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The 58.com 2016 Chinese Football Association China League (Chinese: 58同城2016中国足球协会甲级联赛)[1] was the 13th season of the China League One, the second tier of the Chinese football league pyramid, since its establishment in 2004. The league's title sponsor is the e-commerce website 58.com.[2]

China League One
Season2016
ChampionsTianjin Quanjian
PromotedTianjin Quanjian
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng
RelegatedQingdao Jonoon
Hunan Billows
Matches played240
Goals scored647 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerBrazil Luís Fabiano
(22 goals)
Biggest home winMeizhou Hakka 6-0 Hunan Billows
(Apr. 16th, 2016)
(6 goals)
Biggest away winDalian Transcendence 0-4 Shanghai Shenxin
(Jul. 3rd, 2016)
Hunan Billows 1-5 Zhejiang Yiteng
(Aug. 13th, 2016)
(4 goals)
Highest scoringShanghai Shenxin 5-3 Meizhou Hakka
(Sept. 11th, 2016)
(8 goals)
Highest attendance30,568
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng 1-1 Meizhou Hakka
(Mar. 13th, 2016)
Lowest attendance0
Hunan Billows 1-1 Meizhou Hakka
(Jul. 30th, 2016)
Average attendance6,220
2015
2017

TeamsEdit

A total of 16 teams are contesting in the league, including 12 sides from the 2015 season, two relegated from the 2015 Chinese Super League and two promoted from the 2015 China League Two.

Team changesEdit

Name changesEdit

ClubsEdit

Stadiums and LocationsEdit

Club Team name[1] Head Coach City Stadium Capacity 2015 season
Beijing Renhe F.C. R Beijing Renhe   Wang Baoshan Beijing Beijing Fengtai Stadium 31,043 CSL, 15th
Shanghai Shenxin F.C. R Shanghai Shenxin   Gary White Shanghai Jinshan Football Stadium 30,000 CSL, 16th
Dalian Yifang F.C. Dalian Yifang   Sergio Piernas Cárdenas Dalian Dalian Sports Center 61,000 3rd
Beijing Enterprises Group F.C. Beijing BG Yanjing   Aleksandar Stanojević Beijing Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing) 36,228 4th
Zhejiang Yiteng F.C. Zhejiang Yiteng Textile City   Duan Xin (caretaker) Shaoxing Shaoxing China Textile City Sports Center 40,000 5th
Nei Mongol Zhongyou F.C. Hohhot Zhongyou   Wang Bo Hohhot Hohhot City Stadium 60,000 6th
Qingdao Jonoon F.C. Qingdao Jonoon   Yin Tiesheng Qingdao Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 20,525 7th
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard F.C. Xinjiang Ticai   Li Jun Ürümqi Xinjiang Sports Centre 50,000 8th
Tianjin Quanjian F.C. Tianjin Quanjian   Fabio Cannavaro Tianjin Haihe Educational Football Stadium 30,000 9th
Wuhan Zall F.C. Wuhan Zall   Ciro Ferrara Wuhan Xinhua Road Sports Center 32,137 10th
Qingdao Huanghai F.C. Qingdao Huanghai   Jordi Vinyals Qingdao Qingdao Sports Center Guoxin Stadium 45,000 11th
Shenzhen F.C. Shenzhen Kaisa   Clarence Seedorf Shenzhen Shenzhen Stadium 32,500 12th
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng F.C. Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng   Li Bing (caretaker) Guiyang Guiyang Olympic Sports Center 51,636 13th
Hunan Billows F.C. Hunan Billows Hualai   Huang Xiangdong (caretaker) Yiyang Yiyang Olympic Sports Park Stadium 30,000 14th
Meizhou Hakka P Meizhou Hakka   Cao Yang (caretaker) Meizhou Wuhua County Stadium 15,000 CL2, 1st
Dalian Transcendence F.C. P Dalian Transcendence   Rusmir Cviko (caretaker) Dalian Jinzhou Stadium 30,776 CL2, 2nd

Managerial changesEdit

Club Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Tianjin Quanjian   Goran Tomić 1 November 2015   Vanderlei Luxemburgo 1 November 2015 [10]
Hunan Billows   Žikica Tasevski (caretaker) 1 November 2015   Tomaž Kavčič 30 November 2015 [11]
Shanghai Shenxin   Liu Junwei 4 December 2015   Kim Sang-ho 4 December 2015 [12]
Beijing Renhe   Gong Lei 8 December 2015   Wang Baoshan 8 December 2015 [13]
Shenzhen FC   Li Haiqiang (caretaker) 9 December 2015   Tang Yaodong 9 December 2015 [14]
Qingdao Jonoon   Dragan Stančić (caretaker) 15 December 2015   Su Maozhen 15 December 2015 [15]
Qingdao Huanghai   Sun Xinbo (caretaker) 28 December 2015   Jordi Vinyals 28 December 2015 [16]
Meizhou Hakka   Qi Wusheng 31 December 2015   Luc Nijholt 1 January 2016 [17]
Zhejiang Yiteng   Duan Xin 31 December 2015   Goran Tomić 1 January 2016 [18]
Zhejiang Yiteng   Goran Tomić 22 March 2016 [19]   Duan Xin (caretaker) 22 March 2016 [20]
Guizhou Zhicheng   Chen Mao 7 April 2016   Li Bing (caretaker) 7 April 2016 [21]
Dalian Transcendence   Liu Zhongchang 13 April 2016 [22]   Sun Feng (caretaker) 15 April 2016 [23]
Dalian Transcendence   Sun Feng (caretaker) 21 April 2016   Ermin Šiljak 21 April 2016 [24]
Hunan Billows   Tomaž Kavčič 28 May 2016   Huang Xiangdong (caretaker) 28 May 2016 [25]
Shanghai Shenxin   Kim Sang-ho 30 May 2016 [26]   Gary White 30 May 2016 [27]
Tianjin Quanjian   Vanderlei Luxemburgo 5 June 2016   Fabio Cannavaro 9 June 2016 [28]
Wuhan Zall   Zheng Xiong 26 June 2016 [29]   Ciro Ferrara 5 July 2016 [30]
Dalian Yifang   Mikael Stahre 5 July 2016   Milinko Pantić 5 July 2016 [31]
Shenzhen FC   Tang Yaodong 7 July 2016   Clarence Seedorf 7 July 2016 [32]
Meizhou Hakka   Luc Nijholt 19 July 2016   Cao Yang (caretaker) 19 July 2016 [33]
Dalian Transcendence   Ermin Šiljak 10 August 2016   Rusmir Cviko (caretaker) 10 August 2016 [34]
Dalian Yifang   Milinko Pantić 31 August 2016   Sergio Piernas Cárdenas 31 August 2016 [35]
Qingdao Jonoon   Su Maozhen 6 September 2016   Yin Tiesheng 6 September 2016 [36]

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is limited to three per CL1 team. Teams can use three foreign players on the field each game.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Former Players 1
Beijing BG   Rubin Okotie   Nikola Vujadinović   Leke James   Carmelo Valencia
Beijing Renhe   Zvjezdan Misimović   Nikica Jelavić   Guillermo Molins   Sejad Salihović
Dalian Yifang   Sekou Oliseh   Mohamed Bangura   Nyasha Mushekwi   Constantin Budescu
Dalian Transcendence   Jaílton Paraíba   William Paulista   David Fällman   Erton Fejzullahu
Guizhou Zhicheng   Mazola   Yves Ekwalla Herman   Ibán Cuadrado
Hunan Billows   Luis Carlos Cabezas   Toto Tamuz   Rok Elsner   Jhon Valoy
Meizhou Hakka   Japa   Merlin Tandjigora   Gibril Sankoh
Nei Mongol Zhongyou   Dori   André Senghor   Nenad Milijas   Jonas Salley
Qingdao Huanghai   Yuri   Đorđe Rakić   Martí Crespí
Qingdao Jonoon   Johnny   Chigozie Udoji   Eddie Hernández
Shanghai Shenxin   Biro-Biro   Davi   Daniel Chima   Nikola Mitrović
Shenzhen F.C.   Aboubakar Oumarou   Helton   Deshorn Brown   Babacar Gueye
Tianjin Quanjian   Luís Fabiano   Geuvânio   Jadson
Wuhan Zall   Michael Barrantes   Sölvi Ottesen   Sam Johnson   Guto
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard   Nusmir Fajić   Rudnei   Vicente
Zhejiang Yiteng   Adam Hughes   Rodrigo   Ricardo Steer
  • ^1 Foreign players who left their clubs or were sent to reverse team after the first half of the season.

Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan outfield players (Contracts signed before 1 January 2016 do not count for the foreign player slot):[37]

Club Player 1 Player 2
Beijing BG   Chen Hao-wei   Wen Chih-hao
Guizhou Zhicheng   Au Yeung Yiu Chung   Festus Baise
Hunan Billows   Chen Chao-an
Meizhou Hakka   Onur Dogan   Lee Chi Ho
Qingdao Huanghai   Godfred Karikari
Shenzhen F.C.   Paulinho
Tianjin Quanjian   Jean-Jacques Kilama   Ng Wai Chiu
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard   Itaparica

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tianjin Quanjian (C, P) 30 18 5 7 61 27 +34 59[a] Promotion to Super League
2 Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng (P) 30 18 5 7 48 27 +21 59[a]
3 Qingdao Huanghai 30 19 2 9 52 42 +10 59[a]
4 Beijing Renhe 30 15 4 11 49 35 +14 49
5 Dalian Yifang 30 14 3 13 43 44 −1 45
6 Wuhan Zall 30 12 7 11 31 33 −2 43
7 Nei Mongol Zhongyou 30 12 5 13 37 35 +2 41[b]
8 Beijing Enterprises Group 30 11 8 11 40 38 +2 41[b]
9 Shenzhen FC 30 11 7 12 36 43 −7 40[c]
10 Shanghai Shenxin 30 12 4 14 54 48 +6 40[c]
11 Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 30 11 6 13 31 36 −5 39[d]
12 Meizhou Hakka 30 11 6 13 48 50 −2 39[d]
13 Zhejiang Yiteng 30 11 5 14 39 49 −10 38[e]
14 Dalian Transcendence 30 10 8 12 32 36 −4 38[e]
15 Qingdao Jonoon (R) 30 8 9 13 30 43 −13 33 Relegation to League Two
16 Hunan Billows (R) 30 2 6 22 16 61 −45 12
Updated to match(es) played on 22 October 2016. Source: sports.sina.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 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)
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Tianjin Quanjian 9 pts, Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng 6 pts, Qingdao Huanghai 3 pts.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Nei Mongol 1–0 Beijing Enterprises Group, Beijing Enterprises Group 0–0 Nei Mongol.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Shenzhen 4–2 Shanghai Shenxin, Shanghai Shenxin 1–1 Shenzhen.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Xinjiang 1–0 Meizhou, Meizhou 1–1 Xinjiang.
  5. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Zhejiang 1–0 Dalian Transcendence, Dalian Transcendence 2–2 Zhejiang.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] BJR SHS DLY BG ZJY NMZ QD XJT TJQ WH QDH SZ GZZ HUN MZH DLT
Beijing Renhe 3–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–2 3–0 3–3 3–1
Shanghai Shenxin 2–1 2–3 4–1 1–2 2–0 5–0 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 5–3 1–3
Dalian Yifang 1–3 4–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–2
Beijing Enterprises Group 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 1–2 0–3 0–2 1–0 4–2 2–0
Zhejiang Yiteng 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 2–3 0–1 2–5 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–4 2–0 2–2 1–0
Nei Mongol Zhongyou 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 4–2 2–0 3–2 4–0
Qingdao Jonoon 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 4–1 0–0
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0
Tianjin Quanjian 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0
Wuhan Zall 1–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
Qingdao Huanghai 4–1 2–1 5–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 0–3 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0
Shenzhen 2–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–5 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Hunan Billows 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–5 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–3 0–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–4
Meizhou Hakka 2–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 6–0 1–2
Dalian Transcendence 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 22 October 2016.
Source: sports.sina.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Tianjin Quanjian111111246888775432322113321111
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng6141512119654222222211111221132222
Qingdao Huanghai16912863111111111144233332213333
Beijing Renhe10138434323334646555675664444444
Dalian Yifang3711322432443333323564456655555
Wuhan Zall611797879121212121312111210101011111415121313131076
Nei Mongol Zhongyou13151616161616161616151515151515141114121312121414141414127
Beijing Enterprises Group6559971185957998677458888776668
Shenzhen422245567665457866747777888889
Shanghai Shenxin1469581012121113131414141413131513151211111111119111310
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard121214151314141413111110101099888865455677911
Meizhou Hakka610565610111010109881010111211109109109911131012
Zhejiang Yiteng15161314151291097765647999910910910101291113
Dalian Transcendence239131415131314141413121313141514121414131313121210121414
Qingdao Jonoon573710118785911111112111213151315151415151515151515
Hunan Billows104491213151515151616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Winner; promote to Super League
Runner-up; promote to Super League
Relegate to League Two
Source: Table by round (in Chinese)

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

The awards of 2016 China League One were announced on 9 November 2016.[46]

  • China League One Most valuable player:   Luís Fabiano (Tianjin Quanjian)
  • China League One Top scorer:   Luís Fabiano (Tianjin Quanjian)
  • China League One Best goalkeeper:   Zhang Lu (Tianjin Quanjian)
  • China League One Young Player of the Year:   Ming Tian (Wuhan Zall)
  • China League One Best coach:   Li Bing (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng)

AttendancesEdit

Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000:[47]

Team Home average
Tianjin Quanjian 12,165
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng 11,089
Dalian Yifang 10,806
Shenzhen FC 10,152

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