Suwon FC

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Suwon FC
수원 FC
Club crest
Full name Suwon Football Club
수원시민프로축구단
Founded 2003; 14 years ago (2003)[1]
Ground Suwon Sports Complex
Ground Capacity 11,808
Owner Suwon Government
Chairman Mayor of Suwon
Manager Cho Duck-je
League K League Challenge
2016 K League Classic, 12th
(relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

Suwon Football Club (Korean: 수원 FC) is a South Korean professional football club based in the city of Suwon. It currently plays in the K League Challenge. They play their home games at Suwon Sports Complex.

History[edit]

Early years: semi-professional[edit]

Suwon city government decided to create a semi-professional level football team that would link school-level football clubs within the city and Suwon Samsung Bluewings, which is a professional club based in the city. On 15 March 2003, "Suwon City Football Club" was officially formed. The club appointed Kim Chang-Kyum as their manager and joined the semi-professional Korea National League, which was then called the "K2 League".

They won their first trophy in 2004 by winning the Korean President's Cup National Football Tournament. Slowly, they rose to strong contenders in the Korea National League, reaching the play-off in four occasions in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 although they failed to lift the trophy on all four occasions. Finally, in the 2010 season, they became the league champions after beating Daejeon Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power 2–1 aggregate in the finals. Manager Kim Chang-Kyum left the team after the 2010 season as his contract expired and Cho Duck-je, who had been managing the club's youth team, took over his place.

Suwon FC era[edit]

On 9 December 2012, it was officially announced that the team would become a fully professional club. They officially changed their name to "Suwon FC" and got an approval to join the professional K League. Suwon FC joined K League Challenge in the 2013 season. Their debut season as a professional club was successful, as they finished 4th in the league and became the only K League Challenge club to reach quarter-finals in the FA Cup.

The 2015 season was a dramatic milestone for the club. After finishing the regular season as third, Suwon FC proceeded to the semi play-off in which they met Seoul E-Land FC, on 25 November 2015. They drew 3–3, but since if scores are tied after regular time at semi play-off and play-off, the higher placed team advances to the next phase. On 28 November 2015, Suwon FC beat Daegu FC 2–1 in the play-off. Suwon FC beat Busan IPark 3–0 on aggregate in the K League Promotion-Relegation Playoffs and won the promotion. Suwon made their K League Classic (top tier) debut in the 2016 season.

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 January 2017

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

No. Position Player
2 South Korea DF Yoo Ji-no
3 South Korea MF Hwang Jae-hun
4 South Korea DF Lim Ha-ram
5 Montenegro DF Vladan Adžić
8 South Korea MF Lee Kwang-jin
9 South Korea FW Lee Seung-yeoul
10 South Korea FW Kim Han-won
11 South Korea MF Lee Seung-hyun
14 South Korea DF Lee Jun-ho
15 Australia FW Bruce Djite
16 South Korea MF Kim Hyeok-jin
19 South Korea DF Kim Min-je
20 Spain MF Jaime Gavilán
21 South Korea GK Lee In-soo
24 Australia DF Adrian Leijer
25 South Korea GK Kim Ji-hoon
26 South Korea MF Yeo In-eon
No. Position Player
28 South Korea FW Yoon Tae-su
29 South Korea DF Lee Chang-moo
33 South Korea FW Jung Gi-woon
44 South Korea MF Kim Chul-ho
77 South Korea MF Kim Boo-gwan
90 South Korea MF Lim Chang-gyoon
South Korea FW Ha Jung-heon
South Korea MF Bae Shin-young
South Korea MF Jung Hoon
South Korea FW Seo Dong-hyeon
South Korea FW Song Soo-young
South Korea MF Baek Sung-dong
South Korea MF Lee Han-saem
South Korea MF Choi Won-cheol
South Korea GK Lee Sang-wook
South Korea GK Park Chung-hyo

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 DF Kim Chang-hun (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea MF Kim Jae-woong (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
South Korea FW Lim Seong-taek (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea MF Kim Jong-gook (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
No. Position Player
South Korea FW Lee Jae-an (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
South Korea GK Park Hyeong-soon (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
South Korea FW Kim Byung-oh (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)

Managers[edit]

# Name From To Season Notes
1
South Korea Kim Chang-Kyum 2003/03/?? 2011/11/14 2003–11 First manager
2
South Korea Cho Duck-Je 2011/11/15 present 2012–present

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

Semi-professional[edit]
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (1): 2010
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (3): 2005, 2007, 2008

Cups[edit]

Semi-professional[edit]
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (3): 2005, 2007, 2012
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (1): 2004
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (3): 2006, 2007, 2011
  • Gyeonggido Sports Festival
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (8): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (1): 2010
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (2): 2004, 2007

Statistics[edit]

Korea National League era
Season Stage Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Korean FA Cup League Cup Top scorer
(League goals)
Manager
2003 First Stage 10 9 3 3 3 11 12 −1 12 6th Round of 16 None South Korea Shin Hyun-kuk (4)
South Korea Ju Won-kwan (4)
South Korea Kim Chang-kyum
Second Stage 10 9 5 2 2 10 5 +5 17 3rd
2004 First Stage 10 9 2 4 3 7 10 −3 10 5th Round of 16 Runner-up South Korea 4 players (3)
Second Stage 10 9 3 4 2 12 10 +2 13 3rd
2005 First Stage 11 10 7 1 2 19 10 +9 22 1st Round 1 Winner South Korea Kim Han-won (11)
Second Stage 11 10 3 5 2 16 13 +3 14 6th
Play-off 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0 Runner-up
2006 First Stage 11 10 4 4 2 14 11 +3 16 5th Round 1 Quarter-final South Korea Oh Jung-seok (6)
Second Stage 11 10 5 4 1 17 10 +7 19 3rd
2007 First Stage 12 11 5 1 5 15 13 +2 16 4th Round 1 Winner South Korea Park Jong-chan (11)
Second Stage 12 11 10 1 0 25 8 +17 31 1st
Play-off 2 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0 Runner-up
2008 First Stage 14 13 7 3 3 21 11 +10 24 3rd Round 1 Group Round South Korea Ha Jung-heon (11)
Second Stage 14 13 11 1 1 33 15 +18 34 1st
Play-off 4 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Runner-up
2009 First Stage 14 13 5 6 2 25 16 +9 21 7th Round 1 Quarter-final South Korea Kim Han-won (12)
Second Stage 13 12 7 4 1 21 7 +14 25 2nd
Play-off 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0 Semi-final
2010 First Stage 15 14 5 4 5 14 14 0 19 10th Round of 16 Semi-final South Korea Yoon Dong-min (6)
Second Stage 15 14 8 6 0 18 8 +10 30 2nd
Play-off 4 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Winner
2011 14 26 8 11 7 28 23 +5 35 7th Round of 16 Group Round South Korea Kim Han-won (9)
2012 14 26 9 7 10 29 32 −3 34 9th Round of 32 Winner South Korea Kim Han-won (5) South Korea Cho Duck-je
K League era
Season Division Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Korean FA Cup Top scorer
(League goals)
Manager
2013 2 8 35 13 8 14 53 51 +2 47 5th Quarter-final South Korea Park Jong-chan (11) South Korea Cho Duck-je
2014 2 10 36 12 12 12 52 49 +3 48 6th Round of 16 South Korea Jung Min-woo (8)
South Korea Kim Han-won (8)
2015 2 11 42 19 12 11 69 58 +11 69 3rd Third round Brazil Japa (19)
2016 1 12 38 10 9 19 40 58 –18 39 12th Round of 32 South Korea Lee Seung-hyun (6)

Crest[edit]

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