South Korea - List of Champions


See the file on the All Joseon Football Championship for data prior to World War II.

Amateur Adult Football Conference

NB: main competition in Korea until the creation of the professional
    league; continued for nearly two decades afterwards until turning
    into a qualifier for the Korean FA Cup in 2001

     champions                        runners-up
1946 Jo-il Brewery                    College of Commerce
1947 Jo-il Brewery                    Songkyunkwan University
1948 Yonhee University                Songkyunkwan University
1949 Joseon Dockyard                  Yonhee University
1950   cancelled due to the Korean War	
1951 Joseon Construction              Korean Air Force
1952   cancelled due to the Korean War	
1953 Quartermaster Corps              Marine Corps
1954 Military Police                  Army Special Forces College
1955   competition result declared invalid
1956 Quartermaster Corps              Military Police
1957 CIC                              Marine Corps
1958 Quartermaster Corps              Marine Corps
1959 Army Special Forces College      Marine Corps and Military Police
1960 Army Special Forces College      Quartermaster Corps
1961 Kyunghee University              Military Police
1962 Korea Electric Power             Korea Tungsten
1963 Korea University                 Quartermaster Corps
1964 Coal Mining Company              Korea Electric Power
1965 Korea Electric Power             Keumseong Textile
1966 Jae-il Fabric                    Jungang University
1967 Jae-il Fabric                    Korea Electric Power
1968 Sunshine                         Korean Tungsten
1969 Korean Army                      Marine Corps
1970 Korean Army                      Korea Housing & Commercial Bank
1971 Korea University                 Korea Housing & Commercial Bank
1972   cancelled
1973 Korean Navy and Chohung Bank (shared)                          
1974 Korea University                 Yonsei University
1975 Korean Army                      Korea University
1976 Korea University                 Korean Air Force
1977 Konkuk University                POSCO
1978 Kookmin Bank                     Jungang University
1979 Loyalty                          Myeongji University
1980 Seoul City Hall                  Korea Electric Power
1981 Konkuk University                Korea University
1982 Seoul City Hall                  Korea Electric Power
1983 Hanyang University               Seoul Trust Bank
1984 Yonsei University                Jungang University
1985 Korea University                 POSCO
1986 Seoul City Hall                  Aju University
1987 Songkyunkwan University          Yonsei University
1988 Lucky-Goldstar                   Daewoo
1989 Daewoo                           Hyundai
1990 Daewoo                           Incheon University
1991 Industrial Bank                  Hallelujah
1992 Hanyang University           0-0 Daegu University            [3-2 pen]
1993 Industrial Bank                  Daegu University
1994 E-Land                           Hallelujah
1995 E-Land                           Hallelujah
1996 Sangmu                           E-Land
1997 Hanil Life Insurance             Hallelujah
1998 Hanil Life Insurance             Hallelujah
1999 Aju University                   Ulsan Hyundai
2000 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard            Korea National Railroad
2001   competition merged into the opening rounds of the Korean FA Cup
       after creation of K2-League

National Semi-Professional Football League 

NB: created in 1964; in most years, two competitions were contested, one in spring and
    one in autumn; teams finishing equal on points were usually not separated resulting
    in a fairly large number of shared titles.  After the creation of the professional
    league in 1983, it continued as a de facto second level league (without promotion or
    relegation) until 2002, when an official second level was created.

Year  Season  Winner                                 Runners-Up 
1964  Spring    shared: Keumseong Textile Company FC, Cheil Industries FC
      Autumn  Keumseong Textile Company FC           Korea Tungsten Company FC  
1965  Spring    shared: Keumseong Textile Company FC, Korea Tungsten Company FC, Korea Electric Power Corporation FC 
      Autumn  Korea Tungsten Company FC              Korea Coal Corporation FC  
1966  Spring  Seoul Police Department FC             Korea Electric Power Corporation FC  
      Autumn    shared: Korea Tungsten Company FC, Seoul Police Department FC
1967  Spring  National Police Department FC          Ssangyong Cement FC  
      Autumn  Korea Electric Power Corporation FC    Cheil Industries FC  
1968  Spring  Korea Tungsten Company FC              Korea Electric Power Corporation FC  
      Autumn    shared: Cheil Industries FC, Army Logistics Command FC
1969  1st     Korea Electric Power Corporation FC    Korea Tungsten Company FC  
      2nd       not known  
1970  Spring  Cheil Industries FC                    Korea Tungsten Company FC  
      Autumn  Chohung Bank FC                        Korea Trust Bank FC  
1971  Spring  Korea Trust Bank FC                    Korea Exchange Bank FC and Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC
      Autumn  Marine Corps FC                        Korea Trust Bank FC and Chohung Bank FC
1972  Spring  Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC     Marine Corps FC  
      Autumn  Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC     Marine Corps FC  
1973  Spring  Marine Corps FC                        Kookmin Bank FC  
      Autumn  Korea Trust Bank FC                    Army FC  
1974  Spring  Chohung Bank FC                        Army FC  
      Autumn    shared: Commercial Bank of Korea FC, Army FC
1975  Spring  POSCO FC                               Army FC  
      Autumn  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Korea Automobile Insurance Company FC  
1976  Spring    shared: Korea Exchange Bank FC, Korea Trust Bank FC
      Autumn    not contested
1977          Army FC                                POSCO FC  
1978  Spring    shared: Seoul FC, Navy FC
      Autumn  Korea Automobile Insurance FC          Seoul FC  
1979  Spring  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Army Chungeui FC  
      Autumn    not contested
1980  Spring    shared: Seoul FC, Army Chungeui FC
      Autumn    shared: Korea Automobile Insurance FC, Air Force Seongmu FC
1981  Spring  Daewoo FC                              Navy Haeryong FC  
      Autumn  POSCO                                  Army Chungeui FC  
1982          POSCO FC                               Kookmin Bank FC                     
1983          Hanil Bank FC                          Ungbi FC                           
1984          Sangmu FC                              Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC   
1985  Spring  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Kookmin Bank FC  
      Autumn  Seoul FC                               Seoul Trust Bank  
1986  Spring  Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC     Hyundai (semi-professional)  
      Autumn  POSCO FC (semi-professional)           Hallelujah FC  
1987  Spring  Hanil Bank FC                          Hallelujah FC  
      Autumn  Kookmin Bank FC                        Sangmu FC  
1988  1st     Seoul FC                               Industrial Bank of Korea FC  
      2nd     POSCO FC (semi-professional)           Commercial Bank of Korea FC 
1989  1st     Industrial Bank of Korea FC            POSCO FC (semi-professional)        
      2nd     Seoul FC                               Korea First Bank FC                 
1990  Spring  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC  
      Autumn    shared: Industrial Bank of Korea FC, Hallelujah FC
1991  Spring  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Hallelujah FC  
      Autumn  Sangmu FC                              Kookmin Bank FC  
1992  Spring  Sangmu FC                              Hallelujah FC  
      Autumn  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Korea Electric Power Corporation FC  
1993  Spring  Hallelujah FC                          Sangmu FC  
      Autumn  Korea Electric Power Corporation FC    Hallelujah FC  
1994  Spring  Sangmu FC                              Industrial Bank of Korea FC  
      Autumn  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC  
1995  Spring  E-Land Puma FC                         Hallelujah FC  
      Autumn  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            Korail FC  
1996  Spring  E-Land Puma FC                         Kookmin Bank FC  
      Autumn  Sangmu FC                              Korea Electric Power Corporation FC  
1997  Spring  Industrial Bank of Korea FC            E-Land Puma FC  
      Autumn  Sangmu FC                              Hanil Life Insurance FC  
1998  Spring  Korea Housing & Commercial Bank FC     Hanil Life Insurance FC  
      Autumn  Sangmu FC                              Police FC  
1999  Spring  Hyundai Mipo Dockyard FC               Sangmu FC  
      Autumn  Sangmu FC                              Korail FC  
2000  Spring  Korail FC                              Sangmu FC                      
      Autumn  Hyundai Mipo Dockyard FC               Gangneung City FC  
2001  Spring  Kookmin Bank FC                        Police FC  
      Autumn  Hyundai Mipo Dockyard FC               Police FC  
2002  Spring  Sangmu FC                              Hyundai Mipo Dockyard FC  
      Autumn  Police FC                              Gangneung City FC

professional league (K-League)

     champions                        (current name if different)
1983 Hallelujah
1984 Daewoo Royals                    (Busan I'Park)
1985 Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso           (FC Seoul)
1986 POSCO Atoms                      (Pohang Steelers)
1987 Daewoo Royals                    (Busan I'Park)
1988 POSCO Atoms                      (Pohang Steelers)
1989 Yukong Elephants                 (Jeju United)
1990 Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso           (FC Seoul)
1991 Daewoo Royals                    (Busan I'Park)
1992 POSCO Atoms                      (Pohang Steelers)
1993 Ilhwa Chunma                     (Seongnam FC)
1994 Ilhwa Chunma                     (Seongnam FC)
1995 Ilhwa Chunma                     (Seongnam FC)
1996 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
1997 Pusan Daewoo Royals              (Busan I'Park)
1998 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
1999 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2000 Anyang LG Cheetahs               (FC Seoul)
2001 Songnam Ilhwa Chunma             (Seongnam FC)
2002 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma            (Seongnam FC)
2003 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma            (Seongnam FC)
2004 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2005 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i  
2006 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma            (Seongnam FC)
2007 Pohang Steelers
2008 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2009 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors    
2010 FC Seoul            
2011 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors    
2012 FC Seoul     
2013 Pohang Steelers
2014 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors    
2015 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors    
2016 FC Seoul     
2017 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   
2018 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   
2019 

Number of (professional) Championships (36)

7 Seongnam FC             (1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006)

6 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  FC Seoul                (1985, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2012, 2016)

5 Pohang Steelers         (1986, 1988, 1992, 2007, 2013)

4 Busan I'Park            (1984, 1987, 1991, 1997)
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1998, 1999, 2004, 2008)

2 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i  (1996, 2005)

1 Hallelujah              (1983)
  Jeju United             (1989)


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