2015 Chinese Super League

The 2015 Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League (Chinese: 2015中国平安中国足球协会超级联赛)[1] was the 12th season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League, the 22nd season of a professional Association football league and the 54th top-tier league season in China.[citation needed] The league title sponsor was Ping An Insurance.[2] Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao won their fifth consecutive title of the league.

Chinese Super League
Season2015
Dates4 March – 31 October 2015
ChampionsGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
5th title
RelegatedShanghai Shenxin
Guizhou Moutai
AFC Champions LeagueGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
Shanghai SIPG
Shandong Luneng Taishan
Matches played240
Goals scored672 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorerBrazil Aloísio (22 goals)
Biggest home winGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao 7–0 Chongqing Lifan
(Jul. 5th, 2015)
(7 goals)
Biggest away winShanghai Shenxin 0–4 Beijing Guoan
(Sept. 27th, 2015)
(4 goals)
Highest scoringShanghai Greenland Shenhua 6–2 Shanghai Shenxin
(Mar. 8th, 2015)
(8 goals) Shanghai SIPG 5–3 Changchun Yatai
(Jun. 19th, 2015)
(8 goals)
Longest winning runShanghai SIPG
(6 matches)
Longest unbeaten runGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(26 matches)
Longest winless runTianjin Teda
(13 matches)
Longest losing runShanghai Shenxin
(6 matches)
Highest attendance53,526
Beijing Guoan 0–2 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(Oct 31st, 2015)
Lowest attendance4,807
Guangzhou R&F 0–0 Liaoning Hongyun
(May 1st, 2015)
Average attendance22,193 (31 October)
2014
2016

Team changesEdit

Teams promoted from 2014 China League One

Teams relegated to 2015 China League One

Name changesEdit

ClubsEdit

Clubs and locationsEdit

[citation needed]

Club Team name Head Coach Captain City Stadium Capacity 2014 season
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. TH Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao   Luiz Felipe Scolari   Zheng Zhi Guangzhou Tianhe Stadium 58,500 1st
Beijing Guoan F.C. Beijing Guoan   Gregorio Manzano   Xu Yunlong Beijing Workers Stadium 66,161 2nd
Guangzhou R&F F.C. Guangzhou R&F   Dragan Stojković   Zhang Yaokun Guangzhou Yuexiushan Stadium 18,000 3rd
Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. Shandong Luneng Taishan   Cuca   Wang Dalei Jinan Jinan Olympic Sports Luneng Stadium 56,808 4th
Shanghai SIPG F.C. Shanghai SIPG   Sven-Göran Eriksson   Sun Xiang Shanghai Shanghai Stadium 56,842 5th
Guizhou Renhe F.C. Guizhou Moutai   Gong Lei   Zhang Lie Guiyang Guiyang Olympic Sports Center 51,636 6th
Tianjin Teda F.C. Tianjin Teda Quanjian   Arie Haan   Zhou Haibin Tianjin Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium 54,696 7th
Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty F.C. Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty   Dan Petrescu   Lu Bofei Nanjing Nanjing Olympic Sports Center 61,443 8th
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C. Shanghai Greenland Shenhua   Francis Gillot   Moreno Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium 33,060 9th
Liaoning F.C. Liaoning Panjin Whowin   Ma Lin   Zhao Junzhe Shenyang (playing in Panjin) Panjin Stadium 35,600 10th
Shanghai Shenxin F.C. Shanghai Shenxin   Liu Junwei   Yu Tao Shanghai Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium 16,000 11th
Hangzhou Greentown F.C. Hangzhou Greentown   Yang Ji   Wang Lin Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Sports Center 52,672 12th
Changchun Yatai F.C. Changchun Yatai   Marijo Tot   Yan Feng Changchun Development Area Stadium 25,000 13th
Henan Jianye F.C. Henan Jianye   Jia Xiuquan   Ivo Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 29,860 14th
Chongqing Lifan F.C. P Chongqing Lifan   Wang Baoshan   Wang Dong Chongqing Chongqing Olympic Sports Center 58,680 CL1, 1st
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright F.C. P Shijiazhuang Ever Bright   Yasen Petrov   Li Chao Shijiazhuang Yutong International Sports Center 29,000 CL1, 2nd

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao   Marcello Lippi 2 November 2014[6]   Fabio Cannavaro 5 November 2014
Guangzhou R&F   Sven-Göran Eriksson 10 November 2014[7]   Cosmin Contra 18 December 2014[8]
Changchun Yatai   Dragan Okuka 12 November 2014[9]   Gao Jinggang 19 December 2014[10]
Shanghai SIPG   Xi Zhikang 18 November 2014   Sven-Göran Eriksson 18 November 2014[11]
Hangzhou Greentown   Yang Ji 2 December 2014   Philippe Troussier 2 December 2014[12]
Shanghai Shenhua   Sergio Batista 4 December 2014[13]   Francis Gillot 4 December 2014[14]
Shanghai Shenxin   Guo Guangqi 13 April 2015[15]   Liu Junwei 13 April 2015[15]
Guizhou Renhe   Zhu Jiong 28 April 2015[16]   Li Chunman (caretaker) 28 April 2015[16]
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao   Fabio Cannavaro 4 June 2015[17]   Luiz Felipe Scolari 4 June 2015[18]
Changchun Yatai   Gao Jinggang 12 June 2015[19]   Marijo Tot 12 June 2015[19]
Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty   Gao Hongbo 29 June 2015[20]   Arie Schans (caretaker) 29 June 2015[21]
Hangzhou Greentown   Philippe Troussier 1 July 2015[22]   Yang Ji 1 July 2015[22]
Guizhou Renhe   Li Chunman (caretaker) 8 July 2015   Gong Lei 8 July 2015[23]
Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty   Arie Schans (caretaker) 9 July 2015[20]   Dan Petrescu 9 July 2015[24]
Guangzhou R&F   Cosmin Contra 22 July 2015[25]   Li Bing (caretaker) 22 July 2015[25]
Liaoning Hongyun   Chen Yang 2 August 2015[26]   Ma Lin 2 August 2015[26]
Guangzhou R&F   Li Bing (caretaker) 24 August 2015[27]   Dragan Stojković 24 August 2015[27]

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to five per CSL team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. 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. However, those players will be treated as foreign Asia players if they participate in any AFC competitions.[28]

  • Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Asian Player Former Players1
Beijing Guoan   Pablo Batalla   Kléber   Darko Matić   Dejan Damjanović   Ha Dae-Sung   Erton Fejzullahu
Changchun Yatai   Marcelo Moreno   Ákos Elek   Szabolcs Huszti   Moussa Maâzou   Anzur Ismailov
Chongqing Lifan   Emanuel Gigliotti   Fernandinho   Jael Ferreira   Issam El Adoua   Adrian Leijer   Guto
  Jajá
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao   Elkeson   Ricardo Goulart   Paulinho   Robinho   Kim Young-Gwon   Alan Carvalho
  Renê Júnior
Guangzhou R&F   Renatinho   Jeremy Bokila   Aaron Samuel   Míchel Herrero   Jang Hyun-Soo   Abderrazak Hamdallah
  Park Jong-Woo
Guizhou Renhe   Zvjezdan Misimović   Sejad Salihović   Hyuri   Ricardo Santos   Park Ju-Sung   Krzysztof Mączyński
  Magnus Eriksson
Hangzhou Greentown   Anselmo Ramon   Davy Claude Angan   Miloš Bosančić   Matthew Spiranovic   Roda Antar   Bassem Boulaabi
  Imed Louati
Henan Jianye   Ivo   Eddi Gomes   Javier Patiño   Mateusz Zachara   Jung In-Whan
Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty   Sammir   Viðar Kjartansson   Sölvi Ottesen   Marius Constantin   Sergio Escudero   Eleílson
Liaoning Hongyun   Paulo Henrique   Franck Boli   Derick Ogbu   Eric Bicfalvi   Kim Yoo-Jin   Josh Mitchell
  James Chamanga
Shandong Luneng Taishan   Walter Montillo   Aloísio   Diego Tardelli   Junior Urso   Jucilei 2
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua   Giovanni Moreno   Avraam Papadopoulos 3   Mohamed Sissoko   Demba Ba   Tim Cahill   Paulo Henrique
  Stoppila Sunzu
Shanghai Shenxin   Everton   Johnny   Michael Barrantes   Daniel Chima   Zé Eduardo
  Lim You-Hwan
Shanghai SIPG   Darío Conca   Davi   Asamoah Gyan   Tobias Hysén   Kim Ju-Young   Jean Evrard Kouassi
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright   Eiður Guðjohnsen   Rúben Micael   Mario Rondón   Jacob Mulenga   Cho Yong-Hyung   Rodrigo Defendi
  Georgi Iliev
Tianjin Teda   Hernán Barcos   Lucas Fonseca   Wágner   Cristian Tănase   Morteza Pouraliganji   Andrezinho
  Wilmar Jordán
  • ^1 Foreign players who left their clubs or were sent to reserve team after first half of the season.
  • ^2 Jucilei owns Palestine citizenship and was counted as an Asian player in the Chinese Super League
  • ^3 Avraam Papadopoulos owns Australian citizenship and could play as an Asian player in the Chinese Super League

Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan outfield players (doesn't count on the foreign or Asian player slot in CSL)[28]

Club Player 1
Changchun Yatai   Ko Yu-ting
Guizhou Renhe   Xavier Chen
Hangzhou Greentown   Chen Po-liang
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright   Bai He

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao (C) 30 19 10 1 71 28 +43 67 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Shanghai SIPG 30 19 8 3 63 35 +28 65 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
3 Shandong Luneng Taishan 30 18 5 7 66 41 +25 59 Qualification to Champions League preliminary round 2
4 Beijing Sinobo Guoan 30 16 8 6 46 26 +20 56
5 Henan Jianye 30 12 10 8 35 30 +5 46
6 Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 30 12 6 12 42 44 −2 42
7 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 30 8 15 7 34 31 +3 39
8 Chongqing Lifan 30 9 8 13 37 52 −15 35[a]
9 Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty[b] 30 9 8 13 39 48 −9 35[a] Qualification to Champions League group stage
10 Changchun Yatai 30 8 11 11 39 47 −8 35[a]
11 Hangzhou Greentown 30 8 9 13 27 35 −8 33
12 Liaoning Whowin 30 7 10 13 30 46 −16 31[c]
13 Tianjin TEDA 30 7 10 13 39 46 −7 31[c]
14 Guangzhou R&F 30 8 7 15 35 41 −6 31[c]
15 Guizhou Moutai (R) 30 7 8 15 39 52 −13 29 Relegation to League One
16 Shanghai Shenxin (R) 30 4 5 21 30 70 −40 17
Source: sports.sina.com (in Chinese)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goals scored; 4) head-to-head away goals scored; 5)goal difference; 6) number of 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. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Chongqing 6 pts, Jiangsu 5 pts, Changchun 5 pts; Head-to-head results between Jiangsu and Changchun — Jiangsu: 2 pts, 0 goal difference and 2 away goals, Changchun: 2 pts 0 goal difference and 1 away goal.
  2. ^ Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty qualified for the 2016 AFC Champions League Group Stage as winners of the 2015 Chinese FA Cup.
  3. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Liaoning Whowin 8 pts, Tianjin TEDA 4 pts, Guangzhou R&F 4 pts; Head-to-head results between Tianjin and Guangzhou R&F — Tianjin: 3 pts, +1 goal difference, Guangzhou R&F: 3 pts −1 goal difference.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away GZE SD BJ GZM SJZ GZF SHS SGS SSI LN TJ HZ JSS CC HN CQ
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 6–1 2–2 1–1 6–1 2–2 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–1 7–0
Shandong Luneng Taishan 1–2 3–0 5–2 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–0
Beijing Sinobo Guoan 0–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0
Guizhou Moutai 2–3 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–1
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–0
Guangzhou R&F 1–2 2–4 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–0
Shanghai Shenxin 2–4 1–2 0–4 2–5 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–4 1–2 0–1
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 0–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 6–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–2
Shanghai SIPG 0–3 3–4 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 5–3 3–0 2–1
Liaoning Whowin 1–3 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–3 2–2 0–1 1–1
Tianjin TEDA 0–2 1–3 4–0 3–4 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 0–3
Hangzhou Greentown 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 4–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–3
Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2
Changchun Yatai 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–1
Henan Jianye 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 5–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–3
Chongqing Lifan 1–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 31 October 2015. Source: Results on the official website of the Chinese Super League (in Chinese)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao544732222232211333322122111111
Shanghai SIPG532221111124443222111211222222
Shandong Luneng Taishan466358564411134444433333334433
Beijing Sinobo Guoan223113633343322111244444443344
Henan Jianye3776747891011121055555568787655555
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua111446377799119111177655666567776
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright91212141213101110878888888776555776667
Chongqing Lifan15151515151514141413131414129101313101010101191010108108
Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty9710997856665676666887878889989
Changchun Yatai1413131213111212131414119137999999991099810910
Hangzhou Greentown91011101012131311121213131113141111131213111211111112111311
Liaoning Whowin844581099891010121414131414141415151314121213121112
Tianjin TEDA1311141311911101211865610121212121314141415151314141413
Guangzhou R&F5988654455577101271010111111121512131411131214
Guizhou Moutai12149111414151515151515151515151515151512131013141515151515
Shanghai Shenxin161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to AFC Champions League Play-off round
Qualification to AFC Champions League Preliminary round 2
Relegation to League One
Source: Table by round (in Chinese)

GoalscorersEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Total
1
  Aloísio Shandong Luneng Taishan
22
2
  Ricardo Goulart Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
19
3
  Dejan Damjanović Beijing Guoan
16
4
  Hernán Barcos Tianjin Teda 15
  Emanuel Gigliotti Chongqing Lifan
6
  Wu Lei Shanghai SIPG 14
7
  Gao Lin Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 13
  Jacob Mulenga Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
9
  Tobias Hysén Shanghai SIPG 12
  Anselmo Ramon Hangzhou Greentown

Last updated: 31 October 2015
Source: csl.sina.com.cn

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Paulo Henrique Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Shanghai Shenxin 6–2[29] 8 March 2015
  Ricardo Goulart Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Shanghai Shenxin 6–1[30] 10 May 2015
  Dejan Damjanović Beijing Guoan Changchun Yatai 3–1[31] 16 September 2015
  Demba Ba Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty 3–1[32] 31 October 2015

League attendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 688,339 51,025 38,154 45,889 +8.9%
2 Beijing Sinobo Guoan 614,952 53,526 33,636 40,997 +4.1%
3 Chongqing Lifan 563,918 48,530 28,660 37,595 +183.7%

4 Jiangsu Sainty 402,867 49,748 11,540 26,858 +10.3%
5 Shanghai SIPG 395,721 46,977 18,008 26,381 +111.7%
6 Shijiazhuang Yongchang 376,053 27,113 20,911 25,070 +109.8%

7 Shandong Luneng Taishan 338,385 41,155 10,156 22,559 −5.7%
8 Henan Jianye 303,099 21,677 17,715 20,207 +9.9%
9 Tianjin TEDA 294,908 41,899 8,226 19,661 +14.4%
10 Shanghai Shenhua 292,597 25,751 12,353 19,506 +26.5%
11 Guizhou Moutai 227,078 25,381 7,283 15,139 +22.8%
12 Changchun Yatai 222,818 28,615 9,621 14,855 +15.3%
13 Liaoning Whowin 191,827 21,037 5,827 12,788 +0.1%
14 Hangzhou Greentown 188,487 26,681 8,579 12,566 −8.7%
15 Guangzhou R&F 119,839 13,685 4,807 7,989 −30.5%
16 Shanghai Shenxin 105,416 11,183 5,587 7,028 −30.5%
League total 5,326,304 53,526 4,807 22,193 +16.9%

Updated to games played on October 31, 2015
Source: CSL official data (in Chinese)
Notes:
Teams played previous season in CL1.

AwardsEdit

The awards of 2015 Chinese Super League were announced on 10 November 2015.[33]

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