Yangzee FC

Yangzee FC was a South Korean football club that operated between 1967 and 1970.

Yangzee
Full nameYangzee Football Club
Founded1967, March 29
Dissolved1970, March 17
OwnerKorean Central Intelligence Agency

Set up in February 1967 by the then-head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Hyung-wook, the team was charged with improving the level of football in South Korea after North Korea reached the quarter-finals of the 1966 World Cup in England.

Recruiting the best talent of the time, participation in the squad took the place of the mandatory military service requirement for Korean nationals, and the players lived and trained at the headquarters of the Intelligence Agency during their time with the team.

The team dominated the domestic football scene at the time, and in 1969 reached the final of the Asian Club Championship, losing 1–0 to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final in Bangkok.

As Kim's grip on power at the Intelligence Agency slipped away, and interest in the football club waned as relations towards North Korea improved, the team was wound up on March 17, 1970.

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Former managersEdit

  1.   Choi Jung-Min
  2.   Kim Yong-Sik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "중앙정보부가 창단한 '양지' 축구단을 아십니까?" (in Korean). 노컷뉴스. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ 한국 축구 최장 '105일 해외 전훈' 양지팀 전설들의 추억 (in Korean). 연합뉴스. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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