2011 in South Korean football

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The 2011 season began on 5 March 2011 for the K-League and Challengers League, with the Korea National League starting 7 days later on 12 March 2011.

Honors[edit]

League
Competition Start End Champions
K-League 5 March 4 December Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Korea National League 12 March 20 November Ulsan Mipo Dolphins
Challengers League 5 March 13 November Gyeongju Citizen
WK-League 21 March 29 September Goyang Daekyo Kangaroos
Cup
Competition Start End Winners
Korean FA Cup 12 March 15 October Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
K-League Cup 16 March 13 July Ulsan Hyundai
National League Cup 19 June 30 June Ulsan Mipo Dolphins
Challengers Cup 5 August 13 August Icheon Citizen

League tables[edit]

K-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (C) (Q) 30 18 9 3 67 32 +35 63 2011 K-League Championship and
2012 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Pohang Steelers (Q) 30 17 8 5 59 33 +26 59 2011 K-League Championship and
2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
2
3 FC Seoul 30 16 7 7 56 38 +18 55 2011 K-League Championship and
the winner of Playoffs among four
qualifies to
2012 AFC Champions League Group stage
2
4 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 30 17 4 9 51 33 +18 55
5 Busan I'Park 30 13 7 10 49 43 +6 46
6 Ulsan Hyundai (O) (Q) 30 13 7 10 33 29 +4 46
7 Chunnam Dragons 30 11 10 9 33 29 +4 43
8 Gyeongnam FC 30 12 6 12 41 40 +1 42
9 Jeju United 30 10 10 10 44 45 −1 40
10 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (Q) 30 9 8 13 43 47 −4 35 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage1
11 Gwangju FC 30 9 8 13 32 43 −11 35
12 Daegu FC 30 8 9 13 35 46 −11 33
13 Incheon United 30 6 14 10 31 40 −9 32
14 Sangju Sangmu Phoenix 30 7 8 15 36 53 −17 29
15 Daejeon Citizen 30 6 9 15 31 59 −28 27
16 Gangwon FC 30 3 6 21 14 45 −31 15

Updated to games played on 30 October 2011.
Source: K-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1: Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma qualified for the 2012 AFC Champions League group stage as 2011 Korean FA Cup winners.
2.: Ulsan Hyundai, winner of 2011 K-League Championship semifinal, qualified for the 2012 AFC Champions League group stage, while Pohang Steelers, the loser of the semifinal, qualified for the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Championship[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                         
  0 (bye) 0  
2 Pohang Steelers 0  
4 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1     2 Pohang Steelers 0  
5 Busan I'Park 0       6 Ulsan Hyundai 1  
4 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1 (1)
     
  3 FC Seoul 1     6 Ulsan Hyundai (p) 1 (3)  
6 Ulsan Hyundai 3       6 Ulsan Hyundai 1 1 2
  1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 2 4
     
 
0 (bye) 0
 
1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0

Korea National League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dolphin 26 17 2 7 53 34 +19 53 Championship playoff
2 Goyang KB Kookmin Bank 26 13 8 5 37 25 +12 47
3 Gangneung City 26 12 10 4 40 25 +15 46
4 Busan Transportation Corporation 26 11 8 7 29 27 +2 41
5 Changwon City 26 11 7 8 37 36 +1 40
6 Incheon Korail 26 11 6 9 29 23 +6 39
7 Suwon City 26 8 11 7 28 23 +5 35
8 Daejeon KHNP 26 9 8 9 40 38 +2 35
9 Cheonan City 26 9 8 9 31 31 0 35
10 Gimhae City 26 10 3 13 39 44 −5 33
11 Yongin City 26 5 11 10 22 32 −10 26
12 Ansan Hallelujah 26 5 8 13 25 42 −17 23
13 Mokpo City 26 5 6 15 25 36 −11 21
14 Chungju Hummel 26 5 6 15 25 44 −19 21

Updated to games played on 29 October 2011.
Source: Korea National League (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Championship playoff[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                         
  0 (bye) 0  
2 Goyang Kookmin Bank 0  
3 Gangneung City 3     2 Goyang Kookmin Bank 3  
6 Incheon Korail 2       5 Changwon City 2  
3 Gangneung City 1
     
  4 Busan Transportation Co. 0     5 Changwon City 3  
5 Changwon City 1       2 Goyang Kookmin Bank 1 0 1
  1 Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 1 1 2
     
 
0 (bye) 0
 
1 Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 0

Challengers League[edit]

Group A
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Yangju Citizen 22 15 5 2 52 28 +24 50 Championship playoff
2 Gyeongju Citizen 22 13 6 3 57 24 +33 45
3 Bucheon FC 1995 22 8 5 9 37 31 +6 29
4 Jeonju FC 22 7 8 7 29 34 −5 29
5 Seoul United 22 7 5 10 44 46 −2 26
6 Namyangju United 22 5 5 12 40 56 −16 20
7 Yeonggwang FC 22 4 3 15 26 51 −25 15
8 Asan United 22 3 6 13 37 73 −36 15

Updated to games played on 22 October 2011.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Group B
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Icheon Citizen 22 15 4 3 72 25 +47 49 Championship playoff
2 FC Pocheon 22 14 6 2 49 22 +27 48
3 Chuncheon FC 22 13 4 5 38 23 +15 43
4 Cheongju FC 22 11 7 4 43 25 +18 40
5 Seoul FC Martyrs 22 9 3 10 43 56 −13 30
6 Cheonan FC 22 6 2 14 37 55 −18 20
7 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 22 4 5 13 29 55 −26 17
8 Goyang Citizen 22 3 4 15 24 56 −32 13

Updated to games played on 22 October 2011.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-offs
  Semi-finals Final
                       
A1 Yangju Citizen (pen.) 1 (4)  
B2 FC Pocheon 1 (3)  
    A1 Yangju Citizen 1 2 3
  A2 Gyeongju Citizen 1 3 4
B1 Icheon Citizen 0 (2)
A2 Gyeongju Citizen (pen.) 0 (4)  

WK-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Goyang Daekyo Noonnoppi 21 19 1 1 64 16 +48 58 WK-League Championship
2 Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels 21 12 5 4 37 18 +19 41 WK-League Playoff
3 Suwon FMC 21 12 4 5 39 21 +18 40
4 Busan Sangmu 21 11 2 8 30 32 −2 35
5 Chungnam Ilhwa Chunma 21 8 3 10 24 35 −11 27
6 Seoul Amazones 21 5 9 7 19 26 −7 24
7 Jeonbuk KSPO 21 1 3 17 17 46 −29 6
8 Chungbuk Sportstoto 21 1 3 17 13 49 −36 6

Updated to games played on 5 September 2011.
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Playoffs[edit]

The playoff is played one leg and championship final is played over two legs.

  Play-off Championship final
                       
1 Goyang Daekyo Kangaroos (Bye)  
   
    1 Goyang Daekyo Kangaroos 2 3 5
  2 Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels 2 1 3
2 Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels (a.e.t.) 2
3 Suwon FMC 1  

Cups[edit]

Korean FA Cup[edit]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
                                   
Incheon United 2  
Yonsei University 1     Incheon United 0  
Seongnam Ilhwa 3   Seongnam Ilhwa 2  
Mokpo City 0       Seongnam Ilhwa 2  
Jeonbuk Hyundai 2       Busan I'Park 1  
Kyunghee University 1     Jeonbuk Hyundai 1
Cheonan City 1   Busan I'Park 2  
Busan I'Park 2       Seongnam Ilhwa 3  
Pohang Steelers 2       Pohang Steelers 1  
Daejeon KHNP 0     Pohang Steelers 1  
Daegu FC 2   Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 0  
Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 3       Pohang Steelers 4
Busan Kyotong 2       FC Seoul 2  
Gyeongnam FC 1     Busan Kyotong 0
FC Seoul 4   FC Seoul 1  
Yongin City 0       Seongnam Ilhwa 1
Gwangju FC 1       Suwon Bluewings 0
Suwon City 2     Suwon City 0  
Suwon Bluewings 3   Suwon Bluewings 1  
FC Pocheon 1       Suwon Bluewings 1  
Chunnam Dragons 1       Chunnam Dragons 0  
Konkuk University 0     Chunnam Dragons 1
Goyang Kookmin Bank 2   Jeju United 0  
Jeju United 4       Suwon Bluewings 3
Ansan Hallelujah 0       Ulsan Hyundai 2  
Ulsan Hyundai 1     Ulsan Hyundai 2  
Gangneung City 1   Sangju Sangmu 1  
Sangju Sangmu 2       Ulsan Hyundai 3
Chungju Hummel 0 (3)       Gangwon FC 0  
Gangwon FC (pen) 0 (4)     Gangwon FC (pen) 1 (4)
Gimhae City 0   Daejeon Citizen 1 (3)  
Daejeon Citizen 3  

K-League Cup[edit]

Group Round[edit]

Knockout Round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                 
Ulsan Hyundai 4
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1
Ulsan Hyundai 4
Gyeongnam FC 2
Gyeongnam FC 1
FC Seoul 0
Ulsan Hyundai 3
Busan I'Park 2
Pohang Steelers 1
Busan I'Park 2
Busan I'Park 2
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1
Jeju United FC 0 (2)
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (p) 0 (4)

National League Cup[edit]

Group Round[edit]

Knockout Round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                 
A1 Mokpo City 1
C2 Changwon City 2
C2 Changwon City (a.e.t.) 3
B1 Incheon Korail 2
B1 Incheon Korail (p) 0 (4)
D2 Yongin City 0 (3)
C2 Changwon City 0
B2 Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 3
C1 National Police Agency 1
A2 Cheonan City 0
C1 National Police Agency 0
B2 Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 1
D1 Gangneung City 2 (3)
B2 Ulsan Mipo Dolphins (p) 2 (4)

Challengers Cup[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
Bucheon FC 1995 (pen.)  0 (7) 
Cheongju Jikji  0 (6) 
Bucheon FC 1995 1
Asan Citizen 2
Jeonju EM  1 (2) 
Asan Citizen (pen.)  1 (4) 
Asan Citizen 0
Icheon Citizen 5
Yangju FC 1
FC Pocheon 3
FC Pocheon  2 (5) 
Icheon Citizen (pen.)  2 (6) 
Icheon Citizen
(bye)
Icheon Citizen (pen.)  1 (4) 
Gyeongju Citizen 1 (3)
Cheonan FC 1
Chuncheon FC 0
Cheonan FC 2
Seoul United 1
Yeonggwang FC 1
Seoul United 4
Cheonan FC 0
Gyeongju Citizen 5
Namyangju United 1
Gyeongju Citizen 4
Gyeongju Citizen (pen.) 1 (4)
Goyang FC 1 (3)
Seoul FC Martyrs 1
Goyang FC 5

South Korean clubs' performance in Asia[edit]

Champions League[edit]

South Korean clubs' score displayed first

Team Round Opponent 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
Jeju United Group Stage China Tianjin Teda 0–1 0–3 None
Australia Melbourne Victory 2–1 1–1
Japan Gamba Osaka 2–1 1–3
FC Seoul Group Stage United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 1–0 3–0 None
China Hangzhou Greentown 3–0 1–1
Japan Nagoya Grampus 1–1 0–2
Round of 16 Japan Kashima Antlers 3–0
Quarter-finals Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1–3 1–0 2–3
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Group Stage Australia Sydney 0–0 3–1 None
China Shanghai Shenhua 4–0 3–0
Japan Kashima Antlers 1–1 1–1
Round of 16 Japan Nagoya Grampus 2–0
Quarter-finals Iran Zob Ahan 1–1 2–1 3–2
Semi-finals Qatar Al-Sadd 0–2 1–0 1–2
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Group Stage China Shandong Luneng 1–0 2–1 None
Indonesia Arema 4–0 6–0
Japan Cerezo Osaka 0–1 1–0
Round of 16 China Tianjin Teda 3–0
Quarter-finals Japan Cerezo Osaka 3–4 6–1 9–5
Semi-finals Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 3–2 2–1 5–3
Final Qatar Al-Sadd 2–2 (2–4p)

Asian Challenge Cup[edit]

Team Round Opponent Score
Ulsan Hyundai Semifinal China Tianjin Teda 0–4
Third place match Hong Kong South China 4–2

National team[edit]

2011 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

References[edit]