Gyeongnam FC

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Gyeongnam FC
경남 FC
Club crest
Full name Gyeongnam Football Club
Nickname(s) Kindergarten, Roses
Short name GFC
Founded 2006; 11 years ago (2006)
Ground Changwon Football Center
Ground Capacity 15,116
Owner South Gyeongsang Province Government
Chairman Governor of South Gyeongsang Province
Manager Kim Jong-boo
League K League Classic
2017 K League Challenge, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website
Current season

Gyeongnam FC (Korean: 경남 FC) is a South Korean football club based in Gyeongsangnam-do. Its home stadium is in Changwon, the capital of South Gyeongsang Province. Gyeongnam FC was founded in 2006 and joined the K League as its 14th club for the 2006 season.


2006 season[edit]

Gyeongnam FC reached 12th place in 2006 K League in their first season, and achieved third place in the Hauzen Cup.

2007 season[edit]

Under the manager Park Hang-seo, Gyeongnam FC finished fourth in 2007 K League, but were defeated by the Pohang Steelers in a penalty shootout in the first round of the play-offs. Playing for Gyeongnam, Cabore became that season's K League top scorer with 18 goals in 26 matches. Also, he recorded continuous attack points during eight league matches. When he suddenly moved to FC Tokyo, Gyeongnam FC no longer did so well, and manager Park Hang-seo chief executive Jeon Hyung-doo left immediately.

2008 season[edit]

Before the start of the 2008 season, Cho Kwang-rae was appointed as manager. The newly signed Seo Sang-min was a valuable player, and Brazilian attacking midfielder Índio filled the gap left by Cabore. The team failed to reach the playoff by losing to Jeonbuk Motors in the last match of 2008 K League. They reached the Korean FA Cup 2008 final thanks to Kim Dong-chan's continuous scoring, including a hat-trick in the semifinal, but they were defeated by the Pohang Steelers, thus failing to enter the AFC Champions League.

2009 season[edit]

In January 2009, Kim Jin-yong transferred to Seongnam Ilhwa, and Kim Dong-hyun, a member of the South Korean national football team, replaced him. In the 2009 season, former South Korean international goalkeeper Kim Byung-ji joined the club, and manager Cho signed many young players.

2010 season[edit]

In 2010 Gyeongnam moved from the Changwon Civil Stadium to Changwon Football Center. With Kim Young-woo as the new captain, they won the K-League – the first top position in their history. Cho left in the middle of the season, but the team continued to perform well under caretaker manager Kim Gwi-hwa. Yoon Bit-garam recorded nine goals and seven assists in 29 matches to take the K-League Best XI and K-League Rookie of the Year Award.

2013 season[edit]

On 12 May 2013, Gyeongnam FC achieved its 100th victory in the K League after defeating Daegu FC.[1]


Domestic competitions[edit]


Winners (1): 2017


Runners-up (2): 2008, 2012

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup
2006 1 14 12 Quarter-final
2007 1 14 4 Round of 16
2008 1 14 8 Runners-up
2009 1 15 7 Round of 16
2010 1 15 6 Round of 16
2011 1 16 8 Round of 32
2012 1 16 8 Runners-up
2013 1 14 11 Round of 8
2014 1 12 11 Round of 32
2015 2 11 9 Third Round
2016 2 11 8 Third Round
2017 2 10 1 Round of 16
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league


Current squad[edit]

As of 10 August 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 South Korea GK Lee Joon-hee
2 South Korea MF Yoon Jong-gyu
3 South Korea DF Park Hyun-woo
4 Croatia DF Ivan Herceg
5 South Korea DF Cho Byung-kuk
6 South Korea DF Choi Jae-soo
7 South Korea MF Bae Ki-jong
8 South Korea MF Ahn Sung-nam
9 Brazil FW Marcão
10 South Korea FW Kwon Young-hyun
11 South Korea MF Jung Won-jin (on loan from Pohang)
13 South Korea DF Lee Sang-hyeon
14 South Korea MF An sung-bin
15 South Korea DF Woo Joo-sung
16 South Korea MF Lee Hyeon-seong
17 South Korea FW Kim Min-jun (on loan from Seoul)
18 South Korea MF Choi Bong-kyun
19 South Korea FW Sung Bong-jae (on loan from Seongnam)
No. Position Player
20 South Korea DF Kim Sang-woo
22 South Korea MF Kim Jung-bin
23 South Korea DF Park Ji-soo
24 South Korea DF Jeong Hyeon-cheol
25 South Korea GK Lee Bum-soo
26 South Korea MF Choi yeong-jun
28 South Korea DF Song Min-kyu
29 Brazil FW Alex Bruno
30 South Korea MF Lee In-hwa
32 South Korea FW Lee Jung-hwa
33 South Korea MF Kim Eui-won
35 South Korea MF Kim seon-woo
36 South Korea MF Lee Kwan-pyo
41 South Korea GK Kim Hyeong-rok
78 South Korea FW Song Je-heon
80 South Korea MF Jin Kyung-sun
98 South Korea DF Park myung-soo

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 GK Son Jeong-hyeon (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
South Korea FW Kim Jun-yeop (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
No. Position Player
South Korea FW Jung Sung-min (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)


Name Start End
South Korea Kim Do-keun 2006 2006
South Korea Kim Hyo-il 2007 2008
South Korea Lee Sang-hong 2008 2009
South Korea Kim Young-woo 2010 2011
South Korea Jung Da-hwon 2011 2011
South Korea Kang Seung-jo 2012 2013
South Korea Kim Hyeung-bum 2013 2013
South Korea Lee Han-saem 2014 2014
South Korea Park Ju-sung 2014 2014
South Korea Jin Kyung-sun 2015 2015
South Korea Lee Won-jae 2016

Notable players[edit]

For details on notable players, see Category:Gyeongnam FC players.

Managerial history[edit]

# Name From To Season Notes
South Korea Park Hang-Seo 2005/08/22 2007/11/16 2006–2007
South Korea Cho Kwang-Rae 2007/12/04 2010/07/31 2008–2010
C South Korea Kim Gwi-Hwa 2010/08/09 2010/11/29 2010 Caretaker
South Korea Choi Jin-Han 2010/12/01 2013/05/22 2011–2013
C South Korea Song Kwang-Hwan 2013/05/22 2013/06/01 2013 Caretaker
Serbia Ilija Petković 2013/05/29 2013/12/11 2013
South Korea Lee Cha-Man 2013/12/17 2014/08/14 2014
C Serbia Branko Babić 2014/08/14 2014/12/09 2014 Caretaker
6 South Korea Park Sung-hwa 2014/12/26 2015/11/23 2015
7 South Korea Kim Jong-boo 2015/12/02 2016–


Kit supplier[edit]

Name Start End
Hummel 2006 2009
Kelme 2010 2011
Hummel 2012

Main sponsors[edit]

Name Start End
STX 2006 2013
DSME 2013


External links[edit]