April 25 Sports Club

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Full name April 25 Sports Club
4.25체육단
Nickname(s) 425 (사이오), 4.25 (사점이오)
Founded July 1949 (65 years ago) (1949-07)
Ground Yanggakdo Stadium, Pyongyang
Ground Capacity 30,000
League DPR RI 2013
2011 1st

April 25 Sports Club (Chosŏn'gŭl: 4.25체육단; Hanja: 4.25體育團) known as 4.25 or April Twenty-Five is one of the most successful football clubs in North Korea with over 10 wins in the DPR Korea League Cup. The club's name of April 25 comes from Military Foundation Day and the club belongs to the Korean People's Army.

April 25 Sports Club's rival is Pyongyang City Sports Club. Both team's Pyongyang derby football match is very popular in North Korea.

Achievements[edit]

1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011
2001, 2006, 2011

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Asian Club Championship[edit]

  • 1986 – Qualifying stage
  • 1987 – Qualifying stage
  • 1988 – Qualifying stage
  • 1989 – Group stage
  • 1991 – Fourth place
  • 1992 – Group stage

Asia record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home/Neutral Away Aggregate
1986/87 Asian Club Championship 1QR China Liaoning F.C. 0–0 0–1 0–1
1987/88 Asian Club Championship QR Group 5 China August 1st 2–0
QR Group 5 Macau Hap Kuan 2–1
1988/89 Asian Club Championship QR Group 6 Hong Kong South China AA 3–0
QR Group 6 Macau Wa Seng 4–0
QR Group 6 China Guangdong Wanbao 1–0
QR Group 6 Japan Yamaha Motors 3–1
1/2 Group B Bangladesh Mohammedan SC 0–1
1/2 Group B Qatar Al-Sadd 1–2
1/2 Group B Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq 1–1
1/2 Group B Malaysia Pahang FA 2–0
1990/91 Asian Club Championship QR Group 7 Japan Nissan Yokohama 1–0
QR Group 7 China Liaoning FC 1–0
GS Group B Iran Esteghlal F.C. 1–2
GS Group B Bangladesh Mohammedan SC 0–0
GS Group B Thailand Bangkok Bank FC 4–3
Semi-Final China Liaoning FC 0–3
Third Place Indonesia Pelita Jaya 2–2 (6–7 PSO)
1991/92 Asian Club Championship 1QR China Liaoning FC 3–1 1–0 4–1
GS Group B Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal FC 2–0
GS Group B Iran Esteghlal F.C. 1–1

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 September 2008 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 North Korea GK Ri Kwang-Il
2 North Korea DF Soon Chu-Yong
3 North Korea DF Han Song-Chol
6 North Korea DF Ri Myong-Sam
7 North Korea DF Ji Yun-Nam
8 North Korea FW Hong Yong-Jo
9 North Korea FW Choe Chol-Man
11 North Korea MF Mun In-Guk
12 North Korea FW Kim Yong-Su
13 North Korea DF Chae Tu-Yong
No. Position Player
14 North Korea FW Pak Chol-Min
16 North Korea MF Nam Song-Chol
17 North Korea FW Kim Kwang-Hyok
18 North Korea GK Ri Myong-Ju
19 North Korea MF Ri Kwang-Jae
20 North Korea FW Choe Pol-Seong
21 North Korea GK Kim Chol-Nam
24 North Korea DF Ri Pae-Hun
26 North Korea DF Kang Il-Nam

Coaches[edit]

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