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Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Korean: 전북 현대 모터스) is a professional football club based in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Jeonbuk play at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, the capital city of the province. Jeonbuk has won the K League six times, first in 2009. They have also won the Korean FA Cup three times, in 2000, 2003 and 2005.[1] The club has won the AFC Champions League twice, first in 2006, becoming the first club from East Asia to win the tournament since the AFC Champions League was launched in its current format in 2003, and for a time being the only team in the world to have become continental champions without ever having won a domestic title. This title guaranteed Jeonbuk's participation in the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2006. They won the second title in 2016.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
전북 현대 모터스
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Full nameJeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club
전북 현대 모터스 축구단
Nickname(s)Nokseakjeonsa
(Green Warriors)
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994), as Chonbuk Dinos
GroundJeonju World Cup Stadium
Capacity42,477
OwnerHyundai Motor Company
ChairmanChung Eui-sun
ManagerJosé Morais
LeagueK League 1
2018K League 1, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC
Hangul
Hanja
모터스
Revised RomanizationJeonbuk Hyeondae Moteoseu
McCune–ReischauerChǒnbuk Hyŏndae Mot'ǒsǔ

The club's color is green which is also the color of North Jeolla Province. It's South Korea's most successful football club up to date.

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HistoryEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motor's predecessor was founded in January 1993 under the original name of Wansan Puma FC. Oh Hyung-Kun was the founder of the team, which was the first team to be named after a home location in the history of the K League.

However, they were not able to raise enough funds and Wansan Puma FC went into bankruptcy before they could take their place in the K-League. Many people were eager to keep their club and Bobae Ltd., a local alcohol manufacturer, offered financial support to the club. The club joined the K-League in 1994 after changing its name to Chonbuk Buffalo. The team ran into financial problems and was dissolved after the final match in the 1994 season. In 1994, Korea was under 2002 World Cup bid campaign, so Hyundai Motors took over Jeonbuk Buffalo's players and launched a new club called Jeonbuk Dinos on 12 December 1994.

K-League officially stated that Jeonbuk Buffalo and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are different club. Therefore, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors's history and statistics and records are from 12 December 1994.[1]

Since 1994, Jeonbuk have not seriously challenged for the Korean League title, often languishing in mid-table.[1] After Choi Gang-hee was appointed manager in July 2005, Jeonbuk won the Korean FA Cup in December of that year.[1] In 2006, Jeonbuk finished a disappointing eleventh in the Korean League, however the season had a surprising ending, as Jeonbuk won their first AFC Champions Cup final in Homs, Syria.[1] En route to the final they defeated the champions of Japan, Gamba Osaka, and Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua,[2] and they also beat Ulsan Horang-i, the champion of Korea, in the semi-finals.[3] They triumphed 3–2 on aggregate over Al-Karamah, the champion of Syria, in the final.[4]

They had an opportunity to join the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2006 as AFC Champions League winners.[5] They lost their first game 1–0 to América in the quarter-finals on 10 December, however, they defeated Auckland City 3–0 on 14 December and finished fifth in the tournament.[5] In 2009, Jeonbuk became the champion of K-League by beating Seongnam Ilhwa 3–1 on aggregate in the K-League Championship on 6 December 2009.[1][6]

On 22 October 2011, Jeonbuk claimed their first-place spot in the K-League for the second time in their history.[7] Furthermore, they reached the final of the AFC Champions League, where they lost to Al-Sadd after a penalty-shootout.[8] On 4 December 2011, Jeonbuk confirmed the K-League title with a 4–2 aggregate victory in the play-off final against Ulsan Hyundai.[1][9]

On 26 November 2016, Jeonbuk won their second AFC Champions League title after defeating Al Ain FC 3–2 on aggregate.[10]

Kit suppliersEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners (6): 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Runners-up (2): 2012, 2016

CupsEdit

Winners (3): 2000, 2003, 2005
Runners-up (2): 1999, 2013
Runners-up (1): 2010
Winners (1): 2004
Runners-up (2): 2001, 2006
Runners-up (1): 1999

International competitionsEdit

AsianEdit

Winners (2): 2006, 2016
Runners-up (1): 2011
Runners-up (1): 2002

WorldwideEdit

Fifth place (2): 2006, 2016

RecordsEdit

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup AFC CL
1995 1 8 7
1996 1 9 5 Quarter-final
1997 1 10 6 Round of 16
1998 1 10 6 Round of 16
1999 1 10 7 Final
2000 1 10 4 Winner
2001 1 10 9 Semi-final
2002 1 10 7 Quarter-final
2003 1 12 5 Winner
2004 1 13 6 Quarter-final Semi-final
2005 1 13 12 Winner
2006 1 14 11 Round of 16 Winner
2007 1 14 8 Round of 16 Quarter-final
2008 1 14 4 Quarter-final
2009 1 15 1 Semi-final
2010 1 15 3 Quarter-final Quarter-final
2011 1 16 1 Round of 16 Final
2012 1 16 2 Quarter-final Group Stage
2013 1 14 3 Final Round of 16
2014 1 12 1 Semi-final Round of 16
2015 1 12 1 Round of 16 Quarter-final
2016 1 12 2 Quarter-final Winner
2017 1 12 1 Fourth round
2018 1 12 1 Round of 16 Quarter-final
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

ManagersEdit

# Name From To Season
1   Cha Kyung-bok 1994/11/26 1996/12/05 1995–1996
2   Choi Man-hee 1996/12/06 2001/07/18 1997–2001
C   Nam Dae-sik 2001/07/19 2001/10/03 2001
3   Cho Yoon-hwan 2001/10/04 2005/06/12 2001–2005
C   Kim Hyung-yul 2005/06/13 2005/07/10 2005
4   Choi Kang-hee 2005/07/04
2013/06/28
2011/12/21
2018/12/02
2005–2011
2013–2018
C   Lee Heung-sil 2012/01/05 2012/12/12 2012
C   Fábio Lefundes 2012/12/20 2013/06/01 2013
C   Shin Hong-gi 2013/06/25 2013/06/27 2013
5   José Morais 2018/12/03 present 2019–

SquadEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 March 2019[11]

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 Lee Bum-young
2   DF Lee Yong
4   MF Shin Hyung-min
5   MF Lim Sun-young
6   DF Choi Bo-kyung
7   MF Han Kyo-won
8   MF Jeong Hyuk
10   FW Ricardo Lopes
11   FW Tiago Alves
13   DF Lee Ju-yong
14   MF Lee Seung-gi
15   MF Lee Si-heon
16   MF Choi Young-jun
17   FW Bernie Ibini-Isei
18   DF Na Seong-eun
19   DF Park Won-jae
20   FW Lee Dong-gook
21   GK Hwang Byeong-geun
22   DF Kim Jin-su
No. Position Player
23   DF Yun Ji-hyeok
24   MF Kim Jae-seok
25   DF Choi Chul-soon
26   DF Hong Jeong-ho (on loan from Jiangsu Suning)
27   MF Moon Seon-min
28   MF Son Jun-ho
29   FW Lee Seong-yoon
30   MF Lee Eun-sik
31   GK Song Bum-keun
32   FW Adriano
33   DF Park Won-jae
34   MF Jang Yun-ho
35   MF Myung Joon-jae
41   GK Lee Jae-hyeong
42   MF Han Seung-gyu
51   GK Kim Jung-hun
81   FW Lee Keun-ho
88   GK Hong Jeong-nam
92   DF Kim Min-hyeok
98   MF Yu Seung-min
  DF David Edgar
  FW Samuel

Squad number 12 is reserved for the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors supporters, Mad Green Boys.

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 Kim Young-chan (to Suwon FC)
  DF Ko Moo-yeol (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)

Backroom staffEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Source: Official website[12]

Support staffEdit

  • Club doctor:   Song Ha-heon
  • Assistant club doctor:   Kim Byung-woo
  • Assistant club doctor:   Lee Hyun-ju
  • Assistant club doctor:   Lee Hyuk-jun
  • Interpreter:   Kim Min-soo

Source: Official website[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC". K League official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "AFC Champions League 2006 » Quarter-finals". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ "AFC Champions League 2006 » Semi-finals". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ "AFC Champions League 2006 » Final". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b "FIFA Club World Cup 2006". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ Kang Seung-woo (6 December 2009). "Jeonbuk Motors Win First K-League Titles". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Jeonbuk, Ulsan to clash for K-League championship". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  8. ^ "History for Qatar as Al Sadd win Asian title in dramatic shootout". CNN.com. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Jeonbuk wins K-League championship". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  10. ^ FIFA.com (26 November 2016). "Jeonbuk clinch ticket to Japan". FIFA official website. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Players" (in Korean). Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  12. ^ 코칭스태프 [Coaching staff] (in Korean). Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC official website. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  13. ^ 지원스태프 [Support staff] (in Korean). Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

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