Asan Mugunghwa FC

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Asan Mugunghwa
아산 무궁화
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Full name Asan Mugunghwa Football Club
아산 무궁화 프로축구단
Founded 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
(as Police FC)
2017; 0 years ago (2017)
(as Asan Mugunghwa FC)
Ground Yi Sun-sin Stadium
Ground Capacity 19,283
Owner Asan Government and Korean Police Agency
Chairman Mayor of Asan
Manager Song Sun-ho
League K League Challenge
2016 K League Challenge, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Asan Mugunghwa Football Club, formerly known as Police FC, is a South Korean football club. The club's players comprise Korean professional footballers who are serving their two-year military duty.

Asan Mugunghwa FC is playing in the K League Challenge since 2013. Starting from the 2017 season, they play their home games in Asan.

History[edit]

Founding and Police Semi-professional FC era (1996–2012)[edit]

Founded as National Police Department FC in 1961, the club changed its name to Seoul Police Department FC in 1962 then back to its original name in 1967. During its history it won a number of competitions such as the Korean President's Cup National Football Tournament and the Korea Semi-Professional Football League in the 1960s before it was dissolved in November 1967. The club was reinstated in 1996, and it partly consisted of players serving their compulsory two-year military duty, similar to the other military club Sangju Sangmu FC.

Professionalization and Ansan era (2013–2016)[edit]

In 2013, Police FC joined the K League Challenge.

In February 2014, Police FC was based in Ansan (Ansan Wa~ Stadium) and renamed to Ansan Police FC.

In January 2016, the club name was changed to Ansan Mugunghwa FC. Korean word Mugunghwa means hibiscus syriacus and is the symbol of the Korean Police.

Asan era (2017–present)[edit]

After the 2016 season, the club was relocated to Asan.[1]

On 11 January 2017, there was operation agreement between the police and Asan government and the new crest was unveiled.[2]

Club name history[edit]

  • 1996–2013: Police FC
  • 2014–2015: Ansan Police FC
  • 2016: Ansan Mugunghwa FC
  • 2017–present: Asan Mugunghwa FC

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 May 2017[3]

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 Son Jeong-hyeon
2 South Korea DF Jung Da-hwon
4 South Korea DF Ahn Young-gyu
5 South Korea FW Lim Sun-young
6 South Korea DF Jo Sung-jin
7 South Korea MF Han Ji-ho
8 South Korea MF Choi Jin-soo
9 South Korea FW Kim Dong-sub
10 South Korea MF Lee Hyun-seung
11 South Korea FW Hwang Ji-woong
12 South Korea DF Hwang Do-yeon
13 South Korea GK Park Hyeong-soon
14 South Korea MF Kim Eun-sun
15 South Korea DF Ha In-ho
16 South Korea MF Joo Hyun-jae
17 South Korea FW Lee Jae-an
18 South Korea MF Gong Min-hyun
19 South Korea FW Jung Sung-min
20 South Korea MF Choi Bo-kyung
No. Position Player
21 South Korea MF Kim Jong-gook
22 South Korea MF Kim Jun-yeop
23 South Korea MF Nam Joon-jae
24 South Korea FW Han Eui-kwon
27 South Korea DF Park Yo-han
30 South Korea FW Kim Hyun
31 South Korea GK Park Ju-won
32 South Korea DF Lee Ju-yong
33 South Korea MF Lee Chang-yong
37 South Korea DF Kim Dong-chul
77 South Korea DF Lee Euddeum
88 South Korea MF Seo Yong-duk
99 South Korea MF Kim Jae-woong
South Korea DF Lee Yong
South Korea DF Min Sang-gi
South Korea DF Kim Sang-pil
South Korea DF Park Sun-yong
South Korea MF Kim Min-kyun
South Korea MF Park Se-jik

Managers[edit]

# Name From To Season Notes
1
South Korea Yu Dong-chun 1996/03/29 2001/03/07
1996–2000
First manager
2
South Korea Kim Ki-bok 2001/03/07  ?
2001–2005
3
South Korea Park Dae-je 2005/11/03  ?
2006–2010
4
South Korea Cho Dong-hyun 2010/10/12 2015/01/13
2011–2014
5
South Korea Lee Heung-sil 2015/01/13 2016/10/31
2015–2016
6
South Korea Song Sun-ho 2016/12/08
2017–

Honours[edit]

Ansan Mugunghwa era (2013–2016)[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 2016
Runners-up (2): 2013, 2014

Police FC era (semi-professional, 1996–2012)[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 2002 Fall

Crest history[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S. Korean city Ansan to launch new pro football club". Yonhap News Agency. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ 아산 협약식 - '17년 만에 충남 구단'... 아산 무궁화, 새출발 선언
  3. ^ "Ansan Mugunghwa FC". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ 안산경찰청프로축구단 엠블럼, 유니폼, 마스코트 공개 (in Korean). Gukje News. 2014-03-18. 
  5. ^ 안산 경찰청, 무궁화 축구단으로 명칭 변경 (in Korean). Gukje News. 2016-01-14. 

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