Korean League Cup

Korean League Cup
Founded 1992
Abolished 2012
Region Korea Republic
Number of teams 16
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

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

Titles by season

SeasonCup titlesWinnersRunners-up
1986
Professional Football ChampionshipHyundai Horang-iDaewoo Royals
1992
Adidas CupIlhwa ChunmaLG Cheetahs
1993
Adidas CupPOSCO AtomsHyundai Horang-i
1994
Adidas CupYukong ElephantsLG Cheetahs
1995
Adidas CupHyundai Horang-iIlhwa Chunma
1996
Adidas CupBucheon YukongPohang Atoms
1997
Adidas CupPusan Daewoo RoyalsJeonnam Dragons
1997s
Prospecs CupPusan Daewoo RoyalsPohang Steelers
1998
Adidas Korea CupUlsan Hyundai Horang-iBucheon SK
1998s
Philip Morris Korea CupPusan Daewoo RoyalsBucheon SK
1999
Adidas CupSuwon Samsung BluewingsAnyang LG Cheetahs
1999s
Daehan Fire Insurance CupSuwon Samsung BluewingsPusan Daewoo Royals
2000
Adidas CupSuwon Samsung BluewingsSeongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2000s
Daehan Fire Insurance CupBucheon SKJeonnam Dragons
2001
Adidas CupSuwon Samsung BluewingsBusan Icons
2002
Adidas CupSeongnam Ilhwa ChunmaUlsan Hyundai Horang-i
2003
No competition
2004 Samsung Hauzen CupSeongnam Ilhwa ChunmaDaejeon Citizen
2005 Samsung Hauzen CupSuwon Samsung BluewingsUlsan Hyundai Horang-i
2006 Samsung Hauzen CupFC SeoulSeongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2007 Samsung Hauzen CupUlsan Hyundai Horang-iFC Seoul
2008 Samsung Hauzen CupSuwon Samsung BluewingsJeonnam Dragons
2009 Peace Cup KoreaPohang SteelersBusan I'Park
2010 Posco CupFC SeoulJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2011 Rush & Cash CupUlsan HyundaiBusan I'Park

Titles by club

  • 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, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008
Ulsan Hyundai
5
3
1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011 1986, 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011
Busan IPark
3
5
1997, 1997s, 1998s 1986, 1999s, 2001, 2009, 2011
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
3
3
1992, 2002, 2004 1995, 2000, 2006
Jeju United
3
2
1994, 1996, 2000s 1998, 1998s
FC Seoul
2
4
2006, 2010 1992, 1994, 1999, 2007
Pohang Steelers
2
2
1993, 2009 1996, 1997s
Jeonnam Dragons
0
3
1997, 2000s, 2008
Daejeon Citizen
0
1
2004
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
0
1
2010

Titles by city / area

  • Since 1987 season: K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
City / Area Titles Clubs
Suwon
6
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
Seoul
4
Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010)
Ulsan
4
Ulsan Hyundai (1995[2], 1998[3], 2007[3], 2011)
Busan
3
Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997s, 1998s)
Bucheon
2
Puchon SK (1996[4], 2000s)
Seongnam
2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Pohang
2
Pohang Steelers (1993[5], 2009)

Titles by province

  • Since 1987 season: K League introduced home and away matches system in 1987.
Province Titles City / Area Clubs
Capital region
14
(6) Suwon Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1999, 1999s, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008)
(4) Seoul Ilhwa Chunma (1992)
Yukong Elephants (1994)
FC Seoul (2006, 2010)
(2) Bucheon Puchon SK (1996[4], 2000s)
(2) Seongnam Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2002, 2004)
Gyeongsang region
9
(4) Ulsan Ulsan Hyundai (1995[2], 1998[3], 2007[3], 2011)
(3) Busan Pusan Daewoo Royals (1997, 1997s, 1998s)
(2) Pohang Pohang Steelers (1993[5], 2009)
Jeolla region
0
Chungcheong region
0
Gangwon region
0
Jeju region
0

See also

References

  1. "The Official K League Annual Report" (in Korean). K League editorial division.
  2. 1 2 Then known as Hyundai Horang-i
  3. 1 2 3 4 Then known as Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
  4. 1 2 Then known as Puchon Yukong
  5. 1 2 Then known as POSCO Atoms
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