Seongnam FC

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Seongnam FC
성남 FC
Seongnam FC.png
Full name Seongnam Football Club
성남시민프로축구단
Founded 1989; 25 years ago (1989), as Ilhwa Chunma FC[1]
Ground Tancheon Sports Complex
Ground Capacity 16,250
Chairman Lee Jae Myung
Manager Lee Sang-yoon (caretaker manager)
League K League Classic
2013 Season 8th
Website Club home page
Current season
Seongnam FC
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Seongnam FC
McCune–Reischauer Sŏngnam FC

Seongnam FC (Korean: 성남 FC) is a South Korean professional football club, based in Seongnam, South Korea, Seongnam is satellite city of Seoul, 28 km away. Seongnam plays in the K League Classic. Founded as Ilhwa Chunma Football Club in 1989, the club is the most successful in Korean football, having won a record 7 League titles, 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, and 2 AFC Champions League titles.

Seongnam placed 5th in the IFFHS Asian Club of the 20th Century.[2]

In 2014, the club was bought by the Seongnam Government and was officially renamed Seongnam FC[3]

History[edit]

The club was founded on 18 March 1989 as Ilhwa Chunma Football Club[1] with the club based in Seoul. The club was successful from its beginning, winning its first League Cup three years later in 1992 and winning three consecutive league titles from 1993 to 1995. But the club was forced to move in 1996, as part of the K League's decentralization policy. This policy was carried out due to two reasons - the first reason was that the KFA and the K League wanted to build a soccer-specific stadium in Seoul and the second reason was that the KFA and the K League wanted to spread football fever to the provinces. The three clubs based in Seoul - Ilhwa Chunma, LG Cheetahs, Yukong Elephants didn't accept this policy, resulting in the Korean government giving eviction orders to the 3 clubs. However, they guaranteed if the clubs built a soccer-specific stadium in Seoul, they could have a Seoul franchise and then return to Seoul. As a result, three clubs were evicted from Seoul to other cities, Ilhwa Chunma moved to the city of Cheonan and changed its name to Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma.

Several unsuccessful seasons followed, and when they finished at the bottom of the league for the second consecutive time in 1999, the club moved to the Seoul satellite city of Seongnam and renamed themselves Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma. The move worked out very well, as the rejuvenated club went on to win three consecutive K League titles from 2001 to 2003.

A disappointing 2004 campaign saw them meekly relinquish their title. However, they reached the final of the 2004 AFC Champions League, where despite winning the away leg 3-1, they lost the home leg 5-0 to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad and lost the tie 6-3 on aggregate.

The club bounced back to the forefront of Korean football in style as they claimed their seventh league title in 2006, defeating Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3-1 on aggregate in the championship playoff final. This was their 7th K League title which is a record out of all the K League clubs.

Before they were defeated by Suwon Bluewings 2-1 on 15 July 2007 in the 2007 season, they had not lost for 22 consecutive league matches - the third longest streak in the history of the K League.

Seongnam reached the final of the 2007 K League Championship but were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Pohang Steelers, despite finishing first place in the regular season. This brought controversy about the playoffs system.

In 2008, they moved their home stadium to Seongnam 1 Stadium for their summer season, due to the rebuilding of Tancheon Sports Complex. However, due to the delay of the reconstruction of Tancheon Sports Complex they returned to their home stadium.

On 13 November 2010, Seongnam beat Iranian club Zob Ahan FC 3-1 in the final of the 2010 AFC Champions League. This was their second AFC Champions League title and qualified them directly into the quarter finals stage of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup. Seongnam finished the tournament in 4th place.

In December 2013, Seongnam City took over the club from Ilhwa Co., Ltd.

The conflict about the relocation[edit]

During the 2013 season, there were rumors that the club was going to be sold to Ansan. Ansan's mayor, after the rumor was reported by the press, also stated officially that Ansan is planning to purchase Seongnam Ilhwa from Ilhwa. 800 estimated supporters (SF1080, YRU, YF Boys, Chunma Bulsa, Ultras Giovani) protested infront of the Seongnam city hall, and inside Seongnam's former stadium, Seongnam 1 Stadium stating; the Seongnam city's ignorance and a wrong decision to send the most successful club in the K-League Classic's history away.

On October 2013, Seongnam's mayor Lee, Jae-Myung had a conference and stated that the Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Football Club will be sold to Seongnam City Government and will be succeeding the history.[4] Therefore, Seongnam Football Club (Seongnam FC) run by Seongnam City Government will be participating in the K League Classic 2014 season.

Records[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 March 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 Jeon Sang-Wook
2 South Korea DF Kwak Hae-Sung
3 South Korea DF Park Hee-Sung
5 South Korea DF Sim Woo-Yeon
6 South Korea DF Park Jin-Po (captain)
7 South Korea MF Kim Chul-Ho
9 South Korea FW Kim Dong-Sub
10 Uzbekistan MF Server Djeparov
11 South Korea MF Kim Tae-Hwan
12 Brazil MF Valdivia
13 South Korea FW Kim Dong-Hee
14 South Korea MF Jung Seon-Ho
15 South Korea MF Kim Pyung-Rae
16 South Korea FW Hwang Ui-Jo
17 South Korea FW Lee Min-Woo
18 South Korea MF Lee Chang-Hoon
No. Position Player
19 South Korea MF Na Jin-Sung
20 South Korea DF Yun Young-Sun
21 South Korea GK Kwon Tae-An
22 South Korea MF Lee Jong-Won
23 South Korea MF Kim Young-Nam
24 South Korea MF Jang Suk-Won
25 South Korea MF Jung Woo-Jae
26 South Korea DF Lim Chae-Min
27 South Korea MF Kim Nam-Geon
28 South Korea GK Park Jun-Hyuk
29 South Korea DF Yoo Chung-Yoon
31 South Korea DF Park Jae-Sung
32 Montenegro FW Ivan Vuković
33 South Korea MF Yeom Yoo-Shin
41 South Korea GK Yang Han-Been
89 South Korea GK Jung San

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 DF Song Han-Ki (at Gyeongju KHNP)
South Korea MF Kim Seong-Jun (at Cerezo Osaka)

Notable former players[edit]

Current Staff[edit]

As of 24 April, 2014

Coaching Staff[edit]

U-18 Team (Pungsaeng High School) Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Mangager: South Korea Kim Woo-Jae
  • Coach: South Korea Kim Jong-Chun
  • Goalkeeper Coach: South Korea Kim Hee-Ho

U-15 Team (Pungsaeng Middle School) Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Manager: South Korea Yoo Sung-Woo
  • Coach: South Korea Seo Kwang-Woon

Managers[edit]

# Name From To Season Notes
1
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 1988/09/16 1996/04/02 1989–1995
C
South Korea Won Heung-Jae 1990/04/27 1990/06/27 1990
C
South Korea Lee Jang-Soo 1996/04/03 1996/08/17 1996
2
1996/08/18 1996/12/05 1996
3
Belgium René Desaeyere 1996/12/18 1998/09/08 1997–1998
4
South Korea Cha Kyung-Bok 1998/09/09 2004/12/01 1998–2004
C
South Korea Kim Hak-Beom 2004/12/07 2004/12/29 2004 In FA Cup, He was manager.
5
2004/12/30 2008/11/27 2005–2008
C
South Korea Shin Tae-Yong 2008/12/06 2010/02/17 2009
6
2010/02/18 2012/12/08 2010–2012
7
South Korea Ahn Ik-Soo 2012/12/14 2013/12/22 2013
8
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 2013/12/23 2014/04/22 2014
C
South Korea Lee Sang-Yoon 2014/04/22 Present 2014-

Honours[edit]

2010 AFC Champions League winner Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

Domestic[edit]

Winners (7): 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006
Runners-up (3): 1992, 2007, 2009
Winners (2): 1999, 2011
Runners-up (3): 1997, 2000, 2009
Winners (1): 2002
Runners-up (2): 2000, 2004
Winners (3): 1992, 2002, 2004
Runners-up (3): 1995, 2000, 2006

International[edit]

Winners (2): 1995, 2010
Runners-up (2): 1996-97, 2004
Winners (1): 1996
Winners (1): 2004
Winners (1): 1996
Winners (1): 2012
Runners-Up (1): 2012

Kit Supplier[edit]

Crest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Thai Farmers Bank
Thailand
Champions of Asia
1995-96
Succeeded by
Pohang Steelers
South Korea
Preceded by
Pohang Steelers
South Korea
Champions of Asia
2010
Succeeded by
Al-Sadd SC
Qatar
Preceded by
POSCO Atoms
K League Champions
1993 · 1994 · 1995
Succeeded by
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
Preceded by
Anyang LG Cheetahs
K League Champions
2001 · 2002 · 2003
Succeeded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Preceded by
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
K League Champions
2006
Succeeded by
Pohang Steelers