2012 Chinese Super League

The 2012 Chinese Super League was the ninth season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League, the nineteenth season of a professional football league and the 51st top-tier league season in China. It began on March 10, 2012 and ended on November 3, 2012.[1]

Chinese Super League
Season2012
ChampionsGuangzhou Evergrande
RelegatedHenan Jianye
Dalian Shide (disbanded)
Champions LeagueGuangzhou Evergrande
Jiangsu Sainty
Beijing Guoan
Guizhou Maotai
Matches played240
Goals scored630 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerCristian Dănălache (23 goals)
Biggest home winJiangsu Sainty 5–0 Dalian Shide
(Apr. 1st, 2012)
Guizhou Moutai 5–0 Hangzhou Greentown
(Jun. 17th, 2012)
(5 goals)
Biggest away winHenan Construction 0–4 Shanghai Shenxin
(Mar. 17th, 2012)
Beijing Guoan 0–4 Changchun Yatai
(Sept. 29th, 2012)
(4 goals)
Highest scoringLiaoning Whowin 5–3 Dalian Aerbin
(Jul. 28th, 2012)
(8 goals)
Longest winning runGuangzhou Evergrande
Hangzhou Greentown
(4 matches)
Longest unbeaten runJiangsu Sainty
(13 matches)
Longest winless runDalian Shide
Qingdao Jonoon
Shandong Luneng
Shanghai Shenxin
(7 matches)
Longest losing runGuangzhou R&F
(4 matches)
Highest attendance65,769
Jiangsu Sainty 1–1 Guangzhou Evergrande
(Oct. 20th, 2012)
Lowest attendance0
Liaoning Whowin 4–0 Hangzhou Greentown
(Sept. 23rd, 2012)
Average attendance18,740
2011
2013

The matches that were intended to be held on September 15 and 16, 2012 were suspended for a later date due to an international dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands.[2] With Hangzhou Greentown F.C. having a Japanese manager and several Chinese demonstrations arising throughout China it was decided that the September 23, 2012 match against Liaoning Whowin F.C. should be played behind closed doors with the Xianghe National Football Training Base used as a neutral venue.[3]

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams promoted from 2011 China League One

Teams relegated to 2012 China League One

ClubsEdit

Clubs and locationsEdit

Club Head Coach City Stadium Capacity 2011 season Jersey Sponsor
Beijing Guoan   Jaime Pacheco Beijing Workers Stadium 66,161 2nd CITIC Bank
Changchun Yatai   Svetozar Šapurić Changchun Development Area Stadium 25,000 7th Bank of Jilin
Dalian Aerbin P   Aleksandar Stanojević Dalian Jinzhou Stadium 30,775 CL1, 1st Shangpintang
Dalian Shide   Nelo Vingada Dalian Jinzhou Stadium 30,775 12th Bank of Dalian
Guangzhou Evergrande TH   Marcello Lippi Guangzhou Tianhe Stadium 60,151 1st Evergrande Real Estate Group
Guangzhou R&F P   Sérgio Farias Guangzhou Yuexiushan Stadium 30,000 CL1, 2nd R&F Properties
Guizhou Moutai   Gao Hongbo Guiyang Guiyang Olympic Sports Center 51,636 9th Maotai Liquor
Hangzhou Greentown   Takeshi Okada Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Sports Center 52,672 8th Daikin Air Conditioning
Henan Jianye   Shen Xiangfu Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 29,860 13th Central China Real Estate Limited
Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty   Dragan Okuka Nanjing Nanjing Olympic Sports Center 61,443 4th Guoxin Properties
Liaoning Whowin   Ma Lin Shenyang Tiexi New District Sports Center 30,000 3rd Whowin Group
Qingdao Jonoon   Chang Woe-Ryong Qingdao Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 20,525 6th Hisense Real Estate
Shandong Luneng Taishan   Wu Jingui (caretaker) Jinan Shandong Provincial Stadium 43,700 5th Yingda Stock
Shanghai Shenhua   Sergio Batista Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium 33,060 11th Firefall
Shanghai Shenxin   Zhu Jiong Shanghai Jinshan Football Stadium 30,000 14th Bank of Shanghai
Tianjin Teda   Alexandre Guimarães Tianjin TEDA Football Stadium 37,450 10th Master Kong

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Guangzhou R&F   Li Shubin Sacked Pre-season[4] N/A   Sérgio Farias Pre-season[4]
Changchun Yatai   Shen Xiangfu Resigned Pre-season N/A   Svetozar Šapurić Pre-season[5]
Dalian Aerbin   Aleksandar Stankov Sacked Pre-season N/A   Chang Woe-Ryong Pre-season[6]
Henan Jianye   Jo Bonfrere Mutual consent Pre-season N/A   Jan Versleijen Pre-season[7]
Hangzhou Greentown   Wu Jingui Resigned Pre-season N/A   Takeshi Okada Pre-season[8]
Shandong Luneng Taishan   Manuel Barbosa End of contract Pre-season N/A   Henk ten Cate Pre-season[9]
Shanghai Shenhua   Dražen Besek End of contract Pre-season N/A   Jean Tigana Pre-season[10]
Tianjin Teda   Arie Haan End of contract Pre-season N/A   Josip Kuže Pre-season[11]
Qingdao Jonoon   Chang Woe-Ryong End of contract Pre-season N/A   Blaž Slišković Pre-season[12]
Qingdao Jonoon   Blaž Slišković FIFA Arbitration 13 March 2012[13] 10th   Yang Weijian (caretaker) 13 March 2012[13]
Dalian Aerbin   Chang Woe-Ryong Resigned 3 April 2012[14] 15th   Aleksandar Stanojević 4 April 2012[15]
Shanghai Shenhua   Jean Tigana Resigned 26 April 2012[16] 10th   Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibenge (caretaker) 26 April 2012[16]
Guangzhou Evergrande   Lee Jang-Soo Sacked 17 May 2012[17] 1st   Marcello Lippi 17 May 2012[17]
Qingdao Jonoon   Yang Weijian (caretaker) 24 May 2012 16th   Chang Woe-Ryong 24 May 2012[18]
Tianjin Teda   Josip Kuže Sacked 28 May 2012[19] 11th     Alexandre Guimarães 1 June 2012[20]
Shanghai Shenhua   Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibenge (caretaker) 30 May 2012 9th   Sergio Batista 30 May 2012[21]
Henan Jianye   Jan Versleijen Sacked 15 July 2012 16th   Shen Xiangfu 15 July 2012[22]
Shandong Luneng Taishan   Henk ten Cate Resigned 6 September 2012 12th   Wu Jingui (caretaker) 6 September 2012[23]

International playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to five per CSL team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries.[24] A team can use four foreign players on the field in each game, including at least one player from the AFC country. Players from Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taipei are deemed to be native players in CSL.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Asian Player Additive Players1 Former Players2
Beijing Guoan   Darko Matić   Joffre Guerrón   Frédéric Kanouté     Reinaldo   Manú
  François
  Andrija Kaluđerović
Changchun Yatai   Cássio   Weldon   Marquinhos   Edixon Perea   Anzur Ismailov   Marko Ljubinković
Dalian Aerbin   Fábio Rochemback   Lee Addy   Seydou Keita   Peter Utaka   Daniel Mullen   Mile Sterjovski
  Gustavo Canales
Dalian Shide   Carlos Adriano   Martin Kamburov   Ricardo Esteves   James Chamanga   Park Dong-Hyuk
Guangzhou Evergrande   Darío Conca   Cléo   Muriqui   Paulão   Cho Won-Hee   Lucas Barrios
  Kim Young-Gwon
Guangzhou R&F   Rafael Coelho   Davi   Jumar   Yakubu   Rostyn Griffiths   Leonardo
Guizhou Moutai   Zlatan Muslimović   Rafa Jordà   Nano   Rubén Suárez   Dino Djulbic   Gustavo Rodas
Hangzhou Greentown   Fabrício   Mazola   Renatinho   Jeong Dong-Ho   Kim Dong-Jin
Henan Jianye   Adaílton   Leandro Netto   Isaac Chansa   Christopher Katongo   Son Seung-Joon   Marcos Flores
  Enis Hajri
Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty   Sergey Krivets   Eleílson   Cristian Dănălache   Aleksandar Jevtić   Kamoliddin Tajiev   Miljan Mrdaković
Liaoning Whowin   Pablo Brandán   Vlatko Grozdanoski   Miloš Trifunović   Kim You-Jin
Qingdao Jonoon   Bruno Meneghel   Léo San   Gabriel Melkam   Aziz Ibrahimov   Krunoslav Lovrek
Shandong Luneng Taishan   Leonardo Pisculichi   Gilberto Macena   Simão Mate Junior   José Ortigoza   Roda Antar   Fabiano
  Obina
Shanghai Shenhua   Moisés   Giovanni Moreno   Didier Drogba   Nicolas Anelka   Joel Griffiths   Mario Božić
  Mathieu Manset
Shanghai Shenxin   Antônio Flávio   Johnny   Jaílton Paraíba   Anselmo Tadeu   Jonas Salley
Tianjin Teda   Vladimir Jovančić   Veliče Šumulikoski   Sjoerd Ars   Lucian Goian   Milan Susak   Akpo Sodje

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Guangzhou Evergrande (C) 30 17 7 6 51 30 +21 58 2013 AFC Champions League Group stage[a]
2 Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty 30 14 12 4 49 29 +20 54
3 Beijing Guoan 30 14 6 10 34 35 −1 48
4 Guizhou Moutai 30 12 9 9 44 33 +11 45
5 Dalian Aerbin 30 11 11 8 51 46 +5 44[b]
6 Changchun Yatai 30 12 8 10 37 40 −3 44[b]
7 Guangzhou R&F 30 13 3 14 47 49 −2 42
8 Tianjin TEDA 30 10 10 10 29 30 −1 40
9 Shanghai Shenhua 30 8 14 8 39 34 +5 38
10 Liaoning Whowin 30 8 12 10 40 41 −1 36[c]
11 Hangzhou Greentown 30 9 9 12 34 46 −12 36[c]
12 Shandong Luneng Taishan 30 8 12 10 46 43 +3 36[c]
13 Qingdao Jonoon 30 10 6 14 26 34 −8 36[c]
14 Dalian Shide 30 8 10 12 39 49 −10 34 Disbanded after season[d]
15 Shanghai Shenxin 30 6 12 12 36 35 +1 30
16 Henan Jianye (R) 30 7 5 18 28 56 −28 26 Relegation to China League One
Source: Chinese Super League (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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Guizhou Renhe qualified for the 2013 AFC Champions League because league champions Guangzhou Evergrande also won the 2012 Chinese FA Cup.
  2. ^ a b Dalian 1-2 Changchun; Changchun 1-2 Dalian
  3. ^ a b c d Liaoning, 10pts; Hangzhou, 9pts; Shandong, 6pts, GF=4, GA=5; Qingdao, 6pts, GF=4, GA=5
  4. ^ On 30 November 2012, Dalian Shide were acquisited by Aerbin Group and merged into Dalian Aerbin F.C..[26]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Guangzhou Evergrande3102222111111111111111111121111
Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty723333222344422222222222212222
Beijing Guoan16913674444423234335544555444333
Guizhou Moutai545788955657663443333334555444
Dalian Aerbin141214151611131316131314111110121410131312977698775
Changchun Yatai4774661166566555566665788877666
Guangzhou R&F111111333232346654456443333557
Tianjin Teda681112149681071011999910131078666766888
Shanghai Shenhua8139101114101091214912121213121212910101099899119
Liaoning Whowin234545577118877778981011111313121311101310
Hangzhou Greentown91412131215161614975888811891113141111131412121011
Shandong Luneng Taishan1215159101389121515151513151191111129121212111013131412
Qingdao Jonoon105101115914141516161616161314151515141513141516121011913
Dalian Shide13118141316151513891010101110777878910101114141214
Shanghai Shenxin116685712128101213131514151314141514151514141515151515
Henan Jianye1516161691271111141112141416161616161616161616151616161616
Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Relegation to League One
Disbanded after season
Source: Table by round (in Chinese)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BJ CC DLA DL GZ GZR GZM HZ HN JS LN QD SD SH SSX TJ
Beijing Guoan 0–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–1
Changchun Yatai 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Dalian Aerbin 3–1 1–2 3–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Dalian Shide 0–0 1–2 3–2 3–1 4–1 0–3 2–3 0–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 4–1
Guangzhou Evergrande 3–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 0–0
Guangzhou R&F 3–1 5–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–2
Guizhou Moutai 0–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 5–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 1–1
Hangzhou Greentown 1–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2
Henan Jianye 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–4 0–2
Jiangsu Sainty 0–0 1–2 3–2 5–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–1 3–2
Liaoning Whowin 0–0 3–3 5–3 3–2 0–3 1–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–1
Qingdao Jonoon 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Shandong Luneng Taishan 4–0 3–0 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 3–1 2–0
Shanghai Shenhua 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 5–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Shanghai Shenxin 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Tianjin TEDA 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 November 2012. Source: Results on the official website of the Chinese Super League (in Chinese)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

GoalscorersEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals (Pen.)
1
  Cristian Dănălache Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty
23 (6)
2
  Peter Utaka Dalian Aerbin
20 (3)
3
  Rafael Coelho Guangzhou R&F
14 (1)
4
  Anselmo Shanghai Shenxin
13 (4)
  Sjoerd Ars Tianjin Teda
13 (2)
6
  Muriqui Guangzhou Evergrande
12
  Zlatan Muslimović Guizhou Moutai
12
8
  James Chamanga Dalian Shide
10 (1)
  Martin Kamburov Dalian Shide
10 (4)
  Darío Conca Guangzhou Evergrande
10 (1)
  Gilberto Macena Shandong Luneng Taishan
10
  Wang Yongpo Shandong Luneng Taishan
10 (4)

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Cristian Dănălache Jiangsu Sainty Henan Jianye 5–1[27] 28 April 2012
  James Chamanga Dalian Shide Tianjin Teda 4–1[28] 6 May 2012
  Rafael Coelho Guangzhou R&F Changchun Yatai 5–1[29] 27 May 2012
  Muriqui Guangzhou Evergrande Jiangsu Sainty 5–1[30] 17 June 2012
  Peter Utaka Dalian Aerbin Shandong Luneng 5–2[31] 21 July 2012
  Cristian Dănălache Jiangsu Sainty Shandong Luneng 3–3[32] 5 August 2012
  Miloš Trifunović Liaoning Whowin Hangzhou Greentown 4–0[33] 23 September 2012

AwardsEdit

AttendanceEdit

League AttendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Guangzhou Evergrande 558,743 39,997 31,295 37,250 −18.4%
2 Beijing Guoan 553,179 51,795 21,909 36,879 −8.7%
3 Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty 467,446 65,769 20,953 31,163 +81.5%
4 Guizhou Moutai 443,615 52,888 20,012 29,574 +6.2%
5 Shandong Luneng Taishan 302,224 33,453 10,783 20,148 +66.3%
6 Liaoning Whowin 279,577 27,823 0 18,638 −5.0%
7 Henan Jianye 262,884 24,086 11,557 17,526 +7.3%
8 Dalian Aerbin 236,603 25,791 7,954 15,774 n/a
9 Shanghai Shenhua 221,419 24,635 8,236 14,761 +50.2%
10 Tianjin Teda 212,622 35,868 6,485 14,175 −22.3%
11 Changchun Yatai 190,516 21,365 10,125 12,701 −8.2%
12 Shanghai Shenxin 173,958 18,060 3,950 11,597 +10.8%
13 Dalian Shide 166,388 28,921 5,219 11,093 −35.3%
14 Hangzhou Greentown 158,443 20,073 4,396 10,563 +23.0%
15 Qingdao Jonoon 143,068 15,195 6,098 9,538 +12.7%
16 Guangzhou R&F 126,893 19,217 4,344 8,460 n/a


League total 4,497,578 65,769 0 18,740 +6.2%

Updated to games played on 3 November 2012
Source: CSL data (in Chinese)
Notes:
Teams played previous season in CL1.

Top 10 AttendancesEdit

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
65,769 28 20 October 2012 Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty 1–1 Guangzhou Evergrande Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Saturday Night
52,888 20 4 August 2012 Guizhou Maotai 2–1 Guangzhou Evergrande Guiyang Olympic Sports Center Saturday Night
52,836 29 27 October 2012 Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty 0–0 Beijing Guoan Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Saturday Afternoon
51,983 1 10 March 2012 Guizhou Maotai 2–1 Shandong Luneng Guiyang Olympic Sports Center Saturday Night
51,795 2 16 March 2012 Beijing Guoan 3–2 Shanghai Shenhua Workers Stadium Friday Night
42,668 16 7 July 2012 Beijing Guoan 1–0 Guangzhou R&F Workers Stadium Saturday Night
42,241 4 2 April 2012 Guizhou Maotai 1–2 Henan Jianye Guiyang Olympic Sports Center Monday Afternoon
41,287 6 13 April 2012 Beijing Guoan 2–1 Shandong Luneng Workers Stadium Friday Night
39,997 19 28 July 2012 Guangzhou Evergrande 2–2 Shanghai Shenhua Tianhe Stadium Saturday Night
39,991 17 15 July 2012 Guangzhou Evergrande 0–1 Guangzhou R&F Tianhe Stadium Sunday Night

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