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Asan Mugunghwa Football Club is a South Korean football club based in Asan. The club's players comprise South Korean professional footballers who are serving their two-year military duty. As of the 2019 season, the club plays in the K League 2, the second highest league in South Korea.

Asan Mugunghwa
아산 무궁화
Asan Mugunghwa FC.png
Full nameAsan Mugunghwa Football Club
아산 무궁화 프로축구단
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
as Police FC (original)
2014; 5 years ago (2014)
as Ansan Police FC
2017; 2 years ago (2017)
as Asan Mugunghwa FC
GroundYi Sun-sin Stadium
Capacity19,283
OwnerAsan Government and Korean Police Agency
ChairmanMayor of Asan
ManagerPark Dong-hyuk
LeagueK League 2
2018K League 2, 1st
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Founding and Police FC eraEdit

Founded as National Police Department FC in 1961, the club changed its name to Seoul Police Department FC in 1962 then back to its original name in 1967. During its history it won a number of competitions such as the Korean President's Cup National Football Tournament and the Korea Semi-Professional Football League in the 1960s before it was dissolved in November 1967. The club was reinstated in 1996, and it partly consisted of players serving their compulsory two-year military duty, similar to the other military club Sangju Sangmu FC.

Professionalization and Ansan era (2013–2016)Edit

In 2013, Police FC joined the K League Challenge.

In February 2014, Police FC was based in Ansan (Ansan Wa~ Stadium) and renamed to Ansan Police FC.

In January 2016, the club name was changed to Ansan Mugunghwa FC. Korean word Mugunghwa means hibiscus syriacus and is the symbol of the Korean Police.

Asan era (2017–present)Edit

After the 2016 season, Ansan Mugunghwa was disbanded, and the new police team was founded in Asan.[1]

On 11 January 2017, there was operation agreement between the police and Asan government and the new crest was unveiled, with the new team being called Asan Mugunghwa.[2] Per K League policies, the new team did not take over records and history of the previous team and was registered as the new club.[3]

Club name historyEdit

  • 1996–2013: Police FC
  • 2014–2015: Ansan Police FC
  • 2016: Ansan Mugunghwa FC
  • 2017–present: Asan Mugunghwa FC

Current squadEdit

As of 7 March 2019[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Yang Hyung-mo
3   DF Kim Ki-young
4   DF Choi Young-hoon
5   DF Jang Soon-hyeok
6   MF Cho Beom-seok
7   MF Kim Do-hyuk
8   MF Kim Sun-min
9   FW Oh Se-hoon (on loan from Ulsan)
10   DF Ko Moo-yeol
11   MF Ahn Hyeon-beom
12   MF Joo Won-seok
13   GK Choi Bong-jin
14   MF Yang Tae-ryeol (on loan from Pohang)
15   DF Kim Jun-su
16   DF Jeon Hyo-seok
17   MF Ju Se-jong
18   FW Nam Hee-chul
No. Position Player
19   MF Min Joon-young (on loan from Gyeongnam)
20   MF Shin Hyun-sik
21   MF Lim Chang-gyoon
22   DF Kim Dong-jin
23   MF Kim Min-seok
24   GK Lee Ki-hyun
25   FW Kim Min-woo
26   DF Park Seong-woo (on loan from Pohang)
27   DF Kim Bong-rae
28   DF Park Jae-woo
29   MF Lee Myung-joo
30   FW Song Hwan-young
31   GK Kim Young-ik
33   DF Lee Han-saem
37   FW Kim Reo (on loan from Ulsan)
70   FW Choi Jin-ho
77   FW Park Min-seo

ManagersEdit

# Name From To Season Notes
1
  Yu Dong-chun 1996/03/29 2001/03/07
1996–2000
First manager
2
  Kim Ki-bok 2001/03/07 ?
2001–2005
3
  Park Dae-je 2005/11/03 ?
2006–2010
4
  Cho Dong-hyun 2010/10/12 2015/01/13
2011–2014
5
  Lee Heung-sil 2015/01/13 2016/10/31
2015–2016
6
  Song Sun-ho 2016/12/08 2017/11/29
2017
7
  Park Dong-hyuk 2017/11/29
2018–present

HonoursEdit

Asan Mugunghwa (2017–present)Edit

Winners (1): 2018

Ansan Mugunghwa (2014–2016)Edit

Winners (1): 2016

Police FC (1996–2013)Edit

Runners-up (1): 2013
Winners (1): 2002 Fall

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "S. Korean city Ansan to launch new pro football club". Yonhap News Agency. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ 아산 협약식 - '17년 만에 충남 구단'... 아산 무궁화, 새출발 선언
  3. ^ 프로연맹, 신생팀 안산-아산 가입 승인
  4. ^ "Ansan Mugunghwa FC". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

External linksEdit