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The 2016 Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League (Chinese: 2016中国平安中国足球协会超级联赛)[1] was the 13th season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League.[2][3] The league title sponsor was Ping An Insurance.[4][5] Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao won their sixth consecutive title of the league.

Chinese Super League
Season2016
ChampionsGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
RelegatedHangzhou Greentown
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
AFC Champions LeagueGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
Jiangsu Suning
Shanghai SIPG
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
Matches played240
Goals scored640 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerBrazil Ricardo Goulart (19 goals)
Best goalkeeperZeng Cheng (10 clean sheets)
Biggest home winShanghai SIPG 5-0 Henan Jianye
(Jul 10th, 2016)
(5 goals)
Biggest away winShijiazhuang Ever Bright 0-6 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(Oct 15th, 2016)
(6 goals)
Highest scoringChongqing Lifan 4-5 Guangzhou R&F (Aug 21st, 2016) (9 goals)
Longest winning runGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(9 matches)
Longest unbeaten runGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(17 matches)
Longest winless runChongqing Lifan
Hangzhou Greentown
(11 matches)
Longest losing runHebei China Fortune
(5 matches)
Highest attendance53,080
Beijing Guoan 0-3 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(Apr 9th, 2016)
Lowest attendance5,135
Hangzhou Greentown 0-1 Guangzhou R&F
(Jun 11th, 2016)
Average attendance24,159
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 30 October 2016.

The run-up to the season saw clubs spend £200 million on players.[6]

Contents

Club changesEdit

Clubs promoted from 2015 China League One

Clubs relegated to 2016 China League One

Name changesEdit

ClubsEdit

Clubs and locationsEdit

Team[11] Head Coach City[8] Stadium Capacity 2015 season
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao TH   Luiz Felipe Scolari Guangzhou Tianhe Stadium 58,500 1st
Shanghai SIPG   Sven-Göran Eriksson Shanghai Shanghai Stadium 56,842 2nd
Shandong Luneng   Felix Magath Jinan Jinan Olympic Sports Luneng Stadium 56,808 3rd
Beijing Guoan   Xie Feng (caretaker) Beijing Workers Stadium 66,161 4th
Henan Jianye   Jia Xiuquan Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 29,860 5th
Shanghai Shenhua   Gregorio Manzano Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium 33,060 6th
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright   Li Jinyu (caretaker) Shijiazhuang Yutong International Sports Center 29,000 7th
Chongqing Lifan   Chang Woe-Ryong Chongqing Chongqing Olympic Sports Center 58,680 8th
Jiangsu Suning   Choi Yong-soo Nanjing Nanjing Olympic Sports Center 61,443 9th
Changchun Yatai   Lee Jang-soo Changchun Development Area Stadium 25,000 10th
Hangzhou Greentown   Hong Myung-bo Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Sports Center 52,672 11th
Liaoning Whowin   Ma Lin Shenyang Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium 60,000 12th
Tianjin Teda   Jaime Pacheco Tianjin Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium 54,696 13th
Guangzhou R&F   Dragan Stojković Guangzhou Yuexiushan Stadium 18,000 14th
Yanbian Funde P   Park Tae-ha Yanji Yanji Nationwide Fitness Centre Stadium 30,000 CL1, 1st
Hebei China Fortune P   Manuel Pellegrini Qinhuangdao Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium 33,572 CL1, 2nd

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Beijing Guoan   Gregorio Manzano 26 November 2015[12]   Alberto Zaccheroni 19 January 2016[13]
Shanghai Shenhua   Francis Gillot 29 November 2015[14]   Gregorio Manzano 18 December 2015[15]
Chongqing Lifan   Wang Baoshan 30 November 2015[16]   Chang Woe-Ryong 7 December 2015[17]
Shandong Luneng   Cuca 6 December 2015[18]   Mano Menezes 6 December 2015[19]
Hangzhou Greentown   Yang Ji 17 December 2015   Hong Myung-bo 17 December 2015[20]
Tianjin Teda   Arie Haan 18 December 2015   Dragan Okuka 18 December 2015[21]
Changchun Yatai   Marijo Tot 31 December 2015[22]   Slaviša Stojanovič 13 January 2016[23]
Changchun Yatai   Slaviša Stojanovič 4 May 2016[24]   Lee Jang-soo 6 May 2016[25]
Beijing Guoan   Alberto Zaccheroni 21 May 2016   Xie Feng (caretaker) 21 May 2016[26]
Jiangsu Suning   Dan Petrescu 3 June 2016   Tang Jing (caretaker) 3 June 2016[27]
Shandong Luneng   Mano Menezes 7 June 2016[28]   Felix Magath 8 June 2016[29]
Jiangsu Suning   Tang Jing (caretaker) 1 July 2016   Choi Yong-soo 1 July 2016[30]
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright   Yasen Petrov 14 July 2016   Li Jinyu (caretaker) 14 July 2016[31]
Tianjin Teda   Dragan Okuka 2 August 2016   Jaime Pacheco 2 August 2016[32]
Hebei China Fortune   Li Tie 27 August 2016   Manuel Pellegrini 27 August 2016[33]

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to five per CSL team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries, although only four (one AFC countries player at least) can be on the field at any one time.[34]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Asian Player Former Players 1
Beijing Guoan   Renato Augusto[35]   Ralf[36]   Burak Yılmaz   Igor Sergeev   Egor Krimets[36]   Kléber[36]
Changchun Yatai   Marcelo Moreno   Bruno Meneghel   Darko Matić   Mislav Oršić   Anzur Ismailov   Julien Gorius
  Ognjen Ožegović
Chongqing Lifan   Emanuel Gigliotti   Fernandinho   Alan Kardec   Goran Milović   Jung Woo-young   Jael Ferreira
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao   Alan Carvalho   Ricardo Goulart[35]   Paulinho[35]   Jackson Martínez[34]   Kim Young-Gwon[6]
Guangzhou R&F   Apostolos Giannou   Renatinho   Eran Zahavi   Gustav Svensson   Jang Hyun-Soo   Bruninho
Hangzhou Greentown   Matthew Spiranovic   Denílson Gabionetta   Anselmo Ramon   Sammir   Oh Beom-Seok   Tim Cahill
  Davy Claude Angan
Hebei China Fortune   Aloísio   Stéphane Mbia[37]   Gervinho[34]   Gaël Kakuta[37]     Ersan Gülüm 2   Ezequiel Lavezzi[34]
Henan Jianye   Ivo   Javier Patiño   Miral Samardžić   Osman Sow   Ryan McGowan   Eddi Gomes
Jiangsu Suning   Trent Sainsbury   Ramires[34]   Alex Teixeira[34]   Roger Martínez   Hong Jeong-ho   [6]
  Sammir
Liaoning Whowin   Michael Thwaite   Assani Lukimya[38]   Anthony Ujah   James Chamanga   Dario Vidošić   James Troisi
  Ibrahima Touré
Shandong Luneng   Walter Montillo   Gil[36]   Graziano Pellè   Papiss Cissé     Jucilei 3   Aloísio
  Diego Tardelli
Shanghai Shenhua   Fredy Guarín[34]   Giovanni Moreno   Obafemi Martins[6]   Demba Ba[6]   Kim Kee-hee
Shanghai SIPG   Darío Conca[6]   Elkeson[6]   Hulk   Jean Evrard Kouassi   Kim Ju-Young   Asamoah Gyan[6]
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright   Matheus   Diego Maurício   Jean-Philippe Mendy   Rúben Micael   Cho Yong-Hyung   Mario Rondón
  Jacob Mulenga
Tianjin Teda   Fredy Montero   Malick Evouna   Zainadine Júnior   Mbaye Diagne   Aleksandar Jovanović   Wágner
Yanbian Funde   Bubacarr Trawally   Nikola Petković   Ha Tae-Goon   Yoon Bit-Garam   Kim Seung-Dae

Last updated: 16 July 2016.
Source: sports.ifeng.com (in Chinese)

  • ^1 Foreign players who left their clubs or were sent to reserve team after first half of the season.
  • ^2 Ersan Gülüm has Australian citizenship and was counted as an Asian player in the Chinese Super League
  • ^3 Jucilei has Palestine citizenship and was counted as an Asian player in the Chinese Super League

Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan outfield players (Contracts signed before 1 January 2016 doesn't count on the foreign or Asian player slot in CSL)[39]

Club Player 1 Player 2
Changchun Yatai   Yaki Yen   Jack Sealy
Hangzhou Greentown   Chen Po-liang

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao (C) 30 19 7 4 62 19 +43 64 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Jiangsu Suning 30 17 6 7 53 33 +20 57
3 Shanghai SIPG 30 14 10 6 56 32 +24 52 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
4 Shanghai Greenland Shenhua[a] 30 12 12 6 46 31 +15 48
5 Beijing Guoan 30 11 10 9 34 26 +8 43
6 Guangzhou R&F 30 11 7 12 47 50 −3 40
7 Hebei China Fortune 30 11 7 12 34 38 −4 40
8 Chongqing Lifan 30 9 10 11 43 50 −7 37
9 Yanbian Funde 30 10 7 13 39 41 −2 37
10 Tianjin Teda 30 9 9 12 38 50 −12 36
11 Liaoning Whowin 30 9 9 12 38 47 −9 36
12 Changchun Yatai 30 10 5 15 30 44 −14 35
13 Henan Jianye 30 10 5 15 26 44 −18 35
14 Shandong Luneng Taishan 30 9 7 14 38 45 −7 34
15 Hangzhou Greentown (R) 30 8 8 14 28 37 −9 32 Relegation to League One
16 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright (R) 30 7 9 14 28 53 −25 30
Updated to match(es) played on 30 October 2016. Source: Sina Sports
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Reserve league points; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Disciplinary points (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] GZE SSI SD BJ HN SGS SJZ CQ JSS CC HZ LN TJ GZF YB HBC
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 6–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0
Shanghai SIPG 0–0 4–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 4–1 5–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
Shandong Luneng Taishan 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 3–1 1–0
Beijing Sinobo Guoan 0–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 0–2
Henan Jianye 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 2–1 2–2 5–1 1–1 2–0
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 0–6 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–6 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–2 1–3 1–1
Chongqing Lifan 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–5 2–1 1–3
Jiangsu Suning 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0
Changchun Yatai 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 4–4 3–1 1–0 0–1
Hangzhou Greentown 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–3 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–0
Liaoning Whowin 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–2
Tianjin TEDA 0–4 0–1 1–4 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–5
Guangzhou R&F 2–1 3–3 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 5–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–2
Yanbian Funde 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–4 4–1 1–2 3–1 3–2
Hebei China Fortune 0–3 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0

Updated to games played on 30 October 2016.
Source: Results on the official website of the Chinese Super League (in Chinese)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

To preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for round 7, but then played between rounds 8 and 9, it will be added to the standings for round 8.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao1133221111111111111111111111111
Jiangsu Suning111112222233333222222222222222
Shanghai SIPG141414733333344444433334444444433
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua7115585686567755555553333333344
Beijing Sinobo Guoan912151514131315109888889899991077577555
Guangzhou R&F1161012151597881099911976666766865776
Hebei China Fortune246346544422222344445555656667
Chongqing Lifan2689888991112131113121012111110111010810108888
Yanbian Funde71381011141510111391010121012119886899911121299
Tianjin TEDA9151387117676756777810121213141313111311101310
Liaoning Whowin5571313121414151516121191110121211101113111112913131211
Changchun Yatai111616161616161616161516141514151616161616161515151615151412
Henan Jianye52245445575656666777787778991013
Shandong Luneng Taishan16101214610121314121415161416161514131414141112131210111114
Hangzhou Greentown2646109111213141314151615131313141313121214141414141515
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright1491011117101012101111121013141415151515151516161516161616
Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to AFC Champions League Play-off round
Relegation to League One

GoalscorersEdit

League attendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 673,243 48,956 30,765 44,883 −2.2%
2 Jiangsu Suning 584,879 48,795 28,923 38,992 +45.2%
3 Beijing Sinobo Guoan 571,704 53,080 31,801 38,114 −7.0%
4 Chongqing Lifan 542,663 48,855 26,876 36,178 −3.8%
5 Shanghai SIPG 420,603 46,537 20,009 28,040 +6.3%
6 Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 340,353 24,185 19,692 22,690 +16.3%
7 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 337,839 26,261 17,909 22,523 −10.2%
8 Liaoning Whowin 337,592 48,157 10,279 22,506 +76.0%
9 Tianjin TEDA 326,104 36,820 15,671 22,081 +12.3%
10 Yanbian Funde 289,562 25,280 10,158 19,304 −21.2%

11 Shandong Luneng Taishan 283,987 31,531 12,655 18,932 −16.1%
12 Hebei China Fortune 277,034 24,631 11,076 18,469 +135.8%

13 Henan Jianye 259,236 21,377 11,237 17,282 −14.5%
14 Changchun Yatai 230,232 23,629 7,463 15,335 +3.2%
15 Hangzhou Greentown 175,841 22,739 5,135 11,723 −6.7%
16 Guangzhou R&F 147,463 14,596 6,898 9,831 +23.1%
League total 5,798,135 53,080 5,135 24,159 +8.9%

Updated to games played on Feb. 11th, 2017
Source: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23], [24], [25], [26], [27], [28], [29], [30], [31], [32]
Notes:
Teams played previous season in CL1.

AwardsEdit

The awards of 2016 Chinese Super League were announced on 5 November 2016.[49]

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