Pyongyang Sports Club

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Pyongyang Sports Club
Full namePyongyang Sports Club
Founded30 April 1956; 64 years ago (30 April 1956)
GroundHome stadium is unclear
Based in Pyongyang
ChairmanRim Sung-chan
ManagerRi Jong-man
LeagueDPR Korea Premier Football League
Pyongyang Sports Club
Revised RomanizationPyeongyangsi cheyukdan
McCune–ReischauerP'yŏngyang-si ch'eyuktan

Pyongyang Sports Club (Korean: 평양시체육단) is a North Korean organization of education specialty with several departments.[1] This organization is based in Pyongyang and plays at the Kim Il-sung Stadium. As the sports club of the Workers' Party of Korea and Government of Pyongyang, Pyongyang SC is the largest sports club not affiliated with a state ministry.

Football is the most popular department in this organization. The men are presently playing in the DPR Korea Premier Football League, the highest football league in North Korea. The club's nickname is Chollima. Although in the rest of the world Chollima is used to refer to the North Korean national team, references to Chollima or "the Chollima football team" in North Korean sports reporting usually refers to Pyongyang's football team.[2]


This organization was founded by Kim Il-sung on 30 April 1956.[3]


Pyongyang's primary rival is April 25 - known as "the Pyongyang Derby".

Current players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 North Korea GK Pak Kwang-yong
22 North Korea GK Ri Myong-dok
31 North Korea GK Ri Pyong-chol
39 North Korea GK Ri Myong-guk
7 North Korea DF Mun Song-ho
8 North Korea DF Choe Nam-il
11 North Korea DF Kim Kuk-chin
16 North Korea DF Song Tae-il
16 North Korea DF So Hyok-chol
4 North Korea DF Han Sun-il
27 North Korea DF Hwang Myong-chol
23 North Korea DF Kim Song-hak
No. Position Player
5 North Korea MF Kim Kwang-song
8 North Korea MF Ja Hyok-chol
15 North Korea MF Jong Ho-byon
3 North Korea MF Jang Chol
18 North Korea MF Ri Yong-gwang
28 North Korea MF Ri Chol-myong
2 North Korea FW Pak Song-il
25 North Korea FW Yu Ju-hak
17 North Korea FW So Tae-jong
14 North Korea FW An Hyok-il




1st place, gold medalist(s) 1991, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
1st place, gold medalist(s) 2007
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2016
1st place, gold medalist(s) 2015
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2010
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2005
SF 2014
1st place, gold medalist(s) 2004


2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1973[6]

Other sports[edit]

The club has branches in several other sports, including ice hockey.


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 최상급축구련맹전
  3. ^ 평양시체육단 창립 50돌.."국내외서 큰 활약"
  4. ^ "Talented Football Coach". Archived from the original on 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  5. ^ Hwaebul vs Pyongyang City
  6. ^ East Bengal FC 3-1 Pyongyang (North Korea) 1973 IFA Shield Final