2013 K League Classic

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K League Classic
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Season 2013
Champions Pohang Steelers
Relegated Daejeon Citizen
Daegu FC
Gangwon FC
Champions League Pohang Steelers
Ulsan Hyundai
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
FC Seoul
Matches played 266
Goals scored 676 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorer Dejan Damjanovic
Kim Shin-Wook
(19 goals)
Biggest home win Gyeongnam 6–0 Daejeon
(June 23)
Biggest away win Gangwon 0–4 Jeju
(August 10)
Highest scoring 9 goals
Suwon 5-4 Jeonbuk
(June 26)
Longest winning run 7 games
Seoul (July 7–August 15)
Longest unbeaten run 13 games
Seoul (July 7–October 6)
Longest winless run 19 games
Daejeon (April 7–August 15)
Longest losing run 8 games
Gangwon (July 16–September 1)
Highest attendance 43,681
Seoul v Suwon
(August 3)
Lowest attendance 749
Seongnam v Chunnam
(September 11)
Average attendance 7,652
2012
2014

The 2013 K League Classic is the 31st season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K-League and the first season in its current name, the K League Classic. The 2013 fixtures were announced on 30 January 2013.[1] The season began on 2 March.

FC Seoul is the defending champions, having won their fifth title.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to 2013 K League Challenge

K League Classic Clubs, 2013[edit]

Location of teams in 2013 K League Classic
Club City Manager Stadium
Busan IPark Busan South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo Busan Asiad Stadium
Chunnam Dragons Gwangyang South Korea Ha Seok-Ju Gwangyang Football Stadium
Daegu FC Daegu South Korea Baek Jong-Chul Daegu Stadium
Daejeon Citizen Daejeon South Korea Kim In-Wan Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Gangwon FC Gangneung South Korea Kim Yong-Kab Gangneung Stadium
Gyeongnam FC Changwon Serbia Ilija Petković Changwon Football Center
Incheon United Incheon South Korea Kim Bong-Gil Incheon Football Stadium
Jeju United Seogwipo South Korea Park Kyung-Hoon Jeju World Cup Stadium
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonju South Korea Choi Kang-Hee Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Pohang Steelers Pohang South Korea Hwang Sun-Hong Pohang Steel Yard
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Seongnam South Korea An Ik-Soo Tancheon Sports Complex
FC Seoul Seoul South Korea Choi Yong-Soo Seoul World Cup Stadium
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Suwon South Korea Seo Jung-Won Suwon World Cup Stadium
Ulsan Hyundai Ulsan South Korea Kim Ho-Gon Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing Manner Date Table Incoming Date Table
Daegu FC Brazil Moacir Pereira End of contract 2012-12-01[2] Pre-season South Korea Dang Sung-Jeung 2012-12-01[2] Pre-season
Daejeon Citizen South Korea Yoo Sang-Chul End of contract 2012-12-01[2] Pre-season South Korea Kim In-Wan 2012-12-02[3] Pre-season
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea Shin Tae-Yong Resigned 2012-12-11 Pre-season South Korea An Ik-Soo 2012-12-13 Pre-season
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea Lee Heung-Sil (caretaker) Resigned 2012-12-11 Pre-season Brazil Fabio Lefundes (caretaker) 2012-12-20 Pre-season
Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo Resigned 2012-12-12 Pre-season South Korea Seo Jung-Won 2012-12-12 Pre-season
Busan IPark South Korea An Ik-Soo Signed by Seongnam 2012-12-13 Pre-season South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo 2012-12-17 Pre-season
Daegu FC South Korea Dang Sung-Jeung Resigned 2013-04-23 14th South Korea Baek Jong-Chul 2013-04-23 14th
Gyeongnam FC South Korea Choi Jin-Han Resigned 2013-05-22[4] 11th South Korea Song Kwang-Hwan (caretaker) 2013-05-22[4] 11th
Gyeongnam FC South Korea Song Kwang-Hwan (caretaker) Resigned 2013-05-29 11th Serbia Ilija Petković 2013-05-29[5] 11th
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Brazil Fabio Lefundes (caretaker) End of contract 2013-06-28 7th South Korea Choi Kang-Hee 2013-06-28 7th
Gangwon FC South Korea Kim Hak-Beom Sacked 2013-08-10 13th South Korea Kim Yong-Kab 2013-08-14 13th
  • [1] acting manager

Foreign players[edit]

Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC country.

As of 21 June 2013
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player
Busan IPark Brazil Fagner Brazil William Brazil Rodrigo
Chunnam Dragons Brazil Wesley Feitosa Australia Robert Cornthwaite
Daegu FC Brazil Leandrinho Brazil Sandro Ghana Derek Asamoah
Daejeon Citizen Brazil João Paulo Colombia Cesar Arias Colombia Anderson Plata Japan Yuta Baba
Gangwon FC Brazil Wesley Romania Ianis Zicu Australia Brendan Hamill
Gyeongnam FC Serbia Miloš Bosančić Serbia Sreten Sretenović Serbia Milan Bubalo Australia Luke DeVere
Incheon United Brazil Diogo Acosta Brazil Thiago
Jeju United Brazil Pedro Júnior Brazil Maranhão Brazil Rodriguinho Australia Adrian Madaschi
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Belgium Kevin Oris Brazil Leonardo Brazil Thiago Potiguar Australia Alex Wilkinson
Pohang Steelers
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Brazil Edcarlos Montenegro Ivan Vuković Uruguay Federico Laens Uzbekistan Server Djeparov
FC Seoul Brazil Adilson Dos Santos Colombia Mauricio Molina Montenegro Dejan Damjanović Japan Sergio Escudero
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Brazil Santos Junior
Ulsan Hyundai Brazil Caíque Brazil Rafinha Brazil Roberto César Japan Chikashi Masuda
  • PRK Player (Deemed as native players)
Club Player
Suwon Samsung Bluewings North Korea Jong Tae-Se

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Pohang Steelers (C) (Q) 38 21 11 6 63 38 +25 74 Qualification to 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Ulsan Hyundai (Q) 38 22 7 9 63 37 +26 73
3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Q) 38 18 9 11 61 49 +12 63
4 FC Seoul (Q) 38 17 11 10 59 46 +13 62
5 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 38 15 8 15 50 43 +7 53
6 Busan IPark 38 14 10 14 43 41 +2 52
7 Incheon United 38 12 14 12 48 46 +2 50
8 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 38 17 9 12 51 42 +9 60
9 Jeju United 38 16 10 12 51 46 +5 58
10 Chunnam Dragons 38 9 13 16 34 45 −11 40
11 Gyeongnam FC 38 8 13 17 42 55 −13 37
12 Gangwon FC (R) 38 8 12 18 37 64 −27 36 Qualification to relegation play-offs
13 Daegu FC (R) 38 6 14 18 38 57 −19 32 Relegation to 2014 K League Challenge
14 Daejeon Citizen (R) 38 7 11 20 37 68 −31 32

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013.
Source: K-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Pohang Steelers qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League by winning the 2013 Korean FA Cup.
(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.

Positions by matchday[edit]

      Leader & 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage
      2014 AFC Champions League Group stage
      Qualification to relegation playoffs
      Relegation to the 2014 K League Challenge

Round 1-26[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Pohang Steelers 5 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ulsan Hyundai 2 7 4 2 3 5 2 4 4 7 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 1 2 6 4 6 3 6 6 4 5 6 5 7 5 7 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3
FC Seoul 5 8 11 11 10 12 12 10 9 10 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 7 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2 2 5 3 1 1 4 2 3 2 3 5 7 5 6 4 6 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 6 5
Incheon United 9 4 3 5 5 4 5 3 2 5 6 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 5 6 5 6 5 6
Busan IPark 5 9 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 9 7 8 8 9 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 7
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 11 9 13 12 14 10 9 8 8 8 11 8 8 6 8 5 7 8 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Jeju United 4 5 6 4 6 3 6 5 5 3 2 2 4 3 4 6 3 6 7 7 8 7 8 9 9 9
Chunnam Dragons 13 13 12 14 13 9 10 11 11 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Gyeongnam FC 9 6 7 7 8 7 8 9 10 11 9 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Daegu FC 11 9 9 10 11 13 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Gangwon FC 5 9 9 13 12 14 14 13 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Daejeon Citizen 14 14 14 9 9 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Last updated: 1 Sep 2013
Source: kleague.com

Round 27-40[edit]

Team \ Round 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Pohang Steelers 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Ulsan Hyundai 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
FC Seoul 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Busan IPark 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
Incheon United 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 8
Jeju United 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 9 9
Chunnam Dragons 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Gyeongnam FC 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Gangwon FC 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Daegu FC 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Daejeon Citizen 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Last updated: 1 December 2013
Source: kleague.com

Results[edit]

Matches 1-26[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIP CND DGU DJC GWN GNM ICU JJU JHM PHS SIC SEO SSB USH
Busan IPark 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 5–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Chunnam Dragons 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
Daegu FC 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 5–3
Daejeon Citizen 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–4 0–3
Gangwon FC 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–3 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2
Gyeongnam FC 1–0 0–1 3–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–1
Incheon United 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–4 2–3 3–1 2–2
Jeju United 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–3 1–1 4–4 1–2 3–1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–4 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–1
Pohang Steelers 1–2 2–1 4–2 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–1
FC Seoul 1–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 3–2 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 5–4 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0
Ulsan Hyundai 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 1 Sep 2013.
Source: K League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Matches 27-40[edit]

Promotion-Relegation Playoffs[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

4 December 2013
19:00
Sangju Sangmu 4 – 1 Gangwon FC
Lee Sang-Hyup Goal 29'89'
Lee Seung-Hyun Goal 71'
Lee Sang-ho Goal 77'
Choi Seung-In Goal 90+2'

2nd Leg[edit]

7 December 2013
14:00
Gangwon FC 1 – 0 Sangju Sangmu
Choi Seung-In Goal 71'

Sangju Sangmu secure promotion to the 2014 K League Classic season, 4:2 on aggregate.

Season statistics[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 336,068 37,879 4,861 17,689 -0.87288428324698−12.7%
2 FC Seoul 315,540 43,681 5,434 16,607 -0.81001853477709−18.9%
3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 193,060 23,377 4,962 10,161 -0.99238206856138−0.7%
4 Pohang Steelers 184,301 17,228 2,274 9,700 0.1017719218537+10.1%
5 Ulsan Hyundai 167,837 23,012 2,676 8,834 0.17833800186741+17.8%
6 Incheon United 134,472 15,595 1,902 7,077 0.81741140215716+81.7%
7 Daegu FC 130,251 39,871 978 6,855 -0.95793739519285−4.2%
8 Jeju United 122,813 18,751 1,274 6,464 -0.98868155399205−1.1%
9 Gyeongnam FC 113,257 16,286 1,789 5,961 1.5572715572716+155.7%
10 Daejeon Citizen 107,675 27,775 1,126 5,667 0.30275862068966+30.2%
11 Busan IPark 77,571 9,711 1,027 4,035 0.005983545250561+0.5%
12 Gangwon FC 56,588 10,456 896 2,978 -0.9650032404407−3.4%
13 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 53,677 8,059 749 2,825 -0.9681288553804−3.1%
14 Chunnam Dragons 43,273 7,036 872 2,278 -0.75082399472643−24.9%
League total 2,036,413 43,681 749 7,656 +8.6%

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013
Source: K League Classic
Notes:
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Awards[edit]

The 2013 K League Awards was hold on 3 December 2013.

K League Most Valuable Player[edit]

K League Young Player[edit]

K League Top Scorer[edit]

K League Top Assistor[edit]

K League Best XI[edit]

Position Player Club
Goalkeeper South Korea Kim Seung-Gyu Ulsan Hyundai
Defender Brazil Adilson Dos Santos FC Seoul
Defender South Korea Kim Chi-Gon Ulsan Hyundai
Defender South Korea Kim Won-Il Pohang Steelers
Defender South Korea Lee Yong Ulsan Hyundai
Midfielder South Korea Ko Mu-Yeol Pohang Steelers
Midfielder South Korea Lee Myung-Joo Pohang Steelers
Midfielder South Korea Ha Dae-Sung FC Seoul
Midfielder Brazil Leonardo Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Forward Montenegro Dejan Damjanović FC Seoul
Forward South Korea Kim Shin-Wook Ulsan Hyundai

K League Manager of the Year[edit]

K League Youth Team of the Year[edit]

K League Fair Play Award[edit]

  • The K League Fair Play award was won by FC Seoul

K League Special Award[edit]

'FAN'tastic Player[edit]

The K League 'FAN'tastic Player was won by Kim Shin-Wook (Ulsan Hyundai)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 K리그 클래식 경기 일정 확정" (in Korean). Korea Professional Football League. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "최만희 광주 감독도 사임…K리그 감독교체 칼바람". SportsWorld (in Korean) (Naver). 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ 지동원 키운 대전출신 김인완, 시티즌 감독내정. Daejeon Ilbo (in Korean). 2 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b 경남 최진한 감독 자진사퇴… 송광환 코치 대행 체제 (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ 경남, 페트코비치 감독 선임 공식 발표 (in Korean). Sportal Korea. 29 May 2013. 

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