Jeju United FC

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Jeju United
제주 유나이티드
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Full name Jeju United Football Club
제주 유나이티드 FC
Founded 1982; 32 years ago (1982), as Yukong FC [1]
Ground Jeju World Cup Stadium
Ground Capacity 35,657
Owner SK Energy
Chairman Koo Ja-Young
Manager Park Kyung-Hoon
League K-League
2013 9th
Website Club home page
Current season

The Jeju United Football Club (Korean:제주 유나이티드 FC) is a South Korean professional football club. The club is based in Jeju, South Korea. In the past, the club has been known by the names Yukong Elephants Football Club and Bucheon SK.

History[edit]

An original member of the K-League founded on 17 December 1983, the team was then called the Yukong Elephants. Yukong was owned and financially supported by the Sunkyoung Group's subsidiary, Yukong (currently SK Group's "SK Energy"), along with Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi as its franchise. The Kokkiri ("elephant) was its mascot. The club won the league championship on only one occasion (in 1989).

At the end of 1995 the side moved from the Dongdaemun Stadium in Seoul to the Mokdong Stadium on the western edge of Seoul, as part of K-League's decentralization policy.[2]

Three clubs based in Seoul–the Yukong Elephants, LG Cheetahs, and Ilhwa Chunma–didn't accept this policy, so the Seoul government gave an eviction order to the three clubs. However they guaranteed that if clubs built a soccer-specific stadium in Seoul, they could have a Seoul franchise and return to Seoul. As a result, the three clubs were evicted from Seoul to other cities. The Yukong Elephants moved to the city of Bucheon, a satellite city of Seoul, (25 km away). Mid-way through the 1997 season, the club re-branded itself as Bucheon SK.

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Because the city of Bucheon didn't have a stadium, they used Mokdong Stadium in Seoul until 2000. At the start of the 2001 season, the team moved to the 35,545 seat Bucheon Leports Complex.

In 2006, Bucheon SK announced their move to Jeju without any fore notice, renamed themselves "Jeju United FC," and adopted the vacant Jeju World Cup Stadium as their new home ground.

On January 3, 2008, Jeju appointed Arthur Bernardes for new manager. On October 14, 2009, Arthur Bernardes announced his resignation due to Jeju's bad form in the K-League.

Franchise relocation history[edit]

Club Name City / Area Period
Yukong Elephants Seoul+Incheon+Gyeonggi 1983[1]
Yukong Elephants Seoul 1984–86[1]
Yukong Elephants Incheon+Gyeonggi 1987–1990
Yukong Elephants Seoul - Dongdaemun Stadium 1991–1995
Bucheon Yukong
Bucheon SK
Seoul - Mokdong Stadium[2] 1996–2000
Bucheon SK Bucheon - Bucheon Stadium 2001–2005
Jeju United FC Jeju - Jeju World Cup Stadium 2006–present

[1] During 1983-1986, K-League didn't have home and away system, so franchise relocations were meaningless at that time.
[2] Bucheon SK held all home matches at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul until 2000, Because Bucheon Stadium was under construction.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 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 Kim Ho-Jun
2 South Korea DF Jung Da-Hwon
3 South Korea DF Han Yong-Su
4 South Korea DF Kang Joon-Woo
5 South Korea DF Oh Ban-Suk
6 South Korea DF Hwang Do-Yeon
8 South Korea MF Oh Seung-Bum (captain)
9 South Korea FW Kim Hyun
10 South Korea MF Song Jin-Hyung
11 South Korea FW Hwang Il-Su
13 South Korea FW Bae Il-Hwan
14 South Korea MF Yoon Bit-Garam
15 Australia DF Aleksandar Jovanović
16 South Korea MF Kim Young-Sin
17 South Korea MF Heo Beom-San
18 South Korea MF Jin Dae-Sung
No. Position Player
19 Chile MF Hugo Droguett
20 Colombia MF Juan Estiven Vélez
21 South Korea GK Kim Kyeong-Min
22 South Korea DF Kim Soo-Beom
23 South Korea MF Jwa Joon-Hyup
24 South Korea DF Lee Yong
25 South Korea FW Lee Hyun-ho
26 South Korea MF Park Su-Chang
27 South Korea DF Kim Bong-Rae
28 South Korea DF Hwang In-Ho
29 South Korea MF Cho Jun-Hyun
30 South Korea MF Bae Se-Hyun
31 South Korea GK Kim In-Seok
35 South Korea MF Kim Sang-Won
37 South Korea MF Jang Eun-Kyu
41 South Korea GK Kim Hyeong-Rok

Long-term injured player[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 Shin Young-Rok (Brugada Syndrome)

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
33 South Korea FW Kang Su-Il (to Pohang Steelers)
South Korea GK Jeon Tae-Hyun (to Police FC for military service)
South Korea MF Kwon Soon-Hyung (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea MF Yang Joon-A (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
No. Position Player
South Korea FW Seo Dong-Hyun (to Police FC for military service)
South Korea FW Shim Young-Sung (to Pocheon FC)
South Korea FW Ryu Seung-Woo (to Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
 

Former Notable players[edit]

Managers[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager South Korea Park Kyung-Hoon
Assistant Manager South Korea Lee Do-Young
First Team Coach South Korea Choi Young-jun
First Team Coach South Korea Kim Young-Min
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Lee Chung-Ho
Chief Scout South Korea Park Dong-Woo

Managerial history[edit]

- K-League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's

# Name Start End Season Notes
1
South Korea Lee Jong-Hwan 1982/04/20 1985/07/21 1983–1985 Resigned in the middle of season
2
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam 1985/07/21 1992/05/12 1985–1992 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Park Young-Hwan
(Caretaker manager)
1986/??/?? 1986/??/?? 1986 Kim Jung-Nam was called up
as a natioal team manager for
1986 FIFA World Cup,
1986 Asian Games
C
South Korea Choi Jong-Duk
(Caretaker manager)
1988/07/13 1988/09/14 1988 Kim Jung-Nam was called up
as a natioal team manager for
1988 Summer Olympics
C South Korea Park Sung-Wha
South Korea Ham Heung-Chul
(Caretaker manager)
1992/05/12 1992/12/19 1992
3
South Korea Park Sung-Hwa 1992/12/20 1994/10/29 1993–1994
C
South Korea Cho Yoon-Hwan
(Caretaker manager)
1994/10/30 1994/12/31 1994
4
Russia Valeri Nepomniachi 1995/01/01 1998/10/31 1995–1998
C
South Korea Cho Yoon-Hwan
(Caretaker manager)
1998/11/01 1998/12/31 1998
5
South Korea Cho Yoon-Hwan 1999/01/01 2001/08/14 1999–2001 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Choi Yun-Kyum
(Caretaker manager)
2001/08/14 2001/08/31 2001
6
South Korea Choi Yun-Kyum 2001/09/01 2002/09/01 2001–2002 Resigned in the middle of season
7
Turkey Tınaz Tırpan 2002/09/02 2003/05/14 2002–2003 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Ha Jae-Hoon
(Caretaker manager)
2003/05/14 2003/07/18 2003
8
South Korea Ha Jae-Hoon 2003/07/19 2003/12/31 2003
9
South Korea Jung Hae-Seong 2004/01/01 2007/11/03 2004–2007
10
Brazil Arthur Bernardes 2008/01/04 2009/10/14 2008–2009 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Cho Jin-Ho
(Caretaker manager)
2009/10/14 2009/10/29 2009
11
South Korea Park Kyung-Hoon 2009/10/30 2010–present

Honours[edit]

- K League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's

Domestic competitions[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Records[edit]

Season Division Teams Pos. FA Cup AFC CL
1983 1 5 3 - -
1984 1 8 2 - -
1985 1 8 5 - -
1986 1 6 4 - -
1987 1 5 3 - -
1988 1 5 3 - -
1989 1 6 1 - -
1990 1 6 4 - -
1991 1 6 4 - -
1992 1 6 6 - -
1993 1 6 5 - -
1994 1 7 2 - -
1995 1 8 4 - -
1996 1 9 4 Semi-final -
1997 1 10 10 Quarter-finals -
1998 1 10 7 Round of 16 -
1999 1 10 3 Quarter-final -
2000 1 10 2 Semi-final -
2001 1 10 7 Round of 16 -
2002 1 10 8 Round of 16 -
2003 1 12 12 Semi-final -
2004 1 13 13 Runners-up -
2005 1 13 5 Round of 16 -
2006 1 14 13 Round of 32 -
2007 1 14 11 Semi-final -
2008 1 14 10 Round of 32 -
2009 1 15 14 Quarter-final -
2010 1 15 2 Semi-final -
2011 1 16 9 Round of 16 Group Stage
2012 1 16 6 Semi-final -
2013 1 14 9 Semi-final -
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

Crest[edit]

Kit supplier[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Club Profile at K League Website
  2. ^ Note:This policy was carried out due to two reasons. In 1995, Korea was under bidding for 2002 FIFA World Cup. So first reason is that KFA and K-League want to build a soccer-specific stadium in Seoul and second reason is that KFA and K-League want to spread football to the provinces.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
POSCO Atoms
K-League Champions
1989
Succeeded by
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso