The Chinese Super League is the top tier football competition in China and was founded in 2004. Since its inception the CSL has grown from 12 teams to 16 teams and has seen 31 Chinese clubs compete in the league since 2004. The CSL is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in China, with an average attendance of 24, 107 for league matches in the 2018/19 season. This is the sixth highest of any professional football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga, English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Liga MX. Last season the CSL saw strong streaming numbers with IMG ARENA, as can be seen below.