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Goyang KB Kookmin Bank FC

Goyang KB Kookmin Bank
고양 KB국민은행
Goyang KB Kookmin Bank logo
Full name Goyang KB Kookmin Bank
Football Club
고양 KB국민은행 축구단
Nickname(s) Goyang KB
Short name GKB
Founded Original 1969 (Dissolved 1997)
Refounded 2000
Dissolved 2012
Ground Goyang Stadium
Ground Capacity 41,311
Owner KB Financial Group
Chairman Kang Jung-Won
Manager Lee Woo-Hyung
League National League
2012 Season Runner-up

Goyang KB Kookmin Bank FC (Korean: 고양 KB국민은행 축구단) was a South Korean football club based in the Seoul satellite city of Goyang. It played in the National League, the third tier of Korean football. The club was integrated into newly formed FC Anyang in November 2012.

Contents

  • K-League Membership 1
  • After the K-League 2
  • Life at K2 Level 3
  • Promotion Controversy 4
  • Current team squad 5
  • Honours 6
    • Domestic Competitions 6.1
  • Statistics 7
  • See also 8
  • External links 9

K-League Membership

Kookmin Bank FC was initially founded on September,1969 and competed in the various amateur football competitions at the time. The club enjoyed success in tournaments such as the Korea Semi-Professional Football League (winners in 1978) and the President's Cup (winners in 1978 and 1983) before becoming founder members of the K-League, the professional football league in South Korea, in 1983.

The club's stay in the professional ranks was a short one, as it finished 5th out of the five teams in the first year. When it came in 8th out of the eight teams in 1984 the decision was made for the club to return to the amateur ranks.

After the K-League

Upon returning to the amateur ranks, the club returned to winning ways and managed President's Cup triumphs in 1986, 1990 and 1995. It also won the 3rd edition of the Industrial Amateur Football championship in 1993, a tournament they would win again in 1996.

The financial crisis that struck South Korea in 1997 saw the club temporarily wound up, with the official decision to pull the plug on the team coming on December 31, 1997. After two years out of the game, Kookmin Bank reconstituted their club on February 28, 2000 and the team returned to the amateur ranks, eventually winning a sixth President's Cup crown in 2003.

Life at K2 Level

Organised league football at amateur level came about in 2003 with the establishment of the National League, a competition with ten members, of which Kookmin Bank were one. Initially based in Gimpo, the club won the first stage of the 2003 championship and then moved its home base to Goyang and the team's name was changed to Goyang Kookmin Bank for the second stage where they finished runners-up on goal difference. They defeated the reserve team of military side Sangmu 5-4 on aggregate in the playoff final to win the league. They retained their championship crown in 2004 with a 4-1 aggregate win over Gangneung City FC after having again won the first stage of the league season.

Despite a lacklustre 2005 season, the club bounced back to win the 2006 championship (now rebranded the National League], triumphing 2-1 on aggregate in the final after winning the first stage of the season.

Promotion Controversy

It was planned that, subject to meeting certain financial requirements, the winner of the National League in 2006 would be promoted to the K-League. However Goyang Kookmin Bank caused controversy by winning the league but declining to move up. Team owners Kookmin Bank cited a Korean law where banks in Korea were not allowed to be involved in profitable ventures outside of banking which of course a professional football team could be. However the more likely reason is the large financial losses that most K-League teams endure each year as the league struggles for sponsorship money and suffers through low crowd numbers. On top of that any National League champion seeking promotion from the second tier is required to pay an 'entry fee' of around 2 million US dollars simply to join the league. Goyang Kookmin Bank received several threats from the League ranging from being thrown out of the competition, to fines, to point deductions for the upcoming 2007 season. In the end the side received a points deduction penalty, to be split into ten point deductions in the first and second stages of the 2007 season.

Current team squad

As of 1 March 2012
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Kim Byung-Gon
3 DF Han Gun-Hee
4 DF Kim Hyo-Joon
5 DF Kim Gi-Joong
6 DF Lee Sang-Woo
7 FW Park Byung-Won
8 MF Park Sung-Jin
9 MF Cha Jong-Yun
10 FW Kim Young-Nam
11 FW Ha Jung-Heon
13 DF Lee Sang-Yong
14 FW Lee Jae-Won
15 MF Lee Su-Hwan
16 FW Hwang Ho-Ryoung
17 DF Lee Dong-Jun
No. Position Player
18 MF Chun Won-Goo
20 GK Hwang Hee-Hoon
21 GK Jung Min-Gyo
22 MF Yu Byeong-Uk
23 MF Lee Yoon-Ho
24 MF Jung Da-Seul
27 FW Jung Hee-Jin
30 DF Oh Jeong-Hwan
31 DF Sung Jong-Hyun
33 DF Don Ji-Duk
38 DF Ryu Byung-Hoon
40 GK Choi Ik-Hyung
66 MF Bai Zijian
77 MF Kim Won-Min
88 MF Park Jeong-Sik

Honours

Domestic Competitions

Statistics

Season K-League FA Cup League Cup Top scorer
(League goals)
Manager
Stage Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Position
1983 Single Stage 5 16 3 2 11 11 30 –19 8 5th None None Lim Seok-Hyun (3)
Kim Su-Gil (3)
Season Stage Teams P W D 0D L GF GA GD Pts Position FA Cup League Cup Top scorer Manager
1984 First Stage 8 14 1 2 2 9 12 25 –13 20 8th None None 6 players (3)
Second Stage 8 14 2 4 0 8 15 33 –18 14 8th
1985-95 None None None
1996 Round 1
1997-99 On Hiatus
2000 None Round 1 None
2001 Round 1
2002 Did not qualify
Season Korea National League FA Cup League Cup Top scorer
(League goals)
Manager
Stage Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Position
2003 First Stage 10 9 6 2 1 14 6 +8 20 1st Round of 16 None Ko Min-Gi (8)
Second Stage 10 9 5 4 0 13 5 +8 19 2nd
Playoff 2 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4 Champion
2004 First Stage 10 9 7 2 0 17 5 +12 23 1st Round of 16 Semifinal Kim Dong-Min (6) Lee Woo-Hyung
Second Stage 10 9 3 3 3 9 8 +1 12 4th
Playoff 2 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Champion
2005 First Stage 11 10 6 2 2 15 6 +9 20 3rd Quarterfinal Group Stage Choi Bae-Sik (9)
Second Stage 11 10 4 3 3 13 7 +6 15 3rd
2006 First Stage 11 10 8 2 0 26 8 +18 26 1st Semifinal Quarterfinal Ko Min-Gi (7)
Second Stage 11 10 4 2 4 12 10 +2 14 6th
Playoff 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Champion
2007 First Stage 12 11 7 2 2 20 8 +12 131 6th Round of 16 Runner-up Lim Jin-Young (7)
Second Stage 12 11 6 2 3 26 13 +13 101 9th
2008 First Stage 14 13 6 3 4 23 14 +9 21 6th Semifinal Quarterfinal Kim Hyun-Gi (5)
Kim Yo-Han (5)
Cha Jong-Yoon (5)
Second Stage 14 13 5 4 4 12 12 0 19 7th
2009 First Stage 14 13 4 4 5 18 16 +2 16 8th Round of 16 Winner Park Byung-Won (7)
Second Stage 13 12 5 4 3 17 15 +2 19 5th
2010 First Stage 15 14 7 3 4 19 12 +7 24 4th Semifinal Quarterfinal Lee Wan-Hee (7)
Second Stage 15 14 7 4 3 20 15 +5 25 5th
Playoff 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 –1 Semifinal
2011 14 26 13 8 5 37 25 +12 47 2nd Round of 32 Group Stage Park Sung-Jin (8)
Playoff 6 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Runner-up
2012 14 26 15 10 1 51 20 +31 55 1st Quarterfinal Semifinal
Playoff 6 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3 Runner-up

1: Goyang KB Kookmin Bank was docked 10 points due to rejecting of promotion.

See also

External links

  • (Korean) Goyang KB page at the National League website
  • (English) Goyang KB at ROKfootball.com
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