Busan IPark

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Busan IPark
부산 아이파크
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Full name Busan IPark Football Club
부산 아이파크 축구단
Founded 1983; 31 years ago (1983), as Daewoo Royals FC
1979, as Saehan Motors FC (Original)
Ground Busan Asiad Stadium
Ground Capacity 53,864
Owner Hyundai Development Company
Chairman Chung Mong-Gyu
Manager Yoon Sung-Hyo
League K League Classic
2014 8th
Website Club home page
Current season

Busan IPark (Korean: 부산 아이파크) is a South Korean professional football club based in Busan, South Korea that currently competes in the K League Classic. Its current home ground is Busan Asiad Stadium. As one of the original five members of the Korean Super League, Busan IPark holds the distinction of being one of three clubs (the others being Pohang Steelers and Jeju United) to continuously compete in the K-League since 1983, the league's inaugural season. Initially, the club was simply called Daewoo in reference to the company that originally owned and financed it.

History[edit]

After being at the top of the league for most of the 1983 season, Daewoo finished second in its league debut conceding the title to Hallelujah FC by a single point after a goalless draw against Yukong Elephants (now known as Jeju United FC) in the Masan Series. In its sophomore season, the club turned professional, renamed itself as Daewoo Royals, and clinched its first league title after defeating Yukong Elephants by an aggregate score of 2-1 in the 1984 K-League Championship playoff. The Royals reached the playoff after winning the second stage of a league which now included the likes of Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso (now known as FC Seoul) and Hyundai Horang-i (now known as Ulsan Hyundai).

Daewoo Royals headed into 1986 K-League season as continental champions after clinching the 1985–86 Asian Club Championship, becoming the first Korean side to accomplish this feat, on January 29, 1986 defeating Al-Ahli 3-1 at extra time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Despite continental success, the team suffered a dismal season and failed to reach the 1986 K-League Championship playoff after finishing fourth in the first stage of the league and third in the second.

After finishing at the top of the league with 46 points, the Royals clinched their second league title in 1987, but in the 1988 season, the Royals finished at the bottom of the league for the first time in their club's history. After a couple more years of failure, the Royals recaptured the league title in 1991 (making it their third) finishing ten points ahead of their closest competitor that season, Hyundai Horang-i. The Royals' momentum did not last as the club struggled in the ensuing seasons finishing at or near the bottom of the league.

At the end of 1995 season, K-League sides began the process of 'localizing', and the club became known as Pusan Daewoo Royals (Korean: 부산 대우 로얄즈) in reference to its city of residence. In 1997, Pusan Daewoo Royals lifted its fourth league title becoming the first team to have won the K-League Championship four times. The Royals were also the first team to have won the league twice (in 1987) and thrice (in 1991).

Although the 1998 season marked the emergence of an exciting young forward named Ahn Jung-Hwan, the Royals finished mid-table. But, the club managed to qualify for the 1999 K-League Championship playoffs after placing fourth in regular season. During the playoffs, the Royals managed to knock out Chunnam Dragons and Bucheon SK to secure the right to face defending champions, Suwon Samsung Bluewings, a club which was at the pinnacle of its meteoric rise. The Bluewings denied the Royals the chance to become the first club to win five league titles in K-League history after winning both legs of the final in an aggregate score of 4-2.

As a company-owned club, the Royals' success was invariably linked to the health and success of its owner, Daewoo corporation. In the late 1990s, the company began to suffer from major financial difficulties and parted ways with its once successful sports franchise. IPark Construction, the domestic construction division of Hyundai, secured ownership of the club acquiring all its past history and records. The new owners not only renamed the club as Busan i.cons ("con's" refers to construction; Korean: 부산 아이콘스), but also changed the club's home colors from blue to red and moved it from Busan Gudeok Stadium to Busan Asiad Stadium.

Under new ownership, the club seldom challenged for the title finishing mid-table or toward the bottom of the league in the '00s. Aside from winning the FA Cup for the first time in club history in 2004 under the guidance of Scottish manager Ian Porterfield (defeating Bucheon SK in a penalty shootout), the trophy cabinet remained largely empty.

On the onset of the 2005 season, the owners changed the club's name to Busan I'Park(currently Busan IPark). After winning the first stage, Porterfield's Busan side reached the 2005 K-League Championship playoffs, but lost to a traditionally lightweight, but then-inspired Incheon United side led by Chang Woe-Ryong. That same year Busan IPark managed to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League only to suffer heavy defeat to eventual winners, Al-Ittihad, by an aggregate score of 7-0.

For the 2008 season, Hwang Sun-Hong took over as manager. Although Busan did not win any silverware during his tenure, he did manage to bring in players such as Kim Chang-Soo, Jeong Shung-Hoon, Yang Dong-Hyun and Kim Geun-Cheol while injecting the team with much needed youth by giving prospects such as Han Sang-Woon, Park Hee-Do, and Park Jong-Woo first team opportunities. In his final season in charge of Busan, Hwang managed to lead his side to the 2010 Korean FA Cup Final only to suffer a 1-0 defeat to Suwon Samsung Bluewings under acrimonious circumstances with Hwang getting visibly upset and losing his temper over questionable calls against his side and cynical play by the Bluewings.

For the 2011 season, the board appointed An Ik-Soo to take over Hwang Sun-Hong who had left to manage his former club side, Pohang Steelers. Under An (known as the "Terminator" during his player days), Busan managed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2005 after finishing fifth on the league table in regular season. An's Busan side was knocked out in the first round of playoffs by Suwon Samsung Bluewings by a familiar scoreline of 1-0.

In February 2012, adjustment was made to the club's name by dropping an apostrophe making the official name read Busan IPark.

Records[edit]

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup AFC CL
1983 1 5 2 - -
1984 1 8 1 - -
1985 1 8 3 - -
1986 1 6 3 - Winners
1987 1 5 1 - -
1988 1 5 5 - -
1989 1 6 3 - -
1990 1 6 2 - -
1991 1 6 1 - -
1992 1 6 5 - -
1993 1 6 6 - -
1994 1 7 6 - -
1995 1 8 5 - -
1996 1 9 6 Quarter-final -
1997 1 10 1 1st Round -
1998 1 10 5 Quarter-final -
1999 1 10 2 2nd Round Quarter-final
2000 1 10 6 Semi-final -
2001 1 10 4 Quarter-final -
2002 1 10 9 Quarter-final -
2003 1 12 9 1st Round -
2004 1 13 7 Semi-final -
2005 1 13 4 1st Round Quarter-final
2006 1 14 8 Round of 16 -
2007 1 14 13 Quarter-final -
2008 1 14 12 Round of 16 -
2009 1 15 12 Round of 16 -
2010 1 15 8 Runners up -
2011 1 16 6 Quarter-final -
2012 1 16 7 Round of 32 -
2013 1 14 6 Quarter-final -
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

Honors[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Professional[edit]

1984, 1987, 1991, 1997
1983, 1990, 1999
2004
2010
1997 (Prospecs Cup), 1997 (Phillip Morris Korea Cup), 1998
1986, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2011

Amateur[edit]

1981
1989, 1990
1988

International[edit]

1986
1986
2012
2013

Club name history[edit]

Club Name Period
Saehan Motors FC 1979.12.22–1980
Daewoo FC 1980–1983
Daewoo Royals 1983–1995
Pusan Daewoo Royals 1996–1999
Pusan i.cons 2000–2002.07
Busan I'Cons 2002.07–2004
Busan I'Park 2005–2011
Busan IPark 2012–present

Sponsors[edit]

Kit Supplier

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 December 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 South Korea GK Lee Bum-young
2 South Korea DF Park Joon-gang
4 South Korea MF Shin Yeon-soo
5 South Korea DF Kim Eung-jin
6 South Korea DF Lee Kyung-ryul (vice-captain)
7 South Korea FW Han Ji-ho
8 South Korea FW Yoon Dong-min
9 South Korea FW Park Yong-ji
11 South Korea MF Lim Sang-hyub
13 South Korea DF Hwang Jae-hun
14 South Korea MF Jung Seok-hwa
15 South Korea DF Yoo Ji-no
17 South Korea MF Kim Ik-hyun
18 South Korea MF Kim Yong-tae
19 South Korea FW Kim Shin-young
20 South Korea DF Lee Won-young (captain)
21 South Korea GK Lee Chang-keun
22 South Korea MF Jeon Sung-chan
23 South Korea DF Kim Chan-young
24 South Korea MF Ju Se-jong
No. Position Player
25 Brazil MF Nilson
26 South Korea MF Hong Dong-hyun
27 South Korea DF Kwon Jin-young
29 South Korea FW Kim Ji-min
30 South Korea DF Yoo Ji-hoon
31 South Korea GK Yun Jung-kyu
32 South Korea DF Ku Hyun-jun
33 South Korea DF Jang Hak-young
34 South Korea DF Yeon Je-Min (on loan from Suwon)
41 South Korea GK Kim Gi-yong
51 Brazil MF Fagner
77 South Korea MF Choi Kwang-hee
South Korea DF Kim Jong-hyuk
South Korea MF Lee Kyu-seong
South Korea DF Seo Hong-min
South Korea MF Lee Joo-yong
South Korea DF Lee Chung-woong
South Korea MF Kim Jin-kyu
South Korea FW Bae Chun-Suk

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
South Korea FW Lee Jung-hyup (to Sangju Sangmu Phoenix)
No. Position Player

Retired number(s)[edit]

12Club Supporters (the 12th Man)

16South Korea Kim Joo-sung, 1987–92 (winger, attacking midfielder), 1994–99 (centre back)

Staff[edit]

Coaching Staff

  • Manager : Yoon Sung-Hyo
  • Assistant Coach: Denis Iwamura
  • Coach : Baek Gi-Hong, Lee Jin-Haeng
  • Goalkeeper Coach : Shin Eui-Son
  • Trainer : Kim Min-Cheol, Park Hae-Il
  • Team Doctor : Kim Myeong-Jun, Kim Ho-Jun, Park Gi-Baek, Park Jeong-Hyeong

Academy Staff

  • U-18 Head Coach : Park Jin-Seop
  • U-18 Coach : Oh Chul-Suk
  • U-15 Head Coach : Go Byung-Woon
  • U-15 Coach : Lee Seung-Yub, Kim Sung-Jun
  • U-12 Head Coach : Jung Su-Jin
  • U-12 Coach : Kim Chang-Hyun
  • Youth Team Goalkeeper Coach : Kim Seung-An
  • Academy Coach : Lee Nam-Young

Managers[edit]

As of end of 2012 season

# Name From To Season Won Drawn Lost Notes
1 South Korea Chang Woon-Soo 1981/01/?? 1983/10/18 1983 6 7 3
2 South Korea Jo Yoon-Ohk 1983/10/18 1984/06/20 1984 4 1 3
3 South Korea Chang Woon-Soo 1984/06/21 1986/12/06 1984–1986 39 16 22
4 South Korea Lee Cha-Man 1986/12/07 1989/12/?? 1987–1989 38 33 25 Included Kim Hee-Tae's records
C South Korea Kim Hee-Tae 1989/04/?? 1989/12/?? 1989 Lee Cha Man was called up
as a natioal team assistant manager for
1990 FIFA World Cup
Statistics are not separated by K-League
5 Germany Frank Engel 1989/12/21 1990/11/?? 1990 12 11 7
6 Hungary Bertalan Bicskei 1990/11/17 1991/11/15 1991 17 18 5
7 South Korea Lee Cha-Man 1992/01/01 1992/09/23 1992 4 13 9
C South Korea Cho Kwang-Rae 1992/09/25 1992/12/23 1992 17 29 21
8 1992/12/24 1994/06/21 1993–1994
C South Korea Jung Hae-Won 1994/06/21 1994/09/07 1994 1 1 7
9 South Korea Kim Hee-Tae 1994/09/08 1995/08/03 1994–1995 11 6 13
C South Korea Shin Woo-Sung 1995/08/04 1995/12/31 1995 4 2 8
10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragoslav Šekularac 1996/01/04 1996/07/14 1996 7 6 10
C South Korea Kim Tae-Soo 1995/07/15 1995/12/25 1996 5 6 6
11 South Korea Lee Cha-Man 1996/12/26 1999/06/09 1997–1999 46 19 22
C South Korea Shin Yoon-Ki 1999/06/10 1999/09/08 1999 6 3 8
C South Korea Chang Woe-Ryong 1999/09/14 1999/12/17 1999 8 0 5
12 South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 2000/02/23 2002/11/05 2000–2002 37 31 38
C South Korea Park Kyung-Hoon 2002/11/05 2002/11/20 2002 0 0 4
13 Scotland Ian Porterfield 2002/11/21 2006/04/03 2003–2006 30 40 53
C South Korea Kim Pan-Gon 2006/04/03 2006/08/22 2006 8 3 9
14 Switzerland Andy Egli 2006/07/25 2007/06/30 2006–2007 9 12 15
C South Korea Kim Pan-Gon 2007/06/30 2007/07/17 2007 0 0 0
15 South Korea Park Sung-Hwa 2007/07/18 2007/08/03 2007 0 0 0 Only one FA Cup match
C South Korea Kim Pan-Gon 2007/08/03 2007/12/03 2007 2 4 7
16 South Korea Hwang Sun-Hong 2007/12/04 2010/11/05 2008–2010 33 29 46
17 South Korea An Ik-Soo 2010/11/10 2012/12/14 2011–2012 32 21 30
18 South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo 2012/12/18 2013–

Crest[edit]

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Israel
Asian Club Championship winners
1985-86
Succeeded by
Furukawa Electric
Japan
Preceded by
Hallelujah
K-League Champions
1984
Succeeded by
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso
Preceded by
POSCO Atoms
K-League Champions
1987
Succeeded by
POSCO Atoms
Preceded by
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso
K-League Champions
1991
Succeeded by
POSCO Atoms
Preceded by
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
K-League Champions
1997
Succeeded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings