Seoul Nowon United FC

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Seoul Nowon United FC (Korean: 서울 노원 유나이티드 FC) (formerly known as Seoul United FC) is a South Korean semi-professional football club based in Nowon District, Seoul. It currently competes in the fourth tier of the South Korean football league system, the K4 League. Until 2018, the club was named Seoul United FC.

Seoul Nowon United FC
서울 노원 유나이티드 FC
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Full nameSeoul Nowon United Football Club
서울 노원 유나이티드 풋볼 클럽
Short nameSeoul Nowon United
Founded2007; 14 years ago (2007)
GroundNowon Madeul Stadium
Capacity446
ManagerLee Jung-jae
LeagueK4 League
2020K4 League, 12th

HistoryEdit

FoundingEdit

The movement to create Seoul United FC began in 2001, with Michael Atkinson and a group of supporters setting about bringing professional football back to the city of Seoul, following the K League's decision to relocate the then-capital clubs to other cities.

The movement suffered a setback at the end of 2003 when LG moved their Anyang LG Cheetahs club from Anyang to Seoul, becoming FC Seoul and taking up residence at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Despite this, the fan push continued and the establishment of the K3 League in 2007 gave a realistic opportunity for involvement in the league set-up. Two amateur sides, Good Bu&Bu (Good Friend) and Youngseo FC (Jin Seoul), were merged to create the new club and the home venue of Seoul Olympic Stadium was chosen. For the 2010 season the team moved to Hyochang Stadium in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. In 2011 the team relocated again to the smaller Nowon Madeul Stadium in Nowon District, Seoul.

Entry into the league systemEdit

The club's first ever match was played on April 21, 2007, a 2–2 home draw with Changwon Dudae FC.

The inaugural K3-League season ended with the club clinching the first ever K3 League title after a 3–0 aggregate victory over Hwasung Sinwoo Electronics in the championship playoffs.

Managerial historyEdit

In the closing weeks of 2014 it was announced that Choi Sang-kook would take over as the ninth manager of the club.[citation needed]

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2007

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Teams League Placement Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts FA Cup
2007 10 K3 League Champions 18 10 7 1 42 18 +24 37  DNQ
2008 16 K3 League 5th Overall 29 14 6 9 63 47 +16 48  Third round
2009 17 K3 League 13th 32 11 7 14 70 56 +14 40  Third round
2010 18 K3 League 6th in Group B 25 10 8 7 45 29 +16 38  DNQ
2011 16 K3 Challengers League 2nd in Group B 22 15 4 3 72 25 +47 49  First round
2012 18 K3 Challengers League 3rd in Group A 16 11 1 4 48 17 +31 34  First round
2013 18 K3 Challengers League 5th in Group B 16 8 3 5 38 31 +7 27  First round
2014 18 K3 Challengers League 7th in Group A 25 6 4 15 28 52 –24 22  First round
2015 18 K3 League 9th in Group B 25 5 4 16 51 59 –8 19  Second Round
2016 20 K3 League 17th 19 3 3 13 26 53 –27 12  First round
2017 9 K3 League Basic 9th 16 0 2 14 19 64 –45 2  First round
2018 11 K3 League Basic 10th 20 3 3 14 31 62 –31 12  Second round
2019 8 K3 League Basic 8th 21 3 2 16 33 81 –48 1[a]  DNQ
2020 13 K4 League 12th 24 4 5 15 32 46 -14 17  First round
2021 13 K4 League  TBD
  1. ^ The team was deducted 10 points.

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