4,043 n/a
9 Harbin Yiteng 60,037 5,103 1,180 4,002 n/a
10 Shanghai Tellace 46,702 7,177 1,211 3,113 n/a
11 Tianjin Songjiang 44,969 5,500 1,028 2,998 n/a
12 Chengdu Tiancheng 30,391 5,052 820 2,026 n/a
13 BIT FC 22,362 2,326 500 1,491 n/a
14 Guangdong Sunray Cave 16,556 2,012 353 1,104 n/a
15 Shenyang Shenbei 15,267 5,000 350 1,018 n/a
16 Beijing Baxy 12,668 3,269 321 845 n/a


League total 958,955 22,316 321 3,996 n/a

Updated to games played on Oct. 28th, 2012
Source: Chinese Football Data (in Chinese)

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