Category archive - K LEAGUE CLASSIC

Damjanovic targets historic double

Damjanovic targets historic double

Striker Dejan Damjanovic is refusing to wrest on his laurels having spearheaded FC Seoul’s eye-catching domestic title success last season and the Montenegrin is targeting a historic K-League and AFC Champions League double this season for Choi Yong-soo’s side.

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K News

K News

Kim Dae-ryeong (follow Kim on twitter @KORFootballNews)

As clubs across Korea take off around the world for pre-season training, our man with his eye across everything gives us the run down of where teams are and what is making news in Korea this past week.

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K News

K News

Kim Dae-Ryeong (follow Kim on twitter @KORFootballNews)

With the dawn of a New Year, Korea’s Professional Football League is celebrating its 30th anniversary. And with the transfer windows now open, some diligent teams have already revealed their new signings for the 2013 season.

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K League now a Classic

K League now a Classic

By Paul Williams

With 2013 representing the start of a new era in Korean football – with a new second division meaning promotion and relegation for the first time – the league has undertaken a re-branding exercise that will see the top division known as ‘K League Classic’ and the new second division named ‘K League’.

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K-League Season Review

K-League Season Review

By Seungmin Lee (follow Seungmin on twitter @kingkenny1967)

Since the 2012 K-League has started last March nine months have passed, and as this was the first time the league adopted the promotion/relegation system with brand-new ‘split’, K-League clubs were suffered under a heavy load of 44 games in total.

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Managers on the edge, and over it

Managers on the edge, and over it

By Iain Pearce

There are several firsts that let you know the season is well and truly underway. The first goal came fourteen minutes in from the predictable boots of Jeonbuk’s Lee Dong-Guk.

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Tragedy strikes again in Korea

Tragedy strikes again in Korea

By Iain Pearce

Saturday brought with it the shocking news that former Daejeon and Suwon midfielder Lee Kyung-Hwan had taken his life, falling from the fifteenth floor of an apartment building in central Incheon, where he had lived with his mother.

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The Jijidae Derby – Suwon vs FC Seoul

The Jijidae Derby – Suwon vs FC Seoul

By Iain Pearce

This Sunday the K-League sees the revival of old hostilities as FC Seoul make the short trip from the capital to Suwon to take on the Bluewings. Purely in footballing terms the league-leaders going away to the third placed team makes for an exciting prospect, but there’s a lot more than that to the highest profile club rivalry in Korean sport.

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Two up, two down

Two up, two down

By Iain Pearce

The 2012 season may be just three games old but so far there are two trailblazers leading the way with 100% starts and two snailgazers without even a point to put in front of the fans and show them that a slow start is all just part of the master plan.

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Incheon’s new home comforts

Incheon’s new home comforts

By Iain Pearce

Sunday afternoon saw the opening game at Incheon United’s magnificent-looking new Sungeui Stadium. The weather was cold, but how did everything the club’s new home had on offer help to warm up the thousands who made their way there for the grand opening?

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