China Tier 2

Chinese Jia League 2020

League Guide & Facts


  • The second tier of Chinese Football

  • 18 teams

  • Teams play each other twice (34 games)

  • 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw

Promotion

  • Top 2 teams promoted

Relegation

  • Bottom 2 teams relegated

  • 16th place plays in relegation playoff against team from the division below

Other

  • There must be at least 1 Chinese under-23 player in the playing 11. (Born after 1/1/1998) (Players on international duty count towards rule)

  • Maximum 4 foreign players

  • There must be no more than 3 foreign players in the playing 11. (not including Hong Kong (China PR), Macanese (China PR) or Chinese Taipei (China PR) players).

  • Teams cannot have any foreign goalkeepers in their squad.

Transfer & Financial Rules In Detail

TRANSFER RULES

  • Teams cannot have any foreign goalkeepers in their squad.

  • Teams can sign no more than five domestic over-21 players in a season (including Hong Kong (China PR), Macanese (China PR) or Chinese Taipei (China PR) players). This doesn't include players who are rejoining a club after returning from a foreign club they either a) moved to from the same club, b) were an Under-21 player at, or c) where they trained for 4 years between the ages of 12 and 21.

  • Teams can only offer a maximum wage of E97,OOO p/w for foreign players (excluding Hong Kong (China PR), Macanese (China PR) and Chinese Taipei (China PR) players).

FINANCIAL FAIR-PLAY RULES

  • Teams must avoid making a loss of more than E685M over the season in order to comply with financial fair play regulations.

  • Teams must also ensure that their overall expenditure does not exceed E2285M_

  • Teams must also ensure that their player wage expenditure doesn't exceed 65% of their overall expenditure.

Failure to comply will result in the following sanction:

  • Fewer domestic over-21 players allowed to be signed in a season (including Hong Kong (China PR), Macanese (China PR) or Chinese Taipei (China PR) players) depending on the severity of the breach. This doesn't include players who are rejoining a club after returning from a foreign club they either a) moved to from the same club, b) were an Under-21 player at, or c) where they trained for 4 years between the ages of 12 and 21.

  • Fewer foreign player registrations per season depending on the severity of the breach.

  • The board is allowed to invest a maximum of £11.42M towards the calculated income.

SQUAD RULES

  • Maximum of 4 foreign players

  • Maximum of 3 foreign players (not including Hong Kong (China PR), Macanese (China PR) or Chinese Taipei (China PR))

  • Minimum of 2 Under-21 Chinese players trained at the club for 4 years in a row between 12th and 21st birthdays

  • Minimum of 3 goalkeepers in the squad

  • Maximum of 7 foreign players registered in a season

  • Maximum squad size of 30 players

  • Players can be registered between Friday 1st January 2021 and Thursday 25th February 2021

  • Players can be registered between Thursday 1st July 2021 and Saturday 31st July 2021




Location of Clubs


Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

Asian Journeyman


*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive


Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds


*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save


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Club Culture

There are very few club culture requirements for Chinese Tier 2 clubs however there are a few notable exceptions


  • All teams expect you to sign players under the age of 23 for the first team

  • All Teams are unable to sign non-Chinese goalkeepers


The following clubs require that you do not sign players over the age of 30

  • Changchun

  • Guizhou

  • SC Jiuniu

  • SZ Dongwu


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Facilities

BJ BSU

Changchun

Chengdu

Guizhou


HLJ Lava Spring

JX Liansheng

Kunshan

Meizhou


Nantong

NMG Zhongyou

Renhe

SC Jiuniu


SX Chang'an

SY Urban

SZ Dongwu

TZ Yuanda

XJ TS Leopard

Zhejiang