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The 2008 season of the K League began on March 8. The season and playoff format was the same as the one used in the 2007 season. The playoff fixtures took place in late November, with the final played over two legs in early December.

Samsung Hauzen K-League 2008
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Season2008
ChampionsSuwon Samsung Bluewings
(4th title)
Champions LeagueSuwon Bluewings
FC Seoul
Ulsan Hyundai
Pohang Steelers
Top goalscorerDudu (Seongnam) (16 goals)
2007
2009

On August 2, 2008, the first ever Jomo Cup kicked off. The K League Allstars squared off against the J-League Allstars at the Tokyo National Stadium. Lee Woon-jae was selected as the K League Allstar team's captain and Cha Bum-kun managed the squad. The K League Allstars were victorious, winning by a score of 3–1.[1]

K-League Clubs, 2008Edit

StageEdit

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings (C) 26 17 3 6 46 24 +22 54 Qualification for playoffs (finals) and 2009 AFC Champions League
2 FC Seoul 26 15 9 2 44 25 +19 54 Qualification for playoffs (semifinals) and 2009 AFC Champions League
3 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 26 15 6 5 45 21 +24 51 Qualification for playoffs
4 Ulsan Hyundai 26 14 7 5 39 26 +13 49 Qualification for playoffs and 2009 AFC Champions League
5 Pohang Steelers 26 13 5 8 43 34 +9 44 FA Cup winner and Qualification for playoffs
6 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 26 11 4 11 39 37 +2 37 Qualification for playoffs
7 Incheon United 26 9 9 8 29 30 −1 36
8 Gyeongnam FC 26 10 5 11 35 39 −4 35
9 Chunnam Dragons 26 8 5 13 26 40 −14 29
10 Jeju United 26 7 7 12 23 31 −8 28
11 Daegu FC 26 8 2 16 46 58 −12 26
12 Busan I'Park 26 5 7 14 30 39 −9 22
13 Daejeon Citizen 26 3 12 11 18 35 −17 21
14 Gwangju Sangmu 26 3 7 16 22 46 −24 16
Source: RSSSF (in English) and kleaguei.com (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Note: 2008 Korean FA Cup winner also qualified for 2009 AFC Champions League

ResultsEdit

Round 1

Pohang Steelers2–1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 15,121

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 30,132

FC Seoul1–1Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 21,564

Gyeongnam FC4–2Daegu FC
Attendance: 23,415

Gwangju Sangmu1–1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 22,805

Busan I'Park2–1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 32,725

Jeju United0–2Incheon United
Attendance: 26,320

Round 2

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1–2FC Seoul
Attendance: 25,847

Daejeon Citizen0–2Jeju United
Attendance: 18,076

Ulsan Hyundai3–0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 22,676

Gwangju Sangmu2–0Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 5,420

Incheon United1–0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 32,072

Daegu FC3–2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 29,785

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2–2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 14,667

Round 3

Jeju United0–3Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 1,823

Pohang Steelers1–2Incheon United
Attendance: 8,862

Ulsan Hyundai2–1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 8,783

Busan I'Park0–0Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 8,715

Suwon Samsung Bluewings3–0Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 17,356

FC Seoul3–1Daegu FC
Attendance: 20,175

Chunnam Dragons1–1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 7,980

Round 4

Gyeongnam FC1–1Jeju United
Attendance: 5,126

Daejeon Citizen0–0Incheon United
Attendance: 11,762

Busan I'Park0–2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 23,528

Daegu FC3–1Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 21,675

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma4–0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 5,742

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1–1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 9,823

Gwangju Sangmu0–1FC Seoul
Attendance: 12,630

Round 5

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors0–3Daegu FC
Attendance: 7,238

Jeju United1–1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 2,607

Ulsan Hyundai1–1Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 4,733

Pohang Steelers0–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 9,641

FC Seoul0–2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 44,239

Incheon United0–2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 17,534

Chunnam Dragons1–0Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 6,829

Round 6

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma3–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 4,324

Pohang Steelers3–0Daegu FC
Attendance: 7,517

Gwangju Sangmu2–3Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 4,572

Chunnam Dragons2–1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 10,987

Gyeongnam FC2–1Incheon United
Attendance: 10,326

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–0Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 28,731

FC Seoul3–1Jeju United
Attendance: 19,035

Round 7

Gyeongnam FC1–1FC Seoul
Attendance: 9,228

Daejeon Citizen2–0Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 6,725

Ulsan Hyundai0–0Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 7,833

Busan I'Park1–2Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 7,775

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–1Jeju United
Attendance: 20,123

Daegu FC2–4Incheon United
Attendance: 15,439

Gwangju Sangmu3–1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 4,283

Round 8

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2–3Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 7,982

Chunnam Dragons3–3FC Seoul
Attendance: 14,028

Daejeon Citizen1–2Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 21,345

Incheon United2–2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 20,178

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1–2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 33,823

Daegu FC3–2Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 28,537

Ulsan Hyundai2–1Jeju United
Attendance: 23,232

Round 9

Gyeongnam FC3–4Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 4,871

Jeju United0–1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 3,108

Suwon Samsung Bluewings3–2Daegu FC
Attendance: 30,202

Pohang Steelers3–1Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 10,511

Busan I'Park1–2Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 8,751

FC Seoul2–1Incheon United
Attendance: 28,792

Chunnam Dragons2–2Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 13,857

Round 10

Pohang Steelers3–1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 14,326

Busan I'Park1–3Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 4,275

Gwangju Sangmu2–5Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 16,474

Daejeon Citizen1–1FC Seoul
Attendance: 13,726

Daegu FC2–4Jeju United
Attendance: 18,702

Ulsan Hyundai2–1Incheon United
Attendance: 11,787

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2–1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 10,109

Round 11

Daejeon Citizen2–2Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 28,375

Incheon United0–0Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 15,027

Jeju United3–1Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 3,420

Gyeongnam FC1–0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 11,297

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1–0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 38,239

Chunnam Dragons2–3Daegu FC
Attendance: 15,700

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1–1FC Seoul
Attendance: 12,145

Round 12

Pohang Steelers0–1Jeju United
Attendance: 5,805

Chunnam Dragons0–2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 8,869

Incheon United3–0Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 7,686

Daegu FC1–1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 1,231

FC Seoul2–1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 13,559

Ulsan Hyundai1–0Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 6,765

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1–2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 7,887

Round 13

Busan I'Park1–1Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 3,175

Gyeongnam FC1–0Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 11,867

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma4–1Daegu FC
Attendance: 4,552

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–0Incheon United
Attendance: 24,105

FC Seoul4–1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 18,233

Gwangju Sangmu0–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 5,942

Jeju United1–0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 4,822

Round 14

Chunnam Dragons2–0Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 10,803

Ulsan Hyundai0–0FC Seoul
Attendance: 11,827

Daegu FC1–4Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 15,138

Incheon United0–0Jeju United
Attendance: 9,109

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma3–0Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 5,777

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2–1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 11,103

Daejeon Citizen1–0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 26,117

Round 15

Busan I'Park0–4Daegu FC
Attendance: 3,527

Pohang Steelers3–1Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 11,374

Gyeongnam FC1–1Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 10,491

FC Seoul2–2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 15,076

Jeju United0–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 5,676

Chunnam Dragons1–1Incheon United
Attendance: 10,903

Suwon Samsung Bluewings0–1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 19,253

Round 16

Gyeongnam FC0–1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 14,815

Incheon United2–1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 5,872

Daegu FC1–2FC Seoul
Attendance: 16,737

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma0–0Jeju United
Attendance: 6,582

Daejeon Citizen0–1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 4,352

Gwangju Sangmu0–2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 8,537

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1–2Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 12,928

Round 17

Chunnam Dragons0–1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 12,500

Incheon United2–1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 13,796

Pohang Steelers1–1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 12,151

Ulsan Hyundai3–2Daegu FC
Attendance: 6,127

FC Seoul3–1Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 21,469

Jeju United0–2Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 6,143

Suwon Samsung Bluewings1–1Busan I'Park
Attendance: 20,042

Round 18

Daejeon Citizen1–2Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 4,387

Daegu FC1–4Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 7,285

Busan I'Park2–0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 3,215

Jeju United0–0FC Seoul
Attendance: 15,695

Ulsan Hyundai2–1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 8,735

Incheon United0–0Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 6,582

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2–1Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 4,937

Round 19

Jeju United3–1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 13,603

Incheon United0–2Daegu FC
Attendance: 5,767

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma0–1Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 3,524

Pohang Steelers3–2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 13,671

Chunnam Dragons1–0Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 12,310

FC Seoul3–1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 13,499

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors3–1Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 8,477

Round 20

Busan I'Park2–2Incheon United
Attendance: 3,712

Pohang Steelers2–1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 13,984

Gyeongnam FC2–2Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 15,819

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–5Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 19,238

FC Seoul3–0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 14,057

Jeju United0–1Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 3,833

Gwangju Sangmu1–4Daegu FC
Attendance: 5,321

Round 21

Daejeon Citizen2–2Busan I'Park
Attendance: 4,121

Incheon United2–2FC Seoul
Attendance: 13,956

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma3–1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 7,767

Daegu FC1–2Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 21,815

Gwangju Sangmu1–1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 16,820

Ulsan Hyundai1–2Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 6,736

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors2–1Jeju United
Attendance: 10,127

Round 22

Jeju United3–2Daegu FC
Attendance: 5,361

Gyeongnam FC3–4Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 17,293

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1–0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 9,242

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–0Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 17,253

FC Seoul1–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 17,591

Incheon United0–3Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 7,672

Chunnam Dragons2–1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 12,450

Round 23

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors0–1Incheon United
Attendance: 17,253

Ulsan Hyundai4–0Daejeon Citizen
Attendance: 6,846

FC Seoul1–0Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 24,001

Busan I'Park0–1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 3,519

Gwangju Sangmu1–0Jeju United
Attendance: 4,873

Daegu FC1–2Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 34,135

Pohang Steelers0–0Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 17,288

Round 24

Daejeon Citizen0–3Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 15,824

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma0–0Incheon United
Attendance: 4,731

Gyeongnam FC2–1Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 3,814

Daegu FC1–3Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 2,013

Suwon Samsung Bluewings0–1FC Seoul
Attendance: 26,713

Busan I'Park3–0Jeju United
Attendance: 2,173

Gwangju Sangmu1–2Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 1,873

Round 25

Gyeongnam FC1–0Ulsan Hyundai
Attendance: 15,491

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1–2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Attendance: 7,342

Daejeon Citizen0–0Daegu FC
Attendance: 16,907

Suwon Samsung Bluewings3–0Chunnam Dragons
Attendance: 18,236

Jeju United0–1Pohang Steelers
Attendance: 4,416

Busan I'Park2–0FC Seoul
Attendance: 8,756

Gwangju Sangmu0–1Incheon United
Attendance: 19,200

Round 26

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors3–1Gyeongnam FC
Attendance: 14,217

Chunnam Dragons0–0Jeju United
Attendance: 12,940

Daegu FC0–1Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Attendance: 9,131

Daejeon Citizen0–0Gwangju Sangmu
Attendance: 17,175

Incheon United1–3Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Attendance: 18,772

Pohang Steelers1–2FC Seoul
Attendance: 13,289

Ulsan Hyundai1–0Busan I'Park
Attendance: 4,678

Top scorersEdit

AttendanceEdit

    • exclude play-offs. (as of 9 November 2008.)
Club Number of matches Total attendance Average attendance
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 13 309,623 23,817
FC Seoul 13 271,290 20,868
Daegu FC 13 221,623 17,048
Daejeon Citizen 13 188,892 14,530
Incheon United 13 175,023 13,463
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 13 166,625 12,817
Gyeongnam FC 13 153,853 11,835
Pohang Steelers 13 153,540 11,811
Chunnam Dragons 13 150,156 11,550
Ulsan Hyundai 13 130,758 10,058
Gwangju Sangmu FC 13 128,630 9,895
Busan I'Park 13 107,830 8,295
Jeju United 13 96,377 7,414
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 13 93,677 7,206
Total 182 2,347,897 12,901

Championship playoffsEdit

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                         
  2 FC Seoul    
  (bye)    
4 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (p) 00 (4)0     2 FC Seoul 4  
5 Pohang Steelers 00 (2)0       4 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 2  
4 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 1
     
  3 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1     6 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0  
6 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2       2 FC Seoul 1 1 2
  1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1 2 3
     
 
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings  
 
  (bye)  

FormatEdit

The top six teams in the final table qualified for the playoffs. Fourth-placed team played against fifth-placed and third-placed played against sixth-placed. The winners of those two games then played against each other; the winner played against the team that finished in second place. Finally, the winner of this playoff faced the team that finished in first place over two legs which decided the overall league champions.

ResultsEdit

Match 1


Match 2


Match 3

Ulsan Hyundai1–0Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Yeom Ki-hun   40'
Attendance: 13,753

Semi-final

FC Seoul4–2 (a.e.t.)Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
Jung Jo-gook   26'
Dejan Damjanović   97'
Kim Eun-jung   110'
Kim Seung-yong   116'
Yeom Ki-hun   80'
Luizinho   114'
Attendance: 25,959

Final

First Leg

FC Seoul1–1Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Adi   15' Kwak Hee-ju   69'
Attendance: 39,011

Second Leg

Suwon Samsung Bluewings2–1FC Seoul
Edu   11'
Song Chong-gug   36'
Jung Jo-gook   25' (pen.)
Attendance: 41,044


 2008 K-League Winners 
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
4th title
 
2008 K League winners, the Suwon Samsung Bluewings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "K-Allstars outshine J-Allstars". J-League.or.jp. Archived from the original on 2009-09-24.

External linksEdit