Busan IPark

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Busan IPark[1]
부산 아이파크
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Full name Busan IPark Football Club
부산 아이파크 축구단
Founded 1983; 33 years ago (1983), as Daewoo Royals
1979, as Saehan Motors FC (Original)
Ground Busan Asiad Stadium
Ground Capacity 53,769
Owner Hyundai Development Company
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu
Manager Choi Young-jun
League K League Challenge
2015 season K League Classic, 11th
(relegated via play-offs)
Website Club home page
Current season

Busan IPark (Korean: 부산 아이파크) is a South Korean professional football club based in Busan, South Korea that currently competes in the K League Challenge. Its current home ground is Busan Asiad Stadium. The team was one of the original five members of the Korean Super League and continuously competed in the first division from 1983 to 2015, when they were relegated. Initially, the club was simply called Daewoo in reference to the company that originally owned and financed it.

History[edit]

After being at the top of the league for most of the 1983 season, Daewoo finished second in its league debut conceding the title to Hallelujah FC by a single point after a goalless draw against Yukong Elephants (now known as Jeju United FC) in the Masan Series. In its sophomore season, the club turned professional, renamed itself as Daewoo Royals, and clinched its first league title after defeating Yukong Elephants by an aggregate score of 2–1 in the 1984 K-League Championship playoff. The Royals reached the playoff after winning the second stage of a league which now included the likes of Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso (now known as FC Seoul) and Hyundai Horang-i (now known as Ulsan Hyundai).

Daewoo Royals headed into 1986 K-League season as continental champions after clinching the 1985 Asian Club Championship, becoming the first Korean side to accomplish this feat, on January 29, 1986 defeating Al-Ahli 3–1 at extra time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Despite continental success, the team suffered a dismal season and failed to reach the 1986 K-League Championship playoff after finishing fourth in the first stage of the league and third in the second.

After finishing at the top of the league with 46 points, the Royals clinched their second league title in 1987, but in the 1988 season, the Royals finished at the bottom of the league for the first time in their club's history. After a couple more years of failure, the Royals recaptured the league title in 1991 (making it their third) finishing ten points ahead of their closest competitor that season, Hyundai Horang-i. The Royals' momentum did not last as the club struggled in the ensuing seasons finishing at or near the bottom of the league.

At the end of 1995 season, K-League sides began the process of 'localizing', and the club became known as Pusan Daewoo Royals (Korean: 부산 대우 로얄즈) in reference to its city of residence. In 1997, Pusan Daewoo Royals lifted its fourth league title becoming the first team to have won the K-League Championship four times. The Royals were also the first team to have won the league twice (in 1987) and thrice (in 1991).

Although the 1998 season marked the emergence of an exciting young forward named Ahn Jung-Hwan, the Royals finished mid-table. But, the club managed to qualify for the 1999 K-League Championship playoffs after placing fourth in regular season. During the playoffs, the Royals managed to knock out Chunnam Dragons and Bucheon SK to secure the right to face defending champions, Suwon Samsung Bluewings, a club which was at the pinnacle of its meteoric rise. The Bluewings denied the Royals the chance to become the first club to win five league titles in K-League history after winning both legs of the final in an aggregate score of 4–2.

As a company-owned club, the Royals' success was invariably linked to the health and success of its owner, Daewoo corporation. In the late 1990s, the company began to suffer from major financial difficulties and parted ways with its once successful sports franchise. IPark Construction, the domestic construction division of Hyundai, secured ownership of the club acquiring all its past history and records. The new owners not only renamed the club as Busan i.cons ("con's" refers to construction; Korean: 부산 아이콘스), but also changed the club's home colors from blue to red and moved it from Busan Gudeok Stadium to Busan Asiad Stadium.

Under new ownership, the club seldom challenged for the title finishing mid-table or toward the bottom of the league in the 2000s. Aside from winning the FA Cup for the first time in club history in 2004 under the guidance of Scottish manager Ian Porterfield (defeating Bucheon SK in a penalty shootout), the trophy cabinet remained largely empty.

On the onset of the 2005 season, the owners changed the club's name to Busan I'Park (currently Busan IPark). After winning the first stage, Porterfield's Busan side reached the 2005 K-League Championship play-offs, but lost to a traditionally lightweight, but then-inspired Incheon United side led by Chang Woe-ryong. That same year Busan IPark managed to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League only to suffer heavy defeat to eventual winners, Al-Ittihad, by an aggregate score of 7–0.

For the 2008 season, Hwang Sun-hong took over as manager. Although Busan did not win any silverware during his tenure, he did manage to bring in players such as Kim Chang-soo, Jeong Shung-hoon, Yang Dong-hyun and Kim Geun-chul while injecting the team with much needed youth by giving prospects such as Han Sang-woon, Park Hee-do, and Park Jong-woo first team opportunities. In his final season in charge of Busan, Hwang managed to lead his side to the 2010 Korean FA Cup Final only to suffer a 1–0 defeat to Suwon Samsung Bluewings under acrimonious circumstances with Hwang getting visibly upset and losing his temper over questionable calls against his side and cynical play by the Bluewings.

For the 2011 season, the board appointed An Ik-soo to take over Hwang Sun-Hong who had left to manage his former club side, Pohang Steelers. Under An, Busan managed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2005 after finishing fifth on the league table in regular season. An's Busan side was knocked out in the first round of play-offs by Suwon Samsung Bluewings by a familiar scoreline of 1–0.

In February 2012, adjustment was made to the club's name by dropping an apostrophe making the official name read Busan IPark.

Records[edit]

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup AFC CL
1983 1 5 2
1984 1 8 1
1985 1 8 3
1986 1 6 3 Winners
1987 1 5 1
1988 1 5 5
1989 1 6 3
1990 1 6 2
1991 1 6 1
1992 1 6 5
1993 1 6 6
1994 1 7 6
1995 1 8 5
1996 1 9 6 Quarter-final
1997 1 10 1 1st Round
1998 1 10 5 Quarter-final
1999 1 10 2 2nd Round Quarter-final
2000 1 10 6 Semi-final
2001 1 10 4 Quarter-final
2002 1 10 9 Quarter-final
2003 1 12 9 1st Round
2004 1 13 7 Winners
2005 1 13 4 1st Round Quarter-final
2006 1 14 8 Round of 16
2007 1 14 13 Quarter-final
2008 1 14 12 Round of 16
2009 1 15 12 Round of 16
2010 1 15 8 Runners-up
2011 1 16 6 Quarter-final
2012 1 16 7 Round of 32
2013 1 14 6 Quarter-final
2014 1 12 8 Quarter-final
2015 1 12 11 Round of 32
2016 2 11
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

Honors[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Cups[edit]

International[edit]

Club name history[edit]

Club Name Period
Saehan Motors FC Dec 22, 1979–80
Daewoo FC 1980–83
Daewoo Royals 1983–95
Pusan Daewoo Royals 1996–99
Pusan i.cons 2000 – July 2
Busan I'Cons July 2002–04
Busan I'Park 2005–11
Busan IPark 2012–present

Sponsors[edit]

Kit Supplier

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 July 2016

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

No. Position Player
3 South Korea DF Lee Won-young
5 South Korea DF Cha Young-hwan
6 South Korea DF Kim Jong-hyuk
7 South Korea FW Jeon Hyeon-chul
8 South Korea MF Hong Dong-hyun
9 South Korea FW Kim Hyun-sung
10 South Korea FW Choi Seung-in
13 South Korea MF Kim Jin-kyu
14 South Korea MF Jung Seok-hwa
15 South Korea FW Kim Ji-min
17 South Korea DF Lee Chung-woong
18 Serbia FW Miloš Stojanović
19 South Korea FW Ko Kyung-min
20 South Korea DF Park Byung-hyun
21 South Korea GK Koo Sang-min
22 South Korea MF Lee Kyu-seong
23 South Korea DF Kim Jae-hyeon
24 South Korea MF Ko Jae-sung
25 South Korea DF Jang Hyun-woo
No. Position Player
26 South Korea DF Kim Dae-Ho
27 South Korea DF Ku Hyun-jun
28 South Korea FW Kim Jong-min
29 South Korea DF Lee Dong-il
30 South Korea FW Lee Jung-jin
31 South Korea GK Kim Hyung-keun
33 South Korea DF Yoo Ji-hoon
34 South Korea DF Seo Hong-min
36 South Korea DF Park Kyung-rok
37 South Korea MF Lee Jeong-geun
38 South Korea DF Lee Joon-seo
41 South Korea GK Kim Gi-yong
77 South Korea MF Choi Kwang-hee
79 South Korea MF Jang Hyun-soo (on loan from Suwon)
86 South Korea MF Kim Young-sin (on loan from Jeju)
88 South Korea DF Yong Jae-hyun
89 South Korea FW Lee Yeong-jae (on loan from Ulsan)
93 Brazil MF Nilson Júnior
94 Brazil FW Willian Popp

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
South Korea DF Kwon Jin-young (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea DF Lee Kyung-ryul (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea DF Noh Haeng-seok (to Hwaseong FC)
South Korea MF Lim Sang-hyub (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea FW Yoon Dong-min (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
No. Position Player
South Korea FW Han Ji-ho (to Ansan Police for military service)
South Korea FW Kim Dong-sub (to Ansan Police for military service)
South Korea FW Lee Jung-hyup (to Ulsan Hyundai)
South Korea DF Park Joon-gang (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)

Retired number(s)[edit]

12 – Club Supporters (the 12th Man)

16 – South Korea Kim Joo-sung, 1987–92 (winger, attacking midfielder), 1994–99 (centre back)

Staff[edit]

Coaching Staff

  • Manager : Choi Young-jun
  • Assistant Manager : Kim Hee-ho
  • Reserve Team Coach : Kim Yong-ho
  • Goalkeeper Coach : Lee Chung-ho
  • Fitness Coach : Denis Iwamura
  • Trainer : Kim Min-cheol, Park Hae-il
  • Team Doctor : Kim Myeong-jun, Kim Ho-jun, Park Gi-baek, Park Jeong-hyeong

Academy Staff

  • U-18 Head Coach : Vacant
  • U-18 Coach : Oh Chul-suk
  • U-15 Head Coach : Go Byung-woon
  • U-15 Coach : Lee Seung-yub, Kim Sung-jun
  • U-12 Head Coach : Jung Su-jin
  • U-12 Coach : Kim Chang-hyun
  • Youth Team Goalkeeper Coach : Kim Seung-an
  • Academy Coach : Lee Nam-young

Managers[edit]

As of end of 2012 season

# Name From To Season Won Drawn Lost Notes
South Korea Lee Jong-hwan 1979/11/22 1980/??/?? Predecessor – Saehan Motors FC manager
1 South Korea Chang Woon-soo 1981/01/?? 1983/10/18 1983 6 7 3
2 South Korea Cho Yoon-ok 1983/10/18 1984/06/20 1984 4 1 3
3 South Korea Chang Woon-soo 1984/06/21 1986/12/06 1984–86 39 16 22
4 South Korea Lee Cha-man 1986/12/07 1989/12/?? 1987–89 38 33 25 Included Kim Hee-tae's records
C South Korea Kim Hee-tae 1989/04/?? 1989/12/?? 1989 Lee Cha Man was called up
as a national team assistant manager for
1990 FIFA World Cup
Statistics are not separated by K-League
5 Germany Frank Engel 1989/12/21 1990/11/?? 1990 12 11 7
6 Hungary Bertalan Bicskei 1990/11/17 1991/11/15 1991 17 18 5
7 South Korea Lee Cha-man 1992/01/01 1992/09/23 1992 4 13 9
C South Korea Cho Kwang-rae 1992/09/25 1992/12/23 1992 17 29 21
8 1992/12/24 1994/06/21 1993–94
C South Korea Chung Hae-won 1994/06/21 1994/09/07 1994 1 1 7
9 South Korea Kim Hee-tae 1994/09/08 1995/08/03 1994–95 11 6 13
C South Korea Shin Woo-sung 1995/08/04 1995/12/31 1995 4 2 8
10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragoslav Šekularac 1996/01/04 1996/07/14 1996 7 6 10
C South Korea Kim Tae-soo 1996/07/15 1996/12/25 1996 5 6 6
11 South Korea Lee Cha-man 1996/12/26 1999/06/09 1997–99 46 19 22
C South Korea Shin Yoon-ki 1999/06/10 1999/09/08 1999 6 3 8
C South Korea Chang Woe-ryong 1999/09/14 1999/12/17 1999 8 0 5
12 South Korea Kim Ho-gon 2000/02/23 2002/11/05 2000–02 37 31 38
C South Korea Park Kyung-hoon 2002/11/05 2002/11/20 2002 0 0 4
13 Scotland Ian Porterfield 2002/11/21 2006/04/03 2003–06 30 40 53
C South Korea Kim Pan-gon 2006/04/03 2006/08/22 2006 8 3 9
14 Switzerland Andy Egli 2006/07/25 2007/06/30 2006–07 9 12 15
C South Korea Kim Pan-gon 2007/06/30 2007/07/17 2007 0 0 0
15 South Korea Park Sung-hwa 2007/07/18 2007/08/03 2007 0 0 0 Only one FA Cup match
C South Korea Kim Pan-gon 2007/08/03 2007/12/03 2007 2 4 7
16 South Korea Hwang Sun-hong 2007/12/04 2010/11/05 2008–10 33 29 46
17 South Korea An Ik-soo 2010/11/10 2012/12/14 2011–12 32 21 30
18 South Korea Yoon Sung-hyo 2012/12/18 2015/07/13 2013–15 28 28 42
C Brazil Denis Iwamura 2015/07/13 2015/10/07 2015 1 4 6
19 South Korea Choi Young-jun 2015/10/07 2015–

Crest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not Ipark, IPark is correct name. Official Profile at K League Official website.

External links[edit]


Achievements
Preceded by
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Israel
Asian Club Championship winners
1985–86
Succeeded by
Furukawa Electric
Japan
Preceded by
Hallelujah
K-League Champions
1984
Succeeded by
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso
Preceded by
POSCO Atoms
K-League Champions
1987
Succeeded by
POSCO Atoms
Preceded by
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso
K-League Champions
1991
Succeeded by
POSCO Atoms
Preceded by
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
K-League Champions
1997
Succeeded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings