Daejeon Korail FC
|Full name||Daejeon Korail Football Club
대전 코레일 축구단
|Ground||Daejeon Hanbat Sports Complex|
|2016||National League, 7th|
|Website||Club home page|
Daejeon Korail FC is a South Korean football club based in Daejeon. The team currently plays in Korea National League, the third tier of South Korean football league system. It is owned and operated by Korail, South Korea's national railroad operator. Their home venue is Daejeon Hanbat Sports Complex.
After being founded in 1943 as Joseon Railways FC, the team competed in various semi-professional football competitions throughout decades until they joined Korea National League in 2003.
In 1948, the club changed its name to Ministry of Transportation FC after Joseon Railways was absorbed into Ministry of Transportation by South Korean government. The club was renamed Korean Railways FC in 1963 and Korea National Railroad FC in 1995. In 2004, to comply with Korea National League's club naming policy, the club added the team's location to its name, changing the name to Incheon Korea National Railroad FC. After Korea National Railroad was renamed to Korail, the club's name was also changed again to Incheon Korail FC during the 2007 season. At the end of the 2013 season, the club has been renamed to Daejeon Korail FC after the team's relocation from Incheon to Daejeon.
The team is notable for occasionally defeating the top tier teams in the Korean FA Cup. They have once defeated and knocked Bucheon SK, Chunnam Dragons, and Incheon United out of the FA cup. They also won over Suwon Samsung Bluewings twice in the cup tournaments. The team reached the quarter-finals in 2001 and the semi-finals in 2005.
- As of 26 September 2014
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- Winners (2): 2013, 2015
- Runners-up (1): 2016
- Gold Medal (3): 2000, 2001, 2011
|Season||Korea National League||Korean FA Cup||League Cup||Top scorer
|1996||No League||Did not qualify||None||No League|
|1997||Did not qualify|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2002||Round of 16|
|2003||First Stage||10||9||3||4||2||14||10||+4||13||5th||Round of 32||None||Lee Soon-haeng (5)|
|2004||First Stage||10||9||2||3||4||6||9||−3||9||7th||Round of 16||Group Stage||Sung Nak-seon (3)|
|2005||First Stage||11||10||4||1||5||10||11||−1||13||7th||Semifinal||Group Stage||Kim Eun-chul (6)|
|2006||First Stage||11||10||4||3||3||14||13||+1||15||6th||Round of 16||Quarterfinal|||Kim Heung-seop (9)|
|2007||First Stage||12||11||7||1||3||16||10||+6||22||3rd||Round of 26||Semifinal||Kim Min-soo (8)||Kim Seung-hee|
|2008||First Stage||14||13||2||3||8||12||21||−9||8||12th||Round of 32||Semifinal||Park Chun-sin (5)|
|2009||First Stage||14||13||6||5||2||20||13||+7||23||3rd||Round of 32||Group Stage||Heo Sin-young (8)|
|2010||First Stage||15||14||7||5||2||23||17||+6||26||3rd||Round of 32||Group Stage||Kim Hyung-woon (9)|
|2011||Regular Season||14||26||11||6||9||29||23||+6||39||6th||Preliminary Round||Semifinal||Park Ju-ho (6)|
|Playoff||6||1||0||0||1||2||3||−1||0||Round of 6|
|2012||Regular Season||14||26||12||6||8||39||30||+9||42||5th||Round of 32||Group Stage||Kim Tae-wook (7)|
|2013||Regular Season||10||27||12||9||6||42||32||+10||45||2nd||Preliminary Round||Champions|
|2014||Regular Season||10||27||14||7||6||41||28||+13||49||1st||Round of 16||Group Stage|
|2015||Regular Season||10||27||8||9||10||36||27||+9||33||5th||Round of 16||Champions|
|2016||Regular Season||10||27||8||10||9||33||41||–8||34||7th||Round of 32||Runners-up|
- Daejeon Korail introduction page at korail.com (Korean)