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Seoul is a major center for sports in South Korea. Its professional sports teams compete in football (soccer), baseball, basketball, volleyball.

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OverviewEdit

Seoul hosted the 1986 Asian Games, commonly known as Asiad, 1988 Olympic Games, and Paralympic Games. It also served as one of the host cities of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Seoul World Cup Stadium hosted the opening ceremony and first game of the tournament.[1]

Seoul has greatest number of professional sports teams and facilities in South Korea.

In the history of South Korean major professional sports league championships which include the K League, KBO League, KBL, V-League, Seoul had multiple championships in a season 2 times, 1990 K League 1 Lucky-Goldstar FC (currently FC Seoul) and KBO League LG Twins in 1990, K League 1 FC Seoul and KBO League Doosan Bears in 2016[2]

Sports teams in SeoulEdit

FootballEdit

Seoul's most popular football club is FC Seoul. Recently, FC Seoul finished as a runner-up in 2013 AFC Champions League.

  • Men's football
Tier League Club Home stadium
Top K League 1 FC Seoul Seoul World Cup Stadium
2nd K League 2 Seoul E-Land FC Seoul Olympic Stadium
4th K3 League Seoul United Madeul Stadium
Jungnang Chorus Mustang Jungnang Public Ground
  • Women's football
Tier League Club Home stadium
Top WK League Seoul WFC Hyochang Stadium, Seoul Olympic Auxiliary Stadium

BaseballEdit

League Club Home stadium
KBO League Doosan Bears Jamsil Baseball Stadium
LG Twins
Nexen Heroes Gocheok Sky Dome

BasketballEdit

VolleyballEdit

HonoursEdit

FootballEdit

DomesticEdit

  • League Title
Club Champions Runners-up
FC Seoul 4 (1990, 2010, 2012, 2016) 2 (1993, 2008)
Ilhwa Chunma 3 (1993, 1994, 1995) 1 (1992)
Yukong Elephants 0 1 (1994)
Club Winners Runners-up
FC Seoul 2 (2006, 2010) 3 (1992, 1994, 2007)
Ilhwa Chunma 1 (1992) 1 (1994)
Club Winners Runners-up
FC Seoul 1 (2015) 1 (2014)

InternationalEdit

Club Winners Runners-up
Ilhwa Chunma 1 (1995) 0
FC Seoul 0 1 (2013)

Women's DomesticEdit

Club Champions Runners-up
Seoul WFC 0 1 (2013)

BaseballEdit

DomesticEdit

  • League Title
Club Champions Runners-up
Doosan Bears 4 (1995, 2001, 2015, 2016) 5 (2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013)
LG Twins 2 (1990, 1994) 4 (1983, 1997, 1998, 2002)
Nexen Heroes 0 1 (2014)

BasketballEdit

DomesticEdit

  • League Title
Club Champions Runners-up
Seoul Samsung Thunders 1 (2006) 3 (2008, 2009, 2017)
Seoul SK Knights 1 (2018) 2 (2002, 2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of Seoul Sports - Seoul Metropolitan Government" (in Korean). Archived from the original on 5 August 2013.
  2. ^ 2016 프로야구와 프로축구는 모두‘서울의 봄’ (in Korean). Medeaus Ilbo. 7 November 2016. Archived from the original on November 9, 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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