2012 Challengers League

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Daum Challengers League 2012
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Season 2012
Champions FC Pocheon
3rd Title
Matches played 228
Goals scored 1003 (4.4 per match)
2011
2013

The 2012 Challengers League is the sixth season of the Challengers League. Playoff systems were used as the same as last season and league was divided two groups and play with home and away each other, with the winners of each stage and the two runners-up advancing to the post-season championship playoffs.

Competition Format[edit]

The 2012 season run from March 5 through October 22. The 18 teams in the league are divided into the Group A and Group B — nine in the Group A, nine in the Group B. Each team competes against the other team in same group twice, home and away, the other group's team once, home or away, for a total of 25 games. The two group winners and two runners-up qualify to the Championship playoff.

Team changes from last season[edit]

New clubs[edit]

Name changed[edit]


Challengers League Clubs, 2012[edit]

Club City Stadium Manager
Bucheon FC 1995 Bucheon Bucheon Stadium South Korea Gwak Kyung-Keun
Cheonan FC Cheonan Cheonan Football Center South Korea Park Yoon-Ki
Cheongju Jikji FC Cheongju Cheongju Stadium South Korea Kim Jong-Hyun
Chuncheon FC Chuncheon Chuncheon Stadium South Korea Ham Cheol-Kwon
Goyang Citizen Goyang Goyang Eoulimnuri ground South Korea Kim Jin-Ok
Gwangju Gwangsan FC Gwangju Honam University ground South Korea Hwang Young-Woo
Gyeongju Citizen Gyeongju Gyeongju Civic Stadium South Korea Kim Jin-Hyung
Icheon Citizen Icheon Icheon City Stadium South Korea Lee Hyun-Chang
Jeonju EM Jeonju Jeonju University ground South Korea Oh In-Eui
Jungnang Chorus Mustang Seoul Jungnang Public Ground South Korea Kim Sang-Hwa
Namyangju United Namyangju Namyangju Stadium South Korea Lee Jong-Woon
Paju Citizen Paju Paju Stadium South Korea Cho Deok-Jeung
FC Pocheon Pocheon Pocheon Stadium South Korea Lee Su-Sik
Seoul FC Martyrs Seoul Gangbuk Stadium South Korea Yoo Bong-Ki
Seoul United Seoul Madeul Stadium South Korea Bae Hyung-Ryul
Yangju Citizen Yangju Yangju Stadium South Korea Kim Jong-Boo
Yeonggwang FC Yeonggwang Yeonggwang Sportium South Korea Kim Han-Bong
Yesan Citizen Yesan Yesan Stadium South Korea Choi Jong-Duk

League standing[edit]

Group A[edit]

League standing is calculated by group A result (16 round) plus inter league (9 round) result.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Pocheon (Q) 25 20 2 3 101 24 +77 62 Championship playoff
2 Chuncheon FC (Q) 25 18 4 3 62 25 +37 58
3 Icheon Citizen 25 17 2 6 73 27 +46 53
4 Yeonggwang FC 25 9 5 11 45 38 +7 32
5 Jeonju EM 25 8 4 13 52 55 −3 28
6 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 25 8 4 13 47 68 −21 28
7 Jungnang Chorus Mustang 26 6 3 17 33 75 −42 21
8 Namyangju United 25 2 1 22 31 120 −89 061
9 Seoul FC Martyrs 25 0 2 23 33 158 −125 2

Updated to games played on 3 Nov 2012.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Namyangju Citizen were deducted one point
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Group B[edit]

League standing is calculated by group A result (16 round) plus inter league (9 round) result.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Paju Citizen (Q) 25 15 5 5 61 34 +27 50 Championship playoff
2 Cheongju Jikji FC (Q) 25 14 7 4 72 30 +42 49
3 Yangju Citizen 25 14 4 7 79 51 +28 46
4 Gyeongju Citizen 25 12 7 6 48 30 +18 43
5 Bucheon FC 1995 25 12 5 8 52 29 +23 41
6 Seoul United 25 11 5 9 62 56 +6 38
7 Cheonan FC 25 7 10 8 44 43 +1 31
8 Yesan United 25 8 2 15 57 72 −15 26
9 Goyang Citizen 25 5 7 13 43 60 −17 0212

Updated to games played on 3 Nov 2012.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
2 Goyang FC were deducted one point
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

League Total[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 FC Pocheon (Q) 25 20 2 3 101 24 +77 62 Championship playoff
2 Chuncheon FC (Q) 25 18 4 3 62 25 +37 58
3 Icheon Citizen 25 17 2 6 73 27 +46 53
4 Paju Citizen (Q) 25 15 5 5 61 34 +27 50 Championship playoff
5 Cheongju Jikji FC (Q) 25 14 7 4 72 30 +42 49
6 Yangju Citizen 25 14 4 7 79 51 +28 46
7 Gyeongju Citizen 25 12 7 6 48 30 +18 43
8 Bucheon FC 1995 25 12 5 8 52 29 +23 41
9 Seoul United 25 11 5 9 62 56 +6 38
10 Yeonggwang FC 25 9 5 11 45 38 +7 32
11 Cheonan FC 25 7 10 8 44 43 +1 31
12 Jeonju EM 25 8 4 13 51 55 −4 28
13 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 25 8 4 13 47 68 −21 28
14 Yesan United 25 8 2 15 57 72 −15 26
15 Goyang Citizen 25 5 7 13 44 60 −16 0212
16 Jungnang Chorus Mustang 25 6 2 17 33 75 −42 20
17 Namyangju United 25 2 1 22 31 120 −89 061
18 Seoul FC Martyrs 25 0 2 23 33 158 −125 2

Updated to games played on 3 Nov 2012.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Namyangju Citizen were deducted one point
2 Goyang FC were deducted one point
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Championship Play-off[edit]

  Playoff Semifinals Finals
                               
    1  FC Pocheon 1
    2  Chuncheon FC 3     2  Chuncheon FC 0
  4  Paju Citizen (p) 1 (5)     4  Paju Citizen 2  
  5  Cheongju Jikji 1 (4)  

Playoff[edit]


Semifinal[edit]

17 November 2012
14:00
Chuncheon FC 3 – 2 Paju Citizen
Lee Kang-Min Goal 10'
Yoon Chul-Soon Goal 40'
Sun Min-Su Goal 56'
Jung Sung-Jo Goal 69'
Choi Hyun-Seo Goal 73'

Final[edit]

24 November 2012
14:00
FC Pocheon 1 – 0 Chuncheon FC
Kang Seok-Gu Goal 65'

See also[edit]