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2008 Chinese Super League

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The 2008 Chinese Super League (known as the Kingway 2008 Chinese Super League for sponsorship reasons) was the 5th season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League and the 15th season of the professional football league in China. Super League was expanded to 16 clubs. Shandong Luneng Taishan won their 3rd title at the end of this season.

Chinese Super League
Season2008
ChampionsShandong Luneng Taishan
RelegatedLiaoning Whowin
AFC Champions LeagueShandong Luneng Taishan
Shanghai Shenhua
Beijing Guoan
Tianjin Teda
Top goalscorerBrazil Éber Luís (Tianjin Teda), 14 goals
Biggest home winChangchun 6–0 Guangzhou (Oct 11)
Biggest away winChangsha 1–5 Qingdao (Oct 11)
Highest scoringLiaoning 4–4 Shanghai (Nov 12)
Tianjin 5–3 Dalian (Nov 30)
Average attendance13,444
2007
2009

Promotion and RelegationEdit

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shandong Luneng Taishan (C) 30 18 9 3 54 25 +29 63 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Shanghai Shenhua Liansheng 30 17 10 3 58 29 +29 61
3 Beijing Guoan 30 16 10 4 44 27 +17 58
4 Tianjin MasterKong 30 16 9 5 54 29 +25 57
5 Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba 30 15 7 8 41 29 +12 52
6 Changchun Yatai 30 12 9 9 53 45 +8 45
7 Guangzhou GPC Zhongyi 30 10 10 10 41 42 −1 40
8 Qingdao Shengwen Jonoon 30 10 9 11 39 36 +3 39[a]
9 Zhejiang Greentown 30 9 12 9 38 32 +6 39[a]
10 Henan Siwulaojiao 30 9 9 12 30 31 −1 36
11 Changsha Ginde 30 7 13 10 28 36 −8 34
12 Shenzhen Xiangxue Shangqingyin 30 8 9 13 35 34 +1 33
13 Chengdu Blades 30 7 11 12 30 37 −7 32
14 Dalian Haichang 30 6 12 12 30 40 −10 30
15 Liaoning Whowin (R) 30 6 9 15 34 47 −13 27 Relegation to China League One
16 Wuhan South Asia Optics Valley (R) 30 0 0 30 0 90 −90 0[b] Withdrew from the league and folded
Updated to match(es) played on November 30, 2008. Source: CSL
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) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Qingdao: 6 pts, 4-1; Zhejiang: 0 pts, 1-4
  2. ^ Wuhan Guanggu withdrew from the league and folded; all of their matches were scratched and counted as 3-0 wins to their opponents.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away BJ CC CS CD DL GZ HN LN QD PD SD SH SZ TJ WH ZJ
Beijing Guoan 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–0
Changchun Yatai 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 6–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–2 0–2 3–0 2–2
Changsha Ginde 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 1–0 1–5 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 1–1
Chengdu Blades 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–2
Dalian Haichang 3–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0
Guangzhou GPC Zhongyi 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 4–2 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–3 3–0 1–3
Henan Siwulaojiao 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0
Liaoning Whowin 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–4 4–4 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1
Qingdao Shengwen Jonoon 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
Shaanxi Neo-China Chanba 2–1 4–3 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1
Shanghai Shenhua Liansheng 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–2
Shenzhen Xiangxue Shangqingyin 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–1
Tianjin MasterKong 1–3 1–2 2–0 3–1 5–3 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 4–0
Wuhan South Asia Optics Valley 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3
Zhejiang Greentown 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 3–0
Source: CSL
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Stadia and AttendanceEdit

 
Map of Super League Clubs 2008
Team Stadium Capacity Average attendance
Beijing Guoan Beijing Fengtai Stadium 31,000 14,641
Changchun Yatai Changchun City Stadium 38,000 5,797
Changsha Ginde Helong Stadium 55,000 6,645
Chengdu Blades Chengdu Sports Center 42,000 12,378
Dalian Haichang Jinzhou Stadium 30,000 7,900
Guangzhou GPC Yuexiushan Stadium 22,000 19,624
Henan Construction Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium 30,000 16,267
Liaoning Whowin Tiexi New District Sports Center 26,800 11,733
Qingdao Jonoon Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 30,000 6,600
Shaanxi Chanba Shaanxi Coca-Cola Stadium 57,000 24,625
Shandong Luneng Taishan Shandong Provincial Stadium 43,700 26,501
Shanghai Shenhua Hongkou Stadium 35,000 11,510
Shenzhen Xiangxue Shenzhen Stadium 32,500 6,400
Tianjin Teda TEDA Football Stadium 37,500 14,007
Wuhan Guanggu Xinhua Road Sports Center 36,000 12,556
Zhejiang Greentown Yellow Dragon Sports Center 51,000 12,188
Total 13,444

ManagersEdit

Team Manager 2nd Manager 3rd Manager
Beijing Guoan   Lee Jang-Soo
Chengdu Blades   Li Bing
Guangzhou GPC   Shen Xiangfu
Qingdao Jonoon   Guo Kanfeng
Shaanxi Chanba   Cheng Yaodong
Shandong Luneng Taishan   Ljubiša Tumbaković
Shanghai Shenhua   Wu Jingui (Sacked after round 14)   Jia Xiuquan
Liaoning Whowin   Werner Lorant (Sacked after round 10)   Ma Lin
Changsha Ginde   Slobodan Santrač (Sacked after round 9)   Zhu Bo
Dalian Haichang   Ratko Dostanić (Sacked after round 8)   Milorad Kosanović
Tianjin Teda   Jozef Jarabinský (Sacked after round 7)   Zuo Shusheng
Zhejiang Greentown   Sun Wei (Sacked after round 4)   Zhou Suian
Wuhan Guanggu   Chen Fangping (Sacked after round 4)   Zhu Guanghu
Changchun Yatai   Gao Hongbo (Sacked after round 10)   Ernst Middendorp (Resigned after round 24)   Li Shubin
Henan Construction   Jia Xiuquan (Resigned after round 8)   Acácio Casimiro (Sacked after round 16)   Tang Yaodong
Shenzhen Xiangxue   Mai Chao (Resigned after round 1)   Zhang Zengqun (Sacked after round 13)   Wang Baoshan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 足协维持李玮峰处罚 武汉宣布罢赛正式退出中超 at sports.sohu.com 2008-10-01 Retrieved 18 June 2012

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