Seoul United FC

Seoul United FC
서울 유나이티드 FC
Full name Seoul United Football Club
서울 유나이티드 풋볼 클럽
Short name SUFC
Founded 2007
Ground Madeul Stadium
Ground Capacity 446
Owner South Korea Choi Dae-sung
Chairman South Korea Won Ho-in
Manager South Korea Choi Sang-kook
League South Korea K3 League
2016 Season  
Website Club home page

Seoul United FC (Korean: 서울 유나이티드 FC) is a South Korea amateur football club based in Seoul. It currently competes in the fourth tier of the South Korean football league system, the K3 League.



The movement to create Seoul United FC began in 2001, with Michael Atkinson and a group of supporters setting about bringing professional football back to the city of Seoul, following the K League's decision to relocate the then-capital clubs to other cities.

The movement suffered a setback at the end of 2003 when LG moved their Anyang LG Cheetahs club from Anyang to Seoul, becoming FC Seoul and taking up residence at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Despite this, the fan push continued and the establishment of the K3 League in 2007 gave a realistic opportunity for involvement in the league set-up. Two amateur sides, Good Bu&Bu (Good Friend) and Youngseo FC (Jin Seoul), were merged to create the new club and the home venue of Seoul Olympic Stadium was chosen. For the 2010 season the team moved to Hyochang Stadium in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. In 2011 the team relocated again to the smaller Madeul Stadium in Nowon-gu, Seoul.

Entry into the league system

The club's first ever match was played on April 21, 2007, a 2–2 home draw with Changwon Dudae FC.

The inaugural K3-League season ended with the club clinching the first ever K3 League title after a 3–0 aggregate victory over Hwasung Sinwoo Electronics in the championship playoffs.


Seoul United currently has agreements with Dr.Son Football Academy to support the players in professional development,[1] and with the social development company, CrazyFootball, to support the team's youth academy.[2]

At the beginning of 2015, the club announced a partnership with FC Ryukyu.[3] A friendly match between the clubs at Madeul Stadium was arranged for the 1st of March 2015. This agreement marked the first partnership between clubs of the lowest league in Korea and Japan.

Managerial Changes

In the closing weeks of 2014 it was announced that Choi Sang-Kook would take over as the 9th manager of the club. He is a former K-League striker with the interesting destination of having a Doctorate in Football.[4]

Team Colours

The team plays in black and white thick striped shirt, black shorts and white socks.


K3 League

Season by season records

Season Teams Challengers League Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts League Cup FA Cup Manager
2007 10 Champions 18 10 7 1 42 18 +24 37     Im Geun-Jae
2008 16 5th Overall 29 14 6 9 63 47 +16 48   Prelim Round 3 Im Geun-Jae
2009 17 13th 32 11 7 14 70 56 +14 40   Prelim Round 3 Lee Chang-Hwan
2010 18 6th in Group B 25 10 8 7 45 29 +16 38   DNP Kim Gang-Nam
2011 16 2nd in Group B 22 15 4 3 72 25 +47 49   Prelim Round 1 From Jul, Im Geun-Jae
2012 18 3rd in Group A 16 11 1 4 48 17 +31 34   Prelim Round 1 Jan–Jul, Bae Hyeong-Ryeol; Jul–Dec, Yun Pyo-Ho
2013 18 5th in Group B 16 8 3 5 38 31 +7 27   Prelim Round 1 Kim Chang-Gyeom
2014 18 7th in Group A 25 6 4 15 28 52 -24 22   Prelim Round 1 Yu Gi-Heung
2015 18 8th in Group B 25 6 4 15 52 58 -6 22   Prelim Round 2 Choi Sang-Kook

*The 2008–2010 seasons might not be correct. Different source show variations in results.Verification needed.


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