Amrokkang Sports Club

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Full name Amrokkang Sports Club
Nickname(s) Green Police
Founded 19 September 1947 (70 years ago) (1947-09-19)
Ground Sinŭiju Stadium
Ground Capacity 17,500
Chairman Ho Sŏk-yong
Manager Ri Won-il[1]
League DPRK Premier League
Amrokkang Sports Club
Chosŏn'gŭl 압록강체육단
Hancha 鴨綠江體育團
McCune–Reischauer Amrokkang ch'eyuktan

Amrokkang Sports Club is a North Korean multi-sports club[2] based in Sinŭiju[3] and playing at the Sinŭiju Stadium.

Affiliated with the Ministry of People's Security, it was founded on 19 September 1947,[4] making it the oldest football team in North Korea.

The club is best known for its men's and women's football teams. The men's football team presently plays in the DPR Korea Premier League, and in various domestic cup competitions. They won several competitions in the 1960s, and won national titles in 2001, 2006, and 2008.[5]


Amrokkang's primary rivals are April 25. April 25 belongs to the Korean People's Army, and the professional rivalry between the Army and People's Security carries over onto the sports field.

Current squad[edit]

As of 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 North Korea GK An Kang-chol
North Korea GK Kim Myong-gil
North Korea GK Han Song-hwan
North Korea GK Ri In-hak
19 North Korea DF Jo Kum-hyok
North Korea DF Kim Chol-ho
North Korea DF Pak Hyon-il
North Korea DF Pak Chol-jin
14 North Korea DF Pak Nam-chol
North Korea DF Jon Kwang-ik
17 North Korea DF Mun Hwang-gil
North Korea MF Sin Yong-nam
North Korea MF So Kwang-chol
11 North Korea MF Hyon Jong-hyok
No. Position Player
5 North Korea MF Ju Jong-chol
23 North Korea MF Ri Sang-chol
13 North Korea MF An Myong-ho
North Korea MF Ri Jin-hyok
21 North Korea MF Choe Yok-chol
7 North Korea MF Ki Chol-min
12 North Korea MF Kim Jong-chol
North Korea MF Kang Song-jin
2 North Korea MF Pak Chun-song
8 North Korea FW Jang Pyong-il
10 North Korea MF Ho Chol-min
North Korea FW Kim Myong-chol
18 North Korea FW Choe Kuk-song
North Korea FW Kim Myong-won



1st, gold medalist(s) 2001, 2006, 2008
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2002, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016
SF 2013
1st, gold medalist(s) 2007, 2008
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2013, 2014
1st, gold medalist(s) 2012
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2007
1st, gold medalist(s) 2016
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2005
1st, gold medalist(s) 2013
1st, gold medalist(s) 2007
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2009
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2011

Women's football[edit]

Amrokkang's women's football team won the national championship in 2004.[7]

Other sports[edit]

In addition to football, the club has teams for ice hockey, basketball,[8] volleyball,[9] and handball.[10]


  1. ^ "The Pyongyang Times - Sports". 
  2. ^ "Amnokgang Sports Team". Naenara. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  3. ^ "파이낸스투데이". 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  5. ^ "North Korea - List of Champions". 
  6. ^ "North Korea 2013". 
  7. ^ "North Korea - List of Women Champions". 
  8. ^ Yang Ryon Hui (2 November 2017). "National Championships close". The Pyongyang Times. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Jong Tang Song (12 October 2017). "National Championships go on". The Pyongyang Times. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Ri Sung Ik (2 November 2017). "National Championships top annual sporting calendar off with new records". The Pyongyang Times. Retrieved 3 December 2017.