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Ulsan Hyundai

Ulsan Hyundai
울산 현대
Ulsan Hyundai FC Logo
Full name Ulsan Hyundai Football Club
울산 현대 축구단
Nickname(s) Horangi (The Tigers)
Gangs of Asia
The Iron Maces
Founded 1983;  (1983), as Hyundai Horang-i FC
Ground Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium (Big Crown)
Ground Capacity 44,466
Owner South Korea Hyundai Heavy Industries
Chairman South Korea Kwon Oh-Gab
Manager South Korea Kim Ho-Gon
League South Korea K League Classic
2012 Season 5th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

The Ulsan Hyundai Football Club is a South Korean professional football club, owned by Korean corporation Hyundai Heavy Industries, they entered the K-League in 1984 as Hyundai Horang-i. Home ground of this team is Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium.

History

Ulsan Hyundai was established on 6 December 1983, as Hyundai Football Club, with Incheon, Gyeonggi as its franchise and Horangi (Horangi means tiger) as its mascot. They entered the league in 1984, finishing the season 3rd. In 1986, Club extended their franchise to Incheon, Gyeonggi, Gangwon. But In 1987, Club was chose to their franchise only Gangwon. In the early 1990s, the club moved to Ulsan, becoming Ulsan Hyundai. They became the league champion in 1996, but from then, the club entered a long dry-spell. Korean football legend Cha Bum-keun managed the club from 1991 to 1994.

They finished runners-up in 2002 and 2003, and started to emerge as a strong force. In 2005, they qualified for the Championship Playoff. In the playoff semi-final, they beat Seongnam Ilhwa 2–1, and in the final, they beat Incheon United 6–3 agg, with a hat-trick from Lee Chun-Soo in the first leg. The club also went on to win the A3 Champions Cup in 2006.

In 2012, the club won the AFC Champions League, defeating Al-Ahli 3-0 on 10 November. In the run up to the final, Ulsan went unbeaten in all 12 games, winning nine consecutive and scored 27 goals.[1]

Records

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup AFC CL FIFA CWC
1984 1 8 3 - - -
1985 1 8 4 - - -
1986 1 6 6 - - -
1987 1 5 4 - - -
1988 1 5 2 - - -
1989 1 6 6 - - -
1990 1 6 5 - - -
1991 1 6 2 - - -
1992 1 6 3 - - -
1993 1 6 3 - - -
1994 1 7 4 - - -
1995 1 8 2 - - -
1996 1 9 1 Semi-final - -
1997 1 10 3 Quarter-final - -
1998 1 10 2 Runners-up Round of 16 -
1999 1 10 6 Semi-final - -
2000 1 10 10 Quarter-final - -
2001 1 10 6 Semi-final - -
2002 1 10 2 Quarter-final - -
2003 1 12 2 Semi-final - -
2004 1 13 4 Semi-final - -
2005 1 13 1 Round of 16 - -
2006 1 14 5 Round of 32 Semi-final -
2007 1 14 4 Quarter-final - -
2008 1 14 3 Quarter-final - -
2009 1 15 8 Round of 32 Group Stage -
2010 1 15 5 Round of 16 - -
2011 1 16 2 Semi-final - -
2012 1 16 5 Semi-final Winners 6th
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

Club honors

Domestic

  • K-League
Champions (2) : 1996, 2005
Runners-up (6) : 1986, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2011
Runners-up (1) : 1998
Champions (1) : 2006
  • K-League Cup
Champions (4) : 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011
Runners-up (3) : 1993, 2002, 2005
Champions (1) : 1986
Runners-up (1) : 1999

International

Champions (1) : 2012
Champions (1) : 2006

Player

Current squad

As of 5 July 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 Kim Young-Kwang
2 South Korea DF Lee Yong
3 South Korea DF Choi Sung-Hwan
4 South Korea DF Kang Min-Soo
5 South Korea DF Choi Bo-Kyung
6 South Korea DF Park Dong-Hyuk
7 South Korea MF Ko Chang-Hyun
8 Brazil MF Caíque
9 South Korea FW Kim Shin-Wook
10 Brazil FW Rafinha (on loan from Nacional-SP)
11 Brazil FW Roberto César (on loan from FC Tokyo)
13 South Korea MF Kim Seung-Yong
14 South Korea MF Kim Young-Sam
15 South Korea MF Kim Dong-Suk
16 South Korea MF Kim Sung-Hwan
No. Position Player
17 South Korea MF Kim Jong-Gook
18 South Korea GK Kim Seung-Gyu
19 South Korea FW Park Yong-Ji
20 South Korea FW Han Sang-Woon
21 South Korea DF Lee Wan
22 South Korea DF Kim Chi-Gon
23 South Korea DF Rim Chang-Woo
24 South Korea MF Kim Yong-Tae
26 Japan MF Chikashi Masuda
28 South Korea GK Chun Hong-Suk
31 South Korea FW Park Dong-Hyuk
32 South Korea MF Jang Gyu-In
33 South Korea MF Cho In-Hyung
35 South Korea FW Park Gyung-Ik

Out on loan

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
South Korea GK Lee Hui-Seong (to Ulsan Mipo Dolphin)
South Korea DF Lee Jae-Seong (to Sangju Sangmu Phoenix for military service)
South Korea MF Lee Ho (to Sangju Sangmu Phoenix for military service)
South Korea MF Choi Jin-Soo (to FC Anyang)
South Korea MF Kim Seo-Jun (to Suwon FC)
No. Position Player
South Korea MF Park Seung-Il (to Jeju United)
South Korea MF Byun Woong (to Ulsan Mipo Dolphin)
South Korea FW Kim Hyo-Gi (to Hwaseong FC for military service)
South Korea FW Lee Keun-Ho (to Sangju Sangmu Phoenix for military service)
South Korea FW Park Sung-Ho (to Ulsan Mipo Dolphin)
 

Notable players

Managers

# Name From To Season Notes
1 South Korea Moon Jung-Sik 1983/07/12 1986/04/22 1984–1986
C
South Korea Cho Chung-Yun 1986/04/22 1986/12/?? 1986
2 1986/12/?? 1987/12/30 1987
3 South Korea Kim Ho 1987/12/30 1990/11/19 1988–1990
4 South Korea Cha Bum-Kun 1990/11/23 1994/11/27 1991–1994
5 South Korea Ko Jae-Wook 1994/11/30 2000/06/12 1995–2000
C South Korea Chung Jong-Soo 2000/06/12 2000/08/21 2000
6 South Korea Kim Jung-Nam 2000/08/22 2008/12/25 2000–2008
7 South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 2008/12/26 presenet 2009–present

Club officials

  • Head Coach : Kim Ho-Gon
  • Coach : Kim Tae-Young, Kim Sang-Hoon, Kim Joon-Hyun
  • Goalkeeping Coach : Kim Sung-Soo
  • Scouter : Seo Hyuk-Su
  • U-18 Team Head Coach : Kim Tae-Wan
  • U-15 Team Head Coach : Kim Do-Kyun
  • Video Analyst : Kim Yong-Shin

Crest

Kit Supplier

See also

References

External links

  • (Korean) Ulsan Hyundai Official Site
  • (Korean) Ulsan Hyundai Facebook
  • (Korean) Ulsan Hyundai Twitter
  • (Korean) Ulsan Hyundai Official Online Shop
  • (English) Ulsan Hyundai at ROKfootball.com
Achievements
Preceded by
Ilhwa Chunma
K-League Champions
1996
Succeeded by
Pusan Daewoo Royals
Preceded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
K-League Champions
2005
Succeeded by
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Preceded by
Al-Sadd
Qatar
Champions of Asia
2012
Succeeded by
Most recent

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