Gyeongnam FC

Gyeongnam FC (Hangul:경남 FC) is a South Korean football club based in Gyeongsangnam-do. Its home stadium is in Changwon, the capital of South Gyeongsang Province. Gyeongnam FC was founded in 2006 and joined the K League as its 14th club for the 2006 season.

Gyeongnam FC
경남 FC
Club crest
Full nameGyeongnam Football Club
경남 도민프로축구단
Nickname(s)Gyeongnam Avengers
Short nameGFC
Founded2006; 14 years ago (2006)
GroundChangwon Football Center
Capacity15,074
OwnerSouth Gyeongsang Province Government
ChairmanGovernor of South Gyeongsang Province
ManagerSeol Ki-hyun
LeagueK League 2
2019K League 1, 11th of 12
(relegated via play-offs)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

2006 seasonEdit

Gyeongnam FC reached 12th place in 2006 K League in their first season, and achieved third place in the Hauzen Cup.

2007 seasonEdit

Under the manager Park Hang-seo, Gyeongnam FC finished fourth in 2007 K League, but were defeated by the Pohang Steelers in a penalty shootout in the first round of the play-offs. Playing for Gyeongnam, Cabore became that season's K League top scorer with 18 goals in 26 matches. Also, he recorded continuous attack points during eight league matches. When he suddenly moved to FC Tokyo, Gyeongnam FC no longer did so well, and manager Park Hang-seo chief executive Jeon Hyung-doo left immediately.

2008 seasonEdit

Before the start of the 2008 season, Cho Kwang-rae was appointed as manager. The newly signed Seo Sang-min was a valuable player, and Brazilian attacking midfielder Índio filled the gap left by Cabore. The team failed to reach the playoff by losing to Jeonbuk Motors in the last match of 2008 K League. They reached the Korean FA Cup 2008 final thanks to Kim Dong-chan's continuous scoring, including a hat-trick in the semi-final, but they were defeated by the Pohang Steelers, thus failing to enter the AFC Champions League.

2009 seasonEdit

In January 2009, Kim Jin-yong transferred to Seongnam Ilhwa, and Kim Dong-hyun, a member of the South Korean national football team, replaced him. In the 2009 season, former South Korean international goalkeeper Kim Byung-ji joined the club, and manager Cho signed many young players.

2010 seasonEdit

In 2010 Gyeongnam moved from the Changwon Civil Stadium to Changwon Football Center. With Kim Young-woo as the new captain, they won the K-League – the first top position in their history. Cho left in the middle of the season, but the team continued to perform well under caretaker manager Kim Gwi-hwa. Yoon Bit-garam recorded nine goals and seven assists in 29 matches to take the K-League Best XI and K-League Rookie of the Year Award.

2013 seasonEdit

On 12 May 2013, Gyeongnam FC achieved its 100th victory in the K League after defeating Daegu FC.[1]

2014 seasonEdit

Gyeongnam FC relegated to K League Challenge.

2017 seasonEdit

Gyeongnam FC won the K League Challenge title and was promoted to the K League 1.

2018 seasonEdit

Gyeongnam FC finished 2nd place in K League 1, and was eligible for Asian Champions League.

2019 seasonEdit

Gyeongnam FC finished 11th place in K League 1 and was relegated to K League 2. Gyeongnam FC's manager Kim Jong-Boo resigned as a result.[2] Seol Ki-Hyun was appointed as the new manager to lead the team in the 2020 season.[3]

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners (1): 2017
runners-up (1): 2018

CupsEdit

Runners-up (2): 2008, 2012

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2019 AFC Champions League Group E   Shandong Luneng Taishan
2–2
1–2
3rd
  Johor Darul Ta'zim
2–0
1–1
  Kashima Antlers
2–3
1–0

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup
2006 1 14 12 Quarter-final
2007 1 14 4 Round of 16
2008 1 14 8 Runners-up
2009 1 15 7 Round of 16
2010 1 15 6 Round of 16
2011 1 16 8 Round of 32
2012 1 16 8 Runners-up
2013 1 14 11 Quarter-final
2014 1 12 11 Round of 32
2015 2 11 9 Third round
2016 2 11 8 Third round
2017 2 10 1 Round of 16
2018 1 12 2 Round of 32
2019 1 12 11 Quarter-final
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 27 February 2020

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 Hwang Sung-min
2   DF Nick Ansell
3   DF Yoo Ji-hoon
4   DF Bae Seung-jin
5   DF Kwak Tae-hwi
6   DF Lee Jae-myung
7   MF Bae Ki-jong
8   MF Ahn Sung-nam
9   FW Luc Castaignos
10   FW Kim Seung-jun
11   FW Hwang Il-su
13   MF Jeong Seong-joon
14   MF Chang Hyuk-jin
15   DF Woo Joo-sung
16   MF Ha Sung-min
17   DF Park Tae-hong
18   MF Kim Jong-jin
19   FW Ko Kyung-min
20   FW Park Gi-dong
No. Position Player
21   FW Do Dong-hyun
22   FW Baek Sung-dong
23   DF Lee Kwang-seon
24   DF Lee Hyeong-seok
25   GK Kang Shin-woo
26   DF Kim Young-han
27   DF Park Chang-joon
28   DF Kim Hyung-won
29   FW Kim Joon-hyeok
30   DF Kim Gyeong-min
31   GK Son Jeong-hyeon
32   DF Seok Sang-beom
33   GK Lee Chan-woo
34   DF Shim Min-yong
40   DF Kang Ui-bin
41   FW Kim Yeong-geun
42   FW Kim Ho-soo
55   FW Uroš Đerić
77   FW Negueba

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Park Kwang-il (to Jinju Citizen FC)
  DF Lee Kwang-jin (to Siheung Citizen FC)
  MF Lee Seung-yeob (to Changwon City)

CaptainsEdit

Name Start End
  Kim Do-keun 2006 2006
  Kim Hyo-il 2007 2008
  Lee Sang-hong 2008 2009
  Kim Young-woo 2010 2011
  Jung Da-hwon 2011 2011
  Kang Seung-jo 2012 2013
  Kim Hyeung-bum 2013 2013
  Lee Han-saem 2014 2014
  Park Ju-sung 2014 2014
  Jin Kyung-sun 2015 2015
  Lee Won-jae 2016 2016
  Bae Ki-jong 2017

Notable playersEdit

For details on notable players, see Category:Gyeongnam FC players.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name Notes
Manager   Seol Ki-hyeon
Assistant Manager   Kim Jong-young
First Team Coach   Hong Joon-hyung
Goalkeeping Coach   Yang Ji-won
Fitness Coach   Rafael Cavenaghi

Managerial historyEdit

# Name From To Season Notes
1
  Park Hang-Seo 2005-08-22 2007-11-16 2006–2007
2
  Cho Kwang-Rae 2007-12-04 2010-07-31 2008–2010
C   Kim Gwi-Hwa 2010-08-09 2010-11-29 2010 Caretaker
3
  Choi Jin-Han 2010-12-01 2013-05-22 2011–2013
C   Song Kwang-Hwan 2013-05-22 2013-06-01 2013 Caretaker
4
  Ilija Petković 2013-05-29 2013-12-11 2013
5
  Lee Cha-Man 2013-12-17 2014-08-14 2014
C   Branko Babić 2014-08-14 2014-12-09 2014 Caretaker
6   Park Sung-hwa 2014-12-26 2015-11-23 2015
7   Kim Jong-boo 2015-12-02 2019-12-26 2016–2019
8   Seol Ki-Hyun 2019-12-26 2020-

SponsorshipEdit

Kit supplierEdit

Name Start End
Hummel 2006 2009
Kelme 2010 2011
Hummel 2012

Main sponsorsEdit

Name Start End
STX 2006 2013
DSME 2013 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'보산치치 PK 2골' 경남, 대구에 역전승... 통산 100승 달성". InterFootball. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ "경남FC, 김종부 감독 사퇴 발표..."영광의 날들 잊지 않겠다"". Gyeongnam FC. Gyeongnam FC. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  3. ^ "경남FC 신임감독에 한일월드컵 주역 설기현 선임". Yonhapnews. 26 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.

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