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2015 Chinese Super League

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Season  2015
Start date  2015
Matches played  240
Top goalscorer  Aloísio (22 goals)
Goals scored  672
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Biggest home win  Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 7–0 Chongqing Lifan (Jul. 5th, 2015) (7 goals)
Biggest away win  Shanghai Shenxin 0–4 Beijing Guoan (Sept. 27th, 2015) (4 goals)
Highest scoring  Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 6–2 Shanghai Shenxin (Mar. 8th, 2015) (8 goals) Shanghai SIPG 5–3 Changchun Yatai (Jun. 19th, 2015) (8 goals)
Longest winning run  Shanghai SIPG (6 matches)
Champion  Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club
Relegated  Shanghai Shenxin F.C., Guizhou Renhe F.C.
Similar  2016 Chinese Super Le, 2015 AFC Champions League, 2015 FIFA Club World Cup, 2016 AFC Champions League, 2014 China League O

The 2015 Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League (Chinese: 2015中国平安中国足球协会超级联赛) was the 12th season since the establishment of the Chinese Super League, the 22nd season of a professional Association football league and the 54th top-tier league season in China. The league title sponsor was Ping An Insurance. Guangzhou Evergrande won their fifth consecutive title of the league.

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Team changes

Teams promoted from 2014 China League One

  • Chongqing Lifan
  • Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
  • Teams relegated to 2015 China League One

  • Dalian Aerbin
  • Harbin Yiteng
  • Name changes

  • Shanghai Dongya F.C. changed their name to Shanghai SIPG F.C. in December 2014.
  • Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. changed their name to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. in December 2014.
  • Jiangsu Sainty F.C. changed their name to Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty F.C. in January 2015.
  • Foreign players

    The number of foreign players is restricted to five per CSL team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team can use four foreign players on the field in each game, including at least one player from the AFC country. Players from Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taipei are deemed to be native players in CSL. However, those players will be treated as foreign Asia players if they participate in any AFC competitions.

  • ^1 Foreign players who left their clubs or were sent to reserve team after first half of the season.
  • ^2 Jucilei owns Palestine citizenship and was counted as an Asian player in the Chinese Super League
  • ^3 Avraam Papadopoulos owns Australian citizenship and could play as an Asian player in the Chinese Super League
  • Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan outfield players (doesn't count on the foreign or Asian player slot in CSL)

    League table

    Updated to games played on Oct. 31st, 2015.
    Source: sports.sina.com (Chinese)
    Rules for classification:1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th reserve league points; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored; 8th disciplinary points.
    1Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty qualified for the 2016 AFC Champions League Group Stage as winners of the 2015 Chinese FA Cup.
    P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;
    (C) = Champion; (Q) = Qualified for AFC Champions League; (R) = Relegated to CL1.

    Results

    Updated to games played on 31 October 2015.
    Source: Results on the official website of the Chinese Super League (Chinese)
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Positions by round

    Last updated: 31 October 2015
    Source: Table by round (Chinese)

    League attendance

    Updated to games played on October 31, 2015
    Source: CSL official data (Chinese)

    Notes:
    Teams played previous season in CL1.

    Awards

    The awards of 2015 Chinese Super League were announced on 10 November 2015.

  • Chinese Football Association Footballer of the Year: Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
  • Chinese Super League Golden Boot Winner: Aloísio (Shandong Luneng Taishan)
  • 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: Vacant
  • Chinese Football Association Manager of the Year: Luiz Felipe Scolari (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
  • Chinese Football Association Referee of the Year: Tan Hai
  • Chinese Super League Fair Play Award: Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Hangzhou Greentown, Chongqing Lifan
  • 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), Xu Yunlong (Beijing Guoan)
  • MF Zheng Zhi (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Huang Bowen (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Wu Xi (Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty), Darío Conca (Shanghai SIPG)
  • FW Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Wu Lei (Shanghai SIPG)
  • References

    2015 Chinese Super League Wikipedia


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