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2013 K League Classic

The 2013 K League Classic was the 31st season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K-League and the first season in its current name, the K League Classic. The 2013 fixtures were announced on 30 January 2013.[1] The season began on 2 March.

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K League Classic
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Season2013
ChampionsPohang Steelers
RelegatedDaejeon Citizen
Daegu FC
Gangwon FC
Champions LeaguePohang Steelers
Ulsan Hyundai
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
FC Seoul
Matches played266
Goals scored676 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerDejan Damjanović
Kim Shin-wook
(19 goals)
Biggest home winGyeongnam 6–0 Daejeon
(June 23)
Biggest away winGangwon 0–4 Jeju
(August 10)
Highest scoring9 goals
Suwon 5-4 Jeonbuk
(June 26)
Longest winning run7 games
Seoul (July 7–August 15)
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Seoul (July 7–October 6)
Longest winless run19 games
Daejeon (April 7–August 15)
Longest losing run8 games
Gangwon (July 16–September 1)
Highest attendance43,681
Seoul v Suwon
(August 3)
Lowest attendance749
Seongnam v Chunnam
(September 11)
Average attendance7,652
2012
2014

FC Seoul were the defending champions, having won their fifth title the previous season.

Contents

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to 2013 K League Challenge

K League Classic Clubs, 2013Edit

Location of teams in 2013 K League Classic
Club City Manager Stadium
Busan IPark Busan   Yoon Sung-Hyo Busan Asiad Stadium
Chunnam Dragons Gwangyang   Ha Seok-Ju Gwangyang Football Stadium
Daegu FC Daegu   Baek Jong-Chul Daegu Stadium
Daejeon Citizen Daejeon   Kim In-Wan Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Gangwon FC Gangneung   Kim Yong-Kab Gangneung Stadium
Gyeongnam FC Changwon   Ilija Petković Changwon Football Center
Incheon United Incheon   Kim Bong-Gil Incheon Football Stadium
Jeju United Seogwipo   Park Kyung-Hoon Jeju World Cup Stadium
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonju   Choi Kang-Hee Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Pohang Steelers Pohang   Hwang Sun-Hong Pohang Steel Yard
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Seongnam   An Ik-Soo Tancheon Sports Complex
FC Seoul Seoul   Choi Yong-Soo Seoul World Cup Stadium
Suwon Samsung Bluewings Suwon   Seo Jung-Won Suwon World Cup Stadium
Ulsan Hyundai Ulsan   Kim Ho-Gon Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Manner Date Table Incoming Date Table
Daegu FC   Moacir Pereira End of contract 2012-12-01[2] Pre-season   Dang Sung-Jeung 2012-12-01[2] Pre-season
Daejeon Citizen   Yoo Sang-Chul End of contract 2012-12-01[2] Pre-season   Kim In-Wan 2012-12-02[3] Pre-season
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma   Shin Tae-Yong Resigned 2012-12-11 Pre-season   An Ik-Soo 2012-12-13 Pre-season
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   Lee Heung-Sil (caretaker) Resigned 2012-12-11 Pre-season   Fabio Lefundes (caretaker) 2012-12-20 Pre-season
Suwon Samsung Bluewings   Yoon Sung-Hyo Resigned 2012-12-12 Pre-season   Seo Jung-Won 2012-12-12 Pre-season
Busan IPark   An Ik-Soo Signed by Seongnam 2012-12-13 Pre-season   Yoon Sung-Hyo 2012-12-17 Pre-season
Daegu FC   Dang Sung-Jeung Resigned 2013-04-23 14th   Baek Jong-Chul 2013-04-23 14th
Gyeongnam FC   Choi Jin-Han Resigned 2013-05-22[4] 11th   Song Kwang-Hwan (caretaker) 2013-05-22[4] 11th
Gyeongnam FC   Song Kwang-Hwan (caretaker) Resigned 2013-05-29 11th   Ilija Petković 2013-05-29[5] 11th
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   Fabio Lefundes (caretaker) End of contract 2013-06-28 7th   Choi Kang-Hee 2013-06-28 7th
Gangwon FC   Kim Hak-Beom Sacked 2013-08-10 13th   Kim Yong-Kab 2013-08-14 13th
  • [1] acting manager

Foreign playersEdit

Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC country.

As of 21 June 2013
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player
Busan IPark   Fagner   William   Rodrigo
Chunnam Dragons   Wesley Feitosa   Robert Cornthwaite
Daegu FC   Leandrinho   Sandro   Derek Asamoah
Daejeon Citizen   João Paulo   Cesar Arias   Anderson Plata   Yuta Baba
Gangwon FC   Wesley   Ianis Zicu   Brendan Hamill
Gyeongnam FC   Miloš Bosančić   Sreten Sretenović   Milan Bubalo   Luke DeVere
Incheon United   Diogo Acosta   Thiago
Jeju United   Pedro Júnior   Maranhão   Rodriguinho   Adrian Madaschi
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   Kevin Oris   Leonardo   Thiago Potiguar   Alex Wilkinson
Pohang Steelers
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma   Edcarlos   Ivan Vuković   Federico Laens   Server Djeparov
FC Seoul   Adilson Dos Santos   Mauricio Molina   Dejan Damjanović   Sergio Escudero
Suwon Samsung Bluewings   Santos Junior
Ulsan Hyundai   Caíque   Rafinha   Roberto César   Chikashi Masuda
  • PRK Player (Deemed as native players)
Club Player
Suwon Samsung Bluewings   Jong Tae-Se

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Pohang Steelers (Q, C) 38 21 11 6 63 38 +25 74 Qualification to 2014 AFC Champions League Group Stage[a]
2 Ulsan Hyundai (Q) 38 22 7 9 63 37 +26 73
3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Q) 38 18 9 11 61 49 +12 63
4 FC Seoul (Q) 38 17 11 10 59 46 +13 62
5 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 38 15 8 15 50 43 +7 53
6 Busan IPark 38 14 10 14 43 41 +2 52
7 Incheon United 38 12 14 12 48 46 +2 50
8 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 38 17 9 12 51 42 +9 60
9 Jeju United 38 16 10 12 51 46 +5 58
10 Chunnam Dragons 38 9 13 16 34 45 −11 40
11 Gyeongnam FC 38 8 13 17 42 55 −13 37
12 Gangwon FC (R) 38 8 12 18 37 64 −27 36 Qualification to Relegation Playoffs
13 Daegu FC (R) 38 6 14 18 38 57 −19 32 Qualification to 2014 K League Challenge
14 Daejeon Citizen (R) 38 7 11 20 37 68 −31 32
Updated to match(es) played on 1 December 2013. Source: K-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by matchdayEdit

  Leader & 2014 AFC Champions League
  2014 AFC Champions League
  Qualification to relegation playoffs
  Relegation to the 2014 K League Challenge

Round 1–26Edit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Pohang Steelers53112211111111111222111111
Ulsan Hyundai27423524474322222111222322
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors11264636645657575433333233
FC Seoul581111101212109108998999766444444
Suwon Samsung Bluewings22531142323575646555656565
Incheon United94355453256434334344565656
Busan IPark59887877767769788988787777
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma11913121410988811886857899999888
Jeju United45646365532243463677878999
Chunnam Dragons13131214139101111910101011101010101110101010101010
Gyeongnam FC9677878910119111110111111111011111111111111
Daegu FC11991011131314131414141413131313131212121212121212
Gangwon FC5991312141413141312121212121212121313131313131313
Daejeon Citizen14141499111112121213131314141414141414141414141414
Source: kleague.com

Round 27–40Edit

Team ╲ Round2728293031323334353637383940
Pohang Steelers11112222222221
Ulsan Hyundai22231111111112
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors34323333333333
FC Seoul43444444444444
Suwon Samsung Bluewings55555555555555
Busan IPark77777777776666
Incheon United66666666667777
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma89888888899988
Jeju United98999999988899
Chunnam Dragons1010101010101010101010101010
Gyeongnam FC1111111111111111111111111111
Gangwon FC1313131313131312121212121212
Daegu FC1212121212121213131313131313
Daejeon Citizen1414141414141414141414141414
Source: kleague.com

ResultsEdit

Matches 1–26Edit

Home \ Away[1] BIP CND DGU DJC GWN GNM ICU JJU JHM PHS SIC SEO SSB USH
Busan IPark 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 5–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Chunnam Dragons 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
Daegu FC 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 5–3
Daejeon Citizen 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–4 0–3
Gangwon FC 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–3 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2
Gyeongnam FC 1–0 0–1 3–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–1
Incheon United 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–4 2–3 3–1 2–2
Jeju United 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–3 1–1 4–4 1–2 3–1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–4 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–1
Pohang Steelers 1–2 2–1 4–2 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–1
FC Seoul 1–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 3–2 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 5–4 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0
Ulsan Hyundai 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 1 Sep 2013.
Source: K League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Matches 27–40Edit

Promotion-Relegation PlayoffsEdit

1st LegEdit

Sangju Sangmu4 – 1Gangwon FC
Lee Sang-Hyup   29'89'
Lee Seung-Hyun   71'
Lee Sang-ho   77'
Choi Seung-In   90+2'

2nd LegEdit

Gangwon FC1 – 0Sangju Sangmu
Choi Seung-In   71'

Sangju Sangmu secure promotion to the 2014 K League Classic season, 4:2 on aggregate.

Season statisticsEdit

AttendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 336,068 37,879 4,861 17,689 −12.7%
2 FC Seoul 315,540 43,681 5,434 16,607 −19.0%
3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 193,060 23,377 4,962 10,161 −0.8%
4 Pohang Steelers 184,301 17,228 2,274 9,700 +10.2%
5 Ulsan Hyundai 167,837 23,012 2,676 8,834 +17.8%
6 Incheon United 134,472 15,595 1,902 7,077 +81.7%
7 Daegu FC 130,251 39,871 978 6,855 −4.2%
8 Jeju United 122,813 18,751 1,274 6,464 −1.1%
9 Gyeongnam FC 113,257 16,286 1,789 5,961 +155.7%
10 Daejeon Citizen 107,675 27,775 1,126 5,667 +30.3%
11 Busan IPark 77,571 9,711 1,027 4,035 +0.6%
12 Gangwon FC 56,588 10,456 896 2,978 −3.5%
13 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 53,677 8,059 749 2,825 −3.2%
14 Chunnam Dragons 43,273 7,036 872 2,278 −24.9%
League total 2,036,413 43,681 749 7,656 +8.7%

Updated to games played on 1 December 2013
Source: K League Classic
Notes:
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AwardsEdit

The 2013 K League Awards was held on 3 December 2013.

K League Most Valuable PlayerEdit

K League Young PlayerEdit

K League Top ScorerEdit

K League Top AssistorEdit

K League Best XIEdit

Position Player Club
Goalkeeper   Kim Seung-Gyu Ulsan Hyundai
Defender   Adilson Dos Santos FC Seoul
Defender   Kim Chi-Gon Ulsan Hyundai
Defender   Kim Won-Il Pohang Steelers
Defender   Lee Yong Ulsan Hyundai
Midfielder   Ko Mu-Yeol Pohang Steelers
Midfielder   Lee Myung-Joo Pohang Steelers
Midfielder   Ha Dae-Sung FC Seoul
Midfielder   Leonardo Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Forward   Dejan Damjanović FC Seoul
Forward   Kim Shin-Wook Ulsan Hyundai

K League Manager of the YearEdit

K League Youth Team of the YearEdit

K League Fair Play AwardEdit

  • The K League Fair Play award was won by FC Seoul

K League Special AwardEdit

'FAN'tastic PlayerEdit

The K League 'FAN'tastic Player was won by Kim Shin-Wook (Ulsan Hyundai)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 K리그 클래식 경기 일정 확정" (in Korean). Korea Professional Football League. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "최만희 광주 감독도 사임…K리그 감독교체 칼바람". SportsWorld (in Korean). Naver. 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ 지동원 키운 대전출신 김인완, 시티즌 감독내정. Daejeon Ilbo (in Korean). 2 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b 경남 최진한 감독 자진사퇴… 송광환 코치 대행 체제 (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. 22 May 2013.
  5. ^ 경남, 페트코비치 감독 선임 공식 발표 (in Korean). Sportal Korea. 29 May 2013.

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