|Full name||F.C. Korea|
|Ground||Akabane Park Stadium
Akabane, Kita, Tokyo
|League||Kanto Soccer League Div.1|
The club was founded in 1961 as Zainichi Chosen Football Club. Initially it maintained links with Chongryon, the pro-North Korea organization of Koreans in Japan, and recruited talent through the Korea University sports program.
Following the admission of the abductions of Japanese people by North dictator Kim Jong-il in 2002, however, the club severed links with Chongryon and adopted the name Football Club Korea, using the English pronunciation of the name of the peninsula (see Names of Korea). The club adopted a pan-Korean identity in order to attract players affiliated with the South.
In 2008 F.C. Korea was promoted to the Kanto League Second Division and in 2010 they were promoted to the First Division. They have announced intentions to potentially become a J. League club; however, given the saturation of clubs in the Kanto region and their identity as an ethnic club, progress is unlikely.
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