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2015 K League Classic

The 2015 K League Classic is the 33rd season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K-League and the third season in its current name, the K League Classic.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are the defending champions, having won their third title in 2014.

Promotion and relegation

Teams relegated to 2015 K League Challenge

Teams promoted from the 2014 K League Challenge

Participating clubs

The following 12 clubs will compete in the K League Classic during the 2015 season.

  • K League Classic's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records.
  • K League Official Club Profiles Page
Club City / Area Manager Joined Owner(s) / Sponsor(s)
0 Busan IPark 0 Busan Yoon Sung-hyo 1983 - Owner : Hyundai Development Company
0 Daejeon Citizen 0 Daejeon Cho Jin-ho 1997 - Owners : Government of Daejeon, Citizen Stockholder
0 Gwangju FC 0 Gwangju Nam Ki-il 2010 - Owner : Government of Gwangju, Citizen Stockholder
0 Incheon United 0 Incheon Kim Do-hoon 2004 - Owners : Government of Incheon, Citizen Stockholder
Sponsors : Shinhan Bank, Incheon International Airport
0 Jeju United 0 Jeju Jo Sung-hwan 1983 - Owner : SK Energy in SK Group
0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 Jeonbuk Choi Kang-hee 1995 - Owner : Hyundai Motor Company in Hyundai Motor Group
0 Jeonnam Dragons 0 Jeonnam Roh Sang-rae 1995 - Owner : POSCO
0 Pohang Steelers 0 Pohang, Gyeongbuk Hwang Sun-hong 1983 - Owner : POSCO
0 Seongnam FC 0 Seongnam, Gyeonggi Kim Hak-bum 1989 - Owner : Government of Seongnam, Citizen Stockholder
0 FC Seoul 0 Seoul Choi Yong-soo 1984 - Owner : GS Group
0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 Suwon, Gyeonggi Seo Jung-won 1996 - Owner : Cheil Worldwide in Samsung Group
Sponsors : Samsung Electronics
0 Ulsan Hyundai 0 Ulsan Yoon Jung-hwan 1984 - Owner : Hyundai Heavy Industries in Hyundai Heavy Industries Group

Stadiums

  • Primary venues used in the K League Classic:
Busan IPark Daejeon Citizen Gwangju FC Incheon United Jeju United Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Busan Asiad Stadium Daejeon World Cup Stadium Gwangju World Cup Stadium Incheon Football Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 53,864 Capacity: 41,295 Capacity: 44,118 Capacity: 20,891 Capacity: 35,657 Capacity: 42,477
Jeonnam Dragons Pohang Steelers Seongnam FC FC Seoul Suwon Samsung Bluewings Ulsan Hyundai
Gwangyang Football Stadium Pohang Steel Yard Tancheon Stadium Seoul World Cup Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium
Capacity: 20,009 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 16,250 Capacity: 66,806 Capacity: 43,959 Capacity: 44,474


Managerial changes

Team Outgoing Manner Table Date Incoming Table Date
Jeju United Park Kyung-hoon Resigned Pre-season Jo Sung-hwan Pre-season
Ulsan Hyundai Cho Min-kook Resigned Pre-season Yoon Jung-hwan Pre-season
Jeonnam Dragons Ha Seok-ju Resigned Pre-season Roh Sang-rae Pre-season
Incheon United Kim Bong-gil Sacked Pre-season Kim Do-hoon Pre-season


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.

As of 31 July 2015
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player
Busan IPark Bill Elias Wesley
Daejeon Citizen Niltinho Rafinha Wanderson Álvaro Silva
Gwangju FC Cassiano Daniel Fábio Neves
Incheon United Kevin Oris Matej Jonjić Tomoki Wada
Jeju United Ciro Fernando Karanga Ricardo Lopes Aleksandar Jovanović
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Leonardo Luiz Henrique Urko Vera Alex Wilkinson
Jeonnam Dragons Leandrinho Mislav Oršić Stevica Ristić
Pohang Steelers Tiago Lazar Veselinović
Seongnam FC Lucas Pajeu Javier Reina
FC Seoul Adriano Mauricio Molina Osmar Barba Yojiro Takahagi
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Kaio Santos Iliyan Mitsanski
Ulsan Hyundai Everton Santos Ivan Kovačec Server Djeparov Chikashi Masuda

League table

Positions by matchday

      Leader & 2016 AFC Champions League Group stage
      Qualification to 2016 AFC Champions League Group stage
      Relegation playoffs
      Relegation to the 2016 K League Challenge

Round 1-22

Round 23-38

Split rounds are from round 34 to round 38
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Results

Matches 1-22

Teams play each other twice, once at home, once away.


1–0 2–3 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
0–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–4 2–3 0–2 1–4 1–2 1–2 1–1
0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2
3–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
0–0 5–0 2–1 0–0 0–3 3–2 1–0 4–3 2–4 3–4 2–1
2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1
3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1
1–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–4 0–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–4
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2–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 5–1 3–1
1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–1
Updated to games played on 9 September 2015.
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.

Matches 23–33

2–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–2 2–2
0–0 2–4 0–1 0–2 0–0
0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–4
2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2
3–2 0–1 2–1 2–4 2–2
2–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–1
1–1 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2
2–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–0
1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1
2–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–1
2–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 3–1
0–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–2
Updated to games played on 4 October 2015.
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.

Matches 34–38

After 33 matches, the league splits into two sections of six teams each, with teams playing every other team in their section once (either at home or away). The exact matches are determined upon the league table at the time of the split.

Updated to games played on 25 October 2015.
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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Source: K League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
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Statistics

Attendance

|- | style="text-align:center;" |3 | style="text-align:left;" |Suwon Samsung Bluewings |222,219 |29,046 |6,538 |13,072 |-0.66666666666666−33.3% |- | style="text-align:center;" |4 | style="text-align:left;" |Pohang Steelers |156,988 |19,227 |3,354 |9,235 |-0.94225079073563−5.7% |- | style="text-align:center;" |5 | style="text-align:left;" |Jeju United |108,151 |20,013 |1,011 |6,759 |0.00700238379022+0.7% |- | style="text-align:center;" |6 | style="text-align:left;" |Ulsan Hyundai |108,887 |18,031 |1,524 |6,405 |-0.9108361774744−8.9% |- | style="text-align:center;" |7 | style="text-align:left;" |Seongnam FC |104,395 |12,187 |1,593 |5,800 |0.54460719041278+54.4% |- | style="text-align:center;" |8 | style="text-align:left;" |Incheon United |92,553 |10,704 |1,623 |5,142 |0.12541037426132+12.5% |- | style="text-align:center;" |9 | style="text-align:left;" |Jeonnam Dragons |81,779 |12,608 |1,306 |4,543 |0.35007429420505+35.0% |- | style="text-align:center;" |10 | style="text-align:left;" |Busan IPark |56,174 |9,123 |1,248 |3,304 |0.01536570374923+1.5% |- | style="text-align:center;" |11 | style="text-align:left;" |Daejeon Citizen |45,943 |11,857 |763 |2,552 |-0.79824835783547−20.1% |- | style="text-align:center;" |12 | style="text-align:left;" |Gwangju FC |36,023 |3,117 |1,062 |2,119 |0.5766369047619+57.6%


Top 10 Season Attendances

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
39,328 18 27 June 2015 FC Seoul 0 – 0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seoul World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
32,516 2 14 March 2015 FC Seoul 1 – 2 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Seoul World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
31,192 23 26 July 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 – 1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Jeonju World Cup Stadium Sunday Evening
30,410 9 2 May 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 – 0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Jeonju World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
29,046 31 19 September 2015 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 – 3 FC Seoul Suwon World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
26,433 30 12 September 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3 – 0 FC Seoul Jeonju World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
26,250 7 18 April 2015 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 5 – 1 FC Seoul Suwon World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
24,262 35 25 October 2015 FC Seoul 0 – 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Seoul World Cup Stadium Sunday Afternoon
23,810 1 7 March 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 – 0 Seongnam FC Jeonju World Cup Stadium Saturday Afternoon
23,113 27 22 August 2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 – 1 Incheon United Jeonju World Cup Stadium Saturday Evening

Awards

Most Valuable Player of The Round

Manager of the Month

Season Awards

The 2015 K League Awards is to be held on December 2015.

References

  • 2015 Sesson Review at K League Website (Korean)

External links

  • Official K League website (style="background: #D0F0C0" | }English)
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