2016 Chinese Super League
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) was the 13th season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League. The league title sponsor was Ping An Insurance. Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao won their sixth consecutive title of the league.
|Champions||Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao|
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
|AFC Champions League||Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao|
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
|Goals scored||640 (2.67 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Ricardo Goulart (19 goals)|
|Best goalkeeper||Zeng Cheng (10 clean sheets)|
|Biggest home win||Shanghai SIPG 5-0 Henan Jianye|
(Jul 10th, 2016)
|Biggest away win||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 0-6 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao|
(Oct 15th, 2016)
|Highest scoring||Chongqing Lifan 4-5 Guangzhou R&F (Aug 21st, 2016) (9 goals)|
|Longest winning run||Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao|
|Longest unbeaten run||Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao|
|Longest winless run||Chongqing Lifan|
|Longest losing run||Hebei China Fortune|
Beijing Guoan 0-3 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
(Apr 9th, 2016)
Hangzhou Greentown 0-1 Guangzhou R&F
(Jun 11th, 2016)
2017 →All statistics correct as of 30 October 2016.
The run-up to the season saw clubs spend £200 million on players.
Clubs promoted from 2015 China League One
Clubs relegated to 2016 China League One
Clubs and locationsEdit
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.
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)
|Club||Player 1||Player 2|
|Changchun Yatai||Yaki Yen||Jack Sealy|
|Hangzhou Greentown||Chen Po-liang|
|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|
|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|
|7||Hebei China Fortune||30||11||7||12||34||38||−4||40|
|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|
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.
|Home \ Away||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|
|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|
|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|
|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)
1 ^ 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.
|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|
|Marcelo Moreno||Changchun Yatai||Tianjin Teda||4–4||3 April 2016|||
|Demba Ba||Shanghai Greenland Shenhua||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||3–1||3 April 2016|||
|Demba Ba||Shanghai Greenland Shenhua||Hangzhou Greentown||4–0||19 June 2016|||
|Wu Lei||Shanghai SIPG||Guangzhou R&F||3–3||31 July 2016|||
|Alex Teixeira||Jiangsu Suning||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||6–1||11 September 2016|||
|Eran Zahavi||Guangzhou R&F||Hangzhou Greentown||5–2||16 October 2016|||
|1||Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao||673,243||48,956||30,765||44,883||−2.2%|
|3||Beijing Sinobo Guoan||571,704||53,080||31,801||38,114||−7.0%|
|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%|
|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%
The awards of 2016 Chinese Super League were announced on 5 November 2016.
- Chinese Football Association Footballer of the Year: Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
- Chinese Super League Golden Boot Winner: Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
- Chinese Super League Domestic Golden Boot Award: Wu Lei (Shanghai SIPG)
- Chinese Football Association Goalkeeper of the Year: Zeng Cheng (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
- Chinese Football Association Young Player of the Year: Li Xiaoming (Henan Jianye)
- Chinese Football Association Manager of the Year: Luiz Felipe Scolari (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
- Chinese Football Association Referee of the Year: Ma Ning
- Chinese Super League Fair Play Award: Shandong Luneng Taishan, Tianjin Teda
- Chinese Super League Team of the Year (442):
- GK Zeng Cheng (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
- DF Zhang Linpeng (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Kim Young-Gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Feng Xiaoting (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Jiang Zhipeng (Guangzhou R&F)
- MF Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Wu Xi (Jiangsu Suning), Wu Lei (Shanghai SIPG)
- FW Gao Lin (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Demba Ba (Shanghai Greenland Shenhua)
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