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 played 26 matches consisting of a home and away fixture against every other team. After all games had been played, the top 6 teams entered the championship playoffs to determine the overall champion. The playoff fixtures took 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 resumed 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 was 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

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1-1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 8 724

Incheon United0-1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 24 772

FC Seoul2-0Daegu FC
Attendance: 19 015

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi1-1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 14 763

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2-1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 25 612

Busan I'Park0-1Jeju United
Attendance: 8 773

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 18 787

Round 2

Daegu FC1-2Incheon United
Attendance: 16 425

Gyeongnam FC1-3Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 17 826

Chunnam Dragons0-1FC Seoul
Attendance: 12 200

Daejeon Citizen1-3Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 13 747

Jeju United1-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 20 499

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1-1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 17 725

Busan I'Park2-1Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 4 237

Round 3

Incheon United1-2Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 10 720

Daegu FC2-2Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 5425

Pohang Steelers1-1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 10 042

FC Seoul1-0Jeju United
Attendance: 26 078

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi2-1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 3 628

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma3-1Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 4 721

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1-0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 20 317

Round 4

Chunnam Dragons0-0Incheon United
Attendance: 5 732

Daejeon Citizen0-0Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 5 423

Jeju United2-0Daegu FC
Attendance: 19 085

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1-2Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 6 953

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 3 645

Busan I'Park0-1Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 4 157

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma3-1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 10 507

Round 5

Incheon United3-2Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 15 687

Chunnam Dragons1-0Jeju United
Attendance: 5 350

Gyeongnam FC1-2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 5 473

Daegu FC2-1Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 5 372

Pohang Steelers0-1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 4 528

FC Seoul0-1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 55 397

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi0-3Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 7 897

Round 6

Jeju United0-2Incheon United
Attendance: 2 189

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors0-2Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 9 317

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 2 678

Busan I'Park1-4Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 4 073

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1-1Daegu FC
Attendance: 16 213

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1-1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 7 832

FC Seoul0-0Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 30 176

Round 7

Incheon United1-3Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 11 628

Jeju United1-1Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 2 169

Daejeon Citizen2-2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 10 122

Chunnam Dragons0-0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 7 757

Gyeongnam FC0-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 3 271

Daegu FC3-1Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 13 572

Pohang Steelers0-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 12 596

Round 8

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo1-1Incheon United
Attendance: 4 527

Busan I'Park0-2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 3 751

Suwon Samsung Bluewings3-0Jeju United
Attendance: 17 259

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma0-0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 4 827

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi2-2Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 4 633

FC Seoul0-3Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 18 758

Pohang Steelers1-3Daegu FC
Attendance: 5 084

Round 9

Incheon United2-2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 23 643


Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors0-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 29 112

Jeju United2-1Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 8 314

Daejeon Citizen0-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 28 074

Chunnam Dragons2-1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 13 800

Gyeongnam FC1-0Daegu FC
Attendance: 7 645

Round 10

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1-0Incheon United
Attendance: 21 304

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2-1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 8 974

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi4-0Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 6 374

FC Seoul1-1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 10 574

Pohang Steelers0-1Jeju United
Attendance: 5 077

Daegu FC1-1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 35 746

Gyeongnam FC2-0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 3 051

Round 11

Incheon United0-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 17 647

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1-2Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 30 216

Busan I'Park0-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 10 103

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 3 542

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors4-1Daegu FC
Attendance: 8 423

Jeju United1-1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 2 687

Daejeon Citizen1-1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 10 062

Round 12

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi1-0Incheon United
Attendance: 6 737

FC Seoul0-0Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 32 386

Pohang Steelers0-0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 12 106

Daegu FC1-1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 9 645

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-4Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 3 785

Chunnam Dragons1-0Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 11 270

Daejeon Citizen1-0Jeju United
Attendance: 13 523

Round 13

Incheon United2-2FC Seoul
Attendance: 22 765

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi0-0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 8 217

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma3-0Daegu FC
Attendance: 10 192

Suwon Samsung Bluewings5-3Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 27 816

Busan I'Park1-3Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 4 175

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo1-0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 8 587

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2-1Jeju United
Attendance: 8 778

Summer Break June 23 - August 8


Round 14

Incheon United2-1Daegu FC
Attendance: 13 767

Pohang Steelers2-1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 2 240

FC Seoul1-0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 13 875

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi2-1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 8 437

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2-0Jeju United
Attendance: 4 824

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2-3Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 21 813

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-3Busan I'Park
Attendance: 3 214

Round 15

Gyeongnam FC0-0Incheon United
Attendance: 11 214

Chunnam Dragons3-2Daegu FC
Attendance: 4 125

Daejeon Citizen3-0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 13 097

Jeju United2-2FC Seoul
Attendance: 2 833

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors0-0Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 15 327

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 5 734

Busan I'Park1-2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 11 075

Round 16

Incheon United2-1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 13 872

Gyeongnam FC1-2Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 8 124

Daegu FC3-0Jeju United
Attendance: 10 023

Pohang Steelers1-3Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 5 287

FC Seoul0-0Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 15 866

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi0-0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 13 870

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2-1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 31 726

Round 17

Daejeon Citizen0-1Incheon United
Attendance: 18 101

Jeju United2-1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 1 506

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2-3Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 15 711

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo2-1Daegu FC
Attendance: 9 633

Busan I'Park1-2Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 4 765

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2-1FC Seoul
Attendance: 41 819

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1-1Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 8 988

Round 18

Incheon United1-1Jeju United
Attendance: 10 738

Daejeon Citizen2-0Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 19 212

Chunnam Dragons2-0Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 10 200

Gyeongnam FC2-0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 4 219

Daegu FC1-2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 44 215

Pohang Steelers2-1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 11 097

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi0-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 13 574

Round 19

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors0-0Incheon United
Attendance: 6 377

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo0-2Jeju United
Attendance: 3 887

Busan I'Park1-0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 4 816

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1-0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 22 138

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1-2Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 4 235

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi2-1Daegu FC
Attendance: 6 275

FC Seoul3-0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 12 013

Round 20

Incheon United3-2Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 6 217

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1-1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 7 535

Jeju United0-1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 15 277

Daejeon Citizen1-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 18 184

Chunnam Dragons0-1Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 10 037

Gyeongnam FC1-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 11 258

Daegu FC2-2Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 2 537

Round 21

Busan I'Park0-0Incheon United
Attendance: 1 505

Suwon Samsung Bluewings0-0Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 25 170

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2-1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 9 240

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi2-2Jeju United
Attendance: 4 636

FC Seoul2-1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 14 632

Pohang Steelers1-0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 1 735

Daegu FC1-3Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 27 463

Round 22

Incheon United2-3Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 25 686

Busan I'Park1-3Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 1 873

Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo1-2Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 18 540

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1-1FC Seoul
Attendance: 6 178

Jeju United2-0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 2 064

Daejeon Citizen4-1Daegu FC
Attendance: 10 022

Chunnam Dragons2-1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 3 859

Round 23

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1-1Incheon United
Attendance: 7 842

Ulsan Hyundai Horangi2-0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 14 143

FC Seoul4-0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 18 572

Pohang Steelers2-1Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 5 396

Daegu FC1-1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 7 582

Gyeongnam FC3-1Jeju United
Attendance: 4 155

Chunnam Dragons1-2Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 12 687

Round 24

Incheon United1-0Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 19 676

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma0-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 8 842

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1-0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 26 123

Busan I'Park1-4Daegu FC
Attendance: 1 858

Gyeongnam FC1-0Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 4 075

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1-1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 4 328

Jeju United2-3Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 1 781

Round 25

FC Seoul2-1Incheon United
Attendance: 12 358

Pohang Steelers1-0Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 3 685

Daegu FC1-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 2 085

Gyeongnam FC0-0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 23 192

Chunnam Dragons0-0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 5 763

Daejeon Citizen2-0Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 16 347

Jeju United2-2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 1 231

Round 26

Pohang Steelers3-2Incheon United
Attendance: 4 074

Daegu FC1-0FC Seoul
Attendance: 12 945

Gyeongnam FC0-4Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Attendance: 17 826

Chunnam Dragons0-2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 5 835

Daejeon Citizen1-0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 38 724

Jeju United1-0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 2 128

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2-1Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo
Attendance: 5 173

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

Gyeongnam FC1 – 1
(AET, 3 PK 4)
Pohang Steelers
Cabore Goal 86' Lee Gwang-jae Goal 68'

Game B


Game C


Game D


Final

First Leg

Second Leg

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma0 – 1Pohang Steelers
Schwenck Goal 43'
Attendance: 18,924

agg 4–1, Pohang Steelers win


2007 K-League Winners
Pohang Steelers
4th Title

See also[edit]