Yangzee FC

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Full name Yangzee Football Club
Founded 1967, March 29
Dissolved 1970, March 17
Owner Korean Central Intelligence Agency

Yangzee FC was a South Korean football club that operated between 1967 and 1970.

Set up in February 1967 by the then-head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Hyung-wook, the team was charged with improving the level of football in South Korea after North Korea reached the quarter-finals of the 1966 World Cup in England.

Recruiting the best talent of the time, participation in the squad took the place of the mandatory military service requirement for Korean nationals, and the players lived and trained at the headquarters of the Intelligence Agency during their time with the team.

The team dominated the domestic football scene at the time, and in 1969 reached the final of the Asian Club Championship, losing 1–0 to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final in Bangkok.

As Kim's grip on power at the Intelligence Agency slipped away, and interest in the football club waned as relations towards North Korea improved, the team was wound up on March 17, 1970.


Former managers[edit]

  1. South Korea Choi Jung-Min
  2. South Korea Kim Yong-Sik

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