Full Name: Jeju United Football Club
Founded: 1982 (as Yukong Kokkiri FC)
Home Ground: Jeju World Cup Stadium
Manager/Coach: Park Kyung-hoon (Korea)
League Champions: 1989
League Runner-Up: 1984, 1994, 2000, 2010
League Cup Winners: 19941, 1996, 2000
League Cup Runner-Up: 1998
FA Cup Runner-Up: 2004
- Jeju’s appearance in the 2011 ACL was their first
Jeju have had a turbulent existence, changing names and locations seemingly every few years.
The club was formed in 1982 as Yukong Kokkiri FC, one of a number of clubs based in Seoul, representing the areas of Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi. the club lifted it’s first K-League (then known as Korean Professional Football League) title in 1989.
Due to the K-League’s decentralisation policy, the club was forced to move in 1995, opting for the city of Buncheon and re-naming the club Buncheon Yukong. However, given that Buncheon didn’t have a stadium that club played their home games at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul until 2000.
Another name change came in 1997, this time changing to Buncheon SK and at the start of the 2001 they moved into the new Buncheon Stadium. The club were regular mid-table finishers, with no real signs of improvement.
Then in 2006, the club announced, without any warning, that they were relocation again, this time to Jeju to play out of the vacant Jeju World Cup Stadium and consequently would change their name to Jeju United.