Gwangju FC

Full Name: Gwangju FC
Nickname: Rayers
Founded: 2010
Home Ground: Gwangju World Cup Stadium
Manager/Coach: Choi Man-hee (South Korea)

League Champions: -
League Runner-Up: -
FA Cup Champions: -

Gwangju are the newest club in the K-League, only being formed in late 2010 and making their debut in the K-League in 2011.

Gwangju aren’t strangers to K-League action though, with the nations military side, Sangmu Phoenix, basing themselves in Gwangju from 2003-2010. But when the decision was made to end that association, Gwangju set about setting up a team of their own.

An internet competition was run to determine a nickname for the team, with Gwangju-based supporter Lee Kyung-ho’s nomination of Gwangju Rayers accepted. The club’s first home game against Gyeongnam was attended by more than 36,000.