2012 in South Korean football

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The 2012 season involves the domestic leagues of South Korean football and the National team.

Honors[edit]

League
Competition Start End Champions
K-League 3 March 1 December FC Seoul
Korea National League 10 March 17 November Incheon Korail
Challengers League 5 March 24 November FC Pocheon
WK-League 26 March 29 October Goyang Daekyo Noonnoppi
Cup
Competition Start End Winners
Korean FA Cup 17 March 20 October Pohang Steelers
National League Cup 1 June 13 June Suwon City
Challengers Cup 28 July 4 August Icheon Citizen

Leagues[edit]

K-League[edit]


Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Seoul (C) (Q) 44 29 9 6 76 42 +34 96 Qualification to 2013 AFC Champions League Group Stage
2 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Q) 44 22 13 9 82 49 +33 79
3 Pohang Steelers (Q) 44 23 8 13 72 47 +25 77
4 Suwon Samsung Bluewings (Q) 44 20 13 11 61 51 +10 73
5 Ulsan Hyundai 44 18 14 12 60 52 +8 68
6 Jeju United 44 16 15 13 71 56 +15 63
7 Busan IPark 44 13 14 17 40 51 −11 53
8 Gyeongnam FC 44 14 8 22 50 60 −10 50
9 Incheon United 44 17 16 11 46 40 +6 67
10 Daegu FC 44 16 13 15 55 56 −1 61
11 Chunnam Dragons 44 13 14 17 47 60 −13 53
12 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 44 14 10 20 47 56 −9 52
13 Daejeon Citizen 44 13 11 20 46 67 −21 50
14 Gangwon FC 44 14 7 23 57 68 −11 49
15 Gwangju FC (R) 44 10 15 19 57 67 −10 45 Relegation to 2013 K League Challenge
16 Sangju Sangmu Phoenix (R) 44 7 6 31 29 74 −45 27 Withdrawn2,3

Updated to games played on 2 December 2012.
Source: K-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Pohang Steelers, the winner of the 2012 Korean FA Cup, will qualify for the 2013 AFC Champions League.
2Because Sangju Sangmu Phoenix can not compete in the AFC Champions League, if Sangju would in the top three in the league, the next highest-placed team of the league advance AFC Champions League.
3Sangju Sangmu Phoenix withdrew from the league after Round 30.[1]
(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.


Korea National League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Goyang KB Kookmin Bank 26 15 10 1 51 20 +31 55 Championship playoff
2 Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dolphin 26 15 4 7 61 30 +31 49
3 Gangneung City 26 14 5 7 32 21 +11 47
4 Changwon City 26 14 4 8 36 30 +6 46
5 Incheon Korail (C) 26 12 6 8 39 30 +9 42
6 Yongin City 26 12 6 8 37 35 +2 42
7 Busan Transportation Corporation 26 11 8 7 28 23 +5 41
8 Mokpo City 26 10 6 10 28 37 −9 36
9 Suwon City 26 9 7 10 29 32 −3 34
10 Ansan H FC 26 8 8 10 25 34 −9 32
11 Gimhae City 26 6 10 10 26 34 −8 28
12 Chungju Hummel 26 5 6 15 20 34 −14 21
13 Cheonan City 26 6 1 19 25 45 −20 19
14 Daejeon KHNP 26 3 3 20 22 54 −32 12

Updated to games played on 27 October 2012.
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 Play-off[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                         
  0 (bye) 0  
2 Ulsan Hyundai Mipo 0  
3 Gangneung City 0 (2)     2 Ulsan Hyundai Mipo 1  
6 Yongin City 0 (4)       5 Incheon Korail 2  
6 Yongin City 1
     
  4 Changwon City 0     5 Incheon Korail 3  
5 Incheon Korail 2       5 Incheon Korail 1 3 4
  1 Goyang KB 0 2 2
     
 
0 (bye) 0
 
1 Goyang KB 0

Challengers League[edit]

Group A[edit]

League standing is calculated by group A result (16 round) plus inter league (9 round) result.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Pocheon (Q) 25 20 2 3 101 24 +77 62 Championship playoff
2 Chuncheon FC (Q) 25 18 4 3 62 25 +37 58
3 Icheon Citizen 25 17 2 6 73 27 +46 53
4 Yeonggwang FC 25 9 5 11 45 38 +7 32
5 Jeonju FC 25 8 4 13 52 55 −3 28
6 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 25 8 4 13 47 68 −21 28
7 Jungnang Chorus Mustang 26 6 3 17 33 75 −42 21
8 Namyangju United 25 2 1 22 31 120 −89 061
9 Seoul FC Martyrs 25 0 2 23 33 158 −125 2

Updated to games played on 3 Nov 2012.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Namyangju Citizen were deducted one point
(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[edit]

League standing is calculated by group A result (16 round) plus inter league (9 round) result.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Paju Citizen (Q) 25 15 5 5 61 34 +27 50 Championship playoff
2 Cheongju FC (Q) 25 14 7 4 72 30 +42 49
3 Yangju Citizen 25 14 4 7 79 51 +28 46
4 Gyeongju Citizen 25 12 7 6 48 30 +18 43
5 Bucheon FC 1995 25 12 5 8 52 29 +23 41
6 Seoul United 25 11 5 9 62 56 +6 38
7 Cheonan FC 25 7 10 8 44 43 +1 31
8 Yesan United 25 8 2 15 57 72 −15 26
9 Goyang Citizen 25 5 7 13 43 60 −17 0212

Updated to games played on 3 Nov 2012.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
2 Goyang FC were deducted one point
(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.

League Total[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 FC Pocheon (Q) 25 20 2 3 101 24 +77 62 Championship playoff
2 Chuncheon FC (Q) 25 18 4 3 62 25 +37 58
3 Icheon Citizen 25 17 2 6 73 27 +46 53
4 Paju Citizen (Q) 25 15 5 5 61 34 +27 50 Championship playoff
5 Cheongju FC (Q) 25 14 7 4 72 30 +42 49
6 Yangju Citizen 25 14 4 7 79 51 +28 46
7 Gyeongju Citizen 25 12 7 6 48 30 +18 43
8 Bucheon FC 1995 25 12 5 8 52 29 +23 41
9 Seoul United 25 11 5 9 62 56 +6 38
10 Yeonggwang FC 25 9 5 11 45 38 +7 32
11 Cheonan FC 25 7 10 8 44 43 +1 31
12 Jeonju FC 25 8 4 13 51 55 −4 28
13 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 25 8 4 13 47 68 −21 28
14 Yesan United 25 8 2 15 57 72 −15 26
15 Goyang Citizen 25 5 7 13 44 60 −16 0212
16 Jungnang Chorus Mustang 25 6 2 17 33 75 −42 20
17 Namyangju United 25 2 1 22 31 120 −89 061
18 Seoul FC Martyrs 25 0 2 23 33 158 −125 2

Updated to games played on 3 Nov 2012.
Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Namyangju Citizen were deducted one point
2 Goyang FC were deducted one point
(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 Play-off[edit]

  Playoff Semifinals Final
                               
    1 FC Pocheon 1
    2 Chuncheon FC 3     2 Chuncheon FC 0
  4 Paju Citizen (p) 1 (5)     4 Paju Citizen 2  
  5 Cheongju Jikji 1 (4)  

WK-League[edit]

League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Goyang Daekyo Noonnoppi 21 17 2 2 54 11 +43 53 WK-League Championship
2 Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels 21 16 2 3 43 17 +26 50 WK-League Playoff
3 Jeonbuk KSPO 21 10 2 9 30 32 −2 32
4 Chungbuk Sportstoto 21 7 5 9 31 43 −12 26
5 Seoul Amazones 21 5 9 7 26 29 −3 24
6 Suwon FMC 21 6 6 9 29 39 −10 24
7 Chungnam Ilhwa Chunma 21 3 6 12 16 30 −14 15
8 Busan Sangmu 21 2 4 15 25 53 −28 10

Updated to games played on 17 September 2012.
Source: wkleague.co.kr
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.

Playoff and championship[edit]

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

  Play-off Championship final
                       
1 Goyang Daekyo Noonnoppi (Bye)    
     
    1 Goyang Daekyo Noonnoppi 0 3 3
  2 Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels 1 1 2
2 Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels 3
3 Jeonbuk KSPO 2  

Cups[edit]

Korean FA Cup[edit]

Korea National League Championship[edit]

Challengers Cup[edit]

South Korean clubs performance in Asia[edit]

Champions League[edit]

South Korean clubs' score displayed first

Team Round Opponent 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Group Stage China Guangzhou Evergrande 1–5 3–1 None
Japan Kashiwa Reysol 1–5 0–2
Thailand Buriram United 2–0 3–2
Pohang Steelers Qualifying play-off Thailand Chonburi 2–0
Group Stage Australia Adelaide United 1–0 0–1 None
Japan Gamba Osaka 3–0 2–0
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 0–2 0–1
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Group Stage Australia Central Coast Mariners 1–1 5–0 None
China Tianjin Teda 1–1 3–0
Japan Nagoya Grampus 2–2 1–1
Round of 16 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 0–1
Ulsan Hyundai Group Stage Australia Brisbane Roar 1–1 2–1 None
China Beijing Guoan 2–1 3–2
Japan FC Tokyo 2–2 1–0
Round of 16 Japan Kashiwa Reysol 3–2
Quarter-finals Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1–0 4–0 5–0
Semi-finals Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 3–1 2–0 5–1
Final Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 3–0

Asian Challenge Cup[edit]

Team Round Opponent Score
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Semifinal China Guangzhou R&F 5–1
Final Japan Shimizu S-Pulse 5–1

National team[edit]

Men's[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Men's U-23[edit]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

References[edit]