Pyongyang City Sports Club

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Pyongyang City
평양시
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Full name Pyongyang City Sports Club
평양시체육단
Nickname(s) Chollima
Founded 30 April 1956; 62 years ago (30 April 1956)
Ground Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Capacity 50,000
Chairman Rim Sung-chan
Manager Ri Jong-man
League DPR Korea Premier League
Pyongyang City Sports Club
Chosŏn'gŭl 평양시체육
Hancha 平壤市體育
Revised Romanization Pyeongyangsi cheyukdan
McCune–Reischauer P'yŏngyang-si ch'eyuktan

Pyongyang City Sports Club (Korean: 평양시체육단) is a North Korean organization of physical education specialty with several departments.[1] This organization is based in Pyongyang and plays at the Kim Il-sung Stadium. As the sports club of the Korean Workers Party and Pyongyang City Hall, it is the largest sports club not affiliated with a state ministry.

Football is the most popular department in this organization. The men are presently playing in the DPRK Korea Premier Football League, the highest football league in North Korea. The club's nickname is Chollima. Although in the rest of the world Chollima is used to refer to the North Korean national team, references to Chollima or "the Chollima football team" in North Korean sports reporting usually refers to Pyongyang City's football team.[2]

History[edit]

This organization was founded by Kim Il-sung on 30 April 1956.[1] In October 1971, the Moranbong and Rodongja Sports Clubs were absorbed by this organization.[1]

Rivalries[edit]

Pyongyang City's primary rival is April 25 - known as "the Pyongyang Derby".[3]

Current players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 North Korea GK Pak Kwang-yong
North Korea GK Ri Myong-dok
North Korea GK Ri Pyong-chol
North Korea GK Ri Myong-guk
7 North Korea DF Mun Song-ho
8 North Korea DF Choe Nam-il
11 North Korea DF Kim Kuk-chin
16 North Korea DF Song Tae-il
North Korea DF So Hyok-chol
North Korea DF Han Sun-il
North Korea DF Hwang Myong-chol
North Korea DF Kim Song-hak
No. Position Player
5 North Korea MF Kim Kwang-song
8 North Korea MF Ja Hyok-chol
15 North Korea MF Jong Ho-byon
3 North Korea MF Jang Chol
North Korea MF Ri Yong-gwang
North Korea MF Ri Chol-myong
North Korea MF Kim Yong-jun
2 North Korea FW Pak Song-il
25 North Korea FW Yu Ju-hak
17 North Korea FW So Tae-jong
North Korea FW An Hyok-il

Managers[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) 1991, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
1st, gold medalist(s) 2007
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2016
1st, gold medalist(s) 2015
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2010
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2005
SF 2014
1st, gold medalist(s) 2004

International[edit]

2nd, silver medalist(s) 1973[6]

Notable players[edit]

Other sports[edit]

The club has branches in several other sports, including ice hockey.

References[edit]