China League One
Country Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China
Confederation AFC
Founded 2004
Number of teams 16
Promotion to Chinese Super League
Relegation to China League Two
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Chinese FA Cup
Current champions Dalian Yifang (2017)
Most successful club Guangzhou Evergrande
Henan Jianye (2)
Website Official website
Football current event 2018 China League One

China League One, also known as Chinese Jia League, is the second tier of Chinese clubs. Above League One is the Chinese Super League.

Prior to the formation of the Chinese Super League, Jia League was known as Jia B League. The then top two levels of Chinese football league were known as Jia A League and Jia B League respectively. Jia A was rebranded as CSL and Jia B was rebranded as the current Jia League in 2004. Below the Jia League is the Yi League, following the Chinese Heavenly Stems naming convention of numbers.

It is currently made up of 16 teams, playing each other home and away once. At the end of each season, the top two teams are promoted to the CSL and the two lowest placed teams from the CSL are relegated to China League One. The top two teams from China League Two are promoted and replace the two lowest placed teams from China League One.

Current clubs

Club Chinese name Home stadium Capacity Seasons in League One Best finish Worst finish Spell in level 2
Beijing Enterprises 北京控股 Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing) 36,228 2010 to 2018 4th, 2014, 2015 15th, 2012 from 2010
Dalian Transcendence 大连超越 Jinzhou Stadium 30,776 2016 to 2018 14th, 2016, 2017 from 2016
Heilongjiang Lava Spring 黑龙江火山鸣泉 Harbin ICE Center Stadium 50,000 2018 from 2018
Liaoning F.C. 辽宁足球俱乐部 Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium 60,000 2009, 2018 1st, 2009 from 2018
Meizhou Hakka 梅州客家 Wuhua County Stadium 6,800 2016 to 2018 12th, 2016, 2017 from 2016
Meizhou Meixian Techand 梅州梅县铁汉 Meixian Tsang Hin-chi Stadium 20,221 2018 from 2018
Nei Mongol Zhongyou 内蒙古中优 Hohhot City Stadium 51,632 2015 to 2018 6th, 2015 10th, 2017 from 2015
Qingdao Huanghai 青岛黄海 Qingdao Guoxin Stadium 45,000 2014 to 2018 3rd, 2016 12th, 2014 from 2014
Shanghai Shenxin 上海申鑫 Jinshan Football Stadium 30,000 2006 to 2009, 2016 to 2018 2nd, 2009 11th, 2006 from 2016
Shenzhen F.C. 深圳市足球俱乐部 Shenzhen Stadium 32,500 2012 to 2018 5th, 2013 12th, 2015 from 2012
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 石家庄永昌 Yutong International Sports Center 29,000 2012 to 2014, 2017 to 2018 2nd, 2014 8th, 2013 from 2017
Wuhan Zall 武汉卓尔 Wuhan Sports Center Stadium 60,000 2010 to 2012, 2014 to 2018 2nd, 2012 10th, 2015 from 2014
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 新疆天山雪豹 Xinjiang Sports Centre 50,000 2013 to 2018 8th, 2015 13th, 2013 from 2013
Yanbian Funde 延边富德 Yanji Nationwide Fitness Centre Stadium 30,000 2005 to 2015, 2018 1st, 2015 16th, 2014 from 2018
Zhejiang Greentown 浙江绿城 Yellow Dragon Sports Center 52,672 2004 to 2006, 2017 to 2018 2nd, 2006 9th, 2017 from 2017
Zhejiang Yiteng 浙江毅腾 Shaoxing China Textile City Sports Center 20,000 2007 to 2008, 2012 to 2013,2015 to 2018 2nd, 2013 13th, 2008, 2016, 2017 from 2015


Season Sponsor Annual Value Official League Name
2015 ¥30 million Chinese Football Association China League
2016 ¥30 million Chinese Football Association China League
2017 ¥35 million Chinese Football Association China League
2018 ¥50 million Chinese Football Association China League

External links

Template:CL1 Season Template:Chinese Jia League Template:AFC second leagues

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