2014 K League Classic

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K League Classic 2014
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Season 2014
Matches played 102
Goals scored 223 (2.19 per match)
Top goalscorer South Korea Lee Jong-ho
(9 goals)
Biggest home win Jeonbuk 6–0 Sangju
(July 20)
Biggest away win Incheon 0–3 Suwon
(April 13)
Gangwon 1–4 Jeonbuk
(July 13)
Highest scoring 7 goals
Chunnam 4–3 Sangju
(May 4)
Highest attendance 46,549
Seoul v Suwon
(July 12)
Lowest attendance 1,065
Chunnam v Gyeongnam
(July 9)
Average attendance 8,104
2013
2015

The 2014 K League Classic is the 32nd season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K-League and the second season in its current name, the K League Classic.

Pohang Steelers is the defending champions, having won their fifth title after five years.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to 2014 K League Challenge

Teams promoted from the 2013 K League Challenge

Participating clubs[edit]

The following 12 clubs will compete in the K League Classic during the 2014 season.

Club City / Area Manager Joined Owner(s) / Sponsor(s)
0 Busan IPark 0 Busan South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo
1983 -
Owner : Hyundai Development Company
0 Gyeongnam FC 0 Gyeongnam South Korea Lee Cha-Man
2006 -
Owners : Government of Gyeongsangnam-do, Citizen Stockholder
Sponsors : DSME, Gyeongnam Bank
0 Incheon United 0 Incheon South Korea Kim Bong-Gil
2004 -
Owners : Government of Incheon, Citizen Stockholder
Sponsors : Shinhan Bank, Incheon International Airport
0 Jeju United 0 Jeju South Korea Park Kyung-Hoon
1983 -
Owner : SK Energy in SK Group
0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 Jeonbuk South Korea Choi Kang-Hee
1995 -
Owner : Hyundai Motor Company in Hyundai Motor Group
0 Jeonnam Dragons 0 Jeonnam South Korea Ha Seok-Ju
1995 -
Owner : POSCO
0 Pohang Steelers 0 Pohang, Gyeongbuk South Korea Hwang Sun-Hong
1983 -
Owner : POSCO
0 Sangju Sangmu 0 Sangju, Gyeongbuk South Korea Park Hang-Seo
2011 -
Owner : Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps
0 Seongnam FC 0 Seongnam, Gyeonggi South Korea Lee Sang-yoon (caretaker)
1989 -
Owner : Government of Seongnam, Citizen Stockholder
0 FC Seoul 0 Seoul South Korea Choi Yong-Soo
1984 -
Owner : GS Group
0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 Suwon, Gyeonggi South Korea Seo Jung-Won
1996 -
Owner : Cheil Worldwide in Samsung Group
Sponsors : Samsung Electronics
0 Ulsan Hyundai 0 Ulsan South Korea Cho Min-Kook
1984 -
Owner : Hyundai Heavy Industries in Hyundai Heavy Industries Group

Stadiums (2014)[edit]

  • Primary venues used in the K League Classic:
Busan IPark Gyeongnam FC Incheon United Jeju United Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonnam Dragons
Busan Asiad Stadium Changwon Football Center Incheon Football Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium Jeonju World Cup Stadium Gwangyang Football Stadium
Capacity: 53,864 Capacity: 15,116 Capacity: 20,891 Capacity: 35,657 Capacity: 42,477 Capacity: 20,009
Changwon Soccer Center 2.JPG Incheon Soccer Stadium 2.JPG Jeju World Cup Stadium 2.JPG Gwangyangstadium1.jpg
Pohang Steelers Sangju Sangmu Seongnam FC FC Seoul Suwon Samsung
Bluewings
Ulsan Hyundai
Pohang Steel Yard Sangju Civic Stadium Tancheon Sports Complex Seoul World Cup Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 15,042 Capacity: 16,250 Capacity: 66,806 Capacity: 43,959 Capacity: 44,474
Pohang080413 1.jpg Sangju Civic Stadium.jpg Tanchon20100223 1.JPG Glandbleu01.jpg Munsu 20121110 204310 5.jpg


Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing Manner Date Table Incoming Date Table
Seongnam FC South Korea An Ik-Soo Resigned Pre-season South Korea Park Jong-Hwan Pre-season
Ulsan Hyundai South Korea Kim Ho-Gon Resigned Pre-season South Korea Cho Min-Kook Pre-season
Gyeongnam FC Serbia Ilija Petković Resigned Pre-season South Korea Lee Cha-Man Pre-season
Seongnam FC South Korea Park Jong-Hwan Resigned 9th 2014-04-22 South Korea Lee Sang-yoon (caretaker) 8th 2014-07-01


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 23 July 2014
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player
Busan IPark Brazil Fagner Brazil Nilson
Gyeongnam FC Croatia Edin Junuzović Serbia Sreten Sretenović Serbia Miloš Stojanović Australia Luke DeVere
Incheon United Brazil Ivo Brazil Diogo
Jeju United Chile Hugo Droguett Australia Aleksandar Jovanović
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Brazil Leonardo Brazil Kaio Brazil Vinícius Reche Australia Alex Wilkinson
Jeonnam Dragons Brazil Leandro Croatia Sandi Križman Republic of Macedonia Stevica Ristić Australia Robert Cornthwaite
Pohang Steelers
Seongnam FC Brazil Valdivia Uzbekistan Server Djeparov
FC Seoul Brazil Everton Santos Colombia Mauricio Molina Spain Osmar Barba Japan Sergio Escudero
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Brazil Santos Junior Brazil Roger Brazil Reiner
Ulsan Hyundai Brazil Wander Luiz Brazil Tartá Montenegro Filip Kasalica
  • North Korea 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 17 10 4 3 30 14 +16 34 Qualification to 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 17 9 5 3 28 11 +17 32
3 Jeju United 17 8 6 3 18 14 +4 30
4 Jeonnam Dragons 17 9 3 5 25 22 +3 30
5 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 17 8 5 4 23 18 +5 29
6 Ulsan Hyundai 17 6 6 5 20 14 +6 24
7 FC Seoul 17 5 6 6 14 13 +1 21
8 Seongnam FC 17 4 5 8 10 13 −3 17
9 Sangju Sangmu 17 3 8 6 20 28 −8 17
10 Busan IPark 17 3 5 9 12 25 −13 14
11 Gyeongnam FC 17 2 7 8 13 28 −15 13 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
12 Incheon United 17 1 8 8 10 24 −14 11 Relegation to the 2015 K League Challenge

Updated to games played on 23 Jul 2014.
Source: K League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1The winner of the 2014 Korean FA Cup will qualify for the 2015 AFC Champions League Group Stage.
(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 & 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage
      2015 AFC Champions League Group stage
      Qualification to relegation playoffs
      Relegation to the 2015 K League Challenge

Round 1-22[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
Pohang Steelers 8 12 8 5 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 1 2 3 2 2 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Jeju United 8 4 4 6 7 5 3 6 3 3 4 3 3 5 4 4 3
Jeonnam Dragons 2 4 3 2 3 3 4 3 6 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 4
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2 3 6 11 5 6 6 2 4 6 5 6 6 4 5 5 5
Ulsan Hyundai 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
FC Seoul 8 10 10 9 9 9 11 11 11 10 11 9 9 9 7 7 7
Seongnam FC 8 10 10 9 10 10 8 9 9 11 8 8 8 8 9 9 8
Sangju Sangmu 6 8 7 8 11 11 10 10 10 8 9 11 7 7 8 8 9
Busan IPark 12 6 5 4 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10
Gyeongnam FC 2 7 9 7 8 8 9 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11
Incheon United 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Last updated: 23 Jul 2014
Source: kleague.com

Round 23-38[edit]

Split rounds are from round 34 to round 38

Team \ Round 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Busan IPark
Gyeongnam FC
Incheon United
Jeju United
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonnam Dragons
Pohang Steelers
Sangju Sangmu
Seongnam FC
FC Seoul
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Ulsan Hyundai

Last updated: September 2014
Source: kleague.com

Results[edit]

Matches 1-22[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIP CND GNM ICU JJU JHM PHS SJS SFC SEO SSB USH
Busan IPark 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0
Chunnam Dragons 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 4–3 2–0 2–2 1–0
Gyeongnam FC 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1
Incheon United 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–3
Jeju United 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 6–0 1–0 1–0
Pohang Steelers 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 4–2 0–0 2–1 0–1
Sangju Sangmu 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1
Seongnam FC 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1
FC Seoul 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–2
Ulsan Hyundai 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–2

Updated to games played on 23 Jul 2014.
Source: K League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 163,248 29,318 9,136 20,406 0.15359828141783+15.3%
2 FC Seoul 158,702 46,549 6,872 17,634 0.061841392184019+6.1%
3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 82,979 15,687 6,142 10,372 0.020765672670013+2.0%
4 Pohang Steelers 85,234 16,127 4,487 9,470 -0.97628865979381−2.3%
5 Ulsan Hyundai 65,059 16,195 3,257 7,226 -0.81797600181118−18.2%
6 Jeju United 60,200 16,588 2,389 6,689 0.034808168316832+3.4%
7 Incheon United 44,166 11,238 2,353 5,521 -0.78013282464321−21.9%
8 Gyeongnam FC 40,944 10,943 2,125 5,118 -0.85858077503775−14.1%
9 Jeonnam Dragons 37,148 10,022 1,065 4,128 0.81211589113257+81.2%
10 Seongnam FC 35,857 8,624 1,341 3,984 0.41026548672566+41.0%
11 Sangju Sangmu 26,664 6,469 2,068 3,333 0.20238095238095+20.2%
12 Busan IPark 26,454 5,122 1,134 3,307 -0.81957868649318−18.0%
League total 826,655 46,549 1,065 8,104 +5.8%

Updated to games played on 23 July 2014
Source: K League Classic
Notes:
Attendants who entered with free ticket are not counted.
Team played previous season in K League Challenge.

Top 10 Season Attendances[edit]

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
46,549 15 12 July 2014 FC Seoul 2 – 0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seoul World Cup Stadium Saturday Evening
29,318 10 27 April 2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 – 1 FC Seoul Suwon World Cup Stadium Sunday Afternoon
23,835 16 19 July 2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3 – 2 Incheon United Suwon World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
23,767 5 30 March 2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1 – 0 Busan IPark Suwon World Cup Stadium Sunday Afternoon
23,466 11 3 May 2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1 – 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Suwon World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
22,662 6 6 April 2014 FC Seoul 1 – 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Seoul World Cup Stadium Sunday Afternoon
22,185 2 16 March 2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2 – 2 Sangju Sangmu Suwon World Cup Stadium Sunday Afternoon
20,267 13 5 July 2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 – 0 Gyeongnam FC Suwon World Cup Stadium Saturday Evening
18,636 12 18 May 2014 FC Seoul 1 – 0 Seongnam FC Seoul World Cup Stadium Sunday Afternoon
16,588 1 9 March 2014 Jeju United 0 – 1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seogwipo Worldcup Stadium Sunday Afternoon

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