Korean League Cup

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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)

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.

Names[edit]

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:

Winners[edit]

Titles by season[edit]

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 club[edit]

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 region[edit]

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 awards[edit]

Top goalscorer[edit]

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

Top assist provider[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]