2004 K League

The 2004 K League was the 22nd season of the K League. The previous single format of the league was replaced by two regular stages and playoffs in this season. Each team played a total of 12 matches against every other team in each stage. After both stages were finished, two winners and the top two clubs in the overall table qualified for the playoffs.

Samsung Hauzen
K League
Season2004
DatesRegular season:
3 April – 20 November 2004
Championship:
5–12 December 2004
ChampionsSuwon Samsung Bluewings
(3rd title)
Champions LeagueSuwon Samsung Bluewings
Busan I'Cons
Matches played156
Goals scored297 (1.9 per match)
Best PlayerNádson
Top goalscorerMota
(14 goals)
2003
2005

Regular seasonEdit

First stageEdit

The first place team qualify for the championship playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pohang Steelers 12 6 5 1 16 12 +4 23 Qualification for the playoffs
2 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 12 5 5 2 16 9 +7 20
3 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 12 5 5 2 11 8 +3 20
4 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 12 5 3 4 19 16 +3 18
5 FC Seoul 12 3 7 2 12 10 +2 16
6 Jeonnam Dragons 12 3 6 3 17 13 +4 15
7 Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo 12 3 6 3 11 12 −1 15
8 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 12 4 3 5 13 16 −3 15
9 Busan I'Cons 12 2 8 2 7 8 −1 14
10 Daegu FC 12 3 3 6 19 19 0 12
11 Daejeon Citizen 12 2 6 4 9 11 −2 12
12 Bucheon SK 12 1 8 3 7 12 −5 11
13 Incheon United 12 2 3 7 9 20 −11 9
Source: RSSSF

Second stageEdit

The first place team qualified for the championship playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 12 7 2 3 12 8 +4 23 Qualification for the playoffs
2 Jeonnam Dragons 12 6 4 2 12 7 +5 22
3 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 12 6 3 3 11 6 +5 21
4 Incheon United 12 4 5 3 11 9 +2 17
5 FC Seoul 12 4 5 3 8 7 +1 17
6 Busan I'Cons 12 4 4 4 14 11 +3 16
7 Daegu FC 12 4 4 4 11 12 −1 16
8 Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo 12 3 5 4 7 8 −1 14
9 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 12 3 5 4 10 12 −2 14
10 Bucheon SK 12 3 5 4 12 15 −3 14
11 Daejeon Citizen 12 4 2 6 9 15 −6 14
12 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 12 3 3 6 7 9 −2 12
13 Pohang Steelers 12 2 3 7 7 12 −5 9
Source: RSSSF

Overall tableEdit

The top two teams in the overall table qualified for the championship playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 24 11 8 5 22 14 +8 41 Qualification for the playoffs
2 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 24 12 5 7 31 24 +7 41 Second stage winners
3 Jeonnam Dragons 24 9 10 5 29 20 +9 37 Qualification for the playoffs
4 FC Seoul 24 7 12 5 20 17 +3 33
5 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 24 8 8 8 23 18 +5 32
6 Pohang Steelers 24 8 8 8 23 24 −1 32 First stage winners
7 Busan I'Cons 24 6 12 6 21 19 +2 30 Qualification for the Champions League[a]
8 Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo 24 6 11 7 18 20 −2 29
9 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 24 7 8 9 23 28 −5 29
10 Daegu FC 24 7 7 10 30 31 −1 28
11 Daejeon Citizen 24 6 8 10 18 26 −8 26
12 Incheon United 24 6 8 10 20 29 −9 26
13 Bucheon SK 24 4 13 7 19 27 −8 25
Source: RSSSF
  1. ^ Qualified as champions of the FA Cup.

Championship playoffsEdit

Semi-finals Final
        
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1
Jeonnam Dragons 0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (p) 0 0 0 (4)
Pohang Steelers 0 0 0 (3)
Pohang Steelers 1
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 0
Final table
Pos Team Qualification
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings (C) Qualification for the Champions League
2 Pohang Steelers
3 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
4 Jeonnam Dragons

Top scorersEdit

This list includes goals of the championship playoffs. The official top goalscorer was decided with records of only regular season.

Rank Player Club Goals Apps
1   Mota Jeonnam Dragons 14 22
2   Nonato Daegu FC 13 23
3   Nadson Suwon Samsung Bluewings 12 26
4   Woo Sung-yong Pohang Steelers 10 26
5   Kim Eun-jung FC Seoul 8 24
  Marcel Suwon Samsung Bluewings 8 26
7   Zé Carlos Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 7 12
  Ricardo Irineu Bucheon SK 7 22
9   Cheick Oumar Dabo Bucheon SK 6 15
  Andy Cooke Busan I'Cons 6 20
  Itamar Jeonnam Dragons 6 22
  Tavares Pohang Steelers 6 23

AwardsEdit

Single awards
Award Player Club
Most Valuable Player[1]   Nádson Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Top goalscorer[2]   Mota Jeonnam Dragons
Top assist provider[3]   Hong Soon-hak Daegu FC
Rookie of the Year[1]   Moon Min-kui Pohang Steelers
Manager of the Year[1]   Cha Bum-kun Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Best XI[1]
Position Player Club
Goalkeeper   Lee Woon-jae Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Defenders   Rogério Pinheiro Pohang Steelers
  Yoo Kyoung-youl Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
  Javier Martín Musa Suwon Samsung Bluewings
  Kwak Hee-ju Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Midfielders   Kim Dong-jin FC Seoul
  Tavares Pohang Steelers
  Kim Do-heon Suwon Samsung Bluewings
  Kim Dae-eui Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Forwards   Nádson Suwon Samsung Bluewings
  Mota Jeonnam Dragons

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 나드손, 외국인 첫 MVP!. Naver.com (in Korean). YTN. 16 December 2004.
  2. ^ 2004 골든 슈 주인공은 전남 모따 (in Korean). JoongAng Ilbo. 3 December 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. ^ 홍순학,한국축구대상 '올해의 AS왕' (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo. 5 December 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

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