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Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers

Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers is a South Korean professional volleyball team. It was founded in 1983 and changed to a professional team in 2005. They are based in Cheonan and are members of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO). Their home arena is Yu Gwan-Sun Gymnasium in Cheonan. Sean Rooney of the United States men's national volleyball team, who had won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, was a member of the team for two years. They have won the championship three times, in 2006, 2007, and 2017.

Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers
천안 현대캐피탈 스카이워커스
Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers new emblem.png
Full name Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers Volleyball Club
천안 현대캐피탈 스카이워커스 배구단
Short name Hyundai Capital
Nickname Sky Walkers
Founded 1983; 35 years ago (1983)
Ground Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium
Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
(Capacity: 5,482)
Owner Hyundai Capital
Chairman Jung Tae-young
Manager Choi Tae-woong
League V-League
2017–18 2nd
Website Club home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
Championships
None

Contents

HistoryEdit

In 1983, the team were established as Hyundai Motor Service Men's Volleyball Team. They had won the winter league five times, and tens of other amateur leagues, before the professional series started in 2005.

In 2002, they were refounded as Hyundai Capital Men's Volleyball team, but they had to stay the second place because Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Volleyball team row over so that had won the winter league for straight nine years. After the foundation of the professional league, they won the series in 2005. Finally, Sean Rooney joined them, and contributed to their championships in 2006 and 2007.

In 2008, they signed former Penn State player Matt Anderson and made him one of the first players to forgo his senior year in the NCAA to go pro.

HonoursEdit

V-League

Champions (3): 2005–06, 2006–07, 2016–17
Runners-up (7): 2005, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18

KOVO Cup

Winners (4): 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013
Runners-up (1): 2009

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers
Season Postseason Regular Season
Rank Games Wins Loss Points
2005 Runner-up 1 20 18 2 38
2005–06 Winner 1 35 31 4 31
2006–07 Winner 2 30 24 6 24
2007–08 Runner-up 3 35 24 11 24
2008–09 Runner-up 1 35 28 7 28
2009–10 Runner-up 2 36 26 10
2010–11 Playoff 2 30 22 8
2011–12 Playoff 3 36 22 14 70
2012–13 Playoff 2 30 18 12 52
2013–14 Runner-up 2 30 21 9 61
2014–15 Did not qualify 5 36 15 21 52
2015–16 Runner-up 1 36 28 8 81
2016–17 Winner 2 36 25 11 68
2017–18 Runner-up 1 36 22 14 70

PlayersEdit

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting Bench 1 Bench 2
Outside   Jeon Kwang-In   Park Joo-hyeong   Ham Hyung-jin
Outside   Moon Sung-min   Lee Si-woo   Kim Ji-han
Opposite   Krisztian Padar
Middle   Shin Yung-suk   Cha Young-seok   Hong Min-ki
Middle   Kim Jae-hwi   Park Jun-hyuk
Setter   Lee Seung-won
Libero   Yeo Oh-hyun   Park Jong-young
Coach:   Choi Tae-woong
Assistant coach:   Song Byung-il

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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