2008 K League

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Samsung Hauzen K-League 2008
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Season 2008
Champions Suwon Samsung Bluewings
(4th title)
Champions League Suwon Bluewings
FC Seoul
Ulsan Hyundai
Pohang Steelers
Top goalscorer Dudu (Seongnam) (16 goals)
2007
2009

The 2008 season of the K League began on March 8. The season and playoff format was the same as the one used in the 2007 season. The playoff fixtures took place in late November, with the final played over two legs in early December.

On August 2, 2008, the first ever Jomo Cup kicked off. The K League Allstars squared off against the J-League Allstars at the Tokyo National Stadium. Lee Woon-jae was selected as the K League Allstar team's captain and Cha Bum-kun managed the squad. The K League Allstars were victorious, winning by a score of 3–1.[1]

K-League Clubs, 2008[edit]

Club Head Coach City Stadium 2007 season
Busan I'Park South Korea Hwang Sun-Hong Busan Busan Asiad Stadium 13th in League
Chunnam Dragons South Korea Park Hang-Seo Gwangyang Gwang-Yang Stadium 10th in League
Daegu FC South Korea Byun Byung-Joo Daegu Daegu World Cup Stadium 12th in League
Daejeon Citizen South Korea Kim Ho Daejeon Daejeon World Cup Stadium 6th in League, 6th in Playoff
FC Seoul Turkey Şenol Güneş Seoul Seoul World Cup Stadium 7th in League
Gwangju Sangmu South Korea Lee Kang-Jo Gwangju Gwangju World Cup Stadium 14th in League
Gyeongnam FC South Korea Cho Kwang-Rae Changwon Changwon Civil Stadium 4th in League, T5th in Playoff
Incheon United South Korea Chang Woe-Ryong Incheon Incheon Munhak Stadium 9th in League
Jeju United Brazil Arthur Bernardes Seogwipo Jeju World Cup Stadium 11th in League
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea Choi Kang-Hee Jeonju Jeonju World Cup Stadium 8th in League
Pohang Steelers Brazil Sérgio Farias Pohang Steelyard Stadium 5th in League, T1st in Playoff
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea Kim Hak-Beom Seongnam Seongnam 2 Stadium 1st in League, T2nd in Playoff
Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea Cha Bum-Kun Suwon Suwon World Cup Stadium 2nd in League, T3rd in Playoff
Ulsan Hyundai South Korea Kim Jung-Nam Ulsan Munsu Cup Stadium 3rd in League, T4th in Playoff

Stage[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD comment
1. Suwon Samsung Bluewings (C) 54 26 17 3 6 46 24 22 Champion
2. FC Seoul 54 26 15 9 2 44 25 19 Runner-up
3. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 51 26 16 6 4 45 21 24 Qualified
4. Ulsan Hyundai 49 26 14 7 5 39 26 13 Qualified
5. Pohang Steelers 44 26 13 5 8 43 34 9 Qualified
FA Cup winner
6. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 37 26 11 4 11 39 37 2 Qualified
7. Incheon United 36 26 9 9 8 29 30 -1
8. Gyeongnam FC 35 26 10 5 11 35 39 -4
9. Chunnam Dragons 29 26 8 5 13 26 40 -14
10. Jeju United 28 26 7 7 12 23 31 -8
11. Daegu FC 26 26 8 2 16 46 58 -12
12. Busan I'Park 22 26 5 7 14 30 39 -9
13. Daejeon Citizen 21 26 3 12 11 18 35 -17
14. Gwangju Sangmu 16 26 3 7 16 22 46 -24
Qualification for playoffs (finals) and 2009 AFC Champions League
Qualification for playoffs (semifinals) and 2009 AFC Champions League
Qualification for playoffs and 2009 AFC Champions League
Qualification for playoffs

Source: kleaguei.com (Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Note: 2008 Korean FA Cup winner also qualified for 2009 AFC Champions League

Results[edit]

Round 1

March 8
Pohang Steelers 2–1 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 15,121


March 9
FC Seoul 1–1 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 21,564

March 9
Gyeongnam FC 4–2 Daegu FC

Attendance: 23,415



March 9
Jeju United 0–2 Incheon United

Attendance: 26,320

Round 2

March 15
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–2 FC Seoul

Attendance: 25,847

March 15
Daejeon Citizen 0–2 Jeju United

Attendance: 18,076

March 15
Ulsan Hyundai 3–0 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 22,676

March 16
Gwangju Sangmu 2–0 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 5,420

March 16
Incheon United 1–0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 32,072

March 16
Daegu FC 3–2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 29,785

Round 3


March 29
Pohang Steelers 1–2 Incheon United

Attendance: 8,862


March 29
Busan I'Park 0–0 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 8,715


March 30
FC Seoul 3–1 Daegu FC

Attendance: 20,175

March 30
Chunnam Dragons 1–1 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 7,980

Round 4

April 5
Gyeongnam FC 1–1 Jeju United

Attendance: 5,126

April 5
Daejeon Citizen 0–0 Incheon United

Attendance: 11,762


April 6
Daegu FC 3–1 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 21,675



April 6
Gwangju Sangmu 0–1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 12,630

Round 5

April 12
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–3 Daegu FC

Attendance: 7,238

April 12
Jeju United 1–1 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 2,607

April 12
Ulsan Hyundai 1–1 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 4,733

April 13
Pohang Steelers 0–0 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 9,641



April 13
Chunnam Dragons 1–0 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 6,829

Round 6


April 19
Pohang Steelers 3–0 Daegu FC

Attendance: 7,517


April 19
Chunnam Dragons 2–1 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 10,987

April 20
Gyeongnam FC 2–1 Incheon United

Attendance: 10,326


April 20
FC Seoul 3–1 Jeju United

Attendance: 19,035

Round 7

April 26
Gyeongnam FC 1–1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 9,228



April 26
Busan I'Park 1–2 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 7,775


April 27
Daegu FC 2–4 Incheon United

Attendance: 15,439

April 27
Gwangju Sangmu 3–1 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 4,283

Round 8


May 3
Chunnam Dragons 3–3 FC Seoul

Attendance: 14,028

May 4
Daejeon Citizen 1–2 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 21,345

May 5
Incheon United 2–2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 20,178


May 5
Daegu FC 3–2 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 28,537

May 5
Ulsan Hyundai 2–1 Jeju United

Attendance: 23,232

Round 9




May 11
Pohang Steelers 3–1 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 10,511

May 11
Busan I'Park 1–2 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 8,751

May 11
FC Seoul 2–1 Incheon United

Attendance: 28,792

May 11
Chunnam Dragons 2–2 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 13,857

Round 10

May 17
Pohang Steelers 3–1 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 14,326



May 18
Daejeon Citizen 1–1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 13,726

May 18
Daegu FC 2–4 Jeju United

Attendance: 18,702

May 18
Ulsan Hyundai 2–1 Incheon United

Attendance: 11,787

Round 11

May 24
Daejeon Citizen 2–2 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 28,375


May 24
Jeju United 3–1 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 3,420

May 24
Gyeongnam FC 1–0 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 11,297


May 25
Chunnam Dragons 2–3 Daegu FC

Attendance: 15,700

May 25
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1–1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 12,145

Round 12

May 28
Pohang Steelers 0–1 Jeju United

Attendance: 5,805


May 28
Incheon United 3–0 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 7,686

May 28
Daegu FC 1–1 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 1,231

May 28
FC Seoul 2–1 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 13,559

May 29
Ulsan Hyundai 1–0 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 6,765

Round 13

July 5
Busan I'Park 1–1 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 3,175




July 5
FC Seoul 4–1 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 18,233


July 6
Jeju United 1–0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 4,822

Round 14

July 12
Chunnam Dragons 2–0 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 10,803

July 12
Ulsan Hyundai 0–0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 11,827

July 12
Daegu FC 1–4 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 15,138

July 12
Incheon United 0–0 Jeju United

Attendance: 9,109



Round 15

July 19
Busan I'Park 0–4 Daegu FC

Attendance: 3,527

July 19
Pohang Steelers 3–1 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 11,374

July 19
Gyeongnam FC 1–1 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 10,491

July 19
FC Seoul 2–2 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Attendance: 15,076

July 20
Jeju United 0–0 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 5,676

July 20
Chunnam Dragons 1–1 Incheon United

Attendance: 10,903

Round 16


August 23
Incheon United 2–1 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 5,872

August 23
Daegu FC 1–2 FC Seoul

Attendance: 16,737


August 23
Daejeon Citizen 0–1 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 4,352

August 24
Gwangju Sangmu 0–2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 8,537


Round 17


August 30
Incheon United 2–1 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 13,796


August 30
Ulsan Hyundai 3–2 Daegu FC

Attendance: 6,127

August 30
FC Seoul 3–1 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 21,469

August 31
Jeju United 0–2 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 6,143


Round 18


September 13
Daegu FC 1–4 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 7,285

September 13
Busan I'Park 2–0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 3,215

September 13
Jeju United 0–0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 15,695


September 13
Incheon United 0–0 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 6,582


Round 19


September 20
Incheon United 0–2 Daegu FC

Attendance: 5,767


September 20
Pohang Steelers 3–2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 13,671

September 20
Chunnam Dragons 1–0 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 12,310

September 21
FC Seoul 3–1 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 13,499


Round 20

September 27
Busan I'Park 2–2 Incheon United

Attendance: 3,712


September 27
Gyeongnam FC 2–2 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 15,819


September 28
FC Seoul 3–0 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 14,057

September 28
Jeju United 0–1 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 3,833

September 28
Gwangju Sangmu 1–4 Daegu FC

Attendance: 5,321

Round 21

October 4
Daejeon Citizen 2–2 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 4,121

October 4
Incheon United 2–2 FC Seoul

Attendance: 13,956


October 5
Daegu FC 1–2 Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Attendance: 21,815

October 5
Gwangju Sangmu 1–1 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 16,820

October 5
Ulsan Hyundai 1–2 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 6,736


Round 22

October 18
Jeju United 3–2 Daegu FC

Attendance: 5,361

October 18
Gyeongnam FC 3–4 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 17,293



October 19
FC Seoul 1–0 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 17,591

October 19
Incheon United 0–3 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 7,672


Round 23


October 25
Ulsan Hyundai 4–0 Daejeon Citizen

Attendance: 6,846

October 26
FC Seoul 1–0 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Attendance: 24,001

October 26
Busan I'Park 0–1 Gyeongnam FC

Attendance: 3,519

October 26
Gwangju Sangmu 1–0 Jeju United

Attendance: 4,873

October 26
Daegu FC 1–2 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 34,135


Round 24

October 29
Daejeon Citizen 0–3 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 15,824


October 29
Gyeongnam FC 2–1 Chunnam Dragons

Attendance: 3,814

October 29
Daegu FC 1–3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Attendance: 2,013

October 29
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–1 FC Seoul

Attendance: 26,713

October 29
Busan I'Park 3–0 Jeju United

Attendance: 2,173

October 29
Gwangju Sangmu 1–2 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 1,873

Round 25

November 1
Gyeongnam FC 1–0 Ulsan Hyundai

Attendance: 15,491


November 1
Daejeon Citizen 0–0 Daegu FC

Attendance: 16,907


November 2
Jeju United 0–1 Pohang Steelers

Attendance: 4,416

November 2
Busan I'Park 2–0 FC Seoul

Attendance: 8,756

November 2
Gwangju Sangmu 0–1 Incheon United

Attendance: 19,200

Round 26


November 9
Chunnam Dragons 0–0 Jeju United

Attendance: 12,940

November 9
Daegu FC 0–1 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Attendance: 9,131

November 9
Daejeon Citizen 0–0 Gwangju Sangmu

Attendance: 17,175


November 9
Pohang Steelers 1–2 FC Seoul

Attendance: 13,289

November 9
Ulsan Hyundai 1–0 Busan I'Park

Attendance: 4,678

Top scorers[edit]

This list is including championship playoff goals

Rank Player Club Goals Pld
1 Brazil Dudu Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 16 27
2 Montenegro Dejan Damjanović FC Seoul 15 29
3 Montenegro Dženan Radončić Incheon United 13 26
= Brazil Edu Suwon Samsung Bluewings 13 27
5 South Korea Lee Keun-Ho Daegu FC 11 26
6 South Korea Jang Nam-Seok Daegu FC 10 24
7 Brazil Luizinho Ulsan Hyundai 9 19
= South Korea Seo Dong-Hyun Suwon Samsung Bluewings 9 22
9 South Korea Jung Jo-Gook FC Seoul 8 14
= Brazil Eninho Daegu FC 8 19
= Brazil Adriano Chuva Chunnam Dragons 8 19
= Brazil Rômulo Jeju United 8 21
= Brazil Mota Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 8 22
= South Korea Cho Jae-Jin Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 8 26

Attendance[edit]

    • exclude play-offs. (as of 9 November 2008.)
Club Number of matches Total attendance Average attendance
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 13 309,623 23,817
FC Seoul 13 271,290 20,868
Daegu FC 13 221,623 17,048
Daejeon Citizen 13 188,892 14,530
Incheon United 13 175,023 13,463
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 13 166,625 12,817
Gyeongnam FC 13 153,853 11,835
Pohang Steelers 13 153,540 11,811
Chunnam Dragons 13 150,156 11,550
Ulsan Hyundai 13 130,758 10,058
Gwangju Sangmu FC 13 128,630 9,895
Busan I'Park 13 107,830 8,295
Jeju United 13 96,377 7,414
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 13 93,677 7,206
Total 182 2,347,897 12,901

Championship playoffs[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                         
  2  FC Seoul    
   (bye)    
4  Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (p) 00 (4)0     2  FC Seoul 4  
5  Pohang Steelers 00 (2)0       4  Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 2  
4  Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 1
     
  3  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1     6  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0  
6  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2       2  FC Seoul 1 1 2
  1  Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1 2 3
     
 
1  Suwon Samsung Bluewings  
 
   (bye)  

Format[edit]

The top six teams in the final table qualified for the playoffs. Fourth-placed team played against fifth-placed and third-placed played against sixth-placed. The winners of those two games then played against each other; the winner played against the team that finished in second place. Finally, the winner of this playoff faced the team that finished in first place over two legs which decided the overall league champions.

Results[edit]

Match 1


Match 2


Match 3


Semi-final


Final

First Leg

Second Leg


2008 K-League Winners

Suwon Samsung Bluewings
4th Title
2008 K League winners, the Suwon Samsung Bluewings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K-Allstars outshine J-Allstars". J-League.or.jp. 

External links[edit]