Jeonnam Dragons

The Jeonnam Dragons (Korean: 전남 드래곤즈) are a South Korean professional football club based in the city of Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province that competes in the K League 2, the second tier of South Korean football. The Dragons play their home matches at the Gwangyang Football Stadium, nicknamed the "Dragon Dungeon", one of the first football-specific stadiums in South Korea. They have won the Korean FA Cup four times (1997, 2006, 2007 and 2021), the Asian Cup Winners' Cup (runners-up) in 1999 and became K League runners-up in 1997.

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Full nameJeonnam Dragons Football Club
전남 드래곤즈
Short nameJDFC
Founded1994; 29 years ago (1994)
GroundGwangyang Football Stadium
Capacity13,496
OwnerPOSCO
ChairmanPark Se-yeon
ManagerLee Jang-kwan
LeagueK League 2
2022K League 2, 11th of 11
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 16 December 1994 as Chunnam Dragons,[1] and appointed former South Korean international Jung Byung-tak as their first manager to oversee their first ever league match which took place on 25 March 1995. Chunnam started life slowly with mid-table finishes during its first few years, but recorded their best ever finish in 1997 when they finished as K League runners-up.[2] In the same year, however, they won their first trophy after winning the 1997 Korean FA Cup, beating Chunan Ilhwa Chunma 1–0 in the final.[2] In 1999, they finished as runners-up of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup after beating J-League giants Kashima Antlers 4–1 in the semi-finals, and losing 3–2 against Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia in the final.[3]

In 2006 and 2007, Jeonnam won two consecutive Korean FA Cup titles, defeating Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Pohang Steelers respectively in the finals.[4]

On 27 December 2007, Jeonnam appointed Park Hang-seo as its new manager after former manager Huh Jung-moo was appointed to the South Korean national team.[citation needed]

Current squadEdit

As of 27 January 2023[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   KOR Jang Seong-rok
3 DF   KOR Choi Hee-won
4 DF   KOR Choi Jung-won
5 DF   KOR Ko Tae-won
6 MF   KOR Jang Sung-jae (3rd captain)
7 MF   KOR Im Chan-ul
8 MF   KOR Lee Seok-hyun
9 FW   GEO Nika Kacharava
10 MF   KOR Kim Hyeon-uk (captain)
11 FW   KOS Leonard Pllana
12 FW   KOR Park Hee-seong
13 DF   KOR Lee Seon-geol
14 FW   KOR Han Seok-hee
16 MF   KOR Lee Hoo-kwon
17 DF   KOR Yeo Seung-won
18 FW   KOR Park In-hyeok
19 MF   KOR Park Sung-gyeol
20 DF   KOR Jang Sun-hyeok
21 GK   KOR Oh Chan-sik
22 DF   KOR Hong Seok-hyun
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 DF   KOR Yoo Ji-ha
24 MF   JPN Yuhei Sato
26 DF   KOR Lee Sung-bin
27 DF   KOR Kim Yeong-uk
29 FW   KOR Jung Woo-bin
30 DF   KOR Han Ho-gang
31 GK   KOR Kim Da-sol (vice-captain)
36 GK   KOR Lim Min-hyuk
37 FW   KOR Kim Geon-oh
38 DF   KOR Lee Kyu-hyuk
39 FW   KOR Choi Sung-jin
40 FW   KOR Choo Sang-hun
45 MF   KOR Jeon Seung-min (on loan from Seongnam)
55 DF   KOR Choi Ho-jung
66 DF   KOR Son Ho-jun (on loan from Suwon Samsung Bluewings)
77 DF   KOR Kim Tae-hyeon
99 FW   KOR Lee Joong-min (on loan from Seongnam)
DF   KOR Kim Soo-beom
DF   IDN Asnawi Mangkualam

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
GK   KOR Cho Seong-bin (to Dangjin Citizen)
DF   KOR Oh Hyeon-kyo (to Gangneung Citizen)
MF   KOR Kim Han-gil (to Gimcheon Sangmu for military duty)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   KOR Kim Gyeong-min (to Gimcheon Sangmu for military duty)
GK   KOR Kim Byeong-yeop (to Daejeon Hana Citizen)
MF   KOR Jeong Ho-jin (to Suwon Samsung Bluewings)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name[6]
Manager   Lee Jang-kwan
Head coach   Kim Young-jin
Coach   Kang Jin-kyu
Coach   Choi Hyo-jin
Coach   Kim Young-wook
Goalkeeping coach   Han Dong-jin
Fitness coach   Choi Hee-young

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

Runners-up (1): 1997

CupsEdit

Winners (4): 1997, 2006, 2007, 2021
Runners-up (1): 2003
Runners-up (3): 1997, 2000s, 2008

InternationalEdit

Runners-up (1): 1999

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup AFC CL
1995 1 8 5
1996 1 9 6 Quarter-final
1997 1 10 2 Winners
1998 1 10 4 Semi-final
1999 1 10 3 Quarter-final
2000 1 10 7 Round of 16
2001 1 10 8 Round of 16
2002 1 10 5 Quarter-final
2003 1 12 4 Runners-up
2004 1 13 3 Quarter-final
2005 1 13 11 Semi-final
2006 1 14 6 Winners
2007 1 14 10 Winners Group stage
2008 1 14 9 Round of 16 Group stage
2009 1 15 4 Quarter-final
2010 1 15 9 Semi-final
2011 1 16 7 Quarter-final
2012 1 16 11 Round of 16
2013 1 14 10 Round of 16
2014 1 12 7 Round of 32
2015 1 12 9 Semi-final
2016 1 12 5 Quarter-final
2017 1 12 10 Quarter-final
2018 1 12 12 Semi-final
2019 2 10 6 3rd round
2020 2 10 6 Round of 16
2021 2 10 4 Winners
2022 2 11 11 Round of 16 Group stage
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

AFC Champions League recordEdit

Season Round Opposition Home Away Agg.
2007 Group F   Bangkok University 3–2 0–0 2nd
  Arema 2–0 1–0
  Kawasaki Frontale 1–3 0–3
2008 Group G   Melbourne Victory 1–1 0–2 3rd
  Gamba Osaka 3–4 1–1
  Chonburi 1–0 2–2
2022 Group G   United City 2–0[a] 1–0[a] 3rd
  BG Pathum United 0–2[a] 0–0[a]
  Melbourne City 1–1[a] 1–2[a]
  1. ^ a b c d e f Played at a neutral venue.

SponsorsEdit

Kit supplier

  • 1995–96: Ludis
  • 1997: Umbro
  • 1998: Adidas
  • 1999: Reebok
  • 2000: Umbro
  • 2001: Adidas
  • 2002–03: Umbro
  • 2004–05: Hummel
  • 2006–09: Astore
  • 2010–11: Jako
  • 2012–15: Kelme
  • 2016-19: Joma
  • 2020–present: Puma

ManagersEdit

List of Jeonnam Dragons managers
No. Name From To Season(s)
1   Jung Byung-tak 1994/10/24 1996/05/27 1995–1996
2   Huh Jung-moo 1996/05/27 1998/10/14 1996–1998
3   Lee Hoe-taik 1998/09/23 2003/11/30 1998–2003
4   Lee Jang-soo 2003/12/16 2004/12/05 2004
5   Huh Jung-moo 2004/12/22 2007/12/07 2005–2007
6   Park Hang-seo 2007/12/27 2010/11/05 2008–2010
7   Jung Hae-seong 2010/11/10 2012/08/10 2011–2012
C   Yoon Deok-yeo 2012/08/10 2012/08/12 2012
8   Ha Seok-ju 2012/08/16 2014/11/29 2012–2014
9   Roh Sang-rae 2014/11/30 2016/10/14 2015–2016
10   Song Kyung-sub 2016/10/14 2016/12/29 2016
11   Roh Sang-rae 2016/12/30 2017/12/04 2017
12   Yoo Sang-chul 2017/12/04 2018/08/16 2018
C   Kim In-wan 2018/08/16 2018/12/03 2018
13   Fabiano 2019/01/02 2019/07/29 2019
14   Jeon Kyung-jun 2019/11/20 2022/06/05 2019–2022
15   Lee Jang-kwan 2022/06/09 Present 2022–

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeonnam Dragons FC – Soccer – Team Profile – Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b "South Korea 1997". rsssf.org. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Asian Club Competitions 1998/99". rsssf.org. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  4. ^ "South Korea – List of Cup Winners". rsssf.org. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Player List". dragons.co.kr (in Korean). Jeonnam Dragons. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Staff". dragons.co.kr (in Korean). Jeonnam Dragons. Retrieved 19 October 2022.

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