list of final tables
1951 North East China 1952 not held 1953 August 1st 1954 North East China 1955 Central Sports Institute 1956 Beijing Youth B 1957 Beijing 1958 Beijing 1959 not held 1960 Tianjin 1961 Shanghai 1962 Shanghai 1963 Beijing Youth 1964 Beijing Sports Institute (National Team) 1965 Jilin 1966 not completed 1967 not held 1968 not held 1969 not held 1970 not held 1971 not held 1972 not held 1973 Beijing 1974 August 1st 1975 not held 1976 not finished 1977 August 1st 1978 Liaoning 1979 Guangdong 1980 Tianjin 1981 August 1st 1982 Beijing 1983 Tianjin (Northern Group) Guangdong (Southern Group) 1984 Beijing 1985 Liaoning 1986 August 1st 1987 Liaoning 1988 Liaoning 1989 China B 1990 Liaoning 1991 Liaoning 1992 Liaoning Experimental Professional Championship 1993 Liaoning Dongyao Professional Championship 1994 Dalian Wanda 1995 Shanghai Shenhua 1996 Dalian Wanda 1997 Dalian Wanda 1998 Dalian Wanda 1999 Shandong Luneng Taishan 2000 Dalian Shide 2001 Dalian Shide 2002 Dalian Shide 2003 not awarded [*] 2004 Shenzhen Jianlibao 2005 Dalian Shide 2006 Shandong Luneng Taishan 2007 Changchun Yatai 2008 Shandong Luneng 2009 Beijing Guoan 2010 Shandong Luneng 2011 Guangzhou Evergrande 2012 Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Guangzhou Evergrande 2014 Guangzhou Evergrande 2015 Guangzhou Evergrande 2016 Guangzhou Evergrande 2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 2018 Shanghai SIPG 2019 Guangzhou Evergrande 2020 Jiangsu Suning 2021/22 Shandong Taishan 2022 Wuhan Three Towns 2023 [*] the 2003 title won by Shanghai Shenhua was revoked in February 2013 for match fixing Number of Professional Titles (28; since 1994): 8 Dalian Shide [includes Dalian Wanda] Guangzhou Evergrande 5 Shandong Taishan [includes Shandong Luneng] 1 Beijing Guoan Changchun Yatai Jiangsu Suning Shanghai Shenhua Shanghai SIPG Shenzhen Jianlibao Wuhan Three Towns Number of Overall Titles (59; without 1983): 8 Dalian Shide [includes Dalian Wanda] Guangzhou Evergrande Liaoning [includes 1993] 5 August 1st ["Ba Yi"; Army Team] Beijing Shandong Taishan [includes Shandong Luneng] 3 Shanghai Shenhua [includes Shanghai] 2 North East China Tianjin [does not include 1983] 1 Beijing Guoan Beijing Youth Beijing Youth B Beijing Sports Institute (National Team) Central Sports Institute Changchun Yatai China B Guangdong [does not include 1983] Jiangsu Suning Jilin Shanghai SIPG Shenzhen Jianlibao Wuhan Three Towns
The National Games was a multi-sport event. The football tournament was initially between teams representing areas of China, while later they represented specific provinces, cities or institutions. The names of the venues are given in their present transliterations (i.e. Nanjing instead of Nanking) Year Winners Venue 1910 South China Nanjing 1914 East China Beiping (now Beijing) 1924 East China Wuchang (now part of Wuhan) 1930 Shanghai Hangzhou 1933 Shanghai Nanjing 1935 Hong Kong Shanghai 1948 Army, Hong Kong and Police (shared) Shanghai 1959 August 1st Beijing and Tianjin 1965 Hebei Beijing 1975 Guangdong and Liaoning (shared) Beijing 1979 Shandong Beijing 1983 Shanghai Shanghai 1987 Guangdong Guangzhou 1993 Liaoning Beijing 1997 Shandong (Under-23) Shanghai 2001 Liaoning (Under-21) Guangzhou 2005 Shandong Nanjing 2009 Shanghai Shandong 2013 Shandong (7-a-side) Shenyang 2017 Tianjin
A football tournament between selections representing various regions of China. The East China team was selected from Shanghai, South China from Hong Kong, North China from Beiping (now Beijing) and Tianjin, and Central China from Wuhan. Year Winners Venue 1926 South China Shanghai 1927 South China Hong Kong 1928 East China Shanghai 1929 East China Tientsin (Tianjin) and Beiping (now Beijing) 1930 South China Hong Kong 1931 East China Shanghai 1933 East China Wuchang (now part of Wuhan)
Year Winners Runners-up Venue 2002 Guangzhou Jiujia 0-0 3-1p Shenzhen Bogang Xi'an 2003 Shenzhen Bogang 1-1 7-6p Hunan Titan Zhengzhou 2004 Shenzhen Bogang 2-0 Qingdao Liming Kunming 2005 Shenzhen Bogang bt Shanghai Songjiang Tianranqi Zhengzhou 2006 Shenzhen Bogang 3-1 Changchun Teachers College Kunming 2007 Shenzhen Bogang 1-1 7-6p Yanbian Law Courts Nanchang 2008 Wuhan Dongfeng Honda 6-1 Jilin Hunchun City Taizhou 2009 Wuhan Hongxing 3-0 Wuhan Dongfeng Honda Wuhan (3 Nov 2009)
Year Winners Runners-up Venue 2001 Northeast University of Finance & Economics (Dalian) 0-0 4-3p Donghua University (Shanghai) Tongji University, Shanghai 2002 Beijing Institute of Technology 1-1 4-2p Northeast University of Finance & Economics Dalian Institute of Technology 2003 Beijing Institute of Technology 4-0 Northeast University of Finance & Economics Sichuan University, Chengdu 2004 Beijing Institute of Technology 3-0 Shenzhen University Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan 2005 Donghua University (Shanghai) 1-0 Renmin University (Beijing) Renmin University, Beijing 2006 Beijing Institute of Technology 5-2 Taiyuan Institute of Technology Shenyang Institute of Technology 2007 Three Gorges University (Yichang) 2-1 Shandong University (Ji'nan) South China Normal University, Guangzhou 2008 Three Gorges University (Yichang) 2-0 Hohai University (Nanjing) Three Gorges University, Yichang 2009 Three Gorges University (Yichang) 1-0 Hohai University (Nanjing)
The Championship was run most seasons, sometimes in a two-tier format involving up to 50 teams in a first round, and sometimes in a league involving promotion and relegation. Teams represented provinces or institutions (August 1st is the Army team). In 1994, a professional league was started, involving specially constituted clubs from the original teams. The championship was frequently interrupted by politics (1966-72, 1976) or the National Games. The early years were particularly chaotic with the National Team frequently taking part in the competition, but not playing for points or position. The National Games is a four-yearly (usually) multi-sport event similar to the Olympics, involving provincial teams. Usually, the championship was suspended or shortened in National Games years. After the introduction of the professional league, the National Games football tournament became a championship for Under 23 players.
Sources: [Kni 91], Zhongguo Zuqiu Yundongshi (Chinese Football History), Shanghai Ban Shiji Zuqiu Yundongshi (A Half Century of Shanghai Football)
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