Korean League Cup

The Korean League Cup was a South Korean professional football competition. The competition was firstly played in 1992 and was abolished after the 2012 season. The predecessor competition, the Professional Football Championship, was played in 1986.

Korean League Cup
Organising bodyK League Federation
Founded1992
Abolished2012
RegionSouth Korea
Last championsUlsan Hyundai
{5th title)
Most successful club(s)Suwon Samsung Bluewings
(6 titles)

NamesEdit

From 1992 to 2011, the League Cup had been named after its sponsor, giving it the following names:

From 1997 to 2000, there were supplementary League Cups:

WinnersEdit

Titles by seasonEdit

Season Cup titles Winners Runners-up
1986
Professional Football Championship Hyundai Horang-i Daewoo Royals
1992
Adidas Cup Ilhwa Chunma LG Cheetahs
1993
Adidas Cup POSCO Atoms Hyundai Horang-i
1994
Adidas Cup Yukong Elephants LG Cheetahs
1995
Adidas Cup Hyundai Horang-i Ilhwa Chunma
1996
Adidas Cup Bucheon Yukong Pohang Atoms
1997
Adidas Cup Bsan Daewoo Royals Jeonnam Dragons
1997+
Prospecs Cup Busan Daewoo Royals Pohang Steelers
1998
Adidas Korea Cup Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i Bucheon SK
1998+
Philip Morris Korea Cup Busan Daewoo Royals Bucheon SK
1999
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Anyang LG Cheetahs
1999+
Daehan Fire Insurance Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Busan Daewoo Royals
2000
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2000+
Daehan Fire Insurance Cup Bucheon SK Jeonnam Dragons
2001
Adidas Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Busan Icons
2002
Adidas Cup Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2003
No competition
2004 Samsung Hauzen Cup Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Daejeon Citizen
2005 Samsung Hauzen Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
2006 Samsung Hauzen Cup FC Seoul Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2007 Samsung Hauzen Cup Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i FC Seoul
2008 Samsung Hauzen Cup Suwon Samsung Bluewings Jeonnam Dragons
2009 Peace Cup Korea Pohang Steelers Busan I'Park
2010 Posco Cup FC Seoul Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2011 Rush & Cash Cup Ulsan Hyundai Busan I'Park

Titles by clubEdit

K League's principle of official statistics is that final club succeeds to predecessor club's history and records.[1]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runners-up seasons
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
6
0
1999, 1999+, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008
Ulsan Hyundai
5
3
1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011 1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011
Busan IPark
3
5
1997, 1997+, 1998+ 1986, 1999+, 2001, 2009, 2011
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
3
3
1992, 2002, 2004 1995, 2000, 2006
Jeju United
3
2
1994, 1996, 2000+ 1998, 1998+
FC Seoul
2
4
2006, 2010 1992, 1994, 1999, 2007
Pohang Steelers
2
2
1993, 2009 1996, 1997+
Jeonnam Dragons
0
3
1997, 2000+, 2008
Daejeon Citizen
0
1
2004
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
0
1
2010

Titles by regionEdit

Since 1987 season: K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.

Region Titles City / Province Clubs
Gyeonggi region
(Seoul Capital Area)
14
Suwon (6) Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999+, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
Seoul (4) Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010)
Bucheon (2) Bucheon SK (1996, 2000+)
Seongnam (2) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Yeongnam region
(Gyeongsang)
9
Ulsan (4) Ulsan Hyundai (1995, 1998, 2007, 2011)
Busan (3) Busan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997+, 1998+)
Pohang (2) Pohang Steelers (1993, 2009)

Individual awardsEdit

Top goalscorerEdit

Year Player Club Goals Matches Average
1986   Ham Hyun-gi Hyundai Horang-i 9 15 0.60
1992   Noh Soo-jin Yukong Elephants 5 6 0.83
1993   Choi Moon-sik Pohang Steelworks 3 2 1.50
1994   Im Jae-sun Hyundai Horang-i
4
6
0.67
  Rade Bogdanović Pohang Steelworks
1995   Kim Hyun-seok Hyundai Horang-i 6 7 0.86
1996   Lee Won-shik Bucheon Yukong 5 6 0.83
1997   Seo Jung-won Anyang LG Cheetahs 8 9 0.89
1997+   Radivoje Manic Busan Daewoo Royals 6 7 0.86
1998   Kim Hyun-seok Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 11 10 1.10
1998+   Kim Jong-kun Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 7 9 0.78
1999   Denis Laktionov Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3 3 1.00
1999+   Kim Jong-kun Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 6 8 0.75
2000   Ko Jong-soo Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2 2 1.00
2000+   Lee Won-sik Bucheon SK 6 10 0.60
2001   Kim Do-hoon Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 7 9 0.78
2002   Saša Drakulić Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 10 11 0.91
2003
No Competition
2004   Zé Carlos Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 7 7 1.00
2005   Sandro Hiroshi Daegu FC 7 12 0.58
2006   Choi Sung-kuk Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 8 13 0.62
2007   Luizinho Daegu FC 7 9 0.78
2008   Eninho Daegu FC 9 8 1.13
2009   Yoo Chang-Hyun Pohang Steelers 4 5 0.80
2010   Dejan Damjanović FC Seoul 6 7 0.86
2011   Kim Shin-Wook Ulsan Hyundai 11 8 1.38

Top assist providerEdit

Year Player Club Assists Matches Average
1986   Chun Young-soo Hyundai Horang-i 4 12 0.33
1992   Lee Kee-keun Pohang Steelworks 3 6 0.50
1993   Rubén Bernuncio Daewoo Royals 2 5 0.40
1994   Cho Jung-hyun Yukong Elephants 4 5 0.80
1995   Yoon Jung-hwan Yukong Elephants 3 5 0.60
1996   Yoon Jung-hwan Buchon Yukong 3 7 0.43
1997   Ko Jong-soo Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4 8 0.50
1997+   Oleg Elyshev Anyang LG Cheetahs 5 7 0.71
1998   Jang Chul-min Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 3 9 0.33
1998+   Yoon Jung-hwan Bucheon SK 4 8 0.50
1999   Denis Laktionov Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3 3 1.00
1999+   Jo Sung-hwan Bucheon SK 4 8 0.50
2000   Denis Laktionov Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4 3 1.33
2000+   Jeon Kyung-jun Bucheon SK 4 9 0.44
2001   Radivoje Manić Busan I'Cons 5 11 0.45
2002   Andre Anyang LG Cheetahs 4 9 0.44
2003
No competition
2004   Tavares Pohang Steelers 5 11 0.45
2005   César Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 5 9 0.56
2006   Dudu Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 5 9 0.56
2007   Lee Chung-yong FC Seoul 5 8 0.63
2008   Byun Sung-hwan Jeju United 3 9 0.33
2009   Cho Chan-ho Pohang Steelers 3 4 0.75
2010   Jang Nam-seok Daegu FC 4 5 0.80
2011   Choi Jae-soo Ulsan Hyundai 4 6 0.67

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Official K League Annual Report" (in Korean). K League editorial division.

External linksEdit