|Promoted||Dalian Aerbin |
|Relegated||Guizhou Toro |
(via relegation play-off)
|Goals scored||411 (2.26 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Johnny Woodly (Dalian Aerbin) |
Mitchel Brown (Hunan Billows)
|Biggest home win||Dalian 4–0 Hubei (3 April) |
Hubei 4–0 Beijing B (16 April)
Hunan 4–0 Shenzhen (21 May)
Shanghai 4–0 Yanbian (11 September)
Dalian 6–2 Hunan (22 October)
|Biggest away win||Beijing T 0–3 Dalian (30 April) |
Beijing T 1–4 Shanghai (28 May)
Beijing T 1–4 Guangdong (25 June)
Tianjin R 0–3 Hunan (25 June)
Guizhou 0–3 Guangdong (29 July)
Chongqing 1–4 Dalian (15 October)
Chongqing 0–3 Shenyang S (22 October)
|Highest scoring||Dalian 6–2 Hunan (22 October)|
The 2011 China League One is the eighth season of the China League One, the second tier of the Chinese football league pyramid, since its establishment. It began on 26 March 2011 and ended in October 2011.
The size of the league expanded from 13 to 14 teams for this season.
Guangzhou Evergrande as champions of the 2010 season and Chengdu Blades as runners-up were promoted to the 2011 Chinese Super League. They were replaced by Chongqing Lifan and Changsha Ginde (Now named Shenzhen Phoenix), who were relegated from the 2010 Chinese Super League after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the table.
Nanjing Yoyo were relegated to the 2011 China League Two after finishing the 2010 season in last place. Due to a league expansion, two teams were admitted into the 2011 League One. These were the two 2010 League Two promotion final winners, Dalian Aerbin and Tianjin Songjiang.
In other team changes, League Two club Guizhou Zhicheng merged with Pudong Zobon, acquiring Pudong's League One license in the process. Furthermore, minor-league club Tianjin Runyulong purchased Anhui Jiufang and their League One license in a similar merger. Both Guizhou Zhicheng and Tianjin Runyulong will make their debut at the second level of Chinese football. Changsha Ginde was purchased by MAZAMBA and moved to the city of Shenzhen, and the name was changed to Shenzhen Phoenix. At June 2011, Shenzhen Phoenix was purchased by Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. Ltd. again, the club's name changed to Guangzhou R&F F.C. and moved to the city of Guangzhou. In July 2011, Tianjin Runyulong F.C. moved to the city of Shenyang and the name was changed to Shenyang Shenbei.
Stadiums and locations
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Dalian Aerbin (C, P)||26||16||6||4||45||20||+25||54||Promotion to Chinese Super League|
|2||Guangzhou R&F (P)||26||13||8||5||36||27||+9||47|
|3||Guangdong Sunray Cave||26||13||7||6||42||29||+13||46|
|4||Hunan Billows Baishijiao||26||12||6||8||39||35||+4||42|
|5||Shenyang Dongjin Shidai||26||9||10||7||32||25||+7||37|
|9||Shanghai East Asia||26||7||11||8||29||25||+4||32|
|10||Yanbian Baekdu Tigers||26||8||6||12||30||36||−6||30|
|13||Beijing 361 Degrees||26||5||9||12||15||33||−18||24|
|14||Guizhou Zhicheng (R)||26||4||8||14||15||28||−13||20||China League One Relegation Playoffs|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th goals scored; 7th disciplinary points (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card).
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- Hubei, 2 pts, 1–1; Chongqing, 2 pts, 1–1
Positions by round
|Winner; Chinese Super League|
|2nd place; Chinese Super League|
|China League One Relegation Playoffs|
|Home \ Away||BJT||BJB||CQ||DLA||GD||GUZ||HB||HN||SHE||SY||GZR||SYN||TJS||YB|
|Beijing 361 Degrees||2–1||0–2||0–3||1–4||1–0||2–0||0–1||1–4||1–0||0–1||1–1||2–1||1–1|
|Guangdong Sunray Cave||0–0||0–1||2–2||1–1||2–1||3–1||3–2||2–2||2–3||1–1||3–0||2–0||1–0|
|Hunan Billows Baishijiao||1–0||0–1||2–1||1–1||2–3||3–2||0–2||2–1||2–2||4–0||0–0||0–0||1–0|
|Shanghai East Asia||0–0||1–0||0–1||0–1||2–1||0–0||0–0||2–2||2–2||1–1||2–1||2–2||4–0|
|Shenyang Dongjin Shidai||2–1||2–0||0–0||0–0||3–0||1–0||0–0||3–1||1–1||0–2||1–2||1–1||0–1|
|Yanbian Baekdu Tigers||1–1||1–0||3–2||0–1||2–0||2–0||3–0||0–2||0–1||1–1||3–0||3–3||1–3|
2011 China League One 14th-placed Guizhou Toro faces 2011 China League Two 3rd-placed team Fujian Smart Hero Leephick for a play-off match. The winner Fujian Smart Hero Leephick earn a spot in the 2012 China League One.
|Guizhou Zhicheng (R)||1 - 1 (a.e.t.)||Fujian Smart Hero Leephick (P)|
|Du Shaobin 88' (pen.)||Report||Li Chao 80'|
|4 – 5|| Feng Shaoshun
Updated to games played on 30 October 2011.
|1||Johnny Woodly||Dalian Aerbin||13 (2)|
|Mitchel Brown||Hunan Billows||13|
|3||Wu Lei||Shanghai East Asia||12 (1)|
|4||José Duarte||Shenyang Shenbei||11 (1)|
|Yin Hongbo||Guangdong Sunray Cave||11 (5)|
|6||Johnson Macaba||Shenzhen Phoenix
|Li Xingcan||Shenyang Shenbei||9|
|Lu Lin||Guangdong Sunray Cave||9|
|9||Vicente||Hubei Zhongbo||8 (1)|
|Mahama Awal||Guangdong Sunray Cave||8|
|Zhang Shuo||Guangzhou R&F||8|
|Ricardo Steer||Guangdong Sunray Cave||8|
|Aleksander Rodić||Tianjin Songjiang||8 (1)|