Asan Mugunghwa FC
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.
|Full name||Asan Mugunghwa Football Club|
아산 무궁화 프로축구단
as Police FC (original)
as Ansan Police FC
as Asan Mugunghwa FC
|Ground||Yi Sun-sin Stadium|
|Owner||Asan Government and Korean Police Agency|
|Chairman||Mayor of Asan|
|League||K League 2|
|2018||K League 2, 1st|
- 1 History
- 2 Current squad
- 3 Managers
- 4 Honours
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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.
Asan era (2017–present)Edit
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. 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.
Club name historyEdit
- 1996–2013: Police FC
- 2014–2015: Ansan Police FC
- 2016: Ansan Mugunghwa FC
- 2017–present: Asan Mugunghwa FC
- As of 7 March 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Yu Dong-chun||1996/03/29||2001/03/07||First manager|
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
- "S. Korean city Ansan to launch new pro football club". Yonhap News Agency. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- 아산 협약식 - '17년 만에 충남 구단'... 아산 무궁화, 새출발 선언
- 프로연맹, 신생팀 안산-아산 가입 승인
- "Ansan Mugunghwa FC". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.