Goyang Zaicro FC was a South Korean professional football team based in Goyang. The club competed in the K League Challenge between 2013 and 2016. They played their home games at Goyang Stadium.
|Full name||Goyang Zaicro Football Club|
고양 자이크로 축구단
The club traces its origins to Immanuel FC, a Christian football club founded in 1983. The team previously played in Iksan and Gimpo before moving to Ansan.
Immanuel FC, the predecessor of Goyang Zaicro FC, was founded in 1983. In 1985, Immanuel FC and Hallelujah FC decided to join together to create a unified Christian football club. As a result, Immanuel FC became Hallelujah's reserve team. After the 1985 season, Hallelujah FC left the professional ranks in order to concentrate their financial efforts on missionary work.
The two clubs separated after one year. Immanuel FC participated in many tournaments as an amateur football club. They even competed with Hallelujah FC in 1991.
In 1992, Immanuel FC suffered from a lack of funds. Therefore, E-Land took over the team and renamed it E-Land Puma FC. From 1992 to 1998, they won the three championships in some tournaments.
At the start of 1998, the Asian economic crisis affected the club's parent group E-Land, necessitating the release of the club, which became amateur again as Immanuel FC. The club brought in some footballers for Hallelujah FC and changed their name to Hallelujah FC. in 1999. This Hallelujah FC founded in 1999 is the official starting point of Goyang Hi FC history by K League. In 2003 the team moved to Iksan and joined the Korea National League, finishing a creditable third after the First Stage, but were prevented from competing in the Second Stage after protests by radical Won Buddhists led to the club being barred from playing in Iksan. The club moved to Gimpo, where they enjoyed their most successful season in the National League in 2006, completing the Second Stage at the summit of the league, before being defeated in the Championship Play-off. The club moved again, this time to Ansan, in 2007, enjoying another successful campaign in 2008, a season which saw them reach the final of the National League Championship, where they were defeated on penalties, before evolving into Ansan 'H' FC for the 2012 National League season. In September 2012, it was confirmed that the team would be moving to Goyang City for the 2013 season, and will change its name to Goyang Hi FC.
On 18 January 2016, the club name officially changed to Goyang Zaicro FC for the 2016 season due to sponsorship reasons. The club was disbanded after the 2016 season.
Club Naming HistoryEdit
- 1983–1984: Immanuel FC
- 1985: Hallelujah FC (reserve team)
- 1986–1992: Immanuel FC
- 1992–1998: E-Land Puma FC
- 1998: Immanuel FC
- 1999–2002: Hallelujah FC
- 2003: Iksan Hallelujah FC
- 2004–2006: Gimpo Hallelujah FC
- 2007–2011: Ansan Hallelujah FC
- 2012: Ansan H FC
- 2013–2015: Goyang Hi FC
- 2016: Goyang Zaicro FC
|1||Lee Young-moo||1999/04/03||2005/12/31||1999–2005||First manager|
- Runners-up (1): 2006
- Winners (1): 2009
|Season||Korea National League||Korean FA Cup||League Cup||Top scorer
|2003||First Stage||10||9||4||3||2||20||15||+5||15||3rd||Qualifying Round 2||None||Lee Sung-kil (7)||Lee Young-moo|
|2004||First Stage||10||9||2||3||4||11||15||−4||9||8th||Quarterfinal||Group Round||Lee Sung-kil (6)|
|2005||First Stage||11||10||5||2||3||11||12||−1||17||5th||Round 1||Group Round||Lee Sung-kil (11)|
|2006||First Stage||11||10||3||3||4||11||12||−1||12||7th||Round 1||Group Round|| Lee Sung-kil (8)
Sung Ho-sang (8)
|2007||First Stage||12||11||3||3||5||9||15||−6||12||9th||Round 1||Group Round||Lee Sung-kil (5)|
|2008||First Stage||14||13||4||2||7||18||21||−3||14||10th||Round of 16||Runner-up||Park Han-woong (6)||In Chang-soo|
|2009||First Stage||14||13||6||4||3||19||14||+5||22||6th||Round of 32||Quarterfinal|| Jeon Jae-hee (7)
Kang Tae-sung (7)
|2010||First Stage||15||14||3||1||10||14||26||−12||10||13th||Round of 32||Quarterfinal||Lee Joo-sang (10)|
|2011||—||14||26||5||8||13||25||42||−17||23||12th||Round of 32||None||Kim Dong-hyo (5)|
|2012||—||14||26||8||8||10||25||34||−9||32||10th||Qualifying Round 2||Group Round|
- ^ Official Club Profile at K League Website Archived 2014-04-29 at the Wayback Machine (in Korean)
- ^ a b c 할렐루야의 고양시 입성이 불편한 이유. Kim Hyun-Hoi (in Korean). Nate. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- ^ 이랜드그룹 실업축구단 창설 (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. 1992-12-17.
- ^ "충주-고양, K리그서 탈퇴 승인.. '안산-아산 신규 가입'" (in Korean). star.mt.co.kr. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.