Kigwancha Sports Club
|Full name||Kigwancha Sports Club|
|Nickname(s)||Sinŭiju Locomotive Sports Club|
|Founded||11 January 1956|
|League||DPR Korea Premier Football League|
|Kigwancha Sports Club|
|Revised Romanization||Gigwancha cheyukdan|
|lit. Locomotive Sports Club|
Kigwancha Sports Club or Kigwancha Sports Team (Korean: 기관차체육단; Korean for 'locomotive'), known as Sinuiju Locomotive Sports Club is a North Korean multi-sports club belonging to the Korean State Railway and based in Sinuiju. It was established on 11 January 1956, and has been awarded the Order of Kim Il-sung and the Order of the National Flag (First Class). The club is best known for its men's and women's football teams.
Kigwancha's men presently play in the DPR Korea Premier Football League, and won several championships in the late 1990s. The club finished third in 2006 season. They have taken part in continental competition once, finishing second in its group in the group stage of the 2017 AFC Cup.
- As of 4 April 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Known players (including former players)
|2017||AFC Cup||Group I||Erchim||7–0||3–0||2nd|
AFC clubs ranking
- As of 4 December 2017.
|136||Boeung Ket Angkor|
|137||Taraji Wadi Al-Nes|
- Hwaebul Cup: 2
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