2007 K League
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The 2007 season of the K-League kicked off on March 3. The league's previous split-season format was replaced by a combined 26-game single-season schedule. Each team will play 26 matches consisting of a home and away fixture against every other team. After all games have been played, the top 6 teams will enter the championship playoffs to determine the overall champion. The playoff fixtures are set to take place in late October, with the Final being played on two legs in early November.
The league took a break after Round 13 (June 23), as a result of the Asian Cup taking place between July 7 and July 29. The league will resume with Round 14 (August 8).
The league cup format changed as well. In 2006, all teams played one game against every other team, hence the champion was decided on a-13 game schedule. 2007's cup will sport 12 teams (except Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma and Chunnam Dragons who are participating in the AFC Champions League 2007), split into 2 Groups. The pool-league will be based on home and away.
- Top six teams qualify for the Championship playoffs.
|1.||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||55||26||16||7||3||43||18||+25||Champion|
|2.||Suwon Samsung Bluewings||51||26||15||6||5||36||24||+12||Runner-up|
|3.||Ulsan Hyundai Horangi||45||26||12||9||5||34||22||+12||Qualified|
|5.||Pohang Steelers (C)||38||26||12||5||9||27||31||−4||Qualified|
|8.||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||36||26||9||9||8||36||32||+4|
|10.||Chunnam Dragons||30||26||7||9||10||24||27||−3||FA Cup winner|
|14.||Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo||12||26||2||6||18||14||44||−30|
|Qualification for playoffs and 2008 AFC Champions League|
|Qualification for playoffs (finals)|
|Qualification for playoffs (semifinals)|
|Qualification for playoffs|
Note: 2007 Korean FA Cup winner also qualified for 2008 AFC Champions League
Summer Break June 23 - August 8
This list is including championship playoff goals
|=||Dejan Damjanović||Incheon United||14||26|
|4||Stevica Ristić||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||13||25|
|6||Mota||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||9||21|
|7||Adriano Chuva||Daejeon Citizen||8||14|
|=||Lee Keun-Ho||Daegu FC||8||20|
|=||Sandro Hiroshi||Chunnam Dragons||8||26|
|=||Woo Sung-Yong||Ulsan Hyundai Horangi||8||26|
At the end of the 2007 season, the K-League attracted 2,073,808 fans and an average of 11,786 fans per game. That puts the K-League at 15th in the world for average attendances for domestic premier leagues for association football (just six fans per match less than the Russian Premier League). Here is a team-by-team report on attendance.
|Suwon Samsung Bluewings||25,194||327,526||16,213||41,819|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||11,312||135,754||4,328||29,112|
|Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||7,677||99,794||4,236||10,508|
|First round||Second round||Semifinals||Finals|
|2||Suwon Samsung Bluewings||Bye|
|4||Gyeongnam FC||1 (3)||2||Suwon Samsung Bluewings||0|
|5||Pohang Steelers (PK)||1 (4)||5||Pohang Steelers||1|
|3||Ulsan Hyundai Horangi||2||3||Ulsan Hyundai Horangi||1|
|6||Daejeon Citizen||0||5||Pohang Steelers||3||1||4|
|1||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||1||0||1|
|1||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||Bye|
The top six teams in the final table qualify for the playoffs. Fourth will play fifth and third will play sixth. The winners of those two games will then playoff against each other; the winner will then playoff against the team that finished in second place. Finally, the winner of this playoff will face the team that finished in first place over two legs to decide the overall league champions.
|Gyeongnam FC||1 – 1
(AET, 3 PK 4)
|Cabore 86'||Lee Gwang-jae 68'|
|Ulsan Hyundai Horangi||2 – 0||Daejeon Citizen|
|Lee Sang-ho 39'
Park Dong-hyuk 69'
|Ulsan Hyundai Horangi||1 – 2||Pohang Steelers|
|Woo Sung-yong 70'||Hwang Jae-won 34'
Lee Gwang-jae 76'
|Suwon Samsung Bluewings||0 – 1||Pohang Steelers|
|Park Won-jae 86'|
|Pohang Steelers||3 – 1||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma|
|Park Won-jae 31'
Ko Ki-gu 73'
Lee Gwang-jae 74'
|Jang Hak-young 90+1'|
|Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||0 – 1||Pohang Steelers|
agg 4–1, Pohang Steelers win
|2007 K-League Winners|