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List of K League champions

This article is about the Champions of South Korean Professional football K League.

Contents

  • Top Division Champions (1983-present) 1
    • Titles By Season 1.1
    • Titles By Club 1.2
    • Titles By City / Area 1.3
    • Titles By Province 1.4
  • Second Division Champions (2013-present) 2
    • Titles By Season 2.1
    • Titles By Club 2.2
  • League Cup Winners (1986, 1992-2011) 3
    • Titles By Season 3.1
    • Titles By Club 3.2
    • Titles By City / Area 3.3
    • Titles By Province 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Top Division Champions (1983-present)

Seongnam FC are the most successful team in terms of championship victories, having lifted the title on no less than seven occasions.
The roll-call of champions is as follows (present-date names included where teams have changed names previously):

  • K League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records.

Titles By Season

Season Champions Runners-up
1983
Hallelujah FC Daewoo Royals
1984
Daewoo Royals Yukong Elephants
1985
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso POSCO Atoms
1986
POSCO Atoms Luck-Goldstar Hwangso
1987
Daewoo Royals POSCO Atoms
1988
POSCO Atoms Hyundai Horang-i
1989
Yukong Elephants Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso
1990
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso Daewoo Royals
1991
Daewoo Royals Hyundai Horang-i
1992
POSCO Atoms Ilhwa Chunma
1993
Ilhwa Chunma LG Cheetahs
1994
Ilhwa Chunma Yukong Elephants
1995
Ilhwa Chunma Pohang Atoms
1996
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Suwon Samsung Bluewings
1997
Pusan Daewoo Royals Jeonnam Dragons
1998
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
1999
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Pusan Daewoo Royals
2000
Anyang LG Cheetahs Bucheon SK
2001
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Anyang LG Cheetahs
2002
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2003
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2004
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Pohang Steelers
2005
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Incheon United
2006
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2007
Pohang Steelers Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2008
Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC Seoul
2009
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2010
FC Seoul Jeju United
2011
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Ulsan Hyundai
2012
FC Seoul Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2013
Pohang Steelers Ulsan Hyundai

Titles By Club

  • K League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records.[1]
Club Champions Runners-up Winning Seasons Runners-up Seasons
Seongnam FC
7
3
1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 1992, 2007, 2009
FC Seoul
5
5
1985, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2012 1986, 1989, 1993, 2001, 2008
Pohang Steelers
5
4
1986, 1988, 1992, 2007, 2013 1985, 1987, 1995, 2004
Busan IPark
4
3
1984, 1987, 1991, 1997 1983, 1990, 1999
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
4
2
1998, 1999, 2004, 2008 1996, 2006
Ulsan Hyundai
2
7
1996, 2005 1988, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2013
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2
1
2009, 2011 2012
Jeju United
1
4
1989 1984, 1994, 2000, 2010
Hallelujah FC
1
0
1983
Jeonnam Dragons
0
1
1997
Incheon United
0
1
2005

Titles By City / Area

  • Since 1987 season : K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
City / Area Titles Clubs
Seoul
6
Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso (1990), FC Seoul (2010, 2012)
Ilhwa Chunma (1993, 1994, 1995)
Pohang
4
POSCO Atoms (1988, 1992), Pohang Steelers (2007, 2013)
Suwon
4
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1998, 1999, 2004, 2008)
Seongnam
4
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006)
Busan
2
Daewoo Royals (1991), Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997)
Ulsan
2
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (1996, 2005)
Jeonbuk
2
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2009, 2011)
Anyang
1
Anyang LG Cheetahs (2000)
Busan+Gyeongnam
1
Daewoo Royals (1987)
Incheon+Gyeonggi
1
Yukong Elephants (1989)

Titles By Province

  • Since 1987 season : K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
Province Titles City / Area Clubs
Capital Region
16
(6) Seoul Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso (1990), FC Seoul (2010, 2012)
Ilhwa Chunma (1993, 1994, 1995)
(4) Suwon Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1998, 1999, 2004, 2008)
(4) Seongnam Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006)
(1) Anyang Anyang LG Cheetahs (2000)
(1) Incheon+Gyeonggi Yukong Elephants (1989)
Gyeongsang Region
9
(4) Pohang POSCO Atoms (1988, 1992), Pohang Steelers (2007, 2013)
(2) Busan Daewoo Royals (1991), Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997)
(2) Ulsan Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (1996, 2005)
(1) Busan+Gyeongnam Daewoo Royals (1987)
Jeolla Region
2
(2) Jeonbuk Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2009, 2011)
Chungcheong Region
0
Gangwon Region
0
Jeju Region
0

Second Division Champions (2013-present)

Titles By Season

Season Champions Runners-up
2013
Sangju Sangmu Police FC
2014
Daejeon Citizen Gwangju FC

* Bold designates the promoted club;
‡ Won the Promotion-Relegation Playoffs;
† Lost the Promotion-Relegation Playoffs;

Titles By Club

Club Champions Runners-up Winning Seasons Runners-up Seasons
Sangju Sangmu
1
0
2013
Daejeon Citizen
1
0
2014
Ansan Police
0
1
2013
Gwangju FC
0
1
2014

League Cup Winners (1986, 1992-2011)

Titles By Season

Season Cup Titles Winners Runners-up
1986
Professional Football Championship Hyundai Horang-i Daewoo Royals
1992
Adidas Cup Ilhwa Chunma LG Cheetahs
1993
Adidas Cup POSCO Atoms Hyundai Horang-i
1994
Adidas Cup Yukong Elephants LG Cheetahs
1995
Adidas Cup Hyundai Horang-i Ilhwa Chunma
1996
Adidas Cup Bucheon Yukong Pohang Atoms
|1997
Adidas Cup Pusan Daewoo Royals Jeonnam Dragons
|1997s
Prospecs Cup Pusan Daewoo Royals Pohang Steelers
|1998
Adidas Korea Cup Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Bucheon SK
|1998s
Philip Morris Korea Cup Pusan Daewoo Royals Bucheon SK
|1999
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Anyang LG Cheetahs
|1999s
Daehan Fire Insurance Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Pusan Daewoo Royals
|2000
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
|2000s
Daehan Fire Insurance Cup Bucheon SK Jeonnam Dragons
2001
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Busan Icons
2002
Adidas Cup Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2003
No Competition
2004 Samsung Hauzen Cup Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Daejeon Citizen
2005 Samsung Hauzen Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2006 Samsung Hauzen Cup FC Seoul Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2007 Samsung Hauzen Cup Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i FC Seoul
2008 Samsung Hauzen Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Jeonnam Dragons
2009 Peace Cup Korea Pohang Steelers Busan I'Park
2010 Posco Cup FC Seoul Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2011 Rush & Cash Cup Ulsan Hyundai Busan I'Park

Titles By Club

  • K League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history & records.[2]
Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons Runners-up Seasons
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
6
0
1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008
Ulsan Hyundai
5
3
1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011 1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011
Busan IPark
3
5
1997, 1997s, 1998s 1986, 1999s, 2001, 2009, 2011
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
3
3
1992, 2002, 2004 1995, 2000, 2006
Jeju United
3
2
1994, 1996, 2000s 1998, 1998s
FC Seoul
2
4
2006, 2010 1992, 1994, 1999, 2007
Pohang Steelers
2
2
1993, 2009 1996, 1997s
Jeonnam Dragons
0
3
1997, 2000s, 2008
Daejeon Citizen
0
1
2004
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
0
1
2010

Titles By City / Area

  • Since 1987 season : K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
City / Area Titles Clubs
Suwon
6
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
Seoul
4
Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010)
Ulsan
4
Hyundai Horang-i (1995), Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (1998, 2007), Ulsan Hyundai (2011)
Busan
3
Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997s, 1998s)
Bucheon
2
Bucheon Yukong (1996), Bucheon SK, (2000s)
Seongnam
2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Pohang
2
POSCO Atoms (1993), Pohang Steelers (2009)

Titles By Province

  • Since 1987 season : K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
Province Titles City / Area Clubs
Capital Region
14
(6) Suwon Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
(4) Seoul Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010 )
(2) Bucheon Bucheon Yukong (1996), Bucheon SK (2000s)
(2) Seongnam Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Gyeongsang Region
9
(4) Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (1995), Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (1998, 2007), Ulsan Hyundai (2011)
(3) Busan Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997s, 1998s)
(2) Pohang POSCO Atoms (1993), Pohang Steelers (2009)
Jeolla Region
0
Chungcheong Region
0
Gangwon Region
0
Jeju Region
0
*Horang-i means tiger, Chunma means pegasus

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Official K-League Annual Report" (in 한국어). K-League editorial division. 
  2. ^ "The Official K-League Annual Report" (in 한국어). K-League editorial division. 

External links

  • Official K League website (Korean)
  • Taeguk-Soccer Korean soccer forum
  • ROKfootball.com website
  • Footcoreen.com website (French)
  • Regular K League news and player profiles
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