Jeju United FC

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Jeju United
제주 유나이티드
Club crest
Full name Jeju United Football Club
제주 유나이티드 FC
Founded 1982; 35 years ago (1982), as Yukong FC[1]
Ground Jeju World Cup Stadium
Ground Capacity 35,657
Owner SK Energy
Chairman Koo Ja-young
Manager Jo Sung-hwan
League K League Classic
2016 K League Classic, 3rd
Website Club home page
Current season

The Jeju United Football Club (Korean:제주 유나이티드 FC) is a South Korean professional football club. The club is based in Jeju, South Korea. In the past, the club has been known as the Yukong Elephants Football Club and Bucheon SK.

History[edit]

An original member of the K League founded on 17 December 1982, the team was then called the Yukong Elephants. Yukong was owned and financially supported by the Sunkyoung Group's subsidiary, Yukong (currently SK Group's "SK Energy"), along with Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi as its franchise. The Kokkiri (elephant) was its mascot. The club won the league championship on only one occasion (in 1989).

At the end of 1995 the side moved from the Dongdaemun Stadium in Seoul to the Mokdong Stadium on the western edge of Seoul, as part of K-League's decentralization policy.[2]

Three clubs based in Seoul–the Yukong Elephants, LG Cheetahs, and Ilhwa Chunma–didn't accept this policy, so the Seoul government gave an eviction order to the three clubs. However they guaranteed that if clubs built a soccer-specific stadium in Seoul, they could have a Seoul franchise and return to Seoul. As a result, the three clubs were evicted from Seoul to other cities. The Yukong Elephants moved to the city of Bucheon, a satellite city of Seoul, (25 km away). Mid-way through the 1997 season, the club re-branded itself as Bucheon SK.

Because the city of Bucheon didn't have a stadium, they used Mokdong Stadium in Seoul until 2000. At the start of the 2001 season, the team moved to the 35,545 seat Bucheon Leports Complex.

In 2006, Bucheon SK announced their move to Jeju without any fore notice, renamed themselves "Jeju United FC," and adopted the vacant Jeju World Cup Stadium as their new home ground.

On January 3, 2008, Jeju appointed Arthur Bernardes for new manager. On October 14, 2009, Arthur Bernardes announced his resignation due to Jeju's bad form in the K-League.

Franchise relocation history[edit]

Club Name City / Area Period
Yukong Elephants Seoul+Incheon+Gyeonggi 1983[1]
Yukong Elephants Seoul 1984–86[1]
Yukong Elephants Incheon+Gyeonggi 1987–90
Yukong Elephants Seoul – Dongdaemun Stadium 1991–95
Bucheon Yukong
Bucheon SK
Seoul – Mokdong Stadium[2] 1996–00
Bucheon SK Bucheon – Bucheon Stadium 2001–05
Jeju United Jeju  – Jeju World Cup Stadium 2006–present

[1] During 1983–86, K-League didn't have home and away system, so franchise relocations were meaningless at that time.
[2] Bucheon SK held all home matches at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul until 2000, Because Bucheon Stadium was under construction.

Crest[edit]

Kit supplier[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 1989
Runners-up (4): 1984, 1994, 2000, 2010

Cups[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2004
Winners (3): 1994, 1996, 2000s
Runners-up (2): 1998, 1998s

International competitions[edit]

Friendly[edit]

Third place (1): 1990

Records[edit]

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

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 January 2016

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 Kim Ho-jun
2 South Korea MF Kim Sang-won
3 South Korea DF Baek Dong-kyu
4 South Korea DF Oh Ban-suk
5 South Korea DF Kweon Han-jin
6 South Korea DF Park Jin-po
7 South Korea MF Kwon Soon-hyung
8 Australia DF Aleksandar Jovanović
9 South Korea FW Jin Seong-wook
10 Brazil FW Marcelo Toscano
11 South Korea FW Hwang Il-su
13 South Korea DF Chung Woon
14 South Korea MF Lee Chang-min
15 South Korea MF Kim Seon-woo
16 South Korea MF Choi Hyun-tae
17 South Korea FW Ahn Hyun-beom
18 South Korea MF Bae Jae-woo
19 South Korea FW Bae Il-hwan
20 South Korea DF Cho Yong-hyung
No. Position Player
21 South Korea GK Lee Chang-keun
22 Brazil MF Magno Cruz
23 South Korea DF Kim Soo-beom
24 South Korea MF Moon Sang-yun
25 South Korea GK Lee Ki-hyun
26 South Korea DF Lee Dong-soo
27 South Korea FW Lee Joon-hyeok
28 South Korea FW Lee Geon-cheol
30 South Korea MF Kim Hyeon-wook
31 South Korea GK Park Ha-ram
32 South Korea FW Kwon Yong-hyun
33 South Korea FW Kim Moo-geon
37 South Korea DF Kim Won-il
40 South Korea MF Lee Chan-dong
43 South Korea DF Kim Ho-seung
44 South Korea MF Jwa Joon-hyup
47 South Korea FW Lee Eun-beom
88 Guinea-Bissau FW Frédéric Mendy

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 Kim Kyeong-min (to Busan IPark)
South Korea DF Lee Kwang-seon (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea DF Kim Bong-rae (to Seoul E-Land)
South Korea DF Jung Da-hwon (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
South Korea DF Hwang Do-yeon (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea MF Park Su-chang (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
No. Position Player
South Korea MF Jang Eun-kyu (to Seongnam FC)
South Korea MF Heo Beom-san (to Busan IPark)
South Korea FW Jin Dae-sung (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea FW Kim Hyun (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
South Korea FW Kim Ho-nam (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
 

Managers[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager South Korea Jo Sung-hwan
Assistant Manager Vacant
First Team Coach Vacant
First Team Coach South Korea Back Seong-woo
First Team Coach South Korea Kim Han-yoon
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Park Dong-woo
Chief Scout South Korea Kim Ji-woon

Managerial history[edit]

K League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's

# Name Start End Season Notes
1
South Korea Lee Jong-Hwan 1982/04/20 1985/07/21 1983–85 Resigned in the middle of season
2
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam 1985/07/21 1992/05/12 1985–92 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Park Young-Hwan
(Caretaker manager)
1986/??/?? 1986/??/?? 1986 Kim Jung-Nam was called up
as a national team manager for
1986 FIFA World Cup,
1986 Asian Games
C
South Korea Choi Jong-Duk
(Caretaker manager)
1988/07/13 1988/09/14 1988 Kim Jung-Nam was called up
as a national team manager for
1988 Summer Olympics
C South Korea Park Sung-Hwa
South Korea Ham Heung-Chul
(Caretaker manager)
1992/05/12 1992/12/19 1992
3
South Korea Park Sung-Hwa 1992/12/20 1994/10/29 1993–94
C
South Korea Cho Yoon-Hwan
(Caretaker manager)
1994/10/30 1994/12/31 1994
4
Russia Valeri Nepomniachi 1995/01/01 1998/10/31 1995–98
C
South Korea Cho Yoon-Hwan
(Caretaker manager)
1998/11/01 1998/12/31 1998
5
South Korea Cho Yoon-Hwan 1999/01/01 2001/08/14 1999–01 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Choi Yun-Kyum
(Caretaker manager)
2001/08/14 2001/08/31 2001
6
South Korea Choi Yun-Kyum 2001/09/01 2002/09/01 2001–02 Resigned in the middle of season
7
Turkey Tınaz Tırpan 2002/09/02 2003/05/14 2002–03 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Ha Jae-Hoon
(Caretaker manager)
2003/05/14 2003/07/18 2003
8
South Korea Ha Jae-Hoon 2003/07/19 2003/12/31 2003
9
South Korea Jung Hae-Seong 2004/01/01 2007/11/03 2004–07
10
Brazil Arthur Bernardes 2008/01/04 2009/10/14 2008–09 Resigned in the middle of season
C
South Korea Cho Jin-Ho
(Caretaker manager)
2009/10/14 2009/10/29 2009
11
South Korea Park Kyung-Hoon 2009/10/30 2014/12/03 2010–14
12
South Korea Jo Sung-hwan 2014/12/19 2016/10/13 2014–2016
13
South Korea Kim In-soo 2016/10/13 2016/12/27 2016
14
South Korea Jo Sung-hwan 2017/01/01 present 2017–

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Club Profile at K League Website
  2. ^ Note:This policy was carried out due to two reasons. In 1995, Korea was under bidding for 2002 FIFA World Cup. So first reason is that KFA and K-League want to build a soccer-specific stadium in Seoul and second reason is that KFA and K-League want to spread football to the provinces.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
POSCO Atoms
K-League Champions
1989
Succeeded by
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso