Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (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 a record eight times, first in 2009. They have also won the Korean FA Cup four times, in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2020.[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 league 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 FC
전북 현대 모터스
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.svg
Full nameJeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club
전북 현대 모터스 축구단
Nickname(s)Warriors
Founded1994; 27 years ago (1994), as Chonbuk Dinos
GroundJeonju World Cup Stadium
Capacity42,477
OwnerHyundai Motor Company
ChairmanChung Eui-sun
ManagerKim Sang-sik
LeagueK League 1
2020K League 1, 1st of 12 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season
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.[citation needed]

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 clubs. 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 League 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 (8): 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (record)
Runners-up (2): 2012, 2016

CupsEdit

Winners (4): 2000, 2003, 2005, 2020
Runners-up (2): 1999, 2013
Runners-up (1): 2010
Winners (1): 2004
Runners-up (2): 2001, 2006
Runners-up (1): 1999[a]
  1. ^ Reserve team

International competitionsEdit

AsianEdit

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

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
2019 1 12 1 Round of 32 Round of 16
2020 1 12 1 Winner Group stage
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

AFC Champions League recordEdit

Season Round Opposition Home Away Agg.
2004 Group E   Júbilo Iwata 1–2 4–2 1st
  Shanghai Shenhua 0–1 1–0
  BEC Tero Sasana 4–0 4–0
Quarter-final   Al-Ain 4–1 1–0 5–1
Semi-final   Al-Ittihad 2–2 1–2 3–4
2006 Group E   Gamba Osaka 3–2 1–1 1st
  Dalian Shide 3–1 0–1
  Da Nang 3–0 1–0
Quarter-final   Shanghai Shenhua 4–2 0–1 4–3
Semi-final   Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 2–3 4–1 6–5
Final   Al-Karamah 2–0 1–2 3–2
2007 Quarter-final   Urawa Red Diamonds 0–2 1–2 1–4
2010 Group F   Persipura Jayapura 8–0 4–1 2nd
  Kashima Antlers 1–2 1–2
  Changchun Yatai 1–0 2–1
Round of 16   Adelaide United N/A 3–2 (a.e.t.) N/A
Quarter-final   Al-Shabab 0–2 1–0 1–2
2011 Group G   Shandong Luneng 1–0 2–1 1st
  Arema 6–0 4–0
  Cerezo Osaka 1–0 0–1
Round of 16   Tianjin TEDA 3–0 N/A N/A
Quarter-final   Cerezo Osaka 6–1 3–4 9–5
Semi-final   Al-Ittihad 2–1 3–2 5–3
Final   Al-Sadd 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 p)
N/A N/A
2012 Group H   Guangzhou Evergrande 1–5 3–1 3rd
  Kashiwa Reysol 0–2 1–5
  Buriram United 3–2 2–0
2013 Group F   Muangthong United 2–0 2–2 2nd
  Guangzhou Evergrande 1–1 0–0
  Urawa Red Diamonds 2–2 3–1
Round of 16   Kashiwa Reysol 0–2 2–3 2–5
2014 Group G   Yokohama F. Marinos 3–0 1–2 2nd
  Melbourne Victory 0–0 2–2
  Guangzhou Evergrande 1–0 1–3
Round of 16   Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–1 1–3
2015 Group E   Kashiwa Reysol 0–0 2–3 2nd
  Shandong Luneng 4–1 4–1
  Becamex Binh Duong 3–0 1–1
Round of 16   Beijing Guoan 1–1 1–0 2–1
Quarter-final   Gamba Osaka 0–0 2–3 2–3
2016 Group E   FC Tokyo 2–1 3–0 1st
  Jiangsu Suning 2–2 2–3
  Becamex Binh Duong 2–0 2–3
Round of 16   Melbourne Victory 2–1 1–1 3–2
Quarter-final   Shanghai SIPG 5–0 0–0 5–0
Semi-final   FC Seoul 4–1 1–2 5–3
Final   Al-Ain 2–1 1–1 3–2
2018 Group E   Kashiwa Reysol 3–2 2–0 1st
  Kitchee 3–0 6–0
  Tianjin Quanjian 6–3 2–4
Round of 16   Buriram United 2–0 2–3 4–3
Quarter-final   Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–3 3–0 (a.e.t.) 3–3
(2–4 p)
2019 Group G   Beijing Guoan 3–1 1–0 1st
  Buriram United 0–0 0–1
  Urawa Red Diamonds 2–1 1–0
Round of 16   Shanghai SIPG 1–1 (a.e.t.) 1–1 2–2
(3–5 p)
2020 Group H   Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 1–4[a] 3rd
  Shanghai SIPG 1–2[a] 2–0[a]
  Sydney FC 1–0[a] 2–2
2021 Group H   Sydney FC [a] [a]
  Gamba Osaka [a] [a]
  Tampines Rovers [a] [a]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Played at a neutral venue.

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 6 February 2021[11]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   KOR Lee Bum-young
2 DF   KOR Lee Yong (vice-captain)
6 DF   KOR Choi Bo-kyung
7 MF   KOR Han Kyo-won
9 FW   BRA Gustavo
10 FW   RUS Stanislav Iljutcenko
11 FW   KOR Cho Gue-sung
13 MF   KOR Kim Bo-kyung
14 MF   KOR Lee Seung-gi
15 DF   KOR Koo Ja-ryong
17 MF   JPN Takahiro Kunimoto
19 DF   KOR Park Won-jae
25 DF   KOR Choi Chul-soon
26 DF   KOR Hong Jeong-ho
27 FW   KOR Myung Se-jin
29 FW   KOR Lee Seong-yoon
No. Pos. Nation Player
31 GK   KOR Song Bum-keun
32 DF   KOR Lee Ju-yong
37 FW   GAM Modou Barrow
51 GK   KOR Kim Jung-hun
92 DF   KOR Kim Min-hyeok
MF   KOR Ryu Jae-moon
DF   KOR Park Jin-seong
DF   KOR Noh Yoon-sang
MF   KOR Lee Ji-hoon
GK   KOR Hwang Byeong-geun
MF   KOR Choi Young-jun
FW   KOR Kim Seung-dae
MF   KOR Han Seung-gyu
DF   KOR Choi Hee-won
MF   KOR Jang Yun-ho
MF   KOR Jeong Hyuk

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. Pos. Nation Player
DF   KOR Kwon Kyung-won (to Sangju Sangmu for military duty)
MF   KOR Moon Seon-min (to Sangju Sangmu for military duty)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   KOR Lee Keun-ho (to Sangju Sangmu for military duty)

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. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. 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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