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2014 K League Challenge

Hyundai Oilbank
K League Challenge 2014
Season 2014
Champions Daejeon Citizen
(1st title)
Promoted Daejeon Citizen
Gwangju FC
Matches played 180
Goals scored 467 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorer Adriano
(27 goals)
Biggest home win Ansan 6–1 Daejeon
(June 29)
Daegu 6–1 Gangwon
(November 2)
Biggest away win Chungju 0–4 Daejeon
(April 19)
Highest scoring 7 goals
(6 matches)
Highest attendance 6,279
Anyang v Gangwon
(March 29)
Lowest attendance 217
Gangwon v Daegu
(September 17)
Ansan v Goyang
(October 15)
Average attendance 1,211
2013
2015

The 2014 K League Challenge is the second season of the K League Challenge, the second tier South Korean professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2013. From the 2014 season, a top place team will promote to the K League Classic and the promotion play-offs among three clubs ranked between 2nd and 4th will be held after the regular season ends.[1]

Teams

Sangju Sangmu, the champion in the 2013 K League Challenge, was promoted to 2014 K League Classic, then Gangwon FC, Daegu FC and Daejeon Citizen were relegated from the top tier. A total of 10 teams will contest the league.

Participating clubs

Location of teams in 2014 K League Challenge
Team City Manager Home venue Capacity
Ansan Police Ansan Cho Dong-hyun Ansan Wa~ Stadium 35,000
FC Anyang Anyang Lee Woo-hyung Anyang Stadium 18,216
Bucheon FC 1995 Bucheon Choi Jin-han Bucheon Stadium 34,545
Chungju Hummel Chungju Kim Jong-pil Chungju Stadium 15,000
Daegu FC Daegu Choi Duck-joo Daegu Stadium 68,014
Daejeon Citizen Daejeon Cho Jin-ho Daejeon World Cup Stadium 42,176
Gangwon FC Gangneung Arthur Bernardes
Park Hyo-jin (C)
Gangneung Stadium 22,333
Goyang Hi FC Goyang Lee Young-moo
Lee Sung-kil (C)
Goyang Stadium 41,311
Gwangju FC Gwangju Nam Ki-il Gwangju World Cup Stadium 44,118
Suwon FC Suwon Cho Duck-je Suwon Stadium 24,670

Stadiums

Primary venues used in the K League Challenge:
Ansan Police FC Anyang Bucheon FC 1995 Chungju Hummel Daegu FC
Ansan Wa~ Stadium Anyang Stadium Bucheon Stadium Chungju Stadium Daegu Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 17,143 Capacity: 34,545 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 68,014
Daejeon Citizen Gangwon FC Goyang Hi FC Gwangju FC Suwon FC
Daejeon World Cup Stadium Gangneung Stadium Goyang Stadium Gwangju World Cup Stadium Suwon Stadium
Capacity: 42,176 Capacity: 22,333 Capacity: 41,311 Capacity: 44,118 Capacity: 24,670

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Team Managers Kit Manufacturer1 Main sponsor1
Ansan Police Zaicro
FC Anyang Zaicro KB Kookmin Bank
Bucheon FC 1995 Ninety Plus Bucheon Government
Chungju Hummel Hummel Chungju Government
Daegu FC Hummel
Daejeon Citizen Kelme
Gangwon FC Hummel
Goyang Hi FC New Balance
Gwangju FC Joma Gwangju Bank
Suwon FC Hummel Suwon Government

Foreign players

Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC country.
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player
Ansan Police N/A N/A N/A N/A
FC Anyang Wagner Felipe Adão
Bucheon FC 1995 Rodrigo Paraná
Chungju Hummel Ciprian Vasilache Raphael Kalel
Daegu FC Matheus Johnathan
Daejeon Citizen Adriano Vanderlei Maranhão
Gangwon FC Joélson Alex Almir Diogo
Goyang Hi FC Roniere Maycon
Gwangju FC Diego Silva Fábio Neves
Suwon FC Japa Vladan Adžić

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Daejeon Citizen (C) (P) 36 20 10 6 64 36 +28 70 Promotion to 2015 K League Classic
2 Ansan Police 36 16 11 9 58 48 +10 59 Qualification to K League Challenge play-offs
3 Gangwon FC 36 16 6 14 48 50 −2 54
4 Gwangju FC (O) (P) 36 13 12 11 40 35 +5 51
5 FC Anyang 36 15 6 15 49 52 −3 51
6 Suwon FC 36 12 12 12 52 49 +3 48
7 Daegu FC 36 13 8 15 50 47 +3 47
8 Goyang Hi FC 36 11 14 11 36 41 −5 47
9 Chungju Hummel 36 6 16 14 37 57 −20 34
10 Bucheon FC 1995 36 6 9 21 33 52 −19 27

Updated to games played on 16 November 2014.
Source: K League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q)=Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by matchday

      Leader & Promotion to the 2015 K League Classic
      Qualification to Relegation/promotion play-offs

Round 1-18

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Daejeon Citizen 9 6 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Daegu FC 4 7 8 5 4 4 2 2 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
FC Anyang 5 4 2 1 2 2 4 4 2 6 5 7 3 3 3 4 2 3
Gangwon FC 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 7 3 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
Goyang Hi FC 5 8 7 4 7 6 3 4 6 5 3 3 5 6 6 6 7 5
Ansan Police 2 1 1 3 3 3 5 6 8 8 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 6
Suwon FC 1 2 6 7 5 7 6 3 5 4 6 5 6 5 5 5 6 7
Gwangju FC 8 5 5 8 6 5 7 9 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 5 8
Chungju Hummel 3 3 4 6 8 8 9 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9
Bucheon FC 1995 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 6 7 7 9 9 10 10

Last updated: 16 July 2014
Source: kleague.com

Round 19-36

Team \ Round 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Daejeon Citizen 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ansan Police 5 6 4 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Gangwon FC 7 3 3 5 3 5 5 4 3 5 3 2 4 4 4 5 3 3
Gwangju FC 6 8 5 6 6 4 4 6 4 3 5 6 5 5 5 6 4 4
FC Anyang 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 5 7 6 4 3 3 3 3 5 5
Suwon FC 8 7 8 8 8 7 6 7 6 4 4 5 7 6 6 4 6 6
Daegu FC 3 4 6 4 5 6 7 5 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Goyang Hi FC 4 5 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 7 8 6 7 8 8 8 8
Chungju Hummel 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Bucheon FC 1995 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Last updated: 16 November 2014
Source: kleague.com

Results

Matches 19-36

Home ╲ Away ASP ANY BUC CJH DGU DJC GWN GHI GWJ SUW
Ansan Police 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–1
FC Anyang 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–3
Bucheon FC 1995 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–2
Chungju Hummel 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0
Daegu FC 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 6–1 0–1 0–0 1–2
Daejeon Citizen 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 5–2
Gangwon FC 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 2–4 2–1
Goyang Hi FC 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–4 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–3
Gwangju FC 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0
Suwon FC 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–4 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–0
Updated to games played on 16 November 2014.
Source: K League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

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Promotion-Relegation Playoffs

Promotion and relegation playoffs will be held between 2nd~4th clubs of 2014 K League Challenge and 11th club of 2014 K League Classic.

  Semi-Playoff Playoff Relegation/Promotion Playoffs
                               
    Cl11  Gyeongnam FC 1 1 2
    Ch2  Ansan Police 0     Ch4  Gwangju FC 3 1 4
  Ch3  Gangwon FC 0     Ch4  Gwangju FC 3  
  Ch4  Gwangju FC 1  

Semi-Playoff

22 November 2014
14:00
Gangwon FC 0 – 1 Gwangju FC
Report Kim Ho-nam Goal 53'
Wonju Stadium, Wonju
Attendance: 1,065
Referee: Choi Myung-yong

Playoff

29 November 2014
14:00
Ansan Police 0 – 3 Gwangju FC
Report Fábio Goal 70', Goal 71'
Diego Goal 76'
Ansan Wa~ Stadium, Ansan
Attendance: 2,767
Referee: Kim Seong-ho

Promotion-Relegation Playoffs

First leg

3 December 2014
19:00
Gwangju FC 3 – 1 Gyeongnam FC
Cho Yong-tae Goal 20'
Diego Goal 48'
Sreten Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report Stojanović Goal 32'
Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
Attendance: 2,667

Second leg

6 December 2014
14:00
Gyeongnam FC 1 – 1 Gwangju FC
Song Soo-young Goal 70' Report Kim Ho-nam Goal 75'
Changwon Football Center, Changwon
Attendance: 1,969

Gwangju FC secure promotion to the 2015 K League Classic season, 4:2 on aggregate.

Season statistics

Attendance

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Daejeon Citizen 57,583 5,834 772 3,197 -0.53443664326312−46.5%
2 FC Anyang 28,298 6,279 415 1,572 -0.86611570247933−13.3%
3 Gwangju FC 24,200 4,846 615 1,344 -0.57411362665527−42.5%
4 Bucheon FC 1995 19,374 5,562 305 1,076 -0.62740524781341−37.2%
5 Gangwon FC 18,144 3,556 217 1,008 -0.3206106870229−67.9%
6 Suwon FC 17,823 3,450 405 990 0.05431309904153+5.4%
7 Daegu FC 17,383 3,605 472 966 -0.1334991708126−86.6%
8 Chungju Hummel 13,938 1,647 317 774 -0.46542393265183−53.4%
9 Ansan Police 10,761 3,568 217 598 -0.56575212866603−43.4%
10 Goyang Hi FC 10,508 1,842 252 584 -0.79132791327913−20.8%
League total 217,967 6,279 217 1,211 −28.1%

Updated to games played on 16 November 2014
Source: K League
Notes:
Attendants who entered with free ticket are not counted.
Team played previous season in K League Classic.

Awards

The 2014 K League Awards was hold on 1 December 2014.

K League Challenge Most Valuable Player

K League Challenge Top Scorer

K League Challenge Top Assistor

K League Challenge Best XI

Position Player Club
Goalkeeper Park Ju-won Daejeon Citizen
Defender Lee Jae-kwon Ansan Police
Defender Heo Jae-won Daegu FC
Defender Yoon Won-il Daejeon Citizen
Defender Rim Chang-woo Daejeon Citizen
Midfielder Kim Ho-nam Gwangju FC
Midfielder Choi Jin-ho Gangwon FC
Midfielder Lee Yong-rae Ansan Police
Midfielder Choi Jin-soo FC Anyang
Forward Alex Gangwon FC
Forward Adriano Daejeon Citizen

K League Challenge Manager of the Year

References

  1. ^
  • 2014 Sesson Review at K League Website (Korean)

External links

  • Official K League Website (Korean)
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