|Jeonnam Dragons FC
전남 드래곤즈 FC
|Surname||Jeonnam Dragons Football Club
전남 드래곤즈 축구단
|Seat||Gwangyang , Jeollanam-do|
|founding||December 16, 1994|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Jeon Kyeong-jun|
|Venue||Gwangyang Football Stadium|
|league||K League 2|
The Jeonnam Dragons FC (until January 2016 Chunnam Dragons FC ) is a football franchise from Gwangyang , South Korea . The franchise currently plays in the K League 2 , the second-highest division in South Korea.
Until the end of 1994 there was no professional club in Jeonnam Province. Since there were no specific plans to found a professional club in the region before the 2002 World Cup , the POSCO branch in Gwangyang decided to specifically examine the establishment of its own professional club.
In 1994, the POSCO branch in Gwangyang declared that they wanted to found their own professional club in the region. For this purpose, they had a survey of the population carried out over several months regarding the finding of a name, which ended with the result that the club was christened Chunnam Dragons FC due to its geographical location in Chunnam (today the region is called Jeollanam-do) . After there were concerns at the beginning whether the K League would accept the club (the company POSCO already owned the Pohang Steelers club at the time ), the K League accepted the club as the 8th professional club in the league at the end of 1994. However, the K League stipulated that the club may only compete in the league if the Gwangyang branch manages or controls the club alone and the POSCO management in Pohang does not take control.
Specifically, the association was finally founded on December 16, 1994. After the official formation and joining the K League, the club presented their first club coach, Jeong Byeong-tak .
First seasons (1995–1998)
The club signed well-known players such as Park Chang-hyeon and Kim Bong-gil for its premiere season . The club also hired talented young players such as Kim Tae-yeong and No Sang-rae, who was named "Rookie of the Year" after the 1994 season .
They finished their first season in sixth place in the round and fifth in the second half of the season. Due to their placement, however, they did not qualify for the championship finals. In the 1995 Adidas Cup , the club only finished in last place. The following season was no better. The club finished the first half of the season on a weak 6th place and dismissed their first club coach as a consequence of the poor results. The trainer's successor was Huh Jung-moo , who took over the team at the start of the second half of the season. The second half of the season ended again in 6th place in the table, which means they missed the championship final by a long way. But things looked better in the Korean FA Cup . In the first season of the cup, the club met Yeungnam University in the first round , which they defeated just 1-0. In the following round, however, the club narrowly lost against their rival Pohang Steelers with 0: 1. In the league cup, too, the club had to be content with again last place.
The following league season was much better. The club played for 1st place until the end of the season, but had to admit defeat in the end with 2nd place and one point behind Pusan Daewoo Royals . The cup season, however, went much better. In the first round of the cup, they met Ulsan University this time , which they defeated 2-0 thanks to the two goals from No Sang-rae. In the following round you faced Daejeon Citizen . The club went 2-0 out as the winner. In the quarter-finals, they then met Bucheon SK , who could be beaten 3-2 in an exciting game. They contested the semifinals against the Anyang LG Cheetahs . The game ended thanks to a golden goal 4: 3 in extra time for the Chunnam Dragons. In the final, Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma FC was received , which they defeated thanks to a goal in 67 "minutes of the game by No Sang-rae and thus won a title for the first time in the club's history. The club also improved significantly in the league cup. Cup, the club took 2nd place and 3rd place in the Prospect Cup that followed.
After winning the cup, the club wanted to build on the previous season's performance in the following season. However, the club did not manage to repeat its previous season performance. In the league, the club could not take part in the championship fight at any time, which is why Huh Jung-moo was on leave in September 1998 and a new coach was introduced with Lee Hoe-taik . The club ended the season in a weak 4th place. In the cup, the club entered the race as the defending champion for the first time. In their first round, the defending champion met Dankook University , which they defeated 1-0 despite a poor performance. In the quarter-finals they then met Dongguk University , which they could clearly beat 5-0. In the semifinals they met again on the previous year's semi-final opponent Anyang LG Cheetahs. The semi-final game was lost this time with 0: 1. In the league cup, too, the club was unable to match the previous year's performance. In the Adidas Cup, the club finished the league cup season in the group stage and in the Phillip Morris Cup, which was then held at the bottom of the table.
Lee Hoe-taik era (1999-2003)
After Lee Hoe-taik ended the season with the club disappointingly, he tried a fresh start with the team by removing bad players from the roster but signing new hopeful players. The club signed Choi Mun-sik and the Brazilian César . Under his leadership and a converted squad, the club achieved a good 3rd place in the league. In the cup, however, the club did not get far this time. In their first round they faced semi-professional club Seoul City FC , which they could beat 5-0. In the quarter-finals, they then met league rivals Chonbuk Hyundai Dinos , who lost 2-1 after a golden goal in extra time. The League Cup, however, was a little more successful. In the Adidas Cup, the club surprisingly won 3rd place, but the club was eliminated in the South Korean Fire Cup in the group phase. The club was allowed to compete internationally for the first time thanks to the cup win in 1997. In the first round of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup , the club met the Bhutanese club Police SC . Since the club from Bhutan did not start, the Chunnam Dragons automatically qualified for the next round. In the second round they met the Chinese representative Beijing Guoan , who could be beaten 2-0 in the two legs. The team from Hong Kong , Happy Valley AA , was then received in the quarter-finals . The Chunnam Dragons won the first leg 3-0. The second leg also ended with a win for the Chunnam Dragons. The club won against Happy Valley AA again with a clear 4-1. In the semifinals of the competition, the Japanese representative, Kashima Antlers, was waiting for the Dragons. The semi-final game was played in the National Stadium in Tokyo and the Dragons won 4-1. In the final they faced the Saudi club Ittihad FC . Acted as a favorite, however, they lost the final game with a golden goal in the 105 "minute with 2: 3.
The 2000 season was also largely unsuccessful. In the league they ended the season on a very weak 7th place. The cup season was also bad. In the first round of the cup they met again on the Dongguk University, which they could beat with 9: 2. In the following cup round, however, it was already over for the club. The club lost 2-1 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and was eliminated from the cup very early on. The league cup season, however, went better again. In the Adidas Cup, the club was able to achieve 3rd place again and even 2nd in the South Korean Fire Cup. The 2001 season was the worst season for the club in a long time. The club finished the season on a historically bad 8th place. In the cup, the club was eliminated again early. In their first round of the cup, the club received Konkuk University, which they could beat 2-0. The club then met the semi-professional club Korea National Railroad FC , which was very surprisingly beaten 4-5 on penalties. There was also no success in the Adidas Cup. The club did not get beyond the group stage of the League Cup.
In contrast, 2002 went better for the club. In the league, however, the club improved to a good 5th place. They also made progress in the cup. In their first round, the club faced Daegu University , which they could successfully beat 4-0. In the round of 16 they then met Bucheon SK, which they could also defeat 2-1. In the quarter-finals they met again on the long-term rivals Pohang Steelers. Again this game was just lost 1: 2 against the Pohang Steelers. In the Adidas Cup, the club was eliminated again in the group stage. 2004 was another successful season. In the league, the club was able to fight its way up to 4th place, with only 2 points separating it from 2nd place. In the cup you could improve again. In the cup they met again on the semi-professional club Incheon Korail FC, which they could beat 1-0 this time. In the next round they met league rivals Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo FC , who could be beaten 2-0. In the quarter-finals they met again on the Pohang Steelers. The game won this time the Dragons 1-0. In the semifinals, Ulsan Hyundai Horangi were next received , who they could also defeat 2-0. In the final they met again against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. The final game ended 2-2. In the subsequent penalty shoot-out , however, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors retained the upper hand 3-0. Lee Hoe-taik did not extend his contract after the end of the 2003 season, so he finally left the club. Lee Jang-su was introduced as his successor .
Return of Huh Jung-moo's (2004-2007)
Under Lee jang-su's leadership, the club reached 6th place in the first half of the season. The second half of the season, however, the club was able to finish on a strong 2nd place, which is why the club was also allowed to take part in the championship finals. In the semifinals they met Suwon Samsung Bluewings , which they lost 0: 1 and thus already retired from the championship finals. In the cup, the club met second division Goyang KB Kookmin Bank FC in the round of 16 , which they beat 2-0. Then the club met in the quarterfinals on the league competitor Daejeon Citizen, which they lost 0-1 in extra time. The club finished the league cup in 6th place in the table. After the end of the season Lee Jang-su was released from his duties due to his missed goals and instead, old coach Huh Jung-moo was introduced as the club's new coach.
In its first season, the club could only reach a very disappointing 11th place. In the cup, however, things went better: In the last sixteen they met Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, which they defeated 2-1. Then they met Daegu FC , which they could also beat 2-1. In the semi-finals they played against the second division Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dolphins FC , which they lost 3-1. In the league cup, the club achieved a 9th place in the table. In 2006 the club was able to record successes again. The league playing time ended in 6th place, which is seen as an improvement over the previous season. They celebrated their great success in the cup. In their first round they received Hannam University , which they could beat 2-1. Then the league competitor Busan IPark was received at home. Busan could be beaten 1-0. In the quarter-finals they met again on Daegu FC. The Dragons won this game as well. In the semifinals, the club faced Incheon United . The game ended 0-0, but the Dragons won the game on penalties. In the final, they finally met the Suwon Samsung Bluewings. The Dragons also won the final 2-0, which meant they could win the cup again after 9 years.
After winning the cup again, expectations of the coach rose significantly. The league season ended again only on a 10th place in the table. The AFC Champions League , however, went better. The club competed in the group against Kawasaki Frontale , Arema Malang and FC Bangkok University . The club finished the group stage in second place, 6 points behind Kawasaki Frontale. The cup season, however, went much better again. As defending champion, the club competed in their first round of the cup against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors , which they could beat 1-0. In the quarterfinals they received the Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, which they could also defeat. In the semifinals they met again on Incheon United, who could be beaten 2-0 this time too. In the final there was a POSCO derby against the Pohang Steelers. The Dragons won the first leg 3-2. The return leg also ended 3-1 for the Dragons, which is why they were able to defend the cup for the first time in the club's history. In the league cup, the club was able to advance to the quarter-finals. After the end of the season, however, Huh Jung-moo left the club again. He was succeeded by Park Hang-seo .
Coach carousel at the Dragons (2008-2014)
Park Hang-seo's premier season went well. In the league, the club was able to improve to 9th place, but the cup season was anything but good. The club appeared again as the defending champion and had to compete in their first round in the round of 16 against league rivals Pohang Steelers. They lost the game by a 0: 1, which was achieved in the 90th minute of the game by No Byeong-jun . In the Samsung-Hauzen-Cup the club was able to reach the 2nd place for the first time after 2000. The Champions League season, however, was rather disappointing. The Dragons were in a group consisting of the Thai representative Chonburi FC , the Australian representative Melbourne Victory and the Japanese representative, Gamba Osaka . In the group stage, the club won only one game and drew three times. In the end, they finished the group stage in third place behind Melbourne Victory.
In his second season as a trainer with the Dragons, he reached a remarkable 4th place in the league with the team. The cup season also went better. In their first round they met the semi-professional club Daejeon KHNP FC , which they defeated 2-1. Then you received Gangwon FC , which you could defeat 1-0. In the quarterfinals they played away at Suwon Samsung Bluewings . The game was lost, however, 3-0. In 2009 the club took part in the Peace Cup for the first time , but they did not get out of the group stage. In 2010, the club did not get beyond 10th place in the league. In the cup, however, the club was able to fight their way into the semi-finals before they lost 3-2 to Busan IPark FC . As in the previous year, the club did not get beyond the group stage in the league cup. At the end of 2010, the association announced that it would no longer employ Park Hang-seo beyond 2010. He was then replaced by Jeong Hae-seong .
In his first tenure as a coach, the club achieved a good 7th place in the league. However, there were no further successes. In the cup, the club failed again in the quarter-finals to the Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Even in the last edition of the League Cup, the club did not get beyond the group stage. 2012 was a difficult season for the club. In the league you only played in the lower part of the table. However, the club slipped from the 25th to the 29th game day on a relegation zone, which is why the club pulled the ripcord and Jeong Hae-seong was on leave. For him came interim Yun Deok-yeo . Yun Deok-yeo could not achieve any improvements either, which is why he was removed from his post at the end of the month. Ha Seok-ju was hired as the successor to coach . Under his leadership, the club was able to fight its way up to 11th place in the table. The cup season ended very early for the club. The club failed in the round of 16 against rivals Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors with 0: 1 and thus retired from the cup very early.
Ha Seok-ju also took over the management of the team for the 2013 season. However, most of the time under him they only played against relegation. In the end, the club finished four points ahead of the relegation place, in 10th place. In the cup, the club made it to the round of 16 before losing 3: 4 to Suwon FC . 2014 went much better: The club played for the championship round for the entire season. At the end of the regular season, however, the club was just in 7th place and thus they only qualified for the relegation round. The club finished the relegation round on a good 7th place. In the cup, however, things went badly. In their first lap they received the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors again, against which they lost 3-1 and were therefore thrown out in the 3rd main lap. At the end of 2014, the contract was no longer renewed, so Ha Seok-ju had to leave the club. For him came longtime former player No Sang-rae.
No Sang-rae Era (2015-2017)
In its premiere season, the club finished in regular season in 8th place, which is why they only qualified for the relegation round. The club played in the relegation round at no time against relegation and ended the season in 9th place. In the cup it went much better for the group of No Sang-rae. In their first round they had to compete at Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Suwon and won the game 4-3 on penalties. In the following round they had to compete in Chungju with the second division Chungju Hummel FC . They won the game with 4-1. In the quarter-finals, they met third division club Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dolphins FC. The club was able to win this game for itself. The game ended 1-0 for the Dragons. In the semifinals they finally met Incheon United . But they lost the game in extra time with 0-2. The 2016 season went significantly better than the previous seasons. After the end of the regular season, it was the first time since the introduction of this system on a championship round course. In the championship round, however, the club had no chance against their fellow competitors. They finished the season on a very good 5th place. During the championship round, however, No Sang-rae Co. was coach and Song Kyung-sub took over the coaching duties. At the end of the season, Song Kyung-sub joined Asan Mugunghwa FC and No Sang-rae returned to coach. In the cup, on the other hand, the club was able to advance to the quarter-finals before losing 3: 4 on penalties against FC Seoul .
In the following season, the club was stuck in the relegation battle until the last matchday. In the regular season, the season ended in 9th place - level on points with the relegation place 11. The relegation round, however, ended in 10th place - two points ahead of the relegation place. In the cup, the club was able to fight its way back to the quarter-finals. After defeating Jeonju FC 4-0 in the 4th main round, Daejeon Citizen FC were also able to beat 2-1. In the quarterfinals, they met Busan IPark, which they lost 3-1. After the end of the 2017 season, No Sang-rae was replaced by Yu Sang-cheol .
Present (since 2018)
Under Yu Sang-cheol, the relegation battle should be avoided this season. The club still played against relegation the entire season. From the 20th match day, the club was always on a relegation or relegation place. On August 16, 2018, the association pulled the rip cord and put Yu Sang-cheol on leave. For him came interim Kim In-wan . Kim In-wan, however, did not manage to turn things around either. At the end of the season, the club rose 8 points behind on the relegation place in the K League 2. In the cup, however, things went better. In their first round of the cup they were able to beat the Pohang Steelers 1-0. In the next round they received Chuncheon FC , which they could also beat 2-1. In the quarterfinals they received Asan Mugunghwa FC. The game ended 1-1, but the Dragons won 4-2 on penalties. In the semifinals, the eventual cup winner Daegu FC was received . The game ended 1: 2.
After the end of the season, the interim coach Kim In-wan was relieved of his duties. With Fabiano Soares , a new coach for the 2019 season was presented. For the 2019 season, the club announced promotion as a goal. The club played poorly despite high expectations. In the meantime, the club was last in the table. On July 27, Fabiano Soares had to leave the club. Interim manner took Jeon Kyeong-jun . Under him, the team stabilized and towards the end of the season the club was able to fight its way up to 6th place. In the cup, the club was eliminated very early. In their first round, they failed at home against league rivals Gwangju FC with 0: 1.
|season||league||K League play-off||FA Cup||League Cup||AFC Champions League||Trainer|
|1995||1||6th||-||-||-||Adidas Cup||8th.||Not qualified||1.||Jeong Byeong-tak|
|1996||1||7th||Korean FA Cup||Quarter finals||Adidas Cup||9.||1.
(-05.96) Huh Jung-moo (06.96-)
|1997||1||2.||Korean FA Cup||winner||Adidas Cup||2.||2.||Huh Jung-moo|
|1998||1||4th||Semi-finalist||Adidas Cup||Group stage||2.
(-09.98) Lee Hoe-taik (09.98-)
|Phillip Morris Cup||10.|
|1999||1||4th||Quarter finals||Adidas Cup||3.||Asian Cup : Finalist||3.||Lee Hoe-taik|
|South Korean Fire Cup||Group stage|
|2000||1||7th||Round of 16||Adidas Cup||3.||Not qualified|
|South Korean Fire Cup||2.|
|2001||1||8th.||Round of 16||Adidas Cup||Group stage|
|2002||1||5.||Quarter finals||Adidas Cup||Group stage|
|2004||1||4th||Quarter finals||Samsung Hauzen Cup||6th||4th||Lee Jang-su|
|2005||1||11.||Semi-finalist||Samsung Hauzen Cup||9.||5.||Huh Jung-moo|
|2006||1||6th||winner||Samsung Hauzen Cup||7th|
|2007||1||10.||winner||Samsung Hauzen Cup||Quarter finals||Group stage|
|2008||1||9.||Round of 16||Samsung Hauzen Cup||2.||Group stage||6th||Park hang-seo|
|2009||1||4th||Quarter finals||Peace Cup||Group stage||Not qualified|
|2010||1||10.||Semifinals||POSCO Cup||Group stage|
|2011||1||7th||Quarter finals||Rush and Cash Cup||Group stage||7th||Jeong Hae-seong|
|2012||1||11.||Round of 16||-||-||7.
(-8.12.) Yun Deok-yeo (08.12.) Ha Seok-ju (08.12.-)
|2013||1||10.||Round of 16||8th.||Ha Seok-ju|
|2014||1||7th||3rd main round|
(-10.16.) Song Kyung-sub (10.16.-)
|2017||1||10.||Quarter finals||11.||No Sang-rae|
(-8.18.) Kim In-wan (08.18.-)
|2019||2||6th||Not qualified||3rd main round||13.
Fabiano Soares (-27.07.) Jeon Kyeong-jun (27.07.-)
|2020||2||Round of 16||14th||Jeon Kyeong-jun|
The first team
As of March 1, 2020
|No.||player||nationality||With JDFC since|
|1||Jun-hyeok Park||Winter 2019|
|21st||Oh chan-shik||Winter 2020|
|29||Kim Byeong-yeob||Winter 2020|
|31||Shin Ji-hun||Winter 2020|
|2||Choi Hyo-jin||Winter 2015|
|3||Chan-yong park||Winter 2020|
|4th||Kim Jin-seong||Winter 2020|
|5||Ko Tae-won||Winter 2020|
|11||Lee Yu-hyeon||Winter 2017|
|12||Oh Hyeon-kyo||Winter 2020|
|16||Lee Hu-kwon||Winter 2019|
|23||Chu Jeong-ho||Winter 2020|
|30th||Lee Dong-il||Winter 2020|
|55||Ko Tae-won||Winter 2020|
|66||Kim Ju-won||Winter 2020|
|77||Lee Ji-nam||Winter 2015|
|86||Kwak Kwang-seon||Winter 2019|
|88||Choi Jeong-un||Winter 2020|
|6th||Hwang Ki-uk||Winter 2020|
|7th||In the Chang-kyun||Winter 2020|
|13||Kim Han-gil||Winter 2020|
|14th||Ahn Jae-hong||Winter 2020|
|19th||Choi Ik-jin||Winter 2020|
|20th||Jeong Ho-jin||Winter 2020|
|44||Kim Hyo-chan||Winter 2020|
|99||Kim Hyeon-uk||Winter 2020|
|8th||Lee Jong-ho||Winter 2020|
|17th||Ha Seung-un||Winter 2020|
|18th||Kim Bo-yong||Winter 2020|
|28||Jo Yun-hyeong||Winter 2020|
|34||In Chan-ul||Winter 2020|
As of March 1, 2020
|Current coaching staff|
|Choi Cheol-uh||Assistant coach|
|Kim Seong-hyeon||Physical trainer|
The second team
|Jeonnam Dragons FC II
전남 드래곤즈 FC 2 군
|Surname||Jeonnam Dragons FC II
전남 드래곤즈 FC 2 군
|Venue||Gwangyang test sports field|
|Head coach||Jeon Kyeong-jun|
The second team (colloquially and internally Jeonnam Dragons FC II ) is also a professional team and has played in the South Korean reserve league since 2000 . However, you could never celebrate great successes in the reserve league.
The 2nd team competed regularly in the R-League from 2000 to 2011. For example, they came in fourth in the 2008 season. In the 2009 season they narrowly failed in the championship games, as the team was only 3 points short. In 2010 the team reached only a bad 6 place with 8 teams in the relay. In 2011 they could improve again and they reached a good 4th place in the table, but again they just failed because of the championship games. In 2012 for the first time there was no second team for the R-League.
Even after the R-League was re-held in 2016, no second team competed in the competition. It was not until 2018 that the club entered the league for the first time after 2011 with a second team and they ended the season in a good fourth place. As a rule, the players who did not play in the first team were used in the 2nd team.
The home games are mostly played on the Gwangyang test sports field.
Note: There is no reliable information about the seasons before 2007.
|Gwangyang Football Stadium||Gwangyang City||1993||1995||Until now|
The fan scene consists of various active fan groups. The largest and most important Ultras group is the Winner Dragons Supporter Club for short, Winner Dragons SC Red. This group was founded in 1997. The group consists of about fifty active fans.
The POSCO derby is a derby that has existed since the Dragons first clashed with the Steelers in 1995. Both associations belong to the company POSCO, but in different subsidiaries. The derby is considered explosive for both clubs, as this derby is about higher prestige. Both fan camps are therefore considered to be enemies.
The Honam Derby is a derby between the Dragons and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. This derby is mainly a geographic and historical derby, as both clubs belong to the Honam region . The derby is therefore considered explosive. Both fan camps are also considered to be enemies with one another.
|Cup wins (3)|
- Official website (kor)
-  of the association on Naver.com (kor)
- Facebook page of the association
- Twitter account of the association
- Youtube account of the association
- http://www.besteleven.com/Country/news_01_view.asp?iBoard=6&iIDX=95295 Report about No Sang-rae renewed appointment as a coach
- http://news1.kr/articles/?3170282 Report of dismissal No Sang-rae
- http://www.newsis.com/view/?id=NISX20180816_0000391770&cID=10503&pID=10500 Report on the commitment of Yu Sang-cheol
- http://www.newsis.com/view/?id=NISX20180816_0000391770&cID=10503&pID=10500 Report on Yu Sang-cheol leave of absence
- Message about the descent
- Announcement about the club's goal for 2019
- Squad of the 2020 season
- https://www.dragons.co.kr/player/manager.php coaching staff