Seoul United FC
|Full name||Seoul United Football Club
서울 유나이티드 풋볼 클럽
|Website||Club home page|
The movement to create Seoul United FC began in 2001, with Michael Atkinson and a group of supporters setting about bringing professional football back to the city of Seoul, following the K League's decision to relocate the then-capital clubs to other cities.
Despite this, the fan push continued and the establishment of the K3 League in 2007 gave a realistic opportunity for involvement in the league set-up. Two amateur sides, Good Bu&Bu (Good Friend) and Youngseo FC (Jin Seoul), were merged to create the new club and the home venue of Seoul Olympic Stadium was chosen. For the 2010 season the team moved to Hyochang Stadium in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. In 2011 the team relocated again to the smaller Madeul Stadium in Nowon-gu, Seoul.
Entry into the league system
The club's first ever match was played on April 21, 2007, a 2–2 home draw with Changwon Dudae FC.
Seoul United currently has agreements with Dr.Son Football Academy to support the players in professional development, and with the social development company, CrazyFootball, to support the team's youth academy.
At the beginning of 2015, the club announced a partnership with FC Ryukyu. A friendly match between the clubs at Madeul Stadium was arranged for the 1st of March 2015. This agreement marked the first partnership between clubs of the lowest league in Korea and Japan.
In the closing weeks of 2014 it was announced that Choi Sang-Kook would take over as the 9th manager of the club. He is a former K-League striker with the interesting destination of having a Doctorate in Football.
The team plays in black and white thick striped shirt, black shorts and white socks.
- Winners: (1) 2007
Season by season records
|Season||Teams||Challengers League||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||League Cup||FA Cup||Manager|
|2008||16||5th Overall||29||14||6||9||63||47||+16||48||–||Prelim Round 3||Im Geun-Jae|
|2009||17||13th||32||11||7||14||70||56||+14||40||–||Prelim Round 3||Lee Chang-Hwan|
|2010||18||6th in Group B||25||10||8||7||45||29||+16||38||–||DNP||Kim Gang-Nam|
|2011||16||2nd in Group B||22||15||4||3||72||25||+47||49||–||Prelim Round 1||From Jul, Im Geun-Jae|
|2012||18||3rd in Group A||16||11||1||4||48||17||+31||34||–||Prelim Round 1||Jan–Jul, Bae Hyeong-Ryeol; Jul–Dec, Yun Pyo-Ho|
|2013||18||5th in Group B||16||8||3||5||38||31||+7||27||–||Prelim Round 1||Kim Chang-Gyeom|
|2014||18||7th in Group A||25||6||4||15||28||52||-24||22||–||Prelim Round 1||Yu Gi-Heung|
|2015||18||8th in Group B||25||6||4||15||52||58||-6||22||–||Prelim Round 2||Choi Sang-Kook|
*The 2008–2010 seasons might not be correct. Different source show variations in results.Verification needed.