Korean League Cup

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League Cup
Founded 1992
Abolished 2012
Region South Korea Korea Republic
Number of teams 16
Last champions Ulsan Hyundai (2011)
Most successful club(s) Suwon Samsung Bluewings
(6th title)
2011 Korean League Cup

The League Cup is a Korean professional football competition.

The origin competition is the 'Professional Football Championship'. This tournament played in 1986 can be seen as a forerunner of this competition.

Since 1992, League Cup has been named after its sponsor, giving it the following names:

During 1997-2000, There were supplementary League Cups

Winners[edit]

Titles By Season[edit]

Season Cup Titles Winners Runners-up
1986
Professional Football Championship Hyundai Horangi Daewoo Royals
1992
Adidas Cup Ilhwa Chunma LG Cheetahs
1993
Adidas Cup POSCO Atoms Hyundai Horang-i
1994
Adidas Cup Yukong Elephants LG Cheetahs
1995
Adidas Cup Hyundai Horang-i Ilhwa Chunma
1996
Adidas Cup Bucheon Yukong Pohang Atoms
1997 Adidas Cup Pusan Daewoo Royals Chunnam Dragons
1997s Prospecs Cup Pusan Daewoo Royals Pohang Steelers
1998 Adidas Korea Cup Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Bucheon SK
1998s Philip Morris Korea Cup Pusan Daewoo Royals Bucheon SK
1999 Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Anyang LG Cheetahs
1999s Daehanhwajae Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Pusan Daewoo Royals
2000 Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2000s Daehanhwajae Cup Bucheon SK Chunnam Dragons
2001
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Busan I'cons
2002
Adidas Cup Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2003
No Competition
2004 Samsung Hauzen Cup Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Daejeon Citizen
2005 Samsung Hauzen Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2006 Samsung Hauzen Cup FC Seoul Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2007 Samsung Hauzen Cup Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i FC Seoul
2008 Samsung Hauzen Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Chunnam Dragons
2009 Peace Cup Korea Pohang Steelers Busan I'Park
2010 Posco Cup FC Seoul Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2011 Rush & Cash Cup Ulsan Hyundai Busan I'Park

Titles By Club[edit]

  • K-League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records.[1]
Club Winners Runners-up
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008) 0
Ulsan Hyundai 5 (1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011) 3 (1993, 2002, 2005)
Busan IPark 3 (1997, 1997s, 1998s) 5 (1986, 1999s, 2001, 2009, 2011)
Seongnam FC 3 (1992, 2002, 2004) 3 (1995, 2000, 2006)
Jeju United 3 (1994, 1996, 2000s) 2 (1998, 1998s)
FC Seoul 2 (2006, 2010) 4 (1992, 1994, 1999, 2007)
Pohang Steelers 2 (1993, 2009) 2 (1996, 1997s)
Chunnam Dragons 0 3 (1997, 2000s, 2008)
Daejeon Citizen 0 1 (2004)
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 1 (2010)

Titles By City / Area[edit]

  • Since 1987 season : K-League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
City / Area Titles Clubs
Suwon
6
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
Seoul
4
Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010)
Ulsan
4
Hyundai Horangi (1995), Ulsan Hyundai Horangi (1998, 2007, 2011)
Busan
3
Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997s, 1998s)
Bucheon
2
Bucheon Yukong (1996), Bucheon SK, (2000s)
Seongnam
2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Pohang
2
POSCO Atoms (1993), Pohang Steelers (2009)

Titles By Province[edit]

  • Since 1987 season : K-League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
Province Titles City / Area Clubs
Capital Region
14
(6) Suwon Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
(4) Seoul Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010 )
(2) Bucheon Bucheon Yukong (1996), Bucheon SK (2000s)
(2) Seongnam Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Gyeongsang Region
9
(4) Ulsan Hyundai Horangi (1995), Ulsan Hyundai Horangi (1998, 2007, 2011 )
(3) Busan Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997s, 1998s)
(2) Pohang POSCO Atoms (1993), Pohang Steelers (2009)
Jeolla Region
0
Chungcheong Region
0
Gangwon Region
0
Jeju Region
0
*Horang-i means tiger, Chunma means pegasus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official K-League Annual Report (Korean)". K-League editorial division. 

External links[edit]