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.

Stage[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD comment
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
4. Gyeongnam FC 43 26 13 4 9 41 31 +10 Qualified
5. Pohang Steelers (C) 38 26 12 5 9 27 31 −4 Qualified
6. Daejeon Citizen 37 26 10 7 9 34 27 +7 Qualified
7. FC Seoul 37 26 8 13 5 23 16 +7
8. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 36 26 9 9 8 36 32 +4
9. Incheon United 33 26 8 9 9 30 32 −2
10. Chunnam Dragons 30 26 7 9 10 24 27 −3 FA Cup winner
11. Jeju United 30 26 8 6 12 27 35 −8
12. Daegu FC 24 26 6 6 14 35 46 −11
13. Busan I'Park 20 26 4 8 14 20 39 −19
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

Results[edit]

Round 1



March 4
FC Seoul 2-0 Daegu FC

Attendance: 19 015



March 4
Busan I'Park 0-1 Jeju United

Attendance: 8 773


Round 2

March 11
Daegu FC 1-2 Incheon United

Attendance: 16 425

March 10
Gyeongnam FC 1-3 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 17 826

March 11
Chunnam Dragons 0-1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 12 200





Round 3

March 17
Incheon United 1-2 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 10 720

March 18
Daegu FC 2-2 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 5425


March 18
FC Seoul 1-0 Jeju United

Attendance: 26 078




Round 4


March 31
Daejeon Citizen 0-0 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 5 423

March 31
Jeju United 2-0 Daegu FC

Attendance: 19 085





Round 5


April 7
Chunnam Dragons 1-0 Jeju United

Attendance: 5 350



April 7
Pohang Steelers 0-1 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 4 528



Round 6

April 15
Jeju United 0-2 Incheon United

Attendance: 2 189



April 14
Busan I'Park 1-4 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 4 073



April 14
FC Seoul 0-0 Ulsan Hyundai Horangi

Attendance: 30 176

Round 7



April 21
Daejeon Citizen 2-2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 10 122



April 21
Daegu FC 3-1 Ulsan Hyundai Horangi

Attendance: 13 572

April 21
Pohang Steelers 0-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 12 596

Round 8






April 28
FC Seoul 0-3 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 18 758

April 28
Pohang Steelers 1-3 Daegu FC

Attendance: 5 084

Round 9

May 5
Incheon United 2-2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 23 643




May 5
Daejeon Citizen 0-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 28 074


May 5
Gyeongnam FC 1-0 Daegu FC

Attendance: 7 645

Round 10





May 12
Pohang Steelers 0-1 Jeju United

Attendance: 5 077

May 12
Daegu FC 1-1 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 35 746

May 12
Gyeongnam FC 2-0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 3 051

Round 11



May 19
Busan I'Park 0-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 10 103



May 19
Jeju United 1-1 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 2 687


Round 12




May 26
Daegu FC 1-1 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 9 645



May 26
Daejeon Citizen 1-0 Jeju United

Attendance: 13 523

Round 13

June 16
Incheon United 2-2 FC Seoul

Attendance: 22 765




June 16
Busan I'Park 1-3 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 4 175



Summer Break June 23 - August 8


Round 14

August 8
Incheon United 2-1 Daegu FC

Attendance: 13 767

August 8
Pohang Steelers 2-1 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 2 240

August 8
FC Seoul 1-0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 13 875





Round 15

August 11
Gyeongnam FC 0-0 Incheon United

Attendance: 11 214

August 11
Chunnam Dragons 3-2 Daegu FC

Attendance: 4 125

August 11
Daejeon Citizen 3-0 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 13 097

August 11
Jeju United 2-2 FC Seoul

Attendance: 2 833




Round 16

August 15
Incheon United 2-1 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 13 872

August 15
Gyeongnam FC 1-2 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 8 124

August 15
Daegu FC 3-0 Jeju United

Attendance: 10 023


August 15
FC Seoul 0-0 Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo

Attendance: 15 866



Round 17

August 18
Daejeon Citizen 0-1 Incheon United

Attendance: 18 101

August 18
Jeju United 2-1 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 1 506



August 18
Busan I'Park 1-2 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 4 765



Round 18

August 25
Incheon United 1-1 Jeju United

Attendance: 10 738



August 25
Gyeongnam FC 2-0 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 4 219



August 25
Ulsan Hyundai Horangi 0-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 13 574

Round 19



August 28
Busan I'Park 1-0 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 4 816



August 28
Ulsan Hyundai Horangi 2-1 Daegu FC

Attendance: 6 275

August 28
FC Seoul 3-0 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 12 013

Round 20






September 1
Gyeongnam FC 1-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 11 258

September 1
Daegu FC 2-2 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 2 537

Round 21

September 15
Busan I'Park 0-0 Incheon United

Attendance: 1 505




September 15
FC Seoul 2-1 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 14 632

September 15
Pohang Steelers 1-0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 1 735

September 15
Daegu FC 1-3 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 27 463

Round 22




September 22
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1-1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 6 178

September 22
Jeju United 2-0 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 2 064

September 22
Daejeon Citizen 4-1 Daegu FC

Attendance: 10 022

September 22
Chunnam Dragons 2-1 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 3 859

Round 23



September 29
FC Seoul 4-0 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 18 572


September 29
Daegu FC 1-1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Attendance: 7 582

September 29
Gyeongnam FC 3-1 Jeju United

Attendance: 4 155

September 29
Chunnam Dragons 1-2 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 12 687

Round 24


October 6
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 0-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 8 842


October 6
Busan I'Park 1-4 Daegu FC

Attendance: 1 858



October 6
Jeju United 2-3 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 1 781

Round 25

October 10
FC Seoul 2-1 Incheon United

Attendance: 12 358


October 10
Daegu FC 1-2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Attendance: 2 085


October 10
Chunnam Dragons 0-0 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 5 763



Round 26

October 14
Pohang Steelers 3-2 Incheon United

Attendance: 4 074

October 14
Daegu FC 1-0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 12 945




October 14
Jeju United 1-0 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 2 128


Top scorers[edit]

This list is including championship playoff goals

Pos Name Team Goals Pld
1 Brazil Cabore Gyeongnam FC 18 26
2 Brazil Denilson Daejeon Citizen 14 24
= Montenegro Dejan Damjanović Incheon United 14 26
4 Republic of Macedonia Stevica Ristić Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 13 25
5 Brazil Luizinho Daegu FC 11 23
6 Brazil Mota Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 9 21
7 Brazil Adriano Chuva Daejeon Citizen 8 14
= South Korea Lee Keun-Ho Daegu FC 8 20
= Brazil Sandro Hiroshi Chunnam Dragons 8 26
= South Korea Woo Sung-Yong Ulsan Hyundai Horangi 8 26

Attendance[edit]

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.

Team Avg Total Min Max
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 25,194 327,526 16,213 41,819
FC Seoul 21,513 279,670 10,574 55,397
Incheon United 16,671 216,728 6,217 25,686
Daegu FC 15,007 180,090 2,085 44,215
Daejon Citizen 14,659 175,914 5,423 28,074
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 11,312 135,754 4,328 29,112
Gwangju Sangmu 8,861 115,196 2,678 28,637
Ulsan Horang-i 8,706 113,184 3,628 14,763
Gyeongnam FC 8,625 103,503 3,051 23,192
Chunnam Dragons 8,565 102,780 3,859 13,800
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 7,677 99,794 4,236 10,508
Jeju United 6,636 79,635 1,231 20,499
Pohang Steelers 6,572 78,873 1,735 12,596
Busan I'Park 5,012 65,161 1,505 11,075

Championship playoffs[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                         
  2  Suwon Samsung Bluewings Bye  
        
4  Gyeongnam FC 01 (3)0     2  Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0  
5  Pohang Steelers (PK) 01 (4)0       5  Pohang Steelers 1  
5  Pohang Steelers 2
     
  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
 
      

Format[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

Game A

October 20
Gyeongnam FC 1 – 1
(AET, 3 PK 4)
Pohang Steelers
Cabore Goal 86' Lee Gwang-jae Goal 68'
Changwon Civil Stadium, Changwon
Attendance: 8,965

Game B


Game C


Game D


Final

First Leg

Second Leg

agg 4–1, Pohang Steelers win


2007 K-League Winners
Pohang Steelers
4th Title

See also[edit]