Adidas Cup

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Created in 1992 as regular cup competition to run alongside the Korean League Cup, the Adidas Cup became a popular early season tournament with the fans and players alike.

The format for the tournament varied, from a straight league system with the top team picking up the trophy to two groups with semi-finals and even a straight knock-out competition.

The Adidas Cup was dropped from the Korean league season for 2003 as the K-League expanded to 12 clubs(except) and implemented a mammoth 44 game season.

Tournament Information[edit]

Competition Rules[edit]

  • K-League teams split into group sections or one group section
  • Group winners progressed to semi-finals or a final
  • Tournament played before the regular K-League season

Previous winners[edit]

Season Winners Runners-up
1992 Ilhwa Chunma LG Cheetahs
1993 POSCO Atoms Hyundai Horang-i
1994 Yukong Elephants LG Cheetahs
1995 Hyundai Horang-i Ilhwa Chunma
1996 Bucheon Yukong Pohang Atoms
1997 Busan Daewoo Royals Chunnam Dragons
1998 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Bucheon SK
1999 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Anyang LG Cheetahs
2000 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2001 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Busan Daewoo Royals
2002 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
*Horang-i means tiger. Chunma means pegasus

Top Scorer[edit]

Season
Player
App
Goals
Club
1992 South Korea Noh Soo-Jin 6 5 Yukong Elephants
1993 South Korea Choi Moon-Sik 2 3 POSCO Atoms
1994 South Korea Lim Jae-Sun 6 4 Hyundai Horang-i
1995 South Korea Kim Hyun-Seok 7 6 Hyundai Horang-i
1996 South Korea Lee Won-Sik 6 5 Bucheon Yukong
1997 South Korea Seo Jung-Won 9 8 Anyang LG Cheetahs
1998 South Korea Kim Hyun-Seok 10 11 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
1999 Russia Denis Laktionov 3 3 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2000 South Korea Ko Jong-Soo 2 2 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2001 South Korea Kim Do-Hoon 9 7 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2002 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Drakulić 11 10 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
*Horang-i means tiger. Chunma means pegasus

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