Asan Mugunghwa FC

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Asan Mugunghwa
아산 무궁화
Asan Mugunghwa FC.png
Full name Asan Mugunghwa Football Club
아산 무궁화 프로축구단
Founded 1996; 22 years ago (1996)
as Police FC (original)
2017; 1 year ago (2017)
as Asan Mugunghwa FC
Ground Yi Sun-sin Stadium
Capacity 19,283
Owner Asan Government and Korean Police Agency
Chairman Mayor of Asan
Manager Park Dong-hyuk
League K League 2
2017 K League Challenge, 3rd
Website Club website

Asan Mugunghwa Football Club, formerly known as Police FC, is a South Korean football club. The club's players comprise Korean professional footballers who are serving their two-year military duty.

Asan Mugunghwa FC has played in the K League 2 since 2013. Starting from the 2017 season, they play their home games in Asan.

History[edit]

Founding and Police FC era (1996–2012)[edit]

Founded as National Police Department FC in 1961, the club changed its name to Seoul Police Department FC in 1962 then back to its original name in 1967. During its history it won a number of competitions such as the Korean President's Cup National Football Tournament and the Korea Semi-Professional Football League in the 1960s before it was dissolved in November 1967. The club was reinstated in 1996, and it partly consisted of players serving their compulsory two-year military duty, similar to the other military club Sangju Sangmu FC.

Professionalization and Ansan era (2013–2016)[edit]

In 2013, Police FC joined the K League Challenge.

In February 2014, Police FC was based in Ansan (Ansan Wa~ Stadium) and renamed to Ansan Police FC.

In January 2016, the club name was changed to Ansan Mugunghwa FC. Korean word Mugunghwa means hibiscus syriacus and is the symbol of the Korean Police.

Asan era (2017–present)[edit]

After the 2016 season, the club was relocated to Asan.[1]

On 11 January 2017, there was operation agreement between the police and Asan government and the new crest was unveiled.[2]

Club name history[edit]

  • 1996–2013: Police FC
  • 2014–2015: Ansan Police FC
  • 2016: Ansan Mugunghwa FC
  • 2017–present: Asan Mugunghwa FC

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 Octoboer 2018[3]

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

No. Position Player
2 South Korea DF Park Sun-yong
4 South Korea DF Kim Sang-pil
5 South Korea DF Lee Yong
12 South Korea FW Kim Ryun-do
13 South Korea MF Kim Yeong-nam
14 South Korea MF Kim Min-kyun
15 South Korea MF Ahn Hyeon-beom
16 South Korea DF Kim Dong-jin
17 South Korea DF Jo Seong-joon
18 South Korea FW Ko Moo-yeol
19 South Korea MF Lim Chang-gyoon
22 South Korea MF Heo Beom-san
23 South Korea MF Kim Do-hyuk
No. Position Player
24 South Korea MF Park Se-jik
25 South Korea MF Cho Beom-seok
26 South Korea MF Kim Jun-su
28 South Korea MF Ju Se-jong
29 South Korea MF Lee Myung-joo
31 South Korea GK Yang Hyung-mo
32 South Korea DF Kim Bong-rae
33 South Korea DF Lee Han-saem
39 South Korea DF Min Sang-gi
41 South Korea GK Choi Bong-jin
77 South Korea MF Kim Boo-kwan
88 South Korea MF Kim Sun-min
99 South Korea DF Goo Dae-young

Managers[edit]

# Name From To Season Notes
1
South Korea Yu Dong-chun 1996/03/29 2001/03/07
1996–2000
First manager
2
South Korea Kim Ki-bok 2001/03/07 ?
2001–2005
3
South Korea Park Dae-je 2005/11/03 ?
2006–2010
4
South Korea Cho Dong-hyun 2010/10/12 2015/01/13
2011–2014
5
South Korea Lee Heung-sil 2015/01/13 2016/10/31
2015–2016
6
South Korea Song Sun-ho 2016/12/08 2017/11/29
2017
7
South Korea Park Dong-hyuk 2017/11/29
2018–present

Honours[edit]

Ansan Mugunghwa era (2013–2016)[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 2016
Runners-up (1): 2013

Police FC era (semi-professional, 1996–2012)[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 2002 Fall

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S. Korean city Ansan to launch new pro football club". Yonhap News Agency. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ 아산 협약식 - '17년 만에 충남 구단'... 아산 무궁화, 새출발 선언
  3. ^ "Ansan Mugunghwa FC". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

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