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The 2011 Challengers League was the fifth season of the K3 League. The league announced its new name as Challengers League from this season. Playoff systems were used as the same as last season and league was divided two groups and play with home and away each other, with the winners of each stage and the two runners-up advancing to the post-season championship playoffs.

Daum Challengers League 2011
Season2011
Dates5 March 2011 - 13 November 2011
ChampionsGyeongju Citizen (2nd title)
Korean FA Cup0
Matches played180
Goals scored668 (3.71 per match)
Top goalscorerSouth Korea Jeon Se-Jun
(Chuncheon, 15 goals)
2010
2012

The season began on 5 March 2011.

Competition FormatEdit

The 2011 season run from March 5 through October 22. The 16 teams in the league are divided into the Group A and Group B — eight in the Group A, eight in the Group B. Each team competes against the other team in same group twice, home and away, the other group's team once, home or away, for a total of 22 games. The two group winners and two runners-up qualify to the Championship playoff.

Team changes from last seasonEdit

League standingEdit

Group AEdit

League standing is calculated by group A result (14 round) plus inter league (8 round) result.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Yangju Citizen 22 15 5 2 52 28 +24 50 Championship playoff
2 Gyeongju Citizen 22 13 6 3 57 24 +33 45
3 Bucheon FC 1995 22 8 5 9 37 31 +6 29
4 Jeonju FC 22 7 8 7 29 34 −5 29
5 Seoul United 22 7 5 10 44 46 −2 26
6 Namyangju United 22 5 5 12 40 56 −16 20
7 Yeonggwang FC 22 4 3 15 26 51 −25 15
8 Asan United 22 3 6 13 37 73 −36 15
Updated to match(es) played on 22 October 2011. Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Group BEdit

League standing is calculated by group A result (14 round) plus inter league (8 round) result.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Icheon Citizen 22 15 4 3 72 25 +47 49 Championship playoff
2 FC Pocheon 22 14 6 2 49 22 +27 48
3 Chuncheon FC 22 13 4 5 38 23 +15 43
4 Cheongju FC 22 11 7 4 43 25 +18 40
5 Seoul FC Martyrs 22 9 3 10 43 56 −13 30
6 Cheonan FC 22 6 2 14 37 55 −18 20
7 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 22 4 5 13 29 55 −26 17
8 Goyang Citizen 22 3 4 15 24 56 −32 13
Updated to match(es) played on 22 October 2011. Source: www.kfa.or.kr (in Korean)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Inter LeagueEdit

Inter League was scheduled from May 5 to June 25.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Icheon Citizen 8 6 2 0 35 9 +26 20
2 Gyeongju Citizen 8 6 1 1 21 5 +16 19
3 FC Pocheon 8 6 1 1 24 11 +13 19
4 Yangju Citizen 8 6 1 1 18 10 +8 19
5 Chuncheon FC 8 4 2 2 13 10 +3 14
6 Cheongju FC 8 4 2 2 13 11 +2 14
7 Seoul FC Martyrs 8 4 0 4 18 23 −5 12
8 Bucheon FC 1995 8 3 2 3 10 8 +2 11
9 Asan United 8 3 2 3 20 24 −4 11
10 Gwangju Gwangsan FC 8 3 1 4 10 15 −5 10
11 Jeonju FC 8 2 2 4 10 16 −6 8
11 Goyang Citizen 8 2 2 4 10 16 −6 8
13 Cheonan FC 8 2 1 5 9 15 −6 7
14 Seoul United 8 2 1 5 14 21 −7 7
15 Namyangju United 8 0 1 7 8 21 −13 1
16 Yeonggwang FC 8 0 1 7 8 26 −18 1
Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Championship playoffEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                       
A1 Yangju Citizen (pen.) 1 (4)  
B2 FC Pocheon 1 (3)  
    A1 Yangju Citizen 1 2 3
  A2 Gyeongju Citizen 1 3 4
B1 Icheon Citizen 0 (2)
A2 Gyeongju Citizen (pen.) 0 (4)  

Semi-finalsEdit



FinalEdit

First leg


Second leg

Gyeongju Citizen3 – 2Yangju Citizen
Kim Min-Seob   60'84'
Choi Jin-Seok   89'
Choi Young-Nam   24'
Park Sang-Yong   30'

WinnerEdit

 Challengers League 2011 Winners 
Gyeongju Citizen
2nd title

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit