2001 Chinese Jia-A League
The 2001 Chinese Jia-A League season is the eighth season of professional association football and the 40th top-tier overall league season in China. The league started on March 11 and ended on December 16, 2001 with Dalian Shide retaining the championship.
|AFC Champions League|
|Goals scored||474 (2.6 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||16 goals |
Hao Haidong (Dalian Shide)
Promotion and relegationEdit
Teams promoted from 2000 Jia-B League
Teams relegated after end of 2000 Jia-A League
The season would see Dalian Shide continue their dominance within the league and saw them win their sixth league title. On the other end of the table Shenyang Ginde would gain the fewest points in Chinese league history, although because it was an expansion season they avoided relegation. Also the Asian Club Championship was rebranded as the AFC Champions League and would now allow two Chinese teams to enter the competition.
|1||Dalian Shide||26||16||5||5||58||31||+27||53||2002–03 AFC Champions League qualification|
|5||Shenzhen Kejian Ping'an||26||13||7||6||34||18||+16||46|
|7||Tianjin Teda F.C.||26||10||6||10||38||31||+7||36|