Asan Mugunghwa FC

Asan Mugunghwa Football Club was a South Korean football club based in Asan. The club's players were South Korean professional footballers who were serving their two-year military duty.

Asan Mugunghwa
아산 무궁화
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Full nameAsan Mugunghwa Football Club
아산 무궁화 프로축구단
Nickname(s)Asan Owls
Short nameAMFC
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
as Police FC (original)
2014; 7 years ago (2014)
as Ansan Police FC
2017; 4 years ago (2017)
as Asan Mugunghwa FC
Dissolved2019; 2 years ago (2019)
GroundYi Sun-sin Stadium
Capacity17,376
OwnerAsan Government and Korean Police Agency
ChairmanMayor of Asan
ManagerPark Dong-hyuk
LeagueK League 2
2019K League 2, 7th

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 (2017–2019)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 clubs and was registered as the new club.[3]

Club name historyEdit

  • 1996–2013: Police FC
  • 2014–2015: Ansan Police FC
  • 2016: Ansan Mugunghwa FC
  • 2017–2019: Asan Mugunghwa FC

HonoursEdit

Asan Mugunghwa (2017–2019)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

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 2019/12/31
2018–2019

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

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