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Suwon Bluewings

Suwon Bluewings
수원 블루윙즈
Logo
Full name Suwon Samsung Bluewings Football Club
수원 삼성 블루윙즈 축구단
Nickname(s) Blue Wing
Blue-White-Red Army
Short name SBW
Founded 1995;  (1995)
Ground Suwon World Cup Stadium (Big Bird)
Ground Capacity 43,959
Owner Samsung Electronics
Chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun
Manager Lee Seok-Myung
Coach Seo Jung-Won
League K League Classic
2012 Season 4th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K League Classic. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours. Suwon have won the championship on four occasions, in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2008.

Asia's Player of the Century Cha Bum-Kun was the manager of the club from 2004 to 2010, when he replaced former national team manager Kim Ho who had been the club's first manager.

History

The club was officially founded in December 1995, by the Samsung Group, to be the ninth member of the K-League from the 1996 season. It was also the first club to be founded in one specific city, a plan which led to the K-League initiating plans to encourage the other member clubs to forge similar links with local communities.

Former South Korean national team manager Kim Ho took charge of the side from their first season in the K-League, and the team finished runners-up in the championship play-off that season. The championship was secured in 1998 and retained in 1999 as Suwon started to dominate Korean football.

Suwon lifted the Asian Club Championship (the predecessor to the AFC Champions League) twice in succession in 2001 and 2002, and also added the Asian Super Cup to their roll of honors on two occasions.

The departure of Kim Ho in 2003 saw Korean football legend Cha Bum-Kun appointed manager ahead of the 2004 season, and the club won its third league title in his debut season as manager.

Suwon finished runners-up in both major domestic competitions in 2006, as Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma claimed victory in the K-League championship playoff final and Chunnam Dragons won in the FA Cup final, thwarting Suwon's attempts to win the first ever domestic double in Korean football.

The 2008 season became one of the most successful seasons in the clubs history. Suwon achieved a domestic "double" by winning the K-League Championship and the League Cup.

Club honours


Domestic

League

Winners (4): 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008
Runners-up (2): 1996, 2006

Cup

Winners (3): 2002, 2009, 2010
Runners-up (3): 1996, 2006, 2011
Winners (6): 19991, 19993, 20001, 20011, 20052, 20082
Winners (3): 1999, 2000, 2005

Continental

Major

Winners (2): 2001, 2002
Runners-up (1): 1998
Winners (2): 2001, 2002

Regional

Winners (1): 2005

Intercontinental

Winners (1): 2009

Notes:

1 Known as sponsorship name Adidas Cup.
2 Known as sponsorship name Samsung Hauzen Cup.
3 Known as Daehanhwajae Cup, a supplementary K-League Cup that ran from 1997-2000 under various sponsors.

Statistics

Season records

Season Teams K League Classic Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts K-League Cup FA Cup Super Cup AFC FIFA Manager
1996 9 Runners-up 32 18 9 5 57 33 +24 63 6th(A) Runners-up South Korea Kim Ho
1997 10 5th 18 7 7 4 23 23 0 28 6th(A)
3rd(P)
Quarter-finals Runners-up(CW) South Korea Kim Ho
1998 10 Champions 20 13 1 6 34 22 +12 35 6th(A)
4th(PM)
Quarter-finals South Korea Kim Ho
1999 10 Champions 29 23 0 6 60 26 +34 64 Champions(A)
Champions(D)
1st round Winners 4th(CC) South Korea Kim Ho
2000 10 5th 27 14 0 13 48 43 +5 36 Champions(A)
8th(D)
Quarter-finals Winners South Korea Kim Ho
2001 10 3rd 27 12 5 10 40 35 +5 41 Champions(A) 1st round Champions(CC)
Winners(SC)
South Korea Kim Ho
2002 10 3rd 27 12 9 6 40 26 +14 45 4th(A) Champions Champions(CC)
Winners(SC)
South Korea Kim Ho
2003 12 3rd 44 19 15 10 59 46 +13 72 No competition Round of 32 No Competition South Korea Kim Ho
2004 13 Champions 27 14 6 7 32 24 +8 46 4th(S) Round of 16 South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
2005 13 10th 24 6 10 8 29 32 -3 28 Champions(S) Round of 16 Winners Champions(A3)
Group E 2nd(CL)
South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
2006 14 Runners-up 29 12 10 7 31 25 +6 46 12th(S) Runners-up South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
2007 14 3rd 27 15 6 6 36 25 +11 51 Semi-finals(S) Round of 16 Competition Ceased South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
2008 14 Champions 28 18 4 6 49 26 +23 58 Champions(S) Round of 16 South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
2009 15 10th 28 8 8 12 29 32 -3 32 Quarter-finals(PK) Champions Round of 16(CL) Champions(PP) South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
2010 15 7th 28 12 5 11 39 44 -5 41 Semi-finals(PC) Champions Quarter-finals(CL) Losers(ST) South Korea Cha Bum-Kun
South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo
2011 16 4th 30 17 4 9 51 33 +18 55 Semi-finals(RC) Runners-up Semi-finals(CL) South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo
2012 16 4th 44 20 13 11 61 51 +10 73 No Competition Quarter-finals South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo

Current squad

As of 28 September 2013

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 South Korea GK Jung Sung-Ryong
2 South Korea DF Choi Jae-Soo
3 South Korea DF Lee Jong-Min
4 South Korea DF Kwak Kwang-Seon
5 South Korea MF Park Hyun-Beom
6 South Korea MF Lee Yong-Rae
7 South Korea FW Cho Dong-Geon
8 South Korea MF Kim Do-Heon (captain)
9 South Korea MF Oh Jang-Eun
11 Brazil FW Santos
12 South Korea MF Ko Cha-Won
13 South Korea MF Seo Jung-Jin
14 North Korea FW Jong Tae-Se
15 South Korea MF Hong Soon-Hak
16 South Korea MF Cho Ji-Hun
17 South Korea DF Hong Chul
No. Position Player
19 South Korea FW Cho Yong-Tae
20 South Korea MF Lee Hyun-Woong
21 South Korea GK Yang Dong-Won
22 South Korea MF Kwon Chang-Hoon
23 South Korea DF Koo Ja-Ryong
26 South Korea FW Yeom Ki-Hun
28 South Korea DF Chu Pyung-Kang
29 South Korea DF Kwak Hee-Ju
30 South Korea DF Shin Se-Gye
33 South Korea DF Cho Cheol-In
34 South Korea DF Yeon Je-Min
35 South Korea MF Park Yong-Joon
36 South Korea FW Kim Dae-Kyung
39 South Korea DF Min Sang-Gi
43 South Korea GK Lee Sang-Ki

Out on loan & military service

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
10 Montenegro FW Dženan Radončić (to Japan Shimizu S-Pulse)
18 South Korea FW Park Jong-Jin (to South Korea Police for military service)
37 South Korea MF Park Tae-Woong (to South Korea Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea DF Yang Sang-Min (to South Korea Police for military service)
South Korea DF Oh Beom-Seok (to South Korea Police for military service)
South Korea MF Ahn Young-Gyu (to Japan Giravanz Kitakyushu)
No. Position Player
South Korea MF Baek Ji-Hoon (to South Korea Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea MF Shin Yeon-Soo (to South Korea Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea MF Lee Sang-Ho (to South Korea Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea FW Lee Jong-Sung (to South Korea Sangju Sangmu for military service)
South Korea FW Ha Tae-Goon (to South Korea Sangju Sangmu for military service)
 

Captains

Dates Captains Vice-Captains
1996 South Korea Kim Doo-Ham South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo
1997 South Korea Shin Sung-Hwan
1998 South Korea Jung Sung-Hoon
1999-00 South Korea Shin Hong-Ki
2001 South Korea Park Kun-Ha
2002 South Korea Seo Jung-Won
2003 South Korea Kim Jin-Woo South Korea Lee Woon-Jae
2004 South Korea Lee Byung-Keun South Korea Kim Young-Sun
2005 South Korea Choi Sung-Yong South Korea Kim Dae-Eui
2006 South Korea Kim Nam-Il South Korea Cho Jae-Min
2007 South Korea Lee Kwan-Woo South Korea Lee Jung-Soo
2008 South Korea Song Chong-Gug South Korea Kwak Hee-Ju
2009 South Korea Kwak Hee-Ju South Korea Hong Soon-Hak
2010 South Korea Cho Won-Hee South Korea Kim Dae-Eui
2011 South Korea Choi Sung-Kuk South Korea Yeom Ki-Hun
2012 South Korea Kwak Hee-Ju South Korea Oh Beom-Seok
2013 South Korea Kim Do-Heon South Korea Oh Jang-Eun

Famous players

Current

Former

Managers

As of end of 2012 season Only K-League matches are counted.

# Name From To Season Record
P W D L GF GA
1
South Korea Kim Ho 1995/02/22 2003/10/??
1996-2003
312 153 77 82 491 359
2
South Korea Cha Bum-Kun 2003/10/17 2010/06/06
2004-2010
241 102 69 70 ? ?
3
South Korea Yoon Sung-Hyo 2010/06/17 2012/12/12
2010-2012
97 48 24 25 ? ?
4
South Korea Seo Jung-Won 2012/12/12 present
2013-
3 2 1 0 0 0

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

Backroom Staff

Coaching Staff

Medical Staff

  • Club Doctor: South Korea Park Seung-Myoun
  • Assistant Club Doctor: South Korea Lee Hyun-Joo
  • Assistant Club Doctor: South Korea Yoo Hwan-Mo

Executive Office

  • Club Chairman: South Korea Kwon Oh-Hyun (President of Suwon Samsung Bluewings)
  • Managing Director: South Korea Lee Seok-Myung
  • General Secretary (Public Relations & Marketing) :
  • Senior Manager (Public Relations & Marketing): South Korea Hong Chang-Young (Community Business)
  • Manager (Public Relations & Marketing): South Korea Baek Jeong-Heum (Marketing Manager)
  • Manager (Public Relations & Marketing): South Korea Joo Hyung-Sup (Matchday Hospitality)
  • Assistant Manager (Public Relations & Marketing): South Korea Lee Eun-Ho (Public Relations & New Media, Supporters Club Management)
  • Senior Manager (Team Management): South Korea Lee Ho-Seung (Head of Team Management)
  • Manager (Team Management): South Korea Kim Yong-Gun (Director of Football Training Facilities)
  • Assistant Manager (Team Management): South Korea Kim Jin-Hoon (Team Management)
  • Assistant Manager (Team Management): South Korea Yang Dae-Hyun (Team Management)
  • Senior Manager (Finance): South Korea Kim Sang-Gil (Head of Finance)
  • Manager (Finance): South Korea Lee Seuk-Han (Finance)
  • Officer (Supporting Team): South Korea Choi Ji-Suk (General Affairs, Accounting)

Stadium

Supporters Club

Main article: Frente Tricolor

Club Records

Rivalries

Colours and crest

Crest

The current crest has been used since 2008. The castle in the middle of the crest is the Hwaseong Fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Colours

The club's main colour, blue, is the colour of Samsung, the club's owner, and also represents "clear blue sky, hope, dream, vision, and the future".

Sponsorship

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Year Kit Supplier Sponsor Shirt Printing Notes
1996 South Korea Rapido South Korea Samsung Electronics BlueWings Team name
1997 名品+1 Television brand
1998
1999 Anycall Mobile Phone brand
2000
2001 SensQ
Bluewin
Laptop brand
Air Conditioner brand
2002 Germany Adidas Hauzen Electronics brand
2003
2004 PAVV Television brand
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 Samsung PAVV
2010
2011 Samsung SMART TV
2012
2013

Kit history

Germany Adidas (2002–present)

2005–06 Home
2005–06 Away
2007–08 Home
2007–08 Away
2009 Home
2009 Away
2010–11 Home
2010–11 Away
2012 Home
2012–13 Away
2013–14 Home

See also

References

External links

  • Suwon Bluewings Official Website (Korean)(English)
  • Suwon Bluewings Official Supporters Club 'GRAND BLEU' Official Website (Korean)
  • Suwon Bluewings Facebook (Korean)
  • Suwon Bluewings Twitter (Korean)
  • Suwon Bluewings YouTube (Korean)
  • FIFA.com – Classic Club: Suwon Bluewings (English)
Achievements
Preceded by
Al-Hilal
Saudi Arabia
Champions of Asia
2000–01 · 2001–02
Succeeded by
Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
Preceded by
Pusan Daewoo Royals
K League Classic Champions
1998 · 1999
Succeeded by
Anyang LG Cheetahs
Preceded by
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
K League Classic Champions
2004
Succeeded by
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
Preceded by
Pohang Steelers
K League Classic Champions
2008
Succeeded by
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

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